BEEBE, LEWIS C.
Captain, U.S. Army
Home: Eugene, Oregon
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis C. Beebe, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918.
During the terrific artillery bombardment of the German offensive of July 15, 1918, Captain Beebe carried a wounded man 300 yards to a dressing station. In order to maintain the liaison Captain Beebe made repeated trips through the heavy shelling, repairing the wires, and reestablishing communication.
Gravesite Photo & Biography Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007
Lewis Charles Beebe (1891-1951)
Born in Ashton, Iowa on December 7, 1891.
Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps, Oregon National Guard in 1916. Served with the 30th Infantry in the AEF, participating in the Aisne, Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.
Instructor at the Infantry School 1927-1930. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Shattuck School (Minnesota) 1932-1938. Graduated from the Army War College in 1939. In the Philippines as a battalion commander, staff officer at the Philippine Department, Assistant Chief of Staff of U.S. Forces under General Wainwright 1940-1942. Brigadier General in March 1942. Taken Prisoner of War on May 6, 1942 and liberated August 27, 1945.
Retired in September 1950. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart.
Died on February 17, 1951.
BEEBE, LEWIS CHARLES
- Brigadier General, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/09/1891
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/17/1951
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 1834-B
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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