Bean, William Raymond, Col

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1972-1973, POW North Vietnam
Service Years
1967 - 1997

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Contact Info
Home Town
Alexander City, Alabama
Last Address
Montgomery, Alabama

Date of Passing
Jan 18, 2014
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section 64 Grave 4611

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  1973, Nam-POWS

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Synopsis of his Legion of Merit citation:
Awarded for actions during the Vietnam War
(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Captain William Raymond Bean, Jr., United States Air Force, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States. His ceaseless efforts, by a continuous showing of resistance to an enemy who ignored all international agreements on treatment of Prisoners of War, in the extremely adverse conditions of the communist prisons of North Vietnam, demonstrated his professional competence, unwavering devotion, and loyalty to his country. Despite the harsh treatment through his long years of incarceration, he continued to perform his duties in a clearly exceptional manner which reflected great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.

Action Date: Vietnam War
Service: Air Force
Rank: Captain
Division: Prisoner of War (North Vietnam)

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  1971-1972, 8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack

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8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack
Combat - Command Element
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Air Force Fighter Wings
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8th Tactical Fighter Wing - Wolf Pack

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Peterson, Phillip, Sgt, (1970-1974) 431 43151C Sergeant
Wilson, Walter, MSgt, (1971-1991) 301 30155A Sergeant
Pattillo, Charles Curtis, Lt Gen, (1942-1981) 260 26 Colonel
Anderson, Robert Dale, Col, (1953-1972) Lieutenant Colonel
Killpack, Larry Movell, Maj Gen, (1944-1979) 610 61 Lieutenant Colonel
Standerwick, Robert Laurin, Col, (1958-1971) 111 1115F Lieutenant Colonel
Ayres, Gerald Francis, Maj, (1950-1972) Major
Brauner, Henry Paul, Lt Col, (1957-1972) Major
Breckner, William J., Maj Gen, (1955-1986) Major
Davis, Harland Moore, Maj, (1957-1972) 111 1115E Major
Duggan, William Young, Lt Col, (1961-1971) Major
Gotner, Norbert Anthony, Lt Col, (1958-1978) Major
Harrison, Robert Heerman, Maj, (1960-1972) Major
Jacobson, David Allen, Lt Col, (1955-1977) Major
Meder, Paul Oswald, Col, (1954-1972) Major
Pattillo, Ralph Nathan, Lt Col, (1955-1971) Major
Ramsower, Irving Burns, Lt Col, (1960-1972) Major
Stephenson, Howard David, Lt Col, (1958-1972) Major
Stolz, Lawrence Gene, Maj, (1965-1971) Major
Walsh,, Francis Anthony, Maj, (1959-1972) 111 1115F Major
Whitt, James Edward, Maj, (1960-1972) Major
Birch, Joel Ray, Capt, (1960-1972) 157 1571 Captain
Bogard, Lonnie Pat, Maj, (1965-1972) Captain
Brown, Wayne Gordon, Maj, (1965-1972) Captain
Castillo, Richard, Lt Col, (1962-1972) Captain
Danielson, Mark Giles, Capt, (1967-1972) 157 1575Z Captain
Edwards, Kenneth, Capt, (1969-1974) 11 11S2X Captain
Halpin, Richard Conroy, Capt, (1967-1972) Captain
Hart, Thomas Trammell, Lt Col, (1957-1972) 153 1535C Captain
Jackson, James Terry, Maj, (1961-1972) Captain
Johnston, Steven Bryce, Capt, (1967-1973) Captain
Koons, Dale Francis, Capt, (1968-1971) Captain
Kroboth, Stanley Neal, Capt, (1968-1972) Captain
Lagerwall, Harry Roy, Lt Col, (1959-1972) Captain
Lemon, Jeffrey Charles, Lt Col, (1965-1971) Captain
Mathews, Patrick Thomas, Capt, (1965-1972) Captain
McCarty, James Lon, Capt, (1969-1972) Captain
Miller, Curtis Daniel, Maj, (1968-1972) Captain
Mravak, Thomas A., Capt, (1966-1971) Captain
Muellner, George K., Lt Gen, (1968-1998) 155 1551A Captain
O'Donnell, Samuel, Capt, (1966-1972) Captain
Powell, Robert d, Lt Col, (1966-1986) 111 1115F Captain
Steadman, James Eugene, Capt, (1967-1971) Captain
Sutter, Frederick John, Capt, (1967-1971) Captain
Van Fossen, Jerry, Col, (1965-1991) 434 4344 Captain
Wilson, Robert Allan, Capt, (1968-1972) Captain
Young, Barclay Bingham, Maj, (1958-1972) Captain
Beutel, Robert Donald, Capt, (1968-1971) First Lieutenant
Cole, John Michael, 1st Lt, (1970-1972) First Lieutenant
Dickens, Delma Ernest, Capt, (1969-1972) First Lieutenant
Galati, Ralph, Capt, (1970-1978) 155 1555 First Lieutenant
Gilbert, Paul Faris, Capt, (1963-1972) 111 1115A First Lieutenant
Hoskins, Charles Lee, Capt, (1967-1971) 111 1115R First Lieutenant
Huard, James Linton, Capt, (1969-1972) First Lieutenant
Koss, Frederick Martin, 1st Lt, (1967-1972) First Lieutenant
Langhorne, Lennart Gordon, 1st Lt, (1968-1971) First Lieutenant
Liles, Robert Leonel, Maj, (1962-1972) First Lieutenant
Ostermeyer, William Henry, Capt, (1969-1972) First Lieutenant

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