Friday, December 21, 2007

Now There is Only Two

In a Veterans Day thread at Shot in the Dark, frequent Commenter AngryClown stated:
Armistice Day. Hug a WWI vet.

Very, very gently.
Word comes out of Ohio today that one of the last remaining WW I vets has passed:
J. Russell Coffey died yesterday at the age of 109. He had been living in a nursing home. There's no word on the cause of death.

The Veterans Affairs Department says Coffey was the last World War I vet in Ohio. Coffey enlisted in the Army in October 1918 while a student at Ohio State University.

It was a month before the Allied powers and Germany signed a cease-fire agreement and Coffey did not see action overseas. He did play semipro baseball and earned a doctorate in education from New York University.
According to the article, that leaves only two known WW I veterans left.


No comments: