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134th Infantry Regiment

"All Hell Can't Stop Us"

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S/Sgt Orville J. Cox

Company D

S/Sgt Orville J Cox

Silver Star Medal
Silver Star Medal
Staff Sergeant Orville J. Cox, 15083365, Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry in action in the Vire River sector, France, 30 July 1944.  When an enemy machine gun pinned down his company and a section of an adjoining unit, Sergeant Cox and another enlisted man voluntarily undertook to envelop the enemy position with a machine gun.  During his endeavor to destroy the enemy gun, he discovered a nearby farmhouse to be occupied by the enemy, directed his fire upon the dwelling and killed or wounded ten of the enemy and routed the remainder.  He then crept to his original objective and destroyed the enemy machine gun with hand grenades.  The intrepid action of Sergeant Cox, his gallantry in action and devotion to duty are in accord with the highest military traditions.  Entered military service from Indiana.
General Orders 37, Headquarters 35th Infantry Division, 27 September 1944

Purple Heart Medal

Wounded in Action - September 21, 1944

S/Sgt Orville J. Cox landed at Omaha Beach with the 134th Infantry Regiment on July 6, 1944 and served as a section leader in Company D. He was seriosly wounded in action on September 21, 1944 near Nancy, France. S/Sgt Cox passed away April 10, 2008.

Thanks to Richard Cox for the picture of his father. He is the oldest son of S/Sgt. Cox.

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