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Solon R. Cooley in uniform

Solon R Cooley


BIRTHPLACE
Randolph, AL
Born 1922
HOMETOWN
Graham, AL, United States
Died 1979

BIOGRAPHY


Enlisted 12/22/1942 discharged 2/24/1946. Coast artillery basic training. Antiaircraft artillery automatic weapons crewman. Military policeman. Served with an antiaircraft artillery battalion in central Europe.Performed various duties as a member of gun crew. Operated a 50 caliber machine gun mounted on a vehicle. Duties consisted of firing machine gun to destroy enemy aircraft. Loaded, aimed, and fired weapon.

AWARDS


Bronze Star Medal
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Military Rank


Private First Class

Years of Service


1942-1946

Wars, Campaigns, & Battles


 
World War II