Charles Paul Beeler was born on 16 July 1929 in Union, Tennessee to Boss Lewis Beeler and Gladys Evelyn Weaver.
Private Beeler was a member of the 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. An official record shows that he was a field telephone lineman: http://aad.archives.gov/aad/record-detail.jsp?dt=230&rid=47305
He was killed in action while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea.
Buried at Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 9 August 1950
Pvt. Charles P. Beeler, grandson of Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Weaver of 200 West Churchwell Avenue, has been reported missing in action in Korea. His sister, Mrs. Johnny Henson of 212 Columbia Avenue, received a telegram from the War Department last night, saying that Pvt. Beeler was declared missing July 20. On that same day, Mrs. Henson had received a letter from Pvt. Beeler, written on his 21st birthday, July 16.
Pvt. Beeler is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Beeler, He is the brother of Miss Margaret Beeler, 1701 Glenwood Avenue; Mrs. John Nicely, Washburn; John Beeler, Pontiac, Mich.; Roy Beeler, Nashville and the grandson of Mrs. Emily Beeler, Washburn. He attended Rule Junior High School and worked for a local cigar company. He has been in the Army eight months, and overseas three months.
- Rank: Private
- Date of birth: 16 July 1929
- Date of death: 20 July 1950
- County: Knox
- Hometown: Knoxville
- Service Branch: Army
- Division/Assignment: 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
- Conflict: Korean War
- Awards: Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, and Republic of Korea War Service Medal
- Burial/Memorial Location: Lynnhurst Cemetery, Knoxville, TN
- Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
- Sponsored by: Woodmen of the World #803
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