Vincentian Values Learned at St. John’s Guided Veteran Alumnus in Wartime

Walter Lockwood Cooper II ’65Ed enlisted in the US Army shortly after his graduation from St. John’s University, at a time when a major troop buildup was taking place during the Vietnam War.


“The Vincentians taught us that all people are special and deserve to be valued and treated with respect. To love and be charitable are essential qualities to have any kind of success in life—and this was stressed at St. John’s University.”

Walter Lockwood Cooper II ’65Ed
  • Bachelor of Science, Education
  • The School of Education