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Friday, January 26, 2007

Veterans to Show Support At Local Soldier's Funeral

A local soldier in Operation Iraqi Freedom was killed January 15th in Mosul, Iraq by an IED. Sgt. John E. Cooper of the US Army was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4rh Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. His funeral will take place Sunday, January 28th, at 1:00 pm, at the Fleming County High School Auditorium with a burial at the Fleming County Cemetery.

In an interview with the Ledger Independent, Sgt. Cooper's mother described her son as a "very strong, very friendly" person. "He was a very nice person, to everyone," she said. It was also said in the Ledger that Cooper was living his lifelong dream to serve in the military.

The Flemingsburg VFW has invited anyone who would like to participate in a patriotic showing of support to gather at the Flemingsburg VFW parking lot by 12:00 PM on Sunday. Many veterans from around the country have already expressed their desire to attend. Information about the Flemingsburg VFW support rally can be found at the Patriot Guards website.


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