|Rank||Private U.S. Army|
|Date of Death||December 5 1953|
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Private Cooper was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private Cooper was a member of Company L, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. On December 5, 1953, he was with a group of soldiers shoveling sand when one of them hit a grenade which exploded causing Private Cooper a fatal chest wound.