CIA Benson, Nels Jennings LaVerne (Benny)

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Benson
  • FORENAME
Nels Jennings LaVerne (Benny)
  • UNIT
Directorate of Plans (Technical Services Division)
  • RANK
Civilian
  • NUMBER
  • DATE OF DEATH
13th April 1961
  • AGE
  • GRAVESITE
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 1916 Eagle Bend,Minnesota
attended Hamline University,St Paul (1 year)
post office clerk
married
enlisted 18.5.1942 Fort Myer,Virginia (Private 33190403)
commissioned January 1943
qualified as paratrooper September 1943
OSS November 1943
OSS Yugoslavia (First Lieutenant)
discharged January 1946 (Captain)
Strategic Services Unit (SSU) February 1946 (Asia)
CIA September 1947
CIA HQ 1948
awards Distinguished Intelligence Cross,Intelligence Star
killed in training accident Retalhuleu,Guatemala
 
Date of death
13-Apr-1961
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