Beckmeyer, Fredrick Hall, HM3

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Last Primary NEC
HM-0000-Hospital Corpsman
Last Rating/NEC Group
Hospital Corpsman
Primary Unit
1967-1968, HM-8404, CAP PAPA-3, CACO PAPA
Service Years
1967 - 1968
HM-Hospital Corpsman

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
Illinois
Illinois
Year of Birth
1943
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Mount Vernon, IL
Last Address
Mount Vernon, IL

Casualty Date
Feb 04, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Quang Tri (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Oakwood Cemetery - Mount Vernon, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
37E 018

 Official Badges 




 Unofficial Badges 

Vietnam Combined Action Platoon (CAP)


 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialUnited States Navy Memorial The National Gold Star Family Registry
  1968, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, The National Gold Star Family Registry


 Tributes from Members  
Corpsman!! posted by Daiute, Paul C., HM3 80

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
3rd CAG
  1967-1968, HM-8404, CAP PAPA-3, CACO PAPA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1960-1973 Vietnam War
 Colleges Attended 
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  1963-1965, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
 Other News, Events and Photographs
 
  Vietnam Tour Dates
  Nov 10, 2007, One Name At a Time
  Jun 26, 2012, General Photos2
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation

Good friend
I remember the crazy, fun things we did together at the Naval amphibious base in Little Creek, Virginia. I remember sharing and swapping clothes for dates. I remember his great intelligence and sense of humor; our love for the ladies and good conversations. I thought we would be friends as long as we lived. I was right. We were both serving as corpsmen in Vietnam when he died. I received a letter and a Christmas card from him about a week after I had read of his death in the Stars & Stripes. It was so shocking to see his name in print. I had to read it over and over. I could not believe he was gone. I was angry. He was so valuable. I remember seeing his name on the wall; still wishing somehow that it was all just a paperwork mistake and someone would come along and fill his name in as I stood there. I love you Fred; and I still miss you. 
Posted by: David Lagala
Email: david.lagala@state.vt.us
Relationship: We were close friends
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Hometown Marine 
I grew up not far from Fred and went to school with his sister, Barbara. I think I might have been the last person from our hometown to see "Freddy" alive. Someone had told Fred that I was stationed at Camp Hansen Okinawa while recovering from wounds I got in Nam. All Marines and their Navy Corpsmen passed though there going and returning from RVN. Somehow we managed to meet briefly one evening, he was full of questions about what it was like in combat. I did all I could to encourage him to keep his head down once he got in the bush. I even managed to get him some jungle boots and trousers cause I knew they were sometimes hard to come by. We shook hands and I wished him the best, knowing all the while what he was headed for. It seemed only a short time passed before I got word he had died in Viet Nam. God Bless you Freddy, you are not forgotten. 
Posted by: Larry M. Williams
Email: lwilliams@vintnerschoice.com
Monday, November 15, 2004
   
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