Virginia Heroes

John Lawrence Beebe

Private, Army

Born: April 2, 1921
Hometown: Accomack County
Entered: July 6, 1944
Casualty Date: March 16, 1945
Died In: Dolenbach, France
Awards: Purple Heart, Silver Star

Private Beebe served with Company I, 396th Infantry Regiment, 100th Infantry Division.

Before the war, he worked for H C Watson Corporation in Onley, Virginia.  He was wounded by a mine March 12, 1945 and died four days later; he was awarded a Silver Star Citation for his action.

Private Beebe left behind a wife and a 2 1/2 year old daughter.  He is buried in Downing’s Cemetery, Oak Hall, Accomack County, Virginia.


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