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Sylvester Wilson
BMC, USN, Retired
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Sylvester Wilson
BMC (DV)(SS)(DSV) USN 1952-1975
11100 4th Ave W #2
Everett, WA 98204

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Served 1952 thru 1975.  Boot camp at Bainbridge Maryland.  Entered Navy at 16 
years old broke boot went to Amphibs.  Served on various "Tin Cans".  1957 
went to second class diver school, Year later went mixed gas.  1966 went Sat.  
Worked with Sea-Lab.  Becmae DSRV Pilot.  1969-1971 two years in Viet Nam 
as Combat Salvor.  Served with SubDevGru 1 with Special Ops.  First BM to enter 
Subs since 1948.  Served in USS Halibut SSN 587.  Went to Keyport Washington 
for shore duty.  Retired 1975 from there.  Worked Oil Fields in Gulf  of Mexico 
for short period.  Will retire from Divers Institute of Technology in July 2015 
after 40 years.

Retired from the Navy in 1975 and is a graduate of the USN
School of Diving and Salvage and the USN Saturation Diving School. In his
distinguished career as a diver, he spent eight years as a saturation diver
where he completed a then unprecedented world record dive of 1010'.
He was also a USN Salvage and Saturation Diving Instructor for two years.
Mr. Wilson joined the DIT staff in 1975.He has a B.A. in Management, an A.S.
in metallurgy, and an A.A. in Professional Management.

The first chief boatman to qualify for submarine service,
He belonged to the first open water diving team to reach 1,010
feet. He was recognized with Purple Hearts for his service in Vietnam and Korea; he also received a Bronze Star.

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