Alvin Coffman was born in 1922 in Georgia, the son of William Thomas Glenn Coffman and Ella Myrtle Gallaher. Brother of Edward James Coffman. His mother remarried in 1944 with Earl Mowery. Alvin was married to Mary Elnora Weaver and father of a son, Thomas “Tommy” Coffman. His wife remarried in 1950 with Joe Robert Morelock. Alvin was a member of the South Knoxville Church of God.

Technician 4th Class Alvin W. Coffman was assigned to the 28th Calvary Reconnaissance Squadron Mechanized.

Tec4 Coffman was killed in action on the 15th of February 1945. He is interred at the Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg, plot H, row 15, grave 21.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, March 2, 1945
Sgt. Alvin W. Coffman, husband of Mrs. Mary E. Coffman, 1118 Ninth Avenue, was killed in Luxembourg Feb. 15, the War Department has notified his family. Sgt. Coffman enlisted in January, 1940, and went overseas 16 months ago. He was 23.
Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Tommy; his mother, Mrs. Earl Mowery, and stepfather, Earl Mowery, 501 Donaldson Street; his father, W.G. Coffman of Chattanooga: a brother, Staff Sgt. Edd J. Coffman, overseas; and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Gallaher of Knoxville and Mrs. Coffman of Chattanooga.

  • Rank: Technician 4th Class
  • Date of death: 15 February 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Hometown: Knoxville
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 28th Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Robinson R. Watson

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