ARMY OFFICER A SUICIDE
Army Lieuenant Colonel H. W. Bennett Found In Kingsland Point Park
NORTH TARRYTOWN, New York – January 9, 1953 – Lieuetnant Colonel Herbert W. Bennett of the Army killed himself here early today by firing into his head a bullet from a small Italian pistol that was a souvenir from World War II.
Colonel Bennett, 35 years old, lived at 541 Bronx River Road, Yonkers, with his wife, Helen, and two children, Richard and Lynn. He was found dead at 2 A.M. beside the refreshment stand in the Kingsland Point Park, the pistol clutched in his hand. The police said thaton the front seat of his car was a note to his wife, expressing his intention of taking hislife and giving instructions for disposal of his possessions.
The Colonel had joined theArmy fourteen years ago. In recent months hehad been attached to the 1205th Army Service Unit while attending an Army-sponsored business administration courseat Harvard University.
He was a member of the Adjutant Generals Corps and last year had been stationed with the First Army at Governors Island.
BENNETT, HERBERT W
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 09/12/1917
- DATE OF DEATH: 01/09/1953
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4237-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard