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Walter Rothermund
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  • Grants Pass, OR
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Walter Rothermund replied to THOMAS A. KOCIR's discussion STACK CLEANING AND LAGGING REPAIR in the group Navy Boiler Technicians
"Never had the "Pleasure" of cleaning stacks on the Ranger. I did make a second home out in the back of the steam drum."
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Dec 1, 2017
Walter Rothermund commented on Jimmy Hassell's group Boiler Technician "A" School
"I ordered a couple of the hat pins from SeebeeCruiseBox.com that Alphonse recommended and they are great!  Thanks Alphonse.  Fires Lit, 1 Alpha!."
Oct 4, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"Actually, the Ranger is at Puget Sound N.S.  THe old gal will be making its way to Fairhaven, Oregon to become a museum.  I think the opening is scheduled for May 2014.  http://www.ussranger.org"
Sep 16, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"Richard, Negative regarding "Frenchie."  I was a BT on the USS Ranger and didn't get to know any of the non-engineering folks."
Sep 16, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Chuck Fry's group Shellbacks
"I crossed the line on 7-July-1976 @ 105 Deg 57 Min 5 Sec.  I guess you could say crossing the equator was my bicentennial celebration.  I spent 4-July-1976 in port steaming in Singapore.  I would have to say, enduring the line…"
Sep 16, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Jimmy Hassell's group Boiler Technician "A" School
"I attended BT "A"" school at GLAKES from Sept-73 to Nov-73.  I graduated 3rd in class.  Sure learned a lot in a very short time.  Sure did enjoy the Steam Lab during the hot Indian Summer.  Good training for…"
Sep 16, 2012
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Boiler Technician "A" School

Great Lakes, Illinois.
Sep 16, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Bud Stilwell BT Snipe's group Navy Boiler Technicians
"It is sad to see an old steamer retire.  If you have not had the opportunity to visit the Jeremiah O'Brian in San Francisco, do so.  Once a month they light off one of the boilers and turn over the engine.  It is something to…"
Sep 12, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Bud Stilwell BT Snipe's group Navy Boiler Technicians
"I actually got use to 6 & 6.  The consistant rythmn of life made long underway periods more tolerable.  Why did we do this to ourselves......youthful foolishness.  Hey, like the posters said, "Its not just a job, its an…"
Sep 11, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Bud Stilwell BT Snipe's group Navy Boiler Technicians
"Ha, ha. Now that I think about it; our "Control Board" was in manual more than automatic.  True, we didn't have the "fun" of cutting burners in & out and driving the mic valve.  But all this automation left…"
Sep 10, 2012
Walter Rothermund and ALPHONSE J LARIVEE are now friends
Sep 8, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Douglas Karr's group USS Ranger CVA-61
"Hello to all, I served as a BT on the Ranger from Dec. 1973 to Jun 1977.  I was assigned to P2 Division, 2MMR.  I was the P2 division DCPO in 1976.  I'm looking forward to when the old "Boat" opens as a museum in…"
Apr 28, 2012
Walter Rothermund joined Douglas Karr's group
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USS Ranger CVA-61

Ranger was the first aircraft carrier in the world to be laid down as an angled-deck ship. She was laid down 2 August 1954 by Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., Newport News, Virginia, launched 29 September 1956See More
Apr 28, 2012
Walter Rothermund commented on Bud Stilwell BT Snipe's group Navy Boiler Technicians
"Hello fellow Snipes, Thought it was about time to seek out fellow vets. I served  on the USS Ranger from Dec. 1973 to June 1977.  Managed to make BT2 before leaving the Navy.  I was assigned to P2 Division, 2MMR and was qualified…"
Apr 27, 2012
Walter Rothermund joined Bud Stilwell BT Snipe's group
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Navy Boiler Technicians

Operates equipment that produces steam for propulsion engines and steam-driven electric power generator.
Apr 27, 2012

Profile Information

Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Enlisted Rating
Boiler Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
Alameda, CA, San Diego, CA, Bremerton, WA
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War, Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
June 28, 1973
End date of your service
June 27, 1977

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