In Memory

Mike Cox

Sgt. Michael Jon Cox, 1983 (taken from


Letter from his sister Laura from her blog about Mike:

I'm Mike's little sister, and I've created this blog to honor his memory and soul by sharing and collecting stories about him from family, friends, and classmates. This year would have been Mike's 25th high school reunion, so I thought it may be a good time to start this memorial. PLEASE feel free to post a story. After all, that's the purpose of this site!

As his little sister growing up, I remember him as a sensitive (but pesky!) older brother who made life difficult for me.

As his kid sister in early adulthood, I remember him as a protective, gentlemanly, and very generous older brother who matured greatly during his time in the Army.

Now, as his sister in full adulthood, I know there was a lot more to Mike than from my view of his world.

So, I really look forward to reading your stories...and being able to fill in the blanks when I wasn't paying attention as we were growing up. It'll make my mom feel good to read your stories too! She'll probably cry. Don't worry, it doesn't take much for her to cry. So be brave. Let's hear from honor of my brother, Mike!


Great Blog

The blog has a ton of great photos about Mike and many stories. Check it out.

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05/12/08 08:01 AM #1    

John Hobday

Many people have been asking details about how and when the classmates listed here died. In some cases, people were not even aware that a particular person listed had passed away.

If you were close to one of them, please click "Post Response" and let others know some of the details. If you have a personal story about one of those listed, please consider sharing it with the rest of the class.

05/21/08 12:56 AM #2    

Dale Parrott

SGT Mike Cox died in a vehicle rollover during a training mission at Ft Bliss, Texas back in 1985 or so. He was a Sergeant in the Army. He worked on the RADAR and armament of the VULCAN weapon system. He was a great American, and he will be remembered and missed.

07/10/08 02:37 PM #3    

John Hobday

This was sent in from Laura Cox Roche (Mike's sister):

Since I can't post on your site (I'm not one of your classmates), I just thought I'd give you this information.

My brother, Mike Cox, passed away on October 7, 1987. He is buried in St. Mark's Cemetery.

I've created a memorial blog for Mike and wanted to share it with all his classmates. Please check it out at:

I'd also like to encourage any of you who would be kind enough to add a story. We'd especially love to hear from you!

Thanks for remembering him, especially Dale Parrott, who posted his information.

Enjoy your 25th reunion! Mine's coming all too soon!

Laura (Cox) Roche
Mike's sister

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