Tuesday, June 7, 2016
PVT Roland Homer Coates
PVT Roland Homer Coates, b. 16 Jul 1924 - d. 7 Jun 1944. The only child of Reverend Harry and Sadie (Steinbrecher) Coates he was probably born while the family lived in Manning, Iowa. Homer, as his family called him, was raised in Iowa but attended high school in Spokane where his father was pastor of Bethany Methodist Church for many years. PVT Coates enlisted 23 Jun 1943 and became a medic assigned to Medical Detachment and D Company 116th Infantry. He is buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California.