Time of Remembrance

Daniel P. Coffey

Age:

65

Hometown:

Puyallup, WA

Date of Death:

2013/04/17

Incident Location:

Puyallup, WA

Military Branch:

United States Army National Guard Retired

Rank:

BG

Unit:

Commander of the 66th Aviation Brigade, Washington Army National Guard

Unit Base:

Fort Lewis, WA

BG Daniel P. Coffey, 65, passed away at his home in Puyallup, WA on April 17, 2013. Dan graduated from Chewelah High School in 1965, and WSU in 1970 with his bachelor’s degree in Sociology. He faithfully served his Army, country, and state and for a combined total of 33 years, as an active duty officer (including a combat tour in Vietnam), and later serving in the Army Reserves and the Washington National Guard. He retired as a Brigadier General from his assignment/ position as the Commander of the 66th Aviation Brigade, Washington Army National Guard in 2003. Among his many Army awards and decorations are the Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, and four awards of the Army Commendation Medal. He has Senior Army Aviator Wings and has been awarded two Air Medals and the Vietnam Service Medal. Among his many National Guard awards is the Governor’s highest award-the State Distinguished Service Medal. He is survived by his loving wife Valerie “Val”, sons Mike (Amy) and Ryan (Brenda), daughters Dawn (John) and Susan (Mark)