LOUIS N COOLEY JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 32E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

LOUIS NEWTON COOLEY JR

WALL NAME

LOUIS N COOLEY JR

PANEL / LINE

32E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

10/19/1947

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/16/1967

HOME OF RECORD

COUNCIL BLUFFS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Pottawattamie County

STATE

IA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOUIS NEWTON COOLEY JR
POSTED ON 1.1.2021

Attack on Cua Viet Port Facility – December 16, 1967

The Cua Viet Port Facility was a U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, and Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) base located north of Quang Tri City near the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The base was at the mouth of the Cua Viet River and provided logistical support for Marine units along the DMZ, particularly the Dong Ha Combat Base. On December 16, 1967, the Cua Viet facility came under a North Vietnamese Army artillery and rocket attack. The 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion command post area received two barrages of mixed artillery and rockets totaling ninety or more rounds. The observation tower was unable to visualize the muzzle flashes; however, a Marine unit (F/2/4) was able to sense the firing locations by sound and requested counterbattery fire by the 12th Marines on the north side of the Ben Rai River. A second attack consisting of fifty rounds was received. Counterbattery fire was again provided by the 12th Marines on positions north of the Ben Hai. Four Marines and one Navy seaman were killed in the barrages. They included SGT Terri M. Boettger and LCPL William F. McCarthy from 1st AmTrac Bn; LCPL Louis N. Cooley Jr. and SGT Ronald T. Stokes from 1st Searchlight Battery, 12th Mar; and Navy sailor SN Steven L. Bruderer from Detachment Cua Viet, Naval Support Activity (NSA), Da Nang. Another thirty-one personnel were wounded, eleven requiring medical evacuations. Equipment losses included seven tropical huts, two water trailers, one 30 KW generator from NSA, and minor damage to three amphibious tractors (LVTs). There was also moderate damage to ten tropical huts. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, amtrac.org, and 1st Amphibian Tractor Battalion Command Chronology, December 1967]
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POSTED ON 1.18.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lcpl Louis Cooley,
Thank you for your service as an Electrician. 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.
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POSTED ON 5.25.2014
POSTED BY: Jan Urich

Never To Be Forgotten

My Dear Cousin Louie -
You have not been forgotten.
I have great childhood memories of our times together.
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POSTED ON 11.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LCPL Louis Newton Cooley Jr, 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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POSTED ON 4.7.2013

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Louis on the right.



Rest in peace with the warriors.

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