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Byron Franklin Beard, Jr.

Corporal, Army

Born: September 6, 1918
Hometown: Scott County, Virgniia, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 22, 1942
Died In: Tayabas, Philippine Islands

Corporal Beard served with the 409th Signal Company, Aviation. He was wounded in action and was taken prisoner by the Japanese. Sadly, he died during the Bataan Death March and his remains were never returned to the United States.

He enlisted in the Army in May 1940.

Before the war, he graduated from Dungannon High School in 1936 and attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

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