LAHS graduate Billy Cooper was awarded his Naval Aviator Wings at a ceremony Oct. 5 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. Courtesy photo
Capt. Billy Cooper with his 5th grade teacher at Barranca Mesa, Tammy Hinckley and her spouse Rick, who attended his ceremony. Courtesy photo
Billy Cooper, a 2011 graduate of Los Alamos High School, was awarded his Naval Aviator Wings in a special ceremony Friday, Oct. 5 at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi, Texas. He also has been selected for the rank of Captain.
Cooper’s 5th grade teacher at Barranca Mesa Tammy Hinckley and her spouse Rick attended the ceremony.
Cooper will report to Marine Air Group 26 in New Bern, NC for further training in the aircraft MV-22 Osprey. After completing this additional 26-week course, he has been assigned forward to base Marine Air Group 36 in Okinawa, Japan.
Cooper is the oldest son of Bill and Fran Cooper of Los Alamos. Their other son Gary Cooper, a 2013 graduate of LAHS, is on National Tour with the Disney Show “Aladdin”.