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Harry Arnold Rathke
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  • Kerrville, TX
  • United States
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USS Bennington CVS-20

USS Bennington CV-20, CVA-20, CVS-20 was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.See More
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USS Bennington CVS-20

USS Bennington CV-20, CVA-20, CVS-20 was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.See More
Apr 21, 2015
Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) and Harry Arnold Rathke are now friends
Jul 29, 2013
Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) commented on Harry Arnold Rathke's group USS Bennington CVS-20
"Hi Harry,  Sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner. I read through the story of the USS Bennington and will reread it again.  I printed it and sent the link to a friend that wanted me to get orders to the ship. He joined it after the…"
Jul 29, 2013
Harry Arnold Rathke commented on Harry Arnold Rathke's group USS Bennington CVS-20
"After we decommissioned the Bennington in Bremerton, I was then stationed on the USS White Plains AFS-4 for three tours to vietnam.and short trip to the Indian Ocean in Dec-Jan 1971.  "
Jul 26, 2013
Harry Arnold Rathke commented on Harry Arnold Rathke's group USS Bennington CVS-20
"http://www.history.navy.mil/photos/sh-usn/usnsh-b/cv20.htm there was also a boiler explosion in #1 fireroom in April 1953, killed whole boiler room crew. "
Jul 26, 2013
Harry Arnold Rathke commented on Harry Arnold Rathke's group USS Bennington CVS-20
"http://www.usni.org/magazines/navalhistory/2011-01/fire-down-below Terry here is the story on the catapult explosion and fires."
Jul 26, 2013
Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) commented on Harry Arnold Rathke's group USS Bennington CVS-20
"Hi Harry,  I am a Hospital Corpsman who tried to change orders with another Corpsman who was not happy being aboard the stateside USS Bennington.  He had several Captains Masts pending and that put the cabosh on switching orders. I had…"
Mar 17, 2013
Harry Arnold Rathke joined Tony Sawyer's group
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SSC Great Lakes, IL

Service School Command, Great Lakes, Illinois
Dec 11, 2012
Terry Schiele HM-2 (RN) joined Harry Arnold Rathke's group
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USS Bennington CVS-20

USS Bennington CV-20, CVA-20, CVS-20 was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.See More
Nov 27, 2012
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Cold War Navy Veterans

Any Navy Veteran who served from 2-Sept.-1945 to 26-Dec-1991, prevented World War III for 46 years. We must never forget those who did pay the Ultimate price with their lives. USS Scorpion SSN-589, and many others. I Salute your Bravery.....See More
Jun 22, 2012
Harry Arnold Rathke commented on Harry Arnold Rathke's group USS Bennington CVS-20
"I was a BTFN in # 2 Fireroom, did refresher training and started loading out for westpac cruise when we got the word that we were to proceed to Puget Sound to mothball the old lady."
Jun 22, 2012
Harry Arnold Rathke commented on Harry Arnold Rathke's group USS Bennington CVS-20
"Was on board from 1969 when she was in dry dock in Long Beach, California, till the last light went out in 1970 in Bremerton, Washington"
Jun 19, 2012
Harry Arnold Rathke replied to Jim Decota's discussion USS Recruit museum effort. Sign on to show your support! in the group USS Recruit TDE/TFFG-1
"Good to hear she will be safe and in good hands"
Jun 19, 2012
Harry Arnold Rathke joined Jim Decota's group
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USS Recruit TDE/TFFG-1

Every one that went to boot in San Diego should be a member here! She needs us!Commissioned July 27, 1949. remained in service until NTC closure in 1997. Thousands of recruits passed her bow and learned seamanship on her decks.See More
Jun 19, 2012
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USS Bennington CVS-20

USS Bennington CV-20, CVA-20, CVS-20 was one of 24 Essex-class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy. The ship was the second US Navy ship to bear the name, and was named for the Revolutionary War Battle of Bennington.See More
Jun 18, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Third Class
Where were you or your family stationed?
Naval Recruit Training Station San Diego, Ca.
Boilerman A School Great Lakes, Il.
U.S.S. Bennington CVS-20
U.S.S. White Plains AFS-4
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
June 19, 1968
End date of your service
June 13, 1972

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