Friday, August 26, 2016
SSG Silas Jay Cooper Jr
SSG Silas Jay Cooper Jr, b. 1921 - d. 26 Aug 1944. Son of Silas Jay and Minnie Evalena (Smith) Cooper of Michigan, he had 9 siblings. Interestingly, Jay enlisted as Jay S. Cooper and so is reported as such in the official records. Assigned to A Company 116th Infantry on 22 Jun 1944 as a PFC. He is now buried in Montrose Cemetery in Montrose, Michigan.