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Silver Star


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Army Commendation Medal (2 awards)

In 1966 at Amarillo, Texas

Military Service

U.S. Army  "Rangers"
(6 May, 1985 - 6 May, 1989)


B Company 2nd Ranger Btn. 75th Infantry, 5th Special Forces Group , Nicaragua
Highest Rank
Sergeant E-5
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First Row: Air Assault Badge, Airborne Badge

2nd Row: Combat Infantry Badge

Third Row: Silver Star
Fourth Row: Army Commendation Medal w/oak leaf cluster (2 awards), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon.
Fifth Row: Expert Marksmanship Badge w/Grenade Bar (unable to locate a grenade bar photo)
Sixth Row: (Worn on Left Shoulder) Ranger Tab, Airborne Tab,
2nd Ranger Btln. 75th Infantry Unit Patch, Jungle Expert Patch


"Silver Star -September 22,1987"

"For courage and valor, on September 22,1987 an aggressor force attempting to destroy a village of innocent people.  Cpl Huntley countered the attack.  Cpl Huntley`s actions reflect great credit on himself and the United States of America."

Awarded by order of the Senate of the United States of America by request of the people of Nicaragua with honor and the pride of the people of the United States of America.  While serving for General Powell Commander United States Army Division of the Special Forces  Cpt. David Allbrook Commander B Company 2/75 Ranger Btn. 5th Special Forces Group

By order of The President of The United States of America on May 6, 1989"

Benson is the son of Kerwin Bennett Huntley and Ruth Marie Huntley and the grandson of Thomas A Huntley and Ola M Huntley and Darrell Eugene Bates and Barbara Jean Ashley Bates.