The 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Medical Detachment Company

Pfc Donald R Beasom
Service # 13021648
Pfc Beasom was born in 1921 in Pennsylvania and was killed in action on unknown date during World War 2.

Pfc Beasom is the son of Frank B Beasom [b 1882 in PA] a maintainer at a steam railroad and the son of Pearl G Beasom [b1888 in PA].

The 1930 US Census for Warren, Juniata County, PA shows Donald residing with his parents and 5 brothers, Edward H, Frank L, Herbert F, James B and Ray W. and sister Mary A.

Pfc Beasom enlisted in the Army on Dec 27, 1940 at Harrisburg, PA. His enlistment records states Donald completed 2 years of high school and was employed as a cook.

Pfc Beasom was awarded the Purple Heart Medal and the Croix de Guerre Unit Citation [French].

Pfc Beasom is interred at an unknown location, possibly Pennsylvania.

{Note: The above information was provided by Sandra S Smith.}