Lee Carlton “Carl” Yates

Lee Carlton “Carl” Yates

Age: 28
Branch: USNR
Rank: Lt(jg)
Unit: UDT14
Station: Naval Combat Demolition Training and Experimental Base, Maui

Fallen on: 29 Jan 1945
Location: Japan
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.