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Jerry Coffee, 1934 -2021, Humble Hero Who Saved World, Then Got Shot Down

December 11, 2021

From the Yahoo Finance website

In the early morning hours of Saturday, November 13, 2021, Captain Gerald L. “Jerry” Coffee, USN (Ret.) received “final orders.” Surrounded by loved ones, he left for heaven at his condo in Alexandria, VA, where he and his wife, Susan, his partner and wife of 27 years, lived parttime.

Jerry Coffee believed in the invincibility of the human spirit. He battled dozens of serious medical challenges and always miraculously bounced back. He lived a long and amazing life of inspiration, incredible adventure, and family love. His military decorations include the Silver Star, two awards of the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, two Bronze Stars, the Air Medal, two Purple Hearts, and the Vietnam Service Medal with 13 stars. He was 87.

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Jerry Coffee was a friend of the Hawaii Air National Guard. While in uniform, his unit flew against the 199th Fighter Squadron. He made several presentations to HIANG members of over the years.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox: Jerry Coffee (2014)
Gerald Coffee: Beyond Survival Keynote

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