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Another member of the "Greatest Generation" is gone

August 16, 2006

Tifton - A decorated veteran who fought under General George Patton in WWII has died. Lt. Colonel Harold Cohen, of Tifton, was an Infantry Battalion Commander under Patton in WWII. He was nominated for the Distinguished service Cross in 1945, though he wouldn't receive it for more than 50 years.

Cohen joined the army in 1942 as a private.  Two years later, he was a major and a Battalion Commander. He would eventually be promoted, in field, to Lt. Colonel.

In addition to the Distinguished Service Cross, Cohen received four Silver Stars, three Bronze stars, three purple hearts, and the Legion of Merit.

Cohen founded Tri-State Systems, an outdoor advertising company in the 60's. He sold that business in the late 80's to retire.

Thursday at 2PM, a graveside service with Full Military honors will be held for Cohen at the Hebrew Congregation portion of the Evergreen Cemetery in Fitzgerald.

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