Marion Bruce Cox was born 25 May 1925
He was killed in action March 5, 1945 in Germany
Buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

Staff Sergeant
255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division, Company B
Enlisted on August 19, 1943 in Fort Oglethorpe, GA
Attended Knoxville High School

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 24, 1945
Telegrams reporting her youngest son, Staff Sgt. Marion B. (Bruce)  Cox, missing in action and then killed in action March 4 in Germany arrived within three hours of each other yesterday to Mrs. Hannah Louise Rose, 123 Ingersoll Avenue. Mrs. Rose’s husband, T.A. Rose, died last thurday. In service 18 months, the 19-year-old sergeant has been overseas since last December. He was a KHS graduate and a member of Broadway Baptist Church. Surviving, besides his mother are his father, R.V. Cox, Route 15, Fountain City; a sister, Miss Cora Cox, Knoxville; and five brothers, Seaman Howard E. Cox, San Diego, Electrician’s Mate Third Class Paul A. Cox, Guadalcanal, Paris S., Robert V. and J. Blake Cox, Knoxville.
Before entering service, Sgt. Cox was employed by Park Truck and Equipment Company.

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 25 May 1925
  • Date of death: 5 March 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 255th Infantry Regiment, 63rd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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