JOHN L. BENTON, LTJG, USN
Birthdate & Date of Loss
|Date of birth:||October 1, 1920|
|Date of death:||March 5, 1943|
From the 1942 Lucky Bag:
JOHN LEWIS BENTON
Reveille never fazes Chick, being a quiet, unassuming "Southern Gentleman" to whom life is just one more problem. With an infinite capacity for good-natured fun and hard work, he overcomes all difficulties. Never a snake in any sense, his determined modesty precludes any mention of his victims among the fairer sex. This modesty, his dependability and common sense insure him well deserved success in the Fleet.
Battalion Soccer; Battalion Tennis; 1 Stripe.
The Class of 1942 graduated on December 19, 1941, less than two weeks after the United States entered World War II. The class had previously been scheduled to graduate in February 1942.
His mother was listed as next of kin.
|Class of 1942|
|John is one of 82 members of the Class of 1942 in Memorial Hall.|
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