Benson, Robert W.

Date of death:
June 7th, 1944 (near Chef-du-Pont/Manche département, Basse-Normandy, France)
Buried on:
Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial
Plot: C. Row: 19. Grave: 36.
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
Company H, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Awarded for:
Operation Overlord
Action:
Killed In Action.
Details:
Posthumously awarded.
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Private 1st Class
Unit:
Company H, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division "All-American", U.S. Army
Awarded on:
November 16th, 1943
Details:
Headquarters 82nd Airborne Division, General Orders No. 58 (1943).
Good Conduct Medal - Army

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