Stanley Cooper, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Air Force (retired) 83, of Fort Washington, Maryland, died on Monday, September 24, 2001. The beloved husband of Carolyn; father of Douglas A. Cooper of Vienna, Virginia and Pamela L. Goodfriend of Denver, Colorado; two grandchildren, Spencer Goodfriend and Sophie Lee Cooper; daughter-in-law, Barbara Bush Cooper; sister-in-law, Patricia Condon; niece, Deborah Condon.
Colonel Cooper served for 29 years in the Army Air Corps and Air Force and had tours of duty in the Philippines during World War II, Guam and Okinawa during the Korean War, and Saigon during the Vietnam War.
He worked five years in the Office of the Secretary of Defense and eight years in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force. Colonel Cooper's last responsibility was Commander of the Command Services Unit at Bolling Air force Base in Washington, D. C. He retired in 1970.
After his military service, Colonel Cooper became Professor of Business Management and later Chairman of the Business Department of Strayer College in Washington, D.C. He retired from Strayer in 1980.
Memorial services will be held at 8:45 am on October 26 at the Old Post Chapel, Ft. Myer Army Base. Internment will follow at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of D.C., 5845 Richmond Hwy, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22303.
Read our general and most popular articles
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard