LAWRENCE B BANEK
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HONORED ON PANEL 42W, LINE 26 OF THE WALL

LAWRENCE BENJAMIN BANEK

WALL NAME

LAWRENCE B BANEK

PANEL / LINE

42W/26

DATE OF BIRTH

01/24/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

QUANG DUC

DATE OF CASUALTY

09/27/1968

HOME OF RECORD

CUMBERLAND

COUNTY OF RECORD

Providence County

STATE

RI

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

CPL

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LAWRENCE BENJAMIN BANEK
POSTED ON 6.4.2000
POSTED BY: David Bourbonniere, Burrillville High School

Remembering a fellow Rhode Islander

Remembering a fellow Rhode Islander
While studying the Vietnam War, I was assigned to research several people from Rhode Island who gave their lives during the war. I learned that you, Cpl. Lawrence Banek, 23 were born in Cumberland, RI and were the son of Veronica and Benjamin Banek. As a ham-radio hobbyist, you helped to establish a ham-radio club at your high school. I wish I knew how to use a ham radio When you graduated you went to Wentworth Institute in Boston and had a job as an electronics-equipment repairman when you was drafted into the Army. You were drafted when you were 22 years old. I will be graduating from college when I am 22 years old. I hope that there is not a draft when I am in college. I am 18 years old now and have just registered for the draft.
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