November 26, 2009

A Veterans Day Thought

The Catholic Review The Baltimore Sun’s obituary paints a colorful picture of Christopher Coffland: “His biography reads like that of several people combined: played professional football in Finland, coached football in Australia and lacrosse at Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, worked as a university counselor at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, tended bar in Baltimore,...
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Soldier killed in Afghanistan is remembered as Renaissance man

As more than 800 mourners sang “America the Beautiful” and the bells of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen tolled on a sunny Nov. 21 afternoon, Toni Coffland silently reached out and touched the gray casket that held her 43-year-old son, Christopher.
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