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Pvt Ralph Porter Beazley
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Birth: Sep. 17, 1924
Forrest City
St. Francis County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Sep. 15, 1944, Palau

Son of James Walton Beazley, Sr. and Myrtle Mae May Beazley and was born and grew up in Forrest City, AR. Joined the U.S.Marine Corps in July 1943, after boot camp, he was shipped oversears and joined Company K, 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines and saw action at Cape Glouster, New Britain. K Company was in the first assault wave of the Marine landing on Peleliu Island, Palau Island Group, Pacific. Ralph was killed in action in defense of the "Point" on the extreme left front of the lines and was awarded the Purple Heart and Silver Star for his actions in the battle. Following is the Citation for the Silver Star:

The President of the United States takes pride in presenting the SILVER STAR MEDAL posthumously to
for service as set forth in the following:

"For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while serving as an Automatic Rifleman with the Third Battalion, First Marines, First Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Peleliu Island in the Palau Group on 15 September 1944. the only Marine left within a sector of fifteen yards after all his comrades were killed while fighting off a powerful hostile counterattack in force on the right front of our lines, Private Beazley steadfastly maintained his position, alternately firing his automatic rifle and hurling hand grenades to inflict extremely heavy casualties on the fanatic on-rushing Japanese. Mortally wounded in the fierce hostilities, he stoutly refused to leave his position, holding valiantly until death overcame him after the enemy had been driven back. By his determined aggressiveness, indomitable fighting spirit and resolute fortitude in the face of terrific odds, Private Beazley single-handedly completed the repulse of the final Japanese effort to counterattack in his sector, and his unwavering devotion to duty throughout was in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service, he gallantly gave his life for his country.
For the President,
James Forrestal
Secretary of the Navy
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Forrest City
St. Francis County
Arkansas, USA
Created by: Jim Beazley III
Record added: Mar 26, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25556502
Pvt Ralph Porter Beazley
Added by: Paul V. Isbell
Pvt Ralph Porter Beazley
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U.S. Rosters of World War II Dead, 1939-1945 about Ralph Porter Beazley-Name: Ralph Porter Beazley Gender: MaleRace: WhiteReligion: Protestant Cemetery Name: Arkansas Disposition: According to next of kin Service Branch: Marine Rank: Private
- Paul V. Isbell
 Added: Jun. 23, 2010

- God Bless & R.I.P. ~ Daughter Of An Angel ~
 Added: Mar. 26, 2008

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