1893 - 1970
— United States Marine Corps —First Marine Division on Guadalcanal during World War II. As a Brigadier General, Cates commanded the Fourth Marine Division during the conquest of Tinian and Iwo Jima in 1944. Cates was the first Tennessean to achieve the rank of full general. From 1948 to 1952, General Cates served as the 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps. Wounded seven times, General Cates received many American and foreign medals. A member of the U.S. Marine Corps for thirty-seven years, General Cates' military service extended to the Korean War. He died in 1970 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
|Placed By||General Cates Memorial Committee|
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|Date Added||Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 11:23pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 281696 N 4027355|
|Decimal Degrees||36.36655000, -89.43325000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 21.993', W 89° 25.995'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 21' 59.58" N, 89° 25' 59.70" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2390 State Route 21 E, Tiptonville TN 38079, US|
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