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 Jon Jay Coddington

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Jon Jay Coddington

  • Birth 26 Mar 1948 Minnesota, USA
  • Death 30 Jan 2010 Colorado, USA
  • Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
  • Plot Section 30, Site 858
  • Memorial ID 47706052


Son of Russell Coddington and Lu Mae White Coddington.

Sister Shelley Lu Coddington

Thornton Police Officer Jon Coddington passed away January 30, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Jon left a legacy of service to our Nation and our community.

He was a combat veteran of the war in Viet Nam, having served with the 3rd Brigade, 9th Infantry Division. He was a decorated soldier; his battlefield awards included two bronze stars with a "V" for valor. After being honorably discharged, Jon began a twenty-year career as a police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department.

In 1993, we were blessed to have Jon become a member of the T.P.D. where he served for more than seventeen years with integrity, dedication, caring and a disarming sense of humor.

Officer Coddington's funeral will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Church on Thursday, February 4, at 10 am

From Holy Cross Church, Jon's ashes will be taken to Fort Logan National Cemetery for interment at 1:15 pm.

There will be a reception back at Holy Cross Church at 2:30 pm.
Please note that Jon's family has informed us there will not be a viewing or a rosary.

Jon's experience, sense of humor, valor and dedication of duty can never be replaced.

God Bless, Jon. Your end of watch is noted sadly by your brothers and sisters. We will miss you!

Served with:
GEN Fred Keith Mahaffey Battalion Commander, Command and Control
Thomas Alston
Marvin J Covington
Martin Rudy Duran Jr
Wesley Earl Fowler
William David Gouger Jr
Leo Mons

2/60th Website

Members of the 1968-1969 version of this platoon were for the most part handpicked by then Platoon Sergeant SFC Mark Brockway, who in turn had been handpicked by then Battalion Commander LTC Fred Keith Mahaffey who envisioned this platoon as a "super infantry platoon". The platoon initiated contact with the enemy and when the enemy responded, they then were engaged by this platoon while Command and Control above (Mahaffey) delivered a devastating airmobile insertion of combat troops, artillery fire, air cavalry UH-1 helicopter gunships and AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters. The use of this unit was unique and it was a elite, effective and highly decorated platoon. The execution of this order of battle was so precise that the result was over 90 percent of the 2d Battalion 60th Infantry engagements were over within 10 to 30 minutes as a result of the speed of the operation and the aggressive attitude of the troops. This platoon did not wear steel pots or flak jackets. They wore soft hats, in most cases camaflouge berets, and normally would be carrying 25-30 magazines of 5.56mm ammo per man, frag grenades, smoke grenades, concussion grenades, hand flares, star cluster flares, atleast two 40mm grenade launchers, M60 machine gun, Light Anti-Tank Weapon(LAW), CS gas grenades and at least three radios. Sometimes they had room to carry food. For the most part they traveled light and fast.

Bronze Star w/V device and 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
ARCOM w/V device
Airborne Qualified

Bio by: Robert Fowler


Sgt - US Army - Vietnam





  • Created by: S. McCoskey ~ Sleuthhound
  • Added: 7 Feb 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 47706052
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Jon Jay Coddington (26 Mar 1948–30 Jan 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 47706052, citing Fort Logan National Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by S. McCoskey ~ Sleuthhound (contributor 46835249) .