Bates, Carl Calvin, Jr., SP 4

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Last Rank
Specialist 4
Last Service Branch
Transportation Corps
Last Primary MOS
67A-Aircraft Maintenance Apprentice
Last MOS Group
Transportation Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1969, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
Service Years
1968 - 1969

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This Military Service Page was created/owned by SGT Bruce Murr to remember Bates, Carl Calvin, Jr., SP 4.

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Ft Smith
Last Address
Ft Smith, Arkansas

Casualty Date
Aug 17, 1969
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Rose Lawn Cemetery - Fort Smith, Arkansas
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Panel W19 Line 53

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 Unit Assignments
57th Assault Helicopter Company52nd Aviation Battalion1st Aviation Brigade
  1968-1969, 67A, 57th Assault Helicopter Company
  1968-1969, 67A, 52nd Aviation Battalion
  1968-1969, 67A, 1st Aviation Brigade
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1968-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Tet 69 Counteroffensive Campaign
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Summer-Fall 1969 Campaign
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stephanie bates
19321 park row houston tx
Thinking of you today and missing you.
May 28, 2012

Pat Bates
1875 Springsteen, #108 Rock Hill SC 29730 York
Thinking of you - everyday
Missing you.
May 25, 2012

stephanie bates `
19321 park row houston tx 77084 us
missing you thinking about you and missing you, you have not been forgotten.
Dec 13, 2011

Trish Bates
Thinking of you during this Christmas season
Dec 21, 2010

Pat Bates
You are always in our heart, where you will alway be as long was we live. Pat Bates, Stephanie Bates, Sandra Bates-Hill, William Bates
Nov 11, 2010

Donna Turner Horton
SP4, Carl Calvin Bates, on your birthday, in our small way, we honor another hero who, gave his all, for his country. We have not forgot your sacrifice, for the freedom for others. Thank you, SP4, Bates.
Aug 13, 2009

Patricia Bates
Half Sister
Rock Hill SC 29730 York
I just wanted to say thanks for being who you were. When I was about 5 or so. He came to visit us in Houston, Texas. The family went to Mexico. I was swimming in a pool and went under a couple of times. He jump in and pulled me out. I think about him all the time.
Dec 10, 2008

Manuel Pino Bco 2/8th 1st Cav 68-69
Fellow Vietnam Army Vet
57 AHC
Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings, Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things. You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung, high in the sunlit silence, hov'ring there, I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air. Up, up the long delirious, burning blue I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace, where never lark, or even eagle flew, and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod the high untrespassed sanctity of space, put out my hand and touched the face of God. By John G. Magee, Jr.

Sep 27, 2006

Garnet Jenkins
Grand Junction, Co.
In Remembrance
Remembering, this Young Soldier, on the anniversary, of the day, he Gave his Life, for our country, with a Multitude, of Thanks, for his Courage, Service and Dedication, to our Country and for Freedom. Rest well and know, that you will, NEVER BE FORGOTTEN. I'am the sister, of such a young hero, who made the Supreme Sacrifice, in Vietnam, 1967.... "The soldier, above all others, is required to perform, the highest act, of religious teaching--SACRIFICE." General Douglas MacArthur

Grateful American
American Hero
Thank you, SP4, Bates, for your service, to country and ultimate sacrifice. Rest well, brave soldier and rest assured, that you, Sir, are not forgotten.
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Kimberly Kimmel-Ober
Encinitas, California, United States, of America
For SP4/E-4, Carl Bates and all those, who knew him and loved him, I just want, to say thank you, for your dedication and sacrifice! Please know, that you have, not been forgotten and always will hold, a special place, in my heart! It would have been nice, to have known, you, as a person and I greatly, appreciate your service! I just wish, you did not, have to pay so high, a price! You forever will, be a hero, in my eyes!
Monday, August 13, 2001

Kenneth Morrison
Friend, from his unit, in Vietnam
7436, Gainesville Village Sq., Suite 117, Gainesville, Va., 20155, USA
A great friend, from Vietnam
I served with Carl, in the 57th, Assault, Helicopter Company, in Kontum Vietman. I was a pilot with the unit and flew, with Carl and his crew chief, who's last named was Bentley many times, in their helicopter '413.' Bentley and Bates were, a great crew and a great joy, to fly with. Carl died on a mission, to recover a Special Forces, LLRP., team, in Loas. Bentley was badly wounded, but survived. It was very sad, to loose Carl, he gave his life doing something he loved, on a very dangerous, mission.
Saturday, October 25, 2003

The following remembrances have been left at The Virtual Wall for CARL CALVIN BATES JR:
We Remember - Posted by Robert Sage
Carl is buried at Rose Lawn Park Cemetery, Fort Smith, Sebastian County,AR.

We will remember you always - Posted by Donna Keenom
Your nephews and nieces may never have met you during your time on earth but your memory lives on in them �?�

I was there too Carl. - Posted by Randy Edgmon
I was in your helicopter company in Vietnam, 57th AHC at Kontum at the same time you were there. I remember �?�

Never Forgotten - Posted by Bill Nelson
FOREVER REMEMBERED "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you....and save one backward glance �?�

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER - Posted by Chris Spencer
It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and �?�

Thank you - Posted by Anna
"Safeguarding the rights of others is the most noble and beautiful end of a human being." -Kahlil �?�
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