John Kemp Coffman was born in Pennington Gap, Tennessee. He was the son of Weaver Coffman and Ola Mae Hammonds. He was killed in action on Okinawa.
Buried in Jonesville Cemetery, Roane County, TN
Served in 7th Marine Division, 2nd Battalion


  • Rank: Private First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 22 January 1925
  • Date of death: 3 June 1945
  • County: Roane
  • Hometown: Harriman
  • Service Branch: Marine Corps
  • Division/Assignment: Company G, 7th Marine Division, 2nd Battalion
  • Theater: Pacific
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Battles: Okinawa
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Jonesville Cemetery, Harriman, Roane County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVII, Top Panel
  • Sponsored by: Vickie Brown, his niece

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