Capt. Benajah L. Rainey, SC, USN

Feb. 6, 2018 | By kgabel
97, passed away on Oct. 29, 2016. Capt. Rainey retired after 30 years of active service while serving in the Naval Supply Systems Command Headquarters, Washington, District of Columbia. He was commissioned an ensign in the Navy Supply Corps in June 1941. He received his bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia. Duty assignments included: Navy Supply Corps School, Harvard University; USS Nevada (BB 36), on which he was serving at Pearl Harbor during the Japanese attack on Dec. 7, 1941; Carrier Aircraft Service Unit Four, Maui, Hawaii; Naval Supply Depot, Seattle, Washington; Naval Supply Depot, Guam; clothing supply officer, Brooklyn, New York; Bureau of Supplies and Accounts, Washington, District of Columbia; USS Leyte (CV 32); staff, Commander, Naval Air Forces Pacific, San Diego, California; supply officer, Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe, Hawaii; Ordnance Supply Office, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania; supply officer, Boston Naval Shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts; and Naval Ship Engineering Center and Naval Ship Systems Command, Washington, District of Columbia. January/February 2018