Sergeant Shelley C. Coffey was assigned to the 16th Armored Infantry Battalion, 13th Armored Division. The Division landed in Le Havre France on 29 January 1945. The unit was moved into the lines on 5 April and began their part in reducing the Ruhr Pocket.

Sgt Coffey was killed in action on 15 April 1945, and he was interred at the Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, J,2,11.

  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Date of death: 15 April 1945
  • County: Knox
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 16th Infantry Battalion, 13th Armored Division
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIV, Middle Panel
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