Dennis, Lester, CDR

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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Current/Last Primary NEC
132X-Unrestricted Line Officer - Naval Flight Officer
Primary Unit
1967-1969, 132X, USS Bennington (CVS-20)
Service Years
1959 - 1980

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Order of the Golden Shellback

 Military Association Memberships
VP-44  Golden Pelicans Association
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 Additional Information
What are you doing now:
Kicking back and living the good life.  Active member of American Legion Post 397 of Creve Coeur Missouri. 
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  1959, Officer Candidate School (Newport, RI)
Officer Candidate School (Newport, RI)

Company, Class or Division
Not Specified

Start Date 
Feb, 1959

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Last Updated:Mar 2, 2018
Personal Memories

Best Friends
John Patrick O'Leary
Glenn Coulter
Dick Marrack
Ed O'Neal
Don Thune
Marty Duling
Fred Malvin
Doug Orme
Jim Koenig
Don Wells
Bill Holloman

Best Moment
When I aced the Celestial Nav exam with a 4.0


Worst Moment
When I forgot to pick up my liberty card and only realized this after I was out of the gate. I was lucky not to get caught. Cold showers in the morning when the hot water was turned off. Walking off demerits on the grinder.

Chief Wolf, Section Chief. A good but hard man. Only man that I ever knew who could make you chuckle inside while he was chewing you out.


Other Memories
The days were long but the weeks were short.
Weekends on the town.

My Photos From This Recruit Training
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  8 Also There at This Training:
Name Co Ptn Start Date
Mustard, Archie, LTJG, (1959-1964) Feb, 1959
Fitch, Jim, LT, (1959-1962) 41 Mar, 1959
Gibfried, Charles, CAPT, (1959-1986) Jan, 1959
Larson, William, LT, (1959-1962) Jan, 1959
Moser, James, CAPT, (1958-1985) Jan, 1959
Turner, Charles, LTJG, (1959-1963) 43 Jan, 1959
Whitty, Neldon, CDR, (1959-1987) Jan, 1959
Woodbury, David, CAPT, (1959-1989) Jan, 1959
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