Sergeant Eugene Thomas Cox

Sergeant Eugene Thomas Cox

United States Army Military Police Corps, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, June 30, 1969

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Eugene Thomas Cox

Sergeant Eugene Cox and MP James Workman were shot and killed in Saigon, Vietnam, while conducting a curfew check at the Ivory Tower nightclub.

They discovered a drunk American sergeant celebrating with a high ranking South Vietnamese officer. When they ordered the sergeant to return to his quarters to comply with curfew rules the South Vietnamese officer became argumentative and slapped one of the MPs. The officer then fatally shot both MPs before leaving the scene in a South Vietnamese military convoy.

Three South Vietnamese officers were convicted of aggravated assault in connection with both murders.

Bio

  • Age 21
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Overseas
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Convicted

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Sgt. Cox,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you to you and your Partner for your service and sacrifice for our Country when you served in Vietnam. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

BPA Mike Casey
United States Border Patrol
El Paso Station

June 30, 2019

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