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Catalog Number MG256
Object Name manuscript collection
Scope & Content achievement certificate; report; scrapbook

CREATOR:Curtis T. Beecher

REMARKS:Curtis T. Beecher was a native of Illinois who joined the US Marine Corps in World War I. He received his first officer's commission in that War, eventually being appointed Brigadier General prior to his retirement.; General Beecher was assigned to various posts between the World Wars, including one assignment with the Haitian police force in 1924-25. He was posted to the Phillippines in 1940, and took part in the defense of Bataan and Correigidor [December 1941 - February 1942]. He was taken prisoner by the Japanese after the fall of Correigidor.; When he retired from the Marine Corps, General Beecher settled in Roseburg, Oregon, where he was active in the United Way, the Red Cross, and other civic organizations.; This collection of papers includes scrapbooks [with newspaper clippings explaining General Beecher's civic and military service], certificates of commission and commendation from both World Wars, as well as reports prepared by General Beecher concerning his treatment as a prisoner of war.
Creator Beecher, Curtis T.
Title Certificates and Documents issued to Curtis T. Beecher
Accession number 80.129