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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
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/