Beal, Byron Cecil, Cpl

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Coast Artillery Corps (1901-1950)
Last Primary MOS
608-Gun Crewman Coast Artillery
Last MOS Group
Coastal Artillery Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 608, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
Service Years
1941 - 1942


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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Elida/Roswell, New Mexico

Casualty Date
May 27, 1942
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot D, Row 2, Grave 214

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World War II Fallen
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
200th Coast Artillery (AA)Philippine Division
  1941-1941, 608, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
  1941-1942, Philippine Division
  1941-1942, 608, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 Colleges Attended 
New Mexico State University
  1936-1940, New Mexico State University
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
While a student at New Mexico State College, Cpl. Beal had been a member of the ROTC program, Cpl. Beal was inducted on 31 March 1941 at Portales, New Mexico.

He served with the New Mexico National Guard unit, Battery E, 200th Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Regiment). His unit was called up for Federal service on 6 January 1941. The unit underwent rigorous field training at Fort Bliss, Texas. The regiment was selected for overseas duty 17 August 1941.

The regiment landed in the Philppines on September 1941 and were assigned to Fort Stotsenberg. It fought until the unit was surrendered in April 1942.

He died while being held as a POW at Camp O'Donnell, P.I.

OF the 1800 or so men in the regiment, only about 900 made it home after the War.

Men and families of the men of the 200th were awarded the New Mexico Special MacArthur Service Medal (Bataan Medal)
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