PFC Coker Comes Home

I had the privilege this weekend of documenting the final return of PFC. Coker to his hometown here in Blossom, Texas. His remains were found and identified recently in Korea where he died in a POW camp during the Korean Conflict. 60 years later, he was laid to rest with full military honors in a moving ceremony.

I have to say having been raised in the military, there is nothing more moving than a military funeral. My thanks to the Bright Holland funeral home for accommodating me in such a tremendous way by providing me excellent access and transportation from the funeral home to the cemetery in Blossom enabling me to take plenty of photos of the day’s events.

I also want to express my thanks to the Coker family for the invite to photograph the return of their long lost loved one, PFC. Coker. I salute his service to our country.

This was the second time in the past year or so to cover such an event here in Lamar County.

There are no words to express how touching it is to see so many local citizens turn out in support of a fallen soldier. Click on the photo to see the full gallery of photos.