Bean, William Raymond, Col

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Colonel
Primary Unit
1972-1973, POW North Vietnam
Service Years
1967 - 1997
Colonel

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Home State
Alabama
Alabama
Year of Birth
1943
 
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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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 Military Association Memberships
Nam-POWS
  1973, Nam-POWS


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

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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Sources:
http://www.veterantributes.org/TributeDetail.php?recordID=1410
   
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Various Air Missions over North Vietnam
Start Year
1965
End Year
1973

Description
Various Air Missions and sorties over North Vietnam
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1971
To Year
1972
 
Last Updated:
14 days ago
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  • Ballsmith, James, Maj, (1957-1977)
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  • Boucher, Louis, Sgt, (1971-1984)
  • Brown, Charles A., Col, (1968-2004)
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  • Certain, Robert Glenn, Col, (1969-1999)
  • Clark, Arthur, Capt
  • Conlee, William W., Col, (1958-1979)
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  • Hill, Donald, Maj, (1970-1993)
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