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First Name: Michael

Last Name: Beals

Birthplace: Lapeer, MI, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Allen

Date of Birth: 24 September 1947

Date of Death: 17 July 1968

Rank: Sergeant

Years Served:
Michael Allen Beals

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Michael Allen Beals

Sergeant, U.S. Army

Michael Allen Beals was born on 24 September 1947 in Lapeer, MI.

On 15 July 1968, SP4 Michael Allen Beals was serving as an armor reconnaissance specialist with B Troop, 7th Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Aviation Brigade in Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, the helicopter on which he was flying crashed and SP4 Beals was killed. His body was recovered on 17 July 1968. He received a posthumous promotion to Sergeant.

Badge and Medals

Army Air Crew Badge
Bronze Star Medal with Combat Valor Device
Air Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name Michael A Beals is located on Panel W52 Line 35 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Sergeant Michael A. Beals is buried at West Deerfield Cemetery in North Branch, Lapeer County, MI.


Honoree ID: 3425   Created by: MHOH




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