T/5 Eugene R. Beck
I'm sending a picture of my Great Uncle Eugene R. Beck Tec 5, 460th PFAB. He was from Atlantic City NJ. He served in 1944-45. He was dropped over France at D-Day Minus One.
He received a Bronze Star of heroism, but I'm not sure
what he actually did to receive his medal. After WW2 he returned back to the
Atlantic City Beach Patrol as a lifeguard. (He had previously been a Lifeguard
before his enlistment in the military.) Unfortunately he hurt himself attempting
to saving a bather in the ocean. He had slipped on jetty rock, which later
left him paralyzed from the waist down. He passed away from those injuries in
He's always been a hero of mine even though I had never met him. I'd like to know more about him from any 460th members who might have served with him.
Received June 24, 2005
from Jim Burns