Beamon, Jesse W, HN

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Last Rank
Hospitalman
Last Primary NEC
HN-8404-Medical Field Service Technician/FMF Combat Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospitalman
Primary Unit
1983-1983, HN-8404, 1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
Service Years
1980 - 1983
HN-Hospitalman

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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1963
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Haines City, FL
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 23, 1983
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Lebanon
Conflict
In The Line of Duty
Location of Interment
Forest Hill Cemetery - Haines City, Florida
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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Beirut Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family RegistryUnited States Navy Memorial
  2013, Beirut Veterans Memorial [Verified]
  2013, The National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Duty Stations/ Advancement Schools
USS Austin (LPD-4)1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
  1983-1983, HN-8404, USS Austin (LPD-4)
  1983-1983, HN-8404, 1st Bn, 8th Marine Regiment (1/8)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1982-1984 US Multinational Force Lebanon Peacekeeping Mission
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Nov 01, 1983, Service Dates
  Jun 22, 2012, General Photos2
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Last Known Activity
Department of Defense Commission Report:

"At approximately 0622 on Sunday, 23 Oct. 1983, the Battalion Landing Team headquarters building in the Marine Amphibious Unit compound at Beirut International Airport was destroyed by a terrorist bomb. The catastrophic attack took the lives of 241 Marines, sailors and soldiers and wounded more than 100 others. The bombing was carried out by one lone terrorist driving a yellow Mercedes Benz stake-bed truck that accelerated through the public parking lot south of the BLT headquarters building, where it exploded. The truck drove over the barbed and concertina wire obstacle, passed between two Marine guard posts without being engaged by fire, entered an open gate, passed around one sewer pipe barrier and between two others, flattened the Sergeant of the Guard's sandbagged booth at the building's entrance, penetrated the lobby of the building and detonated while the majority of the occupants slept. The force of the explosion [12,000 pounds] ripped the building from its foundation. The building then imploded upon itself. Almost all the occupants were crushed or trapped inside the wreckage."
   

In the attack on the American barracks, the death toll was 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 Navy personnel and 3 Army soldiers.
Bates, Ronny K. ........... USN .... HM1
Beamon, Jesse W. .......... USN .... HN
Cain, Jimmy R. ............ USN .... HN
Earle, Bryan L. ........... USN .... HN
Elliot, William D. Jr. .... USN .... HM3
Faulk, James E. ........... USN .... HM3
Foster, William B. Jr. .... USN .... HM3
Gorchinski, Michael W. .... USN .... ETC
Holland, Robert S. ........ USN .... HM3
Hudson, John R. ........... USN .... LT
Johnson, Michael H. ....... USN .... HM2
Kees, Marion E. ........... USN .... HM2
McVicker, George N. II .... USN .... HM2
Milano, Joseph P. ......... USN .... HM3
Piercy, George W. ......... USN .... HMC
Quirante, Diomedes J. ..... USN .... HM3
Surch, James F. Jr. ....... USN .... LT
Worley, David E. .......... USN .... HM3
   
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