EMORY W. COIL, LCDR, USN
Emory Coil '12
Date of birth: September 28, 1888
Date of death: August 24, 1921
From the 1912 Lucky Bag:
He was buried at sea from USS Breck (DD 283) on September 20, 1921. Emory has a memory marker in Arizona.
His wife, Mildred, died in 1919.
Emory became naval aviator #96 in 1917.
At some point in 1917 he was on the staff of the first Navy lighter-than-air instructors.
14 May  Lt. Cmdr. Emory W. Coil commanded the airship C-5 during a record flight for nonrigid airships from Montauk Point, Long Island, N.Y., to Pleasantville, St. Johns, Newfoundland, covering 1,050 nautical miles in 25 hours 50 minutes. Coil and his crew of six made the nonstop voyage to determine whether they were able to cross the Atlantic, and determined that such a flight would be feasible. However, shortly following C-5’s arrival a heavy gale sprang up, and despite efforts to deflate the bag, the gale tore the airship from the moorings and swept her to sea. The two sailors on board jumped clear and survived.