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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.

David Benedict Papers

 Collection
Identifier: A2018.17
Overview 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...