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
December 6, 1950
The U.S. Marines at the Chosin Reservoir begin their “attack in a different direction” as they engage in a fighting retreat to the port of Hŭngnam. Two entire Chinese armies have been tasked with the destruction of the 1st Marine Division. They succeed in driving the American force from North Korean territory but pay an enormous price: as many as 80,000 Chinese troops are killed or wounded, and the CPVF Ninth Army Group is rendered combat-ineffective for months. “Frozen Chosin” becomes one of the most-storied episodes in U.S. Marine Corps history.
These events are taken from the Encyclopedia Britannica