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CMA Beason Hall  



This old photo shows the original house that stood on the lot where Beason Hall is today.


1949 - May 30 Beason Hall was formally dedicated; formally know as the Ross Beason Jr. Memorial Hall

It was given to the Culver Educational Foundation by his parents Ross Hamilton Beason and Elvera Wilhelmina Bong in memory of their son.
    Lt. Ross Beason Jr. - born November 15, 1921, Salt Lake City, Utah, son of Ross and Elvera (Bong) Beason. Was graduated from Culver Military Academy and attended Washington and Lee and Kenyon colleges. Entered service April 20, 1942. Married Dorothy Louise Darwin, December 12, 1942. Killed April 15, 1944, at Castel Volturno, Italy, while with 27th Army Bomber Group, 523rd Fighter Bomber Squadron. He was buried Sicily-Rome American Cemetery and Memorial Nettuno Provincia di Roma Lazio, Italy Survived by his widow, his parents, and a son, Ross Beason <
    Inducted into the army from Florida. Lt. Beason entered the service at Ft. Bragg in March 1941, transferring to the Air Service in 1943. He was killed while on a bombing mission on April 15, 1944 when his airplane crashed off the Italian coast. The crash was caused by engine failure at low altitude.
    An artilleryman at Culver for four years, Active in cadet affairs at the Academy, Beason held the cadet commission of lieutenant and was aide to the Superintendent at the time of his graduation.
The Hall provides a social center where all First Classmen and Seniors can gather.






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