"The Ragged Old Flag" - by Johnny Cash
Folks, I definitely need your help with this page! I'm going to start out with a list that I have compiled from reading family obituaries as well as those veterans in my own branch of the family that am personally aware served our country in armed conflict. PLEASE drop me an email to let me know of any members of your family tree "branch" who served our country in war. To be a "Coyan" war veteran does NOT mean that your family veteran's last name HAS to be Coyan. If you or your family veteran's mother, grandmother, etc., was a Coyan, then you/they also deserve to be added to this page. We should all be thankful to them for their service to our country. It is because of these veterans that we enjoy the freedom we have today! Later on, I want to expand this list to include ALL Coyan veterans, not just those who served us in war.
The American Revolutionary War
Joseph McKinnon (1734- 1809) - the father of Margaret McKinnon Coyan. This fact enables direct descendants of John and Margaret to become members of the Sons or Daughters of the American Revolution, in my opinion one of the few genealogy Holy Grail you can "inherit" because of your American "roots"!
The American Civil War
Jackson Coyan (1840-98) - my great, great-grandfather
William H. Coyan (1842-61) - murdered by one of his Union army comrades!
Milton Sutton Coyan (1844-1911) - brother of William H. and sons of William T. Coyan
World War I
Henry W. Coyan (1887-1959?) - buried w/military honors so I'm "assuming" WWI for now
Paul Hefferlin Coyan (1897-1980) - a brother to Henry W.
George Wilson Coyan (1897-1965) - served in France
World War II
Robert "Tot" Coyan - Tot was stationed at Pearl Harbor. He lives in Ft. Scott, Kansas
Paul Howard Coyan - served in the Pacific theater. Paul is of the "Montana branch" of Coyan's
Richard Coyan - stationed in Hawaii. A brother to Paul Howard Coyan
George T. Coyan - a Purple Heart recipient. Stationed at Okinawa. Brother to Paul & Richard.
Louis Wilson Bergevin - was a Major in the Army Air Forces. Son of Hazel Coyan Bergevin
George Dewey Coyan - served in the Battle of the Bulge
John "Pat" Coyan - here is Pat's obituary
Robert Leonard Coyan - a Purple Heart recipient. Served in Patton's 3rd army in Germany
Emerson Edward Coyan - from Dayton, Ohio. Served in the Air Force
Eugene Coyan - a brother to Emerson Edward. Served in the Army
Woodrow W. Coyan - a brother to Emerson and Eugene. Served in the Army
Ridgley McCrary - served in the Navy aboard the U.S.S. Pastores and U.S.S. Intrepid
The Korean War
Floyd W. "Boone" Coyan - served in the Air Force. Here is Boone's obituary
Conley F. Coyan - served in the Navy
The Viet Nam War
Carl Allen Coyan - my uncle
James Edward Coyan - my uncle
Gary Lynn Coyan - my uncle
The Persian Gulf War