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

September 15, 1950

X Corps, a force led by U.S. Maj. Gen. Edward M. Almond, stages an audacious amphibious landing at Inch’ŏn, some 150 miles behind enemy lines. The plan, conceived by UN commander Gen. Douglas MacArthur, is an unqualified success; 10 days later Seoul is liberated.

These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica

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