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Sgt Brice Coleman
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Birth: unknown
Bristow
Creek County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jul. 13, 2012
Bristow
Creek County
Oklahoma, USA

US ARMY
45TH INFANTRY
KOREA

Brice Clayton Coleman was born to Henry Homer Coleman and Thelma Matlock Coleman. He attended the Bristow School System while growing up. In 1950 he forged his mother's signature to join the United States Army. He then quickly became a sergeant and went with the 45th Infantry to serve in Korea. He spent one year in the Korean War and came home with various commendations. He finished high school in Bristow, became President of his senior class and graduated in 1953. On July 22, 1955, he married JoNell Matthews in Kimbel, Nebraska. From this union came four sons, Larry (1956), Bruce (1958), Michael (1962) and Lewis (1964). While serving in the military he went to various flight school and training programs to become an officer and a helicopter pilot. His unit was one of the first helicopter squadrons to be sent to the Vietnam War. He served as a Captain in Vietnam from 1965 1966 and was promoted to the rank of Major while there. While in Vietnam, he received numerous commendations including but not limited to, Distinguished Flying Cross V device, Bronze Star with V devices, Air Medals, two Purple Hearts, and others. He was a Master Aviator and had the Combat Infantry Badge with star and was the Aviation Commandant of Ft. Hood, Texas before retiring from active military in 1967 and moving back to Bristow. He finished his military service through the Oklahoma National Guard, retiring in 1980. In 1968, he successfully ran for the Sheriff's office in Creek County, Oklahoma. He remained Sheriff of Creek County until 1980. After service to his state and country, he become self-employed in the construction business until his death at his home south of Bristow on July 13, 2012. 
 
Burial:
Bristow Cemetery
Bristow
Creek County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: PAPAWRAITH
Record added: Oct 22, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 119145791
Sgt Brice Coleman
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 Added: Oct. 22, 2013
 
 
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