Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Donald E. Cox.

Donald served in the Army from 1957 to 1978.

He was stationed in Vietnam, Korea, and Germany.

Donald received many awards during his tour of duty, including a Bronze Star and a Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

He retired as a First Sergeant went on to work 26-years as a machinist and welder.

According to his son, Donald is rarely seen not wearing his “Army Veteran” ball cap.

He currently lives in Wyoming with his wife, who is also a Veteran.

We thank Donald and his wife for their service.

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Published on Jul. 10, 2016

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