BENTON W. DECKER, JR., LCDR, USN

From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Benton Decker, Jr. '45

Date of birth: December 1, 1922

Date of death: May 28, 1959

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1945 Lucky Bag:

Loss

Benton was lost when the A3D Skywarrior he was piloting crashed near Iwakuni, Japan, on May 28, 1959. All others aboard were also lost. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Other

Benton's father was a 1920 US Naval Academy graduate; he was twice awarded the Legion of Merit and retired a Rear Admiral.

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Eugene Spangler '45, George Webster '45, and Louis Schmeltzer '45 were also in 3rd Company.


Class of 1945

Benton is one of 58 members of the Class of 1945 in Memorial Hall.