George Toriello sent me this information on William Bennekemper, Jr. on January 25, 2020. 

William Bennekemper, Jr. was born on January 19, 1926. 
According to the 1940 Census William Bennekemper, Jr. was living on 151 Jefferson Ave. River Edge, NJ with his Father William Sr., Mother Margaret and  Brother Ralph W. Bennekemper.
River Edge attended Hackensack High School at this time.

Here is an excerpt from a Bio on Find-a-Grave:
(His brother Ralph is mentioned in the full Bio)

He served his country with honor as an ROTC graduate from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on June 29, 1946, and was commissioned as a Naval Officer, LT JG. He was on Active Duty from March 1, 1944 and served in the South Pacific during the Korean War from July 1952 to
June 1954.

Three family members William Bennekemper, Sr., and his two sons Ralph W, Bennekemper and William Bennekemper, Jr., all three served in different conflicts.

Let us always be grateful for a families sacrifice. 

Click here to view the Gravestone.

Written by
Bob Meli
March 21, 2020


Background image of Ship in Pacific during the Korean War obtained from: