My grandfather Jesse Cox was the fifth out of eight children born to Scott Cox and Jessie Belle Moorer. At the age of 23 Jesse enlisted in the U.S. Army. He attended the U.S. Army Post Fort Dix, where he was a student at the Bakers and Cooks School. By 1943 Jesse had become a Truck Driver in the 3869th Quartermaster Truck Company. Negro quartermaster truck and transport companies were more or less permanently attached to infantry and armored divisions fighting across Europe. Many of them, through their long attachment, becoming almost integral parts of the divisions to which they were attached. Some of the men joining in the fighting of WWII as riflemen when needed.
Jesse Cox Sr.