Lee Roy Bays

Company A 1/22 Infantry

4th Infantry Division

KIA February 16, 1967


SGT - E5 - Army - Regular
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B40 Infantryman

Age: 31
Race: Caucasian
Sex: Male
Date of birth: July 3, 1935
Home: Olivehurst, CA
Religion: Protestant
Marital status: Married
Length of service 6 years
His tour began on Dec 12, 1966
Casualty was on Feb 16, 1967
Body was recovered
Panel 15E - Line 38


Lee Bays was killed in a battle with NVA forces during Operation Sam Houston, at grid reference YA598614,
approximately 27 kilometers west/northwest of Plei Djereng airfield.

He left behind one son and three daughters.



Regulars By God



SGT Lee Bays' decorations


Awards and Decorations:

Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Sharpshooter Qualification - Rifle
RVN Gallantry Cross Unit Citation
RVN Civil Actions Unit Citation



Deeds Not Words



SGT Lee Roy Bays ( on left ) and Daniel Coleman in Vietnam



Citation for the award of the Silver Star Medal
to SGT Lee Roy Bays




The grave marker for SGT Lee Roy Bays



We remember you, lost but not forgotten, love forever and a day

Your Mom, Thelma Burbank
Brother Larry Bays
Sister Janet Leona Madison

Sister Rene'e Broomfield

8 August, 2008








Point of Contact for this memorial is his brother Larry Bays,

5185 Western Avenue   Olivehurst, California 95961

Cell Ph 530 844 0242


8 August 2008


The 1st Battalion website is grateful to Bob Harik
for the above photos and information









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