More detail on this person: Gregory A. Benoit, 56, of Clear Lake, died Monday, April 22, 2002 at
his home. A memorial graveside service was held Tuesday, April 30, 11 a.m. at Ft. Snelling National
Cemetery, 7601 34th Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. As to his wishes, the body has been cremated.
Memorials may be made to the Veterans Administration P.T.S.D. Clinic.
Greg was born Oct. 1, 1945, at Detroit, Mich., the son of Joseph and Anastasia (DeCormier) Benoit. He attended Wayne State University and following college entered the United States Army on Aug. 2, 1966. He served five years as a combat helicopter pilot with the rank of CW2. He served in the Republic of Vietnam. While in the service he earned a National Defense Service Medal, a Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with sixty devices, Silver Star Medal, Army Aviation Badge, Air Medal with 1st through 27th Oak Leaf Clusters, Expert Badge, 45 Caliber Pistols and M16 Rifle. After the Vietnam tour he was transferred to Germany and promoted to rank of Captain. Following the service he lived in California, Nevada, Michigan and moved to Clear Lake the summer of 2001.
Greg is survived by two brothers, Philip Benoit of California and Anthony Benoit of Nevada; four sisters, Mary Nadeau and Cecilia Gram of Michigan, Annette Erwin of Nevada, and Cynthia Branner of California.
Greg was preceded in death by his parents.
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