Beebe, Lewis Charles, MG

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Major General
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1948-1950, 00GC, Wurzburg Military Community, USAG Schweinfurt
Service Years
1916 - 1950


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Lewis Charles Beebe


Born in Ashton, Iowa on December 7, 1891.

Commissioned in the Coast Artillery Corps, Oregon National Guard in 1916. Served with the 30th Infantry in the AEF, participating in the Aisne, Champagne-Marne, Aisne-Marne, St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives.

Instructor at the Infantry School 1927-1930. Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Shattuck School (Minnesota) 1932-1938. Graduated from the Army War College in 1939. In the Philippines as a battalion commander, staff officer at the Philippine Department, Assistant Chief of Staff of U.S. Forces under General Wainwright 1940-1942. Brigadier General in March 1942. Taken Prisoner of War on May 6, 1942 and liberated August 27, 1945.

Retired in September 1950. Decorations included the Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal and Purple Heart.

Died on February 17, 1951.

Other Comments:
Captain, U.S. Army
Home: Eugene, Oregon
30th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: July 15, 1918
General Orders No. 32, W.D., 1919
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Lewis C. Beebe, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Crezancy, France, July 15, 1918.
During the terrific artillery bombardment of the German offensive of July 15, 1918, Captain Beebe carried a wounded man 300 yards to a dressing station. In order to maintain the liaison Captain Beebe made repeated trips through the heavy shelling, repairing the wires, and reestablishing communication.
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ARNG, Oregon1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GAHQ, US Army Cadet Command
Army War College (Staff)Philippine DepartmentPOW/MIAArmy Garrisons
  1916-1917, HHD, Oregon Army National Guard
  1917-1919, HHC, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry
  1927-1930, Infantry Center and School (Staff) Fort Benning, GA
  1932-1938, ROTC Shattuck-St. Mary's School (Cadre), HQ, US Army Cadet Command
  1938-1939, Army War College (Staff)
  1940-1942, 2010, Philippine Department
  1942-1945, 2010, POW/MIA
  1948-1950, 00GC, Wurzburg Military Community, USAG Schweinfurt
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1918-1918 Champagne-Marne Campaign/Battle of Chateau-Thierry
  1918-1918 Meuse-Argonne Campaign/Meuse-Argonne Offensive, Phase 1
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1945 World War II
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