Benny Bob Coe

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
13 July 1945 - 09 December 1965
Owasso, Oklahoma
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Benny B. Coe

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Benny Bob Coe

05 Nov 2000

This page was requested for Benny's family
by Larcye Wright

Benny Coe is remembered by his classmates at
Owasso High School,
Owasso, Oklahoma.

Photo courtesy of his classmates

07 Jan 2003

Benny, we miss you and think about you a lot. I still remember the times we had with Larry and Dale ... you're in my prayers.

From your friend,
Jim Lane

08 Dec 2005

Benny, you were always such a good upper classman. I can still see you walking about campus with that big smile on your face. We also had some good times together at the First Christian Church just across the street from our high school. You will always be remembered and missed.

From a friend,
Terry Husted Eatherton

20 Jun 2007

Bennie Bob Coe plus several other neighborhood kids, including Jack and Jim Purvis, Bill Hart, Dale Fry, my brother Tom Miller and me, Jerry Miller, played "sand lot" softball in our hometown of Owasso, Oklahoma back in the mid 1950's. The "vacant lot" softball field was just across the street from my home. Bennie lived just one block east.

I was in Vietnam in 1970-71 assigned to MACS-4 (Fwd) at Monkey Mountain, Danang. It really "cut deep" when I heard that Bennie was killed in Vietnam. Rest Well, Bennie, my childhood softball buddy, my prayers are with you and your family.

Semper Fi

GySgt Gerald R. "Jerry" Miller
US Marine Corps 1959-79 Retired

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 1st Bn, 327th Infantry, lost four men killed on 09 Dec 1965 in an incident on Route 13 near Ben Cat; a fifth died the following day from injuries received. It is believed all five were involved in the same incident - the destruction of a 2-1/2 ton truck by a command detonated mine. The five men were
  • B Company:
  • HQ Company:
    • SGT Anthony D. Sheffield, Huntsville, AL
    • SP4 Donald W. Vincent, Wayne, MI

The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Larcye Wright

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 05 Nov 2000
Last updated 02/02/2008