John Olin Cooper III – Major, United States Army

Major John Olin Cooper III, U.S. Army

Born in Alabama December 4, 1929
Died October 26, 1967

  • Cadet U.S. Military Academy 1949-53
  • Graduated as No. 19525, Class of 1953
  • Second Lieutenant 1953
  • Promoted through ranks to Major
  • Served as Enlisted Soldier 1948-49
  • Student, Infantry School 1953
  • Served with 1st Battalion, 51st Infantry Regiment 1960-.
  • Served with 5th Special Forces Group when Killed in action in an Air Accident October 26, 1967.

Full Name: JOHN OLIN III COOPER
Wall Name: JOHN O COOPER III
Date of Birth: 12/4/1929
Date of Casualty: 10/26/1967
Home of Record: WASHINGTON, DC
Branch of Service: ARMY
Rank: MAJOR
Casualty Country: SOUTH VIETNAM
Casualty Province: PHUOC LONG

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John Olin Cooper III was a 1953 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York

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