Cerro Gordo County

Pvt. George H. Cook Jr.

 

 

 

HERE and THERE

Dougherty – Pvt. George Cook, Jr., stationed in Camp Hood, Tex., is home on a 7-day furlough.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Thursday, March 01, 1945, Page 10

HERE and THERE

Dougherty – Mr. and Mrs. George Cook and daughter, Marilyn, left for Fort Ord, Cal., to see Pfc. George Cook, Jr. before he goes overseas.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Thursday, March 29, 1945, Page 7

HERE and THERE

Dougherty – Mr. and Mrs. George Cook, Sr., received their first letter from their son, Pfc. George Cook, Jr., telling of his landing in the Philippines.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Wednesday, May 16, 1945, Page 6

DOUGHERTY GI DIES IN ACTION

Dougherty – Mr. and Mrs. George Cook, Sr., received word that their only son, Pvt. George Cook, jr., 18, was killed in action on Luzon May 19. He was in action but 16 days.

Besides his parents he leaves a sister, Marilyn.

The young soldier received his training in Camp Hood, Texas, and Camp Roberts, Cal. He was a graduate of the Greene high school.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Tuesday, June 05, 1945, Page 4

Killed on Luzon

Pfc. George H. Cook, Jr., 18, son of Mrs. and Mrs. George Cook, Sr. of Dougherty, died in the Philippines May 19 after being in action but 16 days. He was with the infantry. Besides his parents he leaves a sister, Marilyn.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Thursday, June 07, 1945, Page 7 (photo included)

Pvt. Cook Memorial Service
at West Fork Church Sunday

To Be Conducted at 2:30 P. M.
With Pastor and Legion in Charge

Dougherty – Memorial services for Pvt. George Cook, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cook, Sr., who was killed in action on Luzon on May 19, will be held at West Fork Evangelical church Sunday afternoon at 2:30, conducted by Park Miller, pastor, and Breslin-Hogan American Legion post No. 354 of Dougherty. The church is located 4 miles south and 4 miles west of Dougherty.

Pvt. Cook was born in Chicago, Ill, on Sept. 5, 1926. He was graduated from the Greene high school in 1944. At the time of entering the service in Oct., 1944, he was associated with his father in the Tyden Feed and Livestock.

After 15 weeks of basic training at South Camp Hood, Tex., he was home on a 10-day delayed furlough enroute to Fort Ord, Cal., where he was stationed for 3 weeks before being shipped overseas. He was serving with Company B of the 152nd infantry regiment of the 38th division and had been in action 16 days when he met his death.

Besides his parents he is survived by his sister, Marilyn.

Source: The Globe-Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Wednesday, July 18, 1945, Page 8