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Buford Franklin Bennett, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1922
Natchitoches Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Dec. 10, 1996
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA

Mr. Buford Bennett


Services for Buford Bennett, 73, will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 12, 1996 at Rose-Neath's Homer Chapel. Officiating will be Rev Tommy Parham. Graveside services will be conducted by the 12th District Dept. of Louisiana Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard at Adkins Cemetery near Homer, La.

Mr. Bennett died Tuesday, December 10, 1996 at his residence. He was born in Derry, La. and was a resident of Homer. Mr. Bennett was an electrical lineman with Utility Construction. He was a WWII veteran, a member of the IBEW and a former member of the VFW. He was awarded the Bronze Star and recognized by the French Government.

Survivors include his wife, Catherine D. Bennett of Homer, La; four sons and daughters-in-law, Buford Bennett, Jr. and Helen of Homer, La., Bradley R. and Necy Bennett of Homer, La., Carl and Tammy Bennett of Saline, La., Alan and Donna M. Bennett of Natchitoches, La.; daughter, Linda Joy Bennett of Homer, La.; brother, Van D. Bennett of Minden, La.; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Rose-Neath Funeral Home
Homer Chapel

Buford and Catherine were married on June 6, 1942

Buford Bennett served in various duty positions during his tour in World War II, starting as an automatic rifleman, then progressing to Team Leader, Squad Leader and then as a Platoon Sergeant. Buford served with the 5th Infantry Division which fell under GEN George S. Patton Jr's 3rd Army. SSG Bennett attained many awards and decorations such as:

The Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
The Purple Heart Medal (2nd Award)
The French Croix De Guerre (Highest French Award for Valor)
French Fourragere
Army of Occupation Medal
World War II Victory Medal
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
The Combat Infantryman's Badge
The Infantry blue cord

Family links: 
  Monroe James Bennett (1881 - 1965)
  Zelander Gallien Bennett (1889 - 1965)
  Catherine Elise DeLukie Bennett (1925 - 2009)*
  Buford Franklin Bennett (1944 - 2011)*
  Bessie Elizabeth Bennett Gilcrease (1909 - 1981)*
  Willie Bennett (1911 - 1977)*
  Thelma Bennett (1913 - 1930)*
  Albert Bennett (1915 - 1995)*
  Henry Bennett (1917 - 1983)*
  Robert Bennett (1920 - 1996)*
  Buford Franklin Bennett (1922 - 1996)
  Harvel Bennett (1925 - 1992)*
  Van Donald Bennett (1927 - 2013)*
  Clyde H Bennett (1929 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Adkins Cemetery
Claiborne Parish
Louisiana, USA
Maintained by: Necy Kelly Bennett
Originally Created by: Ed. Dettenheim
Record added: Oct 07, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59730642
Buford Franklin Bennett, Sr
Added by: Necy Kelly Bennett
Buford Franklin Bennett, Sr
Added by: Necy Kelly Bennett
Buford Franklin Bennett, Sr
Added by: Necy Kelly Bennett
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- Necy Kelly Bennett
 Added: Jun. 23, 2015
Got the call, have the orders so its now official. We are the same rank. I miss you more and more everyday Grandpa. Hope I am making you proud.
- Jared Bennett
 Added: Jul. 21, 2014

- Wylie Blackwell
 Added: May. 20, 2014
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