Cerro Gordo County

Cpl. Warren H. Cox
-Killed at Manila
Mason City Globe-Gazette, April 27, 1945 (Service Photo)




Returns To Camp

Iowa Falls – Cpl. Warren H. Cox has returned to Camp Cooke, Cal, after a furlough with his wife at Mason City and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Cox, in Iowa Falls. Corporal Cox is a half track driver in the armed field artillery.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Friday, March 10, 1944, Page 5


Cpl. Warren H. Cox has left for Fort Lewis, Wash., after a 15-day furlough here and with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hill Cox, at Iowa Falls. His wife who has been with him at Fort Lewis will remain at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Parsons, 1705 Delaware, N. E., for the duration.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Monday, August 28, 1944, Page 4

Cpl. Warren H. Cox Was Killed in Action
on Luzon on Feb. 11

Mrs. Warren Cox, who makes her home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Parsons, 1750 Delaware N. E., has received word from the war department that her husband, Cpl. Warren H. Cox, 24, was killed in action on Luzon, P. I., on Feb. 11.

The son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Cox, Iowa Falls, Cpl. Cox had entered the service from there in Nov., 1942. He had been overseas since last October.

Mrs. Cox was Viola Parsons before her marriage to Cpl. Cox.

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Thursday, March 08, 1945, Page 15

In Presentation of Tokens
At Memorial Service


Pictured here are the next of kin of servicemen honored at the 9th joint public memorial service held at Music hall Sunday afternoon. They were present to receive the U. S. burial flags and Gold Star citation scrolls presented by the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars. The Rev. Paul Peterson of the Wesley Methodist church gave the eulogy.

Lt. Col. Arthur T. Lobdell of the 7th service command was in attendance to present the bronze star medal to Mrs. John J. Vician, a posthumous award for her husband, Capt. Vician.

Left to right are: Mrs. Viola Cox, wife of Warren H. Cox; Mrs. Frances Amos, wife of J. B. Amos, with children John and Judy; Miss Marjorie Horrman, sister of Richard Horrman; Mrs. Vician and Judy; Lt. Col. Arthur T. Lobdell; Mrs. Elizabeth Polacek, mother of Capt. Vician; Mrs. August Horrman and Mr. Horrman, parents of Richard; and Mrs. Gilbert, mother of Nolan M. Gilbert.

Not pictured, but present to receive the flag was Mrs. Madeline Bracklein, mother of William C. Bracklein.

Mr. Peterson centered his talk around 2 lines of verse from Emerson:

“’Tis man’s perdition to be safe
When for the truth he ought to die.”

“I didn’t know any of these 5 boys personally,” said Mr. Peterson, “but I venture that 2 things dominated them: They didn’t want safety, and for the truth of a world democracy they were willing ‘to give’ their lives. Three things made them heroes: They didn’t play safe; they died for a cause; and they have their immortality . . . that which motivated their lives, lives on.”

Councilman Adrian Hart, in the absence of Mayor Howard E. Bruce, who was unable to be present, read a letter of condolence from the city. It said in part: “It is only fitting that we this day dedicate our lives to comforting and aiding their loved ones, and strive to the utmost to establish a lasting peace – for the future generations – this a tribute to our departed members.”

Mrs. Carl H. Carlson played “Largo” by Handel at the opening of the program. Mrs. Peterson sang “Prayer” by Guion and “There Is No Death” by O’Hara, with Mrs. Carlson accompanying.

The honor guard at the soldier’s shrine and the firing squad were from Company E of the state guard under the command of Capt. Leslie R. Whipple, Participating were 2nd Lt. George C. Mathews, T/Sgt. Dale E. Hyde, T/Sgt. William Cooper, S/Sgt. Carol Schultz, Sgt. Ralph D. Rowley, Cpl. Resser Adams, T/5 Terold T. Tilton, Pfc. Robert Patton, Pvt. Constantine Kregotis and Pvt. J. H. Niederheiser. Bill Nicholas played taps.

The program was under the direction of the American Legion and the V. F. W. with Nick Degen, commander of the V. F. W., presiding. All patriotic organizations participated with their colors. (Lock photo, Kayenay engraving.)

Source: The Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa, Monday, April 30, 1945, Page 11 (photo included)