Hinnant, Benjamin Lowell, SFC

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Last Rank
Sergeant First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B40-Infantry Platoon Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1967-1968, 1st Infantry Division
Service Years
1951 - 1968

Sergeant First Class


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Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
North Carolina
North Carolina
Year of Birth
1932
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Wilson, NC
Last Address
Philadelphia, PA

Casualty Date
May 06, 1968
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Binh Duong (Vietnam)
Conflict
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Fort Benning Post Cemetery - Fort Benning, Georgia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
56E 008

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Drill Sergeant Badge Drill Sergeant Campaign Hat (Male)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2013, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 2nd Award
Basic Parachutist (1 Combat Jump)
Rifle

 
 Unit Assignments
5th Regimental Combat Team 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry1st Battalion, 18th Infantry 1st Infantry Division
  1951-1953, 1745, 5th Regimental Combat Team
  1951-1953, HHC, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry
  1967-1968, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry /A Company
  1967-1968, 1st Infantry Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1952 Korean War/Korea, Summer-Fall 1952
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1953-1953 Korean War/Korean Summer (1953)
  1967-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase III Campaign (1967-68)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Tet Counteroffensive Campaign (1968)
  1968-1968 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase IV Campaign (1968)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
SFC Hinnant was WIA on 18 January 1953 in North Korea.

SFC Benjamin Lowell Hinnant, U.S. Army, {RA14381060}, Vietnam War -SFC Hinnant was killed in a firefight with the enemy during Operation TOAN Thang on 5-6-1968 while serving as a Light Weapons Infantryman with Co. A, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Division. Sgt. Hinnant started his tour of Vietnam on 12-8-1967. SFC Hinnant is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Hardy Hinnant of 767 South Goldsboro Street, Wilson, North Carolina, and the Beloved husband of Mrs. Lillie L. Hinnant of 4865 Connor Road, Columbus, Georgia.
   
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