Walter Coupe'

LCDR Walter Coupe'


LCDR (ret.) Walter (Wally) Coupe',age 92, passed on Monday, the 24th.

Wally was a WWII veteran and a member of the Silver Eagles,an association of enlisted pilots.

Following the war, he was a Flag pilot to numerous Admirals and also flew various celebrities including Bob Hope and Jackie Onassis. After his retirement from the Navy in 1972, he once again established a relationship with Steve Kaiser, a fellow naval pilot with whom he had gone through flight school. They developed and incredible fun and successful fishing passion that led to him winning the Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club's Grand Champion award numerous times as well as multiple category awards. Wally is survived by sons Mike and James, as well as granddaughters Julie, Jessica and Olivia, and great grandsons Brendan and Tyler. He was preceded in death by both wife Patricia and son Tim. Solace, comfort, and joy was found in his two dogs,Jill and Jo-Jo. A visitation and viewing will be at Oak Lawn Funeral home at 12pm followed by a service at 1pm and internment at Barrancas National Cemetery immediately there following. In lieu of flowers,please make donations to the Wounded Warrior Project. Condollences may be left at

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Feb. 27, 2014