In Memory

James Anthony Coy

James Anthony Coy

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08/25/12 12:11 PM #1    

Olin Williams

Jimmy was a good friend in high school. We were both in the band and had great times together especially on band trips. He always had a pair of drumsticks sticking out of his back pocket and would draw them out like swords and play drum cadences on any surface available. He had a great sense of humor and was just fun to be around.

Jimmy served in the United States Air Force after high school with the 310th Air Comando Squadron in Vietnam where he died on June 11th, 1965.

"A1C James Coy was the loadmaster aboard a C-123B (tail number 56-4379 ) that crashed while attemping a resupply drop in marginal weather south of Pleiku on 11 June 1965.  Nine men were lost in this incident."

Jimmy you served our country proudly. For that we are all greatful.

Rest in peace. 

09/05/12 12:54 PM #2    

John Murphy

Jimmy Coy and I were friends during my time at Southwest and I was surprised when he and I both enlisted in the US Air Force on the same day.  We did our basic training at Lackland AFB in San Antioio Texas and after that Jimmy went to Loadmaster school and I went to a missle support wing in Colorado.  

He that an infectous smile that could light-up a room and to this day, although I miss him, he can still bring a smile to my face.


John Murphy.
























































































09/06/12 12:25 AM #3    

Frank Lane, Jr



Thank you for your service and sacrifice.  We are all proud to have known you.



11/04/12 07:08 AM #4    

Anne Lee (Davis)

Jimmy, I got to know you in band and just so enjoyed your great sense of humor. It broke my heart when I heard, a long time ago, that you had been killed in Viet Nam. Such a gentle heart. Every time I go to DC, I always visit the wall, and visit your name, and others, from Southwest, who left us too soon. I thank you for your service and your brief, but special life. Blessings.

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