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First Name: Nathan

Last Name: Cook

Birthplace: Hersey, MI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: E.

Date of Birth: 10 October 1885

Date of Death: 10 September 1992

Rank or Rate: Lieutenant

Years Served:
Nathan E. Cook

•  Spanish-American War (1898)
•  Boxer Rebellion (1899 - 1901)
•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  Mexican Expedition (1916 - 1917)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Nathan E. Cook
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy

Nathan E. Cook was born on 10 October 1885 in Hersey, MI.

Cook enlisted in the U.S. Navy at Kansas City, MO, on 9 April 1901. He was assigned as a cabin boy on the USS Pensacola. He served his country for forty-four years and retired from the Navy in 1947 as a Lieutenant.

During his service, he saw action in the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Philippine Insurrection, clashes along the U.S.-Mexican border. He commanded a sub chaser in World War I which sank two German U-boats. He also fought in World War II and was stationed in Haiti and Panama.

At 106 years of age he became the oldest veteran and the last survivor of the Spanish American War. He passed away in Phoenix where he was residing in the Veteran Medical Center.

Death and Burial

Lieutenant Nathan E. Cook died on 10 September 1992 in Phoenix, AZ. He is buried at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona in Phoenix, AZ.

Honoree ID: 2372   Created by: MHOH




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