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Cary Cox

I am looking for information about Cary Cox. I believe he was with the 99th Division in Europe during WWII. He was killed shortly after the bridge at Remagen was secured. Family lore has it that he and some others were on the eastern side of the Rhine doing cleanup/mop-up patrol when he was shot and killed. The date of his death is sometime in early March 1945.

Cox was originally from Greenwood MS. By all accounts he was a most likable fellow and one who showed some leadership initiative. He had a twin brother, Calvin Cox, who was my wife's father.

Calvin had three children after the war, all of them girls. He was determined to name someone after his twin brother, who had been killed. Thus, my wife got the name Carey.

Calvin and his younger brother, James, also served in WWII in France and Germany. Both received the Bronze Star and other medals for their service to our country.

I know this is a bit of a long shot, but I wonder if you could steer me to anyone who might have records that could help us get better information about Cary's unit and their history during the war. Eventually, I hope to be able to get in touch with anyone who might remember Cary.

Jeff Coghill

American Embassy-TSA

PSC 82 Box 002

APO AE 09710