Sergeant Eugene Thomas Cox

Sergeant Eugene Thomas Cox

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

End of Watch Monday, June 30, 1969

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

Incident Details

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

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My deepest condolences to all the family members of Sergeant E.T. Cox. I'm grateful for his service to our great nation, the United States of America. RIP Sergeant Cox, you will never be forgotten.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb (Retired)
New York State Police - Troop D

February 3, 2018

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