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Col Richard Lyle Coffman

Col Richard Lyle Coffman

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Death 15 Jan 2013 (aged 81)
USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 18, Grave 5075-1
Memorial ID 103789167 · View Source
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Graduated and was commissioned in 1957 from Pittsburg State University after previously earning the rank of Master Sergeant during the Korean War.
Colonel Coffman served in armored and cavalry units in the United States, Europe, Korea, Vietnam, and Cambodia. He participated in four combat tours and 13 campaigns in close combat including the landings at Inchon and Pusan. Among his awards and decorations are the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, the Purple Heart, and the Wharang Distinguished Military Service Medal from the Republic of Korea.
After retiring from the Army, COL Coffman joined the BDM Corporation in Williamsburg, Virginia.
He is survived by his wife, Betsy Ross Coffman; daughter, Kelley Kulaga; son and daughter-in-law, COL and Mrs. Ross Coffman; and four grandchildren, Lindsey, Jack, Lauren, and Katelyn.


Published in Virginia Gazette from January 19 to February 18, 2013

Gravesite Details Interred August 30, 2013

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  • Created by: Edward Johnson
  • Added: 19 Jan 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 103789167
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Richard Lyle Coffman (5 Sep 1931–15 Jan 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 103789167, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Edward Johnson (contributor 47694690) .