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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 trapped sailor.

These papers document his efforts to receive the Navy and Marine Corps Medal due to his actions during that event on board Intrepid.The bulk of the correspondence, between Mr. Benedict and various Navy personnel, dates from 2006 to 2014. Original order has been preserved.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within April 25, 1961 – August 13, 2014

Creator

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

5 Files

Language of Materials

English

Processing Information

The bulk of the correspondence, between Mr. Benedict and various Navy personnel, dates from 2006 to 2014. Original order has been preserved. Original order was preserved.

Creator

Source

Author
Jennifer Milani
Date
April 4, 2018
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum Online Archives Repository

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