|Birth: ||Dec. 20, 1929|
|Death: ||Jun. 24, 1951|
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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Thank you for your service to our country and for making the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom and keep us safe. You shall not be forgotten. Rest in peace.|
Added: Mar. 9, 2015
Thank you for your most valued service to your country. May you rest in peace.|
Robert Saulino, Sr.
Added: Dec. 20, 2014
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