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Donald Bennett

 STAFFORD — Donald Glenn Bennett, 61, died Friday at Fort Bend Community Hospital in Missouri City. Service will be 10 a.m. Monday at James Crowder Funeral Home in La Marque, evangelist Tom Lowe officiating.
   Burial will follow at Grace Memorial Park in Hitchcock.
   Mr. Bennett, late of Stafford, was born June 28, 1924 in Independence, Kan., where he had been a member of the VFW, DVA, American Legion and the Lions Club. He was a painter at Todd Shipyards six years, having formerly lived in Texas City eight years. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II in Europe, and was in the Teamsters Union in Houston.
   Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Donald G. Bennett of Stafford; a daughter, Diana Marie Alford of Stafford; a son, Donald D. Bennett of Texas City; a sister, Edith Smith of Lamed, Kan.; three brothers, Clarence Bennett of North Carolina, Clyde Bennett of Lamed, and Paul Bennett of Washington; and four grandchildren.
   Pallbearers will be Jim Priest, John Weiss, Kenny Williams, Roy Milwisky, Danny Villarreal and Robert Pratt Jr.
   Visitors may call at the funeral home after 4 p.m. Sunday.

[The Galveston Daily News, Galveston, TX, 25 Jan 1986, Sat, Page 6]]

[courtesy of Floyd Lanny Martin]

Grave marker for Donald G. Bennett in Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock (Galveston county), Texas.


Donald registered for the draft in Pawnee, KS on 30 June 1942 and  enlisted in the Army at Fort Leavenworth  KS on 15 May 1943 /

Pvt Bennett volunteered for parachutist duty and was assigned  to the 50t4h PIR.

On  1 October 1944,he wounded in action  and evacuated.    His wounds, caused by artillery shelf Fragments, were found to  be in the posterior thoracic wall and  one arm/

He was returned to duty in January 1945.

Unfortunately, in following month he was wounded a second time when he encountered a land mine..  He suffered a compound fracture of the Maxilla, Superior (jaw bone) as well as penetrations of one thigh.

In May 1945 he was,, according to hospital records in invalided home..  Despite that, he appeared in the The Kilgore News Herald, Kilgore, TX, on 28 Jul 1946,, stating, in part, " that was "stationed with the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment…"


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