Historic Markers Across Alabama

PFC Patrick Bates

Marker ID:  
Location: Sportsman Lake Road NW, Cullman, AL
County: Cullman
Coordinates: N 34° 11.546    W 086° 51.562
  34.19243333    -86.85936666
Style: Carved Stone **
Waymark: None


PFC Patrick Bates
Cullman County, Alabama

Company 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Division
Last American soldier killed in combat, WWII.
Shot in back of ear, right side, by a Japanese sniper in Guam.
Buried, Punchbowl National Cemetery, Honolulu, Hawaii

End of PFC Patrick Bates