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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 39
Year of Death: 1948

Henry Cooper

Henry Gladney Cooper was a member of the Longview Fire Department from 1942-1948. He died while responding to a fire call on May 2, 1948. H. G. was riding the tailboard on a 1936 American LaFrance pumper when it collided with a police car at a blind intersection while both vehicles were responding to the same structure fire. He was killed on impact along with the two policemen, Boyd Gaunt and Bura Roberts. Three other firefighters, A. L. Hudgins, Nelson Rose, and Alva Bonner, were injured in the accident.

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