COL Horace E Beaman was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 03/28/2012 at the age of 95.2 from Natural causes
Arlington, VA
Date of Birth 01/30/1917
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN search Aug 2013

More detail on this person: Horace E Beaman, 95, a retired US Army officer and Federal Aviation Administration International Staff Officer, died of complications of old age on March 28, 2012, in Arlington, Virginia.

Colonel Beaman was a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. He graduated from Ben Davis High School in 1934, worked in a local meat-packing plant until he signed up to enter the army in 1941. He served his country with the 32nd Infantry division and the First Calvary Division in the Pacific during World War II. He later saw duty in Europe, Korea and Vietnam. The remainder of his military service included being an Artillery Officer and Senior Army Aviator at the Pentagon. His last Army assignment was with the US Army Comsat Developments Command at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Colonel Beaman retired from active duty in 1970. His military honors include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Air Medal, Senior Army Aviator Badge and General Staff Identification Badge.

After settling his family in Arlington, Colonel Beaman began his long civilian career with the Federal Aviation Administration, from which he retired in 1980. He was a member of the Army Navy County Club. His wife, Virginia, passed away in 2008. They had been married since 1945. He was also preceded in death by his son, Douglas E. Beaman. He is survived by his daughter Kris; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held at Arlington National Cemetery on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 1:00 PM.

Burial information: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

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