A Marine's Story: Sergeant Dallas Harry Cook

Born on May 19, 1921, in Robinette, West Virginia, Sergeant Dallas Harry Cook enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps on August 14, 1940, in preparation for the US involvement in World War II.

Assigned to the elite Marine Raiders, he participated in the raid on the Markin Islands.

While attempting to aid the evacuation of other Marines, he was killed in action on August 18, 1942.

He was never recovered.

Sergeant Cook is listed in the Courts of the Missing in Honolulu, HI.

The U.S. Navy ship USS Cook was named in honor of Sergeant Dallas Harry Cook and 2nd Lieutenant Andrew F. Cook Jr., who was also killed during World War II.


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