Adam J. Beck
- Served December 4, 1942 – January 5, 1946; February 24, 1948 – December 30, 1952
- World War II, Korean War – Aleutian Islands, Japan
- Seabee (CB)
- Awarded Asia Pacific Service Medal, Victory Medal, Good Conduct Medal
Adam was born on April 8, 1920 in Montello, Wisconsin. He enlisted in the Navy on December 4, 1942 and assigned as a Navy Seabee in the Aleutian Islands as a Machinist Mate.
On Adam’s own accounts, it appears that he was part of the first contingent on “Island X”. He saw duty on other islands in the Aleutian chain as well as on Guam. Immediately after Japan surrendered he was transferred to Japan.
He was honorably discharged in January 1946 and reenlisted in the United States Navy Reserve in February 1948. He was called to duty because of the Korean War but was awarded an occupational deferment, as he was a journeyman machinist whose job was deemed necessary for the war effort back home. He learned of his deferment while he was waiting on a train for the trip to Great Lakes Naval Training Center.
He was honorably discharged from the USNR in December 1952. Deceased November 22, 2015. Interred in Wisconsin Memorial Park