BEASLEY WILLIAM A

MAJ William "Bill" A. Beasley was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/03/2021 at the age of 85.1
Copperas Cove, TX
Flight Class 61-1
Date of Birth 01/19/1936
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with 146 AVN in 66-67, 214 CAB in 69-70, 135 AHC
Call signs in Vietnam LONELY RINGER, COUGAR 5, EMU 6
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More detail on this person: On March 3, 2021 LTC(Ret) William Allen (Bill) Beasley, of Copperas Cove, Texas flew his Huey high in the sky through the Gates of Heaven to his landing zone of eternal peace. Born in Petersburg, Virginia, he was preceded into eternal life by his parents Henry Allen Beasley and Nina McKenney Beasley. He is survived by his loving wife Ann Porche Beasley, daughter Jennifer Harper and her husband Steve, son David Beasley, and grandchildren Michael Harper and Elizabeth Harper. He will be remembered by his brother-in-law James Porche and by his fellow veterans, numerous friends and countless Aggies. Bill was a graduate of Texas A&M University, Class of 1958, and a member of the Corps of Cadets. Upon graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Army where he immediately enrolled in Flight School. As an aviator and chopper pilot, he served his nation with a tour of duty in Korea and two combat tours in Vietnam. A decorated veteran, he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and a Bronze Star and retired from his military career with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He then continued his public work with the US Postal Service, where he retired as the Postmaster of Copperas Cove. A lifelong Aggie, a dedicated pilot and soldier, a faithful public servant, a loving husband and a proud father and grandfather, Bill has been laid to rest in the Aggie Field of Honor Memorial Cemetery in College Station, Texas. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Texas A&M Corps of Cadets Scholarship Fund.

Burial information: Aggie Field of Honor Memorial Cemetery, College Station, TX

This information was last updated 01/04/2023

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Date posted on this site: 01/08/2023


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