Harold Edward Coffin
Hometown, StateNorwalk, Connecticut
Branch of ServiceArmy
Date of Incident04/12/1945
ConflictWorld War II 1941-1945
RankFirst Lieutenant
Unit413th Infantry Regiment, 104th Infantry Division
StatusKilled in Action
First Lieutenant Harold E. Coffin (Army Serial Number 01058759), Infantry, Company K, 413th Infantry, United States Army, for gallantry in action in Germany on 13 April 1945. When his lead scouts hesitated in the face of extremely heavy enemy sniper and machine gun fire, Lt Coffin, at great risk to his life, moved to the head of his platoon and boldly made his way into the outskirts of the town which was his platoon's objective. After he had organized his platoon Lt Coffin engaged in a bitter fire-fight with the enemy and entirely neutralized several enemy positions before he was killed himself by sniper fire. His courageous actions, above and beyond the call of duty, reflect the highest credit on Lt. Coffin and the military service. This narrative was submitted with the enrollment form.

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