Private Phillip Lyon Beeler was killed in action in Okinawa. Prior to the war, he was a student and had joined the Marine Corp Reserve.
He was repatriated back to the United States after the war and funeral services were held on May 8, 1948, at Berry Funeral Home Chapel. Military Honors were presented by the United States Marine Corp at his burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville.
Born 1 September 1926
Died 14 March 1945
5th Marine Division, 27th Replacement Draft
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Luther B. Beeler, 1014 State Street, Knoxville