PFC John Joseph Cooper
In memory of our fallen brother
few, we happy few, we band of brothers; for he to-day that sheds
his blood with me shall be my brother"
35th Infantry Regiment
"Not For Fame or Reward
Not For Place or For Rank
But In Simple Obedience To
Duty as They Understood It"
The 35th Infantry Regiment Association salutes our fallen brother, PFC John Joseph Cooper, RA13405683, who died in the service of his country on July 21st, 1952 in North Korea. The cause of death was listed as KIA. At the time of his death John was 19 years of age. He was from Anselma, Pennsylvania. John's Military Occupation Specialty was 4745-Light Weapons Infantryman.
The decorations earned by PFC John Joseph Cooper include: the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Korea Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Private First Class Cooper was a member of the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on July 21, 1952. Private First Class Cooper was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's 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.
Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren Cemetery