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Lyell A. Scates

Sergeant, Army

Born: January 1, 1917
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Entered: December 14, 1942
Casualty Date: November 29, 1944
Died In: near Merzig, Germany
Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, WWII Victory Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, Silver Star, Eur-Afr-MidEastern Campaign Medal

Served in World War II. Participated in a night reconnaissance in the Saar region of Germany. Killed in Action while shooting at the enemy on November 29, 1944. Due to his quick action, men and data were returned safely to the Americans.

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