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PFC Emory Lawrence Bennett
Birth: Dec. 20, 1929
New Smyrna Beach
Volusia County
Florida, USA
Death: Jun. 24, 1951, South Korea

Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class (Automatic Rifleman) in the US Army in Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Sobangsan, Korea on June 24, 1951, where he was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Although wounded, Pfc. Bennett gallantly maintained his one-man defense and the attack was momentarily halted. During this lull in battle, the company regrouped for counterattack, but the numerically superior foe soon infiltrated into the position. Upon orders to move back, Pfc. Bennett voluntarily remained to provide covering fire for the withdrawing elements, and, defying the enemy, continued to sweep the charging foe with devastating fire until mortally wounded. His willing self-sacrifice and intrepid actions saved the position from being overrun and enabled the company to effect an orderly withdrawal. Pfc Bennett's unflinching courage and consummate devotion to duty reflect lasting glory on himself and the military service." (bio by: Don Morfe) 
 
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 Parents:
  Sterling Gary Bennett (1894 - 1971)
  Stella Lee Skipper Bennett (1892 - 1973)
 
 Siblings:
  Sterling Gary Bennett (1917 - 1978)*
  Marvin Leverne Bennett (1920 - 1986)*
  Emory Lawrence Bennett (1929 - 1951)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:


FLORIDA
BFC 16 INF DIV KOREA
MEDAL OF HONOR
 
Burial:
Pinecrest Cemetery
Cocoa
Brevard County
Florida, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Don Morfe
Record added: Feb 01, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7135720
PFC Emory Lawrence Bennett
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
PFC Emory Lawrence Bennett
Added by: Don Morfe
 
PFC Emory Lawrence Bennett
Added by: Don Morfe
 
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- Daughter of Sgt Thomas Davis
 Added: Aug. 29, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Jun. 24, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Jun. 24, 2016
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