Bud spent 22.5 years in the navy as a chief petty officer (e7). He served as the chief electrician on as many as 12 ships. His 3 favorite ships were the USS Sacramento, USS Sperry, and the USS Santa Clair. The Santa Clair was a submarine rescue ship and his favorite memories were when they would send lines down to subs as far as 1700 feet. Bud has 2 boys and 3 girls all very successful. He makes his home as Wiley Creek in Lebanon Oregon.