These are the medals and other items of Gordon W. Yates H Co. 506th 101st Airborne Division.
Mr. Yates was the H Company radio operator throughout the war and was well known at many of the 506 and 101st reunions for many years. He has recently been written about in Mark Bando's latest book on the 101st.
I knew Mr. Yates back in the early 80's when he was a Produce Clerk/Manager at a local grocery store. What a GREAT guy! When he passed away, I was out of town and when his items became available for purchase I was again out of town on business. The items were split up between 3 collectors. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif
Anyhow, I am fortunate to be the caretaker of this group of items.
Edited by Sparky, 02 October 2007 - 04:28 PM.