Emory Lawrence Bennett

Emory Lawrence Bennett

Birth
New Smyrna Beach, Volusia County, Florida, USA
Death 24 Jun 1951 (aged 21)
North Korea
Burial Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 7135720 · View Source
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Korean War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served as a Private First Class (Automatic Rifleman) in the US Army in Company B, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for action in Sobangsan, Korea on June 24, 1951, where he was killed in action. His citation reads in part "Although wounded, Pfc. Bennett gallantly maintained his one-man defense and the attack was momentarily halted. During this lull in battle, the company regrouped for counterattack, but the numerically superior foe soon infiltrated into the position. Upon orders to move back, Pfc. Bennett voluntarily remained to provide covering fire for the withdrawing elements, and, defying the enemy, continued to sweep the charging foe with devastating fire until mortally wounded. His willing self-sacrifice and intrepid actions saved the position from being overrun and enabled the company to effect an orderly withdrawal. Pfc Bennett's unflinching courage and consummate devotion to duty reflect lasting glory on himself and the military service."

Bio by: Don Morfe


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FLORIDA
BFC 16 INF DIV KOREA
MEDAL OF HONOR


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  • Originally Created by: Don Morfe
  • Added: 1 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7135720
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emory Lawrence Bennett (20 Dec 1929–24 Jun 1951), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7135720, citing Pinecrest Cemetery, Cocoa, Brevard County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .