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PFC Lewis Gordon Benko

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PFC Lewis Gordon Benko

Birth
Death 19 Feb 1945 (aged 23)
Iwo Jima, Ogasawara-shichō, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Section C Site 66
Memorial ID 56115213 View Source
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Lewis served as a Private First Class, Company F, 23rd Marines, 4th Marine Division, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.

He resided in Fairfield County, Connecticut prior to the war.

Lewis was "Killed In Action" on Iwo Jima during the war.

He was awarded the Purple Heart.

He was originally interred in the Iwo Jima 4th Division Cemetery and was later repatriated here on February 2, 1949.

Service # 451632

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Maintained by: Woolsox
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 6 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 56115213
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/56115213/lewis-gordon-benko : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Lewis Gordon Benko (29 Nov 1921–19 Feb 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56115213, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Woolsox (contributor 47347718) .