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|Ross Vaclav Benden|
|Era|| First Interval |
|Affiliation||Federated Sentient Planets Fleet|
|First appearance||The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall|
Ross Vaclav Benden was a crew member of the FSP Battle Cruiser ''Amherst''.
He was on the FSP Battle Cruiser Amherst, which was in the Sagittarian Sector, near the Rukbat System, who spotted the orange flag, his uncle was Paul Benden, who tactics were studied by his nephew, and during his first year there was a documentary about Cygnus. He was born to a Service family, and lead the landing party to Pern, after his Captain Anise Fargoe, OKed the Rescue Run.