Cooper, Roy Eldon


Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Troop, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 24-Dec-1939

Hometown: El Monte, California

Marital status: Married to Linda S. Cooper, two sons, one daughter

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 15-Oct-1962

Start of tour: 22-Jun-1968

Incident date: Unknown

Date of casualty: 30-Jul-1968

Age at death: 28

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Vehicle Crash (MC). Vehicle loss or crash.
Roy Eldon Cooper died from injuries received while a passenger in military vehicle when vehicle crashed. Individual was admitted to a military hospital, placed on the Serious Injury (SI) list subsequently placed on the Very Serious Injury (VSI) List where he later expired.   (Individual was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, and later expired.)

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam

Place of interment: Brush Creek Cemetery, Brush Creek, Arkansas, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 50W 034 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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