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Clifford Cooper

War: World War II
Parent/Wife: Arthur/Regina
City: Wisc. Rapids
Birth Date: 24 July 1918
Death Date: 12 Jan 1945
How Died: Kia
Where Died: France
Where Buried:
Rank: Pfc
Branch: Army

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


Clifford A. Cooper served in World War II and lost his life for the United States of America. He was a good person and served the U.S. well. His loss will never be forgotten, and he will be remembered as a great man.

Clifford A. Cooper was born in the town of Milladore, July 21, 1918. In Milladore he attended the Mayflower and Stepping Stone rural schools. When moved to Wisconsin Rapids, he attended Lincoln High School. Before he enrolled into the service, he worked at the Consolidated Water Power and Paper Company, and later in a Seattle, Washington shipyard. Clifford A. Cooper was married to Regina Cooper. Regina resided at 410 Eleventh Avenue North.

Clifford Cooper enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and then left for military training in September. He trained until September 1944. He spent that year at Fort Sheridan, Ill, Camp Wheeler, GA and Fort Made, MD. Cooper belonged to the 314th Infantry in the Seventh Army. He was promoted from Private to Private First Class.

Clifford A. Cooper left for France in September of 1944. HE sent letters on a regular basis to his wife and several other relatives. His last letter was dated December 30, 1944. Some of his other survived relatives were his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Cooper; Pfc. George Cooper who served in Africa, and India, Albert Cooper, and six sisters. Mrs. Tony Catalana, Mrs. Carl Weinfurter, Mrs. George Langer, and Ms. Florence, Marietta Cooper and Shirley Cooper of Wisconsin Rapids.

On January 12, 1945, Clifford Cooper’s wife, Regina got the telegram for her missing husband. His family grieved deeply and will never forget him. Our country will always remember his as a hero for serving in World War II.

Written by,
Garrett Schilling
East Junior High School


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