Billy Joe Bennett

Private First Class
F CO, 2ND BN, 9TH MARINES, 3RD MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
19 January 1948 - 02 September 1967
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Panel 25E Line 081

3RD MARDIV

9TH MARINES
Silver Star

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Billy Joe Bennett

09 Jun 2006

I went to high school with Billy. I guess he was my first love. I moved to Alabama shortly after he left to go to Vietnam. My mom sent me a newspaper clipping about his death. His mom got his Silver Star. I never forgot him, he was only 19. After all these years, thinking of him and the sacrifice he made brings tears to my eyes. I feel I owe him so much, as I do the others who bravely gave all for all of us. I wonder if he would be proud of me now. I wonder what he would have done with his life. He was one of the good guys. He was my friend.

From a friend,
Linda Foley
nanatchr3@yahoo.com

25 Oct 2006

Billy Joe was a childhood friend who still lives in our memories.
"Gone But Not Forgotten".

Here's to you, Billy!

From his friends,
Shirlene and Linda Croft
bscod@sbcglobal.net

A Note from The Virtual Wall

Pfc Billy Joe Bennett, recipient of the Silver Star for heroism, is buried in Site 105, Section PP, of the Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga,Tennessee.


The point-of-contact for this memorial is
a friend,
Linda Foley
nanatchr3@yahoo.com



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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 09 Jun 2006
Last updated 11/09/2006