Departed U.S. Marines of the Korean DMZ, Section 2

FIRST PROVISIONAL DEMILITARIZED ZONE POLICE COMPANY

Noble L Beck

Colonel Noble Leslie Beck USMC (Ret) of Indianapolis, Indiana, died on November 27, 2012. He was 91. Noble was born on October 19, 1921 in Johnson County to Ruth and Scott Beck. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1942 and served as a Paramarine before being commissioned as an officer in 1944. Noble served during three wars: World War II, where he was involved in campaigns on Guam and Iwo Jima, the Korean War, where he commanded the First Provisional Demilitarized Zone Police Company and two tours during the Vietnam War. He was a highly decorated Marine whose personal achievements include the Legion of Merit with Combat V and with three Gold Stars. He retired from the Marine Corps in 1974.

 

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"The safest place in Korea was right behind a platoon of Marines. Lord, how they could fight!"

     MG Frank E. Lowe, US Army; Korea, 26 January 1952

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