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.


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