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ODELL DANIEL BEASLEY


is honored on Panel 25W, Line 98 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • STRIKE History

    Posted on 1/6/18
    PFC Odell D. Beasley (E/2 - 501 IN) earned the Bronze Star Medal with Valor for heroism in ground combat against hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam on 13 May 1969. Private Beasley distinguished himself while serving as an ammunition bearer in Company E, 2d Battalion, 501st Infantry, during combat operations at Fire Support Base Airborne, in the A Shau Valley, Republic of Vietnam. At approximately 0330 hours on the cited date, the fire base was attacked by an estimated battalion of North Vietnamese Army Soldiers. The enemy force assaulted the fire base from two sides, with infantrymen and sapper rushing the perimeter under a heavy mortar attack. At the beginning of the battle, Private Beasley immediately assumed his duties as an ammunition bearer for his mortar position. Despite enemy automatic weapons fire and shrapnel from enemy mortar rounds, he
    completed several trips through the early darkness to an ammunition storage point securing illumination rounds. During the engagement, an ammunition bearer in an adjacent mortar position was wounded and unable to continue supplying the needed ammunition. Private Beasley realized the seriousness of the situation and doubled his trips to the ammunition point, supplying illumination rounds for the shorthanded mortar position as well as his own. In the process of securing another
    load, Private Beasley was mortally wounded when an enemy satchel charge exploded near him. Private Beasley’s personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit, and the United States Army.
    (HQ, 101st ABN DIV, General Order Number 9055; 19 July 1969)
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  • I found your picture and familly

    Posted on 1/2/18 - by Krysteen Wescott h2343762@aol.com
    My name is Krysteen Wescott and I am the daughter of Sgt 1st class Robert H Wescott Jr. It meant a lot to me to find your picture.Your wife Gussie gave it to me. You are remembered.
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  • CORRECTION

    Posted on 1/5/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    YOU ARE NOT A GRUNT, YOU WERE AN INDIRECT FIRE INFANTRYMAN. THANK YOU.
  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/5/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR PFC BEASLEY,
    I TRULY HOPE SOMEONE HAS YOUR PHOTO AND POSTS IT HERE BECAUSE THIS WALL OF FACES NEEDS YOUR FACE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A GRUNT. SEMPER FI. IT IS STILL THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.AND WE ARE THANKFUL FOR YOU. IT IS NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 5/12/16 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear PFC Odell Daniel Beasley, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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The Wall of Faces

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