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Gerald Coffee

Reaffirming the Invincibility of the Human Spirit

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About Gerald Coffee

Born in Modesto, California, Gerald "Jerry" Coffee joined the Navy in 1957 after graduating from UCLA with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis as an F-8 Crusader pilot, Jerry was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for flying low level reconnaissance missions over Cuba, taking the photos ultimately used by the United States U.N. ambassador to prove the existence of Soviet missiles there. He was featured in the 2007 History Channel seriesThe Man, The Moment, and ...

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Beyond Survival

Captain Coffee gives a moving account of his incredible experience from capture to ultimate release. His faith - in himself, others, his country, and his God - was the key to turning an unbelievably ...

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Your story made me forget the little nuisances that I live with everyday, and you remind me to be grateful for my life today! Our human spirit may be "bent" during the difficult times, but it can never be broken because we must not choose to allow it.

Andrew Brenneman, Sr. Government Account Executive - Sprint

I spend time during the presentation looking at the audience . . . the audience was completely mesmerized . . . not a yawn, not a quick look at the watch, not a drifting glance . . . You could hear a pin drop (even on carpet!)

Brenda C. Park, Director - Dealership Div., Teleco, Inc.

You were such a pleasure to work with from the moment I contacted you last fall. The time and care you took with individuals after your speech helped to make it a great day.

Julie Feuling, Director of Specialty Groups - Independent Community Bankers of America

Your presentation captured the hearts of all 2,000 EAPA members. You certainly made us look good. Your message is not only for the moment, but for the long haul.

Sylvia A. Straub, Ph.D., CAE, COO - Employee Assistance Professional Assn., Inc

Your story made me forget the little nuisances that I live with everyday, and you remind me to be grateful for my life today, as an American! Our human spirit may be "bent" during the difficult times, but it can never be broken because we must not choose to allow it. Your story was so compelling that it gave me goose bumps!

Andrew Brenneman - Sr. Government Account Executive, Sprint

I have been with the Association for 20 years, and I have never seen a speaker have the full undivided attention of the audience for their entire presentation. You have been our most dynamic speaker to date.

Kelly Hipp, Dir., Professional Relations - American Optometric Association
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