Benjamin Burl Duncan was the son of William E. Duncan and Mary Jane Allen. He enlisted on 11 June 1942 at Camp Forrest in Tennessee. He served as machine gunner, Company L, 313th Infantry and died of wounds in Basse-Normandie, France due to land mine, lost both legs.

The Knoxville News-Sentinel, 17 April 1948
T-Sgt. Benjamin B. Duncan was killed in Europe Oct. 16, 1944. The body has been returned to the United States and will arrive here Saturday Morning. He was in the 313 Inf. The body will be taken to the home of T-Sgt. Duncan’s parents in the Union community, Mr. and Mrs. W.E. Duncan. Surviving besides his parents are three brothers; Elwood of Petros, Randall of Oak Ridge and Eugene of Oliver Springs, Rt. ; one sister, Imogene. Both Elwood and Randall also served in the armed forces.

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  • Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Date of birth:
  • 28 October 1921
  • Date of death: 16 October 1944
  • County: Morgan
  • Hometown: Oliver Springs
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Division/Assignment: 313th Infantry
  • Theater: Europe
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Purple Heart
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Union Cemetery, Wartburg, Morgan County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XVI, Middle Panel
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