MG George S Beatty was a potential VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 12/17/2001 at the age of 84.1 from Pneumonia
Greenville, SC
Date of Birth 10/26/1917
Served in the U.S. Army
Served in Vietnam with HHC/1 CAV in 65, 1 BDE 1 CAV in 65-66
This information was provided by Skip Powell

More detail on this person: MG George S. Beatty Jr.

It is with great sadness and a profound sense of loss that we note the death on Dec. 15, 2001, of MG George S. Beatty Jr. (Ret.). A member of AAAA since 1959 and the organization's president from 1979 to 1981, he was an avid supporter of both Army aviation and AAAA. Born in Clinton, N.C., in 1917, Beatty's Army service spanned 35 years and included duty in World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His assignments included stints as chief of staff for the 1st Cavalry Division, and commander of Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and the 11th Aviation Group. A combat infantryman, master aviator and master parachutist, he was inducted into the Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 1992. Beatty's wives - the former Helen Ann Jacobs and the former Virginia Potter Crigler - both preceded him in death. He is survived by a sister, two daughters, two stepchildren and four grandchildren. He was interred at Arlington National Cemetary on Jan. 9, 2002.

Barbara Ross, AAAA

MG, Ret, George S. Beatty, Jr, of Greenville, SC, died December 17th 2001, from complications of pneumonia. MG Beatty commanded the 1st Brigade, 11th Air Assault Divison, Ft. Benning, GA in 1963, through all of the testing and field exercises.

When the 11th AAD was redesignated as the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile), MG Beatty was assigned as Chief of Staff, and eventually 1st Brigade Commander, once again, when the Division was based at An Khe, Vietnam.

From 1968 to 1970, MG Beatty commanded the Army Flight Training Center at Hunter Army Airfield, Ft. Stewart, GA.

MG Beatty was a past president of the Army Aviation Association of America and was a 1992 inductee into the Army Aviation Hall of Fame at Ft. Rucker, AL.

From: Don Joyce

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