Lyle “Toad” Tate

The following story about Lyle Tate is reprinted from the Nov. 11, 1997 Oregonian newspaper. The author Norm Maves, Jr. and the Oregonian newspaper has given permission for this reprinting.

Lyle Tate lived at 7560 SW Shirley Lane, near the intersection, along with his sister Christine and his parents Rachel and Lyle George Tate, all deceased. The plaque dedicated to Lyle is near the entrance to Lamb’s Thriftway.

Prepared by Elaine Shreve, 2012

In November, 2018, Peter Gertsch shared this comment about Lyle “Toad” Tate:

Lyle Tate also went by the name as Toad was killed in Vietnam in 1967, USMC, as his second tour in Vietnam as a sniper.

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3 Responses to Lyle “Toad” Tate

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  2. Duane Wagner 480 560 2067 says:

    I served with Tate for 3 months he was a GOOD Marine, I was wounded and left the unit. I always wondered what happed to him and now I know. I would like to talk to anyone about him .

    • gardenhomehistoryproject says:

      Thanks for the comment, Duane. If you wrote up your memories of Lyle Tate, we’d love to add it to our story about him. You can email us at or call Elaine at 503-246-5879.

      Thank you for your service.
      ~ Elaine Shreve

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