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Colonel Richard Coffman
- Enlisted in the Army, obtained rank of Master Sergeant in Armor and served as First Sergeant.
- Commissioned in Armor as a Distinguished Military Graduate from PSU in 1956.
- Service includes tours with the the Army General Staff; the 7th Army Training Command, and the 2nd Army General Staff.
- Served and commanded the Armor Training Brigade, the 7th Army Training Command and served as Assistant Commandant, US Army Armor School.
- Colonel Coffman has credit for 4 combat tours and 13 campaigns in close combat
- Awards & Decorations Include: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Purple Heart, Meritorious Service Medal Combat Infantry Badge, Ranger Tab, and Parachutist Badge.