Spc. Keith D. Benson

August 14, 1984January 18, 2012

.BENSON, Keith D. Army Spc. of Norwood was killed in Afghanistan on January 18, 2012. He was 27 and serving proudly as a combat medic.

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.

Graveside service at Massachusetts National Cemetery, Bourne, Friday, January 27, 2012 at 11 AM. Relatives and friends kindly invited. The family will receive visitors at the Gillooly Funeral Home, 126 Walpole St., (Rt. 1A) NORWOOD, Thursday, January 26, 4-8 PM.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 26, 2012
  • Interment Friday, January 27, 2012

Spc. Keith D. Benson

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November 12, 2017

Your sacrifice is eternal.

john landers

November 11, 2017

This Veterans Day I honor you because you are not forgotten and vets like you make America strong and safe. Sometimes we forget the sacrifices made by vets and all they have been through because of them we may enjoy the freedoms we have. God bless you Keith because you are a true hero and one who will never be forgotten.

jack lander

May 28, 2017

I will say this you are not forgotten and never will be because you are my hero and you soar with Angels and when I see the eagle it reminds me of your bravery because the eagle represents all. To me all that serve in the military represent the finest that America has to offer and you rank high because what you did saving people was honorable and combat medics are the finest in my book. I wish there were more people like you because the world would be safer and better because you are truly a blessing to your family and the military and God bless you.
your cousin jack

January 18, 2017

on your fifth anniversary I miss you and am thinking of you. keep watching over us and keeping us safe!
love you
Auntie Patti :(

john landers

May 25, 2014

you will never be forgotten for heroes never fade away and to me you are a hero because you make me proud and this Memorial Day I honor you and all those who gave all. God bless because you have my utmost respect and admiration but most of all cousin I let everyone know how proud I am to have a cousin who is one of the finest and who now soars the heaven with eagles who represent freedom.

May 29, 2013

On this Memorial week, I think of you Keith and miss you. God Bless you Keith!!
Love Auntie Lorraine

Dan Letourneau

May 28, 2013

Ellie, Laura, Anthony, Ben, Hayden and I took on placing flags in section 59 at the Cape. We located and flagged Keith's grave on Saturday. Ellie and Laura have pictures.

jack landers

May 24, 2013

This memorial day I give thanks for men like Keith Benson because heroes still exist and Godbless all he did because he is a heroe to many.


March 26, 2013

Just thinking about my funny, loving caring nephew. and what a great man he became. Rest in Peace. Love Ya Keith.

Bucky Hall

February 19, 2013

When I visit my son in law Matthew Gallagher's Grave, I say Hi to all his brothers next to him, including Keith. Rest in Peace, Soldier