Jay Copley

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Jay Copley

Postby Jim Sheppard » Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:17 pm

Sad news today.

At 2:00 AM Jay Copley passed. He had been suffering from some sort of cancer.

Funeral services will be held, 11:00 AM April 1, 2022 at the Chapel of McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3874 Gentian Blvd. Columbus, GA 31907. Interment with full military honors will be held at Ft. Mitchell National Cemetery following the service. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
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Re: Jay Copley

Postby harley hawkins » Tue Mar 29, 2022 1:28 pm

Oh No . What a great Soldier and human . He will be greatly missed . RIP my friend

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Re: Jay Copley

Postby RJ_Smith » Wed Mar 30, 2022 2:18 pm

Very sad news. Here is Captain Copley's entry in the Hall of Valor website.

https://valor.militarytimes.com/hero/5937
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Re: Jay Copley

Postby bbontemps » Fri Apr 01, 2022 4:29 pm

I always remember Captain Copley's aggressive stand against the enemy when, after giving us the daily mission, he'd say, "Now let's go lean on chuck." That motivation, along with our battalion goal of 'A gook a day and a firefight a week," kept all of us sharp. Jay's leadership on May 5, 1968, saved a lot of lives in our battle against the NVA. I am proud to have served under his command.
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Re: Jay Copley

Postby Bob Bihari » Fri Apr 08, 2022 11:47 am

Sorry to hear of Capt. Copley's passing. I just heard about it a few days ago from Fred Maida (Copley's driver on 5/5/68).
If it weren't for their quick action in getting to us on 5th May, those of from left behind from A Co. would not have survived. I literally owed that man my life.

Godspeed Captain - 'Till Fiddler's Green Sir.
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