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Sgt Benjamin Perry Benton

Sgt Benjamin Perry Benton

Birth
South Mills, Camden County, North Carolina, USA
Death 18 Jan 1969 (aged 23)
Vietnam
Burial Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 17309088 · View Source
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SGT Benjamin Perry Benton, Vietnam Veteran, Native of South Mills, NC.

SGT Benjamin Perry Benton was a member of the Army Selective Service and a Draftee. SGT Benton served our country until January 18th, 1969 in Quang Duc, South Vietnam. He was 23 years old and was not married. Benjamin died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. SGT Benton is on panel 34W, line 031 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

We served in the same squad: Ben, it took me forty years to write this message. I have thought of you every day of that forty years. You broke me in when I was a FNG, and were always the one I could trust and not to yank my chain. You were a good man and I miss you. Sgt Rick Dalton. Eugene Dalton, Sgtricc@aol.com

He was the son of Mr and Mrs Cecil C Benton, General Delivery, South Mills, NC.

He served with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, "All the Way Sir", USARV.

He was awarded The Combat Infantryman's Badge(CIB), The Silver Star Medal for Gallantry, The Bronze Star Medal, 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 Good Conduct Medal and The Army Commendation Medal.


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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309088
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Benjamin Perry Benton (30 Dec 1945–18 Jan 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309088, citing Westlawn Cemetery, Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .