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Carl Virgil Cossin
 1922 - 2014

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  • Birth  3 May1922  Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Korean Conflict  POW of Korean Conflict. Wrote a book about his experience. The book is still available in Franklin County Ohio Libraries 
    World War II  US Army Veteran  
    Died  25 Mar 2014  Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Obituary - Carl Virgil Cossin
      Carl was born in Mason County, WV. Carl's mother was my great aunt. I remember when he was a POW in Korea and being updated from time on how he was surviving as a POW. He was a walking encyclopedia on the Korean Conflict. He was one of the true heroes. He contributed a lot of war memorabilia to the Motts Military Museum in Columbus, Ohio.


      Cossin Carl Cossin, age 91, of Columbus, passed away March 25, 2014 at his home. Carl was born May 3, 1922 to the late Tally Virgle and Alta Marie Cossin in Evans, WV. He retired after 25 years service with Ohio Corrections many of those years being at the Spring St. Facility. He proudly served his country in U.S. Army during WWII, with the elite 10th Mountain Division, with tours in both the European and Japanese Theater, then served in the Korean Conflict and was a Prisioner of War for over 3 years. He was a member of VFW and DAV; an a avid supporter of Motts Military Museum; and was an interesting historian and author; member of Alkire Church of Christ. Preceded in death by wife Mary Kathern, son John R. Cossin. Survived by his sons, C. Frederick Cossin, and Michael W. (Holly) Cossin; grandchildren, Tammy L. Duty, John Cossin, Michael A. Cossin who has been a dedicated caregiver as well as Nancy G. Edington, and Mark Wayne Cossin; several great grandchildren, including Austin and Taylor Cossin. Many dear friends and other relatives. Friends may call at the O. R. WOODYARD CO., 1346 S. High St., Thursday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where funeral service will be held Friday 1 p.m. Pastor Mark Bass officiating. Interment Green Lawn Cemetery.
    Buried  28 Mar 2014  Green Lawn Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I9025  WV Route 87 Family Tree | Decendents John Maranda Miller, Sr
    Last Modified  16 Apr 2014 17:52:07 
     
    Father  Tally Virgil Cossin, b. 16 Sep 1897, Gunville Ridge, Mason County, West Virginia, USA  
    Mother  Alta Miller, b. 1904, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA  
    Family ID  F108  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Mary Katherine Bigelow, b. Abt 1924 
    Married  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Carl Frederick Cossin
     2. John Richard Cossin
     3. Michall Wayne Cossin
    Last Modified  02 Jul 2010 22:26:08 
    Family ID  F122  Group Sheet
     
  • Event Map
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 3 May1922 - Mason County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Mar 2014 - Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos Cossin - Korean ConflictCossin - Korean Conflict
    Picture taken by Columbus Dispatch
     
    Histories Carl Virgil Cossin - POW
    In 2004 the last ESTIMATES on those missing in Korean Conflict, there were an ESTIMATED 7,140 POWs , 2,701 died while POWs , 4,448 were returned to US Military Control, 21 refused to return to the US. There are approximately 2,100 Korean Conflict POWs still living. Among those surviving POWs Carl Virgil Cossin.
     
  • Notes 
    • U.S., Korean War Prisoners of War, 1950-1954
      about Carl V Cossin
      Name: Carl V Cossin
      Birth Date: 3 May 1922
      Rank: Corporal
      POW Camp: Ch'ang-Song
      Service Number: 0035612033
      Dossier Number: C8052546
      Source: Repatriated Korean Conflict POWs



      Source Information:

      National Archives and Records Administration. U.S., Korean War Prisoners of War, 1950-1954 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2005.
      Original data:
      Korean War Data File of American Prisoners of War [Archival Database]; Records of American Prisoners of War During the Korean War, 1950-1953; Records of the Army Staff, Record Group 319; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.

      Repatriated Korean Conflict Prisoners of War, 7/5/1950-10/6/1954 [Archival Database]; Records of Repatriated Korean War Prisoners of War, 1978-1980; Records of the Veterans Administration, Record Group 15; National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD.


      Description:


      This database contains information on U.S. servicemen who were prisoners of war (POWs) during the Korean War. Because these men were POWs they were also considered casualties. This collection is an amalgamation of two databases--one originally created by the Department of Defense and the other by the
     

  

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