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Paul A. Bates
Sergeant, United States Army
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Sirs:

I would like to request information regarding Sergeant Paul Bates. He is buried at Arlington and was a posthomous recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross in World War I.

My family and I would appreciate any information you can send to me.

Sincerely,
Kent A. Snell



 BATES, PAUL A.
Sergeant, U.S. Army
Home: Williamstown, Pennsylvania
Company F, 30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15 and October 10, 1918
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Paul A. Bates, Sergeant, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918, and near Cunel, France, October 10, 1918.

During a terrific bombardment on the morning of July 15 Sergeant (then Private) Bates carried in and dressed the wounded at great personal risk to himself. On October 10, near Cunel, although fatally wounded, Sergeant Bates continued to command his men in attack on machine guns until the end.


BATES, PAUL A
SERGEANT CO F) 30TH INF
DATE OF DEATH: 10/09/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION 18  SITE 2880
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Posted: 26 March 2005  Updated: 23 April 2005  Updated: 27 August 2005
Distinguished Service Cross
 
 

Purple Heart Medal