American Ex-Prisoners of War
A not-for-profit, Congressionally-chartered veterans’ service organization advocating for former prisoners of war and their families.

Established April 14, 1942



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Coon, Harley J
Harley Coon
Harley J. Coon at the Baton Rouge Nat. Convention in 1998
   
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Harley J. Coon joined the U.S. Army in 1948. In Korea he served 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. He resides with his wife Sylvia in Beavercreek, Ohio.
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