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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Birth:
21 May 1949 1
Death:
18 Mar 1970 1
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Full Name:
Garland Dave Benoit 1
Birth:
21 May 1949 1
Male 1
Death:
18 Mar 1970 1
Cause: Gun, Small Arms Fire 1
Age at Death: 20 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 18 Mar 1970 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Lake Arthur, LA 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Army 1
Rank:
Corporal 1
Battalion:
3rd Bn 1
Company:
D Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Selective Service 1
Grade:
+ E3 1
Major Command:
11th LIB 1
Regiment:
1st Infantry 1
Service:
Army 1
Specialty:
Light Weapons Infantry (ARMY) 1
Tour Start Date:
12 Nov 1969 1
Years Served:
0 1
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Religion:
Roman Catholic 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 16 1
Panel: 12W 1

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  Garland Benoit Posted for: GARLAND DAVE BENOIT: My dear friend, you are gone, but will never be forgotten in the hearts of many. You are our hero Posted by: Pat Beard Jochum
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Relationship: We were close friends
Tuesday, March 18, 2003
  Minh Long Booby Trap Posted for: GARLAND DAVE BENOIT: Garland was killed when he detonated a booby trap in mntns. sw of Minh Long on the afternoon of 18mar1970. Posted by: mg
Email: mg@opsincusa.com
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Tuesday, February 10, 2004

26 Jul 2006

I am Bryan Thomas Benoit, the brother of Garland Dave Benoit. Me, my sister and friends went to the reunion in Branson, Missouri this year, 2006, and met some of the guys who served with Garland and I must say it was one of the greatest events of my life. Questions were finally answered after all these years and we hope to make other reunions in the future and meet some of the other guys who could not make it.

The day the family received the notice of Garland's death was a day I was home sick from school and if I could draw a picture it would be perfect. I remember every detail from the furniture I was laying on to the weather outside.

 

Thanks to all the men who helped Garland. Please feel free to email me for anything I may help with.

From his brother,
Bryan T. Benoit
513 Nemento Street, Lake Arthur, Louisiana 70549
mugsydylan@bellsouth.net

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