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Walter R. Bennett, Col, USAF, Ret
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Walter R. Bennett, Col, USAF, Ret., age 92, peacefully passed away on 13 September 2023 at home after a prolonged illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 ½ years Elisa, his three daughters, Maria, Cecilia Wright and Geannie, his grandson James Walter Wright and his cousin Rose.
His degrees were in Math, Business and Engineering. His interest were in Aeronautical Systems Engineering, Business and Finance.
He served in the USAF for 30 years and was a highly decorated Officer with multiple medals of which to name a few were: The Missile Man, Distinguished Flying Cross and Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm. He attended the Industrial College of Armed Forces and Defense System Management College. He had multiple accomplishments: Officer of the Year in the early 1960’s, Squadron Navigator, Research and Development Director of B-1 Bomber, Executive Officer to Major General for Director of Development and Acquisition, Deputy of Chief of Staff of Research and Development, Deputy Systems Program Director for Strategic Program Offices. After retirement, he worked at Computer Science Corporation as a Senior Director of Program Operations. He also served on the Board of Trustees at Wright State University.
We wish to extend a special thank you to nurses Kristin and Sonja from Hospice.