Conflict Period:
World War II 1
Army 1
1915 1
Oklahoma 1

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James T Coker 1
Level of Education: 3 years of college 1
Marital Status: Married 1
1915 1
Oklahoma 1
Place: Bryan County, Oklahoma 1

World War II 1

Army 1
Enlistment Date:
16 Sep 1940 1
Army Branch:
Infantry 1
Army Component:
National Guard (Officers, Warrant Officers, and Enlisted Men) 1
Army Serial Number:
20827469 1
Enlistment Place:
Durant Oklahoma 1
Source of Army Personnel:
National Guard 1
Unskilled occupations in printing and publishing, n.e.c. 1
Race or Ethnicity:
White 1
Source Information:
Box Number: 0364 1
Film Reel Number: 3.85 1

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COKER, JAMES T. (MIA-KIA) Distinguished Service Cross Synopsis: The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to James T. Coker (0-405391), First Lieutenant (Infantry), U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy while serving with Company F, 127th Infantry Regiment, 32d Infantry Division, in action against enemy forces on 8 January 1943, at Tarakena, New Guinea. First Lieutenant Coker's intrepid actions, personal bravery and zealous devotion to duty at the cost of his life, exemplify the highest traditions of the military forces of the United States and reflect great credit upon himself, the 32d Infantry Division, and the United States Army. Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East, General Orders No. 34 (1943) Home Town: Comanche County, Oklahoma Personal Awards: Distinguished Service Cross (WWII), Silver Star (WWII), Bronze Star, Purple Heart --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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