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 3.18.2003
POSTED BY: Jesse MacDonald

Thank You

I thank you sir, for your sacrifice. Even though you have not been found, your memory lives on, as does the hope, that you will one day return home.
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POSTED ON 2.9.2003
POSTED BY: Candace Lokey

Not Forgotten

I have not forgotten you. I chair the Adoption Committee for The National League of Families of Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia. We will always remember the 1,889 Americans still unaccounted for in Southeast Asia and the thousands of others that lost their lives. We will not stop our efforts until all of you are home where you belong.

We need to reach the next generation so that they will carry on when our generation is no longer able. To do so, we are attempting to locate photographs of all the missing. If you are reading this remembrance and have a photo and/or memory of this missing American that you would like to share for our project, please contact me at:

Candace Lokey
PO Box 206
Freeport, PA 16229
[email protected]

If you are not familiar with our organization, please visit our web site at :

www.pow-miafamilies.org
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POSTED ON 11.6.2001
POSTED BY: Ted Larson

Lee David Benson in his Navy Whites

With love and remembrance from his family.
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POSTED ON 5.6.2001
POSTED BY: Dean Ab-Hugh

I remember Lee Benson

Lee Benson and I shared an ordnance office on the USS Yorktown, CVS-10, right below the flight deck. Lee was a really nice person with a great personality and was highly thought of by everyone who knew him. The day he was lost, 17 March 1968, I had walked up to the flight deck with him and watched his plane launch. It was foggy and overcast and he was flying with his commanding officer along the coast of North Vietnam. His airplane from VS-23 (BuNo149274) disappered suddenly. No wreckage was ever found. This has been listed as an operational loss instead of a combat loss.
I find it hard to believe that his commanding officer who was the pilot, with years of experience flew the airplane into the water in the fog. It is possible that they were investigating a fishing boat and that his airplane was hit by a surface to air missle. He has been remembered all these years for the great person and fine Naval Aviator that he was. And I've always wondered why so many really great men had to die in vain.
Dean Ab-Hugh CWO-3 USN RET.
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POSTED ON 3.2.2001
POSTED BY: Robert Greer

Lest We Forget

(photo from page 5, Parade Magazine, May 30, 1993,
MIA FAMILIES WON'T GIVE UP, by AL SANTOLI )
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