Alexander Honors Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Cooper on Receiving Second Highest Decoration in the Army

Tennessee-Based Officer Awarded Distinguished Service Cross for Valor in Iraq

Posted on July 11, 2008

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after attending a ceremony here today honoring Clarksville, Tennessee based Chief Warrant Officer 5 David Cooper. Chief Warrant Officer Copper received the Distinguished Service Cross, the second highest decoration in the U.S. Army. “Chief Cooper’s extreme bravery is responsible for saving the lives of his comrades in Iraq,” Alexander said. “It’s an honor to be in the presence of such a remarkable American patriot who after today’s ceremony will become one of the most decorated active duty soldiers in the Army. I thank Chief Cooper for his model of outstanding service and valor, and congratulate him and his family. His actions are a shining example of what men and women in uniform are prepared to do every day in defense of our freedoms. ” ###