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PFC George Clyde Beddingfield
Birth: Feb. 20, 1946
Zirconia
Henderson County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 9, 1966
Tan An, Vietnam

PFC George Clyde Beddingfield, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Zirconia, NC.

PFC George Clyde Beddingfield was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee, PFC Beddingfield served our country until December 9th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that George died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. PFC Beddingfield is on panel 13E, line 023 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

The Disabled American Veterans, commonly called the DAV, was organized in 1920 and Congressionally chartered in 1932 to work for the physical, mental, social and economic rehabilitation of the more than 300,000 wounded and disabled veterans who had returned from the battlefields of World War I. Twenty members sought a charter for Hendersonville from the DAV. On November 7, 1972 the DAV issued a charter for the establishment of Chapter 14. The name Beddingfield-Shytle received final approval by the DAV National Headquarters in April, 1974. Chapter 14 was named for two local veterans. One of the two veterans honored is the late PFC George Clyde Beddingfield, U.S.Army. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Woodrow Beddingfield of Bobs Creek Road. PFC Beddingfield was killed in action in Vietnam on December 8, 1966. He was Henderson County's second fatality of the Vietnam War and was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal for heroism, posthumously.

For George: I fought beside this warrior, laughed with him, cried with him at his death. He was a great man, yet only a boy. The lord took him at 20 years of age. He will never be forgotten. He will always be a boy. We were all boys, still wet behind the ears. George was honest, brave, quiet and spoke often of his folks and country roots. I miss you guy. I have kids and grandkids now. I am sad to admit it but, you would have made a great Pop, but you were only a boy. Vietnam swept you up in its bloody arms and took and took you away from me, took you away from your folks, from your roots. I know you are looking down from heaven with your boyish smile. You are a hero, a great man yet only a boy. I Served with this Patriot in Nam. George was an honest, honorable man. I fought by his side and will never forget him. He was in the 25th Division,and the 27th Infantry Regiment Wolfounds, 1st Battalion, Company C, 3rd Plt. I know Beddingfield sits at the hand of God and is probably listening to Hank Williams as he did oftentimes at base camp in Cu Chi. We were both automatic weapon men in the squad and we were both draftees. I was loud he was quiet. He also loved his family. We cleaned our weapons together, he was next bunk from mine at base camp. We did the usual Mess duty and garbage detail together. George you will be in my heart and memory forever. I'll never forget you buddy. Nec Aspera Terrent (Wolfhound logo). Your a true patriot and hero,and a giant among men. Love ya Guy. Nick Abitanto, wolfhoundnic@cs.com

He is the Son of Mr and Mrs Buford W Beddingfield, Route #1, Zirconia, Henderson County, NC.

He served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 'Wolfhounds', 25th Infantry Division, 'Tropic Lightning', USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Bronze Star Medal for Bravery in Action, The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.



 
 
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  Buford W Beddingfield (1914 - 2001)
 
Burial:
Thompson Cemetery
Henderson County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jan 03, 2007
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Thank You & your family for your service to our country
- P Wells
 Added: May. 8, 2014
May you rest in peace where there are no wars!
- Molly Lindsey
 Added: Feb. 14, 2014
Thank you for your great sacrifice in preserving our country's freedoms. I will honor you in the only way that I can . . . by remembering you always. May you rest in peace.
- Charles A. Lewis
 Added: Jul. 18, 2012
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