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Amphibious Force Insignia          Pearl Harbor Survivor Medal


Name: Howard C. Bender

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

Commemorative Medal.

Speaking Subjects: Pearl Harbor and the Pacific War

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