Monte Ray Cooley

Army of the United States
07 October 1947 - 18 March 1968
Kermit, TX
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Combat Infantry

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

Monte R Cooley

The database page for Monte Ray Cooley

16 Apr 2004

Monte was from Kermit, Texas, but grew up all over West Texas and Eastern New Mexico. Kermit is an oilfield town just south of the New Mexico State Line. He was born in San Angelo, Texas, and was a 1966 graduate of Kermit High School. He was an Golden Gloves boxer and he won the Sportsmanship Trophy two years in a row at the Regionals held in Odessa, Texas. He always wanted to be paratrooper, he once jumped from a water tower using only a large silk handkerchief. He died as he charged the enemy in an attempt to save a wounded buddy. He is remembered by his community and by the Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial located at the Midland International Airport.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a Permian Basin Vietnam Memorial representative,
Billy M. Brown 
16 Apr 2004

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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