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Worts, Cox LeRoy R.

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Cox LeRoy Roger Worts 
Born: 17 January 1925 – Chicago, Illinois 
Parents: Patrick & Ruth Worts 
Siblings: 1 sister 
Home: 
– 522 South Harlem Avenue – Forest Park, Illinois 
Education: 
– Saint Bernadine Catholic School 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1943 
– left after sophomore year for Steinmetz High School, Chicago 
– returned following year 
Enlisted: 
– 31 December 1942 
– U.S. Navy 
Service Number: 3008222 
Training: 
– San Diego Naval Base – San Diego, California 
Rank Coxswain 
Ship: 
U.S.S. Chaumont 
– 20 May 1942 – April 1943 
– PC-1251 
– 30 April 1943 
U.S.S. Frederick C. Davis 
– 31 March 1944 – 10 July 1944 
– LCI (L) 589 
– 30 September 1944 – 31 December 1944 
* Dates indicate when Worts was known to be assigned to each ship 
Engagements: 
– Middle East 
– North Africa 
– Italy 
– Anzio Beachhead 
– Pacific 
Died: 
– 16 April 1945 
– Norfolk, Virginia 
– car accident 
Buried: 
– St. Joseph Cemetery – River Grove, Illinois 
Medals: 
– Victory Medal 

 

 

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