Merl A. Beach

Korean War
Service #O-962891
RankFirst Lieutenant U.S. Army
Date of DeathJanuary 7 1952
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
Combat Infantryman Badge
First Lieutenant Beach was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
First Lieutenant Beach was a member of the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on January 7, 1952.