- One of the Longest-Held Vietnam POWs
- Retired US Navy Captain
- Highly-respected Military Commentator
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 ... VIEW MORE
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