Bud Neet served on the PT 323 with my dad. S1C Harry R Alexander.
My dad was on the 20mm that you can see on some of the pictures taken of the boat after it was hit. This is where ensign Adleman was killed, and my dad badly injured.
My dad remembered nothing after the boat was hit until he woke up in the hospital ship. Many years later the PT Boat reunion team contacted us, and my dad met up with Bud and a few other members of the 323, and other PT boaters. There he learned that Bud and another sailor held my dad for a few hours in the water until rescued.
This page has a pic of my dad (middle). He told me that this was Bud and the other sailor that held him in the water. I do not recall which is which. https://s1charryalex...05/memorabilia/
Bud lived in Oregon all of his life, and passed in 2002.
I attempted to contact his sons, to determine who is who, but the number listed is no longer in service