The Burial of Fr. Ben Morin, S.J.

Fr. Ben Morin, S.J., as a Newly Commissioned Second Lieutenant, was the Commanding Officer during the First Engagement of American Tanks against Enemy Tanks in World War II.
He was the last surviving officer of the 192nd Tank Battalion.
In his own words: "Second lieutenants are expandable, and I was the most expandable second lieutenant in the U.S. Army."

 

 

 

 

Casket of Fr. Ben Morin, S.J. being draped in an American flag in the foyer of the Columbiere Chapel.

Courtesy Fr. William Burke, S.J.

 

Fr. Ben Morin's casket being carried to his final resting place at Columbiere Center, Clarkston, Michigan.

Courtesy Fr. William Burke, S.J.

 

Courtesy of Fr. William Burke, S.J.


Photo by Jim Opolony

 

Courtesy of Fr. William Burke, S.J.

 

Members of the Morin Family and others.

Courtesy of Fr. William Burke S.J.

 

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