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101st Soldier killed by IED device while on patrol


Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – 1st Lt. Eric Yates, 26, of Rineyville, KY died September 18th, after an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted patrol in Maquan, Zhari District, Afghanistan.

Yates was an Infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault.)

Eric YatesHis awards and decorations include: National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

Yates is survived by his father, Mr. David L. Yates and mother Kathy Yates both of Rineyville, KY.

A memorial service will be held in Afghanistan. Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony. The next ceremony will be held October 13th at 4:00pm in the Family Readiness Center.




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