Beaver, Max Russell, PFC

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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
11C10-Indirect Fire Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 11C10, B Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry
Service Years
1967 - 1968

Private First Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Waurika, OK
Last Address
Waurika, OK

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

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

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 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2014, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry
  1968-1968, 11C10, 25th Infantry Division (Tropic Lightning)
  1968-1968, 11C10, B Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
 Colleges Attended 
University of Central Oklahoma
  1964-1967, University of Central Oklahoma
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Not Specified
Ron Morris, Fraternity Brother, 1817, Paxton, Carrollton, Tx., 75007,  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. 

Larry Payne 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! 

Jim   Rector 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 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. 

Frank  Andrews Fraternity brother 203 Persimmon Lake Jackson TX 77566. 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. 
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