Bennykofer, Fred, BT2

Boiler Tender
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Tender
Primary Unit
1969-1971, BT-0000, USS Shangri-La (CVA-38)
Previously Held NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Technician
Service Years
1969 - 1973
BT-Boiler Tender
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 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club

 Military Association Memberships
Chapter 121American LegionPatriot Guard RidersVeterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW)
  1996, Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), Chapter 121 (Member) (Miami, Florida) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  2003, American Legion [Verified]13 - Assoc. Page
  2009, Patriot Guard Riders [Verified]
  2018, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW) - Assoc. Page

 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
I work at a Generating Power Plant. I am the Crew Leader and I work in Operations of the Generating Plant. I have completed my Masters in Power Generating Plants. I retired from Fla Power &light in 2016. Enjoying my time with my wife and riding my Motorcycle
Other Comments:
Not Specified

 Remembrance Profiles -  1 Sailor Remembered
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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 087
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FLUSS Shangri-La (CVA-38)USS Lexington (CV-16)
  1969-1969, HQ, RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FL
  1969-1971, BT-0000, USS Shangri-La (CVA-38)
  1971-1973, BT-0000, USS Lexington (CV-16)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1970-1971 Yankee Station, North Vietnam 1
  1970-1971 Vietnam War/Counteroffensive Phase VII Campaign (70-71)8
 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?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
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?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
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?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
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 
  2003-Present, Others/Not Listed
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Oct 03, 1972, Brith of myBaby Girl
  Jun 02, 1999, When my Grand Baby was Born2
  Aug 07, 2012, General Photos33
  Jun 20, 2013, Member of Brotherhood of Old Bikers 1
  Mar 20, 2015, Forum Photos1
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