L/Cpl Dwight Farwell Bennett Jr.


Born: 19 May 1948 - Melrose Park, Illinois
Parents: Dwight F. Bennett Sr. & Dorothy Bennett
Siblings: 2 sisters. 1 brother
Hometown: Melrose Park, Illinois
Education:
    - Proviso East High School
        - Class of 1966
Enlisted:
    - U.S. Marine Corps
        - 19 December 1966
Serial Number: 2323775
Training:
    - San Diego, California
Qualified:
    - Machine Gunner
Overseas Duty:
    - Tour of Duty: 16 June 1967
        - Vietnam
Unit:
    - C Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division III
      FMF
Died:
    - Killed in Action - 29 November 1967
        - Quang Nam Province - Republic of South Vietnam
            - His company was guarding the Dai Loc Bridge
            - Viet Cong attacked bridge at 2:10 AM
            - died from wounds during attack
Buried:
    - Queen of Heaven Catholic Cemetery - Hillside, Illinois
        - 9 December 1967
Vietnam Memorial:
    - Panel:  31E    Line:  2

 

 


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