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Carroll Cook - Class Of 1944 VIEW PROFILE

Carroll Cook

Carroll Townson Cook

CDR Carroll T. Cook, USN (RET), 87, passed away August 31, 2014 after a brief battle with Leukemia. He was born December 29, 1926, and grew up in South Bend, Indiana.

Carroll enlisted in the Navy in December 1943. After WWII, he attended Purdue University and then re-entered the Navy in July 1949 as a Naval Aviator. In 1954, he participated in the detonation of seven Atomic Bombs in the Bikini Atoll as part of Operation Castle. He served in WWII, Korea, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and Vietnam. He remained on active duty until his retirement on June 1, 1977.

Upon retirement, he worked for Cerberonics Corporation, as the worldwide Logistical Support Manager for all U.S. Armed Forces DC 9 Aircraft.

He was married for 58 years to his late devoted wife, Eileen (McKenna). He is survived by nine children and their spouses. He was blessed with twenty-five grandchildren and fifteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister Bette McKenna.

The family will receive friends at Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills Funeral Home, 850 St. Johns Bluff Rd. N, Jacksonville, FL on Thursday, September 4, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. A Mass will be held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church on Friday September 5, 2014 at 11a.m. The interment with full Military Honors will be at the Jacksonville National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Cancer Foundation, High Fives For Hope, Inc., 555 Winderley Place, Suite 300, Maitland, FL 32751. Hardage-Giddens Chapel Hills.

Florida Times Union, Sept. 4, 2014
Virginian Pilot, Sept. 4, 2014
Charlotte Observer, Sept. 4 2014

05/19/2022 EJS

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