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
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
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

bhawk1@aol.com

8 August 2008

 

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

 

 

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