January 14, 1930 (Bronx, NY) – February 28, 2015 (Norwalk, CT); 85 years old
Married to Helen-Marie Beers McBennett on February 23, 1957 in Norwalk, CT.
Children are Kathy McBennett Sasloe (1957-present), Patrick Jr. (1958-present), Joan (1959-present), Ann McBennett Raab (1962-present), Peter (1963-present), Robert (1964-present) and Kevin (1960-2003).
Local address: 20 Grandview Avenue and 10 Delaware Avenue
Enlisted on April 1952. Enlisted again in November 1953.
Unit: 24th Infantry Division (in Korea).
Born to Patrick (1904-1973) and Rose Haughey McBennett (1899-1969). Father Patrick was born in Monaghan, Ireland and mother Rose was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Three sisters, Mary McBennett Furmanek (1931-2015), and Eileen McBennett Callahan (1933-2016), and Ann McBennett Karas (1936-present). Two brothers John, (1938-2011), and Joseph (?-?).
Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. From grandson’s post on Twitter (quote and picture used with permission), “took grenade shrapnel attempting to pull soldier from the kill zone but soldier would succumb to his wounds.”
Patrick McBennett received a Presidential Citation from President Barack Obama.
Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, CT. Plot number unknown.