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Peter John Bender
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1919
Cornlea
Platte County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1999
Washington, USA

Peter Bender was born in Cornlea Nebraska. Mr. Bender entered the U.S. Army, serving 42 months overseas. He played a major part in freeing the first Philippine Prisoners of War. He served in the 129th Infantry of the 37th "Buckeye" Division in Fiji, New Hebrides, Guadalcanal, Solomons, New Georgia, Bougainville, Leyte, and Luzon, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. After his discharge from the Army Mr. and Mrs. Bender settled in Tacoma, Washington.
Mr. Bender was head supervisor of the Upholstering Department at Fort Lewis, Washington. He left there and in 1954 started his own business, "Bender's Upholstery which he ran till he retired. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Peter Bender (1880 - 1955)
  Frances Philomina Hittner Bender (1885 - 1936)
 
 Spouse:
  Connie E. Bender (1922 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Robert Wayne Bender (1950 - 2012)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rose Catherine Bender (1904 - 1971)*
  Theodore Charles Bender (1906 - 1906)*
  Edward George Bender (1907 - 1979)*
  Elizabeth (elsie) Emma Bender (1909 - 1984)*
  Joseph Conrad Bender (1910 - 1957)*
  Clarence Edward Bender (1912 - 1999)*
  Irene Cecelia Bender Johnson (1914 - 1985)*
  Lucinda Margaret Bender (1915 - 1939)*
  Elvera Frances Bender Pierce (1917 - 2003)*
  Peter John Bender (1919 - 1999)
  Delores Stella Bender (1922 - 1923)*
  Romana Monica Bender Detty (1924 - 2001)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calvary Cemetery
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: Dec 21, 2008
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Peter John Bender
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The Bronze Star Medal of the Armed Forces of the U.S.A. is awarded to those who have demonstrated bravery, acts of merit, and meritorious service. When awarded for bravery, it is the fourth-highest combat award of the U.S. Armed Forces. We the people, tha...(Read more)
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VETERAN - whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or passed away - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of Up To, and Including Their Life. Thank You is never...(Read more)
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