In Memory of
Seaman, First Class, U.S. Navy
George Wright Beck
Custer, South Dakota
Custer County
March 20, 1926 – December 27, 1944
Killed in Action in the South Pacific

 George Wright Beck

George Wright Beck, the son of Kreg and Mary Beck, was born on March 20, 1926, in Custer, South Dakota.   He attended Custer High School.

Seaman, 1st Class Beck enlisted in the navy soon after his sixteenth birthday, on April 29, 1942.  He received training at the Farragut Naval Training Station in Farragut, Idaho.  He was overseas since September 1942, participating in campaigns in the south and southwest Pacific.  He was killed in action on December 27, 1944 in the South Pacific. 

At the time of his death, he was survived by is parents, three brothers, and three sisters.   His name is on the tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial in Honolulu, Hawaii.

This entry is respectfully submitted by Jane Heck – English teacher at Lemmon Jr/Sr High School.  Information for this entry was provided by an application for SD Veteran’s Bonus, the World War II Honor Roll, and Custer County Chronicle, 1/18/45.