HEINZ COORDES grew up in Ft. Morgan, Colorado, the hometown of his wife Karen and his best friend Art Davidson. After graduation from Colorado State University, the military draft for Vietnam was calling so Heinz decided to become a pilot. In an F-4 Phantom Fighter, he flew more than 310 combat missions over North Vietnam, receiving both Top Gun and Silver Star recognition. He then served with NATO peace-keeping forces. After service to his country, Heinz and Karen chose to invest and work in the inn keeping business in Aspen, Colorado where their two children Matt and Alison grew up. “The war in Ukraine has captured the attention of everyone in the civilized world,” says Heinz Coordes. “Ukrainians have prevailed far longer than anticipated. Doing nothing to help them is not an option”.