Oklahoma Casualties Database

World War II

COKER, JAMES T

Captain, U. S. Army. Home address: Durant, Bryan County. Mrs. James T. Coker, Wife, 623 North 14th Ave., Durant. Born July 7, 1917. Enlisted September 16, 1940. Decorations : Silver Star; Distinguished Service Cross ; Order of the Purple Heart. Member of Oklahoma National Guard, enlisted (1) June 24, 1934, ( 2) July 1, 1937, ( 3) July 2, 1940, mobilized for the regular service with the rank of sergeant. Served on duty overseas for two years, during which he was successively promoted to rank of captain for his devotion to duty and ability in combat. Died May 3, 1944, in action Aitape, New Guinea, Southwest Pacific.

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