BRUCE M BENZING
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HONORED ON PANEL 30E, LINE 37 OF THE WALL

BRUCE MARTIN BENZING

WALL NAME

BRUCE M BENZING

PANEL / LINE

30E/37

DATE OF BIRTH

05/08/1943

CASUALTY PROVINCE

KONTUM

DATE OF CASUALTY

11/20/1967

HOME OF RECORD

MIAMI SPRINGS

COUNTY OF RECORD

Miami-Dade County

STATE

FL

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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LEFT FOR BRUCE MARTIN BENZING
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 Linda-Joyce is especially poignant. As long as you are remembered you will always be with us...
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POSTED ON 12.19.2018
POSTED BY: jerry sandwisch wood cty.0hio vietnam vet 1969-70 army 173rd abn bde

You are not forgotten

The war may be forgotten but the warrior will always be remembered. All gave Some-Some gave All. Rest in peace Sky Soldier.
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POSTED ON 6.22.2018
POSTED BY: Mike Switzer

Tribute to Sky Soldier

On behalf of all the paratroopers who served with you in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) and all who followed, we offer our respect and remembrance of your ultimate sacrifice. May you never be forgotten and your family and friends take comfort in your valor in serving.
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POSTED ON 2.17.2017
POSTED BY: Lucy Conte Micik

Remembered

DEAR PFC BENZING,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AS AN AIRBORNE QUALIFIED TURRET ARTILLERY REPAIRMAN. 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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POSTED ON 9.9.2016

Final Mission of PFC Bruce M. Benzing

The Battle of Dak To was a series of major engagements of the Vietnam War that took place between November 3 to 22, 1967, in Kon Tum Province, in the Central Highlands of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). Dak To lies on a flat valley floor, surrounded by waves of ridgelines that rise into peaks (some as high as 4,000 feet) that stretch westward and southwestward towards the tri-border region where South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia meet. One of those peaks was Hill 875. On November 19, 1967, the 2/503d Infantry had been alerted to assault Hill 875 after the 26th MIKE Special Forces Company (OPCON to the 2/503d Infantry) had made contact with a large NVA force on its slopes the previous day. The assault was made with two Companies abreast, D Company on the left and C Company on the right, with the trail running up the mountain acting as a boundary between the attacking companies. The assault bogged down when a main enemy bunker system was encountered. The CO ordered his men to form a perimeter defense. The NVA attacked their position, approaching on a large well-traveled trail that was very well constructed, including steps cut into the side of the hill. They smashed into the west flank of the 2nd Platoon near the front, cutting them off from the rest of their Company around the landing zone. SP5 Aaron K. Hervas was leading the 2nd Platoon when the NVA opened up with a heavy volume of fire. He spun firing, hitting several NVA before he was felled with a bullet through the head. PFC Frank E. Stokes and PVT Ernesto Villarreal were killed in the same action. PFC Bruce M. Benzing and PFC Sexton were pinned down by enemy fire. SP4 Orendorf and some others moved down and were able to get Sexton out. However, PFC Benzing, after killing 5-10 NVA from behind a tree, was himself killed. [Taken from patriotfiles.com]
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