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First Name: Olin

Last Name: Beall

Birthplace: USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Marines (present)

Home of Record: San Antonio, TX
Middle Name: L.

Date of Birth: 15 August 1898

Date of Death: 06 November 1977

Rank: Lieutenant Colonel

Years Served:
Olin L. Beall

•  World War I (1914 - 1918)
•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Olin L. Beall

Lieutenant Colonel, U. S. Marine Corps

Distinguished Service Cross

Headquarters, X Corps: General Orders No. 66 (December 15, 1950)
The President of the United States of America, under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Lieutenant Colonel Olin L. Beall (MCSN: 0-1937), United States Marine Corps, for extraordinary heroism in connection with military operations against an armed enemy of the United Nations while serving as Commanding Officer, First Marine Motor Transport Battalion, FIRST Marine Division (Reinforced), in action against enemy aggressor forces in the vicinity of the Chosin Reservoir, Korea, from 29 November to 4 December 1950. Lieutenant Colonel Beall's actions contributed materially to the breakthrough in the Chosin Reservoir and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

Origin of Nickname/Handle:

Texas Exceptional Gallantry

Honoree ID: 318544   Created by: drjones46




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