Carl Cooper

Tucson, AZtucson.com

Hansen's Hundred, No. 78: Carl Cooper was coach, professor, father figure — and so much more

Carl Cooper broke his collarbone playing football at Tucson High and later broke his nose while a running back at Arizona. What didn’t break was his spirit of achievement. After leaving the UA, Cooper figured out a way to pay for tuition to enroll at USC and earn a master’s degree. He figured out a way to make the most of his service in World War II, becoming a lieutenant after three intense months in Officer’s Candidate school.
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Vestavia Hills, ALwbrc.com

Happy 101st birthday, Col. Carl Cooper!

VESTAVIA HILLS, Ala. (WBRC) - A special drive-by birthday celebration for American hero and Vestavia Hills veteran Colonel Carl Cooper. Colonel Carl Cooper, Retired, US Marine Corps, turns 101. Friends and family waved, blew kisses and honked birthday wishes Thursday outside his home. Colonel Cooper smiled and returned loving waves.
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