Doyle Coker

Doyle Coker was born on January 18, 1929 to Daniel Lafayette Coker and Josephine Pinner in Winter Haven, Florida, joining 13 siblings. Doyle married Alice Louise Garrison on December 8, 1949 in Houston, Texas, and together they had four daughters and two sons. After growing up in Winter Haven, Doyle enlisted in the Air Force in 1954 and served six years, including combat in the Korean War. Doyle retired in Gosnell, Arkansas, home of the Blytheville Air Force Base, later known as Eaker Air Force Base. After living a fulfilled life, Doyle departed this Earth on June 7, 1993 at his home in Gosnell.

 

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May 01, 2021 02:09 pm
Mary Huffman
Thank you so much for sharing Doyle Coker's story with us. I love the picture that you included about Coker because it shows his pride for the US Jeep at during and after the Korean War. Do you know when this picture was taken? The color in the photo is stunning! Thank you again for your profile!

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-- SSGT Coker's Granddaughter, Kristy Brasfield

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Korean War - Key Events

July 27, 1953

Mark W. Clark for the UN Command, Peng Dehuai for the Chinese, and Kim Il-Sung for North Korea conclude an armistice ending hostilities. A demilitarized zone is created that roughly follows the prewar border along the 38th parallel. South Korean Pres. Syngman Rhee announces his acceptance of the agreement, but no representative of South Korea ever signs the document.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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