John was drafted by the Spanish Fork Draft Board into the Vietnam War. Fort Ord in Marina, California and Fort Benning in Georgia is where he did his training as part of the 11th B Infantry. In Vietnam, John was a soldier in the 173rd Airborne and this unit was one of the first units into An Khe. 173rd Airborne is also known as only having made the only mass combat jump in Vietnam.
We honor you, John Bennett.

(Submission written by: Lisa Mead, American Legion Post 112)