Obituary: James A. Bennett

James A. Bennett
James Allen Bennett of Middleboro, formerly of Hull, died April 24, after a battle with cancer. 
A graduate of Hull High School Class of 1967, Mr. Bennett enlisted in the Marines and was a member of the 3rd Battalion 9th Marines. While fighting in Vietnam, his battalion was reported missing. After several days, his family reached out to Sen. Ted Kennedy, who was instrumental in communicating the status of the missing troops until they were located. 
Mr. Bennett earned a Purple Heart, the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal. When he recovered from his wounds, he purchased a lobster boat and hauled off the waters of Hull. He and his wife eventually purchased a home in Middleboro. 
The son of the late Blanche and Edward Bennett; he leaves his wife of 25 years, Marcia [Dunajski] Bennett of Middleboro; his sisters, Joan Brown of Cohasset and Carol Bredberg of Wareham; brother-in-law Merle Brown; and many family members and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Steven. 
Services have been held. Mr. Bennett was interred at the National Cemetery at Bourne on Monday.