Thomas Wilbur Kates
|Thomas Wilbur Kates|
May 7, 1865|
Shelby Center, New York
|Died||May 6, 1931(aged 65)|
|Service/branch||United States Marine Corps|
|Years of service||1899–1903|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Kates was born May 7, 1865 in Shelby Center, New York and enlisted into the marine corps from the Marine Barracks in New York on July 21, 1899. After entering the Marine Corps he was sent to fight in the Chinese Boxer Rebellion.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 7 May 1865, Shelby Center, N.Y. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In the presence of the enemy during the advance on Tientsin, China, 21 June 1900, Kates distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
- "KATES, THOMAS WILBUR". Medal of Honor recipients, China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion). United States Army Center of Military History. Retrieved February 6, 2010.
- Karl Schuon (June 1963). U. S. Marine Corps biographical dictionary: the corps' fighting men, what they did, where they served. Kates, Thomas Wilbur. Franklin Watts, Inc. p. 117. Retrieved February 6, 2010.