BENSON MARTIN JOSEPH

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Name: 1LT Martin Joseph Benson
Status: Killed In Action from an incident on 02/05/1970 while performing the duty of Pilot.
Died 21 days later on 02/26/1970.
Age at death: 24.8
Date of Birth: 05/20/1945
Home City: Wayzata, MN
Service: reserve component of the U.S. Marine Corps.
Unit: HMM-161
Service: U.S. Marine Corps.
The Wall location: 13W-057
Short Summary: Shot 3 times in the groin - died when removed from dialysis machine while on the hospital ship Repose.
Aircraft: CH-46D tail number 152579
Country: South Vietnam
MOS: 7562 = Pilot CH-46 Qualified
Primary cause: Hostile Fire
Started Tour: 11/29/1969
"Official" listing: helicopter air casualty - other aircrew
Length of service: 06
Location: Quang Duc Province II Corps.
Reason: aircraft lost or crashed
Casualty type: Hostile - died of wounds
single male U.S. citizen
Race: Caucasian
Religion: Roman Catholic
Burial information: FT SNELLING NATIONAL CEM, MINNEAPOLIS MN
This record was last updated on 07/28/2010


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