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Babcock, Benny Myron

Rank and Name, Private First Class Benny Myron Babcock.

Unit/Placed in, Second Battalion (E-Comp), 5th Marines, United States Marine Corps.


Benny is born approx. on 16 Sep. 1920 in Glenn Falls, New York.

Mother, Jennie (Connors) Babcock.


Benny enlisted the service in Savannah with service number # 283733.


Benny was KIA making a strongpoint on Point Cruz, Guadalcanal and got shot by the Japanese on 2 Nov. 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, Marine Corps Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.


Benny is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Walls of the missing.


Thanks to, https://missingmarines.com/

Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.

Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.

ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov

Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/    Geoffrey Roecker

Seabees History Bob Smith  https://seabeehf.org/

Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org

POW Info, http://www.mansell.com    Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.

Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano

National Historian

Navy Seal Memorial,  http://www.navysealmemorials.com

Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org

Info, https://www.pacificwrecks.com/

Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org


Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com

His unit 2nd Battalion (E-Comp), 5th Marines
Battle of Guadalcanal
Battle of Guadalcanal
Point Cruz
Benny Myron Babcock
His rank Private First Class