New Smyrna Beach in Volusia County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Emory L. Bennett Park
Dedicated November 10, 1994
This park is dedicated in the memory of Emory L. Bennett, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his gallant one-man defense against two enemy battalions attempting to overrun his company. PFC Bennett’s deadly fire halted the enemy advance, allowing his company to withdraw, thus saving many American lives. PFC Bennett died heroically in the service of his country.
Private First Class Emory L. Bennett
United States Army
Born in New Smyrna Beach December 20, 1929
Died in Sobangsan, Korea June 24, 1951
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, Korean. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 29° 1.551′ N, 80° 55.322′ W. Marker is in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, in Volusia County. Memorial is on Sams Avenue, 0.1 miles south of Julia Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 121 Sams Avenue, New Smyrna Beach FL 32168, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking New Smyrna Museum Of History (within shouting distance of this marker); Turnbull Canal (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Anniversary of Shelling by Union Gunboats (about 400 feet away); To the Past... (about 400 feet away); Dr. Andrew Turnbull (about 500 feet away); 1768 British Colony of New Smyrna (about 500 feet away); Site of Sheldon's New Smyrna Hotel (about 500 feet away); The New Smyrna Odyssey (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Smyrna Beach.
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