Cooper, Rudolph William, SGM

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Last Rank
Sergeant Major
Last Service Branch
Branch Immaterial
Last Primary MOS
00Z-Command Sergeant Major IN
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1969-1970, 11Z50, Command & Control South (CCS), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
Service Years
1941 - 1976
Foreign Language(s)

Special Forces
Sergeant Major

Eleven Service Stripes

Sixteen Overseas Service Bars

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Home State
New York
New York
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Last Address
Washington, D.C.

Date of Passing
Apr 25, 2008
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

24th Infantry Division Special Forces Group Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank ChapterSpecial Operations Association (SOA-MACV)
  1975, Special Forces Association, 1, Chapter I/XVIII - The Samuel S. Theriault/Aaron Bank Chapter (Executive Officer) (Fayetteville, North Carolina) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1979, Special Operations Association (SOA-MACV) [Verified]

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
RUDOLPH WILLIAM COOPER,  SGM , US Army retired, passed away 25 April 2008 at the VA Hospice Center in Washington , DC . Rudy was assigned to CCS, MACV-SOG. His other Special Forces Assignments included the 5th (RVN & CONUS, 7th and 10th (CONUS) Special Forces Groups and two tours with 46th Special Forces Company. Rudy was one of the few Special Forces Soldiers to have received the Combat Infantry Badge 3rd Award for Combat Service in WW II, Korea and Vietnam . Also among his many wards and decorations are the Silver Star, 10 Bronze Stars and 3 Purple Hearts. He is survived by two daughters, three grandsons, a brother and four great-grandchildren
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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 3rd Award
Master Parachutist
Vietnam - Jump Wings

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th Army (Fifth Army)First Army (1st Army)U.S. Army5th Infantry Division
8th Infantry Division4th Infantry DivisionJungle Warfare Course, Fort ShermanUS Army Institute for Military Assistance
5th Special Forces Group (A)7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)46th Special Forces Company (Airborne)3rd Special Forces Group Airborne
6th Special Forces GroupCommand & Control South (CCS), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1942-1945, 745, 5th Army (Fifth Army)
  1947-1950, 745, First Army (1st Army)
  1951-1951, 1745, HHC, 25th Tank Battalion
  1952-1953, 1733, 5th Infantry Division
  1957-1960, 1733, 8th Infantry Division
  1960-1961, 11D10, 4th Infantry Division
  1961-1961, 11F10, Jungle Warfare Course, Fort Sherman
  1961-1962, 11F10, US Army Institute for Military Assistance
  1963-1966, 11Z50, 5th Special Forces Group (A)
  1966-1966, 11Z50, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1966-1967, 11Z50, 46th Special Forces Company (Airborne)
  1967-1968, 11Z50, 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne
  1968-1969, 11Z50, 6th Special Forces Group
  1969-1970, 11Z50, Command & Control South (CCS), MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1972-1973, 11Z50, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Algeria-French Morocco Campaign (1942)/Operation Torch
  1942-1943 Tunisia Campaign (1942-43)
  1943-1943 Sicily Campaign (1943)
  1943-1943 Naples-Foggia Campaign (1943-44)
  1944-1944 Rome-Arno Campaign (1944)
  1945-1945 Po Valley Campaign (1945)
  1951-1951 Korean War/First UN Counteroffensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/CCF Spring Offensive (1951)
  1951-1951 Korean War/UN Summer-Fall Offensive (1951)
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
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