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Birth: Jan. 10, 1920
Yankton County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Dec. 26, 1941, Philippines

August Bender was a Minnesota National Guardsman called to federal service as a member of A Company, 194th Tank Battalion. He fought on Bataan and was killed in action while his tank was holding a bridge at Calumpit. He was surrounded by the Japanese and machine gunned to death.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Bender (1879 - 1966)
  Mary Emelia Pfeifle Bender (1883 - 1945)
 
 Siblings:
  Albert J Bender (1906 - 1981)*
  Edmond E Bender (1908 - 1977)*
  William Bender (1911 - 2000)*
  Richard Bender (1912 - 1994)*
  Olga Katherine Bender Wolvert (1915 - 1992)*
  Mada Christine Bender Tautges (1917 - 1982)*
  August Bender (1920 - 1941)
  Mary Ann Bender Carroll (1921 - 2007)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Minnesota.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
 
Maintained by: JimO
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 05, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55904173
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Thank you for your service
- norma lewless
 Added: Sep. 29, 2014

- JimO
 Added: Apr. 23, 2013
August Bender served in the 194th tank Battalion who fought the Japanese on the Bataan Penisula shorty after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
- duke
 Added: Dec. 15, 2008
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