11 November 2013

Veterans Day 2013

This is an old photograph of my grandfather, *Frank McKinley Coffey. During WWI, he served in the 35th Division, 128th Field Artillery and fought in the Battle of Argonne Forest. A native of Love, Nelson County, he was born July 9, 1895 a son of Nicholas Anderson and Violet Matilda Coffey. In early life he was engaged in farming and for a number of years was employed by DuPont. He also operated a mercantile business at Mint Spring and was last employed at DeJarnette State Sanatorium until he retired. He died in 1967 when I was 9 years old.

He was also the grandson of Morris P. Coffey, a Confederate Veteran who was twice wounded while serving with the 51st Virginia Infantry. Morris Coffey was also a POW at Point Lookout, Maryland.

Thanks to all our patriotic veterans who serve to protect our freedom.

*Some information copied from Find a Grave.

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