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Carl Virgil Cossin

Male 1922 - 2014  (92 years)


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  • Name Carl Virgil Cossin 
    Born 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  Washington, Clinton, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    • 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.


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      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
    Person ID I9025  WV Route 87 Family Tree | Decendents John Maranda Miller, Sr
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2019 

    Father Tally Virgil Cossin,   b. 16 Sep 1897, Gunville Ridge, Mason County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1982, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Alta Mae Miller,   b. 28 Feb 1904, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1986, Mount Gilead, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 27 May 1921  Evans, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married at bride's home. Married by M. H. Hicks
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    • 1930 United States Federal Census
      about Virgil L Cossin
      Name: Virgil L Cossin (Tally Virgil Cossin)
      Home in 1930: Union, Jackson, West Virginia
      Age: 30
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1900
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's Name: Alta
      Race: White
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      Name Age
      Virgil L Cossin 30
      Alta Cossin 26
      Carl V Cossin 8
      Viola M Cossin 5
      Leola A Cossin 2 11/12
      Leddy (Teddy) D Cossin 1 1/12
    Family ID F108  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Katherine Bruff,   b. 18 Mar 1924, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 2012, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Yes, date unknown  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Carl Frederick Cossin,   b. Yes, date unknown
     2. John Richard Cossin,   b. Yes, date unknown,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Michall Wayne Cossin,   b. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ernestine Matney,   b. 2 Apr 1928,   d. 5 Sep 1955  (Age 27 years) 
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F753  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 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
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Mar 2014 - Washington, Clinton, Ohio, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Yes, date unknown - USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Cossin - Korean Conflict
    Cossin - Korean Conflict
    Picture taken by Columbus Dispatch

    Headstones
    Carl V.Cossin
    Carl V.Cossin

    Histories
    Carl Virgil Cossin - POW
    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.