WILLIAM H BECKWITH
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HONORED ON PANEL 43E, LINE 65 OF THE WALL

WILLIAM HENRY BECKWITH

WALL NAME

WILLIAM H BECKWITH

PANEL / LINE

43E/65

DATE OF BIRTH

08/06/1936

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG NAM

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/09/1968

HOME OF RECORD

MINNEAPOLIS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Hennepin County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

MARINE CORPS

RANK

MAJ

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR WILLIAM HENRY BECKWITH
POSTED ON 8.4.2021
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 8.6.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Major William Henry Beckwith, Served with the Headquarters Company, 2nd Combined Action Group, Combined Action Program, Third Marine Amphibious Force.
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POSTED ON 6.2.2018

Final Mission of MAJ William H. Beckwith

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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POSTED ON 1.21.2018
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, 2/27 Wolfhound, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Peace with Honor

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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POSTED ON 1.13.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

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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