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Beasley landed on [[Omaha Beach]] in June 6,1944 as part of Operation Overlord. He survived the landing, but was killed on the beach at some point during the battle.
A few days later, [[John H. Miller|Captain Miller]] selected
him to go with him to find [[Private James Ryan|Private Ryan]], but learning that he died, he chose [[Private Stanley Mellish|Mellish]] instead.