|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 1949|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1968|
Tam Kỳ, Vietnam
US Marine Corps
W BTRY, 1ST BN, 13TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
0811 FIELD ARTILLERY CANNONEER
Location on The Wall - Panel 20W Line 119
W Battery, 1/13th Marines, was a component of Battalion Landing Team 2/26. The BLT had been operating ashore earlier in the month but re-embarked aboard the amphibious assault ships on 6 and 7 August 1969. W Battery went aboard USS BELLE GROVE (LSD-2) in Danang Harbor on 7 August.
On 09 August then-Pfc Edward Beck failed to make muster and could not be found during a search of the ship. He was classed as Missing and was carried in that status until the Secretary of the Navy approved a Presumptive Finding of Death on 11 Oct 1978. He was promoted to Gunnery Sergeant while missing. His body has not been recovered.
***Sources the above include:
2. Leatherneck Magazine
3. The National Archives
4. Together We Served (http://marines.togetherweserved.com/)
5. The Virtual Wall (www.virtualwall.org)
used with permission
6. The Wall (http://thewall-usa.com/)
Plus a variety of volunteers and people interested in preserving the memory of these men and women.
Created by: Pennsylvania Lady
Record added: Feb 18, 2011
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