Bob J. Cox , Retired
USN – Vietnam
Congress, Arizona – 06-20-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Bob Cox enlisted in the US Navy in 1947 at the age of 19 and retired in 1968 as a Senior Petty Officer/Senior Chief Musician (E-8). Among other awards, Bob received the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Navy China Service Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal. Bob’s primary job in the Navy was as an Orchestra/Band Director, and he played 9 different instruments. Among other noteworthy incidents in which Bob was involved during his Naval career was to be in charge of the Naval band accompanying President Kennedy to Scotland, rendering military honors for Winston Churchill aboard Bob’s ship, performed in Monaco for Prince Rainier III, was liaison officer between the US Navy Band and the Chilean Army, and played at a bullfight in Barcelona, Spain. In Vietnam, Bob’s group made numerous trips to villages and firebases to entertain our troops. As a result of his exposure to Agent Orange, Bob (now 91 years old) is at home under the care of Hospice. Infinity Hospice will be giving Bob a Veteran’s Honor Ceremony at his daughter’s home.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 06-20-20
Staging Time: 12:15
Escapee’s North Ranch Office
12:30 PM – Briefing
12:35 PM – KSU to family residence
12:50 PM – Flag line
Flag line will remain up until the conclusion of the ceremony (approximately 30 minutes).
FLAG CAPTAIN: Bill Musser
Special Note: Following CDC guidelines and directions from PGR National & our State Captain, the following precautions need to be followed:
> If you feel ill or have a temperature, please stay home. We will see you again when you are better.
> If you have COPD, other respiratory issues, or other medical conditions that make you a high risk we ask that you consider continuing to stand down until conditions improve considerably.
> Please have a face mask/face covering with you that covers both the mouth & nose. Face mask/face covering MUST be worn during the briefing and on the flag line.
> No handshakes or hugs for greetings and goodbyes – elbow bump is okay.
> Maintain a six-foot separation when standing the flag line. Greater space is needed from the service members; wish them well with distance.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: John Moffitt
Position: Arizona Assistant State Captain
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