Inside Cranford Fire Department headquarters, a plaque honors a 20-year-old Cranford firefighter from Clark who lost his life nearly a decade ago.
According to the website Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom:
Army Pfc. Stephen C. Benish died in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, when he received enemy fire while on a dismounted patrol.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea. Died on November 28, 2004.
This week marks the eight anniversary of Stephen C. Benish's death.