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1st Lt. Jon Cook: 1939-2019

By Greg Summers

KERSHAW – Lancaster County has lost one of its most beloved military veterans – its first casualty of the Vietnam War.
Army 1st Lt. Jon Cook died Sunday at KershawHealth Medical Center in Camden. He was 79.
One of his longtime friends, Frances Moreland, visited Cook hours before his death.
“I asked him if he was hurting. He said, ‘No, I’m just real tired.’ And, of course Jon was, with all he had been through.”

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