Nyal H. Bennett

NAME
Nyal Hogan Bennett
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
269445
HOME OF RECORD
Tahlequa, OK
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Maggie M. Bennett
DATE OF BIRTH
September 19, 1918
ENTERED SERVICE
December 12, 1938
DATE OF LOSS
May 6, 1942
(January 7, 1946)
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
MIA (Declared dead)
UNIT
A/1/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Corporal Nyal Bennett participated in the defense of Corregidor as a member of Company A, 4th Marines. He was wounded during the siege, and was hospitalized in Malinta Tunnel when Japanese forces overwhelmed the Marine garrison on 6 Mary 1942.

Bennett was reportedly captured and interred at an unstated location in the Philippines. The date of his death is uncertain; he was declared dead as of 7 January 1946.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Corporal
STATUS OF REMAINS
Unknown.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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