BENNY B COE
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HONORED ON PANEL 4E, LINE 4 OF THE WALL

BENNY BOB COE

WALL NAME

BENNY B COE

PANEL / LINE

4E/4

DATE OF BIRTH

07/13/1945

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/09/1965

HOME OF RECORD

OWASSO

COUNTY OF RECORD

Tulsa County

STATE

OK

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR BENNY BOB COE
POSTED ON 12.23.2022
POSTED BY: Jerry Miller

OWASSO CUB SCOUTS

Benny, it was 1953 when I tutored you in Cub Scouts in Owasso, with your Mom's Wolverine Pack. Years flew by! Before I knew it, I was at USMC Boot Camp in 1959 and on to Vietnam by 1970-71. I was fortunate, I came home only with some Agent Orange exposure; and this Ole Gunny retired by 1980.
I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR PAYING THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE !!!
I'm listening for the Trumpet sound and will see you then!
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POSTED ON 2.25.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from Jerry Aggson are touching. As long as you are remembered you will remain in our hearts forever…..
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POSTED ON 11.23.2021

Final Mission of SP4 Benny B. Coe

On December 9, 1965, 101st Airborne Division leaders conducted a field briefing outside of Ben Cat, RVN. Located twenty-five miles from Saigon, the area was the scene of some of the fiercest Viet Cong (VC) resistance of the war up to that time. Five miles to the west, VC forces were reportedly entrenched in the large Michelin Rubber Plantation. The paratroopers assaulted into the plantation by helicopter and swept the area for hostile units. Local Vietnamese guided the Americans to enemy dugouts and tunnels, but no VC forces were located. Throughout the plantation area, troops were deployed in patrols, searching fields, roadside ditches, and thick patches of woods. For hours, the Airborne infantryman searched for the elusive VC. East down National Route QL-13, the VC struck against the Americans when a command detonated mine was discharged against a M35 2-1/2-ton cargo truck, killing five U.S. troops. The lost personnel included (from B Company, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry) SP4 James R. Bailey, SP4 Benny B. Coe, and SP4 Ralph Shank (died of wounds 12/10/1965); and (from Headquarters Company) SGT Anthony D. Sheffield and SP4 Donald W. Vincent. Army engineer mine sweep teams were deployed immediately to search for further mines. More troops were brought in to broaden the scope of the mission, yet the elusive enemy could not be found. Sporadic sniper fire was received, and the paratroopers responded with mortar fire on suspected enemy positions. Contact with the VC was never established, however, and the operation was called off. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and Department of Defense Staff Film Report 66-2A (1966) at archive.org; Image: Still from Staff Film Report 66-2A shows engineers searching for mines in the aftermath of the mine attack against the Airborne troopers]
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POSTED ON 5.27.2021
POSTED BY: Robert Patterson

I visited

I found your name while looking up local KIA in my adopted home town of Owasso, Ok. They have you listed buried at Fairview in Tulsa. I know you are buried at Fairview in Owasso, Ok. I visited you today and left you a special wheat penny dated 1945 and am hoping your sister will notice that Benny had a visitor.

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POSTED ON 7.13.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Specialist Four Benny Bob Coe, Served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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