Thursday, April 13, 1961: U.S. military execution

John Arthur Bennett of the U.S. Army is put to death by hanging at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, after his conviction for the rape and attempted murder of an 11-year-girl. Bennett was stationed in Austria at the time. (As of this date, Bennett's death was the last military execution carried out by the United States.)

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* U.S. military executions since 1945 (from Death Penalty Information Center): @
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