Vietnam Veteran and Former POW to Speak at Texas Tech
October 29, 2014
Captain Jerry Coffee is a Navy veteran who spent year POW shot down over North Vietnam
is now a well known speaker.
When: Friday, November 14, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Lanier Auditorium
The Vietnam Center and Archive at Texas Tech University is proud to present Captain Gerald Coffee
(US Navy, retired). Coffee is a 28-year veteran of the US Navy, whose service as
a pilot included flying low-level reconnaissance missions during the Cuban Missile
Crisis, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. During the Vietnam
War, Coffee was shot down over North Vietnam in 1966 and spent seven years as a prisoner
of war before returning to the U.S. in 1973. He is the recipient of the Silver Star,
two Bronze Stars, two Purple Hearts and two Legion of Merit awards. He is also the
author of the best-selling book, Beyond Survival, and has served as a commentator
on numerous political and military issues in major media outlets.
This event is made possible by a generous grant from the Helen Jones Foundation.
This event is free and open to the public.