Twigg, Richard, BMCM

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Master Chief Petty Officer
Last Primary NEC
9580-Command Master Chief
Last Rating/NEC Group
Boatswain's Mate
Primary Unit
1988-1989, Cruiser Destroyer Group 2, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
Service Years
1959 - 1989
BM-Boatswain's Mate
Seven Hash Marks

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Home State
Maryland
Maryland
Year of Birth
1942
 
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Contact Info
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Last Address
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Date of Passing
Feb 26, 2011
 
Location of Interment
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 Ribbon Bar
Surface Warfare Enlisted Badge
Petty Officer in Charge (Small Craft) Badge

 

 Official Badges 

Master Chief Petty Officer of the Command Senior Chief Petty Officer of the Command US Merchant Marine Service Assault Boat Coxswain

Gun Captain (pre-1969) US Navy Retired 30


 Unofficial Badges 

Order of the Shellback Persian Gulf Yacht Club




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Fully Retired from Charleston County Sheriff's office
   
Other Comments:
Not Specified
   

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
USS Proteus (AS-19)USS Fulton (AS-11)USS Hunley (AS-31)Formal Schools and Training Courses
Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) CourseUS NavyRiver Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13), USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)NAVSTA Key West, FL
Naval Underwater Systems Center (NUSC)NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PRUSS Takelma (ATF-113)COMSUBRON 14, COMSUBLANT
USS Brumby (FF-1044)NAVSTA Great Lakes, ILUSS Richmond K. Turner (CG-20)Cruiser Destroyer Group  2, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)
  1960-1963, BM-0000, USS Proteus (AS-19)
  1963-1964, BM-0000, USS Fulton (AS-11)
  1964-1967, ND-5343, USS Hunley (AS-31)
  1966-1966, BM-5343, Deep Sea Diving School
  1967-1968, BM-5343, Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Course
  1968-1969, BM-5343, USS Woolsey (DD-437)
  1968-1969, BM-0164, River Assault Squadron-13 (RIVRON-13), USN Mobile Riverine Force Task Force-117 (TF-117)
  1969-1971, ND-5343, NAVSTA Key West, FL
  1971-1972, BM-0171, Naval Underwater Systems Center (NUSC)
  1972-1975, USS Natick (YTB-760)
  1975-1978, BM-0161, NAVSTA Roosevelt Roads, PR
  1978-1979, USS Takelma (ATF-113)
  1981-1982, COMSUBRON 14, COMSUBLANT
  1983-1985, 9580, USS Brumby (FF-1044)
  1985-1986, NAVSTA Great Lakes, IL
  1986-1988, USS Richmond K. Turner (CG-20)
  1988-1989, Cruiser Destroyer Group 2, Commander, Naval Surface Force, Atlantic (COMNAVSURFLANT)

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Reflections on MCPO Twigg's US Navy Service
 
 Reflections On My Service
 
PLEASE DESCRIBE WHO OR WHAT INFLUENCED YOUR DECISION TO JOIN THE NAVY.
I was a high school drop out in the Merchant Marines and a WW2 Bosn encouraged me to shift over to the Navy. He had been in during war and peace and the stories and tales sounded better than what I had at the time.
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?
Deck seaman, diver , Boat Captain , BMC, BMCS CMC.
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?
Yes as a BMI(DV) I was a boat Captain of a river boat in Vietnam, this was significant to me as I still have contact with some of my 11 man crew that shared the death and maiming of US Sailors.
FROM YOUR ENTIRE MILITARY SERVICE, DESCRIBE ANY MEMORIES YOU STILL REFLECT BACK ON TO THIS DAY.
Going though diving school 13 started and me and a MM3 was the only two that completed the school.
WHAT PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF FROM YOUR MILITARY CAREER?
Navy Commendation with combat V for close combat with the enemy during numerous firefights
calmness under fire and causing a loss to the enemy.
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?
Diver as it was the hardest to get the instructors tried to make you drop out.
WHICH INDIVIDUAL(S) FROM YOUR TIME IN THE MILITARY STAND OUT AS HAVING THE MOST POSITIVE IMPACT ON YOU AND WHY?
A world war two BM3 that helped me as a brand new BM3 and he was the one that convinced me to
remain in the Navy.
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?
A ward room Stewart mate spilling split pea soup down the back of the commodores shirt and the commodore chasing the frightened seaman with a water pitcher.
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?
I joined the Sheriffs office and worked the Courts and transferred prisoners to and from jails and prisons. I am fully retired at present.
WHAT MILITARY ASSOCIATIONS ARE YOU A MEMBER OF, IF ANY? WHAT SPECIFIC BENEFITS DO YOU DERIVE FROM YOUR MEMBERSHIPS?
DAV, FRA FOP . I receive monthly news from the DAV that keeps me informed of the latest changes in benefits.
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?
Yes the discipline and training plus militarily bearing made it easy to adapt to Law Enforcement.
BASED ON YOUR OWN EXPERIENCES, WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO THOSE WHO HAVE RECENTLY JOINED THE NAVY?
Get all the formal education that you can ,and be content with the command you are in at the present and support it 100%.
IN WHAT WAYS HAS TOGETHERWESERVED.COM HELPED YOU REMEMBER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE AND THE FRIENDS YOU SERVED WITH.
Richard Twigg (Rick), BMCM - In what ways has TogetherWeServed.com helped you remember your military service and the friends you served with.
I have found old shipmates, kept in touch with prior ones and met new shipmates that we both have common interest.

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