Coggin, Roy, MSgt

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
64590-Inventory Management Superintendent
Last AFSC Group
Supply Management
Primary Unit
1986-1989, 64590, Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)
Service Years
1969 - 1989
Enlisted Collar Insignia
Master Sergeant

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Year of Birth
This Military Service Page was created/owned by SMSgt John Slusser (WD7F - Chief Admin) to remember Coggin, Roy, MSgt USAF(Ret).

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Contact Info
Home Town
Cooper City
Last Address
9280 SW 55th Street Cooper City, FL 33328

Date of Passing
Jan 30, 2017
Location of Interment
Lake Worth Memory Gardens - Lake Worth, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Central Command Missileman (Basic) US Central Command (Original) Combat Crew

Air Force Retired

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal US Air Force Honorable Discharge (Old Style)

 Military Association Memberships
Air Force Association (AFA)Post 10211, Upper Keys Post
  1983, Air Force Association (AFA) [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2006, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 10211, Upper Keys Post (Key Largo, Florida) [Verified] - Chap. Page

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Retired USAF Master Sergeant, Roy G. Coggin, age 69, passed into heaven on Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home in Cooper City, FL after a long battle with health problems. 

Roy is survived by his wife, Barbara Ammann and three children:  Sean Coggin of Union City, PA; Noel Coggin of Lakebay, WA and Ian Brooks of Santa Maria, CA.  He also leaves behind seven grandchildren:  Devon Coggin, Brandon Coggin, Arianna Brooks, Keara Brooks, Jonathan Brooks and Rylee Coggin.  He is also survived by his sister Andrea McQuain of Fort Collins, CO and two brothers, Bruce Coggin of Lompac, CA and Robert Coggin of Algona, WA.

Roy was born on December 26, 1947 at Eglin Air Force Base and is the oldest son of the late Colonel Roy J. Coggin and Francis Coggin.  He attended Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, VA and participated in track and field and was in an Acapella Choir.  He graduated from General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden, Germany in 1967.

Roy enlisted into the United States Air Force in May of 1969 and was a supply specialist.  Roy is a veteran of both Vietnam and Operation Desert Shield.  His medals include the Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Air Force Achievement Medal.  His last assignment before retiring in 1989 was to McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL where he served as Chief of Supply for Headquarters Central Command.  He served 20 years with distinction.  The discipline and patriotism he learned from the Air Force never left him, as friends and family will attest. 

A memorial service will be held this Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 3 pm at New Horizon United Methodist Church in Southwest Ranches, FL.  A full military honors ceremony will be held at the National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL on Monday, February 27, 2017.

Living in the Florida Keys. Fishing in the Sportsfishing Capital of the World and playing golf when I can.

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don't;
If you'd like to win but you think you can't,
You can almost be certain you won't,
If you think that you'll lose, you are lost,
For out in the world you will find
Success begins with a person's will;
It's all in the state of the mind.
If you think you're outclassed you are;
You've got to think high to rise.
You've just got to be sure of yourself
Before you can win the prize.
Life's battles don't always go
To a stronger or faster man;
But sooner or later the person who wins

Is the person that THINKS they can.

- Anon.

"The Mansions of the Lord"
Words by Randall Wallace

To fallen soldiers let us sing
where no rockets fly nor bullets wing
Our broken brothers let us bring
to the mansions of the Lord

No more bleeding no more fight
No prayers pleading through the night
just divine embrace, eternal light
in the mansions of the Lord

Where no mothers cry and no children weep
We will stand and guard tho the angels sleep
All through the ages safely keep the mansions of the Lord
Other Comments:
I grew up in the USAF and lived all over the world as either a dependent or on active duty. When we were in Nebraska, I saw the 1st KC-135 the AF received land at Offutt. Looking back, I couldn't have had it any better...just wish I have known that when I was younger..

With the exception of the Gettysburg Address by President Lincoln, this is from the greatest speech ever given by a president:

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans -- born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today at home and around the world.

Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and the success of liberty.

This much we pledge -- and more.

This is why we fight in places like Vietnam and Iraq.

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Supply and Fuel (Master)

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Basic Military Training (Lackland AFB, TX), 3707 /7082
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3707th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)4392nd Supply SquadronStrategic Air Command (SAC)12th Tactical Fighter Wing
366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters366th Supply Squadron7th Air Force6498th Air Base Wing
3800th Air Base Wing3rd Tactical Fighter Wing13th Air Force56th Tactical Training Wing (Staff)
56th Supply Squadron56th Civil Engineer Squadron - Dragon SlayersUnited States Central Command (USCENTCOM)Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)
  1969-1969, 3707th Basic Military Training Squadron (Cadre)
  1969-1971, 64530, 4392nd Supply Squadron
  1969-1971, 64550, Strategic Air Command (SAC)
  1971-1971, 64850A, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing
  1971-1972, 64850A, 366th Tactical Fighter Wing - Gunfighters
  1971-1972, 64850A, 366th Supply Squadron
  1971-1972, 64850A, 7th Air Force
  1972-1972, 64850A, 6498th Air Base Wing
  1972-1976, 64550, 4392nd Supply Squadron
  1976-1980, 64590, 3800th Air Base Wing
  1980-1981, 64570, 3rd Tactical Fighter Wing
  1981-1983, 64570, 13th Air Force
  1981-1983, 64570, Headquarters, 13th Air Force
  1983-1985, 64590, 56th Tactical Training Wing (Staff)
  1983-1985, 64590, 56th Supply Squadron
  1985-1986, 64570, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron - Dragon Slayers
  1986-1989, 64590, United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)
  1986-1989, 64590, Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT), United States Central Command (USCENTCOM)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
  1987-1987 Operation Earnest Will (Iran)1
 Colleges Attended 
Community College of the Air Force
  1969-1989, Community College of the Air Force
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-97 Stratofreighter  B-47 Stratojet  XB-70 Valkyrie  A-37 Dragonfly  
AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger  B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)  C-130 Hercules  OV-10 Bronco  
F-4 Phantom  T-39 Sabreliner  C-5 Galaxy  F-16 Fighting Falcon  
F-100 Super Sabre  A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)  
  1950-2003, C-97 Stratofreighter2
  1954-1956, B-47 Stratojet
  1968-1968, XB-70 Valkyrie1
  1971-1972, A-37 Dragonfly
  1971-1972, AC-119G/K Shadow/Stinger
  1971-1972, B-52 Stratofortress (Buff)
  1971-1972, C-130 Hercules
  1971-1972, OV-10 Bronco
  1971-1983, F-4 Phantom
  1978-1980, T-39 Sabreliner
  1980-1987, C-5 Galaxy
  1983-1986, F-16 Fighting Falcon
  2003-2003, F-100 Super Sabre
  2003-2003, A-1 Skyraider (Sandy, Spad)
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