Grave marker for Calvin K. Benedict
in Lafayette Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans (Orleans Parish), Louisiana.
Calvin was a college graduate
working as a bookkeeper when drafted and apparently chose the enlisted
ranks despite being eligible for commission consideration.
He was captured in Normandy on 7
June 1944 and liberated from Stalag 3C following VE day.
Pvt Benedict was awarded the Bronze
Service Arrowhead for participation in Normandy assault and also the
Prisoner of War Medal amongst other decorations for his service.