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Benjamin Franklin White, Jr.

Private First Class, Marine Corps

Hometown: Essex County, VA
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: July 23, 1944
Died In: Mariana Islands, Guam
Awards: Purple Heart

Private First Class White served with H Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines, 3rd Marine Division. He was killed by a Japanese sniper.

He was buried in US Military Cemetery Guam but later repatriated back to the United States to Lutheran Reformation Cemetery, New Market, Virginia.

He was a 1941 graduate of Broadway High School.

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