BENJAMIN B FINZER
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HONORED ON PANEL 10E, LINE 91 OF THE WALL

BENJAMIN B FINZER

WALL NAME

BENJAMIN B FINZER

PANEL / LINE

10E/91

DATE OF BIRTH

07/18/1942

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG TRI

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/13/1966

HOME OF RECORD

KENILWORTH

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sangamon County

STATE

IL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

AIR FORCE

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POSTED ON 7.15.2022
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you...

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us….
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POSTED ON 9.8.2018
POSTED BY: Lucy Micik

Thank You

Dear Lt Benjamin Finzer,
Thank you for your service as a Tactical Aircraft Pilot (Various.) Your 52nd anniversary is next week, sad. Tuesday is the 17th anniversary of 9/11, and we remember you all. It has been too long, and it's about time for us all to acknowledge the sacrifices of those like you who answered our nation's call. Please watch over America, it stills needs your strength, courage and faithfulness. Rest in peace with the angels.
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POSTED ON 8.21.2018

If I should die...remembrances for 1LT Benjamin B. FINZER, USAF...who gave his all for us!!!

If I should die, and leave you here awhile, be not like others, sore undone, who keep ,long vigils by the silent dust, and weep...for MY sake, turn again to life, and smile...Nerving thy heart, and trembling hand to do something to comfort other hearts than thine...Complete these dear, unfinished tasks of mine...and I,, perchance, may therein comfort you.
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POSTED ON 1.30.2017

Final Mission of 1LT Benjamin B. Finzer

On September 13, 1966, CAPT John E. Stackhouse and 1LT Benjamin B. Finzer were killed after their USAF F-4C “Wolfpack” Phantom II (#63-7694) from the 497th Tactical Fighter Squadron crashed on takeoff from Ubon Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand. Soon after becoming airborne, the aircraft went into an excessively steep pitch angle, stalled, and impacted the runway. Stackhouse had been on temporary duty to the 497th. Just over a month earlier, Finzer had survived being shot down during an armed reconnaissance mission over North Vietnam with a different pilot, successfully ejecting over the Gulf of Tonkin and being rescued by a Navy helicopter. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org, 8tfw.com, and thewall-usa.com]
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POSTED ON 9.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering An American Hero

Dear 1LT Benjamin B Finzer, sir

As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

Curt Carter
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