Pvt Coffin was born in 1924 in Massachusetts and was killed in action on March 25, 1945 during Operation Varsity.
Pvt Coffin is the son of Herbert L Coffin [b. 1891 in Mass and died unknown] a Boston Electric railroad operator and the son of Elizabeth M Coffin [b. 1986 in Ireland and died unknown].
The 1930 US Census for Watertown, Middlesex County Mass shows residing at #52 Ralph Street with his parents and brothers Herbert [b. 1-17-1923 in Mass and died 10-16-2000 in Taunton, Mass] Thomas [b. 1927 in Mass and died unknown] Charles [b. 3-7-1928 in Mass and died 5/1986 in Mass] and sisters Eileen [b. 1926 in Mass and died unknown] Isabell [b.1924 in Mass and died unknown].
Pvt Coffin enlisted on April 7, 1943 at Boston. His enlistment records states Alfred had completed 3 years of high school and was a student.
Pvt Coffin was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].
Pvt Coffin is interred at the Netherlands American Cemetery at Margraten, Netherlands at Plot ’G’ Row ’18’ Grave ‘8‘.