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Tyrone "Terry" M. Benson, 75

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Tyrone "Terry" M. Benson, 75, of Alamogordo, N.M., passed away Jan. 28.

He was born Oct. 6, 1938, in Red Wing, Minn.

He joined the U.S. Air Force as a Flight Line Mechanic in 1956, and served 24 years, including 1 year in Vietnam. Terry retired from the AF as a Master Sergeant in 1980, and went on to a 20 year career in civil service at Holloman AFB. He was a member of the American Legion and was also a State Commander of the VFW, dedicating 36 years volunteering for active soldiers, veterans, and citizens of New Mexico.

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Terry is survived by his life partner, Brenda Markulik; and four sons Michael, Douglas, David, and Danny.

He was preceded in death by his son Scott; daughter, Theresa; brother, Royce; and parents, Monroe and Anna.

Terry was a beloved man who touched many lives. The world will not be the same without "Bubbles".

A funeral service was held on Feb. 4, in Alamogordo. Burial with Military Honors followed.

Memorial donations may be made to the VFW program National Military Services online at: http://www.vfw.org/Contribute. Click on National Military Services.

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