Bagdasar Bagdasarian

Bagdasar Bagdasarian was a Construction Mechanic Second Class aboard the Bennion. He was born and raised in East Providence, Rhode Island and after leaving the Navy enjoyed a varied career. He worked as a candid photographer, as a sample maker for jewelry, and in a welding lab for the atomic energy industry. He also started a business manufacturing boating hardware. He earned his pilot's license in 1946 and re-fabricated one of his own planes. He enjoyed flying his own helicopter. In addition to flying his own aircraft, he enjoyed jumping out of planes as a skydiver! He retired n 1985 and remained active in the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Bagdasar was married to Grace for 59 and had four children before dying in late 2006.