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Van Bendegom served in Company B, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. On July 12, 1967, He became a prisoner of war
Forty-seven years later, Van Bendegom’s 87-year-old mother Virginia was told that they had her son’s remains and his body was being brought home to Kenosha where he will be buried in the family plot, according to 4thinfantry.org.