Beachler, Ray

World War II Soldier

Birth: May 15, 1923, Windham, Portage County, Ohio
Death: October 20, 1945
Find a Grave memorial

Ray Beachler's senior portrait in 1940.Photo from the Society's collection.Donated by Pam Klinger.

Ray graduated from Vienna High School in 1940.

The name of Ray Beachler is etched on one of the Tablets of the Missing in the American Cemetery in Margraten, Netherlands. Beachler enlisted on March 23, 1943, and served as a sergeant in the 745th Tank Battalion.

His remains have not been found. He was declared dead on October 20, 1945.

Ray Beachler was awarded the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

His memorial was "adopted" by Angelique Aupperlée of the Netherlands in 2008 as part of the American War Graves Adoption Program.

Updated 5/09/2021