He was killed in action on November 9, 1967 in Kontum, South Vietnam.
Bobby Bates is the person I think of on Memorial Day. I can still see a catch he made, over his shoulder, as a wide receiver on the Suffern High varsity. I think he would have made a good life for himself, raised a family. He would have been 63 this past March 11. He was 19 when he died.