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 

Recruit Company Commander Master Training Specialist ComSixthFleet Firefighter

US Navy Retired 20 Command Master at Arms

 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

Operation Provide Relief (Somilia)
From Month/Year
August / 1992
To Month/Year
December / 1992

Operation Provide Relief was part of a United Nations-endorsed initiative called the Unified Task Force (UNITAF) to secure and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian relief during the Somali Civil War. This effort was assisted by the UNOSOM I mission, in light of a severe food crisis initiated and exacerbated by ongoing factional fighting. The operation was spearheaded by the United States and other troop-contributing Western nations. However, most of the relief supplies were looted by militants shortly upon arrival. This prompted the UN to pass Resolution 794, which paved the way for the more robust, multinational Operation Restore Hope.
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
August / 1992
To Month/Year
December / 1992
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
Personal Memories
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  50 Also There at This Battle:
  • Anderson, Brian, PO1, (1985-Present)
  • Boisvert, Scott, LCDR, (1981-2006)
  • Bonilla, Carlos, CPO, (1989-2011)
  • BURKE, GARY, PO3, (1987-1994)
  • Carson, Robert, PO3, (1991-1994)
  • Chapman, Randy, SA, (1990-1992)
  • Cook, Brett, PO2, (1988-1997)
  • Culver, Ron, PO2, (1989-1996)
  • DAY, CARL, CPO, (1989-Present)
  • Deemer-White, Mike, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • DiLuzio, Damon, PO1, (1981-2001)
  • Engelker, Jerry, PO1, (1988-2008)
  • Fitzpatrick, Kevin, CDR, (1992-2003)
  • Freeman, Kacy, PO1, (1989-Present)
  • GERSHEN, CRAIG AMH1 (AW) RET, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • Hayes, Kevin, SCPO, (1986-2006)
  • Hopson, David, PO2, (1988-2001)
  • Hughes, Mike, PO1, (1990-2010)
  • Jones, Mike, PO1, (1992-2012)
  • Jordan, Victor, PO1, (1989-2009)
  • Loper, Zach, SCPO, (1989-2011)
  • Mangels, Thomas, PO1, (1979-1999)
  • Mccarty, Michael, PO3, (1990-1995)
  • Niles, Dan, PO1, (1980-2007)
  • Norwood, Larry, PO2, (1988-Present)
  • Pagaduan, Dave, CPO, (1975-1997)
  • Parker, Shayne, PO3, (1989-1998)
  • Phill, Charley, PO1, (1990-2010)
  • Ping, Stephen, CPO, (1985-2006)
  • Powanda, John, CPO, (1981-2005)
  • Ramey, Neal, PO2, (1991-Present)
  • Reiter, Eric, PO1, (1989-1997)
  • Roach, Wydell, CPO, (1990-2012)
  • Schafer, Michael, CPO, (1984-2008)
  • Spears, Darrick, CPO, (1987-2010)
  • Thornton, Douglas, PO1, (1988-Present)
  • Viers, Lisa, PO2, (1992-2008)
  • Willis, Danny, PO1, (1986-2006)
  • Wilson, Everton, PO1, (1988-2008)
  • Wright, David, CPO, (1987-2007)
  • Yost, William, PO1, (1984-2004)
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