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Benedict, David E.

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: November 3, 1937 - October 7, 2014

Biography

David Benedict, from the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Reservation in Hogansburg, New York, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVA-11) from October 1958 to July 1961. He was initially assigned to B Division as a boiler tender and then worked in the engineering office as a yeoman. Benedict remained in the Navy after his time aboard Intrepid, serving in various intelligence billets until 1975.
1956
Start Date of Service, Army
1958
End Date of Service, Army
Start Date of Service, Navy
October 1958
Start Date of Service on board Intrepid
July 1961
End Date of Service on board Intrepid
1975
End Date of Service, Navy

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

David Benedict Envelope

 Collection
Identifier: A2017.75
Scope and Contents Envelope; Addressed to "Miss Joyce Martin // R.F.D. -1 // Bombay, New York" with the return address of "D.E. Benedict, YN2 // Engineering Office // USS Intrepid (CVA-11) // c/o Fleet Post Office // New York, New York." The postage date is June 9, 1961.

Receipt; Inside the envelope there is a receipt for "Downpayment of $5.00 Dollars for Class ring." It is dated May 10, 1961.
Dates: Majority of material found within May 10, 1961–June 9, 1961

David Benedict Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A2018.17
Abstract David Benedict served on board the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVA-11). He worked first as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room, and then as a yeoman in the engineering office. On April 25, 1961, steam lines in a fire room ruptured, and steam spilled out into the 2nd and 3rd decks. As Benedict and his crew evacuated the area, he heard a cry for help. Realizing that a crewmate was trapped in the Admin Office, Benedict crawled on his hands and knees and succeeded in rescuing the...
Dates: Majority of material found within April 25, 1961 – August 13, 2014

David E. Benedict Oral History

 Item
Identifier: OHP 034
Scope and Contents David Benedict served aboard Intrepid as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room, and as a yeoman in the engineering office, from October 1958 to July 1961. Benedict began his interview by providing an overview of his service aboard Intrepid, noting the years he was aboard and discussing his first job as a boiler tender in the number two boiler room and his second job as a yeoman in the engineering office. Benedict then spoke about recreation aboard ship and visiting different...
Dates: May 23, 2014