Bennett, George Rogers


Rank: Specialist 4

Unit: H Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment

MOS: 11E – Armor Crewman

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Badges: Combat Infantryman Badge

Unit awards: Valorous Unit Award, Vietnamese Gallantry Cross with Palm device

Enlisted by: Regular

Date of birth: 28-Jul-1944

Hometown: Fitzgerald, Georgia

Marital status: Never Married

Campaign: Vietnam Conflict

Entered service: 12-Nov-1965

Start of tour: 26-Oct-1967

Incident date: 26-Apr-1968

Date of casualty: 26-Apr-1968

Age at death: 23

Cause of death: Hostile, died of wounds. Artillery/Mortar/Rocket. Artillery, rocket, or mortar.
George Rogers Bennett died from fragment wound received while in night defense position when hit by fragment from hostile mortar. He was admitted to 24th Evacuation Hospital where he later expired.

Two Blackhorse troopers died in this incident:
SP4 George Rogers Bennett
SP4 Steven Clinton Heffner

Location of fatality: Tay Ninh, South Vietnam, YT 313 264

Place of interment: Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald, Georgia, USA

View this soldier‘s Find a Grave page (opens in a new window)

Vietnam Veterans Memorial panel and row: 52E 013 (view Vietnam Veterans Memorial link in a new window)


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