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Col George C Benson
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1923
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 2007
Bethesda
Montgomery County
Maryland, USA

He was a Philadelphia native and a 1945 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y.

During his military career, Col. Benson fought in Korea as a battalion commander and in Vietnam as a brigade commander. His final active-duty assignment, in 1973, was at the Pentagon as the Army's deputy chief of staff for personnel.

His decorations included the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star (for combat in Vietnam), two awards of the Legion of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star, 11 awards of the Air Medal, the Joint Service Commendation Medal and the Army Commendation Medal.

In 1990, he was inducted into the Defense Intelligence Agency's hall of fame for defense attaches for his work in Indonesia. 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 23 Grave 22866
 
Created by: John Michael
Record added: Feb 04, 2008
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