Beaver, Max Russell, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11C20-Mortar Squad Leader
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11C20, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/B Company
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Private First Class


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Home State
Oklahoma
Oklahoma
Year of Birth
1945
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waurika
Last Address
Waurika

Casualty Date
Feb 12, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Artillery, Rocket, Mortar
Location
Hau Nghia (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Waurika Cemetery - Waurika, Oklahoma
Wall/Plot Coordinates
39E 016

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)23rd Infantry Regiment
  1968-1968, 11C20, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 11C20, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment/B Company
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
   
Comments/Citation
 
Ron Morris
rlmorris@airmail.net
Fraternity Brother
1817, Paxton, Carrollton, Tx., 75007, USA
Max was nervous, that day in the frat house. He was pacing, back and forth. He was getting ready, to ship out. I was not, one, of his really close friends, but we were brothers. It was, just him and me. I did not, know, what to say? I was sad, to see him go and at the same time, glad, that I was too short, to be drafted. I'am now even more sad, that he did not, come home alive. I have been married, almost 30, years and have 2, kids. Max never, had that chance. No one, should have died in that war, that was not a war. That war, that was not a war that they would not, let us win. I salute all, of you who served, by your choice, or theirs.
Sunday, April 25, 1999
Larry Payne
paynengineering@yahoo.com
Highschool Classmates
Max, you always were a cool, righteous dude. Max's Dad was one of my highschool teachers, and was instrumental in my joining the USMC. He gave me tips from his time in the Corps, tips that helped me later on. It is so very sad that those same tips could not bring his son home. War sucks!
Friday, June 30, 2006
Jim   Rector
jrec32645@aol.com
Fraternity brother
3533, S., Zunis Court, Tulsa, OK., 74105, USA
My old friend
When we first met, on UCO's., campus, we became fast friends. Imagine, two, country boys, from different sectors of Oklahoma, having so much in common. We joined a fraternity together, roomed together and shared, many fun moments together. You even convinced me, that I could overcome my fear, of snakes by coming to Waurika on a rattlesnake hunt with you...it didn't work! The memory is, so vivid about receiving that call, on a cold February morning in 1968, my best friend Max, had died in Viet Nam. It was surreal..not Max. I was unable, to attend your funeral, because of being in the military also. Always wanted to let you know, what our friendship meant to me. Here's hoping, you are reading this. Friends are forever....Jim Rector.
Oct 10, 2007
Frank  Andrews
frankandrews@sbcglobal.net
Fraternity brother
203 Persimmon Lake Jackson TX 77566 USA
Losing one brother brings up good memories of Max
Max was my 'little brother' in the fraternity. We just recently lost another brother to illness and I am amazed at the discussions we (brothers) are having via email. I am pleaased that we can look at past memories to get us past the hurt. We lost Max too early but we have a lot of memories that keep smiles on or faces. Thanks Max for being part of our family.
Nov 24, 2008
   
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