Andrew Joseph Bennett
Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy
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
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006
Posted: 27 April 2002 Updated: 15 February 2003\ Updated: 18 July 2004 Updated: 18 August 2006