SERVICE HISTORY OF MERL BEACH
Merl Beach entered service on July 15th 1942, New York.
He served as a member of G Company, 3rd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.

Merl Beach served as an Enlisted Man (EM) during WWII. Following the War he joined a National Guard Unit and earned a
Commission as an Officer. 1st Lt. Beach went on to serve in the Korean Conflict and was Killed In Action (KIA) on
January 7th 1952 in South Korea.

1st Lt. Beach is buried in Section M, Site 603, Golden Gate National Cemetery,
San Bruno California.
U.S. Army Paratrooper
82nd Airborne Division, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, G Company
(Enlisted Rank Unknown) Merl Alexander Beach 32406322
Killed In Action
Envelope or "Cover", above photo.
This envelope was mailed by (Rank Unknown) Merl A. Beach on September 1st 1945 to Mr. J A Brazelmann of Lancaster
Pennsylvania.
SEPTEMBER 1ST 1945
The 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment arrived in Northern Ireland on January 8th 1944 and moved to England March
13th 1944. The Regiment assaulted Normandy France on June 6th 1944 and returned to England on July 14th 1944. The
Regiment assaulted Nijmegan-Arnhem Holland on September 17th 1944 and returned to France on November 20th 1944.
On January 26th 1945 the Regiment crossed into Belgium. In September 1945 the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment was
in Frankfurt Germany.