CARL C BATES JR
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HONORED ON PANEL 19W, LINE 53 OF THE WALL

CARL CALVIN BATES JR

WALL NAME

CARL C BATES JR

PANEL / LINE

19W/53

DATE OF BIRTH

08/13/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

LZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/17/1969

HOME OF RECORD

FT SMITH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sebastian County

STATE

AR

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SP4

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR CARL CALVIN BATES JR
POSTED ON 3.7.2019
POSTED BY: wkillian@smjuhsd.org

Final Mission of SP4 Carl C. Bates Jr.

Final Mission of SP4 Carl C. Bates Jr.
SP4 Carl C. Bates Jr. was a flight-qualified helicopter mechanic and crewman serving with the 57th Assault Helicopter Company based at Kontum, RVN. On August 17, 1969, SP4 Bates was the gunner on a U.S. Army UH-1H helicopter during a flight into Laos to recover a Special Forces LLRP team when the aircraft was fired on by a hostile ground force. Bates was fatally wounded and the crew chief was critically injured. The aircraft was able to maintain flight and did not crash or burn. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Kenneth Morrison (October 2003) at thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 8.17.2018
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018
POSTED BY: Arlene Phillips Porter

Remembering

Thinking of you on your birthday

Your cousin, Arlene
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POSTED ON 8.13.2018

Thinking of you

This would have been your 70th birthday
I think of you often

Patricia (Trish) Bates from Houston Texas
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POSTED ON 12.17.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SPEC 4 BATES,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FLIGHT QUALIFIED AIRCRAFT MAINTENANCE APPRENTICE. IT BUGS ME THAT YOU DIED 4 DAYS AFTER YOUR BIRTHDAY. SIGH. 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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