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J. Gary Cooper, Pathbreaking Marine Leader, Is Dead at 87

He was the first Black officer to lead a Marine Corps infantry company into combat. He later became an Alabama state lawmaker and an assistant secretary of the Air Force. [Source]

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Category: Cooper, J Gary (1936-2024)

Topics: Marine, Force, secretary, assistant, lawmaker, state, Alabama, became, later, combat, company, infantry, Corps, officer, Black, first, Leader, Pathbreaking, Cooper


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