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Sgt Cooper

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Sgt Cooper

  • Birth 2004 USA
  • Death 6 Jul 2007 Iraq
  • Burial Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 20480833

Yellow Labrador Retriever, Cooper was a specialized search dog trained to find firearms, ammunition and explosives. Cooper died alongside each other while performing a search patrol in Muhammad Sath, Iraq, of wounds sustained from an improvised explosive device. Cooper and Kory Wiens will always be together. Cpl. Wiens and Cooper were the military's first dog team killed in action in either Iraq or Afghanistan. Their cremains were buried together. The last military canine team killed together was during the Vietnam War. As a member of an Army unit, Cooper was rendered proper military funeral honors.

  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 16 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20480833
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Cooper (2004–6 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20480833, citing Salt Creek Cemetery, Dallas, Polk County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .