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Bennie Bain

Water Tender 1st Class, Navy

Born: January 23, 1916
Hometown: Norfolk City
Served In: World War II
Casualty Date: August 10, 1943
Died In: Solomon Islands
Awards: Purple Heart

Water Tender First Class Bain served aboard the USS Vincennes CA-44 that was hit by Japanese shells and the ship sunk, losing 332 crewmen on August 9, 1942.

His name is etched on the Tablets of the Missing in the Manila American Cemetery, Philippines.

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