WW II - COOK, LESLIE E

Cook, Leslie E

WW II - COOK, LESLIE EDWARD
COOK, LESLIE EDWARD

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: Headquarters & Service Troop, 36th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 11th Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Awards: Purple Heart Medal

Entered service: 12-Mar-1943

Enlisted: Camp Croft, South Carolina

Enlisted by: Selectees (Enlisted Men)

Date of birth: 3-Dec-1924

Hometown: Guilford County, North Carolina

Marital status: Single, with dependents. Parents: Gurney Francis White Cook, Alice Melinda [Vestal] Cook

Campaign: World War II

Date of casualty: 3-Apr-1945

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Killed in action.
Leslie E Cook was killed when the jeep in which he was riding was hit by anti-tank shell.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
PFC Leslie E Cook
2LT Frank D Osborne

Location of fatality: Sandrup, Germany

Place of interment: Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Liege, Belgium

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