Floyd Bennett-Arlington, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 52.428 W 077° 04.278
18S E 320315 N 4304811
Quick Description: Peacetime Medal of Honor Recipient as a member of the Byrd Arctic Expedition flying over the North Pole in May 1926. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Section 3, site 1852-B.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 10/11/2017 9:51:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMWTEV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
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Long Description:
He was born on October 25, 1890 in Warrensburg, NY and died on April 25, 1928 in Quebec, Canada. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: BENNETT, FLOYD
• Rank and organization: Machinist, U.S. Navy
• Accredited to: New York
• Other Navy award: Distinguished Service Medal
Citation: For distinguishing himself conspicuously by courage and intrepidity at the risk of his life as a member of the Byrd Arctic Expedition and thus contributing largely to the success of the first heavier-than-air flight to the North Pole and return.
Armed Service: Navy

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