Dewey Whitley Lambdin
Born 1 September 1909, Kentucky
Lieutenant Lambdin was a crew member of the aircraft carrier USS Bennington (CVA-20), cruising in Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island. On May 26, 1954, a launching catapult exploded killing him and 101 fellow crewmen.
Lieutenant Lambdin’s name is not engraved on the East Tennessee Veterans Memorial.