Maj Christopher Michael Cooper
Born: August 10, 1974 in Austin, Texas
Died: July 21, 2008 in Guam
Maj. Christopher M. Cooper of Round Rock, Texas was a Texas native before moving with his family to Messena, New York where he was a 1992 graduate of Massena Central School. He returned to Austin to attend UT, where he went through the Air Force ROTC program and was commissioned a second-lieutenant in 1997. He was an eleven year Air Force veteran whos uncle was also a B-52 pilot and a heavy influence in his decision to join the military service. The aircraft commander was stationed at Barksdale where he worked as an instructor pilot. He served two tours in Iraq and served with special operations in Afghanistan. Christopher was on of six victims of the B-52 crash near the Andersen Air Force Base in Guam. He was 33.
Burial is at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia – Sec 60 Site 8677