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HONORED ON PANEL 7W, LINE 20 OF THE WALL

MELVIN CARROLL BATES JR

WALL NAME

MELVIN C BATES JR

PANEL / LINE

7W/20

DATE OF BIRTH

08/11/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

08/29/1970

HOME OF RECORD

BALTIMORE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Baltimore City

STATE

MD

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

SGT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MELVIN CARROLL BATES JR
POSTED ON 7.19.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from Sharon Kirk is poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 4.17.2021
POSTED BY: Jerry Sandwisch Wood Cty. Ohio Nam Vet 1969-70 Army 173rd Abn Bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 8.29.2020
POSTED BY: A Grateful Vietnam Vet

Bronze Star Medal Award(s)

Sergeant Melvin Carroll Bates, Jr. was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Valor, with Combat Distinguishing Device (V), for his exemplary gallantry under fire. He was also awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Merit for his meritorious service. He served as an Infantryman (Airborne Qualified) and was assigned to A CO, 4TH BN, 503RD INFANTRY, 173RD ABN BDE.
See http://coffeltdatabase.org/
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POSTED ON 8.10.2020
POSTED BY: ANON

Never forgotten

SGT Melvin C. Bates Jr. served with A Company, 4th Battalion, 503 Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade, US Army Vietnam (Coffelt Database).

He is buried at Oaklawn Cemetery in Baltimore County, MD.

Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

HOOAH
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POSTED ON 12.19.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR SERGEANT BATES,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED GRUNT. IT BUGS ME THAT YOU PASSED IN THE SAME MONTH AS YOUR BIRTH. 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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