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First Name: John

Last Name: Beauchamp

Birthplace: Princess Anne, MD, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Middle Name: Henry

Date of Birth: 26 March 1946

Date of Death: 16 March 1966

Rank: Corporal

Years Served:
John Henry Beauchamp, Jr.

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


John Henry Beauchamp, Jr.
Corporal, U.S. Army

John Henry Beauchamp, Jr. was born on 26 March 1946 in Princess Anne, MD.

On 16 March 1966, Corporal John Henry Beauchamp, Jr. was serving with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Binh Duong Province, South Vietnam.

On that day, Corporal Beauchamp was killed in action by small arms fire that resulted in gunshot wounds to the chest and right side. His body was recovered.

Beauchamp received a posthumous promotion to the grade of permanent Corporal, effective 15 March 1966.

CPL Beauchamp was also posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with "V" designating heroism above and beyond the call of duty on the day of his death.

Medals, Awards and Badges

Bronze Star Medal with Valor Device
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
Parachutist Badge


pThe name John H Beauchamp, Jr. is located on Panel 6E Line 14 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


Corporal John Henry Beauchamp, Jr. is buried at Springhill Memory Gardens in Hebron, Wicomico County, MD.


Honoree ID: 3436   Created by: MHOH




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