Beecher Lee Templeton
Born 20 November 1922, Tennessee
Enlisted 31 Dec 1942 – Camp Forrest, Tennessee
Served with the 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division. Killed in action April 6, 1945, near Schoenebeck, Germany.
The Crossville Chronicle, May 10, 1945
Mrs. Walter Smith received word April 24 that her son, Cpl. Beecker L. Templeton, was killed in action April 6, in Germany. He was inducted into the Army in January, 1943, and was sent overseas in June, 1943, without ever receiving a furlough home. He served in the 1st Army, 2nd Armored Division, known as the “Hell on Wheels” Division, formerly under Gen. Patton’s command, but now commanded by Gen. Bradley, in North Africa, Sicily and Italy. Soon after the invasion, his division entered Normandy, moved forward and breached the German Lines west of St. Lo, later going to Belgium and Holland, before entering Germany in Dec., 1944.
- Rank: Corporal
- Date of birth: 20 November 1922
- Date of death: 6 April 1945
- County: Cumberland
- Hometown: Crossville
- Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
- Division/Assignment: 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Armored Division
- Theater: Europe
- Conflict: World War II
- Awards: Purple Heart
- Burial/Memorial Location: Crossville City Cemetery, Crossville, Cumberland County, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar VIII, Bottom Panel
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