Reviewing Records – W. “Bill” E. Cox

After finding the enlistment records of one of my other ancestors, it encouraged me to look at records I found many years ago.  April 21, 1999 I sent a request to the National Archives and Records Administration, for the military records of W.E. Cox.  I used Standard Form 180, “Request Pertaining to Military Records”.  I provided his full name, social security number, DOB (Date of Birth), Branch of Service, Dates of Service and Service Number. (I belive that I found this information from his DD-214 (Discharge Papers).  He had served in the U.S Army and U.S. Navy.

I received his Naval Honorable Discharge certificate, which showed his Rate and Rank, date and place of discharge.   From the Army I received his 2 page DD-214 which showed how much time he served, service medals awarded. His decorations were

  • Korean Service Ribbon
  • Bronze Service Star
  • Occupation Medal
  • Combat Infantry Badge
  • United Nations Service Medal
  • National Defense Service Medal

His most significant duty assignment was – KC 7th Inf Regt. (I would like to find out more about this regiment.)

I need to place this information within the timeline I have for him and also try to locate the addresses for his residence at the time of his enlistment and discharge. This will help me put some things in context and also show me where he was living.

Anna Mae’s Oldest Grand-baby

Nichelle ~

A Picture of "Bill", as he was affectionately called by his wife in the 1970's.
A Picture of “Bill”, as he was affectionately called by his wife in the 1970’s.

 

Advertisements

Author: nichellemhayes

I am a part-time blogger and a full time observer of people and culture. I have been researching my family history for over 20 years. I previously served as President and President-Elect (Vice-President) of one the local genealogy groups. I’ve conducted genealogy lectures and training's for corporate organizations and family history centers. I have researched my maternal and paternal sides going back 7 generations. With all that work, there is still more to discover. My genealogical goals for 2014 are to submit to libraries and history centers, family history books covering several of my family lines. I am available for consultation.

2 thoughts on “Reviewing Records – W. “Bill” E. Cox”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s