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b. 07/05/1865 Shelby Center, New York.  d. 06/05/1931 Flushing, New York.

 

DATE OF MOH ACTION: 21/06/1900 Tientsin, China.

 

Kates was born May 7, 1865 in Shelby Center, New York and enlisted into the marine corps from the Marine Barracks in New York on July 21, 1899. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.

 

He received his Medal for his actions in Tientsin, China June 21, 1900 and the medal was presented to him on July 19, 1901.

 

He was discharged from the marine corps May 19, 1903 in Brooklyn, New York.

 

MOH CITATION:

 

In the presence of the enemy during the advance on Tientsin, China, 21 June 1900, Kates distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.

 

BURIAL LOCATION: FLUSHING CEMETERY, FLUSHING, NEW YORK.

Plot 3162, Section KPC

Thomas Wilbur Kates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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