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PFC Hearne Warren "Chipper" Beaver, Jr
Birth: Mar. 22, 1946
Kannapolis
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Jul. 19, 1966, Vietnam

PFC Hearne W Beaver Jr, Vietnam Veteran, born in Carrabus County, North Carolina, he later became a resident of Conneticutt.

Private First Class Hearne W Beaver Jr was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Army, PFC Beaver served our country until July 19th, 1966 in South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Hearne died from small arms fire. His body was recovered. Hearne was born on March 22nd, 1946 in Cabarrus Co.NC. PFC Beaver is on panel 09E, line 035 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for less than a year.

Chip was my cousin and fellow Nam vet. I was 15 when he went KIA. He will always be remembered. I will cherish our times prior to Nam. Ret CMSgt Terry Triplett.

To my brother, my idol whom will never be forgotten from my memory or in heart. Your love and life still has eternal effects on all whom your life ever touched. Though gone physically, you are forever with us in all of our hearts, alive and vibrant. Terrie Kichard, Gkich@aol.com

Hearne, you were my friend in elementary school. I think of you often and visit the wall in Washington whenever I am there to leave something by your name. I can still see you sitting up in the front row in Mrs. Russell's homeroom clas. I guess that is the place you will always be for me. 13 years old with all the world ahead of you. Judith Schumski Radder.

The Soldier: Dedicated to Hearne W. Beaver: Greater love has no one than this, That he lay down his life for his friends. I was just a kid back then, Too small for him to know, I rode his bus to bible school Simple times of reminiscent glow. Times were not so simple then, Our country was at war Young men were being called to serve, In foreign lands - on distant shores. When it was time to say goodbye, His family worried so, Embraced their love and prayers for him And then - they let him go. How can I, ever know the pain Loss, only expressed in groans, News, that tears the heart in two, Your son -- will not be coming home. I didn't shed the many tears, As did the family, I didn't understand the loss, Or what it meant for me. Until - my heart received an invitation, To attend his memory, A name carved in cold dark stone, An epigraph for history: Along the narrow - hallowed path, Were many names I didn't know, Loved ones bowed in silence, Letting go of long held sorrows, I found his name among the rest, Then I began to see, The meaning of his sacrifice, And I - stood there silently. The invitation my heart received, I know it was from him. Through tears and prayers I realized, He counted me as friend. I will never feel the loss, As did the family. My heart - will never be the same, I know he died for me. Greater love has no one, Than this. From the unpublished collection "Whispers of the Heart" by Clinton Bell 07-2008. John 15:13 From a childhood friend. cbell382@gmail.com.

The Boi Loi Woods lay about 25 kilometers northwest of Cu Chi. Like the nearby Ho Bo Woods, the Boi Loi was a long-time sanctuary for VC (and increasingly NVA) forces. When the 25th Infantry Division arrived at Cu Chi in early 1966 a major objective was to reduce the value of these areas to the enemy - and that meant extensive search-and-destroy missions. On 19 July 1966, Company A, 1st Bn, 27th Infantry was conducting such a mission in the Boi Loi Woods when it was ambushed by a main force VC battalion. Twenty-four Americans died in the bitter fight which followed. PFC Hearne W. Beaver, Beacon Falls, CT was one of those killed.

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

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), 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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 Parents:
  Hearne Warren Beaver (1921 - 1995)
  Eva Mae Strickland Beaver (1923 - 2008)
 
Burial:
Carolina Memorial Park
Concord (Cabarrus County)
Cabarrus County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: 3m Memorial, 121-C, Space # 4
 
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Jul 22, 2010
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PFC Hearne Warren Chipper Beaver, Jr
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PFC Hearne Warren Chipper Beaver, Jr
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Day is done....gone the sun...from the hills....from the lake...from the sky....All is well...safely rest....God is nigh...~~~~Go to sleep....peaceful sleep...may the soldier or sailor God keep....on the land or the deep...safe in sleep...~~~~Love, good n...(Read more)
- Diane Miller
 Added: May. 26, 2014

- Navy Nurse/Viet Nam Vet
 Added: Jan. 7, 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. 17, 2012
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