Simon was a good friend and classmate to many of us. On this day we pause for a moment to remember him and and the sacrifice he made.
1LT Simon T. Cox was killed in Taji, Iraq, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his M2A3 Bradley on February 2, 2006. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armored Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Simon was 30 years old and from Mesquite, Texas. He earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington and wanted to be a high school teacher after his service, having worked with students at Fort Worth's Polytechnic High School. He also served as a youth minister at churches in Dallas and Mesquite. He is survived by his wife, Jeni Duff and sons, James and Simon.