Jefferson Beaver

Korean War
Service #16007543
RankSergeant U.S. Army
Date of DeathSeptember 2 1950
American Campaign Medal
Korean Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal
Purple Heart
Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation
Republic of Korea War Service Medal
United Nations Service Medal
World War II Victory Medal
Sergeant Beaver was awarded the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal and the World War II Victory Medal.
Sergeant Beaver was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in England. In Korea, he was a member of Company C, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division. On September 1, 1950, while under intense enemy assaults, the 2nd Division committed the 2nd Engineer Battalion as infantry to protect the vital communication center of Yongsan, which was the key to the pass leading back to Miryang on the Pusan-Taegu lifeline. There on September 2, 1950, "Jack" gave his life to protect this center.