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.


  • 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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Was an awful night. Lot sadness and anger because of this terrible crime. I will never forget the night they were murdered and the radio call. The killer hid at his RVN compound. 716TH Military Police blocked all the gates at the compound. A very long night and tense time. Wish that we could have avenged their murder. Dear brothers, Cox and Workman, I will never forget you. Rest in peace. Johnnie Woodard, Company C, 716TH Military Police ...1968-1969

Company C, 716th Military Police, 1968-1969

October 25, 2020

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