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Bennett, L/Cpl Dwight F. Jr.

Last updated on August 12, 2019

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


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