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Bob Cooper 1/66

Bob Cooper (1/66)
c/- Graham Adnams (1/67) Army Transport Association Newsletter September 2014.
3783894, Robert George Cooper was born on 1st Jul 1945 in Dromana, Vic, and brought up in Albury. His Primary and Secondary schooling were in Wodonga, Vic, and he worked in Melbourne for T&G Insurance, Victorian Railways and the Immigration Department. Bob commenced his NS on 29th Sep 1965, graduating from OTU with Class 1/66. After attending the RAASC Centre in Sep 1966 Bob was posted as Admin Officer to 44 Coy RAASC in Devonport, Tasmania. On 22nd Apr 1967 he took up a Short Service Commission and was posted as 2IC of 88 Transport Platoon at Randwick, NSW in Jan 1968. After a return to the RAASC Centre and a posting to 21 Supply Platoon Bob was posted as OC 52 Supply Platoon Detachment in Vietnam from 3rd Dec 1968 until 10th Dec 1969. Bob served in the Regular Army until June 1984 transferring to the Reserve where he served until 1990.
Bob worked in the training area until retiring in 2006. He had married Kayleen in Hobart in 1968 and they have three children and seven grandchildren. Bob passed away at Wollongbar, NSW, on 21st Aug 2014.

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