Cooper, Travis Sentell

IRAQ - COOPER, TRAVIS SENTELL
COOPER, TRAVIS SENTELL

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Unit: Headquarters & Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 114th Field Artillery Regiment, Mississippi Army National Guard

MOS: 13F2O – Fire Support Specialist

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon

Badges: Combat Action Badge

Note: Posthumously presented with the Mississippi Medal of Valor

Date of birth: 17-Sep-1980

Hometown: Macon, Mississippi

Next of Kin: Never Married. Parents, Keith and Peggy Derks.

Campaign: Iraq

Incident date: 15-Jul-2005

Date of casualty: 16-Jul-2005

Age at death: 24

Cause of death: Hostile Death. Hostile Action. Died wounds sustained the previous day when an improvised explosive device exploded near the vehicle he was searching in Baghdad.

Location of fatality: 332nd EMDG, Balad, Iraq

Place of interment: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Macon, Mississippi, USA

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