Jeffrey Landis BeatySpecialist Four
C CO, 2ND BN, 8TH INF RGT, 4 INF DIV
Army of the United States
21 August 1946 - 16 February 1967
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The database page for Jeffrey Landis Beaty
Jeff was just tall enough to get into the Army but his heart was large. He wanted to be a cook but was put in the infantry. In high school he always had a good time and was a friend to everyone. A memorial was erected in the city park in his memory.
From a high school friend.
A Note from The Virtual WallOn 16 Feb 1967 the 1st Platoon, C Company, 2/8th Infantry, was ambushed while conducting a reconnaissance patrol in Kontum Province, SVN. Surrounded on three side by enemy forces and under murderous machinegun and mortar fire, the platoon formed a hasty defensive perimeter and fought for their lives. Although the platoon was relieved, 23 men died in the fighting. Then-Staff Sergeant Elmelindo R. Smith was awarded both a posthumous promotion and a posthumous Medal of Honor for his personal courage in rallying his troops and warding off a complete catastrophe.
SP4 Jeffrey L. Beaty was one of the men who died in the battle.
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
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