JOHN W BECKETT
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HONORED ON PANEL 33E, LINE 15 OF THE WALL

JOHN WESLEY BECKETT

WALL NAME

JOHN W BECKETT

PANEL / LINE

33E/15

DATE OF BIRTH

06/22/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

01/02/1968

HOME OF RECORD

ALBUQUERQUE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Bernalillo County

STATE

NM

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

2LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOHN WESLEY BECKETT
POSTED ON 11.30.2023
POSTED BY: Jack

Dress Greens Photo

Thank you to Ellen, his sister, Lest We Forget.
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POSTED ON 8.26.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 6.22.2021
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Second Lieutenant John Wesley Beckett, Served with Company C, 3rd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, United States Army Vietnam.
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POSTED ON 5.24.2019
POSTED BY: Student of class 4-202

Bravery is never forgotten

Dear John,

Thank you for your service. I admire your bravery for joining the army and for defending what we believe in. We share the same birthday, although the years have some distance, so I hope to have an ounce of your bravery.

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POSTED ON 6.3.2018

New Year's Day Battle of 1968

On the night of January 1-2, 1968, the 2-22 Infantry (Mechanized), 3-22 Infantry, and the 2-77 Artillery for 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry, were involved in a massive human wave attack by four battalions of North Vietnam Army (NVA) and Viet Cong (VC) at Fire Support Base Burt in Tay Ninh Province, RVN. After skirmishes the previous day suggested a significant enemy build up near the base, enemy 60mm mortars began falling inside of the base perimeter at 11:30 PM on January 1st. Approximately 200 rounds total would fall on the base. The main force of the attack began at one minute after midnight, beginning on the northern portion of the perimeter. Almost simultaneously, a heavy attack of rocket-propelled grenades (RPG’s), machine guns, and small arms opened up on the southern portion of the base. Within minutes, the eastern perimeter was also attacked by a large force with RPG’s, machine guns, small arms, and grenades, as they attempted to penetrate the company perimeter. The VC continued to cover their attack with 60mm mortar fire. All US personnel not occupying listening posts or ambushes defended from sandbagged bunkers. Between 1:00 AM to 2:30 AM, 105mm “beehive” anti-personnel rounds were requested and fired along Company C perimeter to blunt the frontal assault occurring there. Fierce close-in fighting continued until approximately 5:00 AM, when the VC began to withdraw, leaving behind their dead and wounded. By 6:30, the fighting had nearly stopped, with only occasional sniper and some automatic weapons fire. The Americans were victorious in repulsing the attack. Over 400 NVA and VC were killed with U.S. losses at 23 killed and 153 wounded. The lost Americans included PFC Ronnie E. Ballard, 2LT John W. Beckett, SP4 Thomas G. Bernardy, SGT Robert E. Bowman, PFC Houston C. Box Jr., SP4 Robert L. Campbell, SGT Kenneth B. Carpenter, SP4 Ennis E. Crow, SSG Fred C. DuBose III, SP4 Eldon Garamillo, SGT James J. Lind, SP4 James W. McCaffrey, PFC Jack W. Miller, PFC Willie Petty Jr., PFC Samuel Rivera-Fernandez, PFC Ralph L. Rotter, SGT Anderson L. Ruderson, SP4 David R. Smith, PFC Odell Stokes Jr., CPL Abel C. Stroud III, PFC Victor D. Tomczyk, CPL Alton L. Watkins Jr., and CPL Bobby J. Winkler. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org and vietnamtripledeuce.org]
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