Don Curtis Benfield
Private
F CO, 2ND BN, 4TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV, III MAF
United States Marine Corps
Macon, Georgia
February 18, 1945 to April 08, 1967
DON C BENFIELD is on the Wall at Panel 17E, Line 120

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Combat Action Ribbon
 
Don C Benfield
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14 Oct 2001

Beloved son and brother

From his twin sister,
Dianne Newberry
Diannenewberry@aol.com

 

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Eight men from Fox Company, 2/4 Marines, were killed in action on 08 April 1967:
  • LCpl Lawrence R. Hagedorn, Carroll, IA
  • LCpl Howard L. Leroy, Vancouver, WA
  • LCpl Francisco A. Montano, Tucson, AZ
  • Pfc Charles M. McKinney, Bristol, TN
  • Pfc Jerry L. McKinney, Leaksville, NC
  • Pfc James A. Popp, Hemlock, MI (Navy Cross)
  • Pfc Jeffrey A. Schweikl, Enumclaw, WA
  • Pvt Don C. Benfield, Macon, GA
The following exerpt from Pfc James Popp's Navy Cross explains the situation:
"Private First Class Popp's squad was conducting a squad-size patrol against the Viet Cong forces in Quang Nam Province. While moving along a trail in search of the enemy, the squad was suddenly taken under a murderous volume of small-arms, hand grenade and 40 millimeter grenade fire. The heavy volume of fire rained in from three sides, ..."

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