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Steve Raymond Benavides


Basic, AIT, BUT Training at Ft. Polk, La. 6 months, Heavy Weapons Infantry. Deployed to Augsburg, Germany with Co. B 1st Bn. 34th Inf. 24th Division. Company sent to West Berlin, East Germany for 90 Days, Special Assignment, February 1964 to May 1964. Re enlisted for another 3 years and was transfer to The 24th MP Co. 24th Division in Munch, Germany. November 1965 sent to Ft. Hood, Tx, assigned to The 720th MP Bn. July 1966 deployed to South Vietnam and assigned with The 1st MP Co, 2nd Bn. 1st Infantry Division, " The Big Red One". On March 1st, 1967 my mother was killed in a auto accident. I was sent home around March 4th, 1967 to attend my mother's funeral. Received Hardship Honorable Discharged April 14, 1967. Spent 7 months and 5 days in S. Vietnam. Spent 4 years, 5 months, 28 days in the US Army.

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