Cooper, William Ernest, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
1745-Light Weapons Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1950-1951, 1745, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
Service Years
1940 - 1951

Sergeant First Class

Three Service Stripes

Four Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Year of Birth
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Contact Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Breckenridge, KY

Date of Passing
Apr 05, 1951
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 25th Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award

 Unit Assignments
1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
  1950-1951, 1745, 1st Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment
  1950-1951, 1745, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1945 World War II
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Defensive (1950)
  1950-1950 Korean War/UN Offensive (1950)
  1950-1951 Korean War/CCF Intervention (1950-51)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
35th Infantry Regiment

25th Infantry Division

Hostile, Died of Wounds (DOW)

Date Of Loss: April 4, 1951

Service Number: RA35492438  


Year of Birth: 1920


Sergeant First Class Cooper was a Light Weapons Infantry Leader with the 35th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division. He was seriously wounded by the enemy in South Korea on April 4, 1951 and died of those wounds the following day. Sergeant First Class Cooper was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal. 
Korean War Project Key No: 5976
Other Comments:
Ernest is buried in the Burton-Cooper Cemetery (also called the Weatherford Cemetery) on Jeff Whitfill's Farm. It is located on Highway 629 near Rockvale, KY.
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