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Liberty Call Liberty Call Last Call for Liberty Call!

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Our Repair Ship had been back in our home port only for a couple of weeks when at Monday morning muster. Our Department head chief MLMC said. "The Old-Man has just set down his new order of the day.…Continue

 

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Robert Bruce Brantner commented on Michael Gray HTC USN Ret.'s group SIMA San Diego
"I am hoping if any more recent vets 1993 to 1996 era ever stop on this site. To find out If the Foundry 81A ever survived. I think not since the rate did not as of 1996. Just looking for some History information that I am putting together. Thanks."
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Shore Intermediate Maintenance Activity, San Diego California
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Robert Bruce Brantner commented on Douglas E. Con e's group Development and Training Center DATCFMAG
"I had attended Molder A school back in 1972. Like you David I have been out of the loop for almost 40 years. Found out all of the A Schools there are gone and all the Tenders too. If anyone reads this comment go to Navy Molders on this site and read…"
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Development and Training Center DATCFMAG

Development and Training Center/Fleet Maintenance Assistance Group
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Robert Bruce Brantner commented on Ralph Soule's group Puget Sound Naval Shipyard PSNS
"I finished my tour on the USS Holland AS-32 when she was in dry dock in 1974- 1975. I was Honorably Discharged June 23,1975 and went to work at PSNS the very next day. Had all my papers in and had been interviewed before I had even been discharged.…"
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Puget Sound Naval Shipyard PSNS

PSNS was originally established in 1891 as a Naval Station and was designated Navy Yard Puget Sound in 1901.,PSNS and the Naval Intermediate Maintenance Facility consolidated into one maintenance activity, creating PSNS & IMF.
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Tender Museum

I am reaching out to all Veterans, no matter what rank or rate. Those Veterans that served on any of the Repair Tenders on active duty for your comments. As of 1997 the Molders and Patternmakers ratings were discontinued, and are no longer recognized in the active Navy. Sadly even on  this site they are not recognized. Those same jobs no longer exist in the civilian Naval Shipyards as well. If any of the  Veterans out there had your rates discontinued I would like to hear from you. I would like…See More
Feb 17
james Savage replied to Robert Bruce Brantner's discussion Posablly seeing about starting up a navy molders museum? in the group US Navy Molders
"I was a molder on the USS Jason AR-8 in 1977 - 1979. Wow I miss that shop.There is a cast iron pipe foundry that I drive past on my way to work. when they are casting pipe the smell of the hot sand brings back a flood of memories. the Jason was moth…"
Feb 17
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Liberty Call Liberty Call Last Call for Liberty Call!

Our Repair Ship had been back in our home port only for a couple of weeks when at Monday morning muster. Our Department head chief MLMC said. "The Old-Man has just set down his new order of the day. Due to the recent heavy work load we are experiencing. All Liberties will be cancelled for the next two weeks. All departments will switch  to 12 hour shifts during that period or until our work load subsides. After muster my second class in our shop proceeded to write out a Liberty chit for the…See More
Feb 17
Larry Allen Johnson and Robert Bruce Brantner are now friends
Feb 16
Larry Allen Johnson replied to Robert Bruce Brantner's discussion Posablly seeing about starting up a navy molders museum? in the group US Navy Molders
"Is this Bob Brantner from A School ? Larry Johnson"
Feb 15
Craig Lami replied to Robert Bruce Brantner's discussion Posablly seeing about starting up a navy molders museum? in the group US Navy Molders
"Good idea, but how do we get started?"
Feb 15
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Posablly seeing about starting up a navy molders museum?

I know they dismissed our rate back in 1997. I would hope there are enough of us left to possably  get together and see about creating a museum somewhere  here in the states to preserve our long history and heritage that we all have shared as Molders. Any of you out there please give me a response if you read this Discussion.                                      Thanks.See More
Feb 15
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In memory of David W Asche and Jim Reardon.

The older we get the closer we get to that Great Sandbox in the Sky. a lot of us don't know it until we start loosing our good health. Like me, and find its closer than you think. So many good friends so little time. Heck, a lot of us don't keep in touch with our immediate family, let alone the friendships and bonds we shared early in our lives with our molder brothers. We get all wrapped up with getting married, raising families, and making a living. In all that pursuit we somehow seem to…See More
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Rank
Seaman
Enlisted Rating
Hull Maintenance Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
USS Sperry as-12 USS Holland AS-32
Veteran of Foreign War
Vietnam
Current Status with the US Navy
Honorably Discharged
Start date of your service
June 21, 1971
End date of your service
June 21, 1975

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Tender Museum

Posted on February 17, 2018 at 8:46pm 0 Comments

I am reaching out to all Veterans, no matter what rank or rate. Those Veterans that served on any of the Repair Tenders on active duty for your comments. As of 1997 the Molders and Patternmakers ratings were discontinued, and are no longer recognized in the active Navy. Sadly even on  this site they are not recognized. Those same jobs no longer exist in the civilian Naval Shipyards as well. If any of the  Veterans out there had your rates discontinued I would like to hear from you. I would…

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In memory of David W Asche and Jim Reardon.

Posted on February 14, 2018 at 5:16pm 0 Comments

The older we get the closer we get to that Great Sandbox in the Sky. a lot of us don't know it until we start loosing our good health. Like me, and find its closer than you think. So many good friends so little time. Heck, a lot of us don't keep in touch with our immediate family, let alone the friendships and bonds we shared early in our lives with our molder brothers. We get all wrapped up with getting married, raising families, and making a living. In all that pursuit we somehow seem to…

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At 8:57pm on February 13, 2018, Craig Lami said…

After I go t out inn Dec 79, I went to work for Banner Iron Works in St. Louis.  That was kind of a sucky job because the place was in the process of closing from bankruptcy when they hired me.  I went to United Technologies next making foam rubber and putty.  I went to night school and got a degree in engineering, so I was promoted to their engineering department.  I was in my 2nd marriage by then and had 4 kids.  I figured out that St Louis was no safe place for them, so I moved to Columbia, MO. and worked in  plastic injection molding plant as the engineering/ environmental department.  After 7 years, the owners closed that plant and I didn't want to move to Michigan, so I went to work for a factory that made furnaces and air conditioners.  After 7 years there, they laid off all their engineers.  With the economy being in the dump, I moved to the Kansas City area, drifted from one job to another for a while and then spent 3 years working in an Army owned ammunition factory.  I had enough BS and retired at 64.  I am on my 3rd marriage. between us we we have 9 kids, 17 grand-kids, and 2 great grand-kids.  They're scattered out over half the country.  SOme of my grand-kids I've only seen once or twice, but they are happy and in good hands with their parents.  Otherwise, I"m happier now than I've ever been in my  life.  I spend most of my days playing with my tools and not taking orders from some halfwit.

At 1:49pm on February 12, 2018, Craig Lami said…

I'm sure glad to find another one of my old friends.  Do you ever hear from Hulney?  I don't have time right this minute, but I will fill you in on myself a little  later.  Right now, I must share some bad news.  Both Asche and Reardon have transferred to the great sandbox in the sky.  I was friends with David for many years on Facebook.  Jim and I got back in touch right after I got out inn '79 and remained close friends until his demise about 10 years ago.  I hope your health is improving.  I know it takes a long time.  I'm recovering from prostate cancer, but doing quite well.

Later.

At 11:26am on February 12, 2018, Craig Lami said…

From MLA School graduating in 1972?

 
 
 

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