Edwin Earl Cooper

HMM-163, MAG-16, 1ST MAW
United States Navy
07 June 1945 - 24 February 1967
Chula Vista, CA
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Fleet Marine Force Corpsman

Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Edwin Earl Cooper

Lord, guard and guide the men who fly
Through the great spaces in the sky.
Be with them always in the air,
In darkening storms or sunlight fair.
O hear us when we lift our prayer
For those in peril in the air.
From the Navy Hymn
("Eternal Father")

Virtual Wall Note

Five men of Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 163 (HMM-163) died when their UH-34D (BuNo 150563) was shot down:
  • Major Albert Boyd Ayres, pilot
  • 1st Lt Charles Gilbert Mason, copilot
  • SSgt Paul Lawrence Vernon, aircrewman
  • Cpl Roger Allen Castle, aircrewman
  • HN Edwin Earl Cooper, Corpsman
Visit John Dennison's
Medics on the Wall
memorial which honors the
Army Medics and Navy Corpsmen who died in Vietnam.

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
his sister,
Janice Cooper
10 Nov 2002

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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
Last updated 11/10/2002