Lee Carlton “Carl” Yates
Station: Naval Combat Demolition Training and Experimental Base, Maui
Fallen on: 29 Jan 1945
Campaign: Iwo Jima
Medals & Commendations: Silver Star, Purple Heart (awarded posthumously).
Hometown: Nashville, TN
Lt(jg) Yates was directing his UDT-14 team while scouting enemy defenses prior to the U.S. invasion of Iwo Jima when a Japanese shore gun hit the ship’s bridge, killing him.