Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Alexander J Bennett

Tacoma, Washington

August 6, 2011

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
24 Army Sgt

7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion)

New Century, Kansas

 Killed in Wardak province, Afghanistan, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter was shot down.

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August 23, 2011

Relocated because he wanted to be with his unit

The Associated Press

Three Army reservists based in northeast Kansas were killed in an Aug. 6 Chinook crash in Afghanistan. They were Army Sgt. Alexander J. Bennett, 24, of Tacoma, Wash.; Spc. Spencer C. Duncan, 21, of Olathe, Kan.; and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan J. Nichols, 31, of Hays, Kan.

Bennett was a flight engineer and door gunner.

Lt. Col. Richard Sherman, former commander of Bravo Company, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, based at the Gardner, Kan., airport, said Bennett, who he identified as being from Olathe, Kan., returned in 2009 from a deployment with a unit from the Tacoma area.

He moved to Kansas because he wanted to deploy with the unit based there, Sherman said. 

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