James Woodson BeamsWarrant Officer
MASS-3, MWHG-1, 1ST MAW
United States Marine Corps
26 September 1931 - 27 July 1967
Arcadia Valley, Nebraska
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He was as private as can be. Proud of his children, and his wife Colleen. James W. Beams joined the Marines in 1949. He had over 18 years in the Corps. Spoke, read, and wrote in Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese. His wife Colleen, survived him, until April 1988.
His son Jon married Vickie, they have a daughter Anna, 7. His daughter Melanie married Rick. They have a son Sean, Phadrigh, daughters MaryKate and Robin. His daughter Lelah married Robert and they have Brenna, Cassie and Gillian. His daughter MaryKay, never married, son is Corey. Daughter Nanette married Thomas. They have a daughter Colleen, son Sebastian, son Donovan, daughter Gabriella and son Matthew. Nanette married Thomas, and their children are Colleen, Sebastian, Donovan, Maggie and Killian. So far, these are the children and his grand-children.
James, was a devoted Father and husband. He had medals starting in Korea, from the Korean Service Medal (2), Good Conduct medal (3), the Bronze Star (1), Viet Nam Service Medal (2), and several miscellaneous awards. He also had several college degrees, earned while in the Marine Corps.
02 Apr 2007
A man moves from childhood to manhood when he accepts the responsibilities given him by His Heavenly Father. Even when those responsibilities include the ultimate sacrifice. Whether in combat, a car wreck, or a domestic dispute. God is the only one who knows when you are coming home. Dad, we miss you very much. You and mom are in God's care now. We still carry on, day by day.
From his son,
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Jon R. Beams
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 31 Dec 2001
Last updated 09/10/2007