|Birth: ||Jan. 26, 1919|
|Death: ||Dec. 7, 1941|
KIA aboard the USS Arizona, Pearl Harbor.
A Purple Heart belonging to Robert Bates was found in an alley in Bakersfield, California in 2012. The local VFW started a national search for a relative so the medal could be returned to the family.......
An update from a newspaper editor in Wichita Falls. Getting closer....
Robert Alvin Bates was born in Black, Texas on Jan. 26, 1919 and died on Dec. 7, 1941. The birth father was John Alvin Bates, 1889-1964 and Mother is Louie. In 1940, he was single and living in San Diego where he was assigned to the U.S. Naval Hospital. He was born in Parmer County in the Texas Panhandle and in 1940 his parents were living in the community of German in Jack County.
John Alvin Bates (1888 - 1964)
Robert Alvin Bates (1919 - 1941)
Robert Alvin Bates (1919 - 1941)*
Note: Entered the service from Texas.
Plot: Courts of the Missing
Maintained by: E W Hendon
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 06, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56114877
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Added: Dec. 7, 2010