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Cooper, Claude Cornelius

Rank and Name, Gunner’s Mate Third Class Claude Cornelius Cooper.

Unit/Placed in, USS Neosho (AO-23) Oiler, United States Navy.

 

Claude is born approx. on Dec. 31, 1905 in Alabama.

 

Wife, Ethel (Rowell) Cooper.

 

Claude enlisted the service in Alabama with service number # 2717323.

 

Claude was KIA during the Battle of the Coral Sea she was attacked and set alight, but managed to keep afloat on May 11, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.

 

Claude is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at Carolina Baptist Church Cemetery

Covington County, Alabama, USA.

 

Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov

P.O.W. info, Wes Injerd and Dwight Rider, http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html  Air-Force, Rolland Swank NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org

Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/

Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/   

Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org    

Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

 

USS Neosho (AO-48) Oiler
His rank Gunners Mate Third Class