Friday, March 11, 2011

RIP TR Benning


Most of you are familiar with Mr. Benning but may know him better as one half of the 'Kiss Cam Couple.' We here at the Chronicle joined forces with our good friend Rawhide to campaign for the Bennings to be named 7th Man last year and indeed they were rewarded for their loyalty at the end of the year.

Mr. Benning and his wife were stalwarts at Philips Arena, and he could always be recognized in his fedora sitting beside his lovely wife in the accessable seating near center ice.

A veteran of World War II, he was a recipient of a Purple Heart, Silver Star and Bronze Star; returning home to start a successful construction company. Prior to his Army career, he received a degree from Auburn.

Philips Arena won't be the same without you, Mr. Benning.

4 comments:

Rawhide said...

A very sad day in Blueland. God bless the Benning family and may God rest the soul of this fine man.

POM-POM

GoPuckYourself said...

Well said, RCP. Shame we couldn't pull out the win for Mrs. Benning.

Also, if there was ever a defending "7th man" winner, Mrs. Benning deserves it. To come to watch this team the day you lose your husband?!

It may be time for another campaign.

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