A memorial service is being held this Saturday at Marquette Catholic High School in Alton for a WWII veteran who was shot down in the Pacific theater. Paul Bensman was killed in action on September 15, 1944. The BentProp Project found his plane in 2006.
Bensman is a Marquette graduate from the Class of ’39. Mary Lee Bensman, one of his nieces, tells The Big Z what the events leading up to this ceremony means to her:
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Saturday’s service will take place at 1:30pm, but the doors open at 1:00. Everyone is invited to attend.