Jim Cooper

[12 SEP 1932 - D1 - 20602]



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George Kennebeck - Cooper's - Dick Dinwiddie
[Pat Dinwiddie Services - JUL 2016]



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Baker's - Carol Gilbert - Woody Black - Maren Palmer - Nancy Joseph - Dorothy Crancer - Cooper's - Emily Vasquez - George Kennebeck - Campbell's [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2016]



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Danny Dienst - Jim Bergen - Jim Cooper - Jim Ryan - Fred Bliss - Bob Shaffer [Durant - Choctaw Nation OK - NOV 2015]



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Cooper's and Fiscus'
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Donna Ludwig - Carol Riggs - Cooper's
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Maurer - Lilly - Cooper - Sloan
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Jack Trawick and Jim Cooper
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Jeter - Cooper's - Fiscus'
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Cooper's
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Mary Helen Cooper - Cardillo - Suzanne Pirkey
[60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Mary Helen Cooper - Jack - Natalie and
Dr. Roy Trawick [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Cooper's - Jack - Natalie and Dr. Roy Trawick - David (son) - Linda
and Avery (granddaughter) Newton [60th Reunion - May 2015]



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Baker's - Roberta Stone. Kennebeck's - Dienst's - Dinwiddie's - Blahuta's - Maren Palmer - Campbell's - Vanden Bosch's - Sharon Black - Cooper's - Fleeger's [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2014]



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Roberta Stone - Carol Baker - Jan Kennebeck - Maren Palmer - Pat Dinwiddie - Barb Blahuta - Paula Campbell - Lo Dienst - Jo Fleeger. Mary Helen Cooper - Ofelia Vanden Bosch - Sharon Black [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2014]



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Kennebeck - Baker - Dienst - Blahuta - Dinwiddie - Campbell - Vanden Bosch - Cooper - Fleeger [CENTEX Mini - JAN 2014]



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Cooper - Dinwiddie - Kennebeck - Geran - Baker - Black -
Vanden Bosch - Campbell [Bob Blitch Services - JAN 2012]



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Black's - Cooper's - Kennebeck's
[Bob Blitch Services - JAN 2012]



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Pat Dinwiddie - Sharon Black - Mary Helen Cooper -
Jan Kennebeck [Bob Blitch Services - JAN 2012]



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Weaver’s - Vanden Bosch’s - Kennebeck’s - Roberta Stone - Campbell’s - Dienst’s - Maren Palmer - Dinwiddie’s - Cooper’s - Fleeger’s - Nancy Joseph - Baker’s [CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Weaver - Vanden Bosch - Campbell - Dienst - Kennebeck - Dinwiddie - Cooper - Fleeger - Baker [CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Roberta Stone - Sue Weaver - Ofelia Vanden Bosch - Paula Campbell - Lo Dienst - Jan Kennebeck - Pat Dinwiddie - Carol Baker - Maren Palmer - Mary Helen Cooper - Jo Fleeger - Nancy Joseph [CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Mary Helen and Jim Cooper - Roberta Stone
[CENTEX New Year's Day Gathering - 1 JAN 2012]



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Campbell - Black - Dinwiddie - Kennebeck - Fleeger - Baker -
Cooper - Blitch [CENTEX Mini - SEP 2011]



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Campbell - Black - Baker - Kennebeck - Cooper - Dinwiddie -
Blitch - Fleeger - Stone [CENTEX Mini - SEP 2011]



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Maren Palmer and Mary Helen Cooper
[Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Jim Cooper and Jim Fleeger
[Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Carol Baker - Jo Fleeger - Jan Kennebeck - Paula Campbell - Maren Palmer - Lo Dienst - Mary Helen Cooper - Sharon Black - Mary Blitch - Roberta Stone [Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Baker's - Kennebeck's - Fleegers - Dienst's - Cooper's - Black - Maren Palmer - Campbell's - Sharon Black - Mary Blitch - Roberta Stone - Blitch [Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Baker - Kennebeck - Fleeger - Dienst - Cooper - Black -
Campbell - Blitch [Austin - 1 JAN 2011]



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Jim Cooper - Pat and Bob Strati
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Fred Pirkey and Jim Cooper
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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D-1: Bergen's - Gottron's - Cooper's - Newton's -
Jim Ryan [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Maren Palmer - Pat Pirkey - Mary Helen
Cooper [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Sandy Sanderson and Jim Cooper
[55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim Ryan - Dick and Diann Gottron - Jim and
Mary Helen Cooper [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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Jim and Mary Helen Cooper - Dick and Pat Dinwiddie -
Paula Campbell [55th Reunion - May 2010]



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George and Jan Kennebeck - Carol and Dick Baker - Norm Blahuta - Tom Weaver - Roberta Stone - Sue Weaver - Barb Blahuta - Jim Cooper - Paula Campbell - Mary Helen Cooper - Jack Campbell - Maren Palmer - Sandy Sanderson - Mary and Bob Blitch [Austin - JAN 2010]



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George Kennebeck - Dick Baker - Norm Blahuta - Tom Weaver - Jim Cooper - Sandy Sanderson - Bob Blitch - Jack Campbell [Austin - JAN 2010]



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Roberta Stone - Sue Weaver - Mary Helen Cooper - Barb Blahuta - Jan Kennebeck - Carol Baker - Paula Campbell - Maren Palmer - Mary Blitch [Austin - JAN 2010]



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Jim and Mary Helen Cooper - Maren Palmer -
Dick Baker [Austin - JAN 2010]



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Kennebeck - Sanderson - Baker - Blahuta - Reed Stone
Dienst - Jack Campbell - Cooper [Austin - JAN 2009]



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Mary Helen Cooper Jan Kennebeck - Barb Blahuta - Lo Dienst - Roberta Stone - Paula Campbell - Maren Palmer - Carol Baker [Austin - JAN 2009]



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Rear: Baker - Blahuta - Kennebeck - Sanderson - Reed Stone - Dienst - Cooper - Jack Campbell Front: Carol Baker - Barb Blahuta Jan Kennebeck - Maren Palmer - Lo Dienst - Roberta Stone - Mary Helen Cooper - Paula Campbell [Austin - JAN 2009]



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[50th Reunion Bio]



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Jim and Mary Helen Cooper
[50th Reunion]



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Jim and Mary Helen Cooper - Bob and
Terry Shaffer [50th Reunion]



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Dienst's and Mary Helen Cooper
[50th Reunion]



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Jim and Mary Helen Cooper
[50th Reunion]



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Weaver and Cooper
[APR 2004 Central Texas Mini]



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BACK ROW: Stone - Roberta Stone - Pat Dinwiddie - Dinwiddie Jan Kennebeck - Sue Weaver - Weaver - Paula Campbell - Kennebeck - Baker - Carol Baker - Mary Helen Cooper - and Cooper - FRONT ROW: Sharon Black - Black - Jack Campbell - Sanderson - and Marnie Palmer [APR 2004 Central Texas Mini]



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Jim and Mary Helen Cooper
[1991]



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Paul Parks - Mary Helen and Jim Cooper -
Bob Camp - Bobbie Parks [1989]



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Jim Cooper and son Jonathan
[Perth - Australia - 1988]



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Black's - Cooper's - Dinwiddie's -
Mike Brown's [1987]



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Stone - Dinwiddie - Drummond - Cooper
Blitch - Kennebeck [1985]



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D-1 Firsties - 1st Row: Dienst - Jim Ryan - Eddins - Cooper - Bergen - Newton - Tebodo (CO) - Lathrop - 2nd Row: Tennant - Shaffer - Pirtle - 3rd Row: Bill Parks - Grubbs - Bliss - 4th Row: Gottron - Zaborowski - Trawick - 5th Row: Price - Bell



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Bergen - Cooper - Dienst
[Delafield Pond - 1952]



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Dienst - Grubbs - Price - Zaborowski -
Cooper [Buckner - 1952]



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2012 AOG Online Register Entry

Register Glossary



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How I got my appointment to West Point

My story was, for the most part, unremarkable.

I was attending Central College (now Central Methodist Univ) in Fayette, Missouri in late 1950 when I unexpectedly received a letter from US Congressman Clarence Cannon inquiring if I would be interested in an appointment to the US Naval Academy. Thinking it would be a good way to escape the Midwest, I replied that I would.

My instructions were to report to the navy base at Olatha, Kansas for physical and academic examinations. The results were favorable -- except I failed an eye exam. Anticipating three more uninspired years at Central College, I tried to get with the program again, with a view toward a degree of some sort in Chemistry.

I was again surprised when I received another letter from Congressman Cannon asking if I would want a principal appointment to West Point. He knew I had not passed the eye exam and told me he had learned the best way to prepare for another eye exam was to refrain from reading anything between the time my college year ended and when I was to report to West Point for the entrance exams (which were scheduled for mid-June). It worked. I was successful in all entrance exams and became a member of the Class of '55 on July 3.

A friend, Robert W. Graue, from my high school in Mexico, Missouri had gone with me to Olatha for the exams. He passed and was admitted to the USNA's class of '55. In February 1954, while I was on exchange weekend at Annapolis, Bob Graue and his fiancee introduced me to Mary Helen Ward, who became my wife -- and still is.

Jim Cooper
15 AUG 2010


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