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JAMES EDWARD BATES


is honored on Panel 70W, Line 1 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 12/17/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC BATES,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. ADVENT IS HERE, AND CHRISTMAS IS APPROACHING. WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. THE NEW YEAR IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 8/13/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC James Edward Bates, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • My cousin, Jamie

    Posted on 7/23/16 - by Batesrusty&gmail.com
    Jamie,
    As I near my 68th birthday, I want you to know you are always with me. I want you to know that the sacrifice you & so many other have made since our first fight against the British, are incredibly revered by millions. For this reason, I honor all of you but voting every election against Progressive Democrats.
    Raised together, I remember all the wonderful times together, but the one I remember the most was your last night in Redding, CA before shipping out to Vietnam Nam. I was studying for a microbiology exam & I heard a knock on the door. What are you doing here, I asked? "Just wanted to talk before I leave for Nam. Not sure what will happen, but I want you to know I wish I had been more like you, Rusty." Yes, a healing conversation followed, a big hug & you, Jamie
    said good-bye. Little did I know, I would never see you again. Wish you were with all of us. Rest in peace, cous, I love you!! Russell "Rusty" Bates.
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  • My cousin, Jamie

    Posted on 7/23/16 - by Batesrusty&gmail.com
    Jamie,
    As I near my 68th birthday, I want you to know you are always with me. I want you to know that the sacrifice you & so many other have made since our first fight against the British, are incredibly revered by millions. For this reason, I honor all of you but voting every election against Progressive Democrats.
    Raised together, I remember all the wonderful times together, but the one I remember the most was your last night in Redding, CA before shipping out to Vietnam Nam. I was studying for a microbiology exam & I heard a knock on the door. What are you doing here, I asked? "Just wanted to talk before I leave for Nam. Not sure what will happen, but I want you to know I wish I had been more like you, Rusty." Yes, a healing conversation followed, a big hug & you, Jamie
    said good-bye. Little did I know, I would never see you again. Wish you were with all of us. Rest in peace, cous, I love you!! Russell "Rusty" Bates.
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  • You're never forgotton....Class of 1966 50 year Reunion is this Summer

    Posted on 5/29/16 - by John Rainey Neighbor and Friend
    Jim,

    You paid the ultimate price for the Freedoms we still enjoy today 50 years latter.
    Last Summer on a trip to Wash. D.C. the Wall was a must see. Wanted to find Your name. What happened next can only be explained by Devine intervention.
    The first name on the Wall as we approached and got close enough to read was Yours. Truly felt Your Spiritual presence......... Looked for other names randomly and found none. Then at the other end of the wall was the book showing All.
    Rest in Peace Jim and THANK YOU......
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

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