Woodbury County

Pvt. Dale R. Cooper



Sioux City Paratrooper Killed in Action  

Pvt. Dale R. Cooper, 22, who for several months served with a paratrooper division in New Guinea, was killed in action December 6, 1944, on Leyte, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Cooper, 1611 W. 15th street, have been informed by the War Department.

Prior to entering the service January 13, 1943, Pvt. Cooper was employed in the shipyards at Portland, Ore.  His army training took him to Camp Taccoa, Ga., Camp Machall, N.C., and Fort Benning, Ga.  He was home on furlough in April, 1944, and left shortly after for overseas duty.

Survivors, in addition to the parents, are three brothers: Sgt. Clayton Cooper, Fort Sill, Okla., who has been give an A.P.O. number; Russell, employed by the Kaiser shipyards in Portland; and Lewis, Ladysmith, Wis., a dairy farmer; and two sisters, Mrs. Clara Krzystofiak and Mrs. Marnes Porter.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, February 8, 1945 (photo included)