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Belton Allen Bennett, Jr.

Lieutenant, Junior Grade, Navy

Born: December 31, 1913
Hometown: Buckingham County
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: December 3, 1944
Died In: Ormoc Bay, Leyte, Philippine Islands
Awards: Purple Heart

He served aboard the USS Cooper DD-695 that was ultimately sunk by a torpedo. Graduated from the Virginia Military Institute in 1934 and the University of Virginia School of Medicine in 1938.

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