William Edward Cook

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Marine Corps

HOMETOWN
Cleburne, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A STAFF SERGEANT IN A PLATOON OF COMPANY K, THIRD BATTALION, SECOND MARINES, SECOND MARINE DIVISION, DURING OPERATIONS AGAINST ENEMY JAPANESE FORCES ON SAIPAN, MARIANA ISLANDS IN 1944. AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL FOR GALLANTRY IN ACTION AND THE PURPLE HEART.