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Steven Logan Bennett
Captain - U. S. Air Force
1968 - 1972

Born April 22, 1946
Palestine, TX
Died June 29, 1972
Quang Tri, Vietnam
Cause Hit by missile
Crashed at Sea
Age 26
Military Captain
U. S. Air Force
Education B.S. Aerospace Engineering  University of Southwestern Louisiana

Pilot Wings - April 12, 1968
Webb AFB, TX

B-52 Bomber Pilot Training
Castle, AFB, CA

Forward Air Controller
Cannon AFB, NM

Fighter Training
Cannon AFB, NM

Spouse Linda
Children 1 daughter
Religion Catholic
Burial Lafayette Memorial Park Cemetery
Lafayette, LA.

Steven Logan Bennett

was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor by President Gerald R. Ford, Jr. on August 8, 1974 The Medal of Honor is the nations highest award for valor.

Additionally, he was awarded the Purple Heart and the Air Force Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Cheney Award.

The links at the bottom of this page document his remarkable heroism.  He is one of only 13 Medal of Honor Air Force Recipients of the entire Vietnam War

Captain Bennett is honored by the Forward Air Controllers Memorial located in Memorial Park, Colorado Springs, Colorado.  This memorial was dedicated on October 3, 2008.

A monument to U. S. A. F. Captain Steven Logan Bennett is located at the Cajun Dome in Lafayette. It was placed there by the Acadiana Chapter 82nd Airborne Division Association.

The Louisiana Military Hall of Fame & Museum in Abbeville on November 15, 2009 inducted the four Louisiana Medal of Honor recipients, including Captain Steven Logan Bennett, at its inaugural celebration. The event was attended by hundreds of people.


APR  22  1946          JUN  29  1972

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