Benavidez, Benjamin John, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1970-1971, MACV Advisory Team 56
Service Years
1950 - 1971

Sergeant First Class

Seven Service Stripes

Five Overseas Service Bars

 Last Photo   Personal Details 

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Montezuma, NM
Last Address
Montezuma, NM

Casualty Date
Apr 13, 1971
Hostile, Died
Other Explosive Device
Phong Dinh (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Family Cemetery - Montezuma, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
04W 121

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Associations and Other Affiliations
Vietnam Veterans MemorialThe National Gold Star Family Registry
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2020, The National Gold Star Family Registry

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Master ParachutistPathfinder Badge
Auto Rifle

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
8th ArmyMACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
  1951-1952, 4745, Korean Support Command, 8th Army
  1968-1968, 11B40, MACV Studies and Observations Group (MACV-SOG)
  1970-1971, MACV Advisory Team 56
  1970-1971, 11B40, HHC, Military Assistance Command Vietnam MACV
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase V Campaign (1968)
  1969-1969 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VI Campaign (1968-69)
  1970-1970 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (1970-71)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

1 full tour in Korean War,  1 full tour in Vietnam, 1 Partial Vietnam Tour(9 months)
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