ALBERT ALLEN BEAUCHAMP
Company B 1/22 Infantry
4th Infantry Division
Date of Birth Sep 7, 1944
From: DETROIT, MI
Marital Status: Single
CPL - E4 - Army - Regular
Grade at loss: E3
Note: Posthumous Promotion as indicated
4th Infantry Division
MOS: 11B10: Infantryman
Length of service 0 years
His tour began on Nov 9, 1968
Casualty was on Mar 16, 1969
In KONTUM, SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
Body was recovered
Panel 29W - Line 51
Albert Beauchamp died near LZ
Robyn, grid reference ZB009038, approximately
19 kilometers south of Dak To. His death was classified as a suicide.
Casualty report location was YB 909017, or, VICINITY OF LZ ROBYN,
24 KM SOUTH-SOUTHWEST OF DAK TO CITY 19690316.
CPL Albert A. Beauchamp's decorations
Allen Beauchamp as a Sophomore in High School 1961
Allen lived across the street from me and my family. He was my first friend when we moved to Redford.
His father sustained severe leg
injuries while serving as a French Freedom Fighter, during WW II.
I think we were sophomores when his father accidently died, due in part to the lost mobility.
He was the only son and the last
surviving male of his entire family. We talked a number of times
about him going to war,
as he had the chance to avoid the conflict. He too wanted to serve, as his father had. He would say this while reminising
on the pain, suffering and lost mobility of his father.
Sometimes I wonder if there is
synchronicity, where there may be interconnections between
This may be one of those moments, as I received this notification on the day Allen went to war,
November 9, 1968, 45 years ago today.
With the memory of previously
standing before his name, at the Vietnam War Memorial, I pray for
his father, mother and sister. May they rest in peace.
Tribute by John Rowlson
from the Lee M. Thurston High School Class Of 1963 website
Albert is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan
Grave marker for Allen Beauchamp
Photo courtesy of Jen Combs
Top photo from the Lee M. Thurston High School Class Of 1963 website
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