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Biography
 
Harley Coon
Harley J. Coon at the Baton Rouge Nat. Convention in 1998
 
Last Name: 
COON
First Name Middle Initial:
HARLEY J
Nick Name:
Street:  2439 LANTZ RD City & State: BEAVERCREEK, OH E-Mail: 
Zip: 45434 Phone:  9374265105 Spouse: SYLVIA
Conflict: KOREAN Service Branch: ARMY Unit: B CO 35 INF 25 DIV
Theater: ETO Where Captured: IPSOP, KOREA Date Captured: 11/27/50
Camps Held In: 4 -5 BEAN DEATH VALLEY How Long Interned: 1008 days
Liberated / repatriated: liberated Date Liberated: 08/31/53 Age at Capture: 19
Medals Received: PURPLE HEART, KOREAN SERVICE MEDAL W/10 BATTLE STARS, U.N. SERVICE MEDAL, PRESIDENTIAL UNIT CITATION MEDAL
Military Job: SERGEANT FIRST CLASS Company: HARCO TOOL INC.
Occupation after War:  SELF EMPLOYED

 

Bio:

Harley J. Coon was a Veteran of the Korean War and now resides with his wife Sylvia in Beavercreek Ohio.  Harley served in the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class in B company 35th RCT-25th Div.  He was captured in Ipsop, Korea on November 27th, 1950 at age 19. Coon served 33 months and 4 days as a prisoner in 4 -5 Bean Death Valley.   Harley was awarded the Purple Heart, Korean Service medal with 10 battle stars, U.N. Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and other Military awards. After leaving the service Harley used the GI Bill for education and became Self Employed operating HARCO Tool Inc. 

 

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