Government identifies remains of Glendive soldier who died during Bataan Death March

Soldier accounted for from WWII
Soldier accounted for from WWII(Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency)
Published: Jan. 25, 2023 at 1:08 PM CST
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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.