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Spec George Dewey Bennett

Spec George Dewey Bennett

Birth
Grantsboro, Pamlico County, North Carolina, USA
Death 26 May 1967 (aged 22)
Vietnam
Burial New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Sect. 5 Site 7252
Memorial ID 17307397 · View Source
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SP5 George Dewey Bennett, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Grantsboro, NC.

Sp5 George Dewey Bennett was a member of the Army. SP5 Bennett served our country until May 26th, 1967 in South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. George died when his helicopter crashed. His body was recovered. SP5 Bennett is on panel 20E, line 110 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 4 years.

George and I where good friends. We went all 12 years of school together. George was a kind person that loved life. I saw George right before he went back to Nam. I will never forget George, and what he died for. Jerry, MM3 US Navy (1962-1966).

FOREVER REMEMBERED: "If you are able, save for them a place inside of you..and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go.....Be not ashamed to say you loved them....Take what they have left and what they have taught you with their dying and keep it with your own....And in that time when men decide and feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment to embrace those gentle heroes you left behind...." Quote from a letter home by Maj. Michael Davis O'Donnell KIA 24 March 1970. Distinguished Flying Cross: Shot down and Killed while attempting to rescue 8 fellow soldiers surrounded by attacking enemy forces. We Nam Brothers pause to give a backward glance, and post this remembrance to you, one of the gentle heroes lost to the War in Vietnam: Slip off that pack. Set it down by the crooked trail. Drop your steel pot alongside. Shed those magazine-ladened bandoliers away from your sweat-soaked shirt. Lay that silent weapon down and step out of the heat. Feel the soothing cool breeze right down to your soul ... and rest forever in the shade of our love, brother. From your Nam-Band-Of-Brothers. Carter Brooks, Carela1@aol.com, BIA, Crusader in Vietnam

He was the brother of Mr William F Bennett, PO Box 99A, Grantsboro, NC.

He served with Delta Troop, 3rd Squadron, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, "Old Reliables", USARV.

He was awarded The Army Aircrew Medal(AAM), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, the Army Good Conduct Medal and the Air Medal with multiple Oak Leaf Clusters.




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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17307397
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec George Dewey Bennett (21 Jun 1944–26 May 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17307397, citing New Bern National Cemetery, New Bern, Craven County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .