Benjamin Burl Duncan was the son of William E. Duncan and Mary Jane Allen. He enlisted on 11 June 1942 at Camp Forrest in Tennessee. He served as machine gunner, Company L, 313th Infantry and died of wounds in Basse-Normandie, France due to land mine, lost both legs.

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  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1921
  • Date of death: 16 October 1944
  • County: Morgan
  • Hometown: Oliver Springs
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 313th Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Union Cemetery, Wartburg, Morgan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
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