Bielke, Max Junior, 1SG

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Last Rank
First Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Adjutant General Corps
Last Primary MOS
71L10-Administrative Specialist
Last MOS Group
Adjutant General (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1973-1973, 00U, US Army Intelligence Center (Staff) Fort Holabird, MD
Service Years
1952 - 1974

First Sergeant

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Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Laurel, Md
Last Address
Pipestone, Minnesota

Casualty Date
Sep 11, 2001
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
District Of Columbia
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section:64 Grave: 6439

 Official Badges 

U.S. Army Vietnam US Army Retired Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007)

 Unofficial Badges 

Army Honorable Discharge (1984-Present) Adjutant General Corps Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
September 11, 2001 Fallen
  2014, September 11, 2001 Fallen [Verified]

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1952, Basic Training (Fort Sheridan, IL), C/5
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
U.S. Army8th Infantry DivisionArmy Garrison Fort Lee, VAHQ, US Army Cadet Command
V CorpsRecruiting Units90th Personnel Services BattalionSchool Assignments - Staff
  1953-1954, 4405, HHC, 25th Tank Battalion
  1960-1960, 71L10, 8th Replacement Detachment, 8th Infantry Division
  1960-1961, 71L10, Army Garrison Fort Lee, VA
  1962-1966, 71L10, HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1966-1970, V Corps
  1970-1972, 71L10, HHC, 1st Recruiting Brigade
  1972-1973, 90th Personnel Services Battalion
  1973-1973, 00U, US Army Intelligence Center (Staff) Fort Holabird, MD
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1972-1972 Vietnam War/Consolidation II Campaign (1971-72)
  1973-1973 Vietnam War/Cease-Fire Campaign (1972-73)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Minnesota-Twin CitiesUniversity of Maryland at College Park
  1976-1980, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  1985-1990, University of Maryland at College Park
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Max Beike was serving as the Deputy Chief of Retirement Services Division, of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel.  He was in a meeting with LTG Timothy Maude and LTC Gary Smith when the hijacked plane crashed into the Pentagon. Max died instantly.

Max J. Beilke

Max J. Beilke, a retired U.S. Army First Sergeant and resident of North Laurel, died Sept. 11 in the terrorist attack on the Pentagon, where he was employed by the Department of the Army. He was 69.

Mr. Beilke was born July 24, 1932, in Pipestone, Minn., to the late Max and Florence Beilke. He earned masters degrees from the University of Maryland and University of Michigan.

He served in the U.S. Army for 31 years and was officially the last American combat soldier out of Vietnam. He was a member of Columbia Presbyterian Church.

He is survived by his wife, Lisa Beilke; daughters, Sylvia Hess and Michelle Cornutt; sisters, Mildred Johnson, Lucille Johnson, Doris Brunell and Carol Wachter; and three grandsons.

Services will be held Dec. 11 at 1 p.m. at Fort Myer Chapel in Fort Myer, Va. Burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors. A memorial service will be held Dec. 12 at 7:30 p.m. at Columbia Presbyterian Church. Arrangements were made by Donaldson Funeral Home.

Memorial donations may be made to Columbia Presbyterian Church, 10001 Route 108, Columbia, MD 21045.

~ Howard County Times

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