American Legion 
George Beach Post No 4.
 Fort Collins, Co 80535-0966
  (970) 484-0418
 
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History of George Beach Post #4

 

Post #4 was chartered in September 1920 with an initial membership of 31.

The Ladies Auxiliary was formed in 1921 and the Sons of the Legion (S.A.L.) was formed in 1932.

Our post is named in honor of George A. Beach who was born in this city in 1893.  He attended elementary school here and graduated from high school where he was valedictorian.  He chose as his college Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he was trained as an engineer.  He then took a position with an engineering company where he was sent to South America.

When America entered the war in 1917 he volunteered and was trained as an aviator.  He was in the first graduating class sent overseas and was eventually sent to Italy to take further training on the Caproni Heavy Bombers.  The accident took place in a heavy fog.  He had volunteered to make a test flight.  He is buried in Italy near where he fell on January 20th, 1918.

Learn more about George A. Beach and other early aviators.

Post #4 is proud to honor the memory of this brave man.....

George A. Beach

By: Larry Scott
Service Officer

                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                            

                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Caproni Heavy Bomber