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First Name: James

Last Name: Cooper

Birthplace: Troup, TX, USA


Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Hale Center, TX
Middle Name: A.

Date of Birth: 19 November 1894

Date of Death: 19 July 1918

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Years Served: 1917-1918
James Aubrey Cooper

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)


James Aubrey Cooper

2nd Lieutenant, U. S. Army

Distinguished Service Cross

War Department, General Orders No. 99 (1918)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross (Posthumously) to Second Lieutenant (Infantry) James A. Cooper, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving with 3d Machine-Gun Battalion, 1st Division, A.E.F., between Berzy-le-Sec and Soissons, France, July 18 - 19, 1918.
Second Lieutenant Cooper's leadership under fire was distinguished by heroic conduct and the prompt utilization of every advantage. Through his fearlessness, devotion to duty, and while leading the men forward on the second day he was killed.

Citation 2 August 1918 in General Order No.2 HQ 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division

Citation 1 January 1919 in General Order No.1 HQ 1st Infantry Division

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Texas WWI Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 316038   Created by: drjones46




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