|Rank||Private First Class U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||March 1 1954|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private First Class Cox was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private First Class Cox was a member of Company K, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. On March 1, 1954, on his return from a field exercise, he was wading across the Hon-San Chon River near Kwanam-Dong, North Korea with full gear, when he stepped into a hole and was drawn under.