Jimmy Coates Leon, Veteran
Springfield, Missouri – 03-06-19
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Hero Coates served ten years honorably and with pride earning the rank of Sergeant. He served from September 1984 to August 1995. Hero Coates was trained as an armor crewman on both the M60 and M1 tanks. During his service he earned the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Non-commissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards), and Sharpshooter Marksmanship Qualification Badge with Pistol Bar. Hero Coates also attended the Small Arms Course, Primary Leadership Development Course, NBC Defense Course, Combat Lifesavers Course and Bus Driver Course. The hero’s last duty assignment was with Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron of the 7th Cavalry at Fort Hood Texas.
Hero Coates was born on March 23, 1965, in Topeka, Kansas, to Jimmy Leon and Jon Marie (Best) Coates. He attended school at Potomac Senior High School in Prince William County Schools in Virginia, as well as college at Saint Leo University where he completed a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He loved spending time with his pets, Sierra and Shadow, who precede him in death.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-06-19
Staging Time: 10:00 a.m.
Walnut Lawn Funeral Home, 2001 W. Walnut Lawn Street, Springfield, MO 65807
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
Submitted By: Robert Willis
Position: Missouri Ride Captain
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