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First Name: George

Last Name: Bevich

Birthplace: Summit Hill, PA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: Michael

Date of Birth: 10 July 1944

Date of Death: 04 December 1966

Rank: Airman Second Class

Years Served:
George Michael Bevich, Jr.

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


George Michael Bevich, Jr.

Airman Second Class, U.S. Air Force

George Michael Bevich, Jr. was born on 10 July 1944 in Summit Hill, PA.

On 4 December 1966, Airman Second Class George Michael Bevich, Jr. was serving with the 377th Air Police Squadron, 377th Combat Support Group, 7th Air Force in Gia Dinh Province, South Vietnam. [Airman Second Class has now been changed to Airman]

On that day, A2C Bevich and 3 sentry dogs were killed in action when they sustained wounds from more than 60 rounds of mortar fire on their position. A2C Bevich was the first dog handler killed in Vietnam.


Silver Star Medal
Purple Heart
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal
Vietnam Campaign Medal


The name George M Bevich, Jr. is inscribed on Panel 13E Line 9 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall.


George Michael Bevich, Jr. is buried at Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Summit Hill, Carbon County, PA.


Honoree ID: 3454   Created by: MHOH




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