March 17, 2008

Godparents who helped steer a nation's aviation history

"The Coffeys lavished me with unconditional love and gifts galore - nothing was out of reach for "the godchild." And, because he was so generous and unassuming, my parents were astonished when they discovered that Cornelius Coffey was a world-class aviator."

"Born in Arkansas in 1903, Coffey was fascinated with cars and mechanics as a kid. He had a brilliant, analytical mind that grasped every intricate detail of how car engines and parts work."

Thus begins a short tribute by Rhonda Sherrod of Huntsville, AL to her godfather Cornelius Coffey. The tribute appeared in the March 16, 2008 issue of The Huntsville Times, Huntsville, AL.

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