“Forever Loved, Never Forgotten”

The Navy Gold Star Program is eternally grateful for the sacrifice of those Service Members who have died in service to our country. To help us to never forget, we have set up this tribute page to honor and remember the memory of those lives. If you would like to honor the memory of your Sailor, Soldier, Marine, Airman or Coast Guardsman through the Navy Gold Star website please submit your thoughts and a photo.

LTJG Coker was a stellar performer Salem High School ROTC becoming the ROTC Commander his senior year. He went on and graduated from Virginia Military Institute, Class of 2013 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering with concentration in Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering.  He had huge Pride in the American Flag and always participated in the Color Guard activities.  He was selected for the USN Flight School and went on to be selected to fly the SH-60R Helicopter.  His Navy Call Sign was ‘Brainiac’.  Had a passion for his 1993 Nissan 300Z with the hope of one day racing it.