Benjamin was born December 9, 1988 in Fort Collins, CO. He earned his GED and joined the U.S. Army at 17 were he honorably served his country in the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan for 18 months during Operation Enduring Freedom. Ben received an honorable discharge in 2009. He then went on to work at multiple Best Buy stores, earning promotions in the retail computer and cellular phone divisions. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his family traveling, playing golf, and fishing. He had mastered boogie boards, snorkeling, pontoon fishing and kayaking. He taught himself how to navigate bikes, computers, skateboards, guitars and keys. He wrote, performed and recorded music with his brother and was a member of a Christian Youth Band both as a teen and in the military. He was a gentle soul who loved animals and often looked after many strays both at home and while on deployment. Benjamin lost his battle with PTS on September 20, 2014 at the young age of 25.