HILLSVILLE — Mayor Greg Crowder presented the Town of Hillsville’s Citizen of the Month award to Raleigh Minor Cooley at the June 23 meeting.
Although Cooley was unavailable to attend the meeting that evening due to health reasons, Crowder took a moment to summarize Cooley’s accomplishments to those in attendance.
Cooley graduated from Hillsville High School in 1941, and worked and paid his way through William & Mary College. He was drafted into the U.S. Navy in April, 1943, and served for almost three years aboard the U.S.S. Halford.