CPT Lawrence F. Beeunas was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 04/08/1995 at the age of 69.4 from Cancer
Lebanon, OR
Date of Birth 11/07/1925
Served in the U.S. Marine Corps
This information was provided by Barry Geller, SSN deceased search

More detail on this person: Capt. Lawrence F. Beeunas, 69, of Lebanon, died of cancer April 8, 1995 at his son's home in San Diego, Calif. A memorial service was held April 14 at the NAS Miramar chapel in San Diego. Steve Kappler officiated. Interment with military honors was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma, Calif. Beeunas was born Nov. 7, 1925 in Glen Lyon, Pa., the son of Frank and Josephine (Yankowski) Beeunas. He married Irene Blazewic in January 1949. They divorced in April 1985. Beeunas served nearly 30 years in the U.S. Marine Coprs after joining in 1943. Specializing in aviation electronics, he served during World War II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. He retired as captain on Jan. 31, 1971. After leaving the service, he managed the Elks Lodge in Yuma, Ariz. In January 1972, he moved to San Diego, where he managed the local Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) for several years. He owned the Wrangler's Roost, a country-western lounge in San Diego, from 1979 on. Beeunas was a life member of the VFW. He also belonged to the Albany Eagles, the Albany American Legion Post and the Good Sam Club. He was an active member of the Lebanon Santiam Sams and the Retired Officers Club of Corvallis. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, traveling and camping. Surviving him are his wife, Ida Beeunas of Lebanon; sons Kenneth Beeunas and Wayne Beeunas; step daughters, Cathy Hickman and Vella Lagao; and stepson Sean Doyle, all of San Diego. He is also survived by his sister, Marie Turley of Statesville, NC; brother Albert Beeunas of Metuchen, NJ; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter. His son David Beeunas preceded him death. Memorial contributions may be made to Lebanon Community Hospital, Lebanon Soup Kitchen or Qualicenters' Albany Dialysis Center. [Lebanon Express (Lebanon, OR) - Wednesday, May 24, 1995.

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