Warren W. Cobley

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Bay City, MI

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Warren Cobley served with in the Army, Detachment A-244, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne). While leading a patrol through dense jungle near Dak To, Vietnam, Cobley spotted a well camouflaged enemy position. As he dispersed his men, the entire group came under fire. Realizing the risk of heavy friendly casualties, Cobley rallied his men and charged the enemy position. As he advanced, he was wounded twice. Undaunted, his patrol overran the enemy bunkers and routed the defenders. Cobley refused to be evacuated until his comrades were given medical attention.

Sergeant Cobley’s courage in close combat and outstanding devotion to duty are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States U.S. Army. He was posthumously awarded the Silver Star.

Never forget the fallen.

Age: 28

Date of Death: July 08, 1966

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