LEE D BENSON
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HONORED ON PANEL 45E, LINE 10 OF THE WALL

LEE DAVID BENSON

WALL NAME

LEE D BENSON

PANEL / LINE

45E/10

DATE OF BIRTH

08/17/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

NZ

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/17/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SAN MATEO

COUNTY OF RECORD

San Mateo County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

NAVY

RANK

LTJG

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Contact Details
STATUS

MIA

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LEE DAVID BENSON
POSTED ON 12.11.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter [email protected]

Remembering An American Hero

Dear LTJG Lee David Benson, 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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POSTED ON 7.19.2009
POSTED BY: Richard Diamond

NEVER FORGOTTEN

When i was 10 years old, I began wearing a bracelet with your name on it hoping to one day have the honor of returning it to you. 40 years later, i still have that bracelet; which will be passed to on to my 2 sons to continue our honor and respect for you and to remember your sacrifice in the name of honor.
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POSTED ON 7.8.2009
POSTED BY: Joanie McDow

LTJG Lee D. Benson - I first wore your bracelet 40 years ago and wear it still.

I never had the opportunity to meet you. I really wish I had. I was only 10 years old (1969) when I received a POW/MIA bracelet with your name on it. I wore it throughout the war secretly hoping that it was just a made-up name used to sell bracelets and not a real person. I broke down in tears, when as an adult woman, I read your name on the wall at the Punchbowl National Cemetery in Oahu, extinguishing all my hopes that you hadn't really been lost to Viet Nam. I wear your bracelet on August 17th, (your birthday), on March 17th (the day you went missing) on July 4th and every Memorial and Veterans Day. I still pray for you and your loved ones. I hope with all of my heart that someday you will be returned back home. No, we never met, but your name will always be in my heart for as long as I live. Thank you for your bravery.
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POSTED ON 3.21.2005
POSTED BY: Kathy Johnson

MIA Bracelet

Thoughout the years I've wondered about the fate of the young man whose bracelet I wore (and still have) as a very small child. I'm saddened to find out his fate wasn't what I'd hoped.
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POSTED ON 7.19.2004
POSTED BY: Chris Spencer

NATIVE AMERICAN PRAYER

It is said a man hasn't died as long as he is remembered. This prayer is a way for families, friends and fellow veterans to remember our fallen brothers and sisters. Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight, I am the stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there, I did not die
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