Benjamin H. Stogner
Pfc. Benjamin H. Stogner, 3912,569, was the son of Mr. Ray Stogner and the late Clara J. Rogers Stogner of Route 2, Waxhaw, N.C. He was born January 5, 1920 in Lancaster, S.C. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lancaster.
He attended Jackson High School and married the former Elizabeth Belk of Waxhaw, N.C. They had two children, Clara Jannell age 5, and Linda Ruth age 16 months at the time of his death. Also surviving are three brothers; Jack Stogner of Scotland Neck, N.C., Donald Stogner of Fort Mills, S.C., and Joe Stogner of Hickory, N.C.; two sisters, Mrs. C.B. Sowell of Pineville, N.C., and Mrs. Johnny Walker of New York, New York.
Prior to service he was employed by Springs Cotton Mills in Lancaster, S.C. and Norfolk Navyyard in Virginia where he was an electric welder. He entered service June 22, 1944 with the 78th Division of the Ninth Army. He was killed in action March 2, 1945 in Germany.
His body was returned to the states in May, 1948. Funeral services were conducted at Holland Funeral Home, Lancaster, S.C., May 9, 1948. Reverand J.F. Burris officiated assisted by Reverend Ralph Atpinson. Burial was in Tirzah Presbyterian Church cemetery with full military honors.
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