Vietnam War 1963-1965 Lee coke was drafted September, 1963 and went to Louisiana for basic training, from there he went to Hawaii Scholfield Army Base. He did not like the island after awhile, so he volunteered for Vietnam. Lee served from October 1963- September 1965 for two tours. He was a gunner on a helicopter, firing the big guns. He was shot down on Christmas day 1964 while on patrol in VhinLong, Vietnam, in the delta (south Vietnam). the helicopter unit protected the service men from the Viet Cong. He was awarded the Purple Heart for injuries in Vietnam as well as many other awards. He was a brave man and liked flying. He Loved his country. Lee moved to Tahlequah in 1971 an attended NSU for two years and then started Coke refrigeration in 1977. Lee passed away in April 2018.
Tahlequah Proudly honors Lee Coke who served as a SPC4 in the United States Army.