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Arthur Yeates, Jr. '38

Date of birth: March 20, 1915

Date of death: July 6, 1943

Age: 28

Lucky Bag

From the 1938 Lucky Bag:


Arthur's Purple Heart Medal

Arthur was lost when USS Helena (CL 50) was sunk on July 6, 1943 by multiple torpedoes in the Battle of Kula Gulf.

His parents were listed as next of kin. He has a memory marker in Virginia.

Memorial Hall Error

One listing — plus his memorial marker — have him as a LCDR, presumably because he was held in a missing status until August 10, 1945. Believe this should be the rank in Memorial Hall.

Class of 1938

Arthur is one of 69 members of the Class of 1938 on Virtual Memorial Hall.