Marine Lt. Col. Carl Cooper, 99 years old in the photo.  Courtesy of Jeffrey Rease

Rease photographed Col. Carl Cooper, a lieutenant in the Marine Corps. He enlisted in 1942 and served a total of 38 years in the US Marine Corps, and he was awarded the Legion of Merit medal for his service.

In addition to his service in World War II, Col. Cooper served in the Korean War and Vietnam War.

We honor you, Carl Cooper.

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