Bio: Bates, Loren C. (Military - 1953)

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Bates, Caldera, Barker 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 06/18/1953 

Tech Sgt. Loren C. Bates was one of nine men chosen as outstanding airmen of the 815th Operations Sqdn, at Forbes Air Base, to receive the Airman Achievement award. The presentation was made Saturday, June 6, by Brigadier Gen. Joseph D. Caldera, at a review of 5,000 air force officers at the base at Topeka, Kansas. 

The award and accompanying medal were given for devotion to duty and merit of service, for the period of December, 1952, to May, 1953. 

Tech Sgt. Bates is the son of Clint Bates, of Abbotsford. He and Mrs. Bates and their two children plan to spend a vacation here early in July at the Bates home with her grand mother, Mrs. George Barker. 



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