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Aloha spirit helped Vietnam POW Gerald Coffee heal from the experience

  • COURTESY PHOTO
                                U.S. Navy Capt. Gerald Coffee is shown at Gia Lam Airport, North Vietnam, in February 1973 upon his release from captivity. Coffee died Nov. 13 at age 83.

    COURTESY PHOTO

    U.S. Navy Capt. Gerald Coffee is shown at Gia Lam Airport, North Vietnam, in February 1973 upon his release from captivity. Coffee died Nov. 13 at age 83.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 2004
                                Gerald “Jerry” Coffee

    STAR-ADVERTISER / 2004

    Gerald “Jerry” Coffee

When U.S. Navy Capt. Gerald “Jerry” Coffee and his family arrived on Oahu in 1976 he was still grappling with his seven years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam, where he was a cellmate at the “Hanoi Hilton” with the late John McCain. Read more

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