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LeRoy Bates
Lieutenant, United States Navy
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The only information that we have on Lieutenant Bates is that he was from Texas and that he graduated in the Class of 1966, United States Naval Academy.

Lieutenant Bates was born on 16 January 1945 and died on 24 September 1968.  He was buried with full military honors in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.


JOHNSONS ATTEND FUNERAL

ARLINGTON, Virginia, September 30, 1968 - President Johnson and his family attended a funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery today for a Navy pilot who was a close friend of the President's younger daughter, Mrs. Patrick J. Nugent.

Lieutenant (jg) Leroy Bates, 22 years old, of Houston, who died in the crash of a training plane in Arizona was buried with full military honors.

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BATES, LE ROY
LTJG U S N
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/14/1945
DATE OF DEATH: 09/24/1968
BURIED AT: SECTION 30  SITE 438 L.H.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 14 December 2003 Updated: 12 January 2007 Updated: 5 October 2007
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LeRoy Bates Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003