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Mynatt Finley Coxey, 74, died at home Friday, July 21, 1995. He was born in Dayton, TN, and had lived in Salt Springs for the past 26 years, coming from Central Florida.

He was a US Army veteran of World War II. He was medically retired from the US Army due to injuries received in a parachute accident. He later worked as a construction foreman.

He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10208, M.O.C., P.T. 61 in Salt Springs; 82nd Airborne Division; Disabled American veterans; First Baptist Church in Salt Springs; Pineland Lodge 86, F&AM in Peniel; Ocala Scottish Rite; Putnam County Shrine Club in East Palatka; and Morocco Temple in Jacksonville.

He is survived by his wife, Marge Coxey, of Salt Springs; two daughters, Paula White of Orlando and Peggy Znoj of Rockledge; two sisters, Clara Ruth Stone and Patti Gross, both of Chattanooga, TN; eight grandchildren and nine great-granddaughter.

Services were held 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Salt Springs with Rev. Dennis Morris, pastor, officiating. Military honors were bestowed by the U.S. Army and VFW Post 10208 of Salt Springs. Masters Funeral Home in Palatka is handling arrangements.

(Palatka Daily News, 24 Jul 1995.)

[courtesy of "Theresa"]

Mynatt enlisted in the Army at Chattanooga, TN on 24 February 1941.

At some time he was tapped for OCS and emerged as a 2nd Lieutenant.

It is not known when he arrived in the 508th but on 16 August 1943 2nd Lt Coxey appeared in the Company I Morning Report which stated that he had been sent to the hospital at Camp Mackall.

Two months later he was transferred to the Infantry Replacement Training Center at Camp Croft, SC.

On 8/25/1944 2nd Lt Coxey was given a medical discharge due to injuries sustained in a parachute jump.


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