Steelhammer, Paul, MM2

Machinists Mate
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Life Member
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Current Service Status
USN Veteran
Current/Last Rank
Petty Officer Second Class
Current/Last Primary NEC
MM-9348-Machinists Mate
Current/Last Rating/NEC Group
Machinists Mate
Primary Unit
1979-1983, MM-0000, USS Camden (AOE-2)
Previously Held NEC
MM-9901-Nuclear Propulsion Plant Operator Trainee
MM-0000-Machinist's Mate
Service Years
1977 - 1983
Official/Unofficial US Navy Certificates
Cold War
Order of the Golden Dragon
Persian Excursion
MM-Machinists Mate
One Hash Mark

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

US Navy Honorable Discharge Order of the Shellback Order of the Golden Dragon Cold War Veteran

 Military Association Memberships
National Rifle Association (NRA)Post 29Post 1351, Sidney Severns PostContra Costa Chapter
Branch 10United States Navy Memorial AE/AOE Sailors Association (AESA)Diablo Squadron/Training Ship Concord
Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors
  1979, National Rifle Association (NRA) [Verified]
  1987, American Legion, Post 29 (Recorder) (Martinez, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  1987, Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States (VFW), Post 1351, Sidney Severns Post (Member) (Martinez, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2001, Navy League of the United States, Contra Costa Chapter (Member) (California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, Fleet Reserve Association (FRA), Branch 10 (Member) (San Leandro, California) [Verified] - Chap. Page
  2008, United States Navy Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page
  2008, AE/AOE Sailors Association (AESA) [Verified]2 - Assoc. Page
  2008, United States Navy Sea Cadet Corps (USNSCC), Diablo Squadron/Training Ship Concord (Concord, California)
  2011, Sons and Daughters of Pearl Harbor Survivors

 Countries Deployed To or Visited

World Map

Svalbard Spain United States of America Antarctica South Georgia Falkland Islands Bolivia Peru Ecuador Colombia Venezuela Guyana Suriname French Guiana Brazil Paraguay Uruguay Argentina Chile Greenland Canada United States of America United States of America Israel Jordan Cyprus Qatar United Arab Emirates Oman Yemen Saudia Arabia Iraq Afghanistan Turkmenistan Iran Syria Singapore China Mongolia Papua New Guinea Brunei Indonesia Malaysia Malaysia Tiawan Philippines Vietnam Cambodia Laos Thailand Burma Bangladesh Sri Lanka India Bhutan Nepal Pakistan Afghanistan Turkmenistan Tajikistan Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Japan North Korea South Korea Russia Kazakhstan Russia Montenegro Portugal Azerbaijan Armenia Georgia Ukraine Moldova Belarus Romania Bulgaria Macedonia Serbia Bosonia & Herzegovina Turkey Greece Albania Croatia Hungary Slovakia Slovenia Malta Spain Portugal Spain France Italy Italy Austria Switzerland Belgium France Ireland United Kingdom Norway Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Russia Poland Czech Republic Germany Denmark The Netherlands Iceland El Salvador Guatemala Panama Costa Rica Nicaragua Honduras Belize Mexico Trinidad & Tobago Puerto Rico Dominican Republic Haiti Jamaica The Bahamas Cuba Vanuatu Australia Solomon Islands Fiji New Caledonia New Zealand Eritrea Ethiopia Djibouti Somalia Kenya Uganda Tanzania Rwanda Burundi Madagascar Namibia Botswana South Africa Lesotho Swaziland Zimbabwe Mozambique Malawi Zambia Angola Democratic Repbulic of Congo Republic of Congo Gabon Equatorial Guinea Central African Republic Cameroon Nigeria Togo Ghana Burkina Fassu Cote d'Ivoire Liberia Sierra Leone Guinea Guinea Bissau The Gambia Senegal Mali Mauritania Niger Western Sahara Sudan Chad Egypt Libya Tunisia Morocco Algeria
Map Legend: 4%, 12 of 263 Territories

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 Remembrance Profiles -  25 Sailors Remembered
  • Fries jr, Henry Oscar, CPO, (1940-1962)
  • Kohler, EJ "Chuck", PO1, (1941-1947)
  • Means, James Wilber, F1c
 Photo Album   (More...

 Ribbon Bar

 Enlisted/Officer Basic Training
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  1977, Recruit Training (Great Lakes, IL), 9435
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Advancement Schools and CoursesNuclear Power School (Student)USS Camden (AOE-2)NAVCOMSTA Philippines (NCSP)
NAVSTA Treasure IslandNaval Schools Command Treasure Island (Faculty Staff), NTTC Treasure Island (Faculty Staff)
  1977-1978, MM-9348, (MM) Machinist's Mate A School
  1978-1978, MM-9901, Nuclear Power School (Student)
  1978-1979, MM-9901, Nuclear Training School Prototype Unit (Student) Idaho Falls
  1979-1983, MM-0000, USS Camden (AOE-2)
  1981-1981, MM-0000, NTCC Subic
  1981-1982, MM-0000, Transient Personnel Unit (TPU) , NAVSTA Treasure Island
  1982-1982, MM-0000, Naval Schools Command Treasure Island (Faculty Staff), NTTC Treasure Island (Faculty Staff)
 Reflections on Service
Please describe who or what influenced your decision to join the Navy.
Whether you were in the service for several years or as a career, please describe the direction or path you took. What was your reason for leaving?
If you participated in any military operations, including combat, humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, please describe those which made a lasting impact on you and, if life-changing, in what way?
Of all your duty stations or assignments, which one do you have fondest memories of and why? Which was your least favorite?
From your entire military service, describe any memories you still reflect back on to this day.
Of all the medals, awards, formal presentations and qualification badges you received, or other memorabilia, which one is the most meaningful to you and why?
Which individual(s) from your time in the military stand out as having the most positive impact on you and why?
Can you recount a particular incident from your service, which may or may not have been funny at the time, but still makes you laugh?
What profession did you follow after your military service and what are you doing now? If you are currently serving, what is your present occupational specialty?
What military associations are you a member of, if any? What specific benefits do you derive from your memberships?
In what ways has serving in the military influenced the way you have approached your life and your career? What do you miss most about your time in the service?
Based on your own experiences, what advice would you give to those who have recently joined the Navy?
In what ways has helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
 Other News, Events and Photographs
  flags & patriotic stuff70
  Books of interest4
  USS Carney Launch5
  My son15
  Sharon, My wife of 25 years and counting5
  odds and ends from the orlop23
  my scouts7
  Maine & Moxie3
  Patriotic postage35
  USS Kilty
  USS Hornet Apollo 12 return to Pearl6
  Trip to Bremerton Wa Aug20093
  Lone Sailor Statues4
  USS Ward1
  NTWS Family1
  Jul 13, 1983, Discharge1
  Aug 27, 2011, Eagle project Done.
  Sep 12, 2011, Forum Photos23
  Dec 22, 2011, Marines Memorial Hotel, Club, and Theater11
  Nov 04, 2012, General Photos
  Mar 23, 2014, Message Photos6
  Dec 12, 2014, Snowball Express 7
 Additional Information
What are you doing now:

Asst Scoutmaster, Scoutmaster, Commitee Chair, Asst Scoutmaster  Charter Org Rep and Advancement Chair for Troop 370, Concord, CA

VFW Charter Org Rep for CSA Pack 1351 and BSA Troop 1351, Martinez Ca.

Muir District, MDSC, BSA Unit Commissioner, 

 Webmaster Diablo Squadron USNSCC:

Sewage/Reclaimation Plant Operator (Ret)

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