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George Benjamin, Jr
Birth: Apr. 24, 1919
Death: Dec. 21, 1944

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, entered the service at Carney's Point, New Jersey and served as a Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company A, 306th Infantry, 77th Infantry Division. He was a radio operator, advancing in the rear of his company as it engaged a well defended Japanese point at Leyte, Philippine Islands, December 21, 1944. He voluntarily left his secure position and ran across bullet whipped terrain carrying his bulky radio and armed only with a pistol, he fearlessly annihilated the crew of a light machinegun. He continued to spearhead the assault, killing 2 more of the enemy and exhorting the other men to advance, until he fell mortally wounded. Overcoming great pain he called for the battalion operations officer to report the location of enemy weapons and valuable tactical information before he himself died. His Medal was awarded posthumously on June 28, 1945 and accredited to the state of New Jersey. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital, Philippines
Plot: B-7-156
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 12, 2003
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