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Colonel, US Air Force (Ret.)  

Lew Beall passed away on March 7, 2014 surrounded by his loving family at home in Alexandria, Virginia. Lew was born in Tuttle, North Dakota on August 5, 1919. After graduating from the University of North Dakota, he joined the Army Air Corps and flew B24 and B17 bombers during WWll. In 1945, he was assigned to C54 training and the Military Air Transport then went on to HQ Air Training Command in Wiesbaden. After closing bases in Germany, N Africa, and Italy, he then participated in the Berlin Airlift in 1948. Later, he commanded a civilian pilot training school in Malden, MO for the Air Force. After a tour of duty at the Pentagon and Air War College, he spent three years as Vice Wing Commander of Eielson AFB and Wing Commander in Oson, Korea where he earned the Legion of Merit and the Air Medal. Lew retired after 30 years in the Air Force and then worked for another 20 years for the Lerner Corporation in Wheaton, MD. Lew is survived by his wife of 60 years, Monette C Beall, sons Richard and Clay Beall, and daughter Sherrod Beall, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Services will be held June 25 at 10:30 a.m. at Arlington National Cemetery.

Published in The Washington Post on June 23, 2014
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