On this Veterans Day I give thanks to all military veterans who have served their county. Please take time today at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month to thank a family member, friend or colleague who served their county.
Thanks to my sister Becky who submitted information to the National WWII Memorial to honor my dad, LeMoyne Coffield, and his brother and my uncle, Terrell Coffield. They are my heroes in so many ways. The photo to the right is my dad and his honoree entry reads:
ACTIVITY DURING WWII
INDUCTED INTO THE U.S. ARMY ON DECEMBER 18, 1942, PROCESSED AT FORT HAYES, COLUMBUS, OHIO AND REPORTED FOR DUTY AT WEST VIRGINIA UNIVERSITY ON DECEMBER 21, 1943. HE WAS LATER TRANSFERRED TO THE MEDICAL COLLEGE OF VIRGINIA TO COMPLETE HIS MEDICAL TRAINING. HE WAS IN THE ARMY SPECIALIZED TRAINING PROGRAM (ASTP) WHICH TRAINED PHYSICIANS FOR MILITARY SERVICE. A PRIVATE FIRST CLASS DURING THE WAR, HE WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED ON MARCH 23, 1946.
You can search the WWII registry or register an honoree here.