Beeler, George Fredrick


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: B Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 63C – General Vehicle Repairman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Selected Service

Date of birth: 11-Oct-1949

Hometown: Lancaster, Missouri

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 20-May-1969

Start of tour: 12-May-1970

Incident date: 28-Jul-1970

Date of casualty: 28-Jul-1970

Age at death: 20

Cause of death: Non-hostile, died of illness/injury. Other Accident. Other accident.
George Fredrick Beeler died as a result of injuries received while a passenger on a military vehicle on a military mission when the weapon of another military vehicle accidentally discharged. He was admitted to a military medical facility and later expired. / Passenger on tank leaving night defensive position.  Main gun on another tank accidentally discharged.  Admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital, Long Binh, 28 Jul 1970 at 0750 hrs and later expired.

Four Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 George Fredrick Beeler
1LT Robert Norris Chinquina
PFC Dickie Carson Curry
PFC Timothy Allen White

Location of fatality: Bien Hoa, South Vietnam, YT 220 094

Place of interment: Arni Memorial Cemetery, Lancaster, Missouri, USA

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 08W 061 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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