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Salute to our Vets: Major General J. Gary Cooper

Salute to our Vets: Major General J. Gary Cooper (WPMI)

NBC 15 is giving a salute to our veterans.

We are honoring Major General J. Gary Cooper who served 38 years in the U.S. Marine Corps.

In 1967, General Cooper became the first African American officer in the Marine Corps to lead an infantry company into combat.

He is a former member of the Alabama House of Representatives, a former Presidential appointee and currently serves as Chairman of CNB Bankcorp, Inc.

Thank you for your service, Major General Cooper.

If you know a veteran you would like to see featured on NBC 15, please send us an email - veterans@mynbc15.com

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