Tuesday, November 22, 2016

SSG Warren Carlisle Cook

SSG Warren Carlisle Cook was born 23 Jan 1917 in Pike County, Georgia to Benjamin Franklin and Pearl Eugenia (Bloodworth) Cook.  The family farmed to support themselves.  Warren was the baby of the family being born 8 years after the next youngest child. 

Warren enlisted in the regular army at Pope Field, Fort Bragg, North Carolina for 3 years on 18 May 1939.  We are unclear how, but he was assigned to L Company 116th Infantry before D-Day and made the landing with L Company.  He was reported as wounded on 8 Jun 1944 and evacuated to hospital.  He returned was dropped from the rolls on 21 Jun 1944.  On 21 Oct 1944 he returned to the unit from the replacement depot.  He may have been in hospital all that time or assigned to other duties in other units.  On 21 Nov 1944 he was wounded again and again evacuated to the hospital.  He died of wounds on 22 Nov 1944. 

SSG Cook was returned to the U.S. in 1948 and is buried in Rehoboth Baptist Church Cemetery in Griffin, Georgia together with his parents.

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