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William “Buddy” S. Coats, Jr.

Second Lieutenant, Army

Born: December 11, 1917
Hometown: Richmond City, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 9, 1944
Died In: France
Awards: Purple Heart

LT Coats served with the 8th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. He was killed in action in the Normandy campaign. He was an avid golfer and a co-medalist in the City Golf Tournament, Lakeside Country Club, 10/9/1939, at age 19. He was a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Richmond, Virginia.

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