Benner, Edwin G

Edwin G. Bennter was born on July 7, 1924 to George and Grace Benner of Easttown. George was the fourth of six children.

Edwin graduated from Tredyffrin Easttown schools in 1942, the same class which graduated Thomas Armstrong. After graduation he worked at a shipyard.

Edwin entered service in the Army on March 3, 1943.

n April, 1944, his parents received a telegram from the War Department that Edwin was missing from his company in Italy since February 6, 1944. In September, his parents received a second telegram of being presumed dead. Private First Class Edwin G. Benner's body was later found and a determination of death was made - he was killed his first day of combat in Anzio on February 16, 1944..

Edwin was buried at a local military cemetery, and upon the request of his family returned for reburial to his home country. Services were held at the Mauger Funeral home on Saturday December 4th, 1948 followed by burial at the Great Valley Presbyterian Cemetery.



Researched  Jim Wambold, CPT, US Army, VietNam 1967-68