Peace with Honor
My friend, my mentor, my Hero
I am among those who are privileged to have known 'Yatesy'. The citations for his Siver Star and Navy Cross, while awe-inspiring, do not do justice to the true measure of this man, this Marine. He was an inspiration to the rest of us Radio Operators in Alpha Company, 1st Amtracs Battalion. Semper Fi
2LT John C. Yates, USMC
Thank you Lieutenant Yates
Your Spirit is alive--and strong, therefore Sir, you shall never be forgotten, nor has your death been in vain!
Again, thank you Lietenant John Charles Yates, for a job exceptionally well done!
REST IN ETERNAL PEACE MY MARINE FRIEND