NAME
Kenneth LaVerne Cox
NICKNAME
MCSN
279847
HOME OF RECORD
1316 6th Street, Fairbury, NE
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Lindsey Jewel Cox
DATE OF BIRTH
April 29, 1920
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 16, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
May 6, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
A/1/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Private Cox participated in the defense of Corregidor. On the night of 5 May 1942, Japanese forces landed on the island and overwhelmed the Marine garrison, which surrendered at 1200 hours the following day.
Cox was determined to have been killed in action on 6 May 1942.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Fairbury Cemetery, NE
Manila American Cemetery

Biography:
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Articles and Records:


Prisoner of War and Missing Persons Detachment, HQ USMC, February 1943. The asterisk amended the date of death to 6 May 1942, however the erroneous date must have been reported to Cox’s family as evidenced by his gravestone in Nebraska.

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3 thoughts on “Kenneth L. Cox

  1. Comment from Jeff Falk
    25 November 2012

    Kenneth Cox was my uncle. But I never met him. In my grandmother’s house in Nebraska there was a photo of him dressed up in his uniform. He was smiling and looked happy. As a child the stories about him seemed mythical. I knew he had lived but he always “out there” somewhere. That you posted this about him means a lot to me. More than I can say. Most all of my relatives from my childhood days are long gone. To read about this man after all these years is both comfort and closure. Thank you so much. Jeff Falk Phoenix

    1. Reply on 27 November 2012

      Hi Jeff – thank you for writing, I’m glad this entry meant so much to you. I’m sorry I couldn’t provide many more specifics, but will have another run through my records and see if I can find any more information for you. If you have any questions or anything in particular you’d like me to look up, please send me an email at webmaster@ablecompany24.com and I’ll be happy to oblige.

      Cheers,
      Geoff

  2. Comment from Cindy Lisi
    11 December 2014

    My name is Cindy Orchard Lisi and I am the daughter of Carolyn Cox Orchard. Carolyn Cox is the sister of Kenneth LaVerne Cox. I remember going to visit my grandparents and I remember seeing Kenny’s picture in the bedroom I slept in at 1316 6th Street, Fairbury Nebraska. I have heard a lot of stories about Kenny and I wish I had the opportunity to meet him. From the stories about Kenny that I have heard through the family, he was a very handsome, courageous man who died at an early age. I am very proud of him and my mother, Carolyn, has a monument dedicated in his honor. Thank you for posting this as now I know the true story of my Uncle Kenny.

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