Rex Webb Beasley (1892-1961).
Born on October 16, 1892 in Linden, Tennessee.
Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1917. Personnel Officer at Headquarters of AEF, then duty with the 1st Division at the second Marne Offensive, St, Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne in World War I.
Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1933 and the Army War College in 1934. Chief of the Material section in the Office of the Chief of Field Artillery July 1938-March 1942.
Brigadier General in April 1942. Served at Headquarters of Army Ground Forces in 1942. Commanding General of 81st Infantry Division Artillery 1942-1945.
In the Military Government Office on the staff of the Eighth Army 1945-1947.
Retired as Major General in October 1952. Decorations included the Silver Star, two Legions of Merit and the Purple Heart.
Died on February 26, 1961.
BEASLEY, REX W
- Major General, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 10/16/1892
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/25/1961
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 8-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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