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Obituary, The Steele Enterprise, Steele Enterprise, Steele, Mo. Thursday, November 8, 1945; Memorial in Europe Honors Cooter Doctor: Capt. Lawrence Cooper Jr., who was accidently drowned at Kastenseeon, Germany, June 6, and the marker erected by the 262nd Ordinance Bn. to commemorate their beloved doctor. The picture on the right was sent to Dr. and Mrs. L. E. Cooper by the commanding officer of the company of which Capt. Cooper was a member after it had been erected in memory of the young doctor who had meant to much to both officers and enlisted men of the unit he served so faithfully.
The Steele Enterprise has an obituary dated Friday, April 8, 1949 which says a funeral service for Capt Lawrence E. Cooper, Jr., 27, were conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Baptist Church in Cooter, Mo. Captain Cooper's body was returned from a United States Military Cemetery in Bavaria for reburial in the United States.