Oldest U.S. WWI vet dies in Ohio at 109

Oldest U.S. WWI vet dies in Ohio at 109

There are 14 comments on the www.contracostatimes.com story from Dec 21, 2007, titled Oldest U.S. WWI vet dies in Ohio at 109. In it, www.contracostatimes.com reports that:

AP Photo/Madalyn Ruggiero

J. Russell Coffey, the oldest known surviving U.S. veteran of World War I, has died. The retired teacher, one of only three U.S. veterans from the "war to end all wars," was 109.

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Dee Dee Dee

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

#1 Dec 21, 2007
Itís a shame he did not get to see the end of war.
b in d

Littleton, CO

#2 Dec 21, 2007
like all commiecrats, woodrow wilson was just as
nieve as a 4 year old.
although that quote is always taken out of context. he was refering to european wars,
or war sense thay had been fighting the same one for centuries, IE: 100 year war 50 yr. war 7year
war. ect. now its not so much about land
as it is about economic structure
fortuneatly greed will always win
and socialism will always suck.

“Like any other man,but more so”

Since: Sep 07

Cimmeria

#3 Dec 21, 2007
God rest J.Russell Coffey.
Talt

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Dec 21, 2007
At least his life wasn't wasted in war.
Dee Dee Dee

Lake Hiawatha, NJ

#5 Dec 21, 2007
b in d wrote:
like all commiecrats, woodrow wilson was just as
nieve as a 4 year old.
although that quote is always taken out of context. he was refering to european wars,
or war sense thay had been fighting the same one for centuries, IE: 100 year war 50 yr. war 7year
war. ect. now its not so much about land
as it is about economic structure
fortuneatly greed will always win
and socialism will always suck.
The man is dead. Is it possible for you to take a break from being an A$$ hole for just a few seconds.
MERRY CHRISMAS
schmitty

United States

#6 Dec 21, 2007
Talt wrote:
At least his life wasn't wasted in war.
HAVE A LITTLE RESPECT FOR THOSE INNOCENT YOUNG BRAVE TROOPS KEEPING YOUR LAZY LIBERAL A$$ SAFE!!! AT 109 YEARS OLD HE HAD MORE COURAGE AND HONOR THAN ALL LIBERAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS IN CONGRE$$!!!

THIS MAN IS A HERO BECAUSE HE CHOSE TO SERVE TO PROTECT AMERICA'S FREEDOM!

NO LIFE IS WASTED UNLE$$ YOU ARE A USELE$$ SCUMBAG COMMIE DEMOCRAT CRYBABY!!! THEY CHOOSE TO SERVE SO VERMIN LIKE YOU CAN HAVE THE FREEDOM TO SAY YOUR SORRY AND USELE$$ COMMENTS!

IF YOU WERE IN IRAQ THEY'D HAVE STONED YOU TO DEATH BY NOW!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA & OUR BRAVE YOUNG TROOPS! THEIR LIVES ARE WORTH MUCH MORE THAN YOURS!!!!!!!!!!
tlmcrutch

Kennett, MO

#8 Dec 21, 2007
109 years old. I can just imagine what this man saw in his lifetime. It would have been interesting to hear some of his stories.

Since: Dec 07

Humble, TX

#9 Dec 21, 2007
Rest in Peace, bro! Thanks for your service so long ago in that terrible war.

"The Yanks are coming, the yanks are coming and we won't come back till it's over, over there!"

Be with your buddies once more!

Since: Oct 07

Tampa, FL

#10 Dec 21, 2007
tlmcrutch wrote:
109 years old. I can just imagine what this man saw in his lifetime. It would have been interesting to hear some of his stories.
I bet he did.

Thank you, and rest in peace.
true blue

Peoria, AZ

#11 Dec 21, 2007
schmitty wrote:
<quoted text>HAVE A LITTLE RESPECT FOR THOSE INNOCENT YOUNG BRAVE TROOPS KEEPING YOUR LAZY LIBERAL A$$ SAFE!!! AT 109 YEARS OLD HE HAD MORE COURAGE AND HONOR THAN ALL LIBERAL SOCIALIST DEMOCRATS IN CONGRE$$!!!
THIS MAN IS A HERO BECAUSE HE CHOSE TO SERVE TO PROTECT AMERICA'S FREEDOM!
NO LIFE IS WASTED UNLE$$ YOU ARE A USELE$$ SCUMBAG COMMIE DEMOCRAT CRYBABY!!! THEY CHOOSE TO SERVE SO VERMIN LIKE YOU CAN HAVE THE FREEDOM TO SAY YOUR SORRY AND USELE$$ COMMENTS!
IF YOU WERE IN IRAQ THEY'D HAVE STONED YOU TO DEATH BY NOW!!! GOD BLESS AMERICA & OUR BRAVE YOUNG TROOPS! THEIR LIVES ARE WORTH MUCH MORE THAN YOURS!!!!!!!!!!
easy big guy! Isn't it time for you to take your medicine?
Deal or No Deal - Homes

Cape Coral, FL

#12 Dec 21, 2007
He saw all of the ups and downs in the cycles of life. he was born when William McKinley was president of the United States. Think about it, how history repeats it's self, all that he saw. He loved life and didn't want to let go. It's all what we make of it. My father is 85 years old, stick kicking, county western dancing on saturday nights in Toledo Ohio, wakes up in the morning, says "I'm still alive!!!" Like I say, love life, love others, be remembered like a hero, like Russell J. Coffey!
donkeyman

Post Falls, ID

#13 Dec 21, 2007
god bless this soldier. job well done. thank you.

“Livin the High Life”

Since: Nov 07

The home of the Miami Indians

#14 Dec 22, 2007
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Rest in Peace, bro! Thanks for your service so long ago in that terrible war.
"The Yanks are coming, the yanks are coming and we won't come back till it's over, over there!"
Be with your buddies once more!
AMEN! Thank you for all that you did to keep the world safe. My grandad was there with you, Willis Miller, served in France in 1917 in the infantry. I never met him, but I look forward to meeting him someday. God bless and Godspeed to you, sir!
chi

United States

#15 Dec 22, 2007
dam. This guy lived to be 109. that is good. rest in peace

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