LTC Benjamin F. Cox, USA, Ret., of Seoul, South Korea, died Jan. 14, 2009. Born as the youngest of 3 siblings, 2 sisters and a brother in Frankfurt Germany, Ben grew up mostly in Reidsville, North Carolina and graduated from Reidsville Senior High School in 1978. He was a graduate of the Citadel, a distinguished military college in South Carolina and graduated with the class of ’82. He joined the military in 1983 and after 2 years of training and a number of different courses he became the tank platoon leader at Fort Stewart, Georgia. After being stationed at several different CONUS bases, serving his country with honor, he was stationed at Camp Casey, South Korea as the Commanding Officer of a forward Deployed Tank Company. After 2 years of being stationed in Camp Casey, he met the woman who would become his wife, Kwi Sun Cox, who has been continually by his side. Soon after they were married in 1989, Ben and Kwi were transferred to Fort Knox, KY. They brought their newborn daughter, Catherine Virginia Cox. Several months later, Benjamin Francis Cox Jr. was born. After the birth of his 2 children, he was stationed at several different CONUS bases. His last active duty assignment was USAG Yongsan, where he retired on 31 January 2004, after 23 years of honorable service to his country. After he retired, he worked as an independent contractor for Northrup Grumman and MPRI. His death is a loss not only for The Citadel family but also for the USFK J2 and J3 Directorates, which he supported, as well as the Seoul American High School, where he served on the School Advisor Committee Board, and where his son and daughter attended. Tags: 1982

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