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Mervyn S. Bennion

Born: May 5, 1887

Death: Dec 7, 1941

Birthplace: Vernon

Nationality: United States

Mervyn S. Bennion

Date of Birth : May 5, 1887
Date of Death : Dec 7, 1941
Birth Place : Vernon

Mervyn Sharp Bennion was a captain in the United States Navy who died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. While mortally wounded, he remained in command of his ship — for "conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard of his own life", he posthumously received the Medal of Honor.

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