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6302-LDO Pilot
Last Rating/NEC Group
Line Officer
Primary Unit
1978-1988, US Air Force (USAF)
Service Years
1951 - 1977
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Suez Canal

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Home Town
Santa Barbara, CA
Last Address
Sept. 21, 1928 Santa Barbara, CA
Sept. 14, 2009 Escondido, CA

Date of Passing
Sep 14, 2009
Location of Interment
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 Official Badges 

US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Gulf of Tonkin Yacht Club Order of the Golden Dragon

 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Commander, USN Ret.

Korean and Viet-Nam War Battle Streamers

Commander Carl R. PENDELL USN Ret. Sept. 21, 1928 Santa Barbara, CA - Sept. 14, 2009 Escondido, CA Son of Alva S. and Hazel Pendell, raised in Whittier, California, Commander PENDELL attended the University of California at Los Angeles under the NROTC program and was graduated and commissioned in 1951. His first assignment was aboard the USS Hopewell (DD681), making two deployments to Korea.

In December 1952 Commander PENDELL was assigned to flight training and was designated a Naval Aviator on December 22, 1953. His first squadron assignment was VP-22 home ported in Hawaii. His next squadron was VP-4 home ported at NAF Naha, Okinawa flying P2V-5F Neptunes 1957-1959. Commander PENDELL participated in Taiwan Straits patrols.

Commander PENDELL served as a flight instructor and head of ground school for multi-engine training group at NAF Milton, Florida from 1959 to 1962 until his transfer to USS Valcour (AVP-55). As Navigator and Air Officer, he participated in two deployments to the Persian Gulf involving three transits of the Suez Canal.

In July 1964 until May 1966 he was assigned to Commander in Chief Atlantic Fleet Staff where he held down the airdesk in Current Operations until transferred to NAS Sangley Point, Republic of Philippines. While on this assignment, he flew logistic flights in support of Navy units in Vietnam.

In June 1968 he was transferred to Staff of Commander Fleet Air Mediterranean at Naples, Italy and served as Operations Officer until July 1971 when he reported to Naval Aerospace Recovery Facility, El Centro, California, as Executive Officer.

Commander PENDELL reported to Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group, Pacific Fleet on 19 August 1974 and served as the Executive Officer.

Commander PENDELL retired July 1, 1977.

Commander Carl R. PENDELL has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Vietnam Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal with Device (1960), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal, China Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, and the Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation.

Following his Naval Service, Commander PENDELL attended Southwestern Law School and became an Attorney in San Diego, California. He was a member of Theta Xi Fraternity, a Lt. Colonel in the US Air Force Civil Air Patrol and a member of the Stoneridge Country Club. His favorite pastimes were flying, sailing, boating, golfing and hunting.

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 Duty Stations
USS Hopewell (DD-681)School Assignments - StaffVP-22 Blue GooseVP-4 King Neptunes
NAF MildenhallUS NavyNAVSTA Sangley Point, PINaval Network Warfare Command (NNWC)/Mediterranean/ Naples
Naval Aerospace Recovery Facility/National Parachute Test Range El Centro  (NARF/NPTR)Naval Education and Training Command (NETC) (Faculty Staff)<B>US Air Force (USAF)</b>
  1951-1952, USS Hopewell (DD-681)
  1953-1953, Naval Flight Training
  1954-1956, VP-22 Blue Goose
  1957-1959, VP-4 King Neptunes
  1959-1962, NAF Mildenhall
  1962-1964, USS Valcour (AVP-55)
  1964-1966, NAVSTA Sangley Point, PI
  1968-1971, Naval Network Warfare Command (NNWC)/Mediterranean/ Naples
  1971-1974, Naval Aerospace Recovery Facility/National Parachute Test Range El Centro (NARF/NPTR)
  1974-1977, Fleet Aviation Specialized Operational Training Group (Faculty Staff)
  1978-1988, US Air Force (USAF)
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1951-1952 Korean War/Second Korean Winter (1951-52)
  1952-1953 Korean War/Third Korean Winter (1952-53)
  1963-1965 Vietnam War/Advisory Campaign (62-65)
 Colleges Attended 
University of California, Los AngelesSouthwestern University School of Law
  1947-1951, University of California, Los Angeles
  1978-1981, Southwestern University School of Law
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  Sep 14, 2009, Commander Carl R. PENDELL USN Ret.2
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