Howard Bender, YNC, USNR. WWII, South Pacific, 8 battle stars

Name: Howard C. Bender

Rank: Chief Yeoman

Branch of Service: U/ S. Navy

Unit : USS Maryland, USS McCawley and

USS Crescent City

Specialty: Record keeping, Summary and General Courts Marital. hip’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. Logisticsupport groups with Air, Submarine Anti-mine action.

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 Reserve Medal, Pearl Harbor Congressional

Commemorative Medal.

Speaking Subjects:Pearl Harbor, Pacific wars including the little known Navy of the Java and China Seas. History of the Empire of Japan. History of the Amphibious Warfare from Alexander he Great to the present day.