RADM Eugene Auguste Coffin, Sr

RADM Eugene Auguste Coffin, Sr

Fuzhou, Fujian, China
Death 20 Jan 1972 (aged 83)
Burial Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Proprietors 370 N
Memorial ID 31207108 · View Source
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Born in Foochow, China
1. Nancy Jamison in 1911, who died in 1918, with whom he had two sons;
2. Peggy Powers in 1919, with whom he had two daughters; and
3. Marjorie Barber-Hite on 28 August 1948.

Coffin first joined the Coast Guard in 1907. He would be stationed out of Boston, Massachusetts, Portland, Maine, New Bern, North Carolina, New York, New York, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the earlier part of his career. In 1917 he became one of the Coast Guard's first aviators.

During World War I he served as an executive officer and chief of staff at Rockaway Naval Air Station. From 1924 to 1928 he held command of the USS Terry (DD-25). Later he commanded the USS Welborn C. Wood (DD-195) from 1931 to 1933 and the USCGC Taney (WHEC-37) from 1936 to 1940. His retirement was effective as of April 1, 1950.

He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the World War I Victory Medal.

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  • Added: 7 Nov 2008
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