PFC BRIAN R. BATES JR.
Private First Class Brian R. Bates, Jr. was from Gretna, Louisiana. He attended George Cox Elementary school and Livaudais Middle school in Terrytown, Louisiana. He played basketball, baseball and soccer at Oakdale Playground.
Brian was raised primarily by his grandmother, Marline O'Briant Tully. Prior to his enlistment in the United States Army he married his wife Enjolie and had a daughter and a son. He joined the United States Army to help support his family.
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