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Rohde, Cox Howard R.


Cox Howard Henry Rohde 
Born: 2 March 1925 
Parents: Henry Rohde & Bernice Keefer-Rohde 
Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother 
– 38 South Hillside Avenue, Hillside, Illinois 
– Sunnyside School, Berkley, Illinois 
– Proviso Township High School 
– Class of 1943 
– left school 10 April 1942 to join U.S. Navy 
– Great Lakes Naval Base, Illinois 
– trained as an armed guard 
Serial Number: 3008434 
Rank: Coxswain 
– stationed on oil tankers from Port Arthur, Texas 
– served in North Atlantic and off North Africa 
– 20 October 1943 
– missing after ship collision off Florida Coast 
Note: In October 1946, Fifty-fifth Avenue, in Berkley, was Rohde Avenue in honor of Howard Rohde. 
– East Coast Memorial, New York, New York 
– Forest Home Cemetery – Forest Park, Illinois  





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