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Maj Robert Sprague Beightler, Jr
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1922
Marysville
Union County
Ohio, USA
Death: Feb. 6, 2003
Contra Costa County
California, USA

January 1943 graduate of the United States Military Academy. Served during World War II as platoon leader in the 511th Parachute Infantry in Leyte and Luzon. Completed two combat jumps and received a Presidential Unit Citation. Chosen to organize and lead the American Relief Expedition to Peru following a catastrophic earthquake in the Andes which killed more than 66,000. Received the Peruvian Cross and United States Legion of Merit for his efforts.

Extracted from biography originally compiled in the 50th Anniversary Yearbook of the January 1943 Class. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Sprague Beightler (1892 - 1978)
  Claire Springer Beightler (1903 - 1986)
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Section Xxxv1 Site C-108s
 
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Record added: Sep 05, 2005
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