Henry Beck (1925 -
Clarence Henry3 Beck (Charles William2, William John1) was born 18 July 1925 at Port Washington, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, the son of Charles William and Gertrude Mary (Klein) Beck. His birth is recorded in Ozaukee County birth records, v 18, no 345. He was baptized 19 July 1925 at St. Mary's Roman Catholic church at 117 East Van Buren Street, Port Washington. His sponsors were Harry Klein and Hilda Klein Gagne. See the baptism records of the church.
He never married.
He attended St. Mary's parochial school at Port Washington for ten years. He was graduated from Port Washington high school in June 1943.
He served in the Navy during World War II from 5 February 1943 until 14 July 1946. He served as a radioman first class on LCI 517 (landing craft infantry) in North Africa, Italy and southern France. He took part in the invasion of southern France on 15 August 1944. He served in the Pacific theatre in early 1946 and then in China. He also served during the Korean police action from 6 September 1951 until 7 December 1952. He was stationed at the Little Creek Naval Amphibious base at Virginia Beach, Virginia on small boats.
He then worked as a welder at Simplicity Manufacturing Company at Port Washington until he retired on 31 July 1967.
Clarence Beck resides in Port Washington, Wisconsin.