Monday, October 10, 2016
SGT Benjamin Franklin "Bennie" Panter
Bennie was drafted in April 1942. After his basic military training he was sent to England and assigned to H Company 116th Infantry. PFC Panter participated in the D-Day landing at Omaha Beach on 6 Jun 1944. He was promoted to SGT on 20 Jun 1944. SGT Panter was killed in action on 13 Jul 1944.
Initially buried in the Henri-Chappelle Cemetery, Bennie was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Stilwell Cemetery in Stilwell, Oklahoma.
Bennie's great-grandfather, James Warren Adair, served as a CPL in the Chickasaw Rifles (CSA) during the Civil War.