The only information that we have on Lieutenant Bates is that he was from Texas and that he graduated in the Class of 1966, United States Naval Academy.
Lieutenant Bates was born on 16 January 1945 and died on 24 September 1968. He was buried with full military honors in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.
JOHNSONS ATTEND FUNERAL
ARLINGTON, Virginia, September 30, 1968 – President Johnson and his family attended a funeral service at Arlington National Cemetery today for a Navy pilot who was a close friend of the President's younger daughter, Mrs. Patrick J. Nugent.
Lieutenant (jg) Leroy Bates, 22 years old, of Houston, who died in the crash of a training plane in Arizona was buried with full military honors.
BATES, LE ROY
- LTJG U S N
- DATE OF BIRTH: 01/14/1945
- DATE OF DEATH: 09/24/1968
- BURIED AT: SECTION 30 SITE 438 L.H.
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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