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First Name: Thomas

Last Name: Cooksey

Birthplace: Midlothian, TX, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Lamesa, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 10 January 1895

Date of Death: 21 March 1973

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served: 1917-1919
Thomas Larkin Cooksey

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


Thomas Larkin Cooksey

Sergeant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 37 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Sergeant Thomas Larkin Cooksey (ASN: 2239613), United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 315th Train Headquarters & Military Police, 90th Division, A.E.F., near Cantigny-Devant-Sassey, France, 5 November 1918.
During a very heavy attack in the vicinity of his post, where artillery fire and aircraft machine-gun fire had created a most confusing situation, Sergeant Cooksey calmly directed traffic, aided wounded, and removed obstructions, thereby preventing wild disorder. He assisted the drivers of ammunition trucks getting their machines to places of safety.

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316039   Created by: drjones46




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