A portrait of my grandfather tells us about the meaning of sacrifice
More Memorial Day stories shared through our old family photos remind us what sacrifice is all about.
My grandfather Jesse Cox was the fifth out of eight children born to Scott Cox and Jessie Belle Moorer.
At the age of 23, he 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, he had become a Truck Driver in the 3869th Quartermaster Truck Company.
Negro quartermaster truck and transport companies were often permanently attached to infantry and armored divisions fighting across Europe.
Many of them became integral parts of the divisions to which they were attached. Some of the men also joined in the fighting of WWII as riflemen when needed. ~shared by @taydigital