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is honored on Panel 14E, Line 42 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • Thank You

    Posted on 1/21/18 - by Lucy Micik
    Dear Sp4 David Cooper,
    Thank you for your service as an Infantryman. Your 51st anniversary just passed, so sad. It is so important for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
  • Never Forget!

    Posted on 6/24/17 - by Jimmy Nance
    My you rest in piece brother! I will never forget!
  • We will never for get that you gave your life for our country.

    Posted on 5/1/16 - by Cindy Rasico
    He was a really nice man. Everyone who ever knew David liked him. He was one of the many man from North Knox High School who gave their life fighting in the Vietnam war. He was a true hero. May you rest in peace sweet sweet man. I was so blessed to have been one of your many friends.
  • Misadventure (Friendly Fire)

    Posted on 12/21/15 - by
    SP4 David A. Cooper served with A Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade. In early January 1967, his unit participated in Operation Fitchburg, a search and destroy operation in the Ho Bo Woods in Tay Ninh Province to position a blocking force for Operation Cedar Falls. On January 13, 1967, SP4 Cooper was on an ambush patrol during the latter operation when he was severely injured by fragments from a friendly white phosphorous round. He died four days later. [Taken from]
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/24/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 David Arthur Cooper, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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