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