Cooper served during World War II, Korea and Vietnam. He said he will survive the current medical scare "by the grace of God," WBRC reported.
Cooper was born in Clanton on March 18, 1920, and registered for the draft Sept. 3, 1941, according to military record. He enlisted in the Marines on April 1, 1942, and was a member of the 6th Marine Divison, WZDX reported.
In 1945, Cooper was a 1st lieutenant and was serving in Okinawa. He has earned two dozen medals for his service, including a Presidential Unit Citation with One Star, Marine Corps Medal with Four Stars, the United Nations Medal, and the Legion of Merit Medal, the television station reported.
“I was only doing what my country needed me to do and I came home,” Cooper said.