SERGEANT PATRICK GERARD MCBENNETT SR.; U.S. ARMY

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, in Norwalk
Enlisted on April 1952. Enlisted again in November 1953.
Serial number is unknown.
Unit: 24th Infantry Division (in Korea).

Born to Patrick (1904-1973) and Rose Haughey McBennett (1899-1969). Patrick was born in Monaghan, Ireland, and his mother Rose was born in Glasgow, Scotland. Three sisters, Mary McBennett Furmanek (1931-2015), Eileen McBennett Callahan (1933-2016), and Ann McBennett Karas (1936-present). Two brothers Patrick (1930-2017) and John (1938-2011).


Awarded the Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart Medal. From his grandson’s post on Twitter (quote and picture used with permission), he “took grenade shrapnel attempting to pull a soldier from the kill zone but the 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, Connecticut; Section 11, Lot 71. Photos by webmaster.


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Published by jeffd1121

USAF retiree. Veteran advocate. Committed to telling the stories of those who died while in the service of the country during wartime.

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