Bates, Brian R, Jr., PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2009-2009, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/A Company
Service Years
2008 - 2009

Private First Class

One Overseas Service Bar

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Gretna, LA

Casualty Date
Oct 27, 2009
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Other Explosive Device
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Westlawn Memorial Park - Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord 2nd Infantry Division

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments
5th Brigade Stryker, 2nd Infantry Division2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment
  2009-2009, 5th Brigade Stryker, 2nd Infantry Division
  2009-2009, 11B10, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment/A Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2020 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pfc Brian Bates of Gretna, Louisiana is the husband of Enjolie Wallace Bates. Father of Rylie and Braiden. Son of Brian Russell Bates, Sr. and Denise Tully Bates. Brother of Zachery Bates. Grandson of Marline O'Briant Tully who raised him since the age of 4, Ray Leon Tully and Myrna Mangione. Great-grandson of Floris O'Briant and the late Wilton Marlin O'Briant. Son-in-law of Nicole Wallace and Timothy Gleason. Brother-in-law of Mark Andrew Wilson. Also survived by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. PFC Brian Russell Bates, Jr. was awarded the US Army Bronze Star Medal, US Army Purple Heart Medal, US Army Good Conduct Medal, US Army Afghanistan Campaign Medal, US Army Global War on Terrorism Medal, US Army Combat Infantry Badge, and the NATO Medal for his service while deployed in Afghanistan. Other awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. Brian was among eight soldiers killed in the southern province of Kandahar in two separate roadside bombings. He was 20.


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