BECK, EDWARD EUGENE JR.

Name: Edward Eugene Beck, Jr.
Rank/Branch: United States Marine Corps/E2
Unit: W/2/26 3 MAR DIV
Date of Birth: 07 July 1949
Home City of Record: NORTH CANTON OH
Date of Loss: 09 August 69
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Loss Coordinates: 160758 North  1081135 East
Status (in 1973): Missing in Action/PFOD
Category: 3
Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Water
Missions:
Other Personnel in Incident: none
Refno: 1476

Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw
data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA
families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action
Combat Casualty File, and childhood neighbor Randy R. 2020

REMARKS: DISAPPEARED ABOARD SHIP IN DANANG HARBOR

CACF "GROUND" CASUALTY QUANG NAM

SYNOPSIS:  Eddie attended Hoover High School of North Canton, Ohio,
dropping out prior to graduating. He would have graduated in 1968. He loved
to "play army" when he was younger and always dressed in fatigues. Eddie had
a younger brother and sister. Eddie's dad, Ed senior, was a large, quiet man,
and is believed to still live in the house Eddie grew up in.

No further information available at this time.

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01/2020

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GYSGT EDWARD EUGENE BECK JR.

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Private First Class (PFC)  Edward Eugene Beck Jr. entered the U.S. Marine Corps from Ohio and was an artilleryman serving with W Battery, 2nd Battalion, 26th Marines embarked aboard the USS Belle Grove (LSD-2). On August 9, 1969, PFC Beck was seen during the morning hours as his unit prepared to off-load the Belle Grove while in Da Nang Harbor, Republic of (South) Vietnam. Less than one hour later, PFC Beck could not be located and was determined to be missing. Immediate searches of the ship and the surrounding water were made but could not locate him. A subsequent search was made of all ships connected with PFC Beck's unit, in case he had changed ships, but were also unsuccessful. He was not seen again and remains unaccounted for. Subsequent to the incident and while carried in the status of missing in action, the U.S. Marine Corps promoted PFC Beck to the rank of Gunnery Sergeant (GySgt). Today, GySgt Beck is memorialized on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific.

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