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First Name: Hugh

Last Name: Benton

Birthplace: Charlottesville, VA, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Navy (present)


Middle Name: Arthur

Date of Birth: 25 October 1929

Date of Death: 12 November 2008

Rank or Rate: Rear Admiral

Years Served:
Hugh Arthur Benton

•  Vietnam War (1960 - 1973)


Hugh Arthur Benton
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy

Hugh Arthur Benton was born on 25 October 1929 in Charlottesville, VA. He attended the public schools in Charlottesville.

He entered the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, graduating in 1952. His first assignment was aboard an aircraft carrier, but afterwards most of his sea service was onboard submarines, including the USS Guardfish."

He later commanded a submarine squadron then a submarine group. In the early 1970s, during the final years of the Vietnam War, he served as Director of Logistics and Security for the Commander-in-Chief, Pacific.

He retired from the Navy in 1981.

In Retirement

After retiring he worked in private industry where he was assigned to manage a group of engineers and scientists working to develop containers for the long-term storage of spent nuclear fuel near Las Vegas, NV.

Death and Burial

Rear Admiral Hugh Arthur Benton died on 12 November 2008. He is buried at the U.S. Naval Academy Cemetery in Annapolis, MD.

Honoree ID: 2243   Created by: MHOH




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