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Sergt. M. G. 15th Co., 5th Div.; of Johnson County; son of S. A. and Mrs. S. A. Benson. Husband of. Mrs. Janie Benson. Entered service Sept. 12, 1917, at Smithfield. Sent to Camp Jackson, then to Chickamauga Park, from there to Camp Merritt. Sailed for France April 24, 1918. Wounded at St. Mihiel Sept. 13 by shrapnel. Fought at St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, and Argonne Woods, Hindenburg Line. Returned to USA July 22, 1919. Mustered out at Camp Lee, Va., July 29, 1919.