From a contemporary press report:
Harold D. Cox, 80, a retired Air Force lieutenant colonel who served as a pilot in World War II and as a financial management analyst in other assignments, died of respiratory failure April 5, 1999, at Cherrydale Health Care Center in Arlington, Virginia. He had lung cancer.
Colonel Cox served 25 years in the military before retiring in 1967 as chief of
management analysis and statistical services for the Air National Guard.
Earlier, he served as chief of the international funds division for the U.S. Air Force Command in Europe.
He was a pilot in the Pacific during World War II, and he took part in the Berlin Airlift.
His military honors included the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with seven oak leaf clusters.
He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was a member of the Muscogee Nation.
He was an Arlington resident off and on since the 1950s.
In retirement, he worked for the Office of Education as chief of fiscal services and was associate commissioner of tort services for the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Doris Cox of Arlington; four children, Cheri Neri of Fairfax, Debra Cox of Arlington, Michael Cox of Alexandria and William Cox of Riva, Md.; a brother; and two grandchildren.
COX, HAROLD DONAVON
- LT COL US AIR FORCE
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 01/07/1944 – 08/31/1967
- DATE OF BIRTH: 03/20/1919
- DATE OF DEATH: 04/05/1999
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 04/28/1999
- BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 3610
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