Melvin H. Beets
Benjamin and Jewell Stubbs Beets. Melvin was a U.S. Army WW II veteran
and received five Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart with one Oak Leaf
Cluster and was also a prisoner of war. After living in Alaska, he moved
to Lompoc in 1963 and was a self-employed owner and businessman for 15
years at Holser and Bailey Appliance.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth, and brothers, Frank Beets,
Gene Beets and Ken Beets.
(NOTE: the reference to Melvin having received "five
Bronze stars" undoubtedly is an inadvertent confusion of the four Bronze
Campaign Star devices worn on the EAME ribbon and the Bronze Star Medal
he received post-war as the holder of a Combat Infantryman Badge.)
(photos courtesy of
|Grave marker for Melvin H. and
Ruth W. Beets in the Lompoc Evergreen Cemetery, Lompoc (Santa
Barbara County), California