U. S. Navy Recruiting

Butte, Montana



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I was assigned to Butte, Montana from 1967 - 1970 and have fond memories of Butte, and the town's friendly people. Two things of significant importance happened while assigned to Butte: I was advanced to Chief Petty Officer in April 1968, and our son, Troy was born one year latter.


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DK1 Ken Brown 1967 This is me when I first arrived at Butte in April 1967.
Advancement to Chief Petty Officer 1968 Being congratulated on my advancement to Chief Petty Officer by Lieutenant E. R. Blum, Recruiting Administrator for Montana.
New Chief Petty Officer New Chief Petty Officer. Khaki's were my favorite uniform.
Butte newspaper on my advancement to Chief Petty Officer This article was posted in the local Butte newspaper on my advancement to Chief Petty Officer.
My navy recruiting card My navy recruiting card.
Harrington's Bar & cafe I believe this was taken at Harrington's Bar & cafe.
Major McLween, AFEES Commanding Officer, Carolyn Blum, PNCS Frank Stelly and Lt. E. R. Blum directly behind me.
Me at my desk in the Federal Building Me at my desk in the Federal Building.
Receiving a "Letter of Commendation" Receiving a "Letter of Commendation" for outstanding performance of duty.
Colors at local school, Butte, Montana Myself and Gunnery Sgt. Herb Stern. I cannot recall the air force and army recruiters names.
 1124 Hobson Street, Butte, MT This photo was taken in 1968 at our home on 1124 Hobson Street.
Ann and Lynne with friends, Julie and Jimmy Astle Ann and Lynne with friends, Julie and Jimmy Astle, our next door neighbor's children. This was taken on the first day of school, September 1968.
Brown family music group I'm playing the steel, Ann the guitar, and Lynne singing. This was taken Christmas 1968. Ann had received the guitar from Santa.
PNCS Stelly & family having dinner with us on Christmas Day 1968 PNCS Stelly & family having dinner with us on Christmas Day 1968. His wife, Jane and children are on the right, back of me. Our son was born four months later and they were his Godparents.
Baby shower for Margo Baby shower for Margo hosted by the British Wives Club in Butte, Montana.
March 1969
Troy Allen Brown, born April 25, 1969 Our son, Troy Allen Brown, born April 25, 1969 at St. James Hospital, Butte, Montana.
Troy's first haircut 1969 Troy's first haircut.

1969
Troy, late December 1969. Of all the toys from Santa, he was contented with playing with a clothes hanger. Tape was wrapped around the hanger to prevent injury.
Troy, 1970 Troy
ca. 1970
Troy with sister Lynne and Godparents, PNCS Stelly and wife, Jane
Troy's first birthday, April 25, 1970, with sister Lynne and his Godparents, PNCS Frances and Jane Stelly.
Troy's first birthday party Troy's first birthday party.
Ann's first cake Ann's first cake.
Lynne's first communion, Butte Montana 1969
Lynne's first communion, Butte Montana 1969.
Easter 1970 Easter 1970 at 1124 Hobson St., Butte,. Montana
Lynne ready for school Lynne ready for school
Lynne and the Astle children Lynne and the Astle children (Julie, Joey, Timmy & Jimmy) camping. ca. 1968
Lynne's 7th birthday party Lynne's 7th birthday party, 30 May 1970. We were in the process of moving.
Moving Day, 31 May 1970 Moving Day, 31 May 1970, en route to USS Columbus (CG-12), Norfolk, Virginia.
Navy mail takes 14 years An interesting article on taking the postal service 14 years to return an applicants high school diploma.

These photos were taken during the 4th of July parade in 1967 with all branches of the armed forces participating. I can only recall a few of the names...MMC Williams, PNCS Stelly & Gunnery Sgt. Stern. The replica of the USS BAINBRIDGE (CGN-25) was provided by Naval Recruiting District Headquarters, Seattle, Washington.

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Butte revisited: These photos, except for M & M Saloon, were taken by John Astel in February 2002.

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Federal Building This is the Federal Building located on Main Street. Our office was located in room #308.
Looking down Main street, Bute, MT Looking down Main street on the corner of Granite. Hennessy's on the left, is now offices of Montana Power. M&M is on the right, down two blocks.
Looking west on Granite Looking west on Granite street from Main. The empty lot on the left is where AFEES used to be. The Montana Standard is on the right.
Harrington's Restaurant, now an antique store Harrington's Restaurant, corner of Broadway and Hamilton streets. They had the contract to feed enlistee applicants. It's now an antique store.
The head frame of the original mine The head frame of the original mine on Main street, just north of the Federal Building.
The Stewart Mine head frame The Stewart Mine head frame, looking south to the Highlands.
1124 Hobson Street in 2002 Our home on 1124 Hobson Street in 2002.
M & M Cigar Store (Saloon & Cafe) M & M Cigar Store (Saloon & Cafe). A great place to eat. This saloon has never closed since opening its doors in 1890.
Note: This not a typographical error.

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