Corporal Fox was a veteran of World War II. In Korea, he was a member of Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Undam-Jang, North Korea on April 23, 1951 and died while a prisoner on July 26, 1951. His remains were not recovered. His name is inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial.