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Hood’s presentation triggers memories for Cox

Posted on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 10:16 am

Jesse Cox

Jesse Cox

On July 16 The Elsberry Democrat brought readers the story of John Hood, 84, of Eolia.

Hood is a veteran of the Korean War and displayed some of his military memorabilia at the Elsberry Nutrition Center.

One of the artifacts that Hood shared with visitors was a set of 40-millimeter anti-aircraft shells from the USS Missouri.

That July 16 article served to trigger the memories of Elsberry resident Jesse Cox.

Cox is not only a veteran who saw action in Korea, but he was actually assigned to a tank that was armed with 40-millimeter shells just like those that Hood displayed during his presentation.
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