Woodbury County

S/Sgt. Harley F. Cook

 

 
 

 

BECOMES CORPORAL
Private Harley Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook of Hornick, recently was promoted to the rank of technical corporal.  He has been in the Army since April and is stationed at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, July 24, 1942

BECOMES SERGEANT   
Harley F. Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook of Hornick, has been promoted to the rank of sergeant at Camp Edwards, Massachusetts.  He is a graduate of the Army cooking school there.  He entered the Army in April.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, August 12, 1942

SERGEANT HARLEY F. COOK has arrived safely overseas, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook of Hornick have been notified.

Source:  The Sioux City Journal, unknown date

HORNICK, IA.—Sergeant Harley Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook of Hornick, is in a British hospital in north Africa, where he underwent a major operation, he informed his parents.  He returned to Africa from Sicily.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, September 15, 1943

IOWANS TOGETHER IN BIG CAMPAIGNS; NOW RELEASED


Sgt. Harley Cook, Hornick, Ia.; Cpl. Archie Pry, Danbury, Ia., and Cpl. Henry Westphal, Cushing, Ia., pictured above, left to right, have arrived home after serving together in the Army for 42 months.  The men entered the Army together on April 22, 1942, and were together through the campaigns in Africa, Sicily, Salerno, Anzio, France, Germany and Austria, while they were serving with the 36th engineers.  All three have now been given discharges under the point system.

S. Sgt. Cook, son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cook, had 115 points, eight battle stars and the good conduct medal; Cpl. Pry, son of Clarence Pry, had 116 points, eight battle stars and the good conduct medal; and Cpl. Westphal, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Westphal, had 120 points, eight battle stars, the purple heart and the good conduct medal. 

Source: The Sioux City Journal, September 30, 1945 (photo included)