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Robert Bruce Brantner
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  • Glendale, AZ
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Liberty Call Liberty Call Last Call for Liberty Call!

Started Feb 17, 2018 0 Replies

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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Enlisted Rating
Hull Maintenance Technician
Where were you or your family stationed?
I was a Molder attended A School in 1972 was stationed on USS Sperry AS-12 1972 to 1974. Was on the USS Holland AS-32 1974 to 1975 till released from Active Duty. Was hired at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Bremerton WA. for the foundry from 1975 to 1979
Veteran of Foreign War
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…


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.


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

From MLA School graduating in 1972?


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