BENNEFELD, STEVEN HENRY
Name: Steven Henry Bennefeld Rank/Branch: United States Marine Corps/E3 Unit: G/2/9/3 MAR DIV Date of Birth: 24 December 1947, Girard, KS Home City of Record: GIRARD KS Date of Loss: 29 July 1967 Country of Loss: South Vietnam Loss Coordinates: 165647 North 1065736 East Status (in 1973): Killed in Action/Body Not Recovered Category: 2 Aircraft/Vehicle/Ground: Ground Missions: Other Personnel in Incident: Refno: 0775
Source: Compiled by P.O.W. NETWORK from one or more of the following: raw data from U.S. Government agency sources, correspondence with POW/MIA families, published sources, interviews and CACCF = Combined Action Combat Casualty File. Updated with information provided through Chuck Hoagland, 1998.
REMARKS: CACCF GUNSHOT OR SMALL ARMS FIRE QUANG TRI MOS 0311
-------------------------------- The Girard Press (Girard, Kansas) Special Edition, April 13 thru 19th "The Vietnam Moving Wall Memorial"
Girard's Bennefeld family reflects on lost son
By: John Spurling
One of Girard's own, PFC Steven Bennefeld's name is on The Vietnam Wall. Bennefeld was possibly killed by enemy gun fire in the vicinity of Quang Tri, The Republic of Vietnam. His body was never recovered. His name is on the memorial located on panel 24 east line number 15.....
--------------- The Morning Sun Pittsburg, Kansas April 11, 1994
In addition to Steven Bennefeld, there are other Crawford County families sharing the same kind of loss as the Bennefelds.
Those Crawford County Vietnam veterans who lost their lives, in addition to Steve, include Daniel Scott Mueller, HM-3, Maj. Walter W. Martin, Cpl. Michael J. Sullivan, Sgt. Derrel K. Dickey and John P. McDermott, BM-2.
Bennefelds say Vietnam memories hard to forget Girard family lost son in Vietnam
By NEAL McCHRISTY Morning Sun Staff Writer
The letter has the faded blue figures of Marines raising the flag at Iwo Jima in one corner. Scrawled across the paper, a 10 year-old Marine wrote his parents in Girard:....
--------------- The Morning Sun Pittsburg, Kansas April 18th, 1994
Classmates remember Bennefeld
Some cling to hope that Girard native somehow still alive
By NIKKI PATRICK Morning Sun Family Living Editor
GIRARD - It was one of the saddest class reunions in history as members of the Girard High School class of 1966 gathered Sunday at the Moving Wall in Girard to honor classmate Steven Bennefeld....