Benjamin Sims Lancaster
Cadet Sergeant, Sergeant First Class, Second Lieutenant, Honors, The Tiger Staff
Army, First Lieutenant
Company B, 72nd Medium Tank Battalion, 2nd infantry Division
Purple Heart, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.
Oct 1, 1928
Oct 10, 1951
First Lieutenant Lancaster was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea. His remains were not recovered.
There is a memorial marker for him at Littlejohn Cemetery in Jonesville, SC. He is also memorialized in the Courts of the Missing, National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and at the National Korean War Memorial in Washington, DC.
Clearance Sperry - Clemson College 1950 Classmate
Benjamin Lancaster was in the 72nd Tank Battalion attached to the 2nd Infantry Division when he was killed. This places him at Heartbreak Ridge west of the Punchbowl. (Comment provided by Merry Helm)