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Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Ackison USMC (Ret.)

Benjamin T. Ackison, known affectionately as Ben or Benny, lived a remarkable life that touched the hearts of many. From his upbringing in West Virginia and Virginia Beach to his unconventional journey through law school and his distinguished service as a Marine, Ben’s story was one of resilience, determination, and boundless charisma. He excelled in every role he undertook, but above all his greatest joy came from being a devoted father to his daughter Angelina Rose. Ben’s magnetic personality and unwavering dedication to his Marines endeared him to all who knew him, leaving behind a legacy of camaraderie, laughter, and unforgettable memories.

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