Benner, Jr, Richard, AD2

Aviation Machinist's Mate
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
ADJ-0000-Aviation Machinist Mate-Jet
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Aviation Machinist's Mate
Primary Unit
1968-1968, ADJ-0000, Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
Service Years
1965 - 1969
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
AD-Aviation Machinist's Mate

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Cold War Medal Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Post 5331, Big River PostUSS Hancock CV / CVA 19 AssociationAmerican Cold War VeteransWounded Warrior Project
Kansas Chapter
  1967, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 5331, Big River Post (Member) (Cedar Hill, Missouri) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2003, USS Hancock CV / CVA 19 Association [Verified]
  2003, American Cold War Veterans
  2007, Wounded Warrior Project
  2017, Patriot Guard Riders, Kansas Chapter (Kansas)

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
 Retired and traveling the GREAT U.S. of A.
Other Comments:
Not Specified
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1965, Recruit Training (San Diego, CA), 5996
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesVA-125 Rough RidersUSS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)NAS Lemoore
VA-212 Rampant RaidersNAS FallonCommander Carrier Air Wing 21 (CVW-21)USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
  1966-1966, ADJ-0000, (AD) Aviation Machinist Mate A School
  1966-1966, ADJ-0000, VA-125 Rough Riders
  1966-1966, ADJ-0000, USS Hancock (CV/CVA-19)
  1966-1969, ADJ-0000, NAS Lemoore
  1966-1969, ADJ-0000, VA-212 Rampant Raiders
  1967-1967, ADJ-0000, NAS Fallon
  1967-1967, ADJ-0000, Commander Carrier Air Wing 21 (CVW-21)
  1967-1968, ADJ-0000, USS Bonhomme Richard (CVA-31)
  1968-1968, ADJ-0000, NAS Fallon
  1968-1968, ADJ-0000, Commander Carrier Air Wing 5 (CVW-5), Commander, Naval Air Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet (COMNAVAIRPAC)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1964-1973 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 20
  1968-1968 Attack on USS Pueblo (AGER-2)2
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Colleges Attended 
  1970-1974, St.Louis Community College, St. Louis MO
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