Sunday, May 1, 2016

Louisiana XI

This memorial to Capt. Bennett is on the campus of the University of Louisiana. I read that he graduated from Southwestern Louisiana and I do not know if they are connected, but I assume that may be the case.

Having only one usable parachute, after being hit, he tried to ditch his plane in an attempt to save his colleague and in fact, did so, at the cost his own life.

He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions.

He is interred at the Lafayette Memorial Cemetery in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Next time, on the 6th, we will revisit Maine, so join me there, as usual, at 9:00am.

To see additional memorials from Louisiana, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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