Tim Haven Bates III

Tim Bates III, 60, died peacefully on 23 December, 2010 in Hiawatha after a long battle with cancer. Tim was born 14 May 1950 in Omaha, Nebraska. He was graduated from Flight School in Flight Class 71-7 and served his country with distinction as a Medevac helicopter pilot in the Army from 1970 to 1990. He obtained the grade of Chief Warrant Officer 3 during his military career and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and 20 Air Medals for his heroism while flying in Vietnam.

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