Naval Historical Center
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Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060
Chief Communications Technician Richard Brantman was born in Rochester, Minnesota on 7 February 1924. After attending school in Eyota, Minnesota, he enlisted in the Navy in 1941. He received radio training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station in Illinois and had duty on USS Lardner and Sierra and at the Navy Radio Stations in Washington, DC and Seattle, Washington. By the end of World War II, Brantman had achieved the rate of Radioman First Class.
Named an Acting Chief Radioman in June 1949, his appointment was made permanent on 22 April 1952. Brantman's next assignment was the Naval Communication Station in Cheltenham, Maryland. He had duty at Naval Radio Stations in the Panama Canal Zone before reporting to USS Aldura and subsequently to the Naval Communications Station in Guam and the Naval Security Station, Washington, DC. His final posting was to the Naval Communications Station at Adak, Alaska. Redesignated a Chief Communications Technician during his last six year enlistment, Brantman was transferred to the Fleet Reserve on 27 February 1961.
Scope and Content Note
This collection contains the personal papers of Chief Communications Technician Richard Brantman. There is a small amount of material on Brantman and his Navy career, including certificates documenting his training and service, orders, news clippings, and a small amount of correspondence. This material makes up Series I, Biographical Information, and is arranged alphabetically.
Series II, Miscellaneous, contains items collected by Brantman during his service. Among the documents in this series are a commissioning program from USS Aldura, currency from China, Japan, and the Philippines, holiday menus from USS Sierra, Aldura, and President Adams, and an unidentified photograph, possibly of Brantman. This series is arranged alphabetically.
This collection should be cited as Papers of Chief Communications Technician Richard H. Brantman, Operational Archives Branch, Naval Historical Center, Washington, D.C.
Subject Headings (LCSH)
United States. Navy--History--Sources.
President Adams (Ship).
0.25 cubic feet
28 June 2002