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Andrew Joseph Bennett
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
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From a contemporary press report:

CUMBERLAND -- Andrew Joseph Bennett, 61, of Ridgeway Terrace,  Cumberland, died  Monday, July 16, 2001, at his home.

He was born on July 29, 1939, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Bennett was a retired Lieutenant Commander from the U.S. Navy, having served during Vietnam. He was a 1963 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. By act  of Congress, Andrew J. Bennett served his country as an officer and gentleman. 

He  received the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air  Medal (21 Stars), Navy  commendation  Medal with Combat "V" and 2 stars, Vietnam  Cross of  Gallantry, Navy Unit Commendation,  National Defense, Vietnam Service Medal,  Vietnam Campaign and the Armed Forces  Expeditionary Medal.

Surviving are his wife, Christina Bennett; one  daughter, Melissa Story and husband Bill; one  son, Christopher Bennett and wife Courtney,  all of San Antonio, Texas; and two  grandchildren, Brandon and Gregory.

Friends will be received at the Scarpelli  Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave.,  Cumberland, Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m.  At Mr. Bennett's request, his body will be cremated and inurnment will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

BENNETT, ANDREW JOSEPH
LCDR   US NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: 06/07/1961 - 06/30/1977
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/29/1939
DATE OF DEATH: 07/16/2001
DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/21/2001
BURIED AT: SECTION 6-U  ROW 2  SITE 2
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


AJ Bennett Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
Posted: 27 April 2002 Updated: 15 February 2003\ Updated: 18 July 2004 Updated: 18 August 2006
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Distinguished Flying Cross
 
 
 

Air Medal 22 awards
 
 
 

Vietnam Campaign Medal