LYDONVILLE, NY, U.S.A.
U.S. MARINE CORPS
SGT, CREW CHIEF, 3RD MAR DIV, MARTINE LIGHT ATTACK HELICOPTER SQDN 369
06/06/2011, CAMP PENDLETON, OCEANSIDE, CA, U.S.A.
SGT Trevor Thomas Cook was born February 27, 1986 in Medina, NY. He was the son of David D. and Carol A. (Stalker) Cook.
He was killed during training in a UH-1Y helicoper, referred to as a Yankee Huey, when it crashed at Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, CA on Wednesday, July 6, 2011. SGT Cook was a crew chief.
A graduate of Lyndonville High School, Class of 2004, Trevor was a Lyndonville Tigers athlete and enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in September, 2004. He was a highly decorated Marine, who earned his sergeant stripes over a year ago. Stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA since 2004, he served two tours of duty overseas. He served in the Pacific Asiatic Theatre in the Gulf of Aden, and most recently at USMC Camp Bastion in Afghanistan. He was currently serving with the Third Marine Division, 369th Light Helicopter Attack Squadron, also known as “Gunfighters.” He loved the outdoors including golf, snowboarding, wake boarding, baseball, hunting and fishing.
His military decorations consist of an Air Medal, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and NATO Medal.
SGT Cook’s surviors include his wife, Amanda (Arredondo) Cook, parents, David and Carol Cook, and little sister Chelsea Cook.
Trevor paid the ultimate sacrifice for his country. It was a risk Trevor Cook took knowingly. Mr. Cook explained that his son was a patriot and loved what he did. Trevor wanted to fly and serve with the Marines since 9/11.