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Cooper Jr. , Frederick

Rank and Name, Ensign Frederick Cooper Jr.

Unit/Placed in, USS LCI (G)-449 landing craft infantry, United States Naval Reserve.


Frederick is born approx. on March 2, 1920 in Clemons, Iowa.


Father, Frederick Cooper.

Mother, Francis Cooper.

Wife, Mary K. Cooper.


Frederick enlisted the service in Iowa with service number # 0-392489.


Frederick was KIA at the fights over Iwo Jima, with Japanese fire on the USS LCI (G)-449 he was stationed on for protection of a underwater Demolition Team on Feb. 17, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Air Medal, Distinguished Service Cross, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, American Campaign Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Frederick is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.

Courts of the missing.

He also has a Memorial Grave at West Lawn Cemetery, Orange City, Sioux County, Iowa, USA.


Thanks to http://www.navsource.org/archives/10/15/150449.htm 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 LCI (G) -449
Frederick Cooper Jr.
Looking toward (the bow) were Ens. Cooper was killed.
His rank Ensign