Government identifies remains of Glendive soldier who died during Bataan Death March
WASHINGTON (KUMV) - A government agency has announced that they have identified remains belonging to a 20-year-old Glendive, Montana man who served during World War II.
The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency said Wednesday that U.S. Army Cpl. Franklin H. Bennett was accounted for in August. Bennett served as a member of the 54th Signal Maintenance Company in 1941. He was captured and subjected to the 65-mile Bataan Death March, passing away on July 19, 1942.
Bennett’s remains were sent to a DPAA laboratory in Hawaii for analysis.
Bennett will be buried on a date yet to be determined, in Pensacola, Florida.
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