My name is Fred Schuler formally Frederick George Schuler III BM3. at BSU1 69&70.
Before my discharge I was in R.D.T.&E. Inside the BSU compound. There was a SEAL photographer that I worked for throwing out old photos. I snatched a couple and I just found one I'm sending you to see if you can figure out who it is. The other one is of Jim Bunning in one of the earlier boats. A fiberglass twin outboard about 18 ft. We had one at the amphib base too. I remember one of the officers, that had a Corvette, lost his drivers license, and for a while one of us on duty had to go across the harbor every morning, and take him back at night. I'll write you when I find more pic. FRED
The picture (above right) was probably taken in '68 and is of the original STAB boat. It was a Boston Whaler hull with 115hp outboard engines. I drove one before the LSSC's arrived in country. Spider (that was his nickname) was awarded a bronze star for piloting this craft to extract a seal squad from a canal on the Bassac River near Tan Dinh Island. Jim was married to his high school sweetheart, Janice and delivered flowers for a florist before he went into the Navy. I think Jim grew up in the Bellflower area. - Denny
HERE'S TWO PICS OF THE MSSC THAT GOT HIT WITH B-40 ROCKET MAY OR JUNE 1970 SEAFLOAT DET GOLF THAT BOB STONER TALKS ABOUT. I WAS COXSWAIN ON THE MSSC BUT DALE JOHNSON EM2 WANTED TO DRIVE SO I HAD A M60 RIGHT BEHIND HIM INCASE HE NEEDED HELP. - FRED
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