Pappa, Edward, BT1

Boiler Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer First Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
BT-9512-3-M System Coordinator
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Technician
Primary Unit
1995-2000, BT-0000, Shore Intermediate Maintenance Facility (SIMA), NRMF Newport
Previously Held NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Technician
BT-4512-Automatic Combustion Control (Hagen) Maintenanceman
BT-4524-Steam Propulsion Advanced Maintenance Technician (Phase I)
BT-9573-SNAP II Ship System Coordinator
Service Years
1980 - 2000
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Great Lakes
Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose)
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Emerald Shellback
Order of the Golden Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Order of the Horned Shellback
Panama Canal
Suez Canal
BT-Boiler Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist Firefighter US Navy Retired 20 ComSixthFleet

Command Master at Arms Recruit Company Commander

 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Golden Shellback Cold War Medal

Order of the Arctic Circle (Bluenose) Order Of The Lakes Order of the Emerald Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran Did the Ditch (Suez Canal) Maritime Warfare Excellence Award

Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award Commander, Naval Surface Forces (CNSF) Ship Safety Award Efficiency Excellence Award

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

Deployment - Mediterranean (MED) Cruise '81
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A Mediterranean Cruise is a ship's deployment from her home port, usually lasting between 5 and 8 months. Ships visit different ports such as Athens, Istanbul, Izmir, Naples, Livorno and Gibralter . The ships hosted foreign militaries, performed numerous underway replenishments-at-sea and conducted general quarters drills, fire drills and maritime patrols.
US Navy provides during these deployments provocative "freedom of navigation" operations, known as FONOPS, that send warships into the disputed areas around the world on any given year.
Any cruise is hazardous with sailors injured or killed during flight, refueling, ordnance, operations or weather; day or night. Foriegn military vessels threatening by fast approach to ramming. Often at times ships are endangered by low fly overs from hostile aircraft.

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  18 Also There at This Battle:
  • Ake, Timothy, CPO, (1979-1991)
  • Brochu, John, SCPO, (1977-1997)
  • Cline, William, PO1, (1976-1982)
  • Cooper, Donald, PO1, (1979-2000)
  • Edsall, Samuel, PO2, (1976-1982)
  • Freeman, Jerry, PO3, (1980-1984)
  • Gelina, Robert, SCPO, (1972-1992)
  • Goodwin, Dennis, PO2, (1980-1992)
  • Herron, Kevin, PO2, (1979-1987)
  • Hill, Andy, LCDR, (1976-2004)
  • Langla, Perry, PO1, (1979-1995)
  • Oldal-Cocran, William, PO2, (1977-1985)
  • Reilly, Raymond, PO1, (1980-2000)
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