William Henry Beckwith was born on August 6, 1936 and joined the Armed Forces while in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
He served as in the Uited States Marine Corps and in eight years of service, he attained the rank of Major.
On March 9, 1968, at the age of 31, William Henry Beckwith perished in the service of our country in South Vietnam, Quang Nam.
There is a Major “Bill” Beckwith, USMC, buried in Arlington and his name is not on the Marine webpage. I attended his funeral after he was killed in RVN.
Gene A. Deegan
Major General, USMC (Ret)
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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