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1LT Henry Edwin “Butch” Benton, Jr

1LT Henry Edwin “Butch” Benton, Jr

Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 17 Aug 1968 (aged 24)
Hue, Thua Thien-Hue, Vietnam
Burial Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA
Plot section E, lot 67, space 1
Memorial ID 17309575 · View Source
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1LT Henry Edwin Benton Jr, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Wilson, NC.

1LT Henry Edwin Benton Jr was a member of the Army Reserve. 1LT Benton served our country until August 17th, 1968 in Thua Thien, South Vietnam. He was 24 years old and was married. Henry died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. 1LT Benton is on panel 48W, line 032 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 2 years.

I knew Lt Benton in Columbus, Ga. at Fort Benning. I just found out today that he was killed. My heart goes out to his family and friends back in NC. SP5 Bobby Henderson.

OCS Classmate: The sense of loss is still as strong today as it was 30 years ago. Rest in peace "Attitude." Larry James, 3028 Dent Place NW, Washington, DC 20007.

High School Classmate. My fellow classmate, I can see you just as clearly this instant even though all these years have passed. I grieve for your costly sacrifice and the loved ones you left behind. I will always remember you, Butch. Sleep well my brother. We will meet again. James Moskos, 108 Jeffrey Dr. LaGrange N.C. 28551,

He served with Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division(AMBL), USARV.

He was awarded 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 and The Good Conduct Medal.

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  • Created by: Tom Reece
  • Added: 5 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17309575
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT Henry Edwin “Butch” Benton, Jr (31 Aug 1943–17 Aug 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17309575, citing Maplewood Cemetery, Wilson, Wilson County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .