Bensinger/Korean POW Burial(Fri/Feb16/11a.m./FtStill/ElginOK)

 
Final Burial Arraignments Set (Fri/Feb16/11a.m./FtStill/ElginOK)
Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred G. Bensinger, Jr., 25, of Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, will be buried
February 16 in the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
 
WHEN: Friday, February 16th, 1100 hours
WHERE: Fort Sill National Cemetery, 2648 NE Jake Dunn Rd, Elgin, OK 73538,
Section 2
WHAT: Full Military Honors, Burial of Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred G.
Bensinger 
Army Sgt. 1st Class Alfred G. Bensinger, Jr., 25, of Oklahoma City,
Oklahoma, will be buried February 16 in the Fort Sill National Cemetery, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In late November 1950,
Bensinger was a member of Company D, 2nd Engineer Combat Battalion (2nd ECB)
2nd Infantry Division, when his unit was fighting persistent Chinese attacks in the
Ch’ongch’on River area in northwestern North Korea. The battle began on the evening of Nov. 25, 1950, when the Chinese People’s Volunteer Forces initiated their Second Phase offensive along the entire 8th Army front.
Bensinger’s battalion was heavily engaged in the battle. When withdrawal
orders were issued on November 29, the 2nd ECB provided security for the Division. The following day, the battalion was ordered to withdraw from the vicinity of Kunu-ri, when it was again engaged by enemy forces down the Main Supply Route. During this withdrawal, Bensinger was captured.  Several returning American POWs reported that Bensinger died at the prisoner of war transient camp known as the Hofong Camp, a sub-camp of the Pukchin-Tarigol Main Camp Cluster in mid-January 1951.
 
MICHAEL H. DEVENITCH, GS-12, DAF
Executive Officer

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