Hendren, Jimm Larry
Jimm Larry Hendren, born and raised in Gravette, Arkansas, served aboard the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid (CVS-11) as the ship’s legal officer during the 1966 WESTPAC cruise to Vietnam. As the legal officer, he was to be the captain’s legal advisor and perform other related tasks such as conducting JAG manual investigations. Hendren also had the collateral duty of junior officer of the watch on the sea and anchor detail. After leaving Intrepid, Hendren completed a second tour in Vietnam as a military judge and assistant legal officer at Da Nang, Naval Support Activity. He was then ordered to teach at the Naval Justice School. After leaving the Navy, Hendren returned home to Arkansas, married, had a family, and practiced law, eventually becoming a federal judge.
- Start Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
- End Date of Service Aboard Intrepid
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Identifier: OHP 023
Scope and Contents Jimm Larry Hendren served aboard Intrepid as the ship’s legal officer during the 1966 WESTPAC cruise to Vietnam. Hendren began his interview by discussing his family’s history and describing his education, from high school through Naval Justice School. He then continued, stating that his first orders were as Assistant Legal Officer at Commander Fleet Air Norfolk, where a fortuitous meeting with Captain Giuseppe Macri and Captain John Fair resulted in Hendren becoming Intrepid’s legal officer....