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Name: Marine Sgt. Benjamin K. Smith

Age: 24

From: Carterville, Ill.

Assigned to 1st Tank Battalion, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif.

Incident: Marine Sgt. Benjamin K. Smith was killed Sept. 22 by enemy action in Anbar province, Iraq.

Died: September 22, 2004

Family says Carterville Marine killed in Iraq

Associated Press

CARTERVILLE, Ill. — A 24-year-old U.S. Marine from Carterville was killed in an explosion while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq, a family member said Sept. 23.

Sgt. Benjamin Smith, 24, a tank commander with the 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment headquartered in Twentynine Palms, Calif., died while working in Al-Anbar province, near the Syrian border, said Thomas “T.J.” Gentry, a cousin of Smith’s mother.

He described Smith as a “quiet, well-mannered” young man who had visited his southern Illinois home last year for a sister’s wedding before returning for his second tour in Iraq. He had been scheduled to return home Oct. 10, he said.

“He looked like...


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Benjamin K Smith
BY Anonymous on May 26, 2012
  We honor you and your family for the sacrifices you made in your life for ours! God Bless you and your family. You will never be forgotten!!

The Covey Family,

Jim, Leah and Lily

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Benjamin K Smith
BY Anonymous on May 26, 2012
  miss... you and your quiet smile!!!!your family misses u every day..we are all sooo proud of you and very grateful for what you accomplished!!!!you will NEVER be forgotton!!!! I pray for peace and comfort for your family everyday..

miss you...

The Mann family

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BY Anonymous on May 26, 2012
  Went by your resting place today....We miss you Ben Smith.....The Flora's

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Benjamin K Smith
BY John on Apr 09, 2008
  May the grace of God, the love of Jesus, and the peace of the Holy Spirit be with you and your family forever.

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