William Louis Coffey was the son of Ralph Coffey and Leona Mae Chambers. Husband of Phyllis Ann Shoopman

Military Data
MOS 11D40 Armor Reconnaissance Specialist
Length Service **
Unit B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry, 5th Infantry Division,  USARV

Casualty Data
Start Tour 5 December 1970
Casualty Date 6 March 1971
Age at Loss 27 based on date declared dead
Location Quang Tri Province, South Vietnam
Remains Body recovered
Casualty Type Hostile, died of wounds
Casualty Reason Ground casualty
Casualty Detail Gun or small arms fire

Vietnam Wall Panel 04W Line 029

Wife Phyllis Shoopman Coffey
Burial, Litton Cemetery, Scott County, Tennessee

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 11 March 1971
Sgt. 1.C. William L. (Bill) Coffey died in Vietnam March 6 of wounds suffered in action Feb. 20, his family in Oneida has been notified. Sgt. Coffey, 27, was born and raised in Scott County. He attended Oneida High School, went into the Army in April 1962 and received his high school diploma after going into the Army. He was a member of Bethlehem (Oak Grove) Baptist Church in Oneida.
He leaves his wife, Phyllis Coffey; two children, Mark, 2, and Michelle, 4; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Coffey, Oneida; a brother, Charles, Oneida and a sister, Mrs. Ella Mae Sexton, Dayton, Ohio.

  • Rank: Sergeant First Class
  • Date of birth:
  • 29 August 1943
  • Date of death: 6 March 1971
  • County: Scott
  • Hometown: Oneida
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: Fifth Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Vietnam
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Litton Cemetery, Scott County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXIV, Top Panel
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