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Founder Edward C. Reese, NCCS, USN, Retired
Currently serving as a
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New York Naval Guard
Wallace D Bennett, Jr
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Wallace D Bennett, Jr
260 Christiana Rd. Apt O-2
New Castle, De. 19720-2921

Enlistment date: September 29, 1971 and reporting date to my first  ship: USS Hassayampa AO-145 attacked; and yes you guessed it, this  was where my first ship was home ported (was exactly 30 years, 23  days after Pearl Harbor, Hawaii!!!) Then after requesting and having  said request approved I left the "HASS" on a "no cost swap to the  government" on or about February 22, 1974 and was consequently  released from active duty from the USS Harlan County LST-1196 on  September 26, 1975 and then received my "Honorable Discharge" in  1977. In (or about) March of 1976 I received a letter from (either) the  Navy or Veterans Administration informing me that I qualified for two  (2) separate disabilities for a total of 20%; making me a disabled  American Vietnam Veteran! (Hoo-Raah) And if I had it all to do over  again, the only thing that I would change would have to be to make  sure I had a guaranteed A-school coming out of boot camp. Hope to  hear from you all soon and  communicate with y' all again!

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