Media in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In Grateful Memory of Rear Admiral Thomas V. Cooper
United States Navy
Born in 1893, he was the grandson of Thomas Cooper, a prominent state senator and political leader, and the son of Frederick Cooper, well known local justice and editor of the Delaware County American newspaper in Media. Graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1912, he became a decorated navy officer in both World War I and World War II serving as a battleship, submarine and cruiser commander. During the latter conflict, he was a veteran of troop landings at Guadalcanal, Leyte Gulf, Iwo Jima and Okinawa.
In August, 1941, he commanded the destroyer task force that escorted British Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the battleship HMS Prince of Wales to the famous Atlantic Charter meeting with President Franklin D. Roosevelt at Placentia Bay in Newfoundland, Canada.
Admiral Cooper retired in 1947. He died in 1980 and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery. His family home, a Queen Anne Style house built circa 1882 that he inherited from his father, still stands at 133 E. 5th Street in Media. Our community honors him for his lifetime of devoted service to our nation in the defense of freedom and democracy.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • War, World I • War, World II • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is August 1941.
Location. 39° 55.33′ N, 75° 23.111′ W. Marker is in Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on East 5th Street just west of North Edgemont Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 130 E 5th St, Media PA 19063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gifford-Risley House (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (approx. 0.3 miles away); Media Theatre Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Soldiers and Sailors of Delaware County Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named The Borough of Media, Delaware County, Pennsylvania (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor of Captain Franklin P. Haller, Jr. (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Armory (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Media.
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