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Jim Wesley Cole


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Jim Wesley Cole

Jim Wesley Cole died April 1, 2020. He was 98 years old.

He was born Nov. 12, 1921, to Eugene and Nora Cole in Kipling, La., and grew up in neighboring Dry Creek, La. At 19, he took a job as a lineman for Gulf States Utility Company.

He joined the Coast Guard during World War II, patrolling beaches for a time before being assigned to a small gasoline tanker that transported aviation gasoline to various bases in the south Pacific, as well as providing diesel fuel for submarines and other small craft. In this second capacity, he and his ship participated in the invasions of Leyte, Saip...

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