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John R. Dent Chief Signalman USN Retired
Norfolk - John was born in Little Spring Fork, WV February 28, 1933. He enlisted in the US Navy in March 1952 and quickly rose to the rating of Chief on May 16, 1960 at the age of 27. He went on to have a distinguished Naval career that spanned 21 ½ years and included several wars, many ship deployments and an assignment at the Pentagon where he helped rewrite the Allied Naval Signal Book. He also served as an instructor at Navy Signalman School. Additionally, he had a 20 year Civil Service career. He is survived by his granddaughter Penny Dunn and her husband Jeff; his great-granddaughter Brandi Flora and fiancé Tyler Hathaway; his great-grandson and "Little Buddy" Dakota Dunn of Norfolk. His daughter Carol Lambert and her husband Ronnie of St. Augustine, FL. He left us on February 13, 2013 and will now report to his last Commanding Officer, King Neptune, via the decks of an aircraft carrier at sea. Condolences may be made to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com


Published in The Virginian Pilot on Feb. 17, 2013
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