JOSEPH F BENAK
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HONORED ON PANEL 15W, LINE 47 OF THE WALL

JOSEPH FRANK BENAK

WALL NAME

JOSEPH F BENAK

PANEL / LINE

15W/47

DATE OF BIRTH

03/01/1950

CASUALTY PROVINCE

TAY NINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

12/11/1969

HOME OF RECORD

JUPITER

COUNTY OF RECORD

Palm Beach County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

FN

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR JOSEPH FRANK BENAK
POSTED ON 2.15.2022
POSTED BY: ANON

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Never forgotten.

Semper Fortis
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POSTED ON 6.7.2021
POSTED BY: john fabris

honoring you....

Thank you for your service to our country so long ago sir. The remembrance from your sister Barb attests to her love and respect for you. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 3.1.2019
POSTED BY: Dennis Wriston

I'm proud of our Vietnam Veterans

Fireman Joseph Frank Benak, Served aboard Assault Support Patrol Boat 6849 (ASPB-6849), River Assault Squadron 15 (RIVRON-15), Task Force 117 (TF-117), United States Naval Forces Vietnam (USNAVFORV).
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POSTED ON 2.14.2018

Final Mission of FN Joseph F. Benak

FN Joseph F. Benak and BM3 Larry R. Dameron were crewmen on the U. S. Navy Assault Support Patrol Boat 6849 (ASPB-6849) of River Assault Division 153. On the early morning of December 11, 1969, ASPB-6849 was nosed in to the beach at the Special Forces Camp at Bin Chua on the Vam Co Dong River, six miles northwest of Moc Hoa in Kien Tuong Province, RVN, when they received 82mm mortar, B-40 rocket and automatic weapons fire. Four river patrol boats (PBR’s) were scrambled to the scene along with an U.S. Army Light Fire Team and Navy Black Pony OV-10 aircraft that were diverted to the area. Enroute, the PBR’s received B-40 and automatic weapons fire from a portion of Binh Chau village along a west fork in the river. The fire was not returned. Damaged in the attack, ASPB-6849 was able to pull away from the shoreline and head to Moc Hoa. Shortly thereafter, the Special Forces camp came under ground assault, and the Army advisor there requested emergency extraction and medevac. The evacuation was done by PBR’s as the enemy forces entered the camp and drove the defenders to retreat to the south perimeter. A combination of Allied aircraft and water-borne assets helped drive the enemy from the camp, and at 3:06 AM it was retaken by the defenders. During the attack on ASPB-6849, FN Benak and BM3 Dameron suffered fatal wounds, and two other U.S. sailors were seriously wounded. A Special Forces agent reported that 27 Viet Cong were killed and 13 more wounded in the attack. [Taken from coffeltdatabase.org]
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POSTED ON 2.2.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR FIREMAN BENAK,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS A FIREMAN. . IT IS 2017, WHICH MAKES IT FAR TOO LONG FOR YOU TO HAVE BEEN GONE. WE APPRECIATE ALL YOU HAVE DONE, AND YOUR SACRIFICE. WATCH OVER THE U.S.A., IT STILL NEEDS YOUR COURAGE.. GOD BLESS YOU. MAY THE SAINTS AND ANGELS BE AT YOUR SIDE. REST IN PEACE.
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