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A Soldier's Story: Private First Class Ardon Bradley "Brad" Cooper


Private First Class Ardon Bradley "Brad" Cooper was born in Seattle, Washington, on September 19, 1967. He attended primary schools in the Seattle area and relocated to Castle Rock, Colorado, where he attended Douglas County High School. Private First Class Brad Cooper was an accomplished athlete who, in addition to playing football and lacrosse, was a finalist for the 1988 US Olympic Curling Team.
He enlisted in the US Army in 1989.

He deployed to Saudi Arabia with the 5th Cavalry for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and the Gulf War. On February 20, 1990, during the Battle of Wadi Al-Batin, Private First Class Brad Cooper, while attempting to aid another wounded soldier, was killed when a mortar struck his gun turret. He rests at Acacia Memorial Park in Lake Forest Park, Washington.


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