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  • Name: Bennett "Benny" Anthony Legueri
  • Location of Birth: Westerly, Rhode Island
  • Date of Birth: January 15, 1920
  • Date of Death: August 4, 1982
  • Parents: Fred Legueri & Mary (Strafaccia) Legueri
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  • College:
  • Highest Rank: MOMM 1 (Motor Machinist's Mate 1st Class Petty Officer)
  • Branch: Navy
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  • Date Sworn In: May 18, 1942
  • Place Sworn In: Fort Snelling, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Date of Discharge: January 21, 1946
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  • Military Highlights:
    WW II Draft Registration Cards – 10/16/1940 – 03/31/1947
    State: Minnesota
    Name: Benny A. Legueri
    Race: White
    Age: 21
    Birth Date: January 15, 1920
    Birth Place: Westerly, Rhode Island
    Residence Place: Nashwauk, Itasca, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: July 1, 1941
    Employer: Butler Brothers, Cooley, Itasca, Minnesota
    Occupation: Car man at washing plant
    Weight: 155
    Height: 5-9
    Complexion: Dark
    Eye Color: Brown
    Hair Color: Brown
    Next of Kin: Fred Legueri, Nashwauk, Minnesota

  • Wars Involved:
    World War II

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  • Civilian Life:
    Benny Legueri married Winnifred Mester in 1947 in Minnesota. He had lived in the Coleraine, Minnesota area since 1947 and was a test board operator for Northwestern Bell Telephone for 33 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Coleraine; the American Legion; and Telephone Pioneers of America Association.

    Benny died in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and is buried in Lakeview Cemetery, Coleraine, Minnesota (Block 64). He is survived by his wife, Winifred; a son, Thomas; two daughters, Catherine (Rodney) Holen and Mary (Gary) Schoenrock; two sisters, Carmen (Rey) Lakso and Elizabeth (John) Sweeney; three brothers, Angelo, Louis, and George; his father, Fred; and four grandchildren.

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