COL Marcus W Coyle was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/02/2013 at the age of 87.4
Columbus, GA
Date of Birth 01/19/1926
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 61 AHC in 65-66
This information was provided by Don Joyce

More detail on this person: Columbus, GA- Ret. Col. Marcus W. Coyle, II, 87, of Columbus, Georgia passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, June 2, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

Ret. Colonel Marcus W. Coyle, II was born on January 19,1926 in Springfield, IL to Enid Eleanor Mae and Marcus W. Coyle,. He grew up in Detroit, Ml and joined the United States Army at age of 18. He served 27 years of active duty. He entered the United States Army in 1944 as a Medic, while serving in WW II; he participated in the liberation of Dachau, also served in Korea, and 2 tours in Vietnam in which he was commander of the 61st Aviation Company. He was a recipient of many commendations including a Purple Heart; 1st in class for Officers Candidate School and later inducted into the OCS Hall of Fame. He was a Jump Master in the 82nd Airborne, an Infantry Intelligence Officer, Pilot and Aviator Commander. He retired in Columbus, GA in 1971. Col. Coyle had a passion for the art of growing Bonsai and maintained a beautiful Bonsai garden for many years. After his retirement, he continued his education receiving an additional degree from Columbus State University in Botany. COL. Coyle is preceded in death by parents, infant son, Roger Coyle and brother, William Donald Coyle. He was an incredible father, grandpa and a role model for all, survivors include his wife, Myra Lee Norris Coyle of 65 Years, children Marcus W. Coyle,lll (Mary), Melinda Goldman (Ken), Patrick Z. Coyle (Winnie), Jason Coyle (Theresa), and grandchildren, Shannon Sandrea, Traci Kaplan, Marcus P. Coyle, J.P. Crawford, Hannah Coyle, Marcus W. Coyle, IV, PJ. Goldman, Alex Coyle, Rhydian Coyle, and great grandchildren, Sofia Sandrea, Haylee Coyle, Keegan Lydiate and Chloe Lydiate, Calder and Carson Kaplan.

The family would like give special thanks to caregiver James Fisher Jr. for his love and care he provided to COL. Coyle.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the National Infantry Foundation. 1775 Legacy Wav. Suite 220. Columbus. GA 31903.

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