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Date: 07/01/2001
Guest: 751 (Reference ID: 237045)
Name: Greg Mitchell
Email Address: Gglatt8688@aol.com
Location: Sacramento CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-1978
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 07/01/2001
Guest: 752 (Reference ID: 236963)
Name: Sean McGiveron
Email Address: LoxGod@aol.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes from 1992- 1993
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/30/2001
Guest: 753 (Reference ID: 236780)
Name: Richard Schuessler AOCS RET
Email Address: richard_schuessler @hotmail.com
Location: Coram NY
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: with Air wing Two 1982 westpac
Comments: Was with VS-21 Also Made Chief on the westpac I Still have all my pictures of making Chief at Cube Chiefs club. Enjoyed visiting your webpage.... Thanks Richard Schuessler AOCS Ret.


Date: 06/30/2001
Guest: 754 (Reference ID: 236775)
Name: Richard Schuessler AOCS RET
Email Address: richard_schuessler @hotmail.com
Location: Coram NY
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/29/2001
Guest: 755 (Reference ID: 236594)
Name: Dustin Brown
Email Address: gernst@fmtc.com
Location: New Plymouth Idaho
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes-1988-1991
Comments: Looking for all my buddie that were stationed at Whidbey Island NAS, Washington. I have recently seen the Ranger at the Bremerton naval shipyard. It brings back great memories. Hope to hear from all of you soon!


Date: 06/27/2001
Guest: 756 (Reference ID: 235481)
Name: Terry Bryant
Email Address: fodfrd@ak2trvl.com
Location: Diamond Bar, CA
Homepage: http://www.ak2trvl.com/bryant.html
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: Nice site John - got here from an email you sent on eBay


Date: 06/26/2001
Guest: 757 (Reference ID: 235027)
Name: FLOR MONTIEL
Email Address: chica85008@yahoo.com
Location: arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: HELLO SHIPMATES OUT THERE! I am a sister of a ex-former shipmate on the USS RANGER CV-A 61 I am looking to find my brother he's name is GASPER MONTIEL. If anyone is to know anything please contact me at chica85008@yahoo.com I would appricate it thank you...


Date: 06/25/2001
Guest: 758 (Reference ID: 234762)
Name: Dave Garlits
Email Address: dgarlits@aol.com
Location: Wheeler AAF, Hawaii
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Westpac 1989 VMA(AW)-121
Comments: Heartbreaking to see my proud old ship in mothballs. It's like seeing a beloved relative in a nursing home. Westpac '89 was the best! Hawaii, Philipines, Thailand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Freemantle/Perth. My uncle was on the Ranger in 1959, and Don Garlits had a Navy recruiting picture shot on the flight deck with one of his Dragsters. I also heard that portions of one of the Star Trek movies was filmed on her. Fair weather and following seas to all Ranger shipmates wherever ye be.


Date: 06/25/2001
Guest: 759 (Reference ID: 234422)
Name: RICHARD A. METZGER
Email Address: SRMETZGER001@AOL.COM
Location: Wauchula, Florida
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1968-1071
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/24/2001
Guest: 760 (Reference ID: 234275)
Name: James "Sonny" Sarantos
Email Address: Dimitri54@AOL.COM
Location: CT
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Bicentennial (1973-1976)
Comments: "X" Div./Admin Dept. - YN3/2 for the Administrative and Executive Officers. Prepared the infamous Plan of the Day. Two West-Pac cruises. Great experience. Some wonderful guys. Hill and then Nicholson were Commanding Officers during my hitch.

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Date: 06/23/2001
Guest: 761 (Reference ID: 234032)
Name: Mitch Skinness
Email Address: Skinbow@webtv.net
Location: Dry Ridge Ky
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1984-1988
Comments: Served in the P-4 Division 2 AUX. Had some great times on the Ranger. Anyone from P-4 during these years out there? give me an email.


Date: 06/22/2001
Guest: 762 (Reference ID: 233655)
Name: Scott Roche
Email Address: ascottroche@aol.com
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: March 1985 - May 1988
Comments: If we weren't being surged to a trouble spot, it seemed we were a floating prop for Hollywood. My most memorable times in the Navy were aboard the true "TOP GUN" of the fleet. Ranger was and always will remain second to none. Favorite memory: Constellation on fire off San Diego and RANGER going green deck for flight ops tied to pier North Island to help a fellow ship in trouble.


Date: 06/21/2001
Guest: 763 (Reference ID: 232883)
Name: Ray C. Golleher
Email Address: rcgolleher_1@hotmail.com
Location: Poplarville, MS 39470
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: My brother RICHARD H. GOLLEHER served on the ranger 61, 62, 63, He just retired he called me from Sandiago and wanted me to see if I could find its home, so I just called him and told him when he gets to our cousins home in taft calif. to get on line.


Date: 06/21/2001
Guest: 764 (Reference ID: 232776)
Name: EDWARD SPELLMAN
Email Address: ES1449@WEBTV.NET
Location: TOWER HILL, ILL.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1974-1977 W-DIVISION
Comments: Great site,it brings back a lot of memories.I hope the ranger can make it as a museum,i know i sure would like to see it and get on board again. I would like to hear from any other W-DIVISION men or MAR-DET that served on board during this time period.


Date: 06/21/2001
Guest: 765 (Reference ID: 232734)
Name: Kevin Gould
Email Address: ABECSinSD@hotmail.com
Location: San Diego
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972-75 & 1985-90
Comments: Attached to Air Dept. V-2 Division. Waist cats 72-75. Bow Cats, Q.A. and Maint. 85-90. Looking to hear from any, all former shipmates. Now retired ABECS(AW) living in Chula Vista, Ca.


Date: 06/21/2001
Guest: 766 (Reference ID: 232733)
Name: Kevin Gould
Email Address: ABECSinSD@hotmail.com
Location: San Diego
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972-75 & 1985-90
Comments: I had my most memorable experiences aboard USS Ranger. I believe we had the best group of Ab's in the Navy during that tour.


Date: 06/18/2001
Guest: 767 (Reference ID: 231350)
Name: LARRY D. SUNNER
Email Address: gdlds@prodigy.net
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Homepage: http//pages.prodigy.net/gdlds
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes I.C. ( E Div ) 8/59 - 4/62
Comments: I have sighed in befor but want to go to the top of the page. I would like to here from any on who remembers that time aboard Ranger. I had some good friends in E Div. and around the ship I am especially looking for Ray (Willy) Williams the gitar player. We ran togather I was the worlds worst drummer. Jerry Eddins he was best man at my wedding. Dale Sutton we worked togather. Tommy Evens we were in boot togather and ended up on Ranger. E me anyone and I will respond. SAVE THE RANGER!!!!


Date: 06/17/2001
Guest: 768 (Reference ID: 231308)
Name: Mike Brophy
Email Address: bromj@hotmail.com
Location: Elma, IA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 67-68 WestPac-VF-154
Comments: All Hands, Great website. Wouldn't trade my Navy days for anything. Served on the Coral Sea and the Ranger. Both great Ladies. Love them now. Just courted them in the old days. Have several photos of my 67-68 Westpac with VF-154 "W.B.J.S", Worlds Best Jet Squadron. Hope to get them on here soon. My opinion on the Viet Nam War, "We were always right". Best Regards to all of you, Mike Brophy AQF-2


Date: 06/17/2001
Guest: 769 (Reference ID: 231262)
Name: David Winn
Email Address: dwinn440@earthlink.net
Location: Fremont NC
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1985 to 1988
Comments: You site brings back alot of good and bad memories. Unfortunately most of my ranger memorablity was lost in a house fire a few years back but will look around to see if I still have any thing.


Date: 06/16/2001
Guest: 770 (Reference ID: 230874)
Name: Mark Vuylsteke
Email Address: buglyother@hotmail.com
Location: Waukegan, IL
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979-1982
Comments: Thanks for sending the link to your web site! There are great memories and pictures on there. I would like to send you a wespac cruise book 80-81 for pictures if you would like it. If you do (or don't) please e-mail me back and send me your address. Sincerely, BT2 Mark Vuylsteke

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Date: 06/16/2001
Guest: 771 (Reference ID: 230756)
Name: david roche
Email Address: sandhilldavid@hotmail.com
Location: oregon
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1969-1971 S-6
Comments: Looking for anyone else who served in S-6 or S-7 including but not limited to bob snyder, floyd slayton, chuck mcbrien, fred williams, jim dozier, bill mcguire, joe goswick...still get seasick, man?, cecil karstensen, john alexander, fred meyer, gary griswold, ted westberg, ivan harper, steve mcelhaney, monty o'neil, tim hilton, paul charette, george delancy, juan irizarry, joe mcfalls, dennis roche, terry hobbs, stan hodnicki, paul fegan and steve duhrs. also, dave navarro, remember the peking duck in hong kong? dave givens, bob linger and tony attell.


Date: 06/14/2001
Guest: 772 (Reference ID: 230066)
Name: Jay Powelson
Email Address: jaypowelson@hotmail.com
Location: Marysville, Wa.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes, 1983-1984
Comments: Assigned to VAW-112 as Line Chief and Night Check Flightdeck Coordinator. My last cruise and the wirst as far as liberty went. Two stops in Hawaii and Two in Subic. 121 day IO line period with fire. Retired in'88. Now work at Boeing delivering brand new 777 airliners. Much better.


Date: 06/14/2001
Guest: 773 (Reference ID: 229903)
Name: Joseph W. Zieris
Email Address: jzieris@worldnet.att.net
Location: Laguna, New Mexico
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VA-165 1968 - 1969
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/13/2001
Guest: 774 (Reference ID: 229582)
Name: Craig Burke Rm3
Email Address: burkus1@aol.com
Location: Bartow, Fl.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1990-1993
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/13/2001
Guest: 775 (Reference ID: 229562)
Name: Tony Telles
Email Address: ttelles@nmt.edu
Location: New Mexico
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes I did. 1971-1974
Comments: I was an AO3 in the GM Weapons Division Ships Company.


Date: 06/13/2001
Guest: 776 (Reference ID: 229522)
Name: Howard D. Cohen
Email Address: HCOHEN636@AOL.COM
Location: A-4 Fresh air snipe
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Apr.75 thru Aug. 79
Comments: What a great site, brings back alot a good memories. I served in both 4mmr P-4 in 76,was tad to mess cooking for 3months. than I tranfered to Air Conditioning and Refrigeration gang.New olot of hole snipes in all the 4maines and aux rooms as much of our eguipment was all over the ship. worked with eletronic cooling systems for all the radar suites. My nick name was sparklets up in spins 48 radar. If anybody remembers me from 76 and 79 cruises please drop me line


Date: 06/11/2001
Guest: 777 (Reference ID: 228763)
Name: J.J. MILLER
Email Address: None
Location: CALIFORNIA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1973 TO 76 with VA-113
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/10/2001
Guest: 778 (Reference ID: 228331)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1957 to 1959
Comments: I left The Ranger when I was almost 20 years old in 1959. I had my 63rd. birthday on Thursday, June the 7th. It's been a long time since then huh ? I would like to hear from an old shipmate of mine by the name of "Nelson Tuggle". Homer (Ken) Green


Date: 06/09/2001
Guest: 779 (Reference ID: 227682)
Name: Reginald K Hawkins IC3
Email Address: coyote49re@cs.com
Location: South Carolina
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1971-73
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/08/2001
Guest: 780 (Reference ID: 227573)
Name: Mike Dirksen
Email Address: mikedirksen@webtv.net
Location: Oklahoma City, Okla
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: From 1983-1986, from 1992-1993
Comments: I really enjoyed being on the Ranger both times I was there. I liked being able to be stationed there for the yard period in 84-85, in Bremerton,and, of course all the good ports like Pusan, Perth, Sydney, Subic Bay, Yokosuka, and even Dubai. The worst memory I have there is the day I first came aboard the boat just two days after the multiple fatality fire in 83, to find 3 Main, and the Personel Office passage way pretty much gutted.

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Date: 06/08/2001
Guest: 781 (Reference ID: 227524)
Name: Kenneth D. Till
Email Address: kdtill@hotmail.com
Location: San Diego, Calif
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978 through 1980
Comments: Spent my time in the Forward Lite Water Shop and Shipfitter Shop while on the "Danger Ranger". I was the HT from Repair 7F who went out on to the starboard "horn" to take a look at the bow after we hit that tanker in 1979 on our way to the Indian Ocean. (That would have been my third trip since 1971.) Yep. We sure bent that puppy over. Ding up quite a few yards of catwalk to. We lost a good CO over that one. This black shoe fresh air snipe wants to say thank you to the brown shoe flight deck type who lent me his life vest before I went out there at 0 dark 30 to sneak that peek. I still can't swim a stroke. Thanks brother.


Date: 06/08/2001
Guest: 782 (Reference ID: 227118)
Name: Mike Strong
Email Address: gnorts1@aol.com
Location: Raleigh NC
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 82-87
Comments: Visiting again. Good hearing from Scott, Shortell, Linx, Kowoloski, and others. Anybody form P-2 out there give Bubbie a call.


Date: 06/08/2001
Guest: 783 (Reference ID: 227112)
Name: Ken Peacock
Email Address: kpeacock@wwc.com
Location: San Jose California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1984-1988
Comments: I was BT-2 Peacock back then. I was a BTOW in 2 main. Are there any other snipes in the wood pile? I am interested to know if in her earlier days if she had pnuematic boiler controls, or if she was all valves?


Date: 06/07/2001
Guest: 784 (Reference ID: 226395)
Name: Randy P Kilburn
Email Address: Randal.Kilburn@West.Boeing.com
Location: Salt Lake City
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987/1991
Comments: I was assigned to the AIMD Dept. in the Airframes shop. some of my shipmates were Chris Morris, John Dahlquist, Mike Macmanus, Chaz Peikarz, and a few others, The memories of my time on board I will never forget (Especially those long nights as sponson watch!)


Date: 06/06/2001
Guest: 785 (Reference ID: 226117)
Name: Edward Domangue
Email Address: Foureeec@peoplepc.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1958 - 1960
Comments: U.S.M.C. Served with the Marine Detachment and would love to hear from other Marines from that tour of duty. Enjoyed everything about the Ranger especially the cruises to Japan and other ports..


Date: 06/05/2001
Guest: 786 (Reference ID: 225803)
Name: Robert G. Barnes
Email Address: bobbarnesforcom.net
Location: Pittsburgh,Pa.
Homepage: NONE
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: NO
Comments: Was on the Valley Forge 55 to 59 in the oil shack. Looking for ship mates that tran. from the Valley around that time.


Date: 06/05/2001
Guest: 787 (Reference ID: 225573)
Name: John R. Kaufman
Email Address: hokedriver@aol.com
Location: Lake Charles, Louisiana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct. 1967-June 1970
Comments: Recon. a couple of names from that time period. Some of the most fun I had was when stationed aboard Ranger.


Date: 06/04/2001
Guest: 788 (Reference ID: 224890)
Name: Ron Fischer OSCM(SW) Ret
Email Address: OSCMSW1@aol.com
Location: Mukilteo, wa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1990-1991 embarked with VAQ-131
Comments: CMC VAQ-131 Lancers. Embarked during Desert Storm


Date: 06/03/2001
Guest: 789 (Reference ID: 224482)
Name: Nancy Biddle
Email Address: Nan656@aol.com
Location: St Pete Beach Florida
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: Lost my brother, David Pies, in aircraft accident over Indian Ocean in August 1982. Six on board plane, only one found. Based on Ranger. Do you have pictures or information from 1982?


Date: 05/31/2001
Guest: 790 (Reference ID: 223306)
Name: Steve Galinowski
Email Address: sjgal@home.com
Location: Michigan City, IN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct 70-April 72
Comments: Was an LI-3 in the Print Shop. Print Shop members I'd like to hear from, Bruce Smolinski, Cleveland OH, Joe Denson, Springfield OH, Ron "Seaman" Beaman NY,NY, and the "Fat Rat" Philly PA. Also for you S-3 members can anyone find Jim "Mac" MacDonald, from South Bend, IN. He disappeared from the face of the earth and he's my daughter Godfather.

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Date: 05/31/2001
Guest: 791 (Reference ID: 223304)
Name: Steve Galinowski
Email Address: sjgal@home.com
Location: Michigan City, IN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct 70-April 72
Comments: Was an LI-3 in the Print Shop. Print Shop members I'd like to hear from, Bruce Smolinski, Cleveland OH, Joe Denson, Springfield OH, Ron "Seaman" Beaman NY,NY, and the "Fat Rat" Philly PA. Also for you S-3 members can anyone find Jim "Mac" MacDonald, from South Bend, IN. He disappeared from the face of the earth and he's my daughter Godfather.


Date: 05/31/2001
Guest: 792 (Reference ID: 223301)
Name: Steve Galinowski
Email Address: sjga;@home.com
Location: Michigan City, IN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct 70-April 72
Comments: Was an LI-3 in the Print Shop. Print Shop members I'd like to hear from, Bruce Smolinski, Cleveland OH, Joe Denson, Springfield OH, Ron "Seaman" Beaman NY,NY, and the "Fat Rat" Philly PA. Also for you S-3 members can anyone find Jim "Mac" MacDonald, from South Bend, IN. He disappeared from the face of the earth and he's my daughter Godfather.


Date: 05/31/2001
Guest: 793 (Reference ID: 223208)
Name: J0HN J FREITAS JR
Email Address: jfreitas@home.com
Location: Santee, Ca
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1981 to 1983
Comments: I was the message center chief and LCPO after RMCM Kendrick left. Was an RMCS at the time. Retired in 1989 off of Jouett as the CMC.


Date: 05/31/2001
Guest: 794 (Reference ID: 223203)
Name: terryman
Email Address: teturner@firstam.com
Location: Anaheim,Ca,USA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1980-83
Comments: Just thought I'd check in. I reported on board into the GSE shop and was discharged out of the ASWOC in OT Division. Anybody out there know Jack Zabawa or Jim Rozling? I'm also trying to track down the kewl cruise book from '82, the blue on with the siver Ranger emblem on it. Looking back, I really cherish my time on board our lady. I always like hearing from former shipmates. Drop me a line anytime!!!


Date: 05/30/2001
Guest: 795 (Reference ID: 222477)
Name: Bob Koerber SMC(SW) RET.
Email Address: n4bk@hiwaay.net
Location: Hartselle, AL
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1977-1979
Comments: Ranger was my first ship. Fresh out out Signalman "A" School and 17 years old. Hade a blast on her and grew up alot before I left at the ripe old age of 19! Any Sigs out there from that time frame?


Date: 05/29/2001
Guest: 796 (Reference ID: 221912)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957 to 1959
Comments: I am looking for someone that has an extra Ranger cruise book for 1957 to 1959. If so, would you be interested in selling it ? I sure would like to have one.


Date: 05/28/2001
Guest: 797 (Reference ID: 221733)
Name: Nick Mraz
Email Address: focusguru@aol,com
Location: Ft. Worth, Texas
Homepage: Will have one soon
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1963-1965
Comments: I came aboard while the Ranger was in Alemeda in '63. Served my time as a SM3 and remember the WOG day in 64 along with the U2 and fire incidents, and the drag race with the Kitty Hawk. Also the time when we road out the hurricane out of Subic after being ordered out of port. Many,many memories both sad and good. John you have an excellent site!!


Date: 05/28/2001
Guest: 798 (Reference ID: 221663)
Name: Karla Trude
Email Address: ktrude@sweetland-eng.com
Location: Morrisdale, Pennsylvania
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: My dad served on the USS Ranger from December of 1969 until May of 1970. His name is Russ Trude and he was a Petty Officer Second Class. His squadron was RVAH-5. His duties on board were photographic intelligence. If anyone would like to contact him you can email me and I will make sure he gets it. My father, mother and I would like to commend you on your site. Their is a ton of information about the Ranger on the site and it's very well layed out and displayed. This is the first time I got to see pictures of my dad's air craft carrier that he served on. THank you for that opportunity. Karla


Date: 05/28/2001
Guest: 799 (Reference ID: 221651)
Name: ty walker
Email Address: tb0ne30@cox-internet.com
Location: canyon, tx
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1991-1992
Comments: i was only aboard a short time nad i got hurt on board. so now i am a diabled veteran. i was blown off the flight deck by a ea-6b aircraft nad landed on elevator #4 but nayway i liked the site nad thx for the email ty


Date: 05/28/2001
Guest: 800 (Reference ID: 221404)
Name: Chuck Dock
Email Address: cjdock@home.com
Location: Auburn Hills, MI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 80-82
Comments: Very nice site, it brings back a lot of memories. I did a couple of west pacs between 80-82. I was stationed in Whidbey Is, WA. I have some photos of the ship and places we went. I will send you some after I hook up my scanner. You can post any of them you want. Chuck Dock

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Date: 05/27/2001
Guest: 801 (Reference ID: 221318)
Name: Walter Baker
Email Address: wbaker57@home.com
Location: Portland, Or
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 4/73-10/74 & 1/76-8/76
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 05/27/2001
Guest: 802 (Reference ID: 221225)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plank owner, 1957 to 1959
Comments: I want to wish all of my old shipmates, and all of the other members of the Armed Forces, a Happy Memorial Day. Homer (Ken) Green P. S. John Guy, I wish I was 59 again. My 63Rd. is coming up next week. Enjoy.


Date: 05/27/2001
Guest: 803 (Reference ID: 221224)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plank owner, 1957 to 1959
Comments: I want to wish all of my old shipmates, and all of the other members of the Armed Forces, a Happy Memorial Day. Homer (Ken) Green P. S.


Date: 05/27/2001
Guest: 804 (Reference ID: 221223)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plank owner, 1957 to 1959
Comments: I want to wish all of my old shipmates, and all of the other members of the Armed Forces, a Happy Mimorial Day. Homer (Ken) Green


Date: 05/26/2001
Guest: 805 (Reference ID: 220928)
Name: John R. Guy
Email Address: cva61guy@sunflower.com
Location: Kansas
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/ussrangerguy/index.html
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1961-1965
Comments: I just want to thank John Strother and Homer (Ken) Green for their wishes for my birthday. I've made it to 59 years and damn lucky and thankful. Today I took a brand new fishing pole (gift) and went fishing!!


Date: 05/26/2001
Guest: 806 (Reference ID: 220785)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plank Owner, 1957 to 1959
Comments: Happy Birthday John Guy. I,m not going to ask you how old you are. Keep up the good work you "GUYS" John, and Carol. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU........ Homer (Ken) Green


Date: 05/26/2001
Guest: 807 (Reference ID: 220783)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plank Owner, 1957 to 1959
Comments: Happy Birthday John Guy. I,m not going to ask you how old you are. Keep up the good work you "GUYS" HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU........ Homer (Ken) Green


Date: 05/26/2001
Guest: 808 (Reference ID: 220781)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plank Owner, 1957 to 1959
Comments: Happy Birthday John Guy. I,m not going to ask you how old you are. Keep up the good work you "GUYS" HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU........ Homer (Ken Green)


Date: 05/26/2001
Guest: 809 (Reference ID: 220709)
Name: G. O. (Jay) Yurth, Jr.
Email Address: yurthg001@hawaii.rr.com
Location: Hawaii
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: May 1986 - June 1989
Comments: I worked in CVIC-OZ Div. I made two West Pacs/Indian Oceans, made E-6 there and they flew me off 6 days before pulling into Perth. (DP1)


Date: 05/26/2001
Guest: 810 (Reference ID: 220648)
Name: John Strother
Email Address: strohs@fls.infi.net
Location: Fredericksburg,Va.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes-1957-1959
Comments: I would like to wish John Guy a very big happy birthday today and for everyone out there to join in with me. A big thank you to both John and Carol for this great site!

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Date: 05/25/2001
Guest: 811 (Reference ID: 220559)
Name: Randall Brown
Email Address: Rbulati@aol.com
Location: Las Vegas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: I was aboard from Oct 76-Oct 78
Comments: I joined the Ranger at NAS North Island in 76 just before she was to go to Bremerton for overhaul. I remember the flight deck being loaded with cars and trucks and the hangar bay was full of household goods for the family of the crew members that were riding her up to Bremerton. We also had quite a collection of dogs and cats on our trip up. I remember that the XO had an old pick up truck that he had been trying to sell for quite some time but no one wanted to by the junker. We hooked it up to the catapults and launched it over the side on our way to Bremerton. I stayed with her through the yard period and through workups after the yard. We got our first F-14 squadron on board in early 78. I remember one night I was up in vultures row watching them take off when an F14 experienced a cold cat shot. Just as the bird stared off the angle deck, the pilot and RIO punched out but the plane kept going at full afterburner. I thought it was going in the drink but it had a mind of its own. It began to head straight up in a vertical climb until I couldn't see the afterburners no more. About this time the air boss got on the horn and announced that a crash was imminent and for all hands to clear the flight deck. The bird had climbed vertical so far that it flamed out and started heading straight down at the ship. I headed back into the island structure but didn't shut the hatch all the way. I seen the Tomcat hit the water on our starboard side about 200 yards from amid ship and exploded because of the full load of fuel. I ended up making a Westpac and meeting up with the USS Nimitz in 78 when Nimitz launched the ill fated Irianian hostage rescue attempt. I was assigned to the Carrier Intelligence Center (CVIC) as an Intellligence Specialist. I ended up staying in the Navy for 21 years and retired as ISCS(AW/SW. I'm now a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Officer.


Date: 05/25/2001
Guest: 812 (Reference ID: 220521)
Name: WADE EVERETT
Email Address: kayehroberts@aol.com
Location: Destin, Florida
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1984-1988
Comments: Hello to all the guys in QOL division. I am still in the QOL mode in Destin/Fort Walton Beach! Jim Bowden, Art Stoll, and "The Goose" if you see this let me hear from you guys. I still owe you one.


Date: 05/25/2001
Guest: 813 (Reference ID: 220499)
Name: John M. Smith
Email Address: fiftyfiveshubox@aol.com
Location: Colorado
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1966-1969
Comments: Am interested in Ranger museum info. Looking for additional sources to locate shipmates from this time period. Have located seven at this time throgh Chucks site and word of mouth.


Date: 05/25/2001
Guest: 814 (Reference ID: 220497)
Name: John M. Smith
Email Address: fiftyfiveshubox@aol.com
Location: Colorado
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1966-1969
Comments: Am interested in Ranger museum info. Looking for additional sources to locate shipmates from this time period. Have located seven at this time throgh Chucks site and word of mouth.


Date: 05/24/2001
Guest: 815 (Reference ID: 220196)
Name: Bob Heinen
Email Address: bobnjenh@NCN.NET
Location: N central Iowa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: April 1967-Oct. 1970 V4 Div.
Comments: Really enjoy the site. Brings back a lot of memories. Keep up the good work. Thankyou very much. Bob.


Date: 05/24/2001
Guest: 816 (Reference ID: 220175)
Name: Larry E. Settle
Email Address: lsettle@kscable.com
Location: Wichita, KS
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes. May 1981 - Sept. 1983 (1) Wes Pac
Comments: Did (1) Wes Pac onboard the Ranger in 1982. Would love to hear from everyone! You can email me at lsettle@kscable.com


Date: 05/24/2001
Guest: 817 (Reference ID: 219924)
Name: Homer (Ken) Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1957 to 1959
Comments: I am looking for an old shipmate of mine. His name is Nelson Tuggle. We were in E-Division (power rewind shop). He was from Toledo, Ohio. If anyone knows of him, please let me know, or have him contact me. Thanks Ken Green........


Date: 05/24/2001
Guest: 818 (Reference ID: 219923)
Name: Homer (Ken Green)
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1957 to 1959
Comments: I am looking for an old shipmate of mine. His name is Nelson Tuggle. He was from Toledo, ohio. If anyone knows of him, please let me know, or have him contact me. Thanks Ken Green........


Date: 05/24/2001
Guest: 819 (Reference ID: 219922)
Name: Homer (Ken Green)
Email Address: None
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 05/24/2001
Guest: 820 (Reference ID: 219883)
Name: Stanley K. Baggett
Email Address: slbag66691@earthlink.net
Location: Chula Vista CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1992
Comments: Had a good time for my first and last tour on an Aircraft carrier. I was the ships Nuclear weapons assembly officer,Nuclear Weapons officer and finally the Elevator officer

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Date: 05/24/2001
Guest: 821 (Reference ID: 219867)
Name: Lee Marc Pollack
Email Address: leemarc@kiscomputers.net
Location: Virginia Beach, Vriginia
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-1979
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 05/23/2001
Guest: 822 (Reference ID: 219464)
Name: Gary Munger
Email Address: gary.munger@gte.net
Location: Plano, TX
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 1962 until June 1964
Comments: I was in the IO Division for the Ranger. I participated in the 4th Westpac cruise. I enjoyed Japan, Hong Kong, and the Phillipines. It was a great experience in life.


Date: 05/22/2001
Guest: 823 (Reference ID: 219189)
Name: Dan Shrader
Email Address: dshrader5@home.com
Location: Oklahoma City
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VF 154 1972-1973
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 05/22/2001
Guest: 824 (Reference ID: 219171)
Name: Robert W. Randall
Email Address: iarwr@aol.com
Location: Seattle, WA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: December '84 til June '88
Comments: I was onboard The Ranger in S-8 Division. I was an AK working in Ranger Mart then became the division Yeoman after our Yeoman transferred off. After Ranger I went to shore duty at NAS North Island working in AIMD/MTR until I got transfreed to Nas Whidbey Island where I went on a Med Cruise aboard the Uss Forrestal. I got out after 10 years for some crazy reason. I now work for the Seattle Times. One of the Newspapers here in Seattle. I miss the Navy alot but have many friends here who are still up on the Island and when I go to San Diego, I hook up with the guys still there. Email me if you were in S-8 or know me.


Date: 05/22/2001
Guest: 825 (Reference ID: 219050)
Name: Gary Munger
Email Address: gary.munger@gte.net
Location: Plano, TX
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 1962 to 1964
Comments: I was a Radar Technican on the Ranger. Spent most of my time in CIC.


Date: 05/21/2001
Guest: 826 (Reference ID: 218750)
Name: Robert Jack
Email Address: bobbydiggs63@hotmail.com
Location: Everett
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1984 thru 1986.
Comments: Some day to walk on her decks again. to relive some of the memories,like the filming of Top Gun and Star Trek Iv. I also heard that Ranger might become part of the Naval Museum and that her final homeport might be Everett.


Date: 05/21/2001
Guest: 827 (Reference ID: 218364)
Name: Rolando Fontecha
Email Address: rrfontecha@juno.com
Location: Tracy, Ca
Homepage: http://www.cchs1971.homestead.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec 1975 - June 1980
Comments: Ranger was my first ship. I served the first 1-1/2 years in 1st Div. and the rest in E-Div Power Shop and Lighting Shop. Completed WestPac '76, Overhaul '77, and WestPac '79 (The Pleasure Cruise).


Date: 05/21/2001
Guest: 828 (Reference ID: 218327)
Name: John Merrick
Email Address: joecool_47@hotmail.com
Location: Medical Lake WA.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VAQ-131 1990-1994
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 05/19/2001
Guest: 829 (Reference ID: 217273)
Name: Ron Doran
Email Address: rdoran07mediaone.net
Location: Clovis,CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 6/70 to 8/72
Comments: Was in the OA Division (Weather Office) as an AG2 and did a West Pac cruise from 8/70 until 6/71 then returned to Hunters Point for a Major overhual. I was saddened to learn that the ship was decommissioned. I have good memories of the time served onboard (funny...I was pretty happy to get off after the time served!). It would be nice to hear from others on that cruise.


Date: 05/18/2001
Guest: 830 (Reference ID: 217060)
Name: Homer Ken. Green
Email Address: kenna@suite224.net
Location: Conneaut, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957 to 1959
Comments: I am a plank owner on the Ranger. Made all of Her shake down cruises, and took Her around the horn to Cal. Thanks for the nice Site, and all of the Great Memories. Ken Green

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Date: 05/11/2001
Guest: 831 (Reference ID: 213847)
Name: David Northrup
Email Address: dadn55@yahoo.com
Location: Lynnwood Wa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 5-28-73 5-28-76
Comments: This site is getting better every time i visit.. I was wondering if any one has any thing regarding the printshop breaking records pertaining to the quanity of paper printed. I was there when we counted how many copys gone thru our presses and it came out over 1bil sheets.. Yes over 1bil sheets went thru our presses and thats at the 5mth period.. If any one has any article or pic. pertaining to this day please contact me


Date: 05/10/2001
Guest: 832 (Reference ID: 213169)
Name: Joseph Theis
Email Address: jdtheis@yahoo.com
Location: Newport Beach CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987-1991 OA Division (Weather)
Comments: Boy, I have a lot of memories of the Ranger, good and bad. I think I'm most grateful for the guys I served with. As weather men, there weren't a lot of us, so we were a tight group. All the places we went together, even the hard times in the Gulf, they were always there for me. I hope to hear from them.


Date: 05/09/2001
Guest: 833 (Reference ID: 212872)
Name: brian hulsey
Email Address: chemikal@mediaone.net
Location: visalia, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1991-1993
Comments: great site! served as a postal clerk onboard up until decomissioning. was actually part of the final crew. (i was the very last postal clerk ) ill have to go through all my stuff but im sure that i have things that i can contribute to the site. anyone looking for anythng postal related, let me know.


Date: 05/09/2001
Guest: 834 (Reference ID: 212778)
Name: ROGER GARY MCCOY
Email Address: Rgmccoy2000@aol.com
Location: Indian Springs, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1965-1967
Comments: Would like to hear from anyone assigned to S-2 Division. I was a store keeper attached to the cooks.


Date: 05/09/2001
Guest: 835 (Reference ID: 212765)
Name: montelle froit
Email Address: neverbetter11@yahoo.com
Location: po box 432 cotter, ar. 72626
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979-1983
Comments: I was with VA-113 for two Westpac cruises. PH# 870-435-2430


Date: 05/09/2001
Guest: 836 (Reference ID: 212764)
Name: Michael Edward Little
Email Address: mlittsr12345@hotmail.com
Location: Montgomery, AL 36109
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1965-1967
Comments: I was a cook (E-4) and if anyone out there remembers me, please e-mail me. I am looking for Gary McCoy. He was a store keeper attached to the cooks.


Date: 05/07/2001
Guest: 837 (Reference ID: 211543)
Name: Richard Thompson
Email Address: swatteam@2by2.net
Location: San Diego
Homepage: http://www.2by2.net/swatteam
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986-1988
Comments: I served on the RANGER in the "MARINE DETACHMENT", (MARDET),from 12/86-5/88. While on board Captain Davis was her CO & we were awarded the "BATTLE E" ribbon. As a Marine this is a very rare & hard ribbon to come by!! I am very proud to have had the opportunity to serve aboard a fine Naval Vessel as the RANGER & with the SAILORS who made her the effecient "WAR MACHINE" that she was!! (And to think I joined the Marine Corps so I wouldn't be SHARK BAIT!!) I hope that the Marines & Sailors who served aboard this Carrier all the best to them & their families.. Also, I just recently bumped into PO1 Taylor.(Ray Taylor) If anyone is looking to contact him email me..


Date: 05/06/2001
Guest: 838 (Reference ID: 211155)
Name: Mike Haynes
Email Address: HAYNESMMICHAEL@aol.com
Location: San Diego, California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: See comments.
Comments: I served aboard "Ranger" while assigned to VF-2 between 1984 and 1988. When the squadron boarded the ship, so did I. Although the nomadic life I lead during those years wore thin, I do have a certain nostalgia for this ship and am proud to have served aboard.


Date: 05/03/2001
Guest: 839 (Reference ID: 209682)
Name: T. J. TALLEY, AZC, USN (RET)
Email Address: P9D3@PERSNET.NAVY.MIL
Location: MILLINGTON, TN
Homepage: NONE
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES, VA-113, 1979 - 1982
Comments: WHAT A GREAT SITE; LOTS OF MEMORIES CAME FLOODING IN. AS A FORMER NAVY BRAT, I REMEMBER SEEING THE RANGER ALONG SIDE THE PIER IN ALAMEDA (MUST HAVE BEEN ABOUT 1958) WHILE WAITING FOR THE CORAL SEA TO RETURN FROM DEPLOYMENT. MY DAD SERVED WITH VF-154 ONBOARD RANGER (1967/68); THEN I HAD MY TURN. "TOP GUN" BECAME SOMETHING OF A FAMILY TRADITION; I WAS SADDENED BY THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF HER DECOMMISSIONING. BY THE WAY, NSA MEMPHIS STILL HAS ONE OF THE TWO RVAH-7 RA-5C'S (FROM THE LAST "HEAVY" DEPLOYMENT) ON STATIC DISPLAY - COMPLETE WITH RANGER MARKINGS. "USS RANGER" CONTINUES TO STAND PROUD FOR ALL TO SEE.


Date: 05/02/2001
Guest: 840 (Reference ID: 209439)
Name: Phil Cocciante
Email Address: pcoccian@vpn.cslb.ca.gov
Location: Sacramento, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1/82 - 12/85
Comments: Just checking in. Still looking for shipmates from the Post Office and Pri-Fly. Check out my photo's and story under Cruise Memories 1960 thru... I collect Ranger memorabilia. So anybody out there with patch's, pictures, etc. to sell send me an email.

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Date: 05/02/2001
Guest: 841 (Reference ID: 209222)
Name: W.S. Bitner
Email Address: bigdwag@email.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 81-87
Comments: GREAT SITE!!!!!!!!! S-5 Div.


Date: 04/30/2001
Guest: 842 (Reference ID: 208292)
Name: Jim Festa
Email Address: jimf@anythingit.com
Location: New Jersey
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957-1960
Comments: I was aboard to put her in Commission, enjoyed my time on board, was a great ship, Went from Norfolk Va. To Alamata Calif, around the Horn. In the picture you show of Gitmo, in 1957, this is on the shake down cruies. I will keep in touch, there is one other person in this area I know who was on board the same time. Thanks Jim Festa E-Div


Date: 04/30/2001
Guest: 843 (Reference ID: 208246)
Name: AK3 Larry Savage
Email Address: LSavage378@aol.com
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1966 to October 1969
Comments: Great site!!!!!!!!!!!! Have been looking at site before, but finally looked at guestbook and found 2 shipmates! Served in S-6 Divsion and would like to hear from other shipmates and looking for "Tiny" Ballinger and Jim Callaway


Date: 04/28/2001
Guest: 844 (Reference ID: 207630)
Name: John Olson
Email Address: handle@in-tch.com
Location: Kalispell Montana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1985-1989
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 04/27/2001
Guest: 845 (Reference ID: 207405)
Name: John C. Alt
Email Address: foxrun67@cs.com
Location: Arnold, MD
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 1991 - 1993
Comments: Thank you for contacting me, I have enjoyed this site. As a Ranger shipmate, I appreciate the work you put into the website. I will contact you regarding photographs and memorabilia that I have. Thank You, John C. Alt, Sr.


Date: 04/24/2001
Guest: 846 (Reference ID: 206072)
Name: JOSE LOPEZ
Email Address: JOLO930647@.AOL.COM
Location: EL PASO, TEXAS
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: APRIL 1975-SEPT. 1978
Comments: INTERESTED IN FINDING SOME OLD BUDDIES FROM E DIVISION DURING THIS TIME FRAME. EM2 JOSE LOPEZ PRESS ON.


Date: 04/24/2001
Guest: 847 (Reference ID: 205759)
Name: Russ Owens
Email Address: galaxierus@aol.com
Location: Milwaukee WI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No, Served aboard Mahan DLG 11 1/64-3/66
Comments: Quite an impressive site, John. Where do you find the time? Russ Owens DS2 USS MAHAN DLG 11


Date: 04/24/2001
Guest: 848 (Reference ID: 205677)
Name: JACK VANCHIERI
Email Address: MICABW@AOL.COM
Location: STATEN ISLAND N.Y.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957- 1958
Comments: I BOARDED THE RANGER IN NORFOLK WE TOOK A FEW CRUISES TO CUBA AND SET A SPEED RECORD GOING BACK TO NORFOLK. THEN I WAS ON BOARD FOR THE CRUISE TO OAKLAND . WE CROSSED THE EQUATOR IN JULY WE STOPPED IN TRINIDAD,RIO, WEWENT AROUND THE HORN THEN STOPPEDIN VALLPARISO CHILE,ALCAPULCO MEXICO AND INTO OAKLAND IT WAS A GREAT CRUISE.I THEN TRANSFERD TO THE USS BOXER CVS 21 WE WENT THRU THE PANNAMA CANAL AND TOOK HER INTO PORTSMITH AND COVERTED HER INTO THE USS BOXER LPH-4 WE BECAME THE FIRST ATTACK HELICOPTER CARRIER WE CARRIED 1400 MARINES. I ENLISTED OCT 31 1956 WENT TO BOOT CAMP IN BAINBRIDGE MD FROM THERE I WENT TO ELECTRIANS MATE CLASS A SCHOOL IN SANDIAGO CAL. THEN IN MAY 1957 I WENT TO SUBMARINE SCHOOL NEW LONDON CONN.AFTER SUB SCHOOL I WAS TRANSFERED TO THE RANGER.....I WAS DISCHARGED MAY 1969 THEY CALLED IT AA KITTY CRUISE 3 YEARS 10 MONTHS. I AM NOW 61 YEARS YOUNG RETIRED FROM SHEET METAL UNION LOCAL 28 N.Y. I AM MARRIED 40 YEARS 3 GREAT SONS AND A VERY SPECIAL DAUGHTER WE ALSO HAVE 4 GRANDCHILDREN AND ONE ON THE WAY LIFE IS GOOD GOD BLESS MY OLD SHIPMATES ........ JACK VANCHIERI EM3


Date: 04/23/2001
Guest: 849 (Reference ID: 205398)
Name: TOM COMBS
Email Address: tcombs@bevcomm.net
Location: WELLS,MN.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1980-1984
Comments: Iwas a holesnipe onboard ranger from 19/oct 80- 21 oct 84.MMI MURPHRY WAS MY LPO.I STEAMED P-1 DIVISION, 1MMR & 4MMR.


Date: 04/22/2001
Guest: 850 (Reference ID: 205171)
Name: robert l warlick
Email Address: rlwarlick@aol.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987-1991
Comments: would you happen to have a listing of the award RANGER received from 1987-1991. vr/robert

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Date: 04/22/2001
Guest: 851 (Reference ID: 205015)
Name: william furrer
Email Address: colearl@raex.comsal
Location: salem oh
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1969 to 1971
Comments: i have enjoy looking at the pictures of the ranger


Date: 04/22/2001
Guest: 852 (Reference ID: 204854)
Name: Bill Corbett
Email Address: vols24@charter.net
Location: Johnson City, TN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1967-1970
Comments: I was a PR with VAW-115. We had some Great times and bad times but I remember the Good Times. Anybody from VAW-115 E-Mail me.......


Date: 04/21/2001
Guest: 853 (Reference ID: 204608)
Name: frank hicks
Email Address: pertrus@aol.com
Location: san jose
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1960 to 1964
Comments: Was aboard the same time you were. Was in catapults and aresting gear. ab


Date: 04/19/2001
Guest: 854 (Reference ID: 203536)
Name: henry potoreiko
Email Address: hp2220@aol.com
Location: virginia beach
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 04/10/81-11/23/83
Comments: ther ranger was my first ship and hooked me on carriers ever since. i met a lot of good people and would like to find them to find out where they are and what they are doing these days. i'm retired as of 31aug00 and now work for the post office.


Date: 04/18/2001
Guest: 855 (Reference ID: 202796)
Name: Bill Whalen
Email Address: whalenwj@aol.com
Location: Springfield, VA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: OC Div 5/80 - 10/82
Comments: Great site! Brings back some very fond memories!


Date: 04/17/2001
Guest: 856 (Reference ID: 202533)
Name: Michael McLaughlin
Email Address: mmclaughlin67@hotmail.com
Location: New York
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 87-91
Comments: Just thinking about the Ranger brings the smell of deisel, to my nose,,some of the best times of my life were on deployment.I was in V/3,And if Petty officer Derrick Diggs happens to read this,,just want to say THANK YOU for being the ultimate role model, and the most squared away individual i have ever met.


Date: 04/17/2001
Guest: 857 (Reference ID: 202241)
Name: Steve Postemski ACC Ret
Email Address: stevepost@myexcel.com
Location: Battle Creek, MI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes. 5/78-11/79
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 04/17/2001
Guest: 858 (Reference ID: 202203)
Name: Shelli Ellingwood
Email Address: shelliellingwood@yahoo.com
Location: Sumner,Georgia
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: My husband, Todd, did April 1990 until July 1993
Comments: We both have some wonderful memories of the Ranger. We often think of the good ole times. There was nothing like the "family" you get from the ship. We still keep in touch with Paul Roths. If you know how we can get in touch with some of the guys from the P-3 Division, please e-mail usat:shelliellingwood@yahoo.com. Thanks.


Date: 04/17/2001
Guest: 859 (Reference ID: 202192)
Name: Todd Ellingwood
Email Address: shelliellingwood@yahoo.com
Location: Georgia
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1990-1993
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 04/15/2001
Guest: 860 (Reference ID: 201510)
Name: Robert Terry Jones
Email Address: tjones42@home.com
Location: Baton Rouge, La
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: W/P CRUISE '61,'62 & '62, '63(VAH-6)
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED

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Date: 04/15/2001
Guest: 861 (Reference ID: 201303)
Name: John Strother
Email Address: strohs@fls.infi.net
Location: Fred.,Va.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957-1959 - IC 2nd - E Div. - Plankowner
Comments: Just returned from this years reunion in Norfolk,Va. A great time was had by all.Met new friends as well as old ones.A great showing by fellow Plankowners as well as other groups.A big thank you for all the people who make the reunions possible.Next years will be in Chicago. Another big thank you to John and Carol for this great website! Happy Easter to all shipmates out there. John


Date: 04/14/2001
Guest: 862 (Reference ID: 200815)
Name: Ralph E Rasmussen
Email Address: razzmanaz@aol.com
Location: Estes Park Co.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977-80
Comments: Spent most of my time it the yards, And in depths of the ship as a machinist mate in 1 aux. fresh water man.


Date: 04/13/2001
Guest: 863 (Reference ID: 200605)
Name: Fred R. Moss , ACCM Retired
Email Address: ACE9FRM@aol.com
Location: Jacksonville, Fl
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: OC Div 1979-1982
Comments: A super web page, it brought back many memories and also several addresses of shipmates from those days. She was a great ship and I am proud to have sailed aboard her with so many great shipmates.


Date: 04/13/2001
Guest: 864 (Reference ID: 200338)
Name: John S. Smith
Email Address: jsmith@onlinemac.com
Location: McMinnville, OR
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct 64-Feb 67
Comments: Reported on board in Yokosuka and was assigned to the Admin Office. I transferred into the I&E office for a while and then was assigned to the Career Counselors office. Returned to the Admin Office in August '65 and stayed there until transferred in Feb '67. John, I do believe you and I worked together. Great site.


Date: 04/12/2001
Guest: 865 (Reference ID: 200160)
Name: Marc T. Puhl
Email Address: Caprockwx@aol.com
Location: Boone, Iowa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: May 1991 to July 1993
Comments: I served in OA Division. I was promoted to Chief (AGC) in September 1992 onboard the Ranger. My initiation was the last of the "old style" Chief initiations. I helped decommission the ship, serving as a final inspector for closing out shipboard spaces. I was also on the final cruise the Ranger made. A WestPac from August 1, 1992 until January 26th 1993. We spent two months in the Persian Gulf for Operation Southern Watch, then made an emergency full speed run from the Gulf, to the coast of Somalia. We were the first U.S. ship to arrive off of Somalia. Of the five WestPac's I made, this was the best, with port stops in Pearl Harbor, Pusan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Perth and Sydney.


Date: 04/12/2001
Guest: 866 (Reference ID: 200159)
Name: Marc T. Puhl
Email Address: Caprockwx@aol.com
Location: Boone, Iowa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: May 1991 to July 1993
Comments: I served in OA Division. I was promoted to Chief (AGC in Septtember 1992 onboard. My initiation was the last of the "old style" Chief initiations. I helped decommission the ship, serving as a final inspector for closing out shipboard spaces. I was also on the final cruise the Ranger made. A WestPac from August 1, 1992 until January 26th 1993. We spent two months in the Persian Gulf for Operation Southern Watch, then made an emergency full speed run from the Gulf, to the coast of Somalia. We were the first U.S. ship to arrive off of Somalia. Of the five WestPac's I made, this was the best, with port stops in Pearl Harbor, Pusan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Perth and Sydney.


Date: 04/12/2001
Guest: 867 (Reference ID: 200156)
Name: Marc T. Puhl
Email Address: Caprockwx@aol.com
Location: Boone, Iowa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: May 1991 to July 1993
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 04/12/2001
Guest: 868 (Reference ID: 199772)
Name: Jay Leone RD3
Email Address: jay904@gis.net
Location: Newton,Mass
Homepage: http://www.newtonfiredept.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1963-1966 oi div
Comments: was a radarman in oi div and worked in CIC from 63-66,just signing the book again so hopefully l'll hear from some old shipmate's l signed before but my name is way down near the bottom, and l know "Langerboat" sailors attention spans are not to long


Date: 04/10/2001
Guest: 869 (Reference ID: 199015)
Name: Joe Myers
Email Address: Carolmyers@attglobal.net
Location: Morris, Illinois
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1962-1965
Comments: I served in A5 division. We took care of liberty launches and of emergency generators.


Date: 04/10/2001
Guest: 870 (Reference ID: 198907)
Name: Marvin L. Fording
Email Address: mfording@ivy.tec.in.us
Location: Ft. Wayne In.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: FROM: AUG,1982 TO JULY 1986
Comments: I enjoy, being on the USS Ranger in the supply dept, S-8 div the only that i didn't like was the 121 days out to sea, I would do it all over again, If i had a chance. I have some pictures, and patchs also, Just wish i could find some way of getting some baseball caps of the Ranger.

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Date: 04/10/2001
Guest: 871 (Reference ID: 198906)
Name: Marvin L. Fording
Email Address: mfording@ivy.tec.in.us
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: FROM: AUG,1982 TO JULY 1986
Comments: I enjoy, being on the USS Ranger in the supply dept, S-8 div the only that i didn't like was the 121 days out to sea, I would do it all over again, If i had a chance. I have some pictures, and patchs also, Just wish i could find some way of getting some baseball caps of the Ranger.


Date: 04/06/2001
Guest: 872 (Reference ID: 196985)
Name: Robert P. Lombard
Email Address: mainerbob@hotmail.com
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: MAR 83 - DEC 86
Comments: Served in S-6, S-1, and WW Divisions. Lots of good people on Ranger. Still have a few souveniers like: The pot leaf button with red circle "Not on my ship not in my Navy" ( I liked that one!) And other things. Unfortunately most of my pictures from Danger Ranger (RE: Main space fire and collision at sea 1983) were lost.


Date: 04/05/2001
Guest: 873 (Reference ID: 196560)
Name: James A. Linder
Email Address: Ljames1396@aol.com
Location: Roseville, Calif
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: AE3 1967-69
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 04/05/2001
Guest: 874 (Reference ID: 196519)
Name: Len J. Sholtz
Email Address: silversurferlen@netscape.net
Location: Trenton, Mi.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec. 1982 to May 1986
Comments: I need to get around to scanning my pictures of the Ranger CV-61 soon and send them on to you, I am sure I have a picture of the Ranger and the Missouri (well one of the Battleships) together just need to scan that too. Thanks alot for the invite.


Date: 04/04/2001
Guest: 875 (Reference ID: 196181)
Name: Rody Portier
Email Address: Rody_Portier@hotmail.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1982-1984
Comments: Very nice site. It brought back some good memories of the Ranger, even though I did not enjoy much of my time in the Navy. Seeing the Ranger in drydocks is kind of sad, especially missing some parts, and the flight deck without markings. Good job.


Date: 04/04/2001
Guest: 876 (Reference ID: 196010)
Name: gary faylo
Email Address: cooganusn@aol.com
Location: toledo ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1967- 1970 g-div weapons
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 04/01/2001
Guest: 877 (Reference ID: 194511)
Name: RM1 Quintin Cantu
Email Address: qlcantu@swbell.net
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Homepage: http://home.swbell.net/qlcantu/Villa_del_Cant/Villa_del_Canx.html
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: July 1976 - June 1979
Comments: I'm very proud of the time that I spent on board Ranger. I retired from the Navy in 1994. My time on the Ranger was the most special. A good crew, a good ship, and a good time...


Date: 03/31/2001
Guest: 878 (Reference ID: 194117)
Name: Douglas M Simms
Email Address: doug_simms@excite.com
Location: Gun Lake Mi. Summers Avon Park Winters Some
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct. 1960 --- Aug 1964
Comments: I havg alot of pictures but new at this email and dont know how to share them! Let me know how and when i return to Michigam ill look them up. I was in v-1 Div.


Date: 03/31/2001
Guest: 879 (Reference ID: 194116)
Name: Douglas M Simms
Email Address: doug_simms@excite.com
Location: Gun Lake Mi. Summers Avon Park Winters Some
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct. 1960 --- Aug 1964
Comments: I havg alot of pictures but new at this email and dont know how to share them! Let me know how and when i return to Michigam ill look them up


Date: 03/30/2001
Guest: 880 (Reference ID: 193806)
Name: Robert Ache
Email Address: rangerman9091@yahoo.com
Location: Allentown, Pa.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Aug 90 to Nov 91
Comments: Outstanding site John. When I reported to the ship, i was assigned to S-3 div. Two days later they sent me to Ship's Barber School, a month later I was cutting hair in the Crew's Barber Shop. During WestPac(Gulf War)I worked nights in the Barber Shop, then during the day I worked O.J.T. with VAQ-131 (My brother's command). I took the test for A.O. then I was with G-3 div until I left the ship.

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Date: 03/30/2001
Guest: 881 (Reference ID: 193547)
Name: Dennis P. Morton
Email Address: enctrans@aol.com
Location: Encinitas CA (San Diego County)
Homepage: http://encinitastransmissions.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977-1978
Comments: Trying to find Richard Nicholas or Ray Collier both guys I served with while on the Ranger.


Date: 03/30/2001
Guest: 882 (Reference ID: 193512)
Name: CHARLES BEIGHLEA
Email Address: thehawk26@earthlink.net
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1962-63 WESTPAC-VAW-11DET MIKE
Comments: MANY FOND MEMORIES OF SERVING ON THE RANGER-BOAT,CAPT.DUNCAN WASA HELLUVA GOOD CAPT.CAME ACROSS HIS OBIT SEVERAL YEARS AGO IN THE WASH.POST.AFTER LEAVING NAVY HE WAS A LAWYER IN ARLINGTON VA.ALWAYS WONDER WHAT HAPPENED TO MY VAW-11 CREWMATES GERRY STILLWAGON,RAY ROTH&BOB MELVIN&OTHERS TO NUMEROUS TO MENTION.SAD TO SEE HER SITTING IN MOTHBALLS IN BREMERTON.


Date: 03/29/2001
Guest: 883 (Reference ID: 193390)
Name: Richard Ruth
Email Address: rcr93@ncia.net
Location: Whitefield NH
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec 1964 to Nov 1965
Comments: I came aboard Ranger in Hong Kong on Dec 31, 1964. V-2 division arresting gear. I operated the SPN-12 radar. LCDR Carmichael was our Division officer. The AIR BOSS was CMDR aNDERSON. I am proud to have served aboard USS Ranger


Date: 03/29/2001
Guest: 884 (Reference ID: 193048)
Name: BT3 Andre G. Azain
Email Address: andre@repairman.com
Location: San Diego Ca.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec.3rd,1974 / Jul 7th,1978
Comments: I worked in 2mmr right under payroll office.And if the blowers were shut down while out to sea.This would cause condensation to form on the ceiling and pay records would get soaked.I offen think about how many people were short changed due to unreadable pay records.


Date: 03/28/2001
Guest: 885 (Reference ID: 192788)
Name: James Murphy
Email Address: dsmurphy@panhandle.net
Location: Omaha, NE.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 57-58
Comments: Jim is my brother. I told him I would enter him in your guest book. As of yet he does not own a computer however I'm trying to talk him into it. I served in "Beach Master Unit One", Coronado, CA. from 60-62 and on the USS Eldorado (Flagship), USS Churchhill County (LST) and USS Monticello (LSD-35) until 64. My name is Dennis Murphy and the above e-mail is mine.


Date: 03/27/2001
Guest: 886 (Reference ID: 192274)
Name: Doug Cashmore
Email Address: amecnet@mminternet.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1975-1976
Comments: I have told the story many times on how I ended up on the Ranger. It started with "Greetings Needs of the Navy" I was an AME2 with orders to ships company. That sucked. They didn't know what to do with me, so they assigned me to IM4 Division fixing tow tractors, spotting dolleys and any other type of yellow gear that broke or needed PM. This was not what I went to A school for. In the end I enjoyed most of the experience. If anyone from AIMD was on the '76 Cruise I would enjoy hearing from you.


Date: 03/26/2001
Guest: 887 (Reference ID: 192096)
Name: jon lane
Email Address: jondad007@hotmail.com
Location: faribault, mn
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 81-83 with va-113,
Comments: was squadron corpsman for va-113, made wespac 82, vancouver,bc, hawaii, pi, perth, etc. looking for any other corpsmen on wespac 82, john moffett, dennis heath, al cheatum, dr bird, etc, had fun, grew up, smoked great weed,


Date: 03/26/2001
Guest: 888 (Reference ID: 192072)
Name: jon lane
Email Address: None
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: corpsman, 81-83
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/24/2001
Guest: 889 (Reference ID: 191218)
Name: harold cole
Email Address: coles2@onemain.com
Location: corcoran ca
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: from 1974 to 1978
Comments: i have been looking for friends that were on this ship when i was but cant find not even one. i was a mess management specialist or just a cook to most and the memories of that time served will always be with me in my dreams as well as my thoughts and sure would like to find some of the old buddies i served with


Date: 03/24/2001
Guest: 890 (Reference ID: 191154)
Name: Burney, Randy Photographer's Mate
Email Address: rburney@g-net.net
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 78-79 with VAQ137 and 82-85
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


 

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Date: 03/24/2001
Guest: 891 (Reference ID: 191034)
Name: George Harlin
Email Address: gdharlin@home.com
Location: San Diego, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 1985 - 1989
Comments: My tour of more than 4 years on board the USS Ranger, was the best duty I ever served in the US Navy.


Date: 03/23/2001
Guest: 892 (Reference ID: 190743)
Name: Jeff Smith AW2
Email Address: otmbanana@juno.com
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983-84
Comments: I remember the cruise seemed to last forever! We were scheduled to stop in so many exciting ports of call and I was really looking forward to it. Friends of mine even extended their enlistments to make this cruise. But it started bad and got worse. We lost a man overboard never to be seen again. We crashed into our refueling ship, or maybe they crashed into us! We were diverted to Central America for about a month, then on to the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf area following the bombing of the Marine barracks in Lebanon where we set a record for the most continuous days at sea to date - 122. All ports of call were cancelled! Beer days got to be routine. Then there was the fire in engine room #4. Six men dead. I was so glad to finally get back to San Diego! But I would do it all over again!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Date: 03/23/2001
Guest: 893 (Reference ID: 190736)
Name: Jeff Smith
Email Address: otmbanana@juno.com
Location: Arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983-1984
Comments: Excellent site. Brings back fond memories.


Date: 03/21/2001
Guest: 894 (Reference ID: 189827)
Name: Ron Kellison (DS-2)
Email Address: ron.kellison@telus.com
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: March, 1969 - August, 1972
Comments: I was so young then.... 3 cruises, including a long stretch of about 90 days when we finished on the line @ Yankee Station and diverted up to the Sea of Japan in the middle of winter when the EC-121 was shot down by North Korea. I worked in IOIC, Level 03 and slept on the 03 level beneath the #2 wire. To this day, I can still sleep anywhere, anytime!


Date: 03/20/2001
Guest: 895 (Reference ID: 189304)
Name: Bob Hickman
Email Address: hickmanr@yahoo.com
Location: Indian Head, MD
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 65-66
Comments: Was with VAW-11 Detachment F.


Date: 03/18/2001
Guest: 896 (Reference ID: 188549)
Name: Bruce Merrill
Email Address: bwmerrill@home.com
Location: San Diego, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: V-2 Division 10/74-2/77
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/18/2001
Guest: 897 (Reference ID: 188493)
Name: Michael Wiggs
Email Address: mjwggs@hotmail.com
Location: San Diego, Ca.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1992-1993
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/15/2001
Guest: 898 (Reference ID: 187100)
Name: David
Email Address: usntrek@aol.com
Location: Pt Mugu
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 92/93 LAST RIDE
Comments: Nice website, about time someone made a site of the good ol TOP GUN. I was in the AIMD department in the jet shop during the last ride cruise.


Date: 03/15/2001
Guest: 899 (Reference ID: 186920)
Name: Mike McFarland
Email Address: mike_mcfarland911@yahoo.com
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, Oct. 1969 - Nov. 1973
Comments: I served in ship's company in E Divsion. The majority of that time I was the E Division Yeoman, though I was an Electricians Mate by rate. Made to WesPac cruises out of Alameda Naval Air Station, one Hunters Point Yard period, and after the last cruise discharged out of Long Beach Shipyards.


Date: 03/12/2001
Guest: 900 (Reference ID: 185851)
Name: Fred V. Kurtz
Email Address: spotts50@sunlink.net
Location: Milton, Pa. 17847-9644
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: feb81-oct84
Comments: Did 2 westpac tours on this lady. She had a great crew and one of the finest skippers I've ever had the pleasure of surving under, Capt. Tony Less, now Ret.Admiral Less. Made a lot of great friends and was sorry to see her go to the moth ball fleet. I will always have good memories of her.

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Date: 03/10/2001
Guest: 901 (Reference ID: 185003)
Name: Shogren, Ronald
Email Address: shogir@home.com
Location: Casper, Wyoming
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes- 1962
Comments: Was only on for a short time as a reserve but sure enjoyed my stay!


Date: 03/10/2001
Guest: 902 (Reference ID: 184992)
Name: Ronnie Kauk
Email Address: cva61ranger@aol.com
Location: San Jose, Californi
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1962-1965 in R-1 Division
Comments: I went in the Navy in San Diego. I caught the Ranger in January of 62 in Japan. For four years I was in R Division. I had a brother on the Ranger at the same time in 2nd Division his name was Larry Kauk. First class was Pop Lovette. Any of you guys out there email me.My nick name was Ash ankles. Hope to hear from you.


Date: 03/09/2001
Guest: 903 (Reference ID: 184587)
Name: AE3 Pitman, Roger
Email Address: None
Location: Boston, Mass. then, Now Santa Maria, Calif.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: V-6 Div. Apr65-Aug67
Comments: Telephone: 805-938-5353


Date: 03/09/2001
Guest: 904 (Reference ID: 184585)
Name: DM3 LOPEZ, Francisco C. aka "Loop"
Email Address: ft.apache@netzero.net
Location: Vallejo, California back then, now Fontana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: OP Div. (IOIC) 1965-67
Comments: Have located: DM3 Grabowski, YN3 Houston, ET3 Velotta, ET1 Underwood, ET1 Eisenhart, PH3 Stanger, PHAN Milazzo, DM3 Shoger, PT3 George, ET3 Istre, MA3 Sly, MA3 Hoehn, Lt. Sulewsky, Ltjg. Montgomery, YN3 Tuck, RDC Bigbie, RD2 Stockton, DS2 Dooley, and MA3 Drangeid. Still seeking: Casimer Roland "Cozy" Cole (KY), MA3 Bill Gagnon (NH), ABH3 Bob Cramer (OK), YN1 Leo H. Judd, YN1 Larry Butler, PT1 Steve "007" Young, MAAN "Eeek" Rohn, PH3 Troutman, PH3 Westley (Nev.), PHAN Richard Salazar (TX), DS2 Harold Michael Levy (NY), PHAN Benny Arkwright, DS3 Alle, PT1 Doug Holbert, SN BBBBBB-Borders, PT3 Lee Fesko, and DS3 Gillam. Chief "Bum Dope" Ferrier has passed on, PT3 Doug Hobbs went on into the USMC, KIA and is now on The Wall. The Rangerboat's GREATEST C.O. RADM Leo B. McCuddin (2Feb17-15Nov83) is now resting in Reno, Nevada. Still think and miss you. God bless you all.


Date: 03/09/2001
Guest: 905 (Reference ID: 184552)
Name: Jerry McAlister
Email Address: jerrymcalister@hotmail.com
Location: Bellevue, WA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1981-1884
Comments: The pictures and experiances take me way back to a young time in my life. The memories are wonderful and full of adventure. I thank all of you and Mr. Guy for putting together such a website so that others may connect with those they served with. I remember the fun I had in PI, Australia, etc. The long hours of work, sitting on the bow at night. Eating midrates after a night of drinking. :-)


Date: 03/07/2001
Guest: 906 (Reference ID: 183788)
Name: David R. Jones
Email Address: None
Location: Greeley Colorado
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Nov 65 - Dec 68
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/04/2001
Guest: 907 (Reference ID: 182468)
Name: Mike Anderson
Email Address: fanofsaints@cs.com
Location: El Paso, TX
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1991
Comments: Great Site. Great pictures of wog day. I was already a shell back before I got onboard the Ranger but it brought back great memories


Date: 03/02/2001
Guest: 908 (Reference ID: 181889)
Name: ABEL LUNA
Email Address: ALUNASR
Location: AOL
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1962-1964
Comments: I CAUGHT THE RANGER IN ALMEDIA. CAPT.LOOMIS WAS CO AT THAT TIME. I THINK CAPT.DUNKEN CAME LATER. REMEMBER HAVING A DRAG RACE WITH THE KITTY HAWK AND THE RANGER WON. WE WERE IN AN ISSUE OF HOT ROD MAZ. JOHN, DO YOU REMEMBER ME? I WAS IN X-DIV. HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOON JOHN.


Date: 03/02/2001
Guest: 909 (Reference ID: 181878)
Name: Dick Bassett
Email Address: dickbass@aol.com
Location: Bend Oregon
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1963 thru 1967
Comments: My complements on a good site. Something you may want to add to the history page. In the fall of 1963 the Ranger crossed the Equator off the coast of Central America and we launched and recovered the U2 spy plane. This was the first time it was ever launched or recovered from and Aircraft carrier. Another moment was in 1966, Tonkin Gulf Yankee Station. Three boiler rooms on fire dead in the water for four days, destroyer escourts fending off Russian trawlers 100 ft from the Ranger. I cannot remember the DD at this time but she came in between the trawler and the Ranger missing us by about fifty feet with her guns trained in on the trawler just about cut her amidships. I was in V1 division from July 1963 thru January 1967, worked Fly 1,flight deck control, and top side elevator opperator. I remember bieng on liberty in Yokuska Japan 1964 and being picked up by the Shore Patrol and brought back to the ship for emergency deployment. The next thing we knew we were puting armor plate on the spad's and loading live ammo. After two days steaming they tell us we are in the Gulf of Tonkin of the coast of Vietnam, where the hell is that, and that two of our destroyers have been fired upon. So much for that liberty. The rest is history.


Date: 03/02/2001
Guest: 910 (Reference ID: 181589)
Name: Barlow P. Bradbury
Email Address: bbradbury@henselphelps.com
Location: Greeley, CO
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Served on board Jan. 1978 - Jun. 1982
Comments: I was a Personnelman. Worked in Personnel Office from 1978 to 1982. Made two and a half WESTPAC deployments. Hope Petty Officers Hancock and Polina are out there somewhere!

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Date: 03/01/2001
Guest: 911 (Reference ID: 181435)
Name: Barry Parham, LTJG (former OSC)
Email Address: bcandrs@ixpres.com
Location: San Diego, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989 - 1991
Comments: Great site! Should be more of these for the other fine ships we've lost/sold/given away. Served during Desert Storm....left P.I. three days early; never to return again. What a sad day that was. Still serving and making more memories on some "younger" ships now......


Date: 03/01/2001
Guest: 912 (Reference ID: 181317)
Name: Thomas S. Weaver
Email Address: tsweaver@nsu.edu
Location: Norfolk ,Va
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: served aboard Ranger from 1965-1967
Comments: Just came from a mini-ranger reunion in Las Vegas. I am looking fora Richard J. Mysleiwic(now Richard Hunter) He served aboard Ranger from 1963-1966 in the engineering department. I would very much like tofind him. Ranger was the first of 8 ships I served on during my 30 year naval career. I made a nine month deployment to WestPac so I hold fond memories of my time on Ranger. Tom Weaver


Date: 03/01/2001
Guest: 913 (Reference ID: 181235)
Name: Jim Hughes
Email Address: jhughes@westint.com
Location: San Francisco, CA
Homepage: http://www.westint.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1964-1966
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 02/28/2001
Guest: 914 (Reference ID: 181047)
Name: Nick Del Cioppo
Email Address: ndelcioppo@mindspring.com
Location: Claremont, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: June, 1976 to October, 1978
Comments: This site is truly the TOP GUN of "ship" web sites! A fitting tribute to the officers and men who served aboard one of the finest ships in the Navy. I was a Photographer's Mate assigned to Carrier Intelligence (CVIC). I completed the last half of the 1976 Bicentennial WestPac and served on Ranger through the 1977 yard period in Bremerton.


Date: 02/28/2001
Guest: 915 (Reference ID: 180832)
Name: Richard Craft "Dan" "IC3"
Email Address: danusamericanus@yahoo.com
Location: Ohio
Homepage: http://events.diabetes.org/memberpages/danusamericanus/
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES! Electrical Division "IC Gang" Dec 21, 1983 - Jan 7, 1988
Comments: Hello! Great webpage! The Ranger is a great ship. I miss all the good times so much. I've got a lot of stories. We all do, huh? It would be awsome to see her saved as a museum.


Date: 02/27/2001
Guest: 916 (Reference ID: 180476)
Name: George J. Aupperlee
Email Address: yjgeorge@fast.net
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978-1980
Comments: Was a HM3, First assigned to Medical Ward, then Preventive Medicine and then Treatment room and Flightdeck BDS. Was also assigned as one of three SAR Corpsman. Homeport of San Diego and was aboard for two Westpac's.


Date: 02/27/2001
Guest: 917 (Reference ID: 180431)
Name: Dale Barnett
Email Address: dbarn@cowboy.net
Location: Stillwater OK
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: MAY 1962 - JUL 64
Comments: John, Thanks for the memories... Came onboard 5/62. I worked in the V-6 Office. I switched rates from AN to SN, made YN3 and received orders to Nuclear Power School, Mare Island 7/64. - Dale - PS I retired as CWO3 in '81.


Date: 02/27/2001
Guest: 918 (Reference ID: 180284)
Name: McWinni Guy
Email Address: jghan@mediaone.net
Location: Jacksonville
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986-1988
Comments: I was attached to the Ranger right out of High School, Bootcamp, and MS"A" school. I came on board as an E-1 and left after 2 years as an E-4. Made a north pack to Korea and Japan and then the Indian Ocean, where we stayed on station for 99 days before pulling into Thialand. It was a memorable tour... Great duty station.


Date: 02/26/2001
Guest: 919 (Reference ID: 179932)
Name: Thomas R. Barrett
Email Address: gator2@adelphia.net
Location: 14-Lydius St. , Fort Edward, N.Y. 12828
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1967 =1968
Comments: Served '66 & '67. Reported to ship in Bremerton , Wash. Took shakedown cruise to Vicktoria, B.C. Then to Alameda, Calif. to home port( dependant, cars, boats, motorcycles everything we owned on board ). Then went to San Diego, Calif. Then back to Alameda. Ship went to sea one day with a bunch of politions on board so they could see Navy Sea Power at work. They put an old Destroyer out there set at full GQ. Then all the different typs of Navy ships and planes attacked it. It was something to see. A sub shot a topeado, Guide misslil Cruser shot at it , destroyer shot at it Our plannes attacked it and we even used our guns on it. I don't know how it stayed up so long. I will say I did from then on take GQ real serious. Then off to Hawaii for the first stop on way to WestPac. First stop Yokohama, Japan. Then Subic Bay, Phil. Then on and off line periods.Had Bob Hope USO show aboard. Then we got called off the line in Tonkin Gulf to go to the sea of Japan to try and do something about the USS Pueblo. As you know we just sailed around and did nothing. Pulled into Sasebo, Japan. Then back to Subic Bay. Later went to Hong Kong for ship R&R. Later back to Good Old USA Have some stories if you want. Tom Barrett ( AK-2 USN when I was in )


Date: 02/26/2001
Guest: 920 (Reference ID: 179867)
Name: joyce watson dau
Email Address: knjclan@netzero.net
Location: maryland
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: looking for someone that new my father Harold joesph watson my father was on the ranger when the ship was on fire not sure of date.

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Date: 02/24/2001
Guest: 921 (Reference ID: 178870)
Name: Jeffery W. Hill
Email Address: HJeffhill@aol.com
Location: London Kentucky
Homepage: http://NONE
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Jan-1964, Jan-1965
Comments: I was in the V-2 Div. aresting gear,seen a lot of good times and met a lot of good people.Traped the first U-2 to land on a carrier. went from a polleywog to a shellback,( not such a good time LOL )Mid cruse and a west pack cruse. A very busy year. would enjoy hearing from anyone who knew me. Like Jerry Baker, D.W. Gill, B.M.Bishop, J.E. Simington or any one. Great web site


Date: 02/22/2001
Guest: 922 (Reference ID: 178266)
Name: Jeff Thorsen
Email Address: jeffr54r@yahoo.com
Location: Portland,OR.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977-1981 v-4 DIV
Comments: This is a great site. Kudos to John Guy for doing a great job!


Date: 02/20/2001
Guest: 923 (Reference ID: 177664)
Name: PNC(SW) Gary Ables, Ret.
Email Address: oldpnctar@yahoo.com
Location: California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: '61-'62
Comments: Ships company in personnel office. Worked for CWO4 Lunt, PN1 Fred Wood can't remember PNC's name. Went onboard as SA got transferred to O3 level less than a year later as PN3. Big transfer to COMCARDIV 7. Was back onboard in '76 with squadron of whales (reserves) personnel office was then supply office and personnel was in O country.


Date: 02/20/2001
Guest: 924 (Reference ID: 177411)
Name: David E. Corey
Email Address: bowyer@globalnetisp.net
Location: Essex Junction, VT USA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979 - 1983
Comments: The best ship I served aboard while in the Navy. Sorry to hear they decomissioned her.


Date: 02/20/2001
Guest: 925 (Reference ID: 177375)
Name: Larry Kostelecky
Email Address: somlarrr@msn.com
Location: Denver Co
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Aug. 88-Aug. 92
Comments: Hello all, how bout those times on danger ranger.


Date: 02/18/2001
Guest: 926 (Reference ID: 176785)
Name: Kevin C Martell
Email Address: kcm610@aol.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987 to 1991
Comments: I spent my 4 years on the old ranger as a signalman. I think back at those times and wonder how I could sleep in those bunks. We were under the #1 catapolt on the bow. It was a classic. The time spent in the Gulf, especially during dessert storm.


Date: 02/18/2001
Guest: 927 (Reference ID: 176647)
Name: Martin Johns
Email Address: m.johns@verizon.net
Location: Wareham, Ma. o2571
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1957/58 Plank owner
Comments: You guys are doing a wonderful job of keeping the name Ranger alive. This is my 1st visit (not my last) & I'm very impressed. I would like to know if anyone knows any of the original crew? Thank you


Date: 02/17/2001
Guest: 928 (Reference ID: 176431)
Name: Dennis Lueth
Email Address: dlueth@pacifier.com
Location: Vancouver
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977-1978
Comments: I reported to the Ranger while it was in dry docks up at the Bremerton Naval ship yard. I served aboard the USS Vancouver until they removed the guns. I was asked to pick East or West and they shipped me to the Ranger. I did not spend much time on the Ranger. They pulled out of dry dock and my time was up before they made a Westpac.


Date: 02/16/2001
Guest: 929 (Reference ID: 175844)
Name: frank hammond
Email Address: frankhm3@hotmail.com
Location: oxnard, ca
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1982-1985
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 02/16/2001
Guest: 930 (Reference ID: 175809)
Name: Tom O'Connor
Email Address: tomoc@usa.net
Location: San Diego
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Served 1978 to 1980
Comments: Iwas there for the collision on the 1979 deployment. I was up on the forward port catwalk when we collided. I remember the smell of fuel and fear of explosion, so I jumped up on the flightdeck and started running aft. I ran so fast that I fell and 2 shipmates picked me up on the swoop as they also ran aft without missing a step. I was ayoung sailor then and have lots of memories of liberty and pulling pranks. She was a great ship. I hated the William Tell overture they played as we went on liberty. Wow, Just all good memories.

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Date: 02/16/2001
Guest: 931 (Reference ID: 175736)
Name: Torrence Payton
Email Address: Torrance_Payton@yahoo.cpm
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1992
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 02/15/2001
Guest: 932 (Reference ID: 175337)
Name: Lawrence (Jerry) Staeden CYN3
Email Address: NMjack2000@aol.com
Location: Longview, Tx.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1966-69
Comments: Enjoyed this site and brought back alot of memories, especially going to Lander Wy with the horse in 1968. I was in CR Div Radio 1 and would like to hear from former shipmates 1966-1969........ Take Care Jerry Staeden


Date: 02/14/2001
Guest: 933 (Reference ID: 175036)
Name: (HT3) William Sass
Email Address: sasswilliam@hotmail.com
Location: Richland Center Wisconsin
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 88-91
Comments: Looking for some HT'S and DC'S E-mail me. Doug if you are out there get a hold of me!


Date: 02/13/2001
Guest: 934 (Reference ID: 174836)
Name: Michael E. Bradley
Email Address: michaelbradley@hotmail.com
Location: Dover, Delaware, previously Phoenix, Arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes. August 1991 until Decomm.
Comments: I was RM3 Bradley. CR/COMM DIV. I served with the best crew the Ranger ever knew. Except chief Ward. He was the biggest dick anyone ever had the displeasure of ever knowing. And of course, Puffy! If you worked there, you know who he is. Steve price is one of the best guys I ever met.


Date: 02/13/2001
Guest: 935 (Reference ID: 174791)
Name: Joe Amos
Email Address: jja69@juno.com
Location: New Hope, MN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 84-87
Comments: First and only ship while on active duty. Was OS3 and met a lot of great guys during that time. Now I am in the Reserves as HM2 and my unit is attached to Naval Hospital Bremerton. Just completed 2 week active duty and saw the Ranger in the yards looking like it would be ready to go again if needed (with a lot of work of course). Recently have been in contact with a few of my old chums. would like to hear from more if your out there.


Date: 02/13/2001
Guest: 936 (Reference ID: 174753)
Name: Carol Lemon
Email Address: lemonc@aol.com
Location: KANSAS
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: NO
Comments: Carol and John: First time I've had a chance to view the site for several months, and as usual, it just keeps getting better and better. I'm very proud of what you have accomplished with this site, and enjoy seeing the pix and reading the guestbook entries. Keep up the good work and I'll keep checking back in from time to time.


Date: 02/12/2001
Guest: 937 (Reference ID: 174322)
Name: Dave Walther
Email Address: walther1@tisd.net
Location: Port Lavaca Tx.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 89-92
Comments: Served in E Div. Great site, made me open my cruise book from Desert Storm which I haven't done in a long time. Any of the guys from engineering out there


Date: 02/10/2001
Guest: 938 (Reference ID: 173542)
Name: Douglas E. Cone
Email Address: dc727@yahoo.com
Location: Puyallup, Washington
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 8/71 to 10/75
Comments: I was an ET2 and i was in OE Division Shop 1. I worked in Radio 1 and Radio 2


Date: 02/10/2001
Guest: 939 (Reference ID: 173510)
Name: Mike Sullivan
Email Address: JSulli2282@aol.com
Location: Albany, NY
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Westpac cruise '62
Comments: Aviation Structural Mechanic VF-91


Date: 02/08/2001
Guest: 940 (Reference ID: 172709)
Name: STEPHEN A. ROCK
Email Address: YN3 ROCK@AOL.COM
Location: LA HABRA, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: SEPT. 75-SEP 76
Comments: I WAS A YEOMAN THIRD CLASS AND WAS ATTACHED TO CVW-2 STAFF. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED ABOARD RANGER ON WESTPAC 76 CRUISE.

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Date: 02/05/2001
Guest: 941 (Reference ID: 170833)
Name: Joseph Klatzko
Email Address: joeyk357@hotmail.com
Location: Deer Park, Long Island, N.Y.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1981-1984
Comments: Was an MM hole snipe in 1MMR P-1 Div. Would like to hear from anyone that worked with me from 1 or 4MMR.


Date: 02/04/2001
Guest: 942 (Reference ID: 170789)
Name: Larry D. Sunner (IC3)
Email Address: gdlds@prodigy.net
Location: Sacramento, Ca.
Homepage:
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes E Div. ICman 8/59 to4/62
Comments: I have left a message befor but my email was wrong so here I am again. Would like to here from anyone who remembers me to email on in. I want to encourage everyone to do all they can to support the saveing of Ranger. She was a good home and a Great memeory for us all. I look back and am really prowd to think that we (who were so young) kepted that great big thing working so well.


Date: 02/04/2001
Guest: 943 (Reference ID: 170539)
Name: Jeff B. Bennett
Email Address: Jarhead910@hotmail.com
Location: Columbus,Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: '88 - '89
Comments: I'm surprised that Mr.Guy lets us jarheads sign his guest book.haha.I was with VMA-AW-121 assigned to CAG-2.Even though I don't like to admit it I had more fun on the Ranger than all my other time in the USMC combined.I worked nights on the flight deck as a troubleshooter for the hydraulics shop on those sleek A-6E Intruders.Again my best times were at sea.Thanks for all the good memories.


Date: 02/04/2001
Guest: 944 (Reference ID: 170502)
Name: Greg Kellogg
Email Address: kelloggs@home.com
Location: Arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1984-1988
Comments: Crash & Salvage


Date: 02/01/2001
Guest: 945 (Reference ID: 169523)
Name: Jim Dutridge
Email Address: jdut123@AOL.COM
Location: Toledo Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1974-1978
Comments: Member of OE Division. My first thought when the taxi turned the corner at Alameda and I saw the ship for the first time was "MY GOD".


Date: 02/01/2001
Guest: 946 (Reference ID: 169384)
Name: Jon E. Journey
Email Address: JEJOURNEY@AOL.COM
Location: Lynchburg, Virginia
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: January 1988 to June 1990
Comments: Glad to see that somebody has put a site together. Ranger was my first ship, and my best command. Now that I know you are here, I'll be visiting the site for new info. By the way, Bremerton pix are the first I've seen since I left Coronado - Kinda' sad to see her like that. Thanks again, I'll stay in touch.


Date: 02/01/2001
Guest: 947 (Reference ID: 169275)
Name: Harry A.(Tony) Bailey
Email Address: qsage5@hotmail.com
Location: Farmington,New Mexico
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes, M-div. 1961-1965
Comments: John,so glad to find your site, not much info. on the rboat out there. I have many fond memories of my thme on ranger. I went aboard her in 1998 at bremerton and she looked pretty bad, the yardbirds have picked her clean.I am also a member of the U.S.S. Ranger reunion assoc. and am very much interested in the effort to save the lady from the cutting tourch keep in touch. Tony


Date: 01/31/2001
Guest: 948 (Reference ID: 168949)
Name: Jack L. Buckley MA1(sw) Ret
Email Address: pdsl625@aol.com
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986 to 1991
Comments: Ranger is a great ol Girl, I must say that my tour of duty on Ranger was my best. I would proudly go aboard now and serve her to the fullest.


Date: 01/29/2001
Guest: 949 (Reference ID: 168141)
Name: Greg Maddock
Email Address: ptrbltdrvr_2000@yahoo.com
Location: Rochester, MN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: April 1979 to April 1982
Comments: Wow, does this site bring back alot of memories. It is really neat when you can go the list of names in the guestbook and remember serving with a few of the guys listed there. I worked in the Disbursing Office. I worked with DKC Gordon Cunningham, DK1 Laddie Quito, DK1 (DKCS) Rick Francisco, DK3 Curt Trueblood, DK3 "Ice" Cole, DK1 (DKC) Greg "Sully" Sullivan. Div O's were LTjg Hank DeVries, Ens Dennis Dunn. Supp O CDR Conway. John, great job on this site. It really brought back many memories. Anybody remember any of the guys in the Personnel Office during that time? If so, drop me a line. Our motto was "Top Gun". Sincerely, Greg Maddock


Date: 01/29/2001
Guest: 950 (Reference ID: 168118)
Name: John Wood
Email Address: steamer31@hotmail.com
Location: Ceres Ca.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes-1980 to 1983
Comments: I worked in one main engine room. (Hells half acre). I'm looking for my engine room buddies, even my old buddys from four main engine room. Most of all I'm looking for Master Chief Peter Dartsh. Please e-mail me. steamer31@hotmail.com. Lets save the big boat, also does anyone have a good picture of Ranger, where she is now. John F. Wood

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Date: 01/27/2001
Guest: 951 (Reference ID: 167454)
Name: JAY LEONE
Email Address: jay904@gis.net
Location: newton,mass
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes oi div 63-66
Comments: love to hear from any shipmates


Date: 01/27/2001
Guest: 952 (Reference ID: 167416)
Name: Tracy P. Barling
Email Address: crawdady@phoenixcon.net
Location: Camp Lejeune, NC
Homepage: http://www.phoenixcon.net/crawdady
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Mar 91 - Jun 93
Comments: Still remember the nights on the fantail watching the stars and the streaks of phosphorus shooting through the water, a great way to end a days work prior to hitting the rack. Miss the fun times I had with the different people I had the privalage to serve with. Was a HM2, Preventive Medicine Technician, Inspected the Gallies and Killed the bugs.


Date: 01/27/2001
Guest: 953 (Reference ID: 167385)
Name: charles nedoroscik
Email Address: cnedoros@nycap.rr.com
Location: troy, new york
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: I was tdy for a short time in July 1966 with HS-6. We flew search and rescue.


Date: 01/27/2001
Guest: 954 (Reference ID: 167294)
Name: Robert G. Turner
Email Address: yn1turner@yahoo.com
Location: Berlin, Germany
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, March 1991 - July 1993
Comments: When I reported to RANGER I was but a slicl sleeve YN3. I had spent the previous three years on shore duty in Hawaii. I joined RANGER and her fine crew in March 1991, 20 hours after President Bush had declared that the Persian Gulf War was over. RANGER remained on station for a month or so longer, waiting for her rotation in the Gulf to be over. During the course of the next 2 and half years, I picked up second class, made another cruise and all the inspections preparing for it and I learned from RANGER and her fine crew what it ment to be a Sailor on one of the finest ships to sail the seven seas. Looking back on RANGER, I realize just how great of a ship she really was. To me, she will always be a great ship, and she will always have a special place in my heart.


Date: 01/26/2001
Guest: 955 (Reference ID: 167041)
Name: terry r. jones
Email Address: tjones@superiorinter.net
Location: mtn home, arkansas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977 thur1980
Comments: oh, the good old days, i was in supply, took three west pac's. i still dream of subic bay, iof you know what i mean(lol). but really, if any of you ass holes out there from supply (S-3), that can type and spell e-mail me at tjones@superiorinter.net , i'd love to hear from you guys. uss ranger a big ship, with a big place in my heart,mind and soul. terry jones


Date: 01/26/2001
Guest: 956 (Reference ID: 167028)
Name: terry r. jones
Email Address: tjones@superiorinter.net
Location: mtn home, arkansas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977 thur1980
Comments: oh, the good old days, i was in suppy, took three west pac's. i still dream of subic bay, iof you know what i mean(lol). but really, if any of you ass holes out there from suppy (S-3), that can type and spell e-mail me at tjones@superiorinter.net , i'd love to hear from you guys. uss ranger a big ship, with a big place in my heart,mind and soul. terry jones


Date: 01/26/2001
Guest: 957 (Reference ID: 167025)
Name: Michael Cotter Sr.
Email Address: desertgentleman@yahoo.com
Location: Redding, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1988-1990
Comments: Served in S-3 division (Ships Laundry, Dry Cleaners, Barbers, Ships Store (Ranger Cove, Soda fountain, Minuteman shop, etc) and Vending Machines.) WestPac 89 gave me more memories than any other time in my life. I love this site. Thanks for setting it up.


Date: 01/26/2001
Guest: 958 (Reference ID: 166785)
Name: Bill Speirs
Email Address: bsers@home.com
Location: Dubuque,Iowa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1970-1972
Comments: L@@KING FOR SHIPMATES IN THE S-3 DIV


Date: 01/25/2001
Guest: 959 (Reference ID: 166352)
Name: Kirby Baker
Email Address: kirbyb@americanprinters.com
Location: Austin, Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1980-1981
Comments: Thanks for the e-mail Guy. I also appreciate you starting this kool web-site. Later!


Date: 01/24/2001
Guest: 960 (Reference ID: 165985)
Name: Steve Johnson
Email Address: hoss54@vtc.net
Location: Cochise, Arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1990 - 1991
Comments: Great site. I will be visiting it often

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Date: 01/23/2001
Guest: 961 (Reference ID: 165659)
Name: Chris Fugier
Email Address: javaus@webtv.net
Location: Everett , WA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987-1991
Comments: I was an Electrician's mate on board the "Danger Ranger" ....CV-by God-61 !! I worked out of the a & o shop on the flight deck...lots of good and not so good memories from those days. Hope to run into some old shipmates who happen along this ...Great site ..keep up the good work.


Date: 01/20/2001
Guest: 962 (Reference ID: 164270)
Name: rick goldbach
Email Address: rgolfpro2b@home.com
Location: mesa, az.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-1980
Comments: thanks for taking the time to put this site together. the minute i saw the ranger insignia the memories started to flow. i will certainly be visiting often. THANKS AGAIN!!!!


Date: 01/19/2001
Guest: 963 (Reference ID: 163842)
Name: APRIL (STITES) McGRATH
Email Address: MARDELLROB@HOTMAIL.COM
Location: NELSONVILLE, OHIO
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: NO
Comments: MY DAD STEVEN J. STITES SERVED ON THE USS RANGER CVA-61 IN 1968-69. I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ON CREW MEMBERS AT THIS TIME. I AM WORKING ON A PROJECT FOR MY DAD. ANY ONE WITH ANY INFORMATION PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME. ANY HELP ON THIS IS GREATLY APPRECIATED!! THANK YOU, APRIL MARDELLROB@HOTMAIL.COM


Date: 01/17/2001
Guest: 964 (Reference ID: 163164)
Name: Tony Ramirez
Email Address: mohangus@home.com
Location: San Diego
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1994
Comments: What a great ship, after 20 years in the Navy, I can said with out a doubt it was the best. I will never for get the first launch from the ship durning the gulf war.


Date: 01/17/2001
Guest: 965 (Reference ID: 163151)
Name: Ronald R Ross EM2
Email Address: wspinc@flash.net
Location: Tulsa Okla.
Homepage: http://www.flash.net/~flash.net
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 1975 thru 1979
Comments: Ronald Ross EM2 1975 - 1979 I reported aboard the Ranger in San Diego in January 1975, served as an electricians mate until I left the ship in 1979. I have read several of the comments on these sites and see nothing about the ship running aground off the coast of San Diego, hitting a tanker in the Indian Ocean and battling a Typhon along side the pier in the Philippines. I guess these were things best forgot. Oh well, these three things led to three of the five captains during my tour on board. Hope to hear from other electricians that were on board.. WSPINC@Flash.net in Tulsa Okla.


Date: 01/17/2001
Guest: 966 (Reference ID: 162941)
Name: Richard L. Zimmerman
Email Address: zimmerman@g2ss.com
Location: San Diego
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 85-87
Comments: I'm seeking information about how to get Ranger memoribilia, specifically belt buckles. Thanks.,


Date: 01/16/2001
Guest: 967 (Reference ID: 162705)
Name: Randy Sigurdson
Email Address: rs65537@navix.net
Location: Kearney, Nebraska
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Westpac Oct.1968
Comments: Enjoyed the Web site and it was interesting to catch up on the Ranger boat. I was actually part of the airwing, VA-165. However I was TAD for several months to serve as a mess cook. Thank you for the effort you have made to put this web site togeather.


Date: 01/16/2001
Guest: 968 (Reference ID: 162677)
Name: Richard Wilkins
Email Address: rjwilk@home.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: approx 90 to 93
Comments: Very nice website. I dont remember the actually dates I was on the Ranger because I was Sea Op Det out of Miramar. I did make the last two cruises though. I supported the F-14 squadrons VF-1 and VF-2 if I remember correctly. This was the only ship I was ever on but it holds some special memories for me. Nothing like sleeping under a catapult. I think the most memorable occasion though was when the CO woke up the Crew in the early morning to say that President Bush had declared war and that we had already launched our first strike agaist Iraq. Good luck with your website. ex AQ/AT Richard Wilkins


Date: 01/16/2001
Guest: 969 (Reference ID: 162673)
Name: Mike Bailey
Email Address: mikebailey6@hotmail.com
Location: Alabama
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1995
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 01/15/2001
Guest: 970 (Reference ID: 162305)
Name: Ron Jenkins RD3
Email Address: cunnjen@aol.com
Location: Modesto, California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1965-1966
Comments: Great ship, brings back alot of memories.

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Date: 01/14/2001
Guest: 971 (Reference ID: 161639)
Name: Bob Goodman
Email Address: bob@houseplanz.com
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1958-1961
Comments: Bob Goodman here. Served aboard the USS Ranger in the Ship's Service division from 1958-1961. Worked in laundry, ship's stores, barber shop, etc. Took several cruises to far east. Japan, Okinawa, Hong-Kong, Phillipines, etc. Would love to hear from any old friends. Email: bob@houseplanz.com


Date: 01/13/2001
Guest: 972 (Reference ID: 161285)
Name: Herb Mesler
Email Address: meslershome@earthlink.net
Location: San Carlos, Ca.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No
Comments: Hi! Ken Estes pointed me your direction. I had just scanned and sent a photo of the UIM tag/patch for the ship I was on. When Ken saw it he gave me your URL. Congratulations on the fine collection you have. As of now I see only one UIM but think I have a couple more. If I can find an extra one would be happy to send it to you. I am not 100% sure I have more will look through my stuff. The ship I was on was the USS Walton DE-361 and I was a RM2 and later made RM1 while I was still aboard and over in WESTPAC. I was a RMC when I got out, but did not retire out of the Navy. Again, nice looking web site. Regards, Herb Mesler


Date: 01/13/2001
Guest: 973 (Reference ID: 161267)
Name: John Songer
Email Address: songer@intertek.net
Location: Southern Illinois
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1969-70 with RVAH5
Comments: I remember the Lone Ranger very well but I remember Lady Godiva even more. The look on the faces of the crew on the other ships during unrep when she came out were something else. I'm not sure what the nude mannikins real name was but we all assumed it was Lady Godiva. I tell the story of her and the Lone Ranger to people and I don't think they believe me. Now I have proof. I just got hooked up to the internet and am having a little trouble with my email so I hope that my address is correct. If not I will resubmit this later.


Date: 01/13/2001
Guest: 974 (Reference ID: 161257)
Name: Vic Vitale
Email Address: iretired@juno.com
Location: Stuart Florida
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No
Comments: I was on the USS Saratoga, CVA 60 from 1960 to 1963. Your site is very nice, brought back a lot of old and pleasent memories to another old salt.


Date: 01/12/2001
Guest: 975 (Reference ID: 160740)
Name: Darren Cunningham
Email Address: darrencu@us.ibm.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983-1987
Comments: Main reason ... just trying to locate some old friends .. have a beer and solute the gray ship...


Date: 01/10/2001
Guest: 976 (Reference ID: 160097)
Name: Shane Gammon
Email Address: dsgamm@earthlink.net
Location: Laurel, MD
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: July 91 thru July 93
Comments: It's nice to finally find a site that is dedicated solely to the Ranger! Right out of AMS 'A' School, I was assigned to Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron 14, which deployed on the Ranger. I'll never forget the first time I layed my eyes upon her. After checking into the squadron, I asked a fellow shipmate to take me to this ship that our airwing was attached to. I must admit I was awe struck the minute I stepped onboard for the first time. It was only a year later when we pulled out of North Island for my most memorable trip, WESTPAC 92, the Rangers Final Cruise. It was a fansastic cruise, and one which I will never forget (especially Perth & Sydney, Australia). It was almost criminal the Navy deciding to decommision her. Especially considering our replacement...the USS Constellation, or USS Constipation as we were so fond of calling her. What a wreck she was! Anyways, keep up the great work on the site!


Date: 01/08/2001
Guest: 977 (Reference ID: 159057)
Name: Gary Soderquist
Email Address: gary926e@yahoo.com
Location: Auburn WA.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Jan. '87 thru Jun. '90
Comments: Great site John, I appreciate your hard work. Gary


Date: 01/05/2001
Guest: 978 (Reference ID: 157904)
Name: Ken Estes
Email Address: webmaster@uss-ranger.org
Location: State of Washington
Homepage: http://www.ussrangercv61.org
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1959 OP Div. Photo Lab
Comments: Inviting all Rangermen to come see what we are doing to save the R-Boat from the cutting torch SHIP HAPPENS!!! http://www.ussrangercv61.org or go to our sister site, http://www.uss-ranger.org to look for buddy or memories. You can help! WE WILL SAVE THE RANGER!!!!!


Date: 01/05/2001
Guest: 979 (Reference ID: 157683)
Name: Chuck Mandrell
Email Address: cmandrell@sprint.net
Location: Herndon, VA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes. 1985 to 1988
Comments: IS with VS-38, worked in CVIC.


Date: 01/03/2001
Guest: 980 (Reference ID: 157125)
Name: Lowell Dixon
Email Address: _buz@excite.com
Location: california
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: M div. 1 Auxillary 1973-1974 E3
Comments: I had just come from the U.S.S. Oriskany and appreciated the logical way the ship was laid out. the Sub racks were heaven considering what I had come from. I was brought on board to replace the machinist Mate that jammed the reduction gears after the dry dock in 1993,and had to work with all the guys who knew him. I loved it when we went out to blue water and did night flight ops.

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Date: 01/03/2001
Guest: 981 (Reference ID: 156774)
Name: Douglas R. Ebert
Email Address: kdebert@midcoast.com
Location: Rockland, ME
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1963-1967
Comments: Came aboard the Ranger right out of Boot Camp, got aride from down town San Franciso from a chief in a pick-up truck, he recued myself and two other "boots" from some of Frisco's friendlious people at a bus stop. arriving at the peir he pointed out a large gray warehouse with trucks driving on and off and said, "thats your ship"! what a let down, it did not resemble the picture in my blue jackets manual. Dirty, hoses and cable strung about, in and out, adn the terrible noise of the chippers and grinders. I was reporting aboard while she was in the yards in Hunters Point. In due course I was assigned to Engineering as a yeoman for R-Div. which in did for about 9 months until I convinced Master Chief Shields that I had no desire to be a yeoman, I was going to be a Shipfitter, so off to R-3 I went and for the next three years I worked with some of the finest shipmates a sailor could have as I learnt how to be a shipfitter-metal, working up to 2nd class before transfering to the USS Sylvania out of Naples, Italy. I have many fond memeries of The Ranger, my first ship of many in my 30 years in the Navy and it all started with her. She recovered from the yards and was turned into the cleanest ship I ever served on! She has another meaning for me also as she was my sons first ship also, him serving aboard in VA-145 squdron in the late '80s. I retired a few years back out of La Maddelana, Italy off the USS Simon Lake AS-33 as a HTCM (SW). Glad I found your site. keep up the good work, one other request, does anyone have a Maltese Cross for Blues? I lost my old set of blues that it was on and am looking for one for my shadow box. thaks again.


Date: 01/03/2001
Guest: 982 (Reference ID: 156764)
Name: Ken Nichols
Email Address: kjrknick@pacbell.net
Location: Sacramento, California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 1976-1979
Comments: Was a crew member in V-2 division (arresting gear).


Date: 01/02/2001
Guest: 983 (Reference ID: 156720)
Name: ABH2 Bob Newman
Email Address: robertnewman@home.com
Location: San Diego, CA
Homepage: http://www.robertnewmanfinancial.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: V3 Division, 3/74 - 11/77, also Voids division in overhaul/77
Comments: Some great memories aboard Ranger. 8/9/74, a little stop on the way to Hong Kong; 4th of July 1976, Indian Ocean, Singapore, and of course who could forget Subic.


Date: 01/01/2001
Guest: 984 (Reference ID: 156104)
Name: John Young
Email Address: JPYoung@Earthlink.net
Location: Longview, WA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987 - 1991
Comments: It's great to find a site dedicated to the Ranger. The years I spent onboard were during an important part of my life. I'm looking forward to seeing the site grow, seeing the old ship made into a museum, and maybe reconnecting with old friends I've lost touch with over the years. I was an OS2 when I left the ship, I'm now an OS1 in the reserves, and drill regularly in the Seattle and Portland areas.


Date: 12/29/2000
Guest: 985 (Reference ID: 155329)
Name: Larry D. Sunner IC3
Email Address: gdlds@prodigy.com
Location: Sacramento, California
Homepage: http:\\pages.Prodigy.net/gdlds
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 8/59 to 4/62
Comments: I have signed in befor but desided to use another e mail address plus add my web sight. Thanks for a great link to old friends and I truly hope that Ranger can be saved. I would like to find these people in particular. Jerry Eddins E div Dale Sutton IC div Willy Williams IC div Tommy Evins V ?


Date: 12/29/2000
Guest: 986 (Reference ID: 155320)
Name: Larry D. Sunner IC3
Email Address: gdlds@prodigy.com
Location: Sacramento, California
Homepage: http:\\pages.Prodigy.net/gdlds
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 8/59 to 4/62
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 12/27/2000
Guest: 987 (Reference ID: 154515)
Name: david roche
Email Address: droches@home.net
Location: portland oregon
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1969-1971
Comments: looking for anyone in the s-6 division between 69 - 71


Date: 12/27/2000
Guest: 988 (Reference ID: 154356)
Name: Terry Stout
Email Address: tdsdmc@netzero.com
Location: Tulare,CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: with VF-1 form 87-90,recalled for Desert Storm
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 12/26/2000
Guest: 989 (Reference ID: 154207)
Name: Jon W. Hopper
Email Address: peanuttiny@yahoo.com
Location: Albertville, Alabama formally Wisconsin
Homepage: http://hometown.aol.com/peanuttiny/index.html
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977-1981 WEPS G-1 div.
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 12/24/2000
Guest: 990 (Reference ID: 153577)
Name: Arthur W. Mardis, M.D.
Email Address: xraydr00@hotmail.com
Location: Iowa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-77 and 1979-80
Comments: I was on Ranger as a Radioman. Went to "A" school then to shore duty. I returned just in time to go on "Westpac '79" and become part of the "Collision at Sea". My proudest moment is being part of the crew to salute the USS Arizona memorial on arrival to Hawaii! Also got to spell out "TOP GUN" on a postcard. Thank you John Guy for getting this all together for the collective crew of a very honorable vessel in Naval History!

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Date: 12/24/2000
Guest: 991 (Reference ID: 153494)
Name: Blake Russell
Email Address: gigem_bhr@yahoo.com
Location: Ft. Benning, GA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1992-1993
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 12/24/2000
Guest: 992 (Reference ID: 153485)
Name: John Strother
Email Address: strohs@fls.infi.net
Location: Virginia
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 57-59 Plankowner IC2 E div.
Comments: Just wanted to wish everyone a merry Christmas & a happy New Year!!A special thanks to both John and Carol for doing such a wonderful job on this great site."Top Site" for "Top Gun' Bravo Zulu!--Hi Yo Silver!--HO! HO! HO!,and away John


Date: 12/23/2000
Guest: 993 (Reference ID: 152994)
Name: Charles "chuck" Helton
Email Address: c_helton@hotmail.com
Location: Oregon
Homepage: http://www.angelfire.com/or/cghelton
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: feb,mar,april of 1987
Comments: I serve on the USS Ranger for training purposes. A group of us came over from the Philly shipyard for the USS Independance CV-62 to get some operational training. I could be wrong about the months (give or take one or two). I enjoyed it it was my first crews. For those who visit my webpage....I'm still working on it. Learning html is a slow process. Thank you.


Date: 12/22/2000
Guest: 994 (Reference ID: 152657)
Name: Walter D. McCoy
Email Address: wdmccoy@hotmail.com
Location: Ft. Smith, Ar.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978-1982
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 12/19/2000
Guest: 995 (Reference ID: 151707)
Name: Ray Vin Zant
Email Address: wahrio2@yahoo.com
Location: Minnesota
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1971 1972
Comments: She was a great ship, great experience, miss the smell of the ocean.


Date: 12/19/2000
Guest: 996 (Reference ID: 151706)
Name: Ray Vin Zant
Email Address: wahrio2@yahoo.com
Location: Minnesota
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 12/18/2000
Guest: 997 (Reference ID: 151260)
Name: Tony Hughes
Email Address: thughes@koyote.com
Location: Sulphur Springs, Texas
Homepage: http://:www.koyote.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes Wes-Pac 1959-60
Comments: I went aboard at Hunters Point in San Francisco from Aviation Guided Missile school in Memphis Tenn. I was in the GM Division with Chief Hanks, H.P.Frazier, G.L.Lepchenske, G.T.Corbin, H.L.Bosch J.D.Torgenson, and a bunch of other great shipmates. We made Wes Pac cruise Jan-July 1959. I went from the Ranger to the USS Coral Sea CVA-43 in dry dock in Bremerton, Wahington.


Date: 12/18/2000
Guest: 998 (Reference ID: 151180)
Name: TIM FAAST
Email Address: tfaast@hotmail.com
Location: denver, co
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1973-1976 VAQ-135
Comments: Mike Hutton, William McCormick, Hugh Shelly, any of you guys read this, drop me and email. I shur would like to get in touch with any one who was in VAQ-135 between 73-77.


Date: 12/18/2000
Guest: 999 (Reference ID: 151112)
Name: Bert Rankin
Email Address: brankin99@hotmail.com
Location: Midland, Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Nov. 72 to Jun. 76 P1 and P3 div.
Comments: It still is great to visit this site and scroll thru all the names of people who served on this great ship. The Ranger has a rich and memorable history that I will cherish for ever. The moments I spent on the Ranger were not always the best of times, but I look back at that time and realize I am the person I am today because of her. I wish every Rangerman that served on her the best in life and may "God Bless Us All".


Date: 12/18/2000
Guest: 1000 (Reference ID: 151068)
Name: Robert Bohnenkamp
Email Address: bobohn@hotmail.com
Location: Napa Calif.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1961-1964
Comments: I was assigned to the Ranger, out of Boot camp.went to the Commissary Div. and served there till July of 1964. was honorably discharged, then reenlisted for another tour on the Pitkin Cty. LST. I have many fond memory's of the ranger,her crew and my friends. I would love to reconstruct those memory's. When leaving the Ranger I was a CS-3, which i remained through out my enlistments and 2nd honorable discharge in 1965.


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