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T/Sgt. William Beckley 71st AFA - DUI Pin 5th AD SSI
71st Motto: Cor Et Perserverus - Courage and Perserverance
This site is dedicated to my father T/Sgt. William Beckley and the men of the 71st Armored Field Artillery Battalion, attached to the 5th Armored Division in WWII, who fought through France, Belgium,Luxembourg and Germany. We honor these men for their courage, sacrifice and dedication to duty for which we owe them a great debt of graditude.
This project started as long overdue research into my father’s WWII service and it has expanded into this site with much help from friends encountered in the process. This site is not officially attached to any present organization. I present this information simply as what I have gathered so far with the hope that more will follow with the introduction of this site and people will get a better understanding of these brave men, as I have. Every effort is made to be as accurate as possible with the information presented. Any mistakes are mine alone and if found please contact address below. Gary Beckley
*Anyone with any information on the 71st Armored Field Artillery or related 5th Armored Division info please contact me at:
Any help in this project greatly appreciated.