Monroe Howard Cox was born 17 March 1914
Buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN

Assigned to the 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion and Killed in Action on October 21, 1944.

The Knoxville Journal, November 7, 1944
Cpl. M. Howard Cox, 30, former Knoxville contractor, was killed in action in France Oct. 21, his mother, Lona Cox, 986 Luttrell Street, was notified by the War Department Saturday. Corporal Cox was a member of the 813th Tank Destroyer Division. He served through the African invasion assault and had been sent back to England for additional training and instructions. Following the invasion of France his tank division was sent into France. He was a graduate of Knoxville High School and after leaving school he was associated with his father, Walter A. Cox, 1015 Market Street, in the contracting business. In addtion to the parents, survivors are a brother, Ralph P. Cox, and a sister, Mrs. Pauline McNeely, all of Knoxville.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 17 March 1914
  • Date of death: 21 October 1944
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 813th Tank Destroyer Battalion
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Middle Panel
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