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PFC FLOYD T. COKER - (POW/KIA) - US ARMY
 

Private First Class Floyd T. Coker was assigned to US Army Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.
Private First Class Floyd T. Coker was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy in South Korea on Febru12, 1951 and died while a prisoner of war (POW) on April 15, 1951.
 

60 Years To Make It Back Home!

PFC Floyd T. Coker - POW/KIA

 

PFC Floyd Thurman Coker, 25, passed away April 15, 1951, while a prisoner of war at Suan Bean Camp in North Korea.

PFC was assigned to US Army - Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division.

PFC Floyd Thurman Coker, the son of Lee & Ellen Coker, was born Dec. 7, 1925, in Quinlan, Texas.

In 1944, he joined the U. S. Army and served at the end of World War II and during the Korean Conflict when he was captured and became a prisoner of war on Feb. 12, 1951. He died at Suan Bean Camp, North Korea on April 15, 1951.

In 1992, North Korea released a number of remains of soldiers and from these remains through DNA testing Mr. Coker was identified.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Adrin Odell Coker, Ellis Ray Coker and a brother who died at birth.

At the time of his death he was survived by his parents, a sister, Flora Jacks Willbourn of Paris and a brother, Bazzle Coker of Paris. Since that time his parents, his brother, a nephew, David Jacks and a great niece, Ashlee Roddy have passed away.

Currently he is survived by his sister, Flora Willbourn of Paris, a sister-in-law, Mary Coker of Paris, nieces, Linda Harris & husband Tommy of Paris, and Carol Roddy & husband Mike of Blossom, a nephew, Joe Coker & wife Pam of Forney along with several great nieces & nephews and great great nieces & nephews.
 

60 years after the death of a True American Hero, PFC Floyd T. Coker is back home in Blossom, Texas.
 

Special Thanks to our US Army for NEVER GIVING UP on searching for the remains of PFC Floyd T. Coker.

Special Thanks to North Texas Patriot Guard Riders for taking charge at the family's request in escorting PFC Floyd T. Coker Home.

On Sunday, May 29, 2001, PFC Floyd Thurman Coker was laid to rest at the Knights Of Honor Commentary, Blossom, Texas.

 

We stand proud with maximum respect for PFC Floyd Thurman Coker & his Family!

 

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