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Quinn Coon
© Cheyenne Star, Cheyenne, OK
19 Mar 1945
Submitted by: Wanda Purcell

"He served honorably as a soldier, and he made the supreme sacrifice in his Country's service", stated the Commanding Officer of his Division in a letter received by his wife this week.

The work of Private First Class Quinn Coon, Company 334 Infantry, 84 Division, who was killed in action near Korrenzig, Germany, February 24, 1945, was highly praised by the Commanding Officer of the Division.

Details of the death of PFC Coon were told as follows:

He was a driver for his company and engaged in moving supplies across the Roer River to his company's position on the front near Korreenzig. While engaged in this duty an artillery shell struck near his vehicle and he was killed instantly. His body was recovered immediately and prepared for burial in an American Military Cemetery in Holland.

The 84th Division entered combat November 18, 1944. The Division played a major part in the offensive of Germany in the sector northeast of Aachen. Among the towns captured were Gellenkirchen, Prummer, Beech, and Wurm. In the recent German winter counter-offensive, the 84th was shifted to Belgium to aid in stopping Von Rundstedt's drive in the Ardennes. After the enemy was repulsed and pushed back on German soil, the Division then returned to the Aachen sector and spearheaded the drive which carried them across the Roer River toward the Rhine.

Those who worked and lived with Quinn, said the Commanding officer, _________{two lines can't be read} are proud to have associated with him.

Quinn Coon, son of Virgil Coon, was born and reared in Roger Mills county.

He graduated from the Reydon High School in 1938 and was married to Lucille Barbee of Reydon the same year.

Mrs. Coon is now employed in the Security State Bank in Cheyenne.

He entered he service in 1942, trained at Camp Howze, Texas; in Louisiana and was stationed at Camp Claiborne.

He was sent overseas in September 1944, and landed in England. He served also in France, Belgium, Holland and Germany.

Young Coon was 28 years of age at the time of his death.

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