Do you remember the commercials about the most interesting man in the world? We let me introduce you to our version of that, Thomas Coffey, our material Grandfather.
Thomas Coffey, Tom, did many unbelievable things in his life that he could almost be considered a folk hero. Here are some of his accomplishments:
-Designed Interstate 64 through the state of Virginia, as well as other parts of the interstate system.
-Career Army Officer, enlisting at the start of World War 2 and serving through the Vietnam War, retiring once reaching the rank of Brig. General
-Was part of the first wave on Omaha Beach as part of the D-Day invasions.
-Served in many well-known battles in WW2 including Battle of the Bulge, Battle of Kasserine Pass, Invasion of Sicily, and freeing of the concentration camps in Czechoslovakia.
-Accomplished in the Real Estate and Hospitality fields when not serving in the army.