Bennie Joe Benesh

   Branch: Army

   Status: Deceased Veteran

   Date of Service: 1965 – 1974

   Home Town: Alida

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Bennie Joe Benesh was born June 6, 1939 in Shevlin, Minnesota to Fred and Annie Benesh. He grew up in the Alida area and graduated from Bagley High School in 1957. 

Bennie entered the Army on January 20, 1965 and was sent to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri for basic training. He also received advanced training in radio operation. On his second tour Bennie trained to be a supply specialist. He was stationed at Fort Lee, Washington, Vietnam from 1968 to 1969, and at the University of Washington where he was an ROTC instructor. He was also stationed in Nurenberg, Germany. He received an honorable discharge on July 9, 1974.

Bennie passed away August 15, 2017 and is buried in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at Little Falls, MN.

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