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William M. Bennett

William M. Bennett

Died: September 12, 2003

Rank: Sergeant First Class

Unit: 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group

Branch: U.S. Army

Sergeant First Class William M. Bennett, an experienced soldier and medic, was killed in the line of duty in the early hours of September 12, 2003, outside the town of Ar-Ramadi, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bennett served in the Army for 17 years and was most recently assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. His Special Forces unit was carrying out a raid on enemy forces sequestered in a villa outside Ar-Ramadi when a firefight erupted. The battle took the lives of Bennett and Master Sergeant Kevin N. Morehead of Little Rock, Arkansas, and wounded seven other men. His funeral was held on September 20, 2003, at Oak View Baptist Church in Walland, Tennessee, and he was buried in Oak View Cemetery in Walland.

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