Jerry Coffee Death – Cause of Death – Captain Jerry Coffee died on Friday, 12th of November 2021 at the age of 87. He served for 7 years as a POW in Vietnam’s infamous Hanoi Hilton. One of his missions in the Naval academy was flying over Cuba to reveal FROG missiles in October 1963. Captain Coffee was an amazing person who won numerous medals and accolades for his service and contributions to the society.
Captain Coffee was a military officer, a talented speaker, public figure, and a very creative and inspiring author. Jerry’s traditional speech on honor to the Naval Academy plebe class will continue to remind future leaders the importance of integrity and faith. He was a caring man who shared immense kindness and spirit of adventure with his family; his six children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild and also loved his country dearly.
Jerry was a very brave soldier whose faith, patriotism, survival, humility, honor and undying spirit, and legacy will last forever. We extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to his family at this sad time.
Captain Jerry Coffee wrote in a Facebook post; “We are saddened to relay the news of Captain Jerry Coffee’s passing on Friday November 12th 2021 after 87 years and countless achievements. It is always difficult to find a way to fit a great man into words, medals, and even history but we take solace during these times in something he was known for- his undying spirit. Jerry’s achievements as a military officer, speaker, public figure, and author will leave a legacy we are all a part of. Though he was most happy to be known as a man of family and faith.
“His traditional speech on honor to the Naval Academy plebe class continues to remind future leaders the importance of integrity and faith. His love for his family and country will continue on with his six children, ten grandchildren, and one great grandchild, all of whom share Jerry’s immense kindness and spirit of adventure. His talent and patriotism will remain in history books with his missions flying over Cuba to reveal FROG missiles in October 1963. His survival, grit, and bravery will remain a tale of American heroism from his 7 years as a POW in Vietnam’s infamous Hanoi Hilton.
“Captain Gerald Coffee’s legacy is that of faith, patriotism, survival, humility, and honor and like his undying spirit, his legacy will last forever. To contribute to his legacy please leave a short video message or here in a direct Facebook message explaining how Captain Coffee touched your life. -G.B.”
Photo Credit – Captain Jerry Coffee