Herman Albert Benton, Jr.
Major, Marine Corps
Hometown: Norfolk City
Served In: World War II, Korea
Casualty Date: January 7, 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.
He is buried in Forest Lawn Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia.