*last update 8/8/2020

Military Involvement


Servicemen - B surnames KIA POW DNB Pic/s
Baxter, John E. Jr X     X

Robert Edmon Batten was born Sept. 6, 1926 to James Moroni and Margaret York Marshall Batten. He died July 30, 1945 and is memorialized at the Walls of the Missing, Manila American Cemetery, Taguig City, Philippines and has a cenotaph in the Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter, IA. He is also remembered at the USS Indianapolis Memorial.

Petty Officer Batten served in World War II with the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Indianapolis (CA-35) and was MIA/KIA in the sinking of that ship. He was awarded the Purple Heart.

Source: ancestry.com; abmc.gov; ussindianapolis.com/final-crew

John Stanley Benway was born Nov. 5, 1918 to Harry Lester and Mary Daugherty Benway. He died Nov. 3, 1947 and is buried in Chariton Cemetery, Chariton, IA.

Sgt. Benway served in World War II with the U.S. Army in the European Theater of Operations.

Source: ancestry.com

Mark D. Bingaman was born Dec. 28, 1913 Robert Baird and Elsie Josephine Molesworth Bingaman. He died Mar. 19, 1943 (At Sea) and has a cenotaph in Oxford Cemetery, Chariton, IA.

Petty Officer Bingaman served in World War II with the U.S. Navy.

Source: ancestry.com

Willard Clair (Buzz) Buzzard was born May 4, 1923 to Carl R. and Hilma Olive Nelson Buzzard. He died Nov.20, 2017 in CA.

Lt. Buzzard served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps. He also served in Korea.

Source: ancestry.com

ServiceMen Research done by WWII Researcher, Pat Holt Juon, Jul 2019; updated Apr & Aug 2020



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