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Buford B. "Buff" Cobb

Sergeant First Class (Retired) Buford B. “Buff” Cobb died September 20, 2008.

SFC Cobb was a pistol shooter, coach, and gunsmith assigned to the Military District of Washington (MDW) Marksmanship Team.

During the Korean Conflict, SFC Cobb was a light and heavy machine gunner assigned to the 5th Regimental Combat Team. He took part in the fight for Outpost Harry. The Chinese Communist Army attempted to over run the outpost but it was held at great cost to the attacking enemy.

Before that conflict was over, Sergeant Cobb had mastered the M2 .50 caliber machine gun. Using only the iron sights on the .50 caliber machine gun, he was able—in single shot mode—to effectively place rounds on the enemy troops out to 1,000 yards.

SFC Cobb was extremely proud of being a Cherokee Native American and an American soldier. He will be missed by those who served with him.

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