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BENNETT, FLOYD

Rank: Machinist
Organization: U.S. Navy
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Born: 25 October 1890, Warrensburg, N.Y.
Departed: Yes
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Accredited To: New York
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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.