Bruce Benway, 88, of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, at Knopp Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Graveside services with full military honors and interment were held at 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 19, at Greenwood Cemetery with the Rev. Bobby Vitek officiating.
Arrangements were under the direction of Schaetter Funeral Home.
Benway was born Dec. 25, 1925, in White Plains, New York, the son of Edward and Edith Benway. He married Norma Elizabeth Huber on March 26, 1948, in Washington, D.C. She preceded him in death on Oct. 16, 1987.
Benway served in the United States Marine Corps during World War II and was among the first wave of Marines on Iwo Jima. He also fought in battles at Roi Namur, Tinian and Saipan and was awarded three Purple Hearts.
He was a member of the Gillespie County Historical Society and the Admiral Nimitz Foundation, and was also a Freemason.