Keith D. Benson

Age: 27
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Specialist
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 172nd Infantry Brigade
Station: Grafenwoehr, Germany

Killed in Action: January 18, 2012
Location: Paktika Province, Afghanistan
Campaign: Operation Enduring Freedom

Hometown: Norwood, MA
Family: He was the beloved son of David Benson of Mansfield and Kathleen (Short) Benson of Norwood; loving brother of Kyle Benson of Norwood; cherished grandson of Anne Benson of Norwood and the late Henry D. Benson, Lillian D. Short, and Col. John J. Short. He is also survived by and will be missed by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.