TXGenWeb BEE COUNTY, TEXAS

"The Lone Star State"

 

MILITARY

 

MANY BEE COUNTY WARRIORS HAVE MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE

World War I (April 6, 1917, to November 11, 1918):

Fletcher Dugat, Frank Vavrusa, Raymond Lee Chambliss, Eddie M. Sugarek, John William Kurtz, Robert Daniel Goza, John Boyce Miles, Joseph E. Maley, F. R. McCampbell, Joseph Collins, Andrew Sivley. Capetano Gonzales, and Charles R. Dugat.


World War 11 (1941‑1945):

Dorsey Beauchamp, Cornelius Black, William D. Cannon, Earl H. Cloer, Ira Chandler, Harris Cox, Lee Davila, John M. Davis, Clarence C. Dodson, Robert L. Dodson, James R. Dougherty Jr., Otto B. Engelking, Adan Farias, Eduardo Farias, Syphes R. Fisher, Felix Flores, Tino M. Flores, Benito Garcia, Howard W. Grover, Lonnie Hampton, James B. Hatch, George W. Hoof, Frank W. Hunt Jr., William Kirchner, Herbert 0. Koehler Jr., Alfonso R. Martinez, William H. Maverick, Archie Mayberry, George W. Medley, George E. Miller, Roy Nunez, Manuel Ortega, Benito G. Ortiz, Octavio V. Pacheco, Patrick B. Quinn, Pedro M. Rodriguez. Recino P. Salinas, Dale V. Stice, Robert L. Tenberg, George Tindol, Jesus Trevino, William E. Vaughn, August C. Vollmering, Jack W. White, M. J. White, and Charles Major Lytle.

Korean War:

Frank C. Flores Jr., Carlos Reyes Jr., James Stout, and David Warfield. Captain Lano Cox Jr., son of Judge and Mrs. Lano Cox Sr., a pilot with the U. S. Army Aviation in the 79th Infantry Division under General Eisenhower in France and Germany during World War 11, received the Purple Heart and the Croix De Guerre Awards after he was injured. He also served with the American Forces in Korea. After his return he was stationed at Fort Sill, and while flying a plane from Fort Sill to Louisiana a Navy plane collided with his ship and he was killed in the crash.

Vietnam War were:

Lieutenant Aubrey Martin, Tom Swinnea, Tomas Gonzales, Leo Schroeller Jr., Don E. Thompson, Robert Salinas, Rodolfo G. Ybarra, and Robert Salinas Longoria.

Two men who had served in Vietnam died after they returned to the United States:

Alfredo Barrera and Sylvester C. Martinez.

Sammy Dion Hoff was reported missing in action and to this day no account has been given of him.

 

WAR 1812

 

Certificate No.

Name

Post Office

Cause for which pensioned

Monthly rate

Original date

18827

Harriet McKinney

Popalote

widow 1812

8.00

Feb 1879

 

TEXAS military

 

FRONTIER FORCES OF TEXAS

Copy of Texas Ranger Discharge for:

Albert M. Handly, Sr. of Clareville.  He was the G-G-Grandfather of Will Beauchamp.  Copy obtained from a Handly cousin to his grandmother Winona Bee (Handly) Matheson.  It is said he was enlisted one other time as well.

 

Participants in the Early Texas-Mexican-Indian Wars

H. T. Clare;  Thomas B. Malone;  W. W. Staples;  William.Buckner.Burditt.(battle.of.San.Jacinto)

 

 

CIVIL WAR

(Beeville Weekly Picayune, 4 April 1895)

CONFEDERATE REUNION

THE OLD VETS MEET AND ORGANIZE - CAMP WALTON - 1895

 

(Beeville Weekly Picayune, 17 June 1915)

CONFEDERATE VETERANS at PETTUS, TX - 1915


 

Served in the Civil War

Louis Barlow Duffy Hale Thomas B. Malone R.M. Robinson
H.C. Ryan W.W. Staples    

 


 

Soldier's and Widow's Pension Applications

 

 

WWI

 

World War I Draft Registration Cards - Bee Co., TX

A - G       H - M      N - Z

 

 

WWII

 

Bee County Men Registered for Military Service in October 1940.

A - J        K - Z

 

7 December 1941 - 1 September 1945

The following Bee County citizens served during WWII

A - K        L - Z

 


Memorial Dedication Ceremony - 1949 - at the Presbyterian Church, Tuleta, TX for Billy Frank Beauchamp who was killed flying the "Hump" while flying Chinese troops and supplies - WWII

 

 

KOREAN POLICE ACTION

 

WAR IN IRAQ

Army 1st Lt. Roberto Vallejo II
28, of Richland Hills, Texas; assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 149th Aviation Regiment, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Texas Army National Guard, Grand Prairie, Texas; died Sept. 17, 2008 when the CH-47 Chinook helicopter he was in went down in the vicinity of Tallil, Iraq.

 

First Lt. Robert Vallejo II was a Chinook pilot born in Bee County.

 

Vallejo, a pilot who was posthumously promoted to captain, is survived by his wife Hillary Ann. He joined the National Guard in April 1999.

 

Source: MilitaryCity.com

 
 
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It is the VETERAN, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press.
It is the VETERAN, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech.
It is the VETERAN, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to assemble.
It is the VETERAN, not the lawyer, who has given us the right to a fair trial.
It is the VETERAN, not the politician, who has given us the right to vote.
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