Thursday, October 13, 2016

PVT Arthur Colvin Beeman

PVT Arthur Colvin Beeman was born 25 Jul 1912 in Pueblo, Colorado to Arthur and Helen Myrtle (Colvin) Beeman.  His father had farmed, worked with his father as a blacksmith, a carpenter and various other things as the family drifted across the country, from Colorado to Kansas to California. 

Arthur married Hattie May Pierson about 1935 and they had a daughter on 24 Dec 1936.  When he was drafted in December 1943, Arthur was working as a policeman in Sonoma, California.  On 22 Jul 1944 he was assigned from the replacement depot to E Company 116th Infantry.  On 31 Jul 1944, Arthur was wounded and evacuated to the hospital.  On 20 Sep 1944 he was returned to E Company and then on 22 Sep 1944 reassigned to F Company 116th Infantry.  He was with that unit on 13 Oct 1944 when he was killed in action. 

PVT Beeman is buried in the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery.  Hattie remarried before 1948.  Their daughter is still living. 

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