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Sgt Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett
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Birth: Dec. 2, 1922
Holdenville
Hughes County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Nov. 23, 1943
Venafro
Provincia di Isernia
Molise, Italy

Frank served in the artillery in the 45th Infantry Division. When he enlisted, they insisted upon a middle name for the records, despite the fact that he did not have one. Frank gave them 'Amapalla' for a middle name, that being the title of a song he liked.

During fighting in Italy, Frank's unit was positioned at a location where they occasionally had to cross by jeep through an area that was targeted by German artillery. During one of these crossings, Frank was killed when the jeep he was in got stuck and was hit by the German artillery.

After initially being interred in Italy, Frank's body was exhumed and returned to Oklahoma, where he was laid to rest. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Henry Frank Bennett (1869 - 1941)
  Lula Etta Hill Bennett (1888 - 1977)
 
 Siblings:
  Lola A. Bennett Reynolds (1892 - 1950)**
  Myrtle Winnie Bennett Collins-McGowen-Bard (1895 - 1961)**
  Hattie May Bennett Hicks (1897 - 1936)**
  Opal Bennett Huntington-Mendenhall-Chaney (1901 - 1987)**
  William Harrison/Andrew Bennett (1903 - 1935)**
  Maudie B. Bennett Giles (1907 - 1993)*
  Thelma Lavanda Bennett Gordon (1912 - 1994)*
  Henry S. Bennett (1914 - 2002)*
  Jack Darrell Bennett (1916 - 2001)*
  Gladys R Bennett Swinhart (1918 - 2009)*
  Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett (1922 - 1943)
  Bob Eugene Bennett (1930 - 2010)*
  Betty Lou Bennett White (1932 - 2008)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Holdenville Cemetery
Holdenville
Hughes County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Created by: Cemetery Guy
Record added: Feb 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33715292
Sgt Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett
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Sgt Frank 'Amapalla' Bennett
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With grateful thanks for your service and sacrifice.
- ~* Ladypepper *~
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014

- Karen Lynne K.
 Added: Jul. 3, 2014

- Sandy Whittington
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