“That’s one of those things I ask myself right now, as a matter of fact,” Coffee said of attending the course. “Am I thinking about that because I want to do it out of pride, or because it would actually better me as a person? So, I’m debating that right now. I have to ask myself, why would I want to go?”
Coffee’s section leader, Sgt. 1st. Class Joshua Sullivan, said Coffee has shown himself to be quiet, humble and “squared away,” one of the biggest compliments one soldier can give another. It’s not uncommon for inexperienced soldiers to have doubts about attending Ranger School, but many of them with Coffee’s drive eventually gravitate toward the challenge, Sullivan said.
“The first long-distance run I ever took him on, he stayed with me the whole time,” Sullivan said. “I have guys who have been doing that run for a full year, and some of them fell out.”