Name: WO1 Jeffrey Alan Coffin
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 11/22/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Age at death: 20.2
Date of Birth: 09/14/1950
Home City: Flagstaff, AZ
Service: AV branch of the reserve component of the U.S. Army.
Unit: 57 AHC, 52 CAB
Major organization: 1st Aviation Brigade
Flight class: 69-49
Service: AV branch of the U.S. Army.
The Wall location: 06W-076
Short Summary: Head wound through windshield flying with Cougar Guns. Third time wounded in Vietnam.
Call sign: Cougar
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 100B = Utility/Observation Helicopter Pilot
Primary cause: Head Wound
Major attributing cause: aircraft connected not at sea
Compliment cause: vehicular accident
Vehicle involved: helicopter
Position in vehicle: pilot
Vehicle ownership: contract
Started Tour: 03/28/1970
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - pilot
The initial status of this person was: no previous report
Length of service: *
Location: Pleiku Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Religion: Lutheran (Missouri Synod)
Burial information: FLAGSTAFF CITIZENS CEMETERY, FLAGSTAFF, AZ
The following information secondary, but may help in explaining this incident.
Category of casualty as defined by the Army: battle dead Category of personnel: active duty Army Military class: warrant officer
This record was last updated on 05/11/1998
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