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PFC William Paul Benn
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Birth: Jun. 4, 1947
Jersey City
Hudson County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1969
Quang Tri, Vietnam

PFC Benn#2477499
MOS:0351 AntiTank Assaultman.

William was born in Jersey City,NJ and grew up
in Lakewood where he graduated in 1965 from
Lakewood High School.He was attending West
Virginia Institute of Technology when he
enlisted in the Marines 16 September 1968 at
the Beckley Recruiting Office of WV.
When William arrived in Vietnam 17 March
1969,he was assigned to Hotel Company,2nd
Battalion,3rd Marine Regiment,3rd Marine
Division.
William died at approximately 1200H,due to
multiple fragmentation wounds to the body
and head from enemy mortar fire while on a
combat patrol,10 kilometers west northwest
of Cam Lo Village,during Operation Virginia
Ridge.
William was single and served his country for
8 months and 21 days.KIA#42,620.
He had been in Vietnam for 2 months and 20
days.
William was 22 years and 6 days old.He died
2 days after his birthday.
Survived by his parents;John P & Margaret A
Benn,his brother and sister;Jerry and Rita
Benn all of 116 N Oakland St,Lakewood,NJ.
 
 
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 Parents:
  John P Benn (1918 - 1977)
  Margaret Ann Cumberland Benn (1916 - 2000)
 
Burial:
Saint Marys of the Lake Cemetery
Lakewood
Ocean County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section B,Row 15,Grave#60
 
Maintained by: Tony
Originally Created by: Wayne Apgar
Record added: Sep 14, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29803773
PFC William Paul Benn
Added by: Jim McMahon
 
PFC William Paul Benn
Added by: Jim McMahon
 
PFC William Paul Benn
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Added by: Kat
 
 
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