Revolution 250 Podcast

USS CONSTITUTION with Commander John Benda

June 15, 2021 CDR John A. Benda Season 2 Episode 24
Revolution 250 Podcast
USS CONSTITUTION with Commander John Benda
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Revolution 250 Podcast
USS CONSTITUTION with Commander John Benda
Jun 15, 2021 Season 2 Episode 24
CDR John A. Benda

Commander John A. Benda, the 76th commanding officer of the USS CONSTITUTION, tells us a bit about the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world,  and its crew of 80 active-duty sailors.  We hear about George Sirian's 50-year naval career, which began when he arrived on the ship orphaned in the Greek war for independence, and about the Pope's visit, and CONSTITUTION's encounters in Vietnam in the 1840s, and how the ship represents the nation and the Navy today. 

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Commander John A. Benda, the 76th commanding officer of the USS CONSTITUTION, tells us a bit about the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world,  and its crew of 80 active-duty sailors.  We hear about George Sirian's 50-year naval career, which began when he arrived on the ship orphaned in the Greek war for independence, and about the Pope's visit, and CONSTITUTION's encounters in Vietnam in the 1840s, and how the ship represents the nation and the Navy today.