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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1904

Vol. V
p719
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(Born Ten.)

Vaughn W. Cooper

(Ap'd Ten.)

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Born near Shelby Park, TN.a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Aug. 1, 1900 to June 15, 1904, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

(Second Lieut., 12th Cavalry)

Served: At Manila and Batangas, P. I., Nov. 1, 1904 to June 16, 1905; at Fort Oglethorpe, Ga., July 22, 1905 to April 22, 1907; at Jamestown Exposition, April 22 to Aug. 22, 1907; Instructor, Department of Mathematics, West Point, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1907 to –––––.

Vol. VI
p1079
[Supplement, Vol. VI: 1910‑1920]

(Vaughn Washington Cooper, Born Dec. 7, 1881.)

Military History. —

Second Lieut., 12th Cavalry, June 15, 1904.

At U. S. Military Academy, Instructor in Department of Mathematics, Aug. 22, 1907, to

(First Lieut., 12th Cavalry, March 11, 1911)

Aug. 24, 1912; (with 1st New York Cavalry during Connecticut Maneuvers, Aug. 8 to 20, 1912); with 12th Cavalry, Aug. 25 to Dec. 31, 1912;

 p1080  (Transferred to 8th Cavalry, Jan. 1, 1913)

at Jolo, at Camp Stotsenburg and at Fort William McKinley, P. I., with 8th Cavalry, March 4, 1913, to Aug. 15, 1915; en route to U. S. with regiment, to Sept. 12, 1915; at Fort Bliss, Texas, and at various border stations with regiment, to

(Captain, 8th Cavalry, July 1, 1916)

Aug. 30, 1916; Adjutant, 11th Provisional Division, (Ohio and Michigan), Aug. 30, 1916, to Feb. 28, 1917; Assistant Adjutant, El Paso District, March 1 to 20, 1917; Adjutant, 2nd Provisional Infantry Division, (Regular), and Adjutant, El Paso District, March 21 to

(Major of Infantry, National Army, Aug. 5, 1917)

Aug. 23, 1917; Inspector, 77th Division, Aug. 23, 1917, to June 18, 1918; sailed from U. S. with 77th Division, April 25, 1918; on duty with British from date of arrival to June 6, 1918; in Baccarat Sector, June 12 to 18, 1918; student officer at Army General Staff College, June 19 to Aug. 29; with 80th Division in St. Mihiel Offensive, Aug. 30 to

(Lieut.‑Colonel of Infantry, U. S. A., Aug. 26, 1918)

Sept. 25; detailed to General Staff, A. E. F., Oct. 12; Instructor, Army General Staff College, France, Oct. 1, 1918, to Jan. 9, 1919; Assistant Chief of Staff, G‑3, 6th Division, Jan. 17, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
p617
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Lieutenant-Colonel, Temporary, of Infantry, Aug. 26, 1918.

Instructor, Army General Staff College, France, Oct. 1, 1918, to Jan. 9, 1919; Assistant Chief of Staff, G‑3, 6th Division, Jan. 17, 1919, to May 28, 1919; Chief  p618 of Staff, 6th Division, May 29, to June 15, 1919; returned to U. S. with Division, June 10, 1919; at Washington, D. C., Office, Chief of Staff June 16, 1919, to

Returned to Grade of Captain, Mar. 15, 1920.

Major of Cavalry, July 1, 1920.

Sept. 12, 1920; at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind., G‑1, 5th Corps Area, Sept. 13, 1920, to June 30, 1921; at Washington, D. C., War Department, General Staff, July 1, 1921, to June 30, 1924; at Fort Bliss, Tex., with 7th Cavalry, July 1, 1924, to Sept. 23, 1925; at Fort Bliss, Tex., 2nd Machine Gun Squadron, Sept. 24, 1925, to Aug. 5, 1926; at Washington, D. C., War Department, General Staff, Aug. 6, 1926, to

Lieutenant-Colonel of Cavalry, Jan. 23, 1928.

Oct. 31, 1929; at Los Angeles, Calif., with Organized Reserves, Nov. 1, 1929, to ––––

Vol. VIII
p153
[Supplement, Vol. VIII: 1930‑1940]

Military History: —

(Lt.‑Col. Cav., Jan. 23, 1928)

at Los Angeles, Calif., with O. R., and preparation for the X Olympiad, Nov. 1, 1929 to Feb. 29, 1932.

(Lt.‑Col. Ret., Feb. 29, 1932. Disability in line of Duty).

Vol. IX
p92
[Supplement, Vol. IX: 1940‑1950]

Military History: —

Lt Col Ret 29 Feb 32.

AD, Washington DC in G‑2, 21 Nov 40‑

(Col AUS 7 May 41)

31 Jul 41

Civil History: — Battleground Apts, Franklin Rd Nashville 4 Tenn

Died, Jan. 8, 1957, at Nashville, Ten.: Aged 76.b


Thayer's Notes:

a Col. Cooper's birthplace is from the memorial article and biographical sketch at West Point Association of Graduates, where it is spelled Edinburgh.

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b Col. Cooper died after the publication of Vol. IX (1950), the most recent volume of the Supplements to Cullum's Register available to me, which may also be the most recent volume in the public domain. The date and place of his death are from the WPAOG memorial article.


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