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.


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