Veterans' Memorial Project

Wilbur Jay Beadle Jr.

Massillon, OH

World War II

College: Liberal Arts & Sciences

Graduation Year: Attended 1944

Service Branch: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Date of Birth: 04/10/1922

Date of Death: 03/06/1945

Lt. Beadle served with a tank division of General Patton’s Third Army, 20th Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division. He received training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, and Fort Benning, Georgia. He was then transferred to Fort George Meade, Maryland, going overseas in December, 1944. He is buried at Luxembourg American Cemetery, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, Plot A Row 3 Grave 11. Lt Beadle was awarded the Purple Heart.

-taken from Illinois Alumni News, September, 1945, and Web site above

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