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Captain Robert H. Bennett Endowment Fund

Captain Robert H. Bennett Endowment Fund

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Captain Robert H. Bennett

Robert Horace Bennett was born on 10 April 1946. He was from Starkville, MS and earned his commission through the Mississippi State University Army ROTC program in 1968. He was a member of the Gamma Upsilon chapter of Sigma Chi. In 1969, he began his Vietnam tour. There, he served as an Infantry Unit Commander and was assigned to 101st Airborne Division, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, C Company. He was killed in action on November 4, 1970 in South Vietnam, Thua Thien province.

He was awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge, national Defense Service medal, Vietnam Campaign medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Vietnam Gallantry Cross, Army Good Conduct Medal. He is honored on Panel 6W, Row 38 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. 

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Our goal is to honor Captain Bennett‘s service and sacrifice at the Mississippi State University Army ROTC program by establishing a permanent scholarship in his name. We want to reach the endowment level for Captain Bennett’s scholarship so that his name will never be forgotten, and his actions of courage will always be honored here at Mississippi State. During the Army ROTC Spring Awards Ceremony, Dr. A. G. Bennett (CPT Bennett’s brother) awards a Cadet the Bennett Award annually. The Cadet is someone that is well respected by their and someone as Dr. A. G. Bennett’s describes “as someone you’d want in your foxhole.”   

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Cadet Zachary Cook

Cadet Joseph Adams

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