Bennykofer, Fred, BT2

Boiler Technician
 
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Technician
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Technician
Primary Unit
1971-1973, BT-0000, USS Lexington (CV-16)
Service Years
1969 - 1973
BT-Boiler Technician
One Hash Mark

 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.
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

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 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
  1969, Recruit Training (Orlando, FL), 087
 Duty Stations
RTC (Cadre/Faculty Staff) Orlando, FLUSS Shangri-La (CVA-38)USS Lexington (CV-16)
  1969-1969, 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 were the most significant to you and, if life-changing, in what way.
Was there a particular incident during your service when you believed you were in a situation you might not survive? Please describe what happened and what was the outcome.
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which one was your least favorite?
From your entire service, including combat, describe the personal memories which have impacted you most?
What achievement(s) are you most proud of from your military career? If you received any medals, awards, formal presentations or qualification badges for significant achievement or valor, please describe how these were earned.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or any other memorabilia, please describe those which are 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?
Please recount the names of friends you served with, at which location, and what you remember most about them. Indicate those you are already in touch with and those you would like to make contact with.
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 TogetherWeServed.com 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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