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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Korean War - Key Events
January 12, 1950
In a speech to the National Press Club, U.S. Secretary of State Dean Acheson outlines a U.S. Pacific defense posture that includes Japan and the Philippines but does not explicitly include Korea. In fact, he states that, “so far as the military security of other areas in the Pacific is concerned, it must be clear that no person can guarantee these areas against military attack.”
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica