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PFC Melvin Merle Beckwith
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1919
Bangor
Van Buren County
Michigan, USA
Death: Aug. 14, 1944, France

Melvin was the son of Benjamin Merle Beckwith and his wife, Alice E. Crippen Beckwith. Melvin had one older brother, Laurence, and one younger brother, Duane, as well as one younger sister, Virginia.

Melvin married Betty Jean Goodrode on the 15 of Aug, 1943. They had one son in April of 1944.

Melvin lost his life on the beaches of Normandy France on that dreadful day of 14 Aug. 1944.

Private First Class, U.S. Army; 317th Infantry Regiment, 80th Infantry Division. Entered the Service from Michigan. Awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Meritorious Unit Citation, and the Combat Infantryman Badge. 
 
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 Parents:
  Benjamin Merl Beckwith (1895 - 1976)
  Alice Elizabeth Crippen Beckwith (1899 - 1922)
 
 Sibling:
  Melvin Merle Beckwith (1919 - 1944)
  Duane Everett Beckwith (1921 - 1921)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Brittany American Cemetery and Memorial
Saint-James
Departement de la Manche
Basse-Normandie, France
Plot: Plot L, Row 13, Grave 13.
 
Created by: fonda flamingo
Record added: Apr 05, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10727493
PFC Melvin Merle Beckwith
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PFC Melvin Merle Beckwith
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