Mervyn Sharp Bennion

Mervyn Sharp Bennion

World War II · US Navy · Captain

Mervyn Sharp Bennion served in the United States Navy and was the Captain of the U.S.S. Virginia at Pearl Harbor. He was serving aboard his ship on the morning of December 7, 1941, and was killed during the attack trying to save his crew and ship. Captain Bennion earned the Congressional Medal of Honor posthumously for his sacrifice at Pearl Harbor.

World War II (1939 - 1945)
Ship

USS West Virginia

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Branch

Navy

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Rank

Captain

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Conflict Period

World War II

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Served For

United States of America

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Additional Info
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Created:
October 13, 2008
Modified:
December 7, 2015
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