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

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