Stuvengen, Kurt, BTC

Boiler Technician
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Current Service Status
USN Retired
Current/Last Rank
Chief Petty Officer
Current/Last Primary NEC
BT-4505-Steam Propulsion Maintenance Supervisor
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Boiler Technician
Primary Unit
1995-1999, 9559, Fleet and Industrial Supply Center (FISC) Yokosuka/Det Sasebo
Previously Held NEC
BT-0000-Boiler Technician
MS-3538-Bachelor Quarters Specialist
9559-Engineering Bulk Fuel System (Shore) Technician
Service Years
1978 - 1999
Foreign Language(s)
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Operation Desert Storm
Cold War
Iwo Jima
Neptune Subpoena
Order of the Shellback
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
BT-Boiler Technician
Five Hash Marks

 Official Badges 

Master Training Specialist US Navy Retired 20

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Cold War Medal Navy Chief 100 Yrs 1893-1993

Persian Gulf Yacht Club Navy Chief Initiated Order of the Golden Dragon Persian Excursion

Cold War Veteran Cold War Veteran Excellence Award for the best Damage Control Crews Engineering/Survivability Excellence Award

Efficiency Excellence Award

 Military Association Memberships
Post 1621, Kienow-Hilt PostUnited States Navy Cruiser Sailors AssociationBranch 376United States Navy Memorial
Post 209National Chief Petty Officers AssociationPatriot Guard RidersUSS Reeves (DLG/CG-24) Association
Navy Together We ServedAmerican Gulf War Veterans Association
  1981, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1621, Kienow-Hilt Post (Member) (Janesville, Wisconsin) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1981, United States Navy Cruiser Sailors Association [Verified]
  1982, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 376 (Member) (Madison, Wisconsin) [Verified]2 - Chap. Page
  1986, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  1989, American Legion, Post 209 (Adjutant ) (Orfordville, Wisconsin) [Verified]1 - Chap. Page
  1999, International Chief Petty Officers Association
  1999, National Chief Petty Officers Association [Verified]
  2006, Patriot Guard Riders
  2006, USS Reeves (DLG/CG-24) Association [Verified]
  2007, Navy Together We Served [Verified]
  2008, American Gulf War Veterans Association

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Iran Hostage Crisis
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The Iran hostage crisis was a diplomatic standoff between Iran and the United States. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979, to January 20, 1981 after a group of Iranian students belonging to the Muslim Student Followers of the Imam's Line, who supported the Iranian Revolution, took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. It stands as the longest hostage crisis in recorded history.

The crisis was described by the Western media as an “entanglement” of “vengeance and mutual incomprehension.” President Jimmy Carter called the hostages “victims of terrorism and anarchy” and said, “The United States will not yield to blackmail.” In Iran, it was widely seen as a blow against the United States and its influence in Iran, including its perceived attempts to undermine the Iranian Revolution and its longstanding support of the recently overthrown Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, who had led an autocratic regime.

After his overthrow in 1979, the Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was purportedly admitted to the United States for cancer treatment. Iran demanded that he be returned to stand trial for crimes he was accused of committing during his reign. Specifically, Pahlavi was accused of committing crimes against Iranian citizens with the help of his secret police, the SAVAK. Iranians saw the decision to grant him asylum as American complicity in those atrocities. The Americans saw the hostage-taking as an egregious violation of the principles of international law, which granted diplomats immunity from arrest and made diplomatic compounds inviolable.

The crisis reached a climax when, after failed efforts to negotiate the hostages’ release, the United States military attempted a rescue operation using ships, including the USS Nimitz and USS Coral Sea, that were patrolling the waters near Iran. On April 24, 1980, the attempt, known as Operation Eagle Claw, failed, resulting in the deaths of eight American servicemen and one Iranian civilian, as well as the destruction of two aircraft.

Shah Pahlavi left the United States in December 1979 and was ultimately granted asylum in Egypt, where he died from complications of cancer on July 27, 1980. In September 1980, the Iraqi military invaded Iran, beginning the Iran–Iraq War. These events led the Iranian government to enter negotiations with the U.S., with Algeria acting as a mediator. The hostages were formally released into United States custody the day after the signing of the Algiers Accords, just minutes after the new American president, Ronald Reagan, was sworn into office.

The crisis is considered a pivotal episode in the history of Iran–United States relations. Political analysts cite it as a major factor in the trajectory of Jimmy Carter’s presidency and his loss in the 1980 presidential election. In Iran, the crisis strengthened the prestige of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini and the political power of theocrats who opposed any normalization of relations with the West. The crisis also led to the United States’ economic sanctions against Iran, further weakening ties between the two countries.
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