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Bennett was killed in action during the Vietnam War and posthumously received the Medal of Honor. When he was placed on academic probation after the Fall 1967 semester, he considered his options should he lose his academic deferment. Bennett arrived in South Vietnam on January 1, 1969, and was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.
Deeply patriotic, but opposed to killing on religious grounds, he opted to enlist as a conscientious objector who was willing to serve. The unit began a series of strenuous patrols in the dense, mountainous terrain.
Le Fevre was elected a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1878, serving from 1879 to 1887, not being a candidate for renomination in 1886.
Afterwards, he was a mail contract agent for the Erie Railroad, had retired from political activities and engaged in agricultural pursuits in Salem Township, Ohio.
On 11 February, Company B again moved in an assault on the well fortified enemy positions and became heavily engaged with the numerically superior enemy force.
Five members of the company fell wounded in the initial assault. Bennett ran to their aid without regard to the heavy fire.
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Rank and organization: Corporal, United States Army, 2nd Platoon, Company B, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment.
At the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Union Army in 1861, serving until the end of the war, being mustered out as major of the 15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and a brevetted brigadier general.
He was a member of the Ohio House of Representatives in 1865, was nominated a Democrat for Secretary of State of Ohio in 1866 and was United States consul in Nuremberg, Bavaria from 1867 to 1869.
That evening, his platoon sergeant recommended him for the Silver Star. Bennett repeatedly put himself in harm's way to tend to the wounded.
On February 11, while attempting to reach a soldier wounded by sniper fire, Cpl. On April 7, 1970, his posthumous Medal of Honor was presented to his mother and stepfather by President Richard Nixon.
He treated 1 wounded comrade and began running toward another seriously wounded man.