Bender, Howard C.
The Freedom Committee of Orange County
Amphibious Force Insignia Pearl Harbor Survivor Medal
Rank: Chief Yeoman
Branch of Service: U. S. Navy
Unit: USS Maryland, USS McCawley, USS Crescent City
Specialty: Stenographer, Record keeping, Deck and Summary Courts Marital, Ship’s History, Gunnery and Ordnance Inventories
Active Duty Dates: February2, 1941 to February 10, 1949
Armed Conflicts: WWII
Theater of Operations: Pacific Theater
Campaigns: Pearl Harbor, Guadalcanal to Bougainville, Solomon Islands. Logistic support groups with Air, Submarine Anti-mine action in
forward battle zones.
Decorations & Awards: Navy Commendation Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense, American Theater, WW II
Victory Medal, Sea Service Ribbon, USN Overseas Ribbon, USN Expeditionary Medal, Naval ReserveMedal, Pearl Harbor Congressional
Speaking Subjects: Pearl Harbor and the Pacific War