In Memory

Glenn Alan Cooper

Glenn Alan Cooper


Glenn Alan Cooper

Viet vet dies near Bien Hoa—in motorcycle accident

Glen Alan Cooper, 23, son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Cooper Jr. of 250 W. 64th St. Hialeah, was killed Sept. 11, 1970, in a motorcycle accident near Bien Hoa, Vietnam.

                Cooper, a 1964 graduate of Hialeah High School, served in the Marine Corps from August 1965 to June 1969 and had two tours of duty in Vietnam earning the National Defense Service Medal, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Vietnam Campaign Medal and the Combat Air Crew Insignia.

                He was awarded the first through 22nd strike-flight Air Medal for service between Sept. 1966 to March 1968 in ceremonies in August 1969. A minimum of 22 missions tactically involved in combat, is necessary for each award.

                Cooper returned to Vietnam in August 1969 as a civilian representative of Lear-Siegler, Inc., as a helicopter mechanic.

                He is survived by his parents; a sister, Janet, two brothers, Luther Collins and Fred Cooper III; a maternal grandfather, Lewis Wiley of Hialeah; a paternal grandmother, Mrs. Nettie Cooper of Baltimore, Md.; and aunts and uncles.

                Funeral arrangements will be made by Lowe-Hanks Funeral Home.

Provided by Tom Gould



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01/12/17 05:40 PM #1    

Tom "Tommy" Gould

Glenn was killed in Viet Nam in a motorcycle accident. He was working as a civilian aircraft mechanic for Lear Sieglar after getting out of the Marines. Glenn and I lived on West 64th St (across the street from one another). this is a picture of me and Glenn in Saigon a few months before his death.

01/13/17 02:31 PM #2    

Al Rohde

Hey Tom,So sorry to hear of Glenn's passing. Ya couldn't ask for a nicer person. May he RIP.

01/13/17 09:50 PM #3    

Tom Fitzpatrick

I remember riding motorcycles together when we were kids, we all liked Glen, I was not aware he was also taken in Vietnam.  So sorry for his family.  


01/15/17 11:11 AM #4    

Kirt Sullivan

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