Howard Cokonougher Receives Purple Heart

WWII

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Ralph Cokonougher

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The Cokonougher family lived on Wisecup Hill in Buckskin Township, in Ross County, Ohio. Besides Bill (1922-1984), two other sons, John and Cecil, also served in World War II.

 

 

HEADQUARTERS 1ST CAVALRY DIVISION
OFFICE OF THE COMMANDING GENERAL
A. P. O. 201
 

13 May 1945

Mrs. Amelia J. Cokonougher
Route # 1
Lyndon, Ohio
 

Dear Mrs. Cokonougher:

I have recently had the privilege of awarding your son, Private First Class Howard W. Cokonougher, Troop E, 8th Cavalry Regiment, the Order of the Purple Heart.

The Order of the Purple Heart is given to those members of the armed forces who have sustained wounds during combat, and is a mark of the esteem which the United States holds for these men.

His comrades and I have watched his recovery, and we are sure that you will share with us the pride we feel for his services to his country.

Sincerely,
S/Hugh Hoffman
HUGH HOFFMAN
Brigadier General
U.S. Army, Commanding