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Bud Stilwell BT Snipe
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  • Ft. Myers, FL
  • United States
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Where were you or your family stationed?
I was a BTFN Stationed at SIMA/NRMF Long Beach Naval Station '87-'89
Veteran of Foreign War
The Cold War
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
January 16, 1987
End date of your service
March 29, 1989

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At 8:02pm on May 20, 2014, thomas leo pranger said…

I have my diploma from 1960

my email is send me yours I will fwd a copy to you

At 9:12am on August 24, 2013, James Franklin Benson said…

Hi again Bud,..I once had a good friend on a tin can I served on who was a BT2 during the Cuban Missile Crisis of '62 who bears a very close resemblance to you, ( after viewing your pic.& profile)  my mind started thinking...where have I seen this swabby before...and then it finally came to me...Hin name was  Vernon Marion.Shortly after we got thru the  CMS he was transferred  & I never saw him again,but much later I heard he made BTC/20 years service.Have to say he was well liked by all rates aboard.

At 6:27am on August 23, 2013, James Franklin Benson said…

Hey Bud,I used to be home-ported at Long Beach '57-'59 on the uss James E Kyes  DD 787   Later  Long Beach was turned over to the ChiComs by none other than SLICK WILLY Clinton...sad .

At 10:07pm on May 9, 2013, harold lindsey lyda said…

  Bud, was glad I came accross your site tonight. Spent 3&1/2 yrs. in one of the hearts of the USS Kitty Hawk from 1968 to 1971. A lot of growing up was done with all the firesides and watersides on 1200# boilers. Wouldn't trade one day for the time I spent on the Hawk cause when the water was rough a BT can't feel a thing when he's 50 to 75 feet below the water line.

At 5:34pm on April 21, 2013, Bryan Brandvold said…

The US Navy treated me good, they made me grow up and be sucessful as a young adult and have rewarded me with a good job still with the Navy as a civilian!!

At 8:50pm on February 2, 2010, Bud Stilwell BT Snipe said…
The Ride was Great! 75 bikes and 5 cages help to escort our Hero Home for his first visit since being injuried in A-stand by an IED where he lost his left leg and injuried his right foot. He also turned 20 y.o. on Saturday. Check us out at
At 3:50am on January 28, 2010, Bud Stilwell BT Snipe said…
Let me know when your son comes home from Deployment. We have a Chapter there in Ga of the Warriors Watch Riders. Check us out at
We do Welcome Homes, Deployment escorts.
At 3:48am on January 28, 2010, Bud Stilwell BT Snipe said…
I remember that we both did some work on the Knox and Perry Classes. Also I do remember water jetting the Jersey and the "Mighty Mo" there at Long Beach. Having to climb into and "punching" those water tubes. Working all night to get the job done. Time sure Fly's.
At 3:45pm on September 16, 2009, William (Bill) Karr ETC(SS) said…
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