F. Neubert (left) and 1/Lt. Garold R. Beck (right)
from Garolds son, Bradley Beck)
"Ray" Beck, Colonel, USAF(Ret), 76 passed away November
26, 2005. Born January 18, 1929 in Milford, Michigan to Willard &
Queena Beck. He enlisted in the Air Force in June 1948, was awarded
pilot wings in 1950 & served as a jet fighter pilot in air defense.
He flew 100 missions in the F-86 Sabre during the Korean conflict
&155 missions in the F4 Phantom in Vietnam. He was Squadron Commander
of the 390th Tactical Fighter Squadron in DaNang. Ray's decorations
include the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross with one
oak leaf cluster, the Air Medal with 13 oak leaf clusters and the
Bronze Star. Following retirement from the Air Force in 1975 he relocated
to Scottsdale where he worked in the computer leasing industry. Ray
will always be loved & remembered as a loving, honorable man with
a great sense of humor.