Robert McCandlass Beck, Jr. – Major General, United States Army

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Born at Westminister, Maryland, May 9, 1879, Beck graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1901, the General Staff School, France, 1918, the Army War College, 1926. He was a Distinguished Graduate, School of the Line, 1921. Married: Jessie Hamilton, November 18, 1908 and married a decond time to Mary Kelly Mayer, Nov 1, 1958.

Commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Cavalry, 1901 and was promoted the through grades to Brigadier General, 1936, Major General 1938. He served in the Philippines 1903-05 and 1909-11. He participated in Aisne-Marne, Oise Aisne Meuse Argonne offensives, World War One with Army of Occupation, Germany, 1918-19. Executive Officer, War Plans Division, General Staff, 1920. Instructor, the Cavalry School, 1926-30. Instructor, Command and General Staff School, 1926-30. Instructor, Army War College, 1931-35. Commanding General, 2nd Cavalry Brigade, 1936-38. Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations and Training Division, War Department General Staff, 1938-39. Retired 1939.

Awarded: Distinguished Service Medal, Croix de Guerre with Palm, Officer of Legion of Honor (France). Lutheran. Mason. Home: Washington, DC Died: July 4, 1970 and was buried in Section 30 of Arlington National Cemetery.

His first wife, Jessie Hamilton Beck, who died on January 4, 1956, is buried with him.

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