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Army Sgt. 1st Class David A. Cooper Jr.
Died September 5, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom
36, of State College, Pa.; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Sept. 5 in Baghdad, Iraq, from a non-combat related injury.
Fort Lewis soldier dies in Iraq of non-combat injury
The Associated Press
FORT LEWIS, Wash. — Army officials say a soldier from Fort Lewis has died of a non-combat injury in Iraq.
According to a Pentagon news release, 36-year-old Sgt. 1st Class David A. Cooper Jr. of State College, Pa., died Sept. 5 in Baghdad.
The release gives no details but says the circumstances of the death are under investigation.
A statement issued from Fort Lewis says Cooper entered military service on June 25, 1988. He was assigned to Korea, Fort Drum, N.Y., and Fort Knox, Ky., before coming to the post south of Tacoma.
At the time of his death he was a platoon sergeant in the 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.