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PFC Robert W Bennington
Birth: Feb. 6, 1932
Death: Sep. 16, 1950, South Korea

Private First Class, United States Army, Company K, 23rd infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
Date of Action: September 15 and 16, 1950
Citation: The Distinguished Service Cross is awarded to Private First Class Robert W Bennington, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action while serving as Browning Automatic Rifleman with Company K, 23rd Infantry Regiment, Second Infantry Division, on September 15 and 16, 1950, at Hill 189 (near Yongsan, Korea). The defensive positions on Hill 189 were occupied by Private Bennington's unit. At about 2400 hours the enemy attacked the hill with great force, using machine-guns and other automatic weapons and grenades. Private Bennington, in position on the right flank of his platoon, continued firing into the enemy while machine-guns of his unit were withdrawn to a secondary position. During this action, he killed an estimated fifty of the enemy and helped to thwart several enemy attempts to overrun this platoon's position. At about 0300 hours on September 16, 1950, when the order to withdraw to higher ground was given, he continued to hold his position and to cover the withdrawal of the remainder of the platoon. He remained in this exposed position, firing upon the enemy, until he was killed by an enemy grenade:
HQ Eighth US Army Korea, General Orders No. 243 (March 16, 1951) 
 
Inscription:
MARYLAND
PFC 23 INFANTRY
2 INF DIVISION
KOREA
DSC PH
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 12, Site 6883
 
Created by: Paula J
Record added: May 28, 2005
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