Bennion, Mervyn, CAPT Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Duty Station
1941-1941, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
Service Years
1906 - 1941
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Home State
Utah
Utah
Year of Birth
1887
 
Casualty Info
Home Town
Not Specified
Last Address
Vernon, UT

Casualty Date
Dec 07, 1941
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Other Explosive Device
Location
Hawaii
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
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 Duty Stations
US NavyUSS Maryland (BB-46)Naval War CollegeUSS Nitro (AE-2)
Bureau of OrdnanceUSS West Virginia (BB-48)
  1910-1912, USS CALIFORNIA (ACR-6)
  1917-1919, USS North Dakota (BB-29)
  1921-1923, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1923-1924, USS Florida (BB-30)
  1924-1926, USS Tennessee (BB-43)
  1926-1927, USS Maryland (BB-46)
  1932-1934, USS Bernadou (DD-153)
  1934-1936, Naval War College
  1936-1937, USS Arizona (BB-39)
  1937-1939, USS Nitro (AE-2)
  1939-1941, Bureau of Ordnance
  1941-1941, USS West Virginia (BB-48)
 Colleges Attended 
United States Naval Academy
  1906-1910, United States Naval Academy
 Combat and Operations History
  1914-1918 World War I*
  1941-1941 Pearl Harbor--Midway Campaign December 7, 1941 WWII Streamer/Attack on Pearl Harbor
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Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket Citation: For conspicuous devotion to duty, extraordinary courage, and complete disregard of his own life, above and beyond the call of duty, during the attack on the Fleet in Pearl Harbor, by Japanese forces on 7 December 1941. As commanding officer of the U.S.S. West Virginia (battleship), after being mortally wounded, Capt. Bennion evidenced apparent concern only in fighting and saving his ship, and strongly protested against being carried from the bridge.
   
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