|Pennsylvania WWII Veterans Bonus Application for Jack
Jack enlisted in the Army at Fort
George G. Meade, MD on 19 January 1942. He later volunteered for
parachutist duty and was assigned to Hq 2nd, 508th PIR.
On 24 December 1944 Pfc Beggs was reported as Missing
In Action. In fact, he had been taken prisoner on that day and he
was not released until 24 April 1945.
Perhaps hospitalized for a time, he did not return to
the U.S. until 3 July 1945. He was finally discharged at
Indiantown Gap Military Reservation, PA on 16 November 1945.