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Benjamin A. Gilman
War: World War, 1939-1945
Branch: Army Air Forces/Corps
Unit: 28th Bomb Squadron, 19th Bomb Group
Service Location: United States; Mariana Islands
Rank: Staff Sergeant
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Former U.S. Representative Gilman served as Staff Sergeant in the 19th Bomb Group of the 20th Air Force - flying 35 missions over Japan during World War II. A human rights champion, Gilman was active in the Select Committee on Prisoners of War and Missing in Action in Southeast Asia, and is a member of numerous veterans groups. He has a high regard for the military experience and speaks proudly of its effect on his work while in Congress.

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