Fred W. Cook in WWII
My maternal grandfather, Fred William "Bud" Cook in the U.S. Army. He was born 'Fred William Henry' in 1919 in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. He was the son of Lena Ethel Tribbey and Charles Cook. Fred's real father on his birth certificate and the 1920 census record suppose to be Leroy "Roy" Henry (the son of a Civil War soldier named Mathias Henry from Butler County, Ohio and his wife, Catherine Ellen Fetters) but the family isn't for sure if he is his real father because of other evidence and family knowledge.
This picture was taken while Fred W. Cook was in the Army during World War II in the early to middle 1940's. Another ancestry website says that he enlisted in Cincinnati in 1942 but we saw other information that he enlisted in 1942 in Hamilton, Butler County, Ohio. A family member's obituary says he was stationed in Camp Maxey (near Paris, Texas). He was an automobile serviceman in Europe. Fred had a French girlfriend in France during the war.
Fred married Helen J. (Sositko) Henry Cook after the war. Helen built airplane parts in Ohio during the war.
Fred received three bronze star medals from the Army.
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