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Marvin Eugene Benson, Lt. (1954)

BENSON, LACOCK, MYERS

Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 8/2/2007 at 15:13:04

Winterset Madisonian-Winterset, Iowa
July 28, 1954; p. 1

AIR CRASH FATAL TO MARVIN BENSON

Former Winterset Boy Was Serving as Lieutenant in U. S. Army

Lt. Marvin Eugene Benson, aged 22 of Ames, was killed in an army helicopter crash at Ft. Monmouth, New Jersey, where he was stationed with the U. S. army, Tuesday, July 13th. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Benson of Ames, who lived in Winterset from 1933 to 1936 while Mr. Benson was serving as Madison county Farm Bureau agent.

The young man, who was born September 1, 1931 at Sheldon came to Winterset with his parents and from here they moved to Knoxville and later to Chariton, where he was graduated from high school in 1949. The family moved to Ames September 1, 1949 and that town had since been the family home.

He was graduated from Iowa State college in August 1953, in radio journalism; he received his ROTC commission as 2nd lieutenant in the Signal corp. from the college in June and was called into service last September.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church and was active in church and college activities and was also an Eagle Scout.

He was married to Carol Joyce Lacock of Jefferson June 10th 1953 and she accompanied him to New Jersey.

He is survived by his wife and their infant daughter, Stephanie; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Benson and two brothers, Charles and Warren Benson of Ames; and a sister, Mrs. C. Fred Myers of Alhambra, California.

The Rev. Roy Les Morns, director of religious education at Iowa state and the Rev. W. Murray Allen, pastor of the Congregational church conducted his funeral services at the Adams chapel in Ames, Monday morning July 19th and burial was in the Jefferson cemetery.


 

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