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Nathan COOK

National Memorial of Arizona Cemetery
Maricopa County,

Born Oct 10, 1885 in Hersey, Michigan
Died Sep 10, 1992

The last Philippine-American War Survivor, he was one month shy of his 107th birthday when he died.

He enlisted in the United States Navy at Kansas City, Missouri on April 9, 1901. He was assigned as a cabin boy on the USS Pensacola. He served his country for forty-four years and retired from the Navy in 1947 as a Lieutenant Commander.

During his service, he saw action in the Boxer Rebellion in China, the Philippine Insurrection, clashes along the US-Mexican border. He commanded a sub chaser in World War I which sank two German U-boats. He also fought in World War II and was stationed in Haiti and Panama.

At 106 years of age he became the oldest veteran and the last survivor of the Spanish American War.

He passed away in Phoenix where he was residing in the Veteran medical Center.

Thanks to Bonnie Gilson of for the photograph of the military marker.

Contributed on 3/9/09 by goldwing.traveler
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Submitted: 3/9/09 • Approved: 3/10/09 • Last Updated: 11/28/12 • R66310-G0

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