Well known as the 6th person to carry any office of Key Professional Sergeant of america Air Drive, he served in the Vietnam War and received numerous military services honors, like the Air Drive Commendation Medal, the Legion of Merit, as well as the Country wide Defense Service Medal. After briefly participating in both St. Ambrose University in Iowa and St. Benedict’s University in Kansas, he gained a bachelor’s level in business in the Centenary University of Louisiana and continued to graduate from the next Surroundings Drive Non-Commissioned Official Academy as well as the U.S. Surroundings Drive Senior Non-Commissioned Official Academy. In the past due 1950s, he started helper commanding the School of Notre Dame’s Surroundings Drive Reserve Officer Schooling Corps of Cadets. He spent his early youth in Creston, Iowa, and his senior high school years in Atchison, Kansas. McCoy and previous U.S. Secretary of Homeland Protection Tom Ridge both received Country wide Defense Provider Medals and Vietnam Provider Medals.