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Bennett, Lafie Norman - U.S. Army Veteran

ARIZONA, Fort Defiance – Funeral services for LAFIE NORMAN BENNETT, 84, were held August 20, 2009, at Our Lady of Mankind Catholic Church in St. Michaels, Arizona. Interment followed at the veterans cemetery in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Lafie was born May 21, 1925, in Bayfield, Colorado. He passed away August 17, 2009, in Fort Defiance.

Lafie enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942, in headquarters battery 462nd parachutists field artillery of the 101st airborne division. He served in the Pacific Theater in World War II, and was honorably discharged in 1945. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal, American Campaign medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign, World War II Victory medal, Phillipine Liberation medal, Army Good Conduct medal, Marksman Weapons Qualification badge, Mortar bar, and Army Presidential Unit Citation, Silver Star, three bronze stars, and one bronze arrowhead. (Navajo Times, August 20, 2009)

 

 

 

 

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