CBMA FRED V. COFFLER (Age 25) Chief Boatswain Mate –
United States Navy January 1, 1920 - March 14, 1945
Chief Coffler was fatally injured in an accident on board ship
in the Phillipine area.
He was at Pearl Harbor at the time
of the Japanese attack and had participated in many of the
major battles in the Pacific. He had served aboard 4 ships,
including the USS Indiana and USS Porter during his long
service in the Navy.
PARENTS: Mr. & Mrs. Ben Coffler of
33 Edwardsville Road, Wood River SPOUSE: Mrs. Marguerite
Mize Coffler of 93 Eckhard, Wood River OTHER FAMILY:
Sister - Mrs. Cora Brown of Wood River
SERVICES: St. Bernard’s Catholic Church with Father E. J.