JOHN M YEATTS
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HONORED ON PANEL 25W, LINE 92 OF THE WALL

JOHN MARSHALL YEATTS

WALL NAME

JOHN M YEATTS

PANEL / LINE

25W/92

DATE OF BIRTH

04/27/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NGAI

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1969

HOME OF RECORD

FT WORTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

TARRANT COUNTY

STATE

TX

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CAPT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN MARSHALL YEATTS
POSTED ON 8.25.2018

Attack on LZ Buff – May 12, 1969

LZ Buff was an Americal Division forward firebase southwest of Chu Lai in Quang Ngai Province, RVN. At approximately 1:23 AM on May 12, 1969, LZ Buff began receiving rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) and mortar rounds. Between 40-45 RPG rounds were fired, and roughly 150 rounds of 82mm and 60mm mortar fire was received. While the barrage was under way, Viet Cong sappers entered the perimeter and were able to occupy some of the bunkers next to the wire for a period of time. The perimeter was reestablished and contacted continued with the enemy, which was estimated at two Viet Cong companies. A “Spooky” gunship came on station and contact with the enemy broke at 4:05 AM. Eight Americans were killed in the assault on LZ Buff, and another 20 were wounded. The lost U.S. personnel included (from A Company, 1st Battalion, 52nd Infantry): PFC Alan Asher, SP4 Robert E. Greth, SP4 William C. Knaus, PFC William E. Schaefer, PFC John W. Woodward Jr., PFC Roger E. Wooster, and CPT John M. Yeatts; also (from B Company, 26th Engineers) SSG Dennis M. Guilmette. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and “Ex-VC Finds Grass Greener on Other Side of Wire.” Pacific Stars & Stripes, October 10, 1969]
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POSTED ON 6.28.2016
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

There are many statements left for you, and from what I have read, you deserve them.

REST IN PEACE.
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POSTED ON 1.5.2016
POSTED BY: Keith Wilbert PT

Photo of note, single rose left by David Bishop who's life Captain Yeatts saved


9 years ago walking our kids around DC Memorials...this note under panel 25 and Captain Yeatts name. Stark, complete DBishop honors the ultimate Gift and meaning of love. It hangs in my waiting room honoring Vets and our sacred trust to each other.
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POSTED ON 6.3.2015

I REMEMBER!

I remember him as a brave and dedicated man. I don't remember exact dates, to many years ago, but he was my troop commander, C Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Armored Cavalry, at Downs Barracks, Fuld, Germany. Late 1968 or early 1969.
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear Captain John Marshall Yeatts, 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, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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