Virginia Heroes

Herman Albert Benton, Jr.

Major, Marine Corps

Born: October 12, 1921
Hometown: Norfolk City, Virginia
Served In: World War II, Korea
Casualty Date: January 9, 1953
Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy/Marines Presidential Unit Citation

Major Benton served in World War II and in the Korean War as a fighter pilot. He trained at Pensacola Naval Air Station and flew with VMF-233 Marine Air Reserve Squadron.

He was a graduate of Maury High School and the University of Virginia.

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