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PFC George Benjamin, Jr

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PFC George Benjamin, Jr

  • Birth 24 Apr 1919 Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Dec 1944 Philippines
  • Burial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Plot B-7-156
  • Memorial ID 8176184

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, entered the service at Carney's Point, New Jersey and served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 306th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. He was a radio operator, advancing in the rear of his company as it engaged a well defended Japanese point at Leyte, Philippine Islands, December 21, 1944. He voluntarily left his secure position and ran across bullet whipped terrain carrying his bulky radio and armed only with a pistol, he fearlessly annihilated the crew of a light machinegun. He continued to spearhead the assault, killing 2 more of the enemy and exhorting the other men to advance, until he fell mortally wounded. Overcoming great pain he called for the battalion operations officer to report the location of enemy weapons and valuable tactical information before he himself died. His Medal was awarded posthumously on June 28, 1945 and accredited to the state of New Jersey.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 12 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8176184
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC George Benjamin, Jr (24 Apr 1919–22 Dec 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8176184, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines ; Maintained by Find A Grave .