MARTIN R BECK
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HONORED ON PANEL 20W, LINE 38 OF THE WALL

MARTIN ROBERT BECK

WALL NAME

MARTIN R BECK

PANEL / LINE

20W/38

DATE OF BIRTH

08/30/1925

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KIEN TUONG

DATE OF CASUALTY

07/24/1969

HOME OF RECORD

GAINESVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Alachua County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

LTC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR MARTIN ROBERT BECK
POSTED ON 6.6.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrances from those who served with you attest to their respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us....
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POSTED ON 8.30.2017
POSTED BY: Thomas Colangelo

Tick, Tick, Tick

COL Beck was an outstanding soldier and leader. He left us much too soon. He visited my team, A-413 (Binh Thanh Thon) shortly after taking command of B-41. Noticing that we both had the same model Rolex watch, he suggested we synchronize them. In my last meeting with him a month or so later in Moc Hoa, we put our wrists side by side and watched as the seconds ticked by in perfect sync. We brimmed proudly. De Oppresso Liber.
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POSTED ON 8.30.2017
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Lieutenant Colonel Martin Robert Beck, Served with Detachment B-41 (Moc Hoa), Company D, 5th Special Forces Group, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 1.9.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR LT. COLONEL BECK,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A SPECIAL FORCES QUALIFIED INFANTRY UNIT COMMANDER. THE CHRISTMAS SEASON IS OVER, AND IT IS A 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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POSTED ON 6.29.2015

Final Mission of LTC Martin R. Beck

On July 24, 1969, a U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D (tail number 66-00879) from the 175th Assault Helicopter Company was destroyed by a seed bomb that activated when it hovered over it. The aircraft had flown out to visit a completely unthreatened, remote Special Forces A-Team camp in the Kien Tuong province. The helicopter landed outside the camp’s defensive perimeter on an unsecured chopper pad right on top of an artillery shell that the Viet Cong had fashioned into a land mine. There were no survivors. The crew included pilots WO1 James D. Earnest and CAPT John P. Roe, crew chief SP4 Robert L. Glascow, gunner SP4 Robert J. Whites, and crewman SGT Francis M. Beverly. There were two passengers from the 10th Special Forces Group (ABN), LTC Martin R. Beck and CAPT Louis J. Geneseo. Beck and Geneseo had deployed together to Vietnam from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, and had only been in country a little over a week. [Taken from vhpa.org and the book Mekong First Light, by J.W. Callaway Jr.]
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