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
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