James Alexander Cockrum was born 3 January 1926 to Bradford L. and  Gladys I. Cockrum, 406 Houston Street, Knoxville
He died of wounds received in the invasion of Okinawa
Burial March 13, 1949, Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 3 January 1926
  • Date of death: 22 May 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: 4th Marines, 6th Marine Division, Company B
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Bookwalter Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Top Panel
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