Golden Gate resident, Willie Olen Benfield, will be celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of V-J Day on Aug. 14. He served in the Pacific Campaign during World War II and was discharged a Technician Grade 4 (a type of Sergeant) January 1946. Benfield, barely 18 years old, enlisted July 1940.

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Golden Gate resident, Willie Olen Benfield, will be celebrating the 63rd Anniversary of V-J Day on Aug. 14. He served in the Pacific Campaign during World War II and was discharged a Technician Grade 4 (a type of Sergeant) January 1946. Benfield, barely 18 years old, enlisted July 1940.

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