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Denny Bennett for Bellbrook Council
Denny Bennett, of Bellbrook, is ...
Denny Bennett, of Bellbrook, is a man on the run.
An avid runner, Bennett
has a busy schedule even in retirement.
retired seven years ago following a 30-year career with Xerox
remains active as a City of Bellbrook councilman and as a Web master building and maintaining Web sites.
"I'm proud that I've been able to help people in the community," said Bennett, who has been on the council for 12 years.
"The council members are the liaison between the city government and the people."
grew up in Preble County in Lewisburg
He attended Lewisburg High School in a class of about 30 until his senior year when the consolidated Twin Valley North High School was built.
An active runner on the cross country and track teams, he
graduated in 1965 with a class of 99 from the new high school.
"I wasn't ready for college," said Bennett
, who took a job working 16-hour days, six days a week at Dayton Etched Products.
received a draft notice and soon found himself in Texas for Air Force basic training followed by further training in tech school.
realized later how lucky he
was to be stationed in Alaska.
"Everybody else in my class got shipped to Vietnam and they're all dead," said Bennett
"The Viet Cong would shoot the generator, because they wanted a dark field.
The life expectancy was not too good."
In addition to working his
regular shift in Alaska, Bennett
also owned the laundry concession, which he
managed in his
After completing his remote assignment in Alaska, Bennett requested and was sent to a NATO base in Alconbury, England, where he helped maintain a back-up power plant.
met a Cambridge student, Zinny, who later became his
first wife and taught at Bauer Elementary School
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