GLEN D BATES
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HONORED ON PANEL 29E, LINE 9 OF THE WALL

GLEN DOUGLAS BATES

WALL NAME

GLEN D BATES

PANEL / LINE

29E/9

DATE OF BIRTH

03/07/1948

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/02/1967

HOME OF RECORD

HAZLET

COUNTY OF RECORD

Monmouth County

STATE

NJ

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

LCPL

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LEFT FOR GLEN DOUGLAS BATES
POSTED ON 8.21.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from Peter Thompson is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 8.26.2019
POSTED BY: .

My Brother

He gallantly gave his life for his country.

Mortarman with Company M, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines in the Republic of Vietnam on November 2, 1967.

With great bravery, Lance Corporal Bates fired his final round from his mortar tube as the enemy, now on top of the mortar pit, threw several hand grenades mortally wounding him. His complete disregard for his own personal safety, display of initiative, and courage reflected great credit upon himself as well in keeping with the highest traditions of the Marine Corps and the United States Naval Service.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2017
POSTED BY: Peter Thompson

You made a difference in the world

Dear Glen, I want you to know that a young man named in honor of your memory graduated from MCRD Parris Island this morning. I will always remember you.
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POSTED ON 1.20.2017

Final Mission of LCPL Glen D. Bates

At approximately 2:00 AM on November 2, 1967, a Viet Cong force composed of 100 to 150 men launched an attack on the 28 Marines based on Hill 25, a little patch of high ground in Quang Nam Province, RVN. Under a mortar barrage, and greatly outnumbering the defenders, the aggressors immediately breached the defenses and surged over the top of the hill. Fighting quickly developed into hand to hand combat between the Viet Cong and Marines at close quarters, and the sounds of automatic gun fire resonated in the darkness of the night. About three miles away on Hill 52, the sight of tracers and sounds of the battle could both be seen and heard, so the Marines there quickly put on their fighting gear, loaded down on ammunition, and prepared to rescue their brothers under attack. Red and green tracers were seen crisscrossing the sky, the sound of gunfire, and explosions from the direction of Hill 25 caused all major concern for the Marines who were in the fight of their lives. Everyone on Hill 52 was impatient to reach their comrades and reinforce them, but an order came down for everyone to get into their fighting holes and prepare for an attack. There would be no rescue on that night. Despite the planning and the overwhelming strength of numbers, the enemy underestimated the leadership and resolve of the Marine defenders on Hill 25. With his situation desperate, SSGT Bolton, the NCO in charge of the small force of Marines, realized that his position was perilous, and that the defenders would be overwhelmed in a very short period of time. He decided to act, and called in support that could provide death to all who remained on the hill. He radioed for Marine artillery which would ultimately break the attack and save his beleaguered Marines. Bolton requested a 105mm variable time-fuse airburst to be fired over his position on Hill 25. The artillery officer was stunned, and said his request was suicidal. With no time to lose, Bolton told him, "If you don't, the VC are going to kill us all anyway. Fire for effect, dammit!". The artillery barrage finally broke the aggressors attack and the Marine survivors managed to drive the enemy off the hill. The command decision not to reinforce the Marines on Hill 25 proved to be the right one, and probably saved many more casualties. The next morning, when reinforcements arrived on Hill 25, the Marines discovered that all the avenues of approach to the hill were mined. Fortified positions with automatic weapon fields of fire were uncovered, and there was ample evidence that a large Viet Cong force had been waiting to ambush any rescue attempt by Marines the previous night. Enemy dead littered the area, and not much remained of the Marine defensive positions. Of the 28 Marines that were on Hill 25 the previous night, 10 were dead and the rest were wounded. This was the last battle fought on Hill 25, it was decided to abandon the hill that the Marines defended the previous night. The Mike Company, 2nd Platoon Marines killed in defense of Hill 25 included CPL Willet R. Amendola, LCPL Glen D. Bates, LCPL Patrick J. Dearborn, PFC James G. Edinger, PVT Stephan J. Fiducioso, LCPL Davis A. Jones, LCPL Gerald Kropidlowski, PFC Robert E. Moore, LCPL Dana A. Pitts, and SGT David H. Shoemaker. [Taken from marzone.com]
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POSTED ON 12.17.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LANCE CORPORAL BATES,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A MORTARMAN. 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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