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 Benjamin Herman “Ben” Petzold, Sr

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Benjamin Herman “Ben” Petzold, Sr

  • Birth 6 Apr 1896 Louisville, Jefferson County, Kentucky, USA
  • Death 27 May 1955 Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Burial Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
  • Plot 273, 20 R B
  • Memorial ID 3743016

US Navy 1918 - WWI, Benjamin Herman Petzold.

Ben served on the USS Arizona before it was commissioned as a battleship, during WW1. He was part of the crew that performed maneuvers to Quantanimo Bay. He was in the "Black Gang" that shoveled coal on the USS Luella, which was decommissioned and scrapped. He died from mesothelioma, presumed from working in the Navy, and from working with asbestos.



  • Maintained by: Sandi Duncan-Douglas
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3743016
  • Darryl P. Van Rijn
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Benjamin Herman “Ben” Petzold, Sr (6 Apr 1896–27 May 1955), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3743016, citing Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA ; Maintained by Sandi Duncan-Douglas (contributor 46784779) .