Saturday, August 6, 2016

PFC Jesse L. Bentley

PFC Jesse L. Bentley was born in Craighead County, Arkansas in 1918 to Carlie Smith and Amanda (Doolin) Bentley.  His father worked in a lumber mill and farmed.  In 1940, Jesse was driving a truck and reported income of $432 for 1939.

Drafted in January 1942, Jesse was eventually sent overseas.  On 16 Jun 1944 he was transferred from the replacement depot to I Company 116th Infantry.  He was killed in action on 6 Aug 1944 near Vire. 

PFC Bentley is buried in the Brittany American Cemetery.

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