Richard Bates
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"Richard Bates" was a United States Navy sailor and a recipient of the United States military's highest decoration, the Medal of Honor.

A native of Wales, Bates immigrated to the U.S. and joined the Navy from the state of New York. By May 10, 1866, he was serving as a seaman on the . On that day, while the De Soto was off the coast of Eastport, Maine, he and two shipmates rescued two sailors from the from drowning. For this action, he and his shipmates, Captain of the Afterguard John Brown (Medal of Honor recipient)/John Brown and Seaman Thomas Burke (Medal of Honor recipient)/Thomas Burke, were awarded the Medal of Honor three months later, on August 1.

Bates' official Medal of Honor citation reads:

For heroic conduct in rescuing from drowning James Rose and John Russell, seamen of the U.S.S. Winooski, off Eastport, Maine, 10 May 1866.

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