USS Dyess
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Joel Ben Cooper, Jr. was born and raised in Chattanooga , TN.   He passed away on August 8th, 1974 at the age of 42.  After leaving the Navy he earned a Doctorate in Educational Psychology from the University of Georgia and is survived by two sons, Joel Ben Cooper III, and Steven D. Cooper.  Growing up, both sons remember him speaking fondly of his days aboard the U.S.S. Dyess.

Joel Cooper, RD3, 1950-53
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