Robert M. “Bob” Beam was born at Red Hill, Mitchell County, North Carolina, the son of John Henry Beam and Harriett “Hettie” Frenfro

He died on 30 June 1944 European Theater

The Johnson City Press, November 22, 1949
The body of Private First Class Bob Beam who was killed in action in France, June 30, 1944, will be returned here at noon today for reburial. Funeral will be at Riverview Freewill Baptist Church with burial in Evergreen Cemetery. The body will be taken to the home of a sister, Mrs. Lawson Tipton. Beam, who lived near Unicoi when he entered the armed forces, was wounded in North Africa. First word of his death was in a War Department relase August 28, 1944
Surviving are a brother, W.M. Beam, and three sisters, Mrs. Lawson Tipton, of Erwin, and Miss Blanche Beam and Mrs. Sam Whitson Jr., of Ewart, N.C. The latter is the widow of Sam Whitson Jr., who was fatally injured in a jump or fall from a pickup truck on Johnson City – Erwin highway about   days ago.

  • Rank: Private
  • Date of birth:
  • 6 September 1910
  • Date of death: 30 June 1944
  • County: Unicoi
  • Hometown: Erwin
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Theater: North Africa / Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Evergreen Cemetery, Erwin, Unicoi County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XIX, Top Panel
  • Contact us to sponsor Bob Beam

Image Gallery

Click a thumbnail below to view at full size.

Submit more information on this veteran →