United States Navy


Wounded in Action: May 24, 1972

Served two tours of duty in Vietnam. His F-8 Crusader fighter was struck by a surface to air missile. Beeler,though wounded, ejected successfully but was captured by hostile forces. He was shuttled among various North Vietnamese prison camps including the notorious Hanoi Hilton. He was repatriated on March 28, 1973.  Awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star with Combat “V.”