Lieutenant Franklin Edward "Benzo" Benz was a part of the United States Navy Mountain Warfare Unit that served aboard the USS Nathan James under the command of Commander Tom Chandler.


United States Navy ServiceEdit

While searching an Italian cruise ship near the French coast, "Frankie" (Franklin's nickname) trips on a dead person killed by the virus. He trips and his mask comes off and says "I don't want to die like these people." Frankie then uses his standard .45 caliber service pistol and shoots himself in the head.


  • He shared a bunk with Danny Green.
  • Danny Green's son, Frankie Green, is named after him.
  • While in a hostile situation, Franklin dressed as Santa and gave presents out to Hungarians because he felt that everyone should be able to celebrate Christmas. This story is told by Danny Green in the last episode of season 2.