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SGT Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett
Birth: Dec. 2, 1922
Hughes County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1943
Provincia di Isernia
Molise, Italy

Frank served in the artillery in the 45th Infantry Division. When he enlisted, they insisted upon a middle name for the records, despite the fact that he did not have one. Frank gave them 'Amapalla' for a middle name, that being the title of a song he liked.

During fighting in Italy, Frank's unit was positioned at a location where they occasionally had to cross by jeep through an area that was targeted by German artillery. During one of these crossings, Frank was killed when the jeep he was in got stuck and was hit by the German artillery.

After initially being interred in Italy, Frank's body was exhumed and returned to Oklahoma, where he was laid to rest. 
Family links: 
  Henry Frank Bennett (1869 - 1941)
  Lula Etta Hill Bennett (1888 - 1977)
  Lola A. Bennett Reynolds (1892 - 1950)**
  Myrtle Winnie Bennett Collins-McGowen-Bard (1895 - 1961)**
  Hattie May Bennett Hicks (1897 - 1936)**
  Opal Bennett Huntington-Mendenhall-Chaney (1901 - 1987)**
  William Andrew Bennett (1902 - ____)**
  William Harrison Bennett (1903 - 1935)**
  Maudie B. Bennett Giles (1907 - 1993)*
  Thelma Lavanda Bennett Gordon (1912 - 1994)*
  Henry S. Bennett (1914 - 2002)*
  Jack Darrell Bennett (1916 - 2001)*
  Gladys R Bennett Swinhart (1918 - 2009)*
  Harry Lee Bennett (1920 - ____)*
  Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett (1922 - 1943)
  Willa Mae Miner (1924 - ____)*
  Bob Eugene Bennett (1930 - 2010)*
  Betty Lou Bennett White (1932 - 2008)*
*Calculated relationship
Holdenville Cemetery
Hughes County
Oklahoma, USA
Created by: Cemetery Guy
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
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SGT Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett
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SGT Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett
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SGT Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett
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- Rachel Keller
 Added: Oct. 25, 2015
Thank you for you service and ultimate sacrifice for our country and the world!
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