SPC Mike Bennett

SPC Mike Bennett

Dates of Service: Oct 1966 - Feb 1969
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Graduated from Clarksdale High School in 1963. Attended Hinds Junior College 1964-1965. Accepted Uncle Sam’s invitation to join the Army in 1966. Served in Vietnam with the First Air Cavalry Division as a rifleman/radio operator. Wounded in combat after 10 months in country. Returned to finish service time in the Army hospital in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Received Honorable Discharge in February, 1969. Attended Delta State College on the GI Bill. Met Gloria Eaker in February 1970 and were married in August of that year. Graduated together from DSC in 1971. Raised four children with a total of 9 grandchildren and one great-grandson. Production Control management for several industries in the area including Piper Impact. Retired in 2009. Accepted the position of Veterans Service Officer for Union County in 2010.

Military Experiences

Jun 1968 - Mar 1969
Platoon Radio Operator
Carried the radio for the Platoon Leader. Responsible for communication to four squads within the platoon.


(10 months)
Jun 1968 - Mar 1969
Vietnam ribbon
Vietnam War
RTO. I was assigned to the First Air Cavalry, 5th Battalion (Airmobile), 7th Cavalry, Company D, Third Platoon, First Squad.

Military Credentials

Additional Specialization(s)
Security Clearance
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Academic Degrees

Personal Information

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