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Military Science and Leadership

In Memory of 1LT Eric D. Yates, 1984-2010, WKU ROTC Class of 2008

Eric Yates

September 20, 2010 - 1LT Eric D. Yates, an officer with the 101st Airborne Division, B Company, 1st Battalion/502 Infantry, was killed in action supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan over the weekend. 1LT Yates was a December 2008 graduate of Western Kentucky University. He was a double major in Social Studies and History and received his commission through WKU’s Reserve Officers’ Training Program (ROTC). 1LT Yates was from Rineyville, Kentucky. He is survived by his parents, David and Kathy Yates.

A memorial service for the campus community was held for 1LT Yates on Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the Guthrie Bell Tower on WKU’s Main Campus.

For more information please contact the Department of Military Science and Leadership at 270-745-4293.

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