Rank and Name, Storekeeper Third Class Benny Lawrence Wilson.
Unit/Placed in, USS Morrison (DD-560) Destroyer, United States Naval Reserve.
Benny is born approx. on 5 June 1917 in Ferris, Texas.
Father, John Robins Wilson.
Mother, Inez Tatum (Stovall) Wilson.
Sister(s), Grace Truman, Lessie Pearl, Kathy Ruth, Jennie Laura, Mary Pauline and Hele Josephine Wilson.
Brother(s), John Ross and Billie Wilson.
Benny enlisted the service in Texas with service number # 6162112.
Benny was KIA On Picket Duty with the USS Morrison they were attacked by various planes and was sunk (Quick) by 3 Kamikaze (Biplane Aichi D1A) on May 4, 1945, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Action Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, Expeditionary Medal, American Campaign Medal, Navy & Marine Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Benny is buried/mentioned at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu County, Hawaii U.S.A.
Courts of the missing.
Benny also has a Memorial Grave at Ferris Memorial Park North
Ferris, Ellis County, Texas, USA.
Jean Louis Vijgen, ww2-Pacific.com ww2-europe.com
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
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/