JOHN T. BEAHAN, ENS, USN

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Birthdate & Date of Loss

Date of birth: June 10, 1921
Date of death: July 10, 1945
Age: 24

Lucky Bag

1945 Beahan LB.jpg

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

John Thomas Beahan

Michigan City, Indiana

Sure'n begorra! If it's not that Indiana Irishman, with that "darn proud of it" light in those smilin' Irish eyes of his: Jack "Beezie" Beahan! Beezie's interpretation of "wine, women, and song" was "women, women, and women"! Proof? His locker—door and shelves! Scads and scads of gorgeous pictures debs from Chicago, heiresses from New York, and belles of Baltimore—it made no difference to Beezie! He took 'em as they came; and, believe me, they really came! But he didn't think about girls all the while. Varsity track, intramural sports, the sound gang, and satisfying his sweet tooth occupied the rest of his brain and brawn.

Varsity Track 4, 3, 1, N '45; Battalion Football 3, 1, '45; Company Touchfootball 3, 1, '45; Sound Gang, Director 1.

The Class of 1945 was graduated in June 1944 due to World War II. The entirety of 2nd class (junior) year was removed from the curriculum.

Loss

From Find A Grave:

Killed while inspecting gun on deck when it accidentally fired two .50 cal. rounds, hitting him in the chest in the Java Sea. He was buried at sea.

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Donald Hall '45, Charles McBride '45, John Lusby '45, and Joseph Bolger, Jr. '45 were also in 14th Company.


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