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John H. Yates, 4th Infantry Division – KIA July 13, 1944

Private First Class John H. Yates¬†enlisted in the United States Army from Roanoke Virginia on May 29, 1941. A single man and resident of Buchanan County, Virginia, PFC Yates received basic training, later advancing to Private First Class and was sent to Europe where he participated in operation Overlord ( D-Day ) with E Company, 12th Infantry Regiment of the 4th Infantry “Ivy” Division. On June 13, 1944 while the 2nd Battalion was fighting north of Montebourg, Normandy, John Yates was killed in action with many other men of the “Ivy” Division.According to the Headquarter of the 4th Medical Battalion, the largest number of casualties handled by the Clearing Station during the campaign of Normandy was on June 13 as and when 727 patients were received, treated and evacuated

.John H Yates grave

John H. Yates now rests in peace for eternity at the Normandy American Cemetery of Colleville-sur-Mer, Plot: H, Row: 3, Grave: 39.