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Pvt. Benton L. Lawrence - MIA

Benton L. Lawrence
County: Towner
World War II - MIA
Date of Disappearance: December 25, 1944
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 262nd Infantry Regiment, 66th Infantry Division

Died while in MIA status. Killed aboard the Belgian Steamship "Leopoldville", when a German torpedo hit the ship.

Memorialized at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, and Rolla Cemetery in Rolette County, ND. Received Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman's badge, and Army Good Conduct Medal.