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SGT James Preston Coats
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Birth: Sep. 26, 1936
Death: Jan. 25, 1966
Binh Dinh, Vietnam


James Preston Coats served as a Sergeant in A Company, 2nd Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, USARV, United States Army.

He served during the Vietnam War.

He died in the crash of a fixed-wing aircraft in South Vietnam on January 25, 1966.

JAMES PRESTON COATS

E-5 Army - Regular - 1st Cavalry Division (AMBL)

Age: 29
Race: Negro
Sex: Male
Date of Birth: September 26, 1936
From: Canton, Ohio
Religion: Baptist
Marital Status: Married

Length of Service: 10 Years
His Tour began on November 29, 1965

Casualty was on January 25, 1966
In Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam
Non-Hostile, Died Missing, Fixed-Wing, Non-Crew Air Loss
Crash on Land

Body Was Recovered

Vietnam Memorial: Panel 4E, Line 87 
 
Inscription:

JAMES
PRESTON
COATS
NEW JERSEY
SGT CO A 7 CAV
1 CAV DIV (AM)
VIETNAM
SEPTEMBER 26 1936
JANUARY 25 1966
 
Note: Section 3, Row 5, Position 37
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site #1132
 
Created by: Karl Stelly
Record added: Jan 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 47197131
SGT James Preston Coats
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
SGT James Preston Coats
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SGT James Preston Coats
Added by: Karl Stelly
 
 
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Sergeant, United States Army
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Jun. 16, 2016

- A. Coats
 Added: Dec. 18, 2014
You and men like you, are the reason we are free today! As a spouse of a NAVY veteran I salute you sir for the sacrifices that you made!
- CindyS
 Added: Dec. 25, 2013
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