Hometown Hero: Marines Cpl. Johnathan Benson
During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Vikings recognize individuals who have helped make our community a better place. Sunday's Hero was Marines Cpl. Johnathan Benson, who passed away Sept. 9, 2006, from wounds sustained during combat in Operation Iraqi Freedom. The Minnesota native is a recipient of two Purple Hearts and is buried at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.