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WILLIAM HENRY BECKWITH


is honored on Panel 43E, Line 65 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Final Mission of MAJ William H. Beckwith

    Posted on 6/2/18 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On March 9, 1968, a group of Marines and Navy corpsmen from 2nd Combined Action Group, Combined Action, based at Camp Horn, the III Marine Amphibious Force (III MAF) headquarters outside of Da Nang, RVN, were conducting a field inspection of combined action platoons in Quang Nam Province, RVN. The group was traveling on Route 538 enroute to Hoi An village in a jeep and M37 truck when two miles northeast of their destination the convoy was hit by command-detonated mines. Seven Americans and one Vietnamese national were killed in the blast. The lost U.S. personnel included LCPL Rickey E. Appleby, MAJ William H. Beckwith, SSG Richard D. Feiro, LTC Francis R. Hittinger Jr., HMC Patrick D. Moriarity, CPL Alton Thomas Jr., and CAPT McCrea B. Tuttle. An eighth Marine wounded in the explosion, LCPL Forbis P. Durant Jr., died the following day. Another two Navy corpsmen accompanying the group were wounded. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and information provided by Gary Nash (June 2018)]
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  • Peace with Honor

    Posted on 1/21/18 - by Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota
    You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in Peace and Honor William.
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  • Remembered

    Posted on 1/13/17 - by Lucy Conte Micik bennysgift@gmail.com
    DEAR MAJOR BECKWITH,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN INFANTRY OFFICER. SEMPER FI. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A NEW YEAR, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. 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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  • 47 years have passed

    Posted on 3/10/15 - by twp USMC 1966- 1969
    You are not forgotten...
  • Semper Fi

    Posted on 3/9/15 - by A Marine, USMC, Vietnam
    Semper Fi, Major.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.