COX, ROBERT EDWARD
Rank and organizarion: Chief Gunner's Mate, U.S. Navy.
Born: 22 December 1855, St. Albans, W. Va. Accredited To: West Virginia. G.O.
No.: 43, 14 April 1921.
For extraordinary heroism on U.S.S. Missouri 13 April,
1904. While at target practice off Pensacola, Fla., an accident occurred in the after
turret of the Missouri whereby the lives of 5 officers and 28 men were lost. The ship was
in imminent danger of destruction by explosion, and the prompt action of C.G. Cox and 2
gunners' mates caused the fire to be brought under control, and the loss of the Missouri,
together with her crew, was averted.