H CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF MOS: 0331 - Machine Gunner
He served his country from: Military start: 27 Jun 1968 Military release: 30 Nov 1968
PAUL JAMES COATES was born on January 13, 1949 and joined the Armed Forces while in MERRICK, NY. He served in the Marines, and attained the rank of LCPL/E3. He began a tour of duty on June 26, 1967. On May 30, 1968, at the age of 19, PAUL JAMES COATES perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Tri.