Meet Carlton Senior Living spotlight resident, Bud Schmidt – Bud is originally from Missouri and served in the Navy on the USS Rogers as a Petty Officer during the Korean War. While onboard, Bud was involved in saving the life of a pilot whose plane went down in the ocean. Bud and his fellow crew members pulled the pilot to safety with a grappling hook.
Bud has an Associate in Engineering degree from USC as well as an industry honorary engineering degree. He began working for Lockheed in Van Nuys, California after his service with the Navy was over. Bud then transferred to Lockheed in Sunnyvale in 1963.
Bud and his wife Shirley were married for 67 years and were the proud parents of two boys and two girls as well as seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Shirley was an Assistant Vice President at Wells Fargo. Bud and Shirley used to enjoy dancing and working on their genealogy as well as acting as teachers in their church where Bud was an Elder. He also served as a Scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts for three years.
Bud is currently working on his memoirs and enjoys jigsaw puzzles, which were a family tradition. He also writes poetry. He enjoys hearing stories from other people’s lives, so when you see Bud at Carlton Senior Living San Jose please stop and say hello.
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