James Francis Bean
Private First Class
Army of the United States
Garland, Texas
October 05, 1946 to July 21, 1967
JAMES F BEAN is on the Wall at Panel 23E, Line 98

James F Bean
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1 May 2005

James F. "Bugsy" Bean served as an artilleryman and was killed in action in 1967. His location was overrun, and he kept the enemy at bay to let his brothers escape to shelter. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his bravery.

From a childhood friend, who will remember forever.
John Dickey
3121 Sturgis Lane, Waco, Tx 76708


A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 3rd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry lost 14 men in a bitter fight at Ia Binu Hoa on 21 June 1967:
  • 155mm Howitzer Battery:
    • PFC James F. Bean, Garland, TX
    • PFC John J. Campa, Chicago, IL
    • PFC George Foster, New York, NY

  • K Troop:
    • 1LT Ponder R. Sims, Princeton, AR
    • PFC Roosevelt C. Curley, Detroit, MI
    • PFC Billy G. Rodgers, Alex, OK

  • L Troop:
    • CPT William F. Abernethy, Winter Haven, FL
    • SP4 Lawrence M. Dawson, Everett, WA
    • SP4 Richard J. Schutz, Calumet City, IL
    • PFC Douglas W. Hill, Lawton, OK (medic, HHC w/ L/3/11)
    • PFC Frank D. Leal, Corona, CA
    • PFC Gary A. McLennan, Flint, MI
    • PFC James L. Whitfield, Augusta, GA
    • PVT Thomas F. Ganion, Peoria, IL
The three artillerymen were part of L Troop's Artillery Forward Observer team.

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