Mervyn Sharp Bennion

Mervyn Sharp Bennion

World War II · US Navy · Captain
World War II (1939 - 1945)
Rank

Captain

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Branch

Navy

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Served For

United States of America

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Stories about Mervyn Sharp Bennion

    For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. As Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. West Virginia, after being mortally wounded, Capt. Bennion evidenced apparent concern only in fighting and saving his ship, and strongly protested against being carried from the bridge.

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