Benjamin fought during WW1.
Enlisted in Machine Gun Company, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard, at Dickinson, on July 14, 1917; called into
federal service, World War, on July 15, 1917; served in Machine Gun Company, 2nd Infantry, North Dakota National Guard
(Machine Gun Company, 164th Infantry), to Jan. 9, 1918; Company D, 2nd Machine Gun Battalion, to discharge. Grades:
Private 1st Class, Aug. 20, 1917; Cook, Jan. 10, 1918; overseas from Dec. 15, 1917, to Sept. 3, 1919; wounded,
slightly, May 4, 1918. Engagements: Defensive: Montdidier-Noyon. Offensives: Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; Meuse-Argonne.
Defensive Sectors: Ansauville and Saizerais (Lorraine); Cantigny (Picardy). Discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa, on Sept.
24, 1919, as a Cook. Cited in General Orders No. 5, Headquarters, 1st Infantry Brigade, AEF, Selters, Germany, June 1,
1919, for gallant and courageous conduct during his participation in all of the four major operations of this Division:
Montdidier-Noyon defensive; Aisne-Marne offensive; St. Mihiel offensive; Meuse-Argonne offensive. Entitled to wear a
- World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Card
- North Dakota Department of Heath Public Death Index
- Ancestry.com. North Dakota Military Men, 1917-1918