|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1922|
|Death: ||Feb. 16, 1945|
Central Luzon, Philippines
Lowell and his mother, Eunice Beck, were living with his grandparents in 1930 in Logansport, IN. His mother was listed as married and a waitress.
In 1940, Lowell was counted, along with a cousin, at his grandparents' home in Logansport, IN (Thomas Lester 54 Edna Lester 53 Lowell Beck 17 Leona C Turner 24). The Census shows he was also living in the same house in 1935.
United States Army Air Corps
11th Airborne Division
511th Parachute Infantry Regiment(Medical Detachment) Private First Class
Killed in Action at: Ft. McKinley, Luzon Island, Philippines
Story as told by John David Shoup (#47212561) to Sherlocks Cousin(John's daughter): John and Lowell were the best of buddies in the service and after Lowell's death, Lowell's mother semi-adopted John as her own son and eventually John's children were considered her grandchildren. During the war in the Philippines and on the last day that Lowell was alive, Lowell gave my Dad his wallet and watch and told my Dad he wouldn't be coming back alive. Lowell died that day. From another soldier in that unit I spoke with some years ago said apparently Lowell was killed by friendly fire.
Eunice Lucretia Lester Eddington (1906 - 1967)
Note: Thanks to Contributor John Anderson for the transfer!
Crown Point Cemetery
Plot: Sec: 23, Lot: 05, Sp: 3
Maintained by: Sherlocks Cousin
Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Dec 16, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45496850