Cooper, Roy, Cpl

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Primary MOS
6199-Enlisted Aircrew/Aerial Observer/Gunner
Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance/Rotary Wing
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 766, Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)
Service Years
1942 - 1946
Official/Unofficial USMC Certificates
Shellback Certificate
Tailhook Certificate

Corporal

 
One Hash Mark

 

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Home State
Ohio
Ohio
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Colleyville Texas
Last Address
Colleyville, Texas,
He was cremated and his ashes were scattered in Texas and other spots around the world as family members made their way to them.

Date of Passing
May 10, 1996
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

WW II Honorable Discharge Pin USMC Retired Pin


 Unofficial Badges 

Shellback US Marine Corps Honorable Discharge (Original)




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
My Dad focused on his family. He had 5 children, 7 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. He was active in his church and strong in his faith. He was an avid woodworker and a true artist with it. He grew a garden every year and raised his chickens. He worked E-System (A CIA toy shop ran by LTV in Garland Texas) Prior to moving over to E-System he was a design engineer for LTV. There were a number of avionics systems on the A7 that he designed. He knew many a great person and I benefited from that by getting to met a couple of them. Greg "Pappy" Boyington and Bob Galer both Medal of Honor holders. General Galer told me that he found it comical that here he was a retired Marine Corps General and he was working for a former USMC Corporal, which was proof that the Marines only take the best.
   
Other Comments:
Dad was the number one Marine Recruiter. At his Memorial there were over 20 sets of Marine dress blues there and a at least that number of those that had put their blues away. I guess I was his only real failure in that department. I was career Navy and my visits at home were always fun. He would relate some funny incidents about his time in the Marines but he never really spoke about the hard part and he really never got over what he had seen and lived through. I would hear him at night yelling and during waking hours he was ever alert. There was no walking up on him. He was always aware of his surroundings. He is missed by many. It has been 20 years since is passing and I still find myself missing him. He and I used to call each other anytime we heard a stupid joke so we could repeat it to each other. In another way however I am glad that he is not here to see what this country has become. It would have broke his heart. He was a true patriot and had no use for those who did not love this country and put it first.
   
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1942, Boot Camp (Parris Island, SC)1
 Unit Assignments
VMSB-141USMC (United States Marine Corps)
  1942-1945, 600, VMSB-141
  1942-1945, 766, Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Edson's Bloody Ridge
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle of Tulagi (including First Savo) 20
  1942-1942 Guadalcanal Campaign (1942-43)/Battle for Henderson Field
  1943-1943 Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)/Battle of Tarawa
  1943-1943 Central Pacific Campaign (1941-43)/Gilbert Islands Operation (1943)
  1943-1943 Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)/New Georgia Group Operation
  1944-1944 World War II/Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Northern Solomon Islands Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)/Operation Flintlock
  1944-1944 Eastern Mandates Campaign (1944)/Operation Flintlock
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