Boozman Recognizes WWII Naval Airman

Gordon Bentley

U.S. Senator John Boozman recognized the service and sacrifice of WWII veteran Gordon Bentley in ‘Salute to Veterans,’ a series recognizing the military service of Arkansans.

Bentley was born in Russellville June 22, 1919. When he was young, his family moved to Morrilton. He called that community home for nearly his entire life. 

He was building aircraft at a defense plant in Memphis before he joined the military.

“I enlisted the weekend before I had to report for the draft,” Bentley laughed. “I had a good friend who was enthused about flying and he thought I should get something connected with flying and I was accepted as a naval cadet. All my training led up to flying for the Navy.”   MORE

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