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Sgt Dudley James Benefiel, Jr
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Birth: May 30, 1932
Hagarstown
Fayette County
Illinois, USA
Death: May 28, 1969
Kon Tum
Kon Tum, Vietnam

1st SGT (12Z50). KIA at Dak To, Kontum Province, South Vietnam, when the communications bunker in which he was in took a direct hit from an enemy 122mm rocket. 15th Eng Co, 299th Eng Bn, 937th Eng Group, 18th Eng Bde, USARV Eng Com, U. S. Army.
Also KIA at the same time were: SP4 Edward Thomas Kiezkowski; SP4 Dennis Ray Meetze; SP4 David Roy Mann; 1LT Franklin LeRoy Koch; Sp4 Valentine Marion Dwornik; SP5 James Stephen Colombero; and, SP4 Floyd Edward Barber.
SGT Benefiel was included in the June 27, 1969 LIFE cover story entitled "The Faces of the American Dead in Vietnam: One Week's Toll."
Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall: Panel 23W, Line 051. 
 
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 Parents:
  Dudley James Benefiel (1905 - 1977)
  Ella Elizabeth Klukis Benefiel (1911 - 1990)
 
Burial:
Fairlawn Cemetery
Vandalia
Fayette County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: GravesScribe
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
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Sgt Dudley James Benefiel, Jr
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💜 What is Christmas? It is tenderness for the past, courage for the present, hope for the future. It is a fervent wish that every cup may overflow with blessings rich and eternal, and that every path may lead to peace.~ Agnes M. Pahro
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💜 Happy Birthday Dudley...
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