This page contain entries from shipmates stationed aboard the USS Saratoga during the 1970's



I was on the sara back in 78-79 and made 2 Med cruises all this brings back memories. I was a boiler tech. down in the no. 4 boiler room. Reviewing all of this is rather emotional for me. Thanks and have a nice day
Darrel C. Chadwell <bigdman21@cox-internet.com>
Amarillo, Tx. USA - Tuesday, October 31, 2000 at 10:12:58 (CST)
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I WAS IN V1 DIV. WORKED IN PRI FLY FROM 70 73. I WANT TO THE REUNION IN CHARLESTON. I THINK IT WAS A GREAT TIME TO SEE SO MANY SHIP MATES, FROM THE SARA. HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOM OLD SHIPMATES. IF THE SC ADDRESS DOES NOT RING A BELL. I WAS FROM NEW YORK WHEN I WAS ON THE SARA. ALSO IF ANY WOULD KNOW WHERE TO FIND JOE WAYEN FOWLER FROM HAYDEN AL. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.
MARTIN SMITH <MSMSX2@HARGRAY.COM>
RIDGELAND, SC USA - Sunday, October 29, 2000 at 08:29:02 (CST)
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I'd like to hear from the guys aboard the Sara 1971 and 1972 cruises. I was in VF-103 but assigned TAD to ships company ordinance division. You missed a good reunion in Charleston
Jim Shropshire <jshropsh@salisbury.net>
USA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 18:24:07 (CDT)
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VA 37 1972-1975
Chuck Lambert <Brezzin@AOL.com>
Chattanooga, TN USA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 06:37:41 (CDT)
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Served in CR Div from 3/78-9/80 had 2 great med cruises. Would like to hear from any old shipmates who served during that time.
Fred Fox <wnterwarlock@aol.com>
Belfair, wa USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 10:18:44 (CDT)
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Great site, I was stationed on Sara July 76 to July 79. Worked in V4 Div. Flight Deck. 2 med cruises 77,78. Had some great times. Lookin for some buddies from V1 Div.C.Beaulieu, C.Sharp, V5 Div. J.Krieg, Give me a Holler.
ABF3 M. Fecher <MikeFecher@aol.com>
Dayton, Oh USA - Thursday, October 26, 2000 at 07:56:53 (CDT)
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I served with VAW123 during westpac cruise 1972-1973. Anybody out there who served with VAW123 during this time i sure would like to hear from you.
richard birnbaum <debbears3@yahoo.com>
mayport, fla. USA - Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 10:31:02 (CDT)
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Served with RVAH-1 during the 72-73 WestPac. Any "Smoking Tigers" out there? Hong Kong and Singapore was a liberty treat.
Guenter Kleinmaier <gkleinmaie@cs.com>
Homewood, IL USA - Sunday, October 22, 2000 at 01:44:09 (CDT)
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Served on the Sara from 1974 - 1978, CR Division...The Voice of the Sara..any more of you clowns still around??.. Rember those "Port and Report" watches???
CWO4 Earl F. Barlow <efbarlow@ix.netcom.com>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Thursday, October 19, 2000 at 13:26:28 (CDT)
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W-Division 74-77. Any other special weapon types still out there.
Arthur Allen <BiffDegan@cs.com>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 12:15:05 (CDT)
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Seved aboard the Sara from 71 till 73 when i got out. S-2 div Nice place the Sara many good times North Atlantic, 2 Med cr., and then Tonkin Gulf and Home to Virginia for the Yards Any guys in supply give me a yell
Ron Arnold <arno@cp-tel.net>
Leesville, La USA - Tuesday, October 17, 2000 at 19:21:22 (CDT)
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Served aboard Sara 73 - 77 in S-7 Division. It would be great to hear from some of the guys. We had some memorable times in Monaco during the bicentinial and who could forget Naples. We were there so much, I thought it was our homeport.
Dale Patterson <dpatterson@aol.com>
Statesville, NC USA - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 18:53:43 (CDT)
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I servd aboard the Sara (CV-60)from July 1975 thru July 1979. Had a great time. Am interested in hearing from anyone who went on those three Med cruises during that time. Those were the days!!!
Bernard E. Zalewski <Zalewsbe@yahoo.com>
Hometown, IL USA - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 17:39:38 (CDT)
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Better known as "Lobster" due to my ability to sunburn and my Maine accent, I was aboard the SARA 3/73-6/76. Made two Med cruises working as a Photographers Mate Third Class within OZ Division's CVIC-Photo processing recce film from RA-5C Vigilanti (RVAH-1) and RF-8G Crusader aircraft while working with "PH-1 Ronald "Uncle Ron" Harris, PH-2 Terry "Big Mo" Mosler, PH-3 Werner "Woodstock" Weinstock and IS-2 Steven "Tits" Teter under LCDR James L. Law, known as "God" and a first class officer and gentleman. My most recent photos of the SARA in Rhode Island appeared within the Feb.'99 issue of SEA CLASSICS magazine. Once a PH always a PH!
Robin Wayne Hartford <robinhfd@Seacoast.com>
Newburyport, MA USA - Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 19:09:09 (CDT)
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Served in V-2 Gear, safety P.O. flight deck 71 & 72, lots of good memories & experiences, D.W. Beck & I hope to see some old buddies at the reunion.
ABE3 Ron Gitkos <rozee@epic.net>
Exeter, Pa USA - Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 17:19:17 (CDT)
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Served onboard the Sara in Second Div. of the deck department from August 76 till January 79. Two Med Cruises. 77 & 78-79. Had som of the greatest times of my life. Met people awho I will never forget - Tancin, Burke, the Ellis brothers, Higgins, BM1 (and later BMC) Thomas, BMC May. Would really enjoy hearing from any other DECK APES from that period of time. To all who remember Tancin's "Haze Gray and Under Way, Fuel pumpnig 1,000 Gallons a minute, God don't you love the smell of saltwater in the morning."
Harold Van Duyn <hvanduyn@ezgo.textron.com>
Augusta, GA USA - Wednesday, October 11, 2000 at 11:11:00 (CDT)
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I REMEMBER ON THE 1971 MED CRUISE, WE WERE ANCHORED IN ATHENS HARBOR, AND DID "A FIRST" IN THAT WE LAUNCHED 2 F4J PHANTOMS WHILE AT ANCHOR. THE BOW WAS POINTED RIGHT AT ATHENS AND WHEN LAUNCHED, EACH PLANE TURNED SHARPLY, ONE TO THE RIGHT, ONE TO THE LEFT AND THEN THEY CAME BACK AROUND IN A LONG WIDE CIRCLE TO BE RECOVERED ON THE FLIGHT DECK. I WAS LUCKY TO BE UP ON THE ISLAND TO WATCH, IT WAS GREAT.
CHARLES STRANSKY LI 3 <
cjstransky@hotmail.com>
levittown, newyork USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 21:32:32 (CDT)
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served deck division from 77-81. would like to hear from anyone.
scott adams <adamsgsa@home.com>
philadelphia, pa USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 05:44:26 (CDT)
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Served in V-2 arresting gear from 1970-72. Hope to see lots of old friends in Charleston.
David W Beck ABE-3 V-2 Div. <DaveNC8722@aol.com>
Weaverville, NC USA - Monday, October 09, 2000 at 19:12:16 (CDT)
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Served Dental Division 72 to 76 2 Med Cruises.74 & 76; Catapulted off Monaco july 76. Looking for any Dental personnel in that Time Frame.
Stephen Carpio <sarjenco@aol.com>
East Northort, ny USA - Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 22:16:01 (CDT)
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Looking for ship mate Manuel diaz of Texas. Lost your address @ A.O.L. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving,& hope to hear from ya soon ! I was an EMFN from 1975 - 1979 on CV-60
John (Bonzo) Borelli <Hyundaikid @ netzero.com>
Yonkers, N.Y. USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 22:26:42 (CST)
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Stationed on board Sara 1971-73 worked in S-1 office would like to hear from storekeepers that era
Bob Musker SK3 <bob6969115@aol.com>
Malden, Ma USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 19:16:18 (CST)
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Greetings Shipmates!! Served on Sara from Aug. 74 till Dec. 77. Have been retired 5 years now and still remember 3yr and 6 mos on Sara like it was yesterday. Worked in AIMD IM-2 Div. Jet Shop and spent my last year on Ships C1A COD Crew. Any body out there from IM-2 Div. Jet Shop of COD crew give me a yell. Would be glas to here from you. I remeber vividly all 3 Med cruises I made and have all 3 cruise books. Would not want to part with them but would be happy to share any info from them.
AD1 Scott T. Van Vranken USNR ret <scottvv73@yahoo.com>
Pomeroy, OH USA - Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 15:49:42 (CST)
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Greetings Fellow Shipmates! Hows the civilian life treating you all? Ok,I hope!I was on the Saratoga from 1975-1980,and made all 3 Med-cruises.I was in S-3 Div.with all of my old buddies like Rodger Stoscough(?),"STEVEN RAY WEST of TUEPELO,MISS.,Jeff Willard,Vinnie Vasquez,Chuck Papineau,George H.Saenz,Ron Nolan,Mark Green,Tim Fisher,Roach Bryant,and Sr.Cheif Patrick!!!of course! Oh,the times we all had. I did manage to get my stuff straight,belive it or not! But I do miss Uncle Johns Tavern by the beach,and the Top Of The Tides,and so on,like Orange Park,Atlantic Beach,NAS JAX.ect.ect.ect. The Med Cruises is where I made friends with Mar-Det.they were all cool dudes,eccept for Sargent Rose(hahahah),I sure hope you all get this e-mail so that some how we can get together again.Ialso worked in the ships laundry,the junk food store on the forward mess decks,ships mall,and then finally I turned the ships Smoke Shop into the Harley Davidson Smoke Shop for memories of the USA while we were on the cruises.Then of course we got to remember the"AMERICAN BAR" over there,either Italy,Spain,France,Egypt,Africa,but I do rember the Virgin Islands....OH YEAH. Well,I leave with this in mind...I really would like to hear from any or all,mainly All of you guys.I have never forgotten any of the good ole times we all had.Hope to hear from ya all,Whip,S-3 Div.Med.Cruises 1975-1980.
Sandman/Scott Whipkey <GSWHIPKEY@AOL.COM>
Canton, OHio USA - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 16:43:36 (CST)
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Hi, I served in V-4 &V-3 divisions from ''72 -''74 part WESPAC and would like to hear from John Kramer, Roger Poecock,Stephen Paul (parachute rigger) or Kip Schatz or anyone in V4 V3 that era.Thanks
William (Buddy) Heiskell <william.heiskell@noaa.gov>
Boston, ma USA - Wednesday, November 08, 2000 at 14:52:37 (CST)
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served aboard in 73' to 75 in e-division. would like to hear from anyone who served during that time. was in drydock after nam. and did one med cruise. looking for jeff fleming, wayne laidlaw, don edwards and jew schecter
ron rinier <wyomingkid7@aol.com>
willow street, pa. USA - Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 20:57:23 (CST)
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Served on the Sara 1970-72. Was in pers., S-1, & S-7
Charles Trebino <carstl@juno.com>
Andover, Ma USA - Tuesday, November 07, 2000 at 18:44:21 (CST)
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I served in V-2 Arresting Gear from 72-75 I have heard from some guy's and would love to hear from anybody that I worked with during the Nam cruise or the 74 Med cruise.Steve Caldwell,Todd Patrie,Jim Miller,Otis Gilmore, Carl Hardy or any others I had the pleasure to work with.E-mail me!!!
Pat Hughes ABE2 <fdc223@airmail.net>
Keller, TX USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 23:16:25 (CST)
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Hello Shipmates: Served On the Super Sara 74 to 76 in AIMD IM-1Div./AMSU. Would like to know how to get in touch with Master Chief Matthews,AZ1 David GuyAN Mike Martin, AE3 Ron Falanga.AN Chris Owens.Would also like to find out how to get Cruisebook From 74/75 or 75/76 Med cruises.
Les Ellenburg <les_45@yahoo.com>
Cedar Park, Tx USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 20:58:36 (CST)
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Served in VA-37 squadron Med Cruises 1977,1978 as plane captain and then in AIMD.
Robin Poole <rpoole_1998@yahoo.com>
Alligator Point, FL USA - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 19:17:57 (CST)
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I was the OS Div Off 1978-80. The tour -- two great MED deployments -- remembered fondly. The men in the division were superb in every respect. SARA was a great ship. Berthed in Mayport aft of FORRESTAL, maybe we weren't as spiffy but never missed a committment. CAPTs Bill Martin (later C6F) and Jim Flatley (Jr) were the skippers then. Great men who were great leaders. Happy holidays to all shipmates. Steve
CAPT Steve Myers, USN (Ret.) <Oldsalt9@nb.net>
Bedford, PA USA - Saturday, December 23, 2000 at 19:18:09 (CST)
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I was aboard the Sara with Heavy One the Smokin Tigers, 72-73 Operation Linebacker. Home port NAS Albany Ga.
AT3 Johnson, Steven L <srunningwolf@yahoo.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Friday, December 22, 2000 at 14:13:46 (CST)
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Looking for Tilton,Hester,Perllet,Roach,Z-Man,and anyone else from V-2 W/C 1973 TO 1976. GREAT WEB. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.
DOUBLE NEAL <DOUBLEN54@YAHOO.COM>
PINEVILLE, LA. USA - Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at 08:14:51 (CST)
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Served on Sara 71-74 with vf-103.Would love to hear from any of you slugers out there
Hal Lelle <nolia@brevard.net>
mims, fla USA - Monday, December 18, 2000 at 19:37:57 (CST)
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SERVED IN US NAVY FROM 72-75 ON SARATOGA 1 YR. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS,
CARLTON E, BURR E-4 <BONCAR73@AOL.COM>
BROCKTON, MA USA - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 12:15:59 (CST)
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Served onboard Sara from just after the big fire in 1973 until mid 1976 in OI Division
David Frazier <david.frazier@goodyear.com>
Asheboro, NC USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 19:12:57 (CST)
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EMO from 74 to 77. Two Med cruises. Looking forward to hearing from other "SARA" sailors.
H. S. Gault (Pete) <gaultp@erols.com>
Lusby, MD USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 10:10:30 (CST)
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HI SHIPMATES,IM WAYNE BULLIMGTON AKA[bull]I SERVED ON THE SARA FROM 1973 TO 1975 AIR FRAMES IM2 DIVISION,WORKED FOR CHIEF DONALD BUBAN,THEN AMS1 CHUCK GULLIUM,JUST WANT TO HEAR FROM ANYONE I SERVED WITH.THAT WAS THE GOOD OLD DAYS.THE SHIP AND CREW ARE IN MY HEART FOREVER.
Wayne Bullington {BULL} <FUZZYNUT69@AOL.COM>
PASADENA, MD USA - Tuesday, December 05, 2000 at 20:53:23 (CST)
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I SERVED AS A POSTAL CLERK ON BOARD FROM 1978 TILL 1981 EVERYBODY NEW ME AS "jelly" hit me up sometime!
larry hoskins <hossld@aol.com>
redford , mi USA - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 23:51:13 (CST)
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SERVED 74/77 R DIV PIPE SHOP REMERBER MASTER CHIEF LEWIS
RUDY KASTANEK <R KAST86533>
BAYSHORE, NY USA - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 18:58:23 (CST)
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Iam in search of James H. Gearheart Jr. We served together during the 76-77 med cruise. I worked on the flight deck and he worked in supply. Any help would be appreciated
James W. Horn <whiteknight7358@msn.com>
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served in S-5 DIV. DURING 78-79,AND 1980 CRUISES.LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES.
JOHN HEBERT <habyankphin@aol.com>
rochester, n.y. USA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 19:03:12 (CST)
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looking for S-1 or other div crewmembers from 72 vietnam cruise. Mike "frenchy" Lapointe you still around?
carl e edwards <sword724@hotmail.com>
milledgeville, ga USA - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 19:38:36 (CST)
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I recently aquired a 74/75 Saratoga cruise book. (no..it is not for sale) It is much too large to scan the entire book, but...if you were on that cruise....and have specific request....I would be happy to scan and send pics... Fair winds and following seas......
D Guy <lynndave@custom.net>
Bloomfield, In USA - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 15:35:03 (CST)
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I was with HS-7 on board Sara for the '71 Med.and '72-'73 Wespac cruises.My cruise book is something that I look at very often just tosee all those young men and wonder how the years went by so quickly.Not all of those memories are pleasant but they will be with me always,the good and the bad.If there are any old HS-7 mates who are interested in a reunion,we will be getting together in Quonset Pt,Oct.12-13-14 2001,the exact location hasn't been decided on yet.Contact me if your interested this includes officers.
John DiMasso <jjdimasso@amplex.net>
Woodville, Oh USA - Saturday, February 17, 2001 at 22:24:37 (CST)
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I served on the Sara, Nov '71 thru Apr '73 in S-7 Division during first and only trip to Tonkin Gulf. Looking to hear from anyone who served with me. Thirty years goes by fast. All you guys from Pennsylvania, give me a line back.
Mike Dodson <mldodson@equilon.com>
Littleton, CO USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 20:25:31 (CST)
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I served Nov-71 til Apr-75 on CVA-60 at Yankee Station, Vietnam, then Portsmouth shipyard and finally a med cruise on CV-60. My father was Chief Electrician's Mate Steve Cabaday who served aboard both CV-3 and CVA-60 and was also a plank owner on CVA-60. I was assigned to X-division. Any of you guys out there? Please reply.
YN3 Steve Cabaday (Captain's Office) <Steve44Mag@WebTV.net>
Hollywood, Fl USA - Wednesday, February 14, 2001 at 17:13:51 (CST)
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1977-1979 Tractor King and Yellow Shirt looking anyone who was a roof rat in V1 Div. during that time 904-777-0189
ABH3 Fred Ferro <gameday00@cs.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 22:39:21 (CST)
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I served on Sara fr73-76 in 3mmr. would love to hear from all you old snipes
John (Jack) Reed BT3 <jcdmreed@home.com>
LaPorte, IN USA - Tuesday, February 13, 2001 at 10:51:35 (CST)
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EW2 Bill Spurgeon (Sponge) OW Division Sept '77-(EOS)Sept ' 80, Looking for old friends, LtCdr Ken Walling, Van Earl Smith, Dan Davis from OE, Tom Schwegman (Bear), Richard Cummingham (PC), Tom Reutzel (TJ), Bill Reese. Mail me, let's get together....
William L. Spurgeon <wspurgeon@lanl.gov>
Los Alamos, NM USA - Wednesday, February 07, 2001 at 11:00:58 (CST)
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Served on the sara during Bicenntenial Med Cruise.S-2 Div.Would like to hear from any old shipmates.Think back alot about the good ole days.Back then as a young kid didn't think they were all so good,but age sure changes the way of thinking
Bill Pearce <wrpmap@yahoo.com>
Steubenville, Ohio USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 21:08:33 (CST)
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To any personnel in E-Div. mid 70's drop a line will ya!!!!
Steve Hallman <dkhsmh@aol.com>
Tucson, Az. USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 17:37:33 (CST)
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to all my buddies on the SUPERSARA. I was on board from oct. 1974 to june 1978. div. weapons dept. Was there for ll three med cruises 74-74,76,77. Miss the ship and all the friends. Great time and smooth sailing to all. If you remember me drop me a line. See ya at the next reunion.
john e bucalo <jaybuck2@yahoo.com>
bear, de USA - Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 18:51:35 (CST)
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Looking for Bob Bates (Robert F. Bates AW1) OX DIvision "74 to "75 CV 60.
Max L. Raber <mnlraber@earthlink.net>
gardner, ks USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 22:55:31 (CST)
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Just wanted to say it's great seeing that one of my old commands is still remembered....Served onboard from Dec 77- June 81... Repair division, pipe shop, door n hatch, AFFF shop, Co2 shop. been there done that... Just finished my 20...
Bill Neska Jr. <ctn86993@centurytel.net>
osceola, wi USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 16:45:02 (CST)
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e-division ships company 1977 to 1981. ready to trade old stories drop me a line
tommy d (bunkey) brooks <tdale@flash.net or dale.brooks@lmco.com>
mansfield, tx USA - Saturday, March 24, 2001 at 19:05:43 (CST)
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HEY EVERYONE, I WAS ABOARD THE SARATOGA FROM 1974 TO 1977 FIREMAN 2ND CLASS, TO MUCH DRINKING AND CARRYING ON AS A 17 YEAR OLD. IWISH I HAD ADVANCED FURTHER. ANYONE KNOW A BOB SOUSA FROM LOWELL MA. HAVE HIM E- MAIL ME THANKS
JOHN J HURLEY <HURLJACK5@AOL.COM>
HOLBROOK, MA USA - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 18:58:45 (CST)
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So much to say... 1. Thanks for this tremendous site, you guys are incredible. 2. Thanks to the Saratoga, my first U.S.Navy family, changed my life 3. Thanks to all the SARA family members who also think she was the finest the Navy had to offer, and made her that way. 4. Thanks to all that worked so hard to save her as a museum. I live only 1 hour from her resting spot, in Newport RI, but I haven't built up the nerve to see her, YET I served onboard from November 79 (in the mud) till just before her departure from SLEP
Richard Bergeron <kcid1@email.com>
Ledyard, CT USA - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 09:24:14 (CST)
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I was in S-3 division(Shipserviceman) from 1977-1979. Went on two med. cruises, Retired 10-01-94 as SH1(SW) and went to University of Nebraska -Lincoln and received a Political Science degree. I now work for the Navy as an Acquistion Logistics Analysist at NAVAIRSYSCOM HQ Patuxent River Maryland. Would like to hear from old shipmates and catch up. thanks Bill Davis
Bill Davis <daviswb@navair.navy.mil>
Great Mills, MD USA - Tuesday, March 13, 2001 at 10:15:58 (CST)
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It is tough to get old. I was in Dental, 70-71. It turned out to be a significant part of my life. I have wanted to talk to a few people again. Like J. Atamins my first karate teacher, and still the best: And Jim Wilkinson among others. It is a shame what they have done to the Navy the last few years.
Steve Denoo <
sadenoo@Juno.com>
Cicero, NY USA - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 19:04:36 (CST)
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Greetings shipmates. Served 75 - 79 in CVIC and SUPRAD. Same time as Scott Whipkey - but I don't remember meeting him. How many of you folks remember our Sailing Club? The Flying Jrs - etc. By the way, all three of my cruise books were lost/stolen during PCS shipment. If anyone knows were I can get replacments, please contact me. And, if any old Sara men happen thorough Lincoln County NM (Billy the Kid country), stop in for some Navy coffee. (I did find two old shipmates at a rodeo here a couple of years ago.) Stay well and God bless you all.
CDR John C. Tate, USN (Ret) <tatejohn@nm.net>
Carrizozo, NM USA - Wednesday, March 07, 2001 at 13:35:23 (CST)
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I served in AIMD, IM3-Shop 6 (Ship's Company) from 1977-1980. Did most of three Med cruises and look back (NOW) on all three with fond memories. Would like to hear from anyone that I served with onboard.
Bill Lack <BD@dabigdog.com>
Cincinnati, OH USA - Tuesday, March 06, 2001 at 09:46:47 (CST)
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looking for shipmates that served in Bdiv. from 77-81
Bill Hennelly <William Hennelly@msn.com>
USA - Monday, March 05, 2001 at 09:12:17 (CST)
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I served aboard the Saratoga from 1971 to 1975. Was a part of the 71 Med cruise, the 72/73 Tonking Gulf Cruise and the 74/75 Med Cruise. The majority of my time aboard Sara was served in V-5 Division, ship's company.
Raymond D. Berglund <berglund@palacenet.net>
Montello, WI USA - Monday, March 05, 2001 at 05:07:14 (CST)
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1972 WestPac cruise : looking for anyone with photos of VF-31 and -103's F-4s. Needed for an upcoming book on Navy MiG killers of the Vietnam War.
Mike O'Connor <moconnor@dwave.net>
Wausau, WI USA - Sunday, March 04, 2001 at 21:27:20 (CST)
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Stationed on board Sara the second time as CWO from 78-79. Second tour was much more enjoyable than the first.
CWO-3 Clinton Davis <cdavis>
Rogers, Ar. USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 07:17:17 (CDT)
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Served as AT troubleshooter in VF-103 74-77, did 74-75 and 76 med cruises. There was nothing more exciting than staring down the afterburner of an F4j at launch, watching for the hol-back to break and then seeing how far up the JBD the thrust would send you. Looking for any other T/S's or plane captains that served with me from VF-103 or our sister squadron VF-31.
Sparky Anderson <charles.anderson@snet.net>
Prospect, CT USA - Monday, April 30, 2001 at 05:39:35 (CDT)
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Onboard from June 1973 until January 1976. OE Division.
Ed Ellegood <eellegood@camber.com>
Decatur, AL USA - Tuesday, April 24, 2001 at 11:44:35 (CDT)
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CR Div 76-80.....Just found this site again...Boy those were the days...Remember the ammo offload and the big strorm?? Ahhh and the days on the antenna crew. Wold like to hear from anyone around that time....Smooth sailing
Charles N. Beasley <cnb17@adelphia.net>
North Tonawanda, NY USA - Sunday, April 22, 2001 at 07:23:50 (CDT)
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Served in S-6, ships company on '78-'79 & '80 Med Cruises. Left a few months after arrival in Philly Yards. Great site! Would like to re-connect with Rusty Price & Marc Redon and others who I served with.
Jeff Schuetz <jefds@yahoo.com>
St. Paul, MN USA - Tuesday, April 17, 2001 at 19:57:50 (CDT)
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Did two tours. Ships company, IM-1 Div from 12/70 to 7/75 and with VF-103 from 4/79 to 4/82. Like I could not get enough of the place. Not all that bad as I recall, especially Jax Beach. Enjoyed Top of the Tides ect. Best job was on the roof as maintenance chief.
Mike Bridges <bridges@navair.navy.mil>
Pax River, MD USA - Thursday, April 12, 2001 at 12:29:50 (CDT)
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Served on Sara 1977 to 1979, G Division, Was onboard during refueling accident in 1978. Repairs were done in Palermo, Sicily. Would love to hear from any shipmates.
Marty Morgan <martymorgan@mindspring.com>
Opelika, AL USA - Thursday, April 05, 2001 at 13:29:57 (CDT)
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Greetings Shipmates, Anybody out there who served with VAW123 on Vietnam,WESTPAC cruise 1972 1973. How about dropping a line and let me know your still around. So far have not heard from anyone Please Write AE3 Rick Birnbaum
richard birnbaum <bigman 2021@aol.com>
jacksonville, fla USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 19:30:29 (CDT)
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served from 1979-1980
Mark Bachand <markbachand@yahoo.com>
Worcester, MA USA - Sunday, April 01, 2001 at 20:06:31 (CDT)
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Served on board from June 1970 through December 1973. Assigned to V-2 Division, Waist Catapults serving virtually every billet from Chronograph Operator to Flight Operations to Waist Catapult Chief. Attained the rank of Aviation Boatswain's Mate Second Class. The best part of being in the Navy was meeting and working with some very good people over the years.
Nick Mitovich, Jr. <nickm1112@aol.com>
Lordstown, Ohio USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 13:23:23 (CDT)
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WEAPONS Officer, 10/73-04/75
DON M. BRYANT, CDR, USN.Ret. <dbryant@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Moffett Field, Ca USA - Thursday, May 03, 2001 at 17:10:08 (CDT)
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Served aboard the SARA from Sept. 76 till Jan. 78, AIMD IM-1 Div. Did the 77 med cruise great time, great friends. Along time ago, but just yesterday in the mind.
AZ3 Brad Drake <bddrake@nwonline.net>
Findlay , OH USA - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 22:16:27 (CDT)
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I was aboard Sara from '72 to '73 with VA-75. She was and will always be a "Proud Lady!"
Steve Hanson AMS3 <www.steve@glmfg.com>
Cookeville, TN USA - Friday, May 11, 2001 at 15:58:50 (CDT)
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It seems like yesterday when I was ships company with S-6 for the 78-79 and '80 cruises. Can anyone beat Barcelona and Palma in the summer? Great & challenging times, but my time & choices nontheless. Turns out that hitch had a big impact on my life-back to school in '82, stayed in the reserves, and convinced a new college grad and prospective Navy Nurse to skip it & marry me. Like to hear from old shipmates.
Jeff Schuetz <Jefds@yahoo.com>
St. Paul, MN USA - Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 22:00:29 (CDT)
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What the hell happened to all you guys in A-DIV. Would love to hear from most of you
mm3 Radabaugh O2N2 A-DIV 73-75 <khrad@yahoo.com>
Palatka, Fl USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 07:21:45 (CDT)
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Served in Communications Div (transmitters 0-3 level and UHF 0-10 level) 1971-1973. Med Cruise and WestPac Cruise.
Tom Baker RM2 <tnbaker@usa.net>
San Antonio, TX USA - Thursday, May 17, 2001 at 15:12:25 (CDT)
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I served from 1973-75 in E-div. Bruce Cross, If you see this message drop me a line. Anybody else that sees' this that was there, drop a line also.
Steve Hallman <dkhsmh@aol.com>
Tucson, Az. USA - Saturday, May 19, 2001 at 07:43:40 (CDT)
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Served on the Sara from 12/71 to 6/72. Was in sidecleaning until we left for Viet Nam, was 1 of 2 who volunteered to become a barber and was there until I left after we pulled out of Longapo. Looking for anyone that might remember me.
James Prince <JPrince603@hotmail.com>
Nicholasville, Ky USA - Tuesday, May 22, 2001 at 04:31:17 (CDT)
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I served on the "Sara" from '76- '81. It was a privileged to have serve on the "Lady".I made 3 Med. And I have many fond memories of those times. I am so glad the the "Sara" is going to get a resting place where I and all my shipmates can see her again. I am looking forward to visit the "Lady" when the park opens this summer. I hope to run into some of my Friends and shipmates.
Joe Diaz, IM3,VAST,Ax1 <Joediaz911@aol.com>
Nashville , Tn USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 11:11:31 (CDT)
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I AM LOOKING FOR ANY SHIPMATES WHO SERVED IN S-5 FROM 78'-80'. I WORKED MAINLY IN SANDWICH MESS FOR THE OFFICERS AT NIGHT.I WAS T.A.D.FROM VS-22.IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU GUYS.
JOHN HEBERT <
habyankphin@aol.com>
ROCHESTER, NY USA - Monday, May 28, 2001 at 06:37:09 (CDT)
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I was on board during the Vietnam cruise in 1972 and 1973 and was S-1 division. Just wanted to say hi to anyone who remembers me. If anyone has anything to say, drop me a line.
Hernandez, Manuel AK/3 <
mherna3464@aol.com>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 22:53:24 (CDT)
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I served on the Saratoga during the years of 1973 to 1975 working on the Flight Deck as a red shirt (Crash & Salvage) I would like to hear from someone who knew me.
Marc Paul Jacob <INDIAIISP4U@CS.COM>
Cottage Grove, OR. USA - Sunday, May 27, 2001 at 13:35:02 (CDT)
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I was on Sara's flight deck almost every day from 3/77 till 8/79. I worked in flt. deck control and ran the elevators. Would love to talk to Randy, Hunnycut,Stan Turner or any of you crazy guys from back then. So drop me a line.
Gerard Lane ABH-3 <RTHERGLF@AOL.COM>
BROOKFIELD , IL USA - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 16:28:41 (CDT)
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Looking for snipes from 2AUX during 75-76
Lew Wesley <NINAPAPAW78@AOL.COM>
Morrow, OH USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 17:41:30 (CDT)
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Hey Shipmates I served on CV60 from Nov 73 to Dec76 did all my time on Sara in 3MMR B-Div would love to here from any of you old hole snipes Even from some of those Cat BT's. Iwas on her from Gitmo thru the 76 Med cruise. I was standing top watch when central control called down & said the look-outs report 30' flames coming out the stacks that was one of the best oh sh_ts we had. Looking for Kimble, Burr, Booth, Medlock, Reid,Popeye&Nothing,Rudabaker,Crazy Freddie Mickey Crowe, Fair winds to all
John (Jack) Reed BT3 <jcdmreed@home.com>
LaPorte, IN USA - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 08:49:16 (CDT)
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IM-1 Div from 70 to 75. Loved the liberty in Mayport, especially the Top of the Tides on Sunday nights, and Bo's Reef/Crow Bar. VF 103 from 79 to 82. Still lots of fun but harder to dance.
Mike Bridges <bridgesml@navair.navy.mil>
USA - Friday, June 15, 2001 at 13:23:34 (CDT)
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would like to here from all Marines on Board from 1971--1973
Michael Castor <castorme@cheshire.net>
Keene, NH USA - Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 16:10:24 (CDT)
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Served Sara from about 70-72. I remember the Med Cruises and Tonkin Gulf quite well, but after 30 years remembering names is a bit more difficult. I'm interested in some of the young folk that worked for me in the Captain's Office just to see how well their careers have done. Very good site. I served on 3 ships: USS WISCONSIN (BB-64), USS DES MOINES (CA-134), and USS SARATOGA (CVA-60/CV-60). I remember the SARATOGA the best because that's when I finally matured and understood whaq life was all about. That was also when I made Chief Petty Officer!!!!
C. JACK SPRATT, YNCS (RET 75) <jspratt@microxl.com>
HOKES BLUFF, AL USA - Thursday, June 14, 2001 at 16:09:31 (CDT)
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Served in H Division 73 to 76
Jeff Bowen <HM3CV60@adelphia.net>
Amesbury, MA USA - Saturday, June 16, 2001 at 14:10:40 (CDT)
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Served on Sara 1971 med cruise was attached to an air squadron I believe VF104.(yellow arrow for logo)Commissarymen 3rd class.If anyone can give me more info on this squadron thanks.
Kenneth Howard <LAZIERKEN>
Chicopee, MA USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 19:18:40 (CDT)
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I was wondering if anyone knows ware Gerald A Patterson is . Mosy people called him Jerry or Pat . He was stationed on The Saratoga and was attached to CV60 01 DEV in the years 1978/79 Maggie
Aw 1 Gerald A Patterson <maggies@bellsouth.net >
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Monday, June 18, 2001 at 22:53:49 (CDT)
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OPS division, Radar Shop '70 to '74. Two full Med Cruises and the trip to Nam and back. Quite a time.
Bob "MOOCH" Morain <Robert.D.Morain@usa.alcatel.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Friday, June 22, 2001 at 09:45:16 (CDT)
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served aboard june 73' to jan 75 left in the middle of the med cruise. was 3rd class electricians mate in e-division like to hear from anyone in e-division looking for a few guys wink branch, jew schecter, tom nauman, tom edwards. great website
Ron Rinier <wyomingkid7@aol.com>
willow street, pa USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 18:22:23 (CDT)
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On board 74-77. first attached as electrician for jet engine test cell then transferred to electric shop, im3 shop3 if i remember right. batteries generators and all. Hey Scott, good to see you're still hanging around. Just wanted to say hey all.
Perry Whitecotten <onewire41@hotmail.com>
Terre Haute, In USA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 17:01:54 (CDT)
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looking for shipmates that served on cv-60 from 77-81
dean messina <metrocon@mindspring.com>
hopewell jct., ny USA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 21:01:49 (CDT)
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Served in Sara as BM2 in 4th div. in 78-80, during slep I split toured off to Lamoure County LST1194, retired in 99 after 29 years as CW03 Bos'n, living in ALabama and enjoying our 10 acre farmette, looking for BM2 Wisecup and Chester.
Mike Seals <beudroinbama@aol.com>
Pratville, Al USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 23:01:31 (CDT)
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1970-72 - I was aboard Sara for one med cruise where we took on water in Athens, and her first Pacific Cruise to the Gulf of Tonkin during Vietnam. Worked as AK3 in the Air Office and tower. Looking for all my shipmates, both officers and enlisted. Larry Knowles, where are you?
Charlie Boydstun <cboydst1@midsouth.rr.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 21:37:28 (CDT)
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served aboard sara 70-72. worked in dc shop wills white was our first class.would like to find some of my old friends.rod mcmasters jack yaffee.bill larson. if your out there let me know would like to see you guys again.long live sara
randy cameron <rcameron@mcc.edu>
burton, mi USA - Friday, July 27, 2001 at 11:46:33 (CDT)
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Served from '73 to '75 in E-div. Anybody from that time frame in the group drop a line and swap stories.
Steve Hallman <dkhsmh@aol.com>
Tucson, Az. USA - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 06:27:18 (CDT)
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worked in Fly one Med cruise 74 and crash and salvage Med cruise 76.
Mike Odom aka "Blue" <codom@academicplanet.com>
Dickinson, tx USA - Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 13:01:00 (CDT)
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I served on Sara from Feb 70- Mar 72, I was in 1st & 2nd divisions. My LPOs were BM1 Reynolds, & BM1 Walton. I remember the Med cruise that we flooded #3 engine room, that wasnt any fun. Still I Have many happy memories from those days. I would like to hear from old shipmates as the salt still flows through my veins. BM2 Vernon Carter
Vernon Carter <bubcin@frontiernet.net>
Rushville, IL. USA - Wednesday, July 18, 2001 at 05:39:26 (CDT)
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I was on Sara for the 71 med cruise came on with an air squadron I beleave vh104.Being a cook I didn't spend much time with the squadron but would like to now more about them know.I beleave their insignia was a yellow or orange arrow.Can anyone help me out.
Ken Howard <lazierken@aol>
chicopee, ma USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 19:16:56 (CDT)
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VA-105 Gunslingers, CVW-3, 1978 to 1980 made 2 meds and all the workups during the time frame
AOC(AW) Charles Brown (ret) <jbrown3@ameritech.net>
Cleveland, OH USA - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 23:04:23 (CDT)
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Served from January 1975 through April 1976 in H-Devision on the Sara. Any Corpsman out there who served with me? Would live to hear from you. Jack
Jack Hogan Minot <Jack@fojp.com>
New York, Ny USA - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 12:00:07 (CDT)
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Hello: I was onboard from 1977 to 1980 just before the ship went into Philly. I worked the Gear. I was wondering if any of my old comrades were still out there and remember me. Charlie P.
Charels J. Perry ABE-3 V-2 A/G <ClpGAU@ AOL.com>
Towaco, NJ USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 08:33:28 (CDT)
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Well, hello again. Incase you all don't remember, which most of you probably don't, I was onboard from Jan75-Jun79. I am writing to let everyone know that after more than 20 years, I am now the PROUD owner of a 78-79 Cruise book. I had ordered one but left before I could get it. I left a forwarding address, but it never came. I would just like to thank Marty Morgan for helping me out. I looked through the book and saw things that brought back memeories. Even some things I didn't remember. Too many trips to Texas Jack's I guess. Well, see you all around. I am still waiting for the Museum to open.
EM2 M. Diaz <md5442@aol.com>
Richmond, Tx USA - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 09:02:21 (CDT)
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served on the super 60 from dixie, from 1970 to 1973 as BT1 in charge of #4 mmr made the short notice nam. cruise and was in #4 mmr when the big fire in #2mmr broke out, would love to hear from any of the snipe crew from that era, specially from any B-DIV people, retired as chief in JAN 1980. good luck to all ex sara sailors.
jack hutchinson <jackatark@alltel.net>
bearden, ar USA - Thursday, July 05, 2001 at 08:32:35 (CDT)
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Served aboard from 1979 to 1983. Worked in 2MMR & the ACC Lab
BT1 A J Waters <
A.J.Waters@dzilonestar.com>
Texarkana, Tx USA - Monday, August 06, 2001 at 16:22:18 (CDT)
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looking for anyone from VS-22,77-81,served in S-5 while at sea.would love to talk about the old days.
JOHN HEBERT <habyankphin@aol.com>
ROCHESTER, NY USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 13:25:31 (CDT)
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Served on the Sara from 72-75 and I am looking for a shipmate who was recently reported missing by his wife. His name is Mike Hanka. If anyone has seen him or knows how to contact him please notify me. He is not in any trouble but the North Carolina police hhave him listed as missing. He has been a good friend who I have remained in contact with for many years so any help would be appreciated.
Jim Dudley <jd2400@aol.com>
Stamford, CT USA - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 23:29:58 (CDT)
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I served on the great Saratoga during the years of 73-75 working on the flight deck with the Crash & Salvage team. I went through that Cuba shakedown cruise after the Portsmith Drydock Phase. I remembered all the drills and drills during that time. , that Air Boss was a real pain in the you know where. I remembered that Cuba was so hot during our stay, that the only place that had good air conditioning was in our Crash Station on the Island on the flight deck. My wife and I are going to take our vacation in Newport, RI in Oct. of this year. I'm going to take her to Quonset Point where I was stationed befor I got my orders to the Sara, and I'll even see Sara there too! If anyone remembers the guy with that new Harley-Davidson motorcycle during that time, that's me!
Marc P. Jacob <marcpjacob@hotmail.com>
Cottage Grove, OR USA - Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 17:04:50 (CDT)
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I served aboard CV-60 in V-1 Division from 1974-1978.Captains Dunn & Martin were the C.O.'s then.Looking forward to seeing the Sara in Rhode Island.Have been on 4 Med. Cruises, I've got to say that serving aboard the Sara were the best years in my entire life,If I had to do over again I would certainly do it all over again. David Michaud was a great freind and shipmate, we sure had some good times with some great gal's in Jax Beach. Those were the day's.
Airman Frank J. Piccolo <frn249@cs.com>
Windsor Locks, CT USA - Friday, August 10, 2001 at 19:04:07 (CDT)
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I SERVED PROUDLY IN THE YEARS 71,72,73. SERVED IN VIETNAM. MY SON SERVED ABOARD SUPER SARA TWENTY YEARS LATER WITH DUTY IN DESERT STORM.
BRUCE L. HOOPER <
hoopdet@hazleton.net>
McADOO , PA USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 21:52:54 (CDT)
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Was just checking to see when the Sara pulled into Genoa, Italy in 1971
Robert M. Long <rlongtx@swbell.net>
Austin, TX USA - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 07:35:01 (CDT)
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I served with VAW-123 on three Med's on the Sara. Looking for the guys that served from '77-80 with the Hawkeyes. It would great to hear from you.
Dave (Ziggy) Davis <dpromodave@aol.com>
Park City, Ut USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 00:28:58 (CDT)
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I was aboard the USS Saratoga from Mar 1978 to Jul 1982. I worked for the Chaplains Dept while aboard the Saratoga. The Chaplains aboard her are Chaplain John J. Bevins, Chaplain Philip D. Anderson, Chaplain Edward A. Roberts. The Skipper of the Saratoga when I first got on board was Captain E. H. Martin and the XO was Cdr. D. V. Boecker. When Capt. Martin left our new Skipper was Capt. James H. Flatley, III. I have a picture of each Chaplain and CO and XO that was aboard the Saratoga while I was aboard her. Could you please send me the information about the Saratoga reunion. I am very much interested in attending this year and if I can't maybe I can make it next year. By the way I am looking for Three shipmates that worked in the Chaplains Office their names are Dave Millard, Larry Schoene, Brad Linnenbank.
RP2 Jeri L. Wilkins <kuchikaz@texoma.net>
Bonham, TX USA - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 22:50:20 (CDT)
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Would like to know the exact dates we were in Genoa, Italy in the summer of 1971
Robert Long <rlongtx@swbell.net>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 21:34:16 (CDT)
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Was a SM3 on the Sara from Oct 70 to Nov 71.
Jim Johnson <jayhaw5@attglobal.net>
Lecompte, LA USA - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 20:29:08 (CDT)
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Hello shipmates! I served aboard Sara CV-60 from 1976-1980 in the 3rd division deck dept. Bos'nmate 3rd class. My alias was "homey domey." Looking for all the old guys that served then. Anyone still alive? Looking for Simon Trahan, John Van Engelen, Ed ward Fain, Tom Apgar, send me an e-mail
Michael Reed <leen052988@aol.com>
Stony Brook, NY USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 22:34:58 (CDT)
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Great Ship...NOT Working 12 hour shifts, while underway, and cooking for 5,000 people a meal, 4x a day sucked! But greaT friendships were made between 78-80 in S-5 & S-2 divisions. Drop a line from time to time (-:
Robert J Camardi <robb2469@juno.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 10:07:29 (CDT)
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served in 5th division,weapons dept. 71-73 before they took the guns off.Like to hear from anyone from that time.Made med. cruise and vietnam
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 20:27:32 (CDT)
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served from 75 to 79 VA-75
Arnold Barker <barkerj@woh.rr.com>
Troy, oh USA - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 15:46:59 (CDT)
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ONBOARD SARA 71-73 MED CRUISE AND NAM 5TH DIVISION GUNS LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM THAT TIME
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Friday, September 21, 2001 at 09:30:36 (CDT)
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I was in the w/c and a/g in V-2 div from 73-77. Looking for my #1 homeboy J.R. or my V-1 buddy Otto and all the rest of you great guys I had the privlige to sail with.
Brad Slinkard <dragonz2th@hotmail.com>
Canal Fulton, OH USA - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 12:24:22 (CDT)
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Served from Jan. 1975 till Nov. 1975 in the carpentry shop
Paul A. Sullivan <sobersully@hotmail.com>
Fresno, CA USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 02:50:05 (CDT)
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I served on the Sara from 1976 to 1979, first in "G" Div. & later in the Captain's Office. It would be great to be in contact with old shipmates; what a great experience!!
Gilbert Villalpando <Cvilla815@aol.com>
Colton, CA USA - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 18:05:25 (CDT)
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I'm looking for a 1971 Cruise Book. If anyone has one for sale, please contact me. Smooth sailing to all the Sara's Ships Company, Air Wing and lets not forget our Marine Detachment.
Terry L. Harris <terryh@cqc.com>
Peru, IN USA - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 20:45:00 (CDT)
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I served on the Saratoga from January 1970 until April 1971 in "R" Division as a DC-3. Just wanted to see if any other shipmates are logged on to this site. Contact me if you know of or were aboard during this time.
Bill Hacker <wph2831@brads.net>
Aliquippa, PA USA - Monday, October 08, 2001 at 20:30:11 (CDT)
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Was assigned to VAW123 on the Sara Med cruise 71 and West Pac. 72. Left to be discharged Dec. 72. Worked the flight deck as Troubleshooter/safety man. I still remember running around those props and ducking the exhaust from those E2"s. Anybody from Vaw123 would like to hear from you. Memories starting to get fuzzy but it was a great time.
Tom Rasey <trasey@friendlynet.com>
Fostoria, Ohio USA - Thursday, October 11, 2001 at 13:12:24 (CDT)
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V-2 Div Waist Cats 73-77 Just reading some of the comments from shipmates who served on Sara from all eras makes me even prouder to have served on her and with such great shipmates. What wonderful memories. Was the best time in my life.
ABE-2 Brad Slinkard "Slink" "Slinky" <dragonz2th@hotmail.com>
Canal Fulton, OH USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 13:27:13 (CDT)
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I was on Sara CVA60 for a med cruise in the early 70's. Looking for anyone in my former squardron.
Robert V Buckley AME VS-28 <bigbobbuck@rcn.com>
Lansdale, PA USA - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 14:46:48 (CDT)
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Served proudley aboard the United States Ship Saratoga CV-60 from 1974-1978.For all who serve I wish for them strong winds and clear seas.For control of the seas is the power of the world.
roy s. poppell jr <bubbargc@darientel.net>
Darien, Ga USA - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 15:14:22 (CDT)
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Looking for all H-Division Corpsman for period 1972 through 1974. Together with Joe Palmer trying to see where we all went.
J.Hogan Minot <Jack@fojp.com>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 13:25:35 (CDT)
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Hey, Docs, J. Hogan Minot and I are looking for all you H-Div Corpsmen, doctors and strikers from 1972-1976. We're planning to do a newsletter if we find enough of the old crew to make it worth it. We've already got a decent start. Fair winds and following seas to you all, wherever you may be.
Joe "Stork" Palmer <joe.palmer@fd.org>
Orlando, FL USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 15:23:23 (CDT)
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What's up, Docs? J. Hogan Minot and I are looking for all the H-Div corpsman who served aboard the Sara from 1974-1976. We know where some are: Guerra, Carver, Reller, Dunsworth, Bailey, Moebus, to name a few. Let' sget back together one more time and have a party. We're also thinking of doing an H-Div newsletter. Get in touch with us. Don't let all these airedales and other squids outdo us.
joe palmer <joe.palmer@fd.org>
Orlando, FL USA - Wednesday, October 24, 2001 at 15:10:38 (CDT)
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Served on board Super Sara (CV-60) from 1979 - 1983 were I left her in the yards of Philadelphia to be stationed at AGIS Combat System Command in Moorestown, NJ. I have many memories of a lot of great people; “The Sara Team” Med Cruise ’80 was the greatest! I think many of us could say, we grew up to become men while serving onboard her, Thank you Sara for bring all of us back home safely so many times! God bless us all! Would love to here back from anyone who may have cross paths. Great times in Mayport. I was there back on September 10th for work, (National Sales Manager) and I was able to talk my way onboard the base. I stood where Sara was docked, (Now USS KENNEDY), for what must have been at least two hours. Great memories came to mind. The enlisted brake room is still there, across the parking lot. YN3 Robert H. Query
Bob Query <RQuery@aol.com>
Mt. Ephriam, NJ USA - Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 13:05:13 (CST)
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HELLO SHIPMATES,LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED ABOARD THE SARA IN AIMD, FROM 1974 TO 1976.I'M GLAD THAT,THE SARA IS NOT GOING TO BE SCRAPED.I REALLY ENJOY THIS SITE. MIKE MARTIN IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER,SEND ME AN E-MAIL,I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU, GOOD LUCK TO ALL,DURING OUR TIME OF WAR.AND GOOD LUCK TO ALL THE SERVICE PERSONNELL OVER SEAS
LES ELLENBURG <les_45@yahoo.com>
CEDAR PARK, TEXAS USA - Saturday, November 03, 2001 at 22:25:17 (CST)
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In VA-37 '77-'81.Did two Med Cruises on the "Sinkin' Sara"Any ex "Bulls" out there?
Ed Hill <spectre@nni.com>
Reading, Pa USA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 23:21:25 (CST)
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I made 3 med cruises (77, 78-79 and 80) I work in V-2 A/G ran the # 3 engine and was maintence PO during last year. Looking for anyone who worked the gear from 77 to 80.
Charles Perry (Charlie P) <CLPGAU@aol.com>
towaco, nj USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 15:55:41 (CST)
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I served on the "Super Sara" from 73-77 in V-2 Div (Cats and Gear) and made the 74 & 76 Med Cruises. My time on the Sara was some of the best times of my life. All the places we went to and all the GREAT FRIENDS I made. What a way to grow up for a 17 year old kid. I thank all my friends for great memories and of course that wonderful "lady" Sara for bringing me home safely. Any of you old V-2 guys I served with, please e-mail me. Smooth Sailing. Dragonz2th@hotmail.com
ABE-2 Brad Slinkard <dragonz2th@hotmail.com>
Canal Fulton, OH USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 23:56:45 (CST)
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Missed the reunion, again. Maby next year. Was in IM1 from 70 to 75. Looking for Brady or Cosner.
Mike Bridges <bridgesml@navair.navy.mil>
Leonardtown, MD USA - Wednesday, November 14, 2001 at 07:39:51 (CST)
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Served onboard November77-Oct 81. Two and a quarter Med cruises,SLEP as yeoman in Weapons Department office. Rear Admiral Flatley was one of the finest commanders I had the privilege to serve under. I talked him into autographing a photo of the SARA for me, hangs proudly in my study. I remember Marty Morgan playing the guitar in Weapons Office. I also remember processing literally thousands of ship's ID cards since the Weapons Department was also in charge of physical security. In the words of Captain Flatley, "Make it happen!"
MICHAEL GOULD <mlg4@mindspring.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 15:22:34 (CST)
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I served aboard the SARA from 1970 - 72, a couple med crusies. V-1 division, chalked and tied, drove a tractor and worked my btt off on the flight deck. Looking for anyone there at that time.
George Coluccio <coluccio@ormondbeach.org>
Ormond Beach, Fl USA - Tuesday, November 13, 2001 at 11:24:03 (CST)
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I served on the great Sara from 1972 to 1975 at Crash & Salvage. Being on the Saratoga was one of my best years of my life.
Marc P. Jacob <marcpjacoj@aol.com>
Cottage Grove, OR USA - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 18:58:36 (CST)
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Onboard 75-77 A-Gang, A.C+R shop
Tim Russell MMFN <tim_russell_2001@yahoo.com>
Pearl River, ny USA - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 13:40:54 (CST)
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Miss the days at Jax Beach and serving with the best shipmates the Navy had to offer in the Operations Department (79-83. Goob, were the hell are ya? LCDR Holmes, I am ready to talk a flight on the C-1 for a mail run. Lt Lucero, the best ATO Officer Sara ever had! I worked in the Admin Office (OPeration Department) during the 80' MED deployment. Love to hear from the many shipmates that I have meet during those great times. And remeber what Capt. James H. Flatley, III said "SARATOGA SPIRT, MAKES IT HAPPEN"!
Bob Query <RQuery@aol.com>
Mt. Ephraim, NJ USA - Thursday, November 22, 2001 at 22:51:16 (CST)
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Looking for an old friend Jim Wilkie. Served with me in 70-71 VA-75 AIMD. Last known on the west coast.
Steve Skuba <SundayPuncher1@cs.com>
Bristol, RI USA - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 09:50:34 (CST)
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I servered with VA-105 (Gunslingers) as an AZ3. Was aboard for the '71 North Atlantic/Med cruise and the '72 - '73 WESTPAC cruise. Anyone remember sinking to the bottom of Athens harbor when Sara lost a shaft seal? How about the fire in Singapore? Many, many great memories of fantastic ports and friends. The Daphnie Wine Festival in Athens, Corfu, Palma, Cannes, Genova, Olongapo (too many times into that one!) The Shellback initiation(s) One of 5,000 + Plank Holders in the CV concept. Anyone else 'surf' the bow nets? I treasure my time aboard the finest fighting ship the Navy ever set afloat. Any other former Gunslingers out there?
Joe Koltcz <emmitryan@hotmail.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 13:43:05 (CST)
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M Division, then P1 division 73-75 worked in 4main
michael a williamson <bunksara@aol.com>
wilmington, de USA - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 15:43:20 (CST)
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Hello to all my old(& you guys are really getting old now)buddies I served with on Sara from73 thru 76 have a GREAT CHRISTMAS & a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR. ........p.s. for any of you snipes who worked in 3MMR that would like to e-mail me that ATT/excite bankruptcy deal affected my e-mail so my new address is jcdmreed@attbi.com
BT3 Jack Reed <jcdmreed@attbi.com>
Laporte, IN USA - Wednesday, December 05, 2001 at 01:51:32 (CST)
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Served on Sara '72,'73,and'74.Was Crash & Salvage Officer (AIR BOSN).Many fond memories and many not so fond.
CWO4 Ron Odoski <ronaldodoski@msn.com>
Lake Wales, Fl USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 12:15:33 (CST)
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hey folks anyone remember me?i was a corpsman sticker aboard the sara in the early 70s and i got snet to deck divison for a while,where i got hurt from a fall from a ladder.trying to find ric smith who also was in deck divison for a while and skip capaldi bm 2nd class.can anyone help me? i loved the sara until we pulled into portsmouth naval yards.i didnt like yard birds at all.i had a first class name mathews who was a fleet boxing champ.those were some good times and i miss alot of friends whose names are starting to come back to me now.anyone at all remembers me please email me.thanks guys.god bless.keith.
keith langley <sawman321@aol.com>
cheyenne , wy USA - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 10:40:09 (CST)
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There are still a lot of you former VAH & RVAH personel that havent signed up yet, for the Saratoga Reunion assn.You need to do that now and place your names on the master mailing list. All of you other Air Department personel and deck apes need to sign up too. Lets see if we can top, 300 new memberships this year 2002. Who will be the first name i list as a new Saratoga Reunion Assn member. John D. Brandman NAS Albany GA, 1969-1973. Home of the RA5C Vigilante/ RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers.
AMH-2 / RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers, Gulf of Tonkin 72-73 <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 10:44:03 (CST)
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Served on the Sara 1974-1977 in the weapons department.
Gary Robertson <tnvs1@bellsouth.net>
Chattanooga, Tn USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 07:59:06 (CST)
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Wishing health & happiness to fellow shipmates during this Christmas season & safe operations to those on active duty. Ron Gitkos
ABE3 Ron Gitkos V-2, 71-72 <fathom@adelphia.net>
Exeter, Pa USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 17:00:19 (CST)
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Searved 68-70 G-Div Bomb pusher/Mag Rat. Philly,was on fire watch in dry dock. Bob Hope/C.S./GOLD DIGGERS/Nixon- I'm still building bombs in my head from his visit. Spain/Grease/ Malta/Italy/ Chipping,Chipping paint. Had a great time though.
George Pylant <gpylant@massasoit.massedu>
Plymouth, Ma USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 13:00:37 (CST)


Searved 68-70 G-Div Bomb elevators/mag rat/Bomb pusher Bob Hope/ Gold Diggers! Still brings a smile to my face. Malta/Grease/Spain/Nixon. I'm still building bombs for the Nixon visit in my head. Philly, I had the fire watch in the dry dock. I'm looking forward to seeing her in RI.
George Pylant <gpylant@massasoit.massedu>
Plymouth, Ma USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 12:41:34 (CST)


I served on the U.S.S. Saratoga CV-60 during the late 50's and early 60's. I was in heavy bombers squadron VAH9.I was a parachute rigger in the squadron. I am trying to locate a fellow shipmate who was in my squadron named Timothy Buckley.Please e-mail me if anyone knows of his whereabouts. Thank You.
Ronald S. Kulig <jerseyjo@verizon.net>
Union City, N.J. USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 15:22:04 (CST)


Well i served on board from 1962 to 1966 worked in mr1-2-3 as Bt2 sure enjoyed myself hope to hear from some of you anybody heard from John Valles from Calf.was freinds with him made many Med cruises and cubain crisis keep up the good work guys and gals my application is on the way thanks
Ray Marcil Jr. <rlm1942@aol.com rlm1942@msn.com>
Chicopee , ma USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 09:47:03 (CST)


CIC 67-69
Charles Peterson <petersonchas@hotmail.com>
New York, NY USA - Wednesday, February 27, 2002 at 07:16:01 (CST)


Served onboard Super Sara from 88 to 91. Did most of my time in the Personnel Office, spent a few months TAD to the Ship's Security Force and also the Career Counselor's Office. Had lot's of fun on the Darby and even more fun underway - despite the ferry incident in Haifa. Hoping to hear from some shipmates soon!
Steven Miller <lionplastics@aol.com>
Ramsey, NJ USA - Tuesday, February 26, 2002 at 03:21:08 (CST)


Served onboard from early 1981 to late 1984. Was with two other IM2's in the typewritter/copier repair shop out of the Supply Division. I have great memories of the shipmate's and look forward in hearing from some of them.
IM2 Mark A. Duran <pdmduran@hotmail.com>
Pueblo, CO USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 17:38:19 (CST)


Hay if any of you remember any of the guys from VA35 from Jacksonville Florida back in the early 60's or you are one of these people please email me as we are looking for friends from then for a reunion. Some have been found but we do not know home states of others. If you could help us in any way please do. Thanks BJ
Friend <brendajoa@yahoo.com>
Marietta, Ohio USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 23:04:29 (CST)


Groovy dude (dudette). Everything is relative. Correct?
Catherine Lake
Los Angeles, CA USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 15:05:32 (CST)


I haven't posted a message here in quite sometime, but I do come back and read the log entries from time to time. Probably 75% of the entries are shipmates looking for former shipmates. We have 3000+ members and the first place to look is within the Association. A $10 membership dues is all that's required to become a member of the largest carrier Association in the country, and a lot of you will find the shipmates you're looking for within our group. As an added bonus, if you chose to attend one of the reunions, you'll keep coming back. So come on, the "Grand Lady of the Sixth Fleet" needs YOU.
Brad Senter CVA-60 1961-64 <BradSenter@Prodigy.Net>
Texas City, TX USA - Sunday, February 24, 2002 at 14:35:08 (CST)


was plank member of first crew , commissioned cva-60
edward w. ringer <lringer@velocity.net>
grangeville, id USA - Saturday, February 23, 2002 at 00:00:44 (CST)


Thanks for all the memories.
ABEAA Tim Carpenter
Apache Junction, AZ USA - Thursday, February 21, 2002 at 12:33:03 (CST)


Served on the Sara 78-79 in the Weapons Dept, G-3 and Armory. Looking for Daniel "Red" Hollen or anyone else who was aboard then.
Marty Morgan <martymorgan@mindspring.com>
Opelika, AL USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 22:07:37 (CST)


Was on the Sara 1972-75 G Div. Had some really great times with my shipmates. Hope your all doing well !!!!! Where have all these years gone? Robin Fowler if your out there drop me a line.
Joseph A .Panunzio <Dentecjap@aol.com>
Trucksville, PA USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 21:26:48 (CST)


MY husband served on the Sara from July 1957 to April 1958, he was so proud to have served on her and talked of his time on her often. He passed away in 1999, if anyone re- members him I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank You Caroline Paull C.paull@stxnet.com
John W Paull (Red) <C.paull@stxnet>com>
Cleveland, Oh USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 21:04:59 (CST)


Looking for Dave (Willie) Williams and all my other WT brothers that I served with from '84 to '90.
NC1/WT1 John Deal <jdeal@nsmayport.spear.navy.mil>
Mayport, fl USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 14:28:45 (CST)


Again and again. You all are looking for your lost shipmates or beach buddys or just your best friends. One of the perks of Saratoga Assn, membership is. We print up a membership directory, listing all Assn members. It is updated each year with the NEW members, changes of address and soo on. Sorry but this book only goes out to current due paying memberships. It's the biggest expence we have each year other than the reunion in Oct each year.If your not listed in the membership directory, maby your shipmate is. You wont know that till you join up one more time!! You will also receive two other U.S. Mailings to help keep you informed as to what is going on and how to take part in the main events. All you have to do is fill out the membership form and U.S.Mail it to me. My address is at the bottom of the form. Just click and print. Can it get any easier than that??? MAKE IT SOOOO. Dont forget to visit www.usssaratoga.org give till it hurts!!!!
AMH-2 Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Tuesday, February 19, 2002 at 09:10:48 (CST)


Worked in the supply office, Known as Tickle, did alot of favors for all of you supply department guys. Worked under Cmdr Sherman, Cdmr Reed and Capt Finick, SKC Bass and SK1 Bigelow. Miss all of you.
SK3 Jack A. Tickle <jathkync@hotmail.com>
Hickory, NX USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 22:30:19 (CST)


Miss you guys
SK3 Jack A. Tickle <jathkync@hotmail.com>
Hickory, NX USA - Monday, February 18, 2002 at 22:27:45 (CST)


I was in vf-103 the 84 cruse i worked at aimd, the 85-86 cruse squdron level in the paraloft
pr3 tom tilton <ttilton@mediaone.net>
raymond, nh USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 18:59:34 (CST)


I was in vf-103 the 84 cruse i worked at aimd, the 85-86 cruse squdron level
pr3 tom tilton <ttilton@mediaone.net>
raymond, nh USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 18:56:16 (CST)


Served aboard Saratoga from 1965-1969 ( Missile Shop)
Lonnie Joe Granger AO1 <Jgranger567cs.com>
Dadeville, al USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 14:44:39 (CST)


Agaom I'd love to hear from any of my surviving shipmates from the first division of Saratoga from 42-45... particularly Glenn Neal Townsend a great friend and liberty buddy. Steve Lamkin 930- 872-0888 in Paradise, CA
Steve Lamkin <bmbell3@Juno.com>
:aradkse, California USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 02:07:24 (CST)


There's so much we'd like to know about the ship we served in during WWII. I served in 1st Division 42-45 under Bowtswain's Mate 1;C Robby Roberts. There's many shipmates I'd like to hear from. Particularly any from the 1st division. Like Glenn Neal Townsend one of my best friends while in service. Please contact me at bmbell3@Juno.com.. Or write to me at : Steve Lamkin 1725 Eden Roc Drive Paradise, CA 95969 Or phone me at 530-872-0888
Steve Lamkin, SEA `1/C <bmbell3@Juno.com>
Paradise , CA USA - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 02:00:24 (CST)


I SERVED ABOARD SARA FROM 1983 TO 1986 CRASH AND SALVAGE THE ONLY V TO BE V-1 SURE LOVE TO HERE FROM SOMEONE OR ANYONE YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH.
ABH3 KELLY WURTH <kbjwurth@bmtc.net>
beresford, SD USA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 09:28:53 (CST)


William J Wilson Served on the Saratoga from 1966 to 1969. BT 1 worked in MR1 Would like to hear from anyone who worked in the boiler and machinery room during that time. I re entered this message because my email has changed. Still looking forward to hearing from some shipmates.
William J Wilson <wlsonca48@earthlink.net>
West Terre Haute, IN USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 21:59:06 (CST)


greetings to all my shipmates. hope all is well the other day i came across a 1962 great lakes boot camp book and i was wondering if any body could use it. Ae3 RICHARD BIRNBAUM VAW 123 1972-1973
richard birnbaum <bigman navyvet>
jax, fla. USA - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 19:30:46 (CST)


Can't believe the former crew members of Sara aren't donating to keep her afloat!If we don't get Her set up ;who will?Cmon guys,dig deep and help out. R.G. V-2-Gear-72-73
ABE-3 Ron Gitkos
Exeter, pa USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 22:59:54 (CST)


Served in Personnel Office '87-'90. Just looking for old shipmates.
Thom Kocher <kocher@stargate.net>
Sandy Lake, PA USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 20:06:03 (CST)


Here is more Saratoga Assn, NEW Shipmates. Jerry J. & JoAnn, Battista. CV60 73-74 B Div//Larry D. & Harue, Lundstrom CVA60 59-63 M Div// Patrick A. & Carol J. Cofield. CV60 93-94 G-1 Div Armory. Welcome Aboard.!!
AMH-2 //Sect/Treas John D.Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 18:59:13 (CST)


have e mail address this time. would like to hear from shipmates.
david c middleton gmm om div <dcharles138351@yahoo.com>
lexington, tn USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 10:20:53 (CST)


SERVED ABOARD FROM 1962 TO 1964
JACKIE W. NOFFSINGER <HILLBILLY PAPAW @AOL.COM>
RED HOUSE, WV USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 19:44:50 (CST)


Great web site enjoyed the visit. I Am searching for Great Lake's Boot Camp Company 82 in 1961. I know we all seperated but some must be in ship's rewunion's.
JIMMIE HARP <childsart@aol.com>
rainbow city, al USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 19:25:14 (CST)


trying teach this old dog how to run this machine
george bierwirth hm2 h division <howe47>
pompano bch , fla USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 17:24:18 (CST)


Plank owner OI div. 56 to 59
Herb Golder <cva60rd2@comcast.net>
Baltimore, MD USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 16:23:20 (CST)


I am still trying to locate Lloyd Brown for a shipmate Phil Johnson. He said Lloyd was from the San Francisco area. He served aboard the Sara the same time we did 44-46. He will appreciate any help and I will pass it on.
Ralph J. Thissen <rnthissen@webtv.net>
Mered, Ca. USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 20:02:50 (CST)


Great web site enjoyed the visit. I Am searching for Great Lake's Boot Camp Company 259 In June of 1962. I know we all seperated but some must be in ship's rewunion's. I went to the U.S.S. Grand Canyon A.D. 28 and then two tin can's. Regard's, Jim
JIM DONOHUE <boilermanjjd@cs.com>
Palm Harbor, , FL. USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 16:04:00 (CST)


I would love to locate some of my old shipmates I have made contact with B G Wylie in TExas but would expecially like to hear from one Glen Neal Townsend. I believe that his his home state was Illinois. Glen if you're out their write to me or call. Steve Lamkin 1725 Eden Roc Drive Paradise, CA 95969 530-872-0888 Steve Lamkin
Steve Lamkin, SEA 1/c 1sr Div 1942-45 <bmbell3@jUNO.COM>
Paradise , CA USA - Tuesday, February 12, 2002 at 02:00:34 (CST)


Served on CV-3 from 1943 - 1945. Love to hear from any shipmates. Robert Torrez
Robert Torrez <ochole8@aol.com>
Corona, CA USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 18:40:44 (CST)


Looking for some shipmates from s-3 div. from 86-87
SH3 Brian Olear <brianolear@budweiser.com>
Snowflake, AZ USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 11:20:02 (CST)


I was aboard the Sara '62, '63 & '64. Enjoyed the Med cruise of '63 and also was aboard for the Cuban Missile crisis. Was assigned to 4th Division (boats) and also helped out in the Deck Office. Proud to have served in the U.S. Navy and on the Sara.
Harry Braafhart <harry.braafhart@ilot.state.ia.us>
Pleasant Hill, IA USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 10:27:41 (CST)


Two more new Saratoga Assn members for the ships roster. Billy J. & Marilyn, McDonald CVA60 56-57 V-5 Div P/O// Gaylin E. & Stacy, Kinsey CV60 77-80 OE Div. Looks great for the year as far as memberships. I will be heading up to Deerborn MI at the end of the month.Will be talking to the local hotels for the 2003 reunion.If you havent signed up yet , get it started and finished. Then place it in the U.S Mail to me ASAP. Thats all for now!!!
AMH-2//Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Monday, February 11, 2002 at 09:53:48 (CST)


I am still trying to help my friend Phil Johnson find his buddy Lloyd Brown who served with him/us on the Sara 44/46. Lloyd lived in the San Francisco bay area. Anyone know anything about Lloyd please pass on this information and I'll pass it on to Phil who lives in Florida now.Thanks
Ralph John Thissen <rnthissen@webtv.net>
Merced, Ca. USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 08:19:58 (CST)


Serve aboard The Sara during two Med cruises and a few carrier quals as a member of Helicopter Combat Support Squadron Two (HC-2).
Larry A. Potton <lpotton@pressenter.com>
River Falls, Wi USA - Saturday, February 09, 2002 at 06:48:05 (CST)


any old hospital corpsman during those years still around and kicking . captain robinson senior medical officer . hmcs gearhart, med cruises 1966 67. anybody from old h divison d division danny tomiovich. i have two sons in the navy bm2 chris bierwirth, ltjg mark bierwirth.this is 02 08 02.
george j bierwirth hm2 1965-1968 h division
pompano beach , fla USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 17:12:11 (CST)


any old hospital corpsman during those years still around and kicking . captain robinson senior medical officer . hmcs gearhart, med cruises 1966 67. anybody from old h divison d division danny tomiovich. i have two sons in the navy bm2 chris bierwirth, ltjg mark bierwirth.this is 02 08 02.
george j bierwirth hm2 1965-1968 h division
pompano beach , fla USA - Friday, February 08, 2002 at 17:12:09 (CST)


Well here is two more new Saratoga Association members Francis V. & DiAnne, Ferguson CVA60 59-61 S-1 Div Clarence E. & Ramona, Kitchen CV3 1943 Handling crew It's just click and print. Click on to the membership Bar, print it out or wright it down on a slip of paper, if you cant print it out. Then U.S. Mail it to me.It's real easy.
AMH-2 //Sect/Treas John D. brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 22:15:00 (CST)


Served on Sara from 3-56 to 10-57 Plank-owner. Had many good times.Looking for anyone who was in R div at this time especially Kenny Phillips or Ray Bonafante or anyone that hung out at"DIRTY DANS"
Tom Gillespie <Moondrifter@Prodigy.Net>
Blackwood, N.J. USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 20:14:47 (CST)


I served aboard the SARA 64-66 in the photolab,Made two med cruises had a blast.If you remember me e-mail me
marty finkelstein <malafi@aol.com>
boca raton , fl USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 15:39:15 (CST)


Ships company from 70 to 75. Spent most of my time in IM1 Div. Looking for a couple of shipmates I remember by the names of Brady and Cosner, both from Orlando, FL area. VF-103 from 79 to 82 as command Senior Chief.
Mike Bridges <bridgesml@navair.navy.mil>
Pax River, MD USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 06:50:52 (CST)


Served on the SARA 1978, was short timer (9 months) so served as Mess Deck Master At Arms till October 78. Had a great time, met a lot of great guys. Will never forget those launch catapults early in the morning while we tried to get some sleep ! Take care shipmates, clear sailing to all.
DONALD W. GOFF RM2 <goff_don@hotmail.com>
North Augusta, SC USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 13:18:03 (CST)


Served in arrestig gear for a Med & Nam cruise, She needs our help to stay afloat, please donate to the museum fund, my wife and I did.
ABE Ron Gitkos (70 to 72)
Exeter, pa USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 21:06:17 (CST)


served aboard 1959-61. supply dept. s-1 Div. interested in contacting anyone from s-1 thru s-6. e-mail at grandpavf@aol.com .
ferguson, francis vernon <grandpavf@aol.com>
roanoke , va. USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 13:16:22 (CST)


Served aboard from 82-85, Operations Dept. OM Div. Ran the forward Nato Seasparrow Missile launcher. Would like to hear from old shipmates.
David C Middleton GMM OM Div. <935 Franklin Ave.>
Lexington, Tn. USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 08:18:17 (CST)


Welcome Aboard your new Saratoga Association members, Joseph C. & Muriel, White.CV3 41-43 VB-3 // James R. & Carole, Songer CVA60 59-61 Cag-3 & Attack Squadron-3 Andrew W. & Lila, Ferguson. CVA60 1st & Quartermaster Div.
AMH-2//Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 10:25:38 (CST)


62-64 OC Div. served under Capt. Moore and was ships Asst.Air Transportation Officer.
Roy Mattioli <mkwoopi6569@aol.com>
chicago, il USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 13:42:15 (CST)


Served with VA 36 from late 1960 until January 1964. Made 3 Med cruises. Would like to contact Jack Tobey and Jim Campbell.
Ed Costa <edwcos@cox.net>
North Providence, RI USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 12:15:06 (CST)


I cross decked over to the Sara from the Forestal when the Fid went to Philly for dry dock in 82-83. went to v-3 div. anyone on there at that time, you can email me.
ABH3 Volker,Chris <cv1369@hotmail.com>
or. USA - Sunday, February 03, 2002 at 08:39:14 (CST)


SERVED ABOARD "SARA" FROM 3/67 TO 2/70. WAS A GMT IN "W" DIVISION. HAVE MANY GOOD, AND FEW BAD, MEMORIES OF LIFE IN THE NAVY. HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH A FEW SHIPMATES AND LOOKING FOR MORE. FIRST TIME I HAVE VISITED THIS SITE IN OVER A YEAR. IT SURE HAS BEEN IMPROVED. WELL DONE TO THE WEB MASTER.
Robert Bruso <rbruso@poynter.org>
St. Petersburg, Fl USA - Friday, February 01, 2002 at 07:39:55 (CST)

ABOARD 71 TO 73. MED AND VIETNAM-5th DIVISION GUNNERSMATE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONEFROM THEN. WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO GET A CRUISE BOOK FROM NAM CRUISE
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Sunday, March 31, 2002 at 09:11:18 (CST)


Served aboard Sara as ship's company, OPS Department,OZ Division, Intelligence Specialist from Jan. 1985 to April 1988. Looking for OZ ship mates.
Jerome Colley <hjcolley@cs.com>
Kimberly, Al USA - Saturday, March 30, 2002 at 15:24:07 (CST)


haven't been on here in a long time. served as a radiomen 65 to 67. found a couple of old shipmates. looking for more. also looking for a mrs. tallbot. her husband was an ensign on the sara when i was there. i had her e mail addr. but lost it. the last contact i had she was in colorado someplace. i hope she sees this msg. and sends me a msg. thanks have a great day.
jerry heikkinen <jheikkin@up.net>
lake linden, mi USA - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 05:20:18 (CST)


I'm looking for anyone who served on the USS Saratoga CVA-60 in the time range of 1957 to around the time of October 1958.
Howard F. Palmer Sr. <candncs@yahoo.com>
Maysville, MO USA - Thursday, March 28, 2002 at 23:50:06 (CST)


I was the Sara's Radio and TV announcer during my 1964 tour. We made one voyage south to the Virgin Islands....I miss all the good friends I made on the SARA and in the Navy....
Walter M. Reece <wreece@charter.net>
Highland, IL USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 12:29:27 (CST)


I was the Sara's Radio and TV announcer during my tour. We made one voyage south to the Virgin Islands....
Walter M. Reece <wreece@charter.net>
Highland, IL USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 12:25:06 (CST)


Iam a plankowner,having put the SARA in commission on 1956 ,at the Brooklyn Navy yard, and was aboard approx. a year, I was in the 1st Div.
Larry D. TeVault <unclarryretdet@aol.com>
Brooklyn, NY USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 09:45:50 (CST)


onboard Dec.1974-Sept.1977 E-division made 2 MED cruises
Thomas J. (Butch) Cassady <kg9ir@yahoo.com>
Freeburg, Illinois USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 19:54:09 (CST)


Plank Owner New e-mail address
Herb Golder <cva60fb2@aol.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 17:45:46 (CST)


I just had a chance to check the site and saw the name of an old shipmate.Now I will be able to contact him and talk over old times. Thanks for the outstanding job you are doing to keep the Sara alive. BZ To all Sara shipmates.
Allen Knish <allieknish@aol.com>
Brooklyn, OH USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 16:50:00 (CST)


I served aboard SARATOGA 1967-1969 in X Division, Personnel Office. Started out as the only YN striker ina bunch of PN's but later switched to PN. Med crise, Philly, Gitmo, etc. Got an early out in '69 as was toshort for another cruise. Remember a nasty PN1 named Thompson; wonder if he's still asleep? Would liketo find Rick Hults, Ralph Laramie, Stoney Brooks, "Jeb", who carried a photo of his prize pig and "Ludersdorf" (sp?)and others in X Division during '67 to '69.
Joseph R. (Fish) Herring <rherring@savtcc.com>
Savannah, GA USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 15:38:06 (CST)


Hello Shipmates! I would like to hear from a couple of shipmates that I haven't been able to locate yet. If you are out there and see this website, please respond. The names are: David C. Mears, Jeff Henry, and Gary Pearson, all of whom worked in V-2 division Arresting Gear from 1972 -1975. Smooth Sailing.
Tim Carpenter
Apache Junction, AZ USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 10:34:36 (CST)


Welcome Aboard your New Saratoga Assn members. Lawrence & Marlene , Flowers. CVA60 66-67 V-3 Div// Kevin M & Ellen, Marchuk. CV60 75-77 S-1 Div.// Charles D. & Joanne, Miller. CVA60 63-65 VA-36// Richard E. & Camille, Molina. CVA60 67-69 V-4 Div// Waletr Al, Hafner. CVA60 57-60 R Div// Robert E.& Okella, Johnson. CV3 42-45// Ronald S. & Rosmarie ,Kulg. CVA60 57-59 VAH-9// Larry V. & Norma , Parker. CVA60 65-67 OE Div. Dont waste any more time. If you havent filled out the membership form yet. Do It Now. If you cant download the form, call me at the 877# and i will U.S.Mail you a membership form. Once you get your membership kit, it will bring back a flood of memories. You wont be sorry, only if you dont send in the completed form. Your Sect/Treas CVA/CV60 72-73 RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers
AMH-2//Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 19:47:49 (CST)


This is an open request to all the former Saratoga sailors. Guys, I recently joined the Saratoga Association and just received the membership directory. Without going through it in great detail, I found the addresses of three former shipmates. I imagine I will find more when I do a more thorough search. This is good stuff. If you haven't already joined the SARATOGA ASSOCIATION, I urge you to do so. The list of membership is HUGE. If you're looking for a former shipmate, this is a great start. I am also going to join the SARATOGA MUSEUM FOUNDATION. If we are all as fond of SARA as the ship's log indicates, the Museum Foundation could use our help in getting SARA PERMANENTLY berthed in Rhode Island as an Air/Sea Museum. Every little bit helps and each of us can do our part, however small it may be. Only WE can ensure that SARA becomes a permanent part of US Naval History and is around for future sailors to visit and see.
Richard E. Molina <ThaViper@nyc.rr.com>
Howard Beach, NY USA - Saturday, March 23, 2002 at 16:00:07 (CST)


I am a veteran but not of the U.S. Navy. (Is the Air Force okay enough? ) The mother of a friend of mine was once telling me of the time that the U.S.S. Saratoga was sabotaged while it was in repairs in Vancouver, WA. She said that during WWII she worked at the Vancouver Shipyard when the Sartoga came in for battle repairs. She said that the ship was repaired at the Portland, OR shipyard then towed to Vancouver for finishing work. She had a job of painting the stencilled signs on the bulkheads. She said that there were so many workers on board that they were like ants. All at once everyone begin to notice that the ship was beginning to list. It continued to list until it stuck harmlessly in the mud of the Columbia River. No serious damage was done. She said that someone had opened several values deep in the hull and river water was pouring in. The word got out to the workers that it was sabotage because of the security clamp down afterwards. Do you know that such an event ever happened? If it did happen, do you know of the results of the investigation? Was it ever discovered who did it? She has a fascinating story and I have no reason to doubt her. I am a amatuer military historian and the story fascinates me but I would like to confirm is it is true. Do you know if anything was ever written about he incident if it did happen? Thank you for your service in WWII. Your country is very proud and thankful to you. Thank you. Paul M. Kennedy (Hopefully, "Underway" means "Send" because that what I am going to press next.)
Paul Kennedy <PaulMBanker@AOL.com>
Spokane, Wa USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 23:44:05 (CST)


My great grandfather served on the Saratoga starting in November of 1940 until about February of 1942. His name is Keith Clark Anstine. If anyone knew him my grandmother would really find it a thrill!! If you did know him please let me know. Thanks a lot
Keith Clark Anstine <monet78110@aol.com>
Hayden, ID USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 19:58:26 (CST)


Steve Robinson DP2, if you come across this. Shoot me an email. NOW!
Phineosjay Oshio <phineos@hotmail.com>
Miami, FL USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 13:29:51 (CST)


I was assigned to VA-35 Attack Squadron in 1957 thur 1961. Our squadron was stationed on the U.S.S. Saratoga for her maiden cruise to the Mediterranean in 1958. Again in 1959-60. I started the third cruise in 1960-61, but i was discharged before the cruise was over. I was on my way back to the States when they had that bad fire which killed several sailors. I tell my family, thanks to the Navy, I saw alot of other countries and have a lot of excellent pictures. Our squardon won the first intramural basketball championship that the Sara had, which I was a member of. I have a lot of good memories of the cruises I was on. If there is any one out there that was in VA-35 from 1957-1961, email me, Thanks
John F. Ruff <johnan@hereintown.net>
Cumberland, Md. USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 11:01:50 (CST)


I changed my Email address since I last signed the ships log, so I wanted to post my current address. I served aboard the Sara from 72-75 in V-2 Arresting Gear. I've heard from some of my old shipmates and would like to hear from others. To my old friend who sent me the great ball cap, thank you from the bottom of my heart! sorry I haven't written back, I lost the address that came with the hat. If you read this please e-mail me.
Pat Hughes ABE2 <pkhughes53@hotmail.com>
Keller, Tx. USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 17:46:04 (CST)


I was aboard the Sara on the cruise when the F-14's forced down the Achille Lauro hijackers. I was the Squadron Data Analyst for VF-74, The BeDevilers. Right now, I am the VFW State Service Officer for the state of Rhode Island and very active in the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation, volunteering at least 6 hours a week. Hope to hear from more of the BeDevilers and any other shipmates and look forward to seeing any shipmates when we move our old home across the bay to Quonset Point in the next 12 months or so.
Leonard Harris <Swabby7@aol.com>
Warwick, RI USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 14:04:11 (CST)


Wow, I really want to join the association. I served from 1990 - 1994. Started as a RM got busted down and cross rated, it was a better fit anyhow. Look for any one from the Fire Party when DC1 Stafford was osl and Lt. Largent was Fire Marshall.
DC3 David Drake <david.drake@virtualarmory.com>
Burnsville, MN USA - Thursday, March 21, 2002 at 11:15:12 (CST)


IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE A REUNION ON THE EAST COAST.
CARL SANDLOOP <SEALOOP@MSN.COM>
VA.BEACH, VA USA - Wednesday, March 20, 2002 at 18:47:34 (CST)


I am a plank owner that was aboard from 1955 to 1957 and would like to locate some of my shipmates.I was assigned to A division. My rank was MM2.
Frank Rudl <Phosphate@aol.com>
Deltona, Fl USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 19:57:36 (CST)


Hi, My uncle, Joe Picone, served on the USS Saratoga during WWII and was on board during the Kamikaze attacks. He died last week, and I am looking to find any of his shipmates. Thank you. Stephanie Thomas Sthomas@lafreeclinic.org
Joe Anthony Picone <sthomas@lafreeclinic.org>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Tuesday, March 19, 2002 at 19:24:17 (CST)


hello shipmates i served aboard saratoga 1969 to 1971 fighter squadrin vf-31 ... i served as a flight deck trouble shooter (checker) on #1 & #2 cats for the 70 cruse lots of memories , palma, barcelona , naples , athens threise ,,, nixon , bob hope , connie , the gold diggers, anyone remember any of this? i would like to hear from anyone who served in that time aboard the mighty sara.
PAUL MCCONNELL <paulmac3@msn.com>
madisonville, ky USA - Monday, March 18, 2002 at 19:35:10 (CST)


I would like to know if the Saratoga ever sailed up the Patomac River
walter whiteside <wjwmailman@aol.com>
virginia beach , va USA - Sunday, March 17, 2002 at 19:50:57 (CST)


I served aboard in the OZ division during 1976 Bicentennial Med Cruise and worked in CVIC
IS3 Norm Kanagy <rk2nk@aol.com>
Livonia, MI USA - Saturday, March 16, 2002 at 18:41:46 (CST)


I served on Sara from 63-65 VA-36-CAG3, 1 1/2 med cruises, worlds fair and caribbean cruises. Rhode Island's gain, is Jacksonville's loss. I also remember 63'fire. Any squadron members out there?
Charles (Jake) Jacobs <joflo47@seii.net>
Santa Rosa Beach, Fl USA - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 14:25:04 (CST)


Robert Howe was my father and in November of 1940 he transferred to Torpedo Squadron Three aboard the U.S.S. Saratoga. He was ordered aboard the Saratoga on Dec. 7, 1941 and worked in the air group disbursing office. Does anyone remember my father. I am preparing a biography for his grand daughter whom he never met and would appreciate any help with this part of his life story. Thanks, Ken Howe
Robert E. Howe <kdhowe@earthlink.net>
Shoreline, WA USA - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 00:17:49 (CST)


Hey did u know Anthony? Email me I have news for you.
Anthoy Tyrone Malaku <fridag72@hotmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 23:12:14 (CST)


I was aboard 77-79
Hospital Corpsman 3rd class Wood <crwood417@leaco.net>
Hobbs, NM USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 01:08:20 (CST)


I served from 82-85 crash and salvage. looking for some of my buddys from V-1.
ABH3 Coy Chapel <CCHAPELW@AOL.com>
Palm Bay , FL USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 22:12:47 (CST)


Welcome aboard your New Saratoga Assn members. Sam C. & Corinne, Altizer..CVA60 58-60 S-1 Div// David C. & Angie, Braddy..CV60 75-79 VA-37// Ronald N. & Kay L., Johnson..CVA60 56-57 V-5 Div// Robert W. Matthews.CVA60 68-70 S-1 Div// They made the membership list in time for their names to go in to our 2002 Saratoga Assn membership directory.Who will be the next new members to fill out the membership form and sign up and help us meet our 300 goal???.
AMH-2//Sect/Treas. John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 09:16:24 (CST)


Would like to e-mail talk with shipmates in 3rd Div 1945
J D Chastain <jdcmac@msn.com>
Brownwood, TX USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 22:17:08 (CST)


trying to find anyone who servered with my brother martin from 40 to46. he is now in a nursing home. thank you
Martin Stefanic <rudme@aol.com>
Mentor, oh USA - Monday, March 11, 2002 at 11:43:40 (CST)


It has been a couple of years since my last entry and am pleased to see so many names. I let my membeship expire but I am in the process of correcting that!! Served on Sara 74 to 77 and made all 3 MED cruises in IM2 Jet Shop and COD Crew. Hey Whitecotten! Saw the pictures and loved them, please contact me!!
AD1 Scott T. VanVranken <scottvv73@yahoo.com>
Pomeroy, OH USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 22:35:26 (CST)


MY FATHER,RUSSELL LIGHTBODY WAS ON THE USS SARATOGA (1935-1942)AM LOOKING FOR ANY OTHER INFO.OR ANY MATES THAT MAY HAVE KNOWN HIM.HE WAS A MACHINIST"S MATE FIRST CLASS.
RUSTY E LIGHTBODY <highway19@yahoo.com>
jacksonville, fl USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 14:06:24 (CST)


MY FATHER,RUSSELL LIGHTBODY WAS ON THE USS SARATOGA (1935-1942)AM LOOKING FOR ANY OTHER INFO.OR ANY MATES THAT MAY HAVE KNOWN HIM.HE WAS A MACHINIST"S MATE FIRST CLASS.
RUSSELL E LIGHTBODY <highway19@yahoo.com>
jacksonville, fl USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 14:05:41 (CST)


JAMES KLINE--SERVED VF-31 72-75,WAS IN S-3 LAUNDRY FOR 6 MONTHS TAD ON THE 72-73 VIETNAM CRUISE.(RICK AND MUNCH)I CANT FORGET SUBIC BAY(THE RIVER WITH KIDS IN IT BEGGING),JELLYFISH IN HONG KONG HARBOR,HOW CLEAN SINGAPORE WAS.AND LASTLY HOW LONG THAT CRUISE WAS --11 MONTHS!!MADE 1 MED CRUISE BEFORE SHE WENT INTO OVERHAUL. PRETTY GOOD TO ONLY HAVE TO DO TWO CRUISE'S IN FOUR YEARS.FELIX RULES!!
JAMES KLINE <MKJK2@prodigy.net>
SHOREWOOD, Illinois USA - Saturday, March 09, 2002 at 10:29:41 (CST)


Served aboard Super Sara from '85 to '88 as ABE, V-2 Div. Bowcats. Any shipmates out there can contact me at my email address, rcpanell@comcast.net
Ronnie Panell <rcpanell@comcast.net>
Woodbridge, VA USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 18:05:57 (CST)


I was aboard the carrier from 1969 till 1972 when i was assigned to the comcardiv-7 boat crew. When aboard I was assigned to the ships boat division.
john e. butler en-3 <jajb50@hotmail.com>
USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 02:00:24 (CST)


Served as Air Dept Yeoman 1978 to 1980. Left just before Sara went to the yards in Philly. I worked for Commander Edward G. Redden.
YN3 Terry A Moore <terry@tamoore.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 22:47:16 (CST)


active on the USS Saratoga from 1955-1959 MM
Michael Zito <lil2frank@aol.com>
Lakewood, NJ USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 20:44:01 (CST)


My Father Raymond Maxwell Dale servered on the Saratoga CV3 1944-45 if anyone remembers him please e-mail me. He said that it was the toughest Damn ship in the navy, he talked often about her. If anyone has any photos of her I would like to see them.
Raymond Maxwell Dale <dbkkmpd@msn.com>
Fargo, ND USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 13:44:22 (CST)


Served in OE div from 1969 till 1973..worked as crypto mechanic in Main com...Looking for information on fellow shipmate Dennis McNelley..originally from Souix Falls, SD, as fading memory serves..Would love to hear from fellow OE div members..
alvan (al) hope <alhope@hotmail.com>
hendersonville, nc USA - Thursday, March 07, 2002 at 08:34:05 (CST)


Looking for former shipmates who served aboard Sara in the V-4 Division between 1967 & 1969. Have already contacted Reed Dailey who I served with and am looking for additional shipmates.
Richard Molina <ThaViper@nyc.rr.com>
New York , NY USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 21:06:09 (CST)


Gunners mate 2nd ,served aboard Saratoga ,"W" division, '66-'69.
Anthony W Hawranko <hawranko@verizon.net>
Perryopolis, Pa USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 07:50:27 (CST)


I WAS NOT A CREW MEMBER OF THE SARATOGA. I WAS A CREW MEMBER OF THE USS WACCAMAW AO109. SERVED 74-75AS DECK HAND. I WAS SEVERELY INJURED WHILE REFUELING THE SARATOGA IN NOV. 74. WE HAD AN EMERGENCY BREAKAWAY AT NIGHT AND AS I WAS TOLD SOMEBODY ON TNE SARATOGA DID NOT TRIP THE LINES WHEN WE SEPERATED THE LINES STRETCHED AND WAS PULLED ROGHT OF THE WENCH. I ALMOST WENT OVER THE SIDE. I WAS STRUCK IN THE GROIN BY THE LINE AND LOST CONSIOUSNESS I WAS MEDAVACED TO THE SARA WHERE I WAS LAID UP FOR TWO WEEKS AND THEN WAS SENT TO SIGONELLA WHERE THE NAVY LOST ME FOR TWO MONTHS. ALWAYS RESENTED THE SARA SINCE THAT DAY IRELIVE THAT ACCIDENT EVERYDAY THE DAMAGE WAS PERMANENT TO MY TESTICLES WHERE I COULD NEVER FATHER CHILDREN. I DO WANT TO THANK THE MEDICAL PERSONNEL OF THE SARA AT THAT TIME WHO TOOK CARE OF ME. I ENDED UP GOING TO CORPSMAN SCHOOL AFTER THIS EPISODE AND LEFT THE NAVY AS A HOSPITAL CORPSMAN ATTACHED TO MARINE AIR WING.
MICHAEL P CURRAN <MCPITT1053@AOL.COM>
MASTIC BEACH , N Y USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 22:09:00 (CST)


Just found this site, bring up lots of many fond memories.
Mack King AO2 <jag2fan@bellsouth.net>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 18:29:06 (CST)


I hate to see any man killed in combat,but this blackbird guy is getting to be a pain.You will never know what really took place,so it is time to move on.
BILLY J SHAFER <billyjshafer@aol.com>
DALLAS, TX USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 17:46:09 (CST)


Precom school,Newport,RI Receiving station Brooklyn.Commissioned CVA 60 April 1956 V5 Div. Left ship in Mayport, FL July 1957
Ron Johnson AO2 <kjrj@nittanylink.com>
Lewistown, PA USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 13:25:27 (CST)


July, 1965 - April. 1967, ETR in OE Div. Want to hear from any ETs, and any Radiomen and Radarmen that remember me, who served on the Sara during this time. Can anyone help me find Smally, Hogan, Warman, Doran and Vaughn?
Larry V. Parker <lparker@newsouth.com>
Spartanburg, SC 29301-2853, sc USA - Monday, March 04, 2002 at 12:25:18 (CST)


My grandfather served on the U.S.S Saratoga from 1941-unknown. He passed away February 26, 2002 at the age of 78. I just wanted to inform any old shipmates of his passing.
F1/C Charles C. Allen <russellallen@mybluelight.com>
Perry, Ga USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 20:47:13 (CST)


i SERVED ABOARD THE SARA jANUARY 1942-JANUARY 43 10TH DIVISION, POWER SHOP, i WORKED ON THE ELEVATORS,ETC' AND FOR 25 YEARS i SERVICED IN THE ELEVATOR INDUSTRY.
HOWARD R. GRAVES EM2C <HOPEHP@AOL.COM>
WAUKESHA , WI. USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 19:19:39 (CST)


Looking for any and all that served on sara from 1962 to 1966 when i left i was bt3 and put the other strip on 4 days later worked in mmr1 2 3 as boiler room on the councle board sure would like to here from anyone or all of you sara one of the best ships on the ocean
Welcome to all who served on board Saratoga cva 60 <rlm1942@aol.com>
Chicopee, ma USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 17:23:35 (CST)


Served on the Sara 1959 and 1060, H-Division, remember great times, Barcelona, Athens, Naples and Cannes. Like to hear from those shipmates, still around. Capps, Minish, Kosobud, Brady, Mills, Hooper, Kingsley and many others. Great time in our lives at that time, if we only knew at that time.
John Miller <J3243Mill@AOL.com>
Mount Dora, Fl USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 08:46:20 (CST)


Served on the Sara 1959 and 1060, H-Division, remember great times, Barcelona, Athens, Naples and Cannes. Like to hear from those shipmates, still around. Capps, Minish, Kosobud, Brady, Mills, Hooper, Kingsley and many others. Great time in our lives at that time, if we only knew at that time.
John Miller <J3243Mill@AOL.com>
Mount Dora, Fl USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 08:46:10 (CST)


Served on the Sara 1959 and 1060, H-Division, remember great times, Barcelona, Athens, Naples and Cannes. Like to hear from those shipmates, still around. Capps, Minish, Kosobud, Brady, Mills, Hooper, Kingsley and many others. Great time in our lives at that time, if we only knew at that time.
John Miller <J3243Mill@AOL.com>
Mount Dora, Fl USA - Sunday, March 03, 2002 at 08:45:59 (CST)


SERVED VF-31 72-75 ABOARD SARA WESTPAC AND 74-75 MED CRUISES GLAD TO HERE FROM ANYONE!STILL TALK ABOUT THE NAVY TO ANYONE WHOWILL LISTEN(NOT MANY WILL SIT STILL ONCE I START!!!)A GREAT TIME IN MY LIFE ,JUST DIDNT THINK SO AT THE TIME.
JAMES KLINE <MKJK2@prodigy.net>
SHORWOOD, IL USA - Saturday, March 02, 2002 at 16:12:05 (CST)


Hi, to all who served on this fine lady. Still looking for anyone who served with vaw 123. also i have in my hands a kell book from 1962 company 200. I am looking for a keel 1969 company 577. AE3 RICHARD BIRNBAUM
RICHARD BIRNBAUM <bigman navy vet@aol.com>
jax,, fla USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 21:26:05 (CST)


looking for mar/det personal
INOSTROZA <G12J59@aol.com>
lawrence, ma USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 18:29:40 (CST)


Well we have had 44 new members sign up soo far this year. That only leaves 256 more new members to make the 300 mark for 2002. Will you be the next one to get you membership form all filled out and in the U.S. Mail to me???. Welcome aboard your new Saratoga Association members. Fredrich H. & Marian, Adam. CVA60 56-57 V-1 Div P/O Les E. Ellenburg CV60 AIMD/IM-1 74-76 Thomas R. Tilton CV60 84-86 VF-103/// If you want your name in the 2002 membership directory, you had better fill out the membership form and get it to me ASAP. We are setting up for printing in the next several weeks. After that it will be next year, for the book. There is a lot of things that go on each year in the Saratoga Association that dosent show up here on the web site. You will only find out about them from the news letters we send out. If your not on the mailing list, you wont get that great info.If you want to attend the reunions each year. All the important info come in the news letters also, tours,daily events, dinner banquet, who will be the guest speaker,hotel reservation form and so on. we all have a great time any where we go. Will you be part of that again. Click and print, NOW!!!!.
AMH-2 //Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 08:44:33 (CST)


Searved 68-70 G-Div Bomb pusher/Mag Rat. Philly,was on fire watch in dry dock. Bob Hope/C.S./GOLD DIGGERS/Nixon- I'm still building bombs in my head from his visit. Spain/Grease/ Malta/Italy/ Chipping,Chipping paint. Had a great time though.
George Pylant <gpylant@massasoit.massedu>
Plymouth, Ma USA - Thursday,

To my Uncle Henry, who was killed off the coast of Iwo Jima in 1944 at the age of 19, many years before I was even born...We have never forgotten you or the sacrifice you made...I only wish I could have met you and known you first hand...May you Rest in Peace! We Love You and Miss You! from the Blaski Family
Henry J. Blaski <russblaski@yahoo.com>
MA USA - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 11:34:34 (CDT)


Retired 7/31/95
EW1 James E Hardy <jhardy54@hotmail.com>
Pensacola, FL USA - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 10:26:43 (CDT)


SERVED IN VA-75 ON THE SARA IN 1972 WHEN WE TOOK A LITTLE TRIP TO NAM. WORKED IN THE AQ SHOP UNTILL I LEFT IN DEC. TALK ABOUT WHAT THE WORLD WAS ALL ABOUT, SUBIC CITY? WOULD TAKE NOTHING FOR THAT PART OF MY LIFE. A PROUD SHIP AND A PROUD SQUADRON.
JAMES SCHIFF AQ3 <JIMSCHIFF1@MSN.COM>
WINTER HAVEN, FLORIDA USA - Sunday, April 28, 2002 at 18:58:04 (CDT)


My Grandfather served on the USS Saratoga from 1943-1945. I do not know alot about my grandfather nor do I know alot about the ship he was on but if there is anyone out there that knows and remembers him I would GREATLY appreciate any and all stories you may want to share. I only know that he was a radio repair person and that he was given the 'Victory Medal' 3 stars?? I hope there is someone out there that may be able to tell me something. Please put WWII in the header for the email. Sincerely, Kevinn Walters
Edward Walters <subtle73@yahoo.com>
upper Sandusky, Oh USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 16:48:38 (CDT)


My Grandfather served on the USS Saratoga from 1943-1945. I do not alot about my grandfather nor do I know alot about the ship he was on but if there is anyone out there that knows and remembers him I would GREATLY appreciate any and all stories you may want to share. I only know that he was a radio repair person and that he was given the 'Victory Medal' 3 stars?? I hope there is someone out there that may be able to tell me something. Please put WWII in the header for the email. Sincerely, Kevinn Walters
Edward Walters <subtle73@yahoo.com>
upper Sandusky, Oh USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 16:47:46 (CDT)


To peter Hackford - in my father's memoirs he spoke of the British picking up their pilot. He didn't mention the Cumberland, but he does mention the HMS Gambia and the Richillieu. He said your liquor was brought aboard for a party the Sara was having when the British remember US ships didn't have liquor, the British senior medical officer then declared a medical emergency - everyone had eatten too much food - so everyone could make a toast. Dad also said when another ship, and he appeared to mean the British as well, recued a man, the Sara would give them so many gallons of ice cream for their efforts.
daughter of Cmdr John Geary <witch@silcom.com>
Santa Barbara, CA USA - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 23:41:33 (CDT)


In 1944 USS Saratoga was with the British Eastern Fleet based at Trincomalee, Ceylon. During an operation against Jap-held islands a fighter plane misjudged its landing. The "batman" on the flight deck dived over the side and missed the safety net. He landed in the sea and Saratoga sailed on. But I was on lookout duty on the British cruiser HMS Cumberland and kept your batman in my sights - just a tiny speck. Our ship hove to, lowered a boat which was guided by the bearings from my lookout point and your man was rescued. Floating in his inflatable suit he called out to the boat's crew; Hiya Limey! On the fleet's return to Trincomalee the Saratoga invited all those from Cumberland involved in the rescue to a party.The welcome was good - but we had forgotten that the Us Navy is "dry." Is that batman still around? Do any of your members recall the incident?
Peter Hackford A/B Royal Navy <peter,hackford@btinternet.com>
Whitstable, Kent UK - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 14:05:29 (CDT)


1968-1970 A Div (Boat shop)
Gerald Langworthy <Cpatch914@aol.com>
Ellenville, NY USA - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 17:36:21 (CDT)


MADE THE 64-65 CRUISE ON THE SARA WITH VA-35. THIS WAS THE LAST CRUISE WITH SPADS. THE SQUADRON TRANSITIONED TO THE A6 INTRUDER IN 1965. THE SARA WAS A GOOD SHIP BUT WAS SHORT ON FRESH WATER MOST OF THE TIME.
GUS ELISON <GUSELISON@AOL.COM>
JACKSONVILLE, FL USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 14:43:26 (CDT)


I served on the Sara from 68 -70 in VF-103 as a Jet Mech. ADJ-3. Two med cruises. Worked on F4-J's. This Sara experience turned my life around. I ended up GI billing it into the commercial aviation field. I've been managing licenced aircraft tech's for FedEx for the past 22 years. Just found this site today. Bookmarked in hopes to see other VF-103 sailors I knew during my Med cruises. thx, rb
Richard J. Brachvogel <rb1450@aod.fedex.com and rbvtx@yahoo.com>
Medina, Oh USA - Tuesday, April 23, 2002 at 13:25:37 (CDT)


AB3 V3 Div. 1957-58
Thurman E. Caldwell <tec423@freferred.com>
Johnson City, TN USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 19:58:37 (CDT)


Was aboard the Saratoga in 1967 on a med-cruise with VA-216 .Would like to hear from other VA-216 members.
David Boice <d.boice@verizon.net>
w.shokan, ny USA - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 08:50:59 (CDT)


I am posting this for my father-in-law that served on the Sara 1958-1962. He was a BT(Boiler Tech).. He's very much alive and would like to hear from any of the shipmates that served with him or remember him...His biggest jolt was the fire of '61.You can email him at this address...Thanks. Mike Grimm(Former AK2/NAS Mayport=muzakmike@webtv.net)
BT Roger Clark <rclark@alliancelink.com>
Alliance, OH USA - Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 09:28:30 (CDT)


Served three cruises with VAH-9 Hoot Owls, 60-63
AEC Travis V. Pence <travispence@arkwest.com>
Danville, Ar USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 22:53:32 (CDT)


Send me an email If you remember me. Server in V-1 eleops 91-93
ABH3 Billy Sallee <lunchbox@joplin.com>
Neosho, Mo USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 20:55:27 (CDT)


Has been awhile since I posted here. Served in V-2 as a gear rat from 1970-72. Saw several old buddies at the Charleston reunion.Remember all the good times in "Po" City! Any former Gear Rats contact me. This is an E-Mail correction,former entry messed up on me.(too many brown bottles)
David W. Beck (DW) ABE-3 V-2 Div Gear Rat 1970-72 <DaveNC8722@aol.com>
Weaverville, , NC USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 20:51:31 (CDT)


Has been awhile since I posted here. Served in V-2 as a gear rat from 1970-72. Saw several old buddies at the Charleston reunion.Remember all the good times in "Po" City! Any former Gear Rats contact me.
David W. Beck (DW) ABE-3 V-2 Div Gear Rat 1970-72 <DveNC8722@aol.com>
Weaverville, , NC USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 20:48:57 (CDT)


i did not serve on the sara but i was treated on the sara after a replenishing accident with the uss waccamaw ao109 in nov 74. i would like to thank all the personnel on the sara who medivac me that night after my injury i would like to thank all the corpsman who took care of me during my short stay on the sara. i thing of that accident every day of my life as i am sure all the people who were involvedon the sara does. i got an email from an electrician who was on the rig that night i would like to thank him for his concern and thoughts. he said some of the crew always wondered what happened to me they thought i broke my leg. i did break my hand but my severe injury was blunt trauma to my scrotum i am sure those corpsman on duty that night remember the extent of my injury. once again thank you all on the sara that night for helping me.
michael p curran <mcpitt@aol.com>
mastic beach, ny USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 18:45:27 (CDT)


V-3 division 64-66
Gerry Portner <gerryportner@hotmail.com>
Longview, WA USA - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 23:59:17 (CDT)


There will be a reunion in New Orleans for all V-3 members that served from 63-66 on June 6-10. E-mail me for info
Gerry Portner <gerryportner@hotmail.com>
Longview , WA USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 18:59:17 (CDT)


There will be a reunion for all V-3 members that served from 63-66. E-mail me for info
Gerry Portner <gerryportner@hotmail.com>
Longview, WA USA - Monday, April 15, 2002 at 18:56:36 (CDT)


Greetings shipmate, I was stationed in NAS OCEANA, Virginia Beach, Va from 1988-1994. I was attached to VF-103 Sluggers as an Aviation Electricians Mate. The Uss Saratoga (CV-60) was the carrier for our F-14 fighter squadron. I served in the Desert Shield and part of the Desert Storm campaigns of that era. Through situations that had resulted in my personal life after my service of the U.S. Navy, I have nothing to show (other than my DD-214) of my times (memorbilia of CV-60). I was part of the first carrier to make several travels through the canals of the Red Sea. I've worked on the roof many night/darken ship flight ops as a troubleshooter. My berthing rested directly below the cables, sleeping on the top bunk getting used to the hard thumps and rumbles as the aircraft violently lands safely on deck. I'm very happy that there is a web site of this carrier. Lots of history. I currently reside in Denver, CO. with my wife and unborn child. I'm 32 years and had developed asthma which prevents my re-entrance into the US Armed Forces. The USS SARATOGA (CV-60) is part of my history as well as the American People. If I could start over...I do it again! I wish to become a USS SARATOGA ASSOCIATION member. Please, reply with acknowledgement. Thank you! AE3 John 'Pfish' Pfistner, Jr. VF-103 Sluggers
AE3 John R. Pfistner, Jr. <svnmerry3@aol.com>
Aurora, CO USA - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 21:48:06 (CDT)


Is anybody there?
Joseph Kinnison <kinnut@excite.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Sunday, April 14, 2002 at 18:30:17 (CDT)


trying to hear from anyone who knew my Brother Marty Stefanic Gm3c in ww2. he is in a nursing home. he has never told me about happenwd out there
Marty Stefanic <rudme@aol.com>
cleveland, oh USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 10:59:11 (CDT)


hello to all.
Cal Carpenter <bruinboy4@cox.net>
Warwick, ri USA - Thursday, April 11, 2002 at 14:17:51 (CDT)


Served as ship's company from 76-79; made the 77 & 78-79 Med. cruises. Worked flight deck V-2/Bow Cats and AIMD Hyd Shop. Anyone remember the straites of Messina when a freighter got a little too close for comfort? Paris T. -- I'm still staring you dead in the eye and I haven't blinked in almost 24 years ...
STEVE A. MARYNEC <MARYNEC@MSN.COM>
COCOA, FL USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 21:36:48 (CDT)


I served on the USS Saratoga from 1991-1994. I worked on the mess deck and also the flight deck. I am looking for anyone who was in HS-15.
AN GERALD WALKER <BIGREEL1@AOL.COM>
JACKSONVILLE, FL USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 20:00:37 (CDT)


I served on the USS Saratoga from 1991-1994. I worked on the mess deck and flight deck. I am looking for anybody that was in HS-15.
AR GERALD WALKER HS-15 <BIGREEL1@AOL.COM>
JACKSONVILLE, FL USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 19:55:20 (CDT)


I was onbaord SARA throughout Desert Shield / Storm, I was the Flight Deck Coordinator for VAQ-132 at the time as an AMSC, I selected for CWO during that cruise. The finest ship and Airwing I have ever served in.
LT Dave "Chris" Christopherson <A6Chris@msn.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 12:24:43 (CDT)


Your Saratoga Assn officers work extra hard each year to help make the reunion for the year a big success for all.If you are going to attend this years reunion in Branson Mo and want to go to the events and shows with our group. You need to call the tour company and place you order NOW!! to insure that you will have a ticket for all events. Call 1-800-925-8498 8AM-5PM Cent Time. After July 10, 2002 may be too late. Book now!!!.Any other Questions call me at the 877#. Welcome Aboard your New Saratoga Assn members. Honary member. Chris V. Padon Reff Her Uncle Vernon Chrales, Vaught CV3// Reg member Walter R. & Mary, Huff. CV3 1946, A Div.This years new membership listings has gotten off to a great start, lets keep up the good work and keep my mail bag full. Now is the time to get your membership form all filled out and in the US Mail to me. Call the Radison Hotel in Branson MO. and make your room selection to make sure you get the room you want. The USS Independence will be there in town the same time we will be also the Coral Sea will be in town also. Watch Out Branson!!!. Dont Miss This one. Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman CVA/CV60 72-73 Gulf of Tonkin. RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers
AMH-2 & Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Wednesday, April 10, 2002 at 08:46:59 (CDT)


would like to hear from shipmates that i steamed with in 2mmr & 3mmr, was aboard 1982 - 1985
chuck fleming <starsandbars@outdrs.net>
waynesville, ohio USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 20:41:02 (CDT)


served on sara from 64 to 67 3rd div bm3 any shipmates out there
rich accurso <bigbuck55r@aol.com >
manalapan, nj USA - Tuesday, April 09, 2002 at 09:43:08 (CDT)


Have a FINE Navy Day, shipmates. Drop a line, all you smokers from 78-80. I served in the s-2 & s-5 divisions & I never went hungry. Neither did my friends! One thing I learned, that holds true to this day. Its not what you know, its WHOM you know!
Robert J. Camardi <robbnitafl@juno.com>
Tampa, Fl USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 19:57:25 (CDT)


NOW RETIRED.
JOSEPH W.ZUCHORSKI (AG2) <ZUCHSAILOR@AOL.COM>
SETAUKET, N Y USA - Monday, April 08, 2002 at 19:13:30 (CDT)


Radar shop Philly, 69 & 70 med cruises. Looking for any Radar, Comm, DS guys from that period. Wierd Wayne, Mooch, Steve Spear, Danny Kelly, David Knife, Fulcher, Burns, Hagerty, Cleve, & many other people whose faces I can see, but names I can't recall.
WOODY - ETR2 OE Division <inspector@email.com>
Dallas, Tx USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 12:45:59 (CDT)


Served on board during the final deployment, looking for all 1MMR personnel. Drop me an e-mail!!!!
Keith Myers <021898@msn.com>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 01:13:34 (CST)


Served on Sara for the final deployment, Looking for all 1MMR Personnel,who I served with... drop me an e-mail and let me know how you are doing.
Keith Myers <021898@msn.com>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 01:11:36 (CST)


i served aboard sara from 64 67 in 3rd division charlie king was the lpo at that time would love to hear from any ship mates
rich accurso bm3 <bigbuck55r@aol>
manalapan, nj USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 13:01:31 (CST)


i served on sara from 1964 to 1967 made 2 and a half med cruses i was a bm 3 in third division would love to hear from any shipmates
rich accurso
manalapan 0 , nj USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 12:12:45 (CST)


Admiral of USS Saratoga during early WW2 yearI was his nure at the Nanal I was his nurse at the Naval Retirement Center in Gulfport Mississipi. I held him as he sliped away. I have no idea where he might be buried or where his family may be.. I do know that he had a daughter. He would allow nobody but me to see to his needs and we formed a bond during that time. Any records of him would be in the early 1900's. He had a picture of himself, Admiral Nimitz and the ambassador to Japan at the the time of Pearl Harbor. I would so like to find where he is interred and possibly arrange a visit to h s gravesite. My Name At the time was Aleita Dugan, I have since married and my name is Aleita Kirchner. To all our mates, Love and roses. Aleita Kirchner 04-05-02 Admiral Lucian Mabus ladybugk47@hotmail.com Most Likely New England, USA -
Aleita Kirchner <ladybugk47@hotmail.com>
New England, USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 21:58:41 (CST)


Hello friends and family of the Saratoga,My Uncle Charles Vernon Vaught served on the Sara from October 11,1932 to 1942. I believe he was injured during one of the torpedo attacks in 42. Uncle Vernon passed away in September of 2001. I am working on the family genealogy and would like to hear from anyone who was on the ship during 32-42. If they knew Vernon(I think that he was sometimes called Vick)that would be great! It seems that he and I talked more about the Navy and the war than he and his children did. My husband is a navy veteran and this may be why he talked more to me than to his kids. He told me that leaving the Sara was like leaving his family so I know how much it ment to him. He was able to attend several of the reunions but I am not sure which ones. Any information will be greatly appreciated. My E-mail address is cpadon@hill-college.cc.tx.us
Chris Vaught Padon <cpadon@hill-college.cc.tx.us>
Cleburne , TX USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 15:11:47 (CST)


Im still getting a lot of request's for info on the upcomming reunion. We have over 3,100 members on our us mailing list. We sign up some 200-300 new members each year. If you will fill out the Membership Form and US mail it to me, this will get you all signed up and your name placed on the master US Mailing list. This is how we keep all members in formed as to what is going on and how to take part in that event. You will find some info on the web page here. But the important info comes in the news letters that we mail out. If your name is not on our US mailing list you wont get that info. Several months before the reunion, we send out the reunion news letter. This letter has all the listings of events, phone numbers to be called and most of all where we are going to be and how to get there. So get with the program and fill out the membership form, Again just click and print. Remember K.I.S.S. Welcome aboard your new Saratoga Assn members// Manuel M. & Carmen Mayela, Morales. CVA60 68-70 4th Div//Kenneth Harold, Lorenz.CVA/CV60 72-73 RVAH-1// Russell R. & Georgia, Downer. CVA60 58-59 VF-31//David G. & Barbara J, Peattie Jr.CVA60 56-61 M Div #2 Main P/O.// Robert Earl & Joanne, Lambert CVA60 59-62 S-1 Div//New Honary members Eddie Regan. and his grand mother Merle. His Dad,Jean R. Regan, Died in the CVA60 1961 #2 Main Fire while in the med. There were 5 other men who died also. Sign the log and welcome them aboard. Fill out the membership form and sign your selfs aboard. Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers,72-73 Gulf of Tonkin CVA/CV60
AMH-2 //Sect/Treas John D. Brandman 72-73 <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 09:23:43 (CST)


BOATSWAINS MATE 2ND DIV 1976-1979
CHARLES LIPPINCOTT <LIPPY8@PRODIGY.NET>
ABSECON, NJ USA - Thursday, April 04, 2002 at 01:14:07 (CST)


My grandfather left behind a wonderful ship's log from his travels on the Saratoga in the 1920's. Stewart Francis Shellaby spent at least 20 years in the Navy and was on the Saratoga for many of them. He was buried in San Antonio, TX back in 1965. Lived in Hawaii, Salt Lake City, and San Diego.
Stewart Francis Shellaby <Kevlog64@hotmail.com>
USA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 21:25:39 (CST)


Served from '89 to '92 ship's company in AIMD. Worked in Avionics Shop 2 in module repair. Remember the Turkish destroyer incident, the 100 man ferry accident in Haifa, Israel, and the second med cruise to the Adriatic Sea, where we made up for all the Desert S/S lost port calls. Too bad we didn't know then what we know now about Saddam and the rest of those rag heads. Anybody remember that liberty hound Capt. Jim Drager?
Kevin Hihar <Kjhbst@cs.com>
Metairie, La USA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 10:10:20 (CST)


Looking for any 1MMR Personnel, especially MM1 Foster, MM2 Basso, BT3 Senior, Willie Earl, etc....
K. Myers 1MMR <021898@msn.com>
Hagerstown, MD USA - Wednesday, April 03, 2002 at 06:00:38 (CST)


i serve in div 3 from 1962 to sept. 1963 i was relace from
peter mcgruder jr <gruderpet@aol.com>
avondale, la USA - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 23:31:51 (CST)


Check out this link: http://home.cox.rr.com/bkbutlerhome/Saratoga.html I was Ships Company from 1974-1977 in CVIC.
CTT1 Bruce K. Butler <BBUTLER1@cox.rr.com>
Springfield, VA USA - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 18:15:18 (CST)


Lets hear from some shipmates yrs. 57-60 Ran o3 level Marine clothing and Officers small stores LETS KEEP THE SARA GOING.
JOE COYNE
EXETER, PA. USA - Monday, April 01, 2002 at 13:17:54 (CST)

I served in VF-103 Sluggers during the 90-91 deployment. Being on TOTO Station in the Red Sea. Trying to locate Airman Bob Mersing and ATAN Mike Dunn who were line rats at that time. I worked in M/C for Chief Clark, Mr. 4790. If you have any info or remember me. Drop me a line
SK2 Charles "Ross" Diggs <rdiggs63366@yahoo.com>
Ofallon, Mo USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 20:40:50 (CDT)


My name is Edmund Marco and it's a pleasure to sign your guest book. I work for an advertising agency in London. Our agency represents direct marketing companies that are involved in the marketing of products as seen on TV in England. Most of the infomercial products come from the U.S. but then again we export our talents as well. My brother has appeared in infomercials in the U.S. advertising various products. I think it's hilarious that English people respond so well to American products while Americans tend to respond well to sales people who have an English accent!
Edmund
London, Kent England - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 23:56:25 (CDT)


Looking for an old shipmate from 1959. We were in g division together. Last name was either Oppenheimer, or Oppenlander
Joseph Gagliano
menomonee falls, wi USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 23:54:12 (CDT)


anybody out there especially from v4 1944 to 1948
john negelty <mms092352@aol.com>
rochester, ny USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 21:17:50 (CDT)


OW Division from August 1976 till February 1979. Great memories of Naples on the first Med Cruise I made, Alexandria from the second. Whatever happened to Gus, Stern, Bear, TJ, and Senior Chief Max (who is probably still writing his XXXX-rated novel)?
Richard Cunningham <rlc7254@attbi.com>
Portland, OR USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 12:41:25 (CDT)


Im Looking For Old Ship Mates of my Late dad ABH-2 Gary kirkland he was in V-1 Division Crash and Salvage Fron march 81 to june 85 we Lost him in Feb of 91 and are looking for any one that might Rember him Please Call Or E-Mail Me at 843-292-0359 or blueeyefatboy@aol.com Thank You James Clark
ABH 2 Gary Kirkland <novaclark@netscape.net>
Florence, SC USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 05:28:04 (CDT)


Im Looking For Old Ship Mates of my Late dad ABH-2 Gary kirkland he was in V-1 Division Crash and Salvage Fron march 81 to june 85 we Lost him in Feb of 91 and are looking for any one that might Rember him Please Call Or E-Mail Me at 843-292-0359 Thank You James Clark
ABH 2 Gary Kirkland <novaclark@netscape.net>
Florence, SC USA - Thursday, May 30, 2002 at 05:26:58 (CDT)


I served abord the Sarratoga from December 1968 until April 1970. I worked in ET shop 2 as an ETR-3. I worked on the SPN-35 mainly. Would like to communicate with anyone in OE division during that time frame.
Ronald E. Parker <parkerr@innova.net>
Gaffney, SC USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 19:48:55 (CDT)


My father, Don Aamodt, served on the Saratoga during WWII along with his identical twin brother, Ted Aamodt. My father and uncle have passed away, but I would like to know if anyone remembers the twins. These would be stories I would like to pass on to my son in memory of his grandfather.
Donald C. Aamodt <deanbac@msn.com>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 15:32:30 (CDT)


Was on the 67 Med Cruise, V2 Division.. Waist Cats.
Mike Whitney <mikewhitney@charter.net>
Watertown, WI USA - Tuesday, May 28, 2002 at 13:11:55 (CDT)


My husband was on the Saratoga during WWII. I just found this site and thought I would post something. I guess it is the day and the thoughs. I am not even sure I am posting this right.
David Littlejohn <CHLittlejohn@aol.com>
Grand Junction, CO USA - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 22:29:01 (CDT)


Lt Brandenburg you still are not forgotten.
Bob Montgomery <Navy83@aol.com>
USA - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 22:14:01 (CDT)


cmdr speicher isnt in iraq
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, USA - Monday, May 27, 2002 at 16:13:48 (CDT)


I SERVED ON THE U.S.S SARATOGA FROM 1982 THRU 1985.
AMS3 SCOTT UHEY <SUHEY12@COMCAST.NET>
CAMDEN, DE USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 18:38:41 (CDT)


I served on board from 1970 until 1973. I was an ABF2 in V-4 Division. The V-4 Division is planning on a reunion of all V-4 "Grapes" of that time period. I have located about 25% of the division, from the chief and on down. All have committed to attend. Contact me at this email addres for info. If anyone knows of someone that was in V-4 at that time, pass the word and my address to them.
Paul E. Miller <pmiller943@aol.com>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 18:37:24 (CDT)


Proudly served aboard "Mighty Fine Super Sara" from August 1985 to December 1988! Some of the BEST DAYS of my life!
LCDR Dave Viger <david.viger@faa.gov>
Washington, DC USA - Thursday, May 23, 2002 at 09:29:03 (CDT)


Was in Light shop during MED 1980 and in Fire watch in SLEP. Philly was a great time!
EMFN/EMFA Gustafson <patg@lucent.com>
Chicago, il USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 14:23:48 (CDT)


The 2002 Reunion News letter will be in the U.S. Mail real soon. If you have not yet filled out the MEMBERSHIP FORM,(Click on to the words at the top of this page) do it now!!!. There are still a few of our past Saratoga shipmates that havent signed up yet. I still see your listings here on the ships log's. We need everyone's help to keep the name and memory of the Super Sara alive and well. That means all of you who list here on the log's. Get that mewmbership form filled out now and in the U.S. Mail to me NOW!!. That is where it all starts. You members that have been to one of our current reunions, leave your words here to let them know, the fun you all had and the new shipmates you met. This year the U.S.S. Independence CV62 and the Coral Sea CV43 will be there in Branson MO. The same dates we will be Oct 10th-13th 2002. You dont want to miss out on this one. Lets fill up my mail bag again with New Membership forms all filled out. Welcome Aboard your NEW Saratoga Assn Shipmates. Bramwell E. & Erna, Crafts CVA60 59-61 VA-34// Fredrick O. & Susan, Clark CVA60 69-72 5th Div// Peter P. Bocko CV3 40-42// Thurman E. & Viola, Caldwell CVA60 57-58 V-3// Joseph A. Pierce CVA60 64-69 Electical// Martin E. & Janet, Miller CVA60 56-57 E Div P/O // Allen M. Palmer CVA/CV60 71-72 VF-31.. Just click and print and get the form filled out.This gets you all signed up and on the Master Mailing list. This is where all the important and real info comes out to you all. Make It soo!!!.Welcome Aboard, see you all in Branson, MO
AMH-2//Sect/Treas John D. Brandman RVAH-1. 72-73 <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Tuesday, May 21, 2002 at 11:01:21 (CDT)


Plank owner Would like to hear from anyone in V-4. How about Jim Hurley,Jim montgomery,Clark Iddings Arab,Bulldog,or any other shipmates.
Peter A. Papa <poppa@att.net>
Johnston, R.I. USA - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 19:21:59 (CDT)


Ron Bakanic, S-4 Division, Saw your log entry and will try to get in touch with you thru your e-mail address. Jack
Jack Boller, DK2 <bollerjd@hotmail.com>
Salina, Ks USA - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 14:41:14 (CDT)


I SERVED ABOARD THE SARA DURRING DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. I REMEMBER THE DAY THE FERRY SANK OFF THE COAST OF HAIFA AS IF IT WERE YESTERDAY. I STILL THINK OF MY SHIPMATES THAT LOST THEIR LIVES ON THAT FATEFUL DAY. I ALSO REMEMBER WHEN CAPT. MOBLEY ANNOUNCED A CORSAIR VISIT FROM THE KENNEDY ! WHAT WAS THAT PILOT THINKING ? TOO BAD WE NEVER DID FIND OUT WHO THE PHANTOM SH*TER WAS. FAREWELL.
ISRAEL ALEMAN <N/A>
SAN ANTONIO, TX USA - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 14:01:02 (CDT)


I served aboard the SARA from 85 to 87. When I wasn't TAD, I worked I AIMD Shop #7(VAST).I would be very interested to hear from buddies from the AIMD Dept. Some great memories of a time long past.
John Zehner <zehner@hiroad.net>
Mogadore, OH USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 22:42:25 (CDT)


Served aboard Sara from 10 June 1957 until 13 March 1959, in V-2 Cats.
Don Sager <saracva60@aol.com>
Torrington, CT USA - Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 08:32:11 (CDT)


served onboard from Oct 85 to Oct 88 in #3MMR
Jesse Hayden MM2 <hayden529@yahoo.com>
ga USA - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 11:45:56 (CDT)


I spent my formative years in the the X Div. Print Shop 68 - 70
Dave Nelson LIC (Ret) <sharpei2u@aol.com>
Chula Vista, Ca USA - Thursday, May 16, 2002 at 22:45:09 (CDT)


I served aboard ( Ships Company V-3 Division )from l957 to March l961
Jack Beverstock <Hess2111@prodigy.net>
Linton, In USA - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 19:18:38 (CDT)


Aboard CV-3 9-22-42 to 12-15-45. MM1c on throttle cast.
Frank L. Suggs <fsuggs@aol.com>
Garden Grove, Ca. 92841 USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 23:56:49 (CDT)


I was a plankowner in R-Divison !955-57.Was part of the crew that installed damage control equipment ( fire-hoses,co-2 bottles etc.) all over the ship. We had a time learning our way about the ship.None of us had ever seen anything this large especially me since my last duty was on the DD-257 and before that a YTB yard tug.
Bobby D.Christian <bdchristian35@hotmail.com>
Bluff City, Tn USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 09:34:35 (CDT)


Plank owner 1956 V-4 Looking to communicate with shipmates Rosey,Decker.Gabe,Joe Shortino,Pete D.or any others
Peter A. Papa <poppapa@att.net>
Johnston, R.I. USA - Sunday, May 12, 2002 at 13:16:13 (CDT)


Another day in paradise!
Mike Smith HT1 (Ret) (83-87) <conmik3 @aol.com>
Jax, Fl USA - Saturday, May 11, 2002 at 03:40:09 (CDT)


I served my time in the hole from 74-76 (1MMR). I hope the heat & steam from that period isn't finally catching up to me, causing me to be curious as to the wherabouts of some of you (liberty hounds). I hope everyone is doing O.K. If any of you made it through the 70's and see this, drop me a line and give me a burner status. I have some fond memories from this period of my life. Don't get me wrong I wouldn't want to go back and relive it, I'd just love to laugh about it with some of you that were there. I would fight a grizzly bear for a San Miguel and a slice of that oily pizza from Naples.
BTFN Vic Starnes (bojangle's) <vicstns@aol.com>
Hickory, N.C. USA - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 23:53:14 (CDT)


looking for bryan swingle or larry cork or any who were in air v-3 1983/1986
abhan daniel lemieux <bladerunner777us@yahoo.com>
winneconne, wi USA - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 19:09:32 (CDT)


Still in Jacksonville. Retired now. Going to school.
DP2/SW Tim Blankenship (Retired) <fctyr@bellsouth.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 21:40:28 (CDT)


Hello shipmates..Just found this web site today. I was in the V-6 division aboard the 'Sara' from 64 to 66. Id love to hear from any' old salts' that were aboard during that time. I made 2 Med cruises, and I found the Sara to be my home. I'll miss her a lot. May the wind always be in your face.
Frank F Nicholson AD3 <buckeye44@hotmail.com>
Newbury, OH USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 21:39:03 (CDT)


hey you guys i was on the sara since 1990 till 1992 i worked as a cook for s-2 in the bake shop and both gallies also in the veg. prep with a good friend of mine joseph cook we used to allways get in trouble around the ship for playing around too much but it was all good (yes we painted sparky green one night) there i confess if you see this ms1 diaz you know we did. just wanted to say hi to all who remember me from the ship and if you read this drop me a line ps. joseph cook if you see this it would be nice to get a hold of you (zuzu) percy zuzunaga
percy zuzunaga <percyzu@aol.com>
orlando, fl USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 17:08:54 (CDT)


hey you guys i was on the sara since 1990 till 1992 i worked as a cook for s-2 in the bake shop and both gallies also in the veg. prep with a good friend of mine joseph cook we used to allways get in touble around the ship for playing around too much but it was all good (yes we painted sparky green one night) there i confess if you see this ms1 diaz you know we did. just wanted to say hi to all who remember me from the ship and if you read this drop me a line ps. joseph cook if you see this it would be nice to get a hold of you (zuzu) percy zuzunaga
percy zuzunaga <percyzu@aol.com>
orlando, fl USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 17:08:06 (CDT)


PLANK OWNER LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES V4 DIV
PETER A. PAPA <poppapa@att.net>
JOHNSTON, RI USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 11:30:24 (CDT)


plank owner served abord til 58 v4 div. like to hear from shipmates
peter a papa <poppapa@att.net>
johnston, ri USA - Wednesday, May 08, 2002 at 11:22:37 (CDT)


HELLO TO ALL THE SARATOGA SHIPMATES FROM TEXAS.I NEVER IMAGINED THERE COULD BE SO MANY FROM TEXAS THAT SAILED ON THE SUPER SARA.. ANYONE ,THAT WOULD LIKE TO SEND ME AN EMAIL PLEASE DO.
LES ELLENBURG <les_45@yahoo.com>
CEDAR PARK, TX USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 21:33:12 (CDT)


HELLO ALL SHIPMATES MY NAME IS KEITH BRINKMANN AND I AM LOOKING FOR MY OLD BUDDY WILLIAM DOKMAN IF ANYONE KNOWS OF HIS WHERE ABOUTS PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT TRAITEUR48@AOL.COM. TO ALL OTHER SHIPMATES WHO REMEMBER ME GET IN TOUCH AND LET ALL GET TOGETHER. KEITH BRINKMANN 6737 MARTINI RD WATERLOO, IL 62298
BRINKMANN, KEITH <TRAITEUR48@AOL.COM>
WATERLOO, IL USA - Tuesday, May 07, 2002 at 20:40:48 (CDT)


served on Sara 1965-1967 RD3 in OI Div. Trying to locate some of the other radarman.
Bill Dees <b.dees@daystar.net>
Valrico, FL USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 19:21:11 (CDT)


Aboard from May 1980 to Oct. 1983. Worked the flight deck as Fly 2 and as FDLPO. Contact me if u knon me.
John R. Rostron <john1028@cox.net>
Pensacola, Fl USA - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 13:27:00 (CDT)


Reported aboard the Sara in Dec. 1970 as an ABF3 in V-4 Division. Worked below decks in the JP-5 Pump rooms until the Nam Cruise. I was ABF2 at that time and was assigned to Rep. 7. I have made contact with about 20 members of the old division, so if any of the V-4 grapes see this, drop me a line and I'll send the list, from Chief Snider on down. I got out on arrival from the Nam cruise.
Paul Miller <pmiller943@aol.com>
Jacksonville, Fl. USA - Saturday, May 04, 2002 at 20:09:20 (CDT)


Hi all, This is Doug Harmon from the “USS Saratoga Shipmates Photo Album.” We now have 20 photo albums on the site, and hundreds of pictures posted by Sara Shipmates, family’s and friends. We need more!!!! So dig out all your old pictures, and new ones to, and load them to the site. Have a good life and remember "It’s your site"!!
Doug Harmon <wrestleon@excite.com>
Cincinnati, Oh USA - Saturday, May 04, 2002 at 13:45:01 (CDT)


VAW33 from Oct.58 until Mar.61.Crewman on the AD5Ns and AD5Qs.2 Med cruises with a lot of great guys.Last winter got together with Perry Trowbridge,Jimmy Baudison,Jim Carlson,and Wayne Wasson.Sea stories for 3 straight days.Hope to hear from someone who remembers any of the names listed here.God bless America.
Jim Dugan <clamsoreg@aol.com>
Fort Myers, FL USA - Saturday, May 04, 2002 at 10:12:36 (CDT)


God Bless the MEN that served "THE SORRY SARA" WELL
ao3 Huttner <kevin.huttner@anixter.com>
chicago, il USA - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 23:16:23 (CDT)


test test
test <test@t4est.net>
test, mn USA - Friday, May 03, 2002 at 23:07:52 (CDT)


A Div.,Boat Shop,57-58.Worked in #1 Diesel(Frame 29).Been a member,moved May of last year.(2001) Served With John Possiant EN1,Sid Brinkley EN2,John Peckowitz EN3,(?)Denmeade EN2.Great guys all(most of the time)
Fred Oakes <nfoakes@sccoast.net>
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 21:44:56 (CDT)


Welcome aboard your NEW Saratoga Assn members. Walter R. & Mary, Huff. CV3 1946 A Div//Honary Member Chris V. Padon , CV3/For her Uncle Vernon//Jason H. & Laura Day. CV60 92-94 Supply Div// Donald N.Fisk.CVA60 56-57 S-3 Div Barber Shop// Peter & Frances, McGruder. CVA60 62-63 V-3 Div//Gary D. & Susan, Hendricks CVA60 54-57 P/O//William C. & Claudine, Stewart CVA/CV60 59-61 & 73-77 GM IM-3 & VA-105//Timothy M. & Trudy, Carpenter CVA/CV60 72-75 V-2 Arr Gear//David G. & Barbara, Peattie Jr. CVA60 56-61 M- Div Home of the Steaming Deamons//Kenneth Harold, Lorenz CVA/CV60 RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers// Charles W. Moseman CVA60 57-58 USMC//Samuel E. & Beverly, Yaun CV60 74-76 USMC//Robert H. & Theresa, Adams. CV60 82-86 A Div//Manuel M. & Carmen, Morales CVA60 68-70 4th Div//Edward P & Francine, Mattina. CVA/CV60 72-73 M Div. As you can see my mail bag runneth over. Hay thats great, wish it was that way always. Keep the membership aps comming in. Lets top the 300 mark we set this year. The 2002 Reunion news letter will be comming out in a few months. This letter will have all the real info on the up comming reunion in Branson MO. Daily events and how to sign up for them. Dinner Banquet form and price lists. If your name is not on our master U.S Mailing list, you wont get one. So now is the time to fill out that membership form and get it to me ASAP. Cant dow load it ?? call the 1-877 # and give me your home address and phone #. I will mail you one to fill out. K I S S, Click and Print. o it now while your here on the web page. Big gold letters MEMBERSHIP FORM SEE it. All you new people again, WELCOME ABOARD !!!!. See ya all at the 51ss Reunion. Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman 72-73 CVA/CVC60
AMH-2 Sect/Treas John D. Bradman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, TX USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 20:59:11 (CDT)


Served onboard Super Sara from November 1985 to March 1988 and from April 1992 to October 1995. First tour I worked in Admin and Supply, second tour worked in the Engineering Log Room. If you knew me, CONTACT ME!
Darren Foster <YN1.Foster@mscwest.msc.navy.mil>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 11:50:14 (CDT)


Served onboard Super Sara from November 1985 to March 1988 and from April 1992 to October 1995. First tour I worked in Admin and Supply, second tour worked in the Engineering Log Room. If you knew me, CONTACT ME!
Darren Foster <YN1.Foster@mscwest.msc.navy.mil>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, May 01, 2002 at 11:50:13 (CDT)

DOOR AND HATCH SHOP 68- DEC 71
ED MIRAGLIA DC2 <EDMIRAGLIA@AOL.COM>
BOWIE, MD USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 14:07:24 (CDT)


please sighn bill s 1339 cmdr speicher bill please stand by i will tell truth soon love allen
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 11:28:44 (CDT)


On Sara '66-'67 B Division Yeoman for R.C. Danato. Saw Sara in Phildelphia Navy Yard around 1999 along with CVA 59. Sad!
David R. Deck, EN2 <Deckdavidr@aol.com>
Wilmington, DE USA - Friday, June 28, 2002 at 10:06:28 (CDT)


adding proper e-mail address
chester robinson <cva62Lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens , Ga USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 18:39:53 (CDT)


I'm just learning how to use the computor. I'm trying to locate anyone from v-5 and v-6 division.
Chester Robinson <CVA-62Lightnin@Yahoo.com>
Athens, Ga USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 18:06:49 (CDT)


Here is proper e-mail address, CVA62Lightnin@Yahoo.com
Chester Robinson <CVA62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens, GA USA - Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 17:21:19 (CDT)


e-mail address added to prior message
chester robinson 455 Rocky Drive <www.CVA62lightnin.com>
Athens, , Ga. USA - Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 16:25:06 (CDT)


e-mail address added to prior message
chester robinson 455 Rocky Drive <www.CVA62lightnin.com>
Athens, , Ga. USA - Wednesday, June 26, 2002 at 16:21:32 (CDT)


Served on the Sara from 1971 to 1975 with VA105 from Cecil Field Florida. Avonics Fire Control Tech
Henry Cornelison <hen34039@bellsouth.net>
Slidell, La USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 12:45:02 (CDT)


I was with VF-31 on the 78-79 med cruise. I just heard about the Saratoga website and decided to look into it.
Mike Blatt <popdadx2@aol.com>
Harpers Ferry, WV USA - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 08:27:32 (CDT)


Was on board from 1968 to 1970. was im GM division
Lonnie Hinkle <lehink@hotmail.com>
Dongola, Ilinois USA - Sunday, June 23, 2002 at 12:25:55 (CDT)


please help to petion and sighn bill s1339 cmdr speicher bill to help future conflicts but again dont think he is in iraq love allen speicher ocblackbird@hotmail.com
cousin of cmdr speicher gulf war <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 13:13:45 (CDT)


DIED IN A CAR ACCIDENT RETURNING FROM CHRISTMAS VACATION. SERVED AS CAPT. D.A. WIESE COOK.
Jamie L Day
LaPorte, IN USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 12:16:35 (CDT)


Served Sara's last cruise
Jason Day <jasonday@netnitco.net>
LaPorte, In USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 12:14:11 (CDT)


I was aboard the USS-Saratoga CVA60 from 1963 to 1967. I am sending my email address and would like to have email from anyone that was aboard the Saratoga at that time. I was in B-Div 3MMR.
Dan Dioxn <dananreva@iquest.net>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 07:39:11 (CDT)


I was on board from 1974 till 1977 in the OE division. Would enjoy hearing from any of the gang. I still play guitar but not for a living!! Working as a maintenace electrician in a factory.
Roe Rainey <rrainey@icx.net>
Knoxville, TN USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 20:35:15 (CDT)


I was in VA-34, Med cruises 61 to 63. Also Bay of Pigs. As we use to say, I wouldn't take a million dollars for my experiences but wouldn't do it again for a million. Amen to that!!!!!See the U.S.A. from a CVA, America is asking you to try! Anybody old enough to remember that little ditty?
Airman Robert J. Baker <cfbaker1@email.msn.com>
Cincinnati, Ohio USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 19:50:37 (CDT)


I worked in the Lighting Shop and Electrical Safety Shop from 77 - 79. Believe it or not both myself and Fireman Toby Britt are still alive and kicking, despite our numerous misadventures in Napoli and Mayport.
Dave Randall EM1 <daver852@hotmail.com>
West Frankfort, IL USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 15:24:30 (CDT)


adding e mail address... CVA62Lightnin... to my previous entry
chester robinson <cva62lightnin>
455 Rocky Drive , Athens , ga USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 15:17:00 (CDT)


Was pit snipe in One Main Machinery Room 82 - 84. Phillie, Mayport, Med Cruise. Still hear from G Martin occasionally; am trying to find some information about a 2Main snipe was there same time I was. Anybody from 2Main that can help e-mail me. Gracias
MM2 (formerly BT2) Berger JR <ottohund@ev1.net>
San Marcos, TX USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 13:22:43 (CDT)


please sighn bill s 1339 on cmdr speicher dont attack iraq on cmdr speicher name allen ocblackbird@hotmail.com
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Friday, June 21, 2002 at 12:53:35 (CDT)


served marine detachment june 1977 dec.1980 would like to hear from anyone who was there?
c.w.cooper <depccoop@msn.com>
fernandina bch., fl USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 21:34:20 (CDT)


My father served on the USS Saratoga from 1945 to 1946. He passed away in 1991 and everthing he had from his years of service was lost in a tornado that took our house in 1966. One item was a book about the Saratoga he received at the time he was discharged. If anyone has any information on how I can find a copy of this book please email me at shalemay@aol.com.
Daughter of Seaman 1st Class Richard Satchell <shalemay@aol.com>
Hugo , MN USA - Tuesday, June 18, 2002 at 17:46:09 (CDT)


From 1955 to 1959
Michael Frank Zito <lil2frank@aol.com>
Lakewood, NJ USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 20:53:33 (CDT)


dont use cmdr speicher to attack iraq he isnt there allen speicher ocblackbird@hotmail.com
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 11:21:27 (CDT)


My father served aboard the USS Saratoga from 1942 to 1945. He is deceased now and I would like to find out some information on him. I wasn't born till 1961 but I have many of his things from WWII.
Seaman First Class Ralph Jefferson Conway <Deepforkrivergal@aol.com>
Bristow, OK USA - Monday, June 17, 2002 at 00:04:45 (CDT)


63-66 V-3 division held its first reunion in New Orleans on 6-6 to 6-10. A total of 10 crew showed up and had a great time. Words can not express the thanks to Jimmy Anselmo for helping to set up this reunion and acting as our guide during our stay. To Gary Wallace for opening his home and cooking the greatest and biggest seafood buffet I've ever eaten. To Walt for finding so many of us and having the t-shirts made. Can't wait for next year! To those that missed it, please try and come next year, you will love it.
Gerry Portner <gerryportner@hotmail.com>
Longview, WA USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 14:00:16 (CDT)


Chuck is actually my uncle in-law. My name is Bill Moore, and I am doing this for Chuck. I was a submariner back in the 60's. If anyone knows or remembers Chuck, please e-mail me at the above address. I will see Chuck today, and we will enter more specific data. I do know that he served in WWII, and that he went through the Kamakazi attacks off Iwo Jima, I believe.. . . . . .more later. Bill Moore USN(SS) retired.
Charles (Chuck Wriedt <Wmoore313@aol.com>
Wind Lake, Wi USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 08:29:58 (CDT)


To JOE PACHECO and all vets.I think we sometimes forget what the vets of WW-2 went through.My Dad was on the ATF-152 CAHUILLA a fleet tug,at the battle Okinawa.He is just now able to talk about the japanese suicide attacks.To here him talk about the walls of flack they would put up and the planes that made it through and the body parts that came from the planes.I wonder what kind of hell they must have been going through all these years.
BILLY J SHAFER <billyjshafer@aol.com>
DALLAS, TX USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 21:41:35 (CDT)


Plankowner Served from 4-56 to 10-57 "R" Division Anyone from "R" Div.during this time please reply
Tom Gillespie <gamblinman@exite.com>
Blackwood, N.J USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 13:09:20 (CDT)


Plankowner Served from 4-56 to 10-57 "R" Division Anyone from "R" Div.during this please re-ply
Tom Gillespie <gamblinman@exite.com>
Blackwood, N.J USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 13:07:27 (CDT)


I was aboard the USS-Saratoga from 1960 to 1962. I am sending my email address and would like to have email from anyone that was aboard the Saratoga at that time.
Wilson J. Menard Jr <sjmenard@hotmail.com>
New Iberia, La. 70560 USA - Saturday, June 15, 2002 at 12:30:39 (CDT)


cmdr speicher is a conspiracy
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 10:25:17 (CDT)


1984-1990 rank: MM2 work site: 1MMR 3 Med cruises, 1 Brig tour 30 days, OH what fun it was..... Now serving with the US Army Reserves 1205th TROB railroad Battalion. (Locomotive engineer). You swabbies do not know what you are missing. Join the Army reserve. www.1205th.com
Dennis John Dwyer Jr. <ddwyer8084@aol.com>
Stratford, Ct. USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 06:49:49 (CDT)


1984-1990 MM2 1MMR 3 Med cruises, i Brig tour 30 days OH what fun it was..... Now serving with the US Army Reserves 1205th TROB railroad Battalion. (Locomotive engineer). You swabbies do not know what you are missing. Join the Army reserve. www.1205th.com
Dennis John Dwyer Jr. <ddwyer8084@aol.com>
Stratford, Ct. USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 06:48:36 (CDT)


My Father Joe G. Pacheco was a AMM3 on the U.S.S. Saratoga during WWII. My dad passed on 12/10/97. I remember a couple of stories he told me while we visited I could see these events unfolding in his eyes. I guess that is why he and others don't speak much of the horrors of war. If anyone has any information regarding my fathers time on the Saratoga please contact me.
Joe G. Pacheco <unklshu@earthlik.net>
San Bernardino, Ca USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 23:30:33 (CDT)


A Watsontown, PA sailor who would enjoy hearing from any OE Division shipmate.
Roger Cronrath ETN2 62-64 <RWCRONRATH@WEBTV.NET>
Walnut Creek, CA USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 18:48:10 (CDT)


A Watsontown, PA sailor who would enjoy hearing from any OE Division shipmate.
Roger Cronrath ETN2 62-64 <RWCRONRATH@WEBTV.NET>
Walnut Creek, CA USA - Thursday, June 13, 2002 at 18:44:21 (CDT)


On April 26,27 & 28, 2002 Clyde Barton, Jerry Heikkinen and Phil Flanagan members of CR Div, who served on the Sara between 1964 & 1967 held our first re-union. We are looking for more members who served with us for the second re-union.
Hugh (Phil) Flanagan CR Div <PhoenixNYC@MSN.Com>
Yonkers, New York USA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 17:45:13 (CDT)


served nov 1964 to dec 1968 in 1mmr machinery space. two med cruises three caribean six day war philedelphia shipyards lots of asbestos
gene f roth <groth@mn power.com>
cohassett, minnesota itascaUSA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 12:25:22 (CDT)


1964 to 1969 1mmr machinery space mm2 twomed cruises six day war nothing but work and hell thought i was in prison camp also lots of asbestos thank god im still alive
gene f roth <groth@mn power.com>
cohassett, minnesota itascaUSA - Tuesday, June 11, 2002 at 12:18:31 (CDT)


I Would like to here from anyone who had served in the 8th Division Radio or Signal gang between 1942-45 I remember a few names but some died at Iwo and most others have passed on since. I attended a reunion in San Diego about 15 years ago with Bob Duncan, Ray McBride, Tony Balascio and a few others all three have passed away since. is there anyone left out there?
Robert John (RIP) Painter <rjpsutherland@cs.com>
Sutherland, VA USA - Sunday, June 09, 2002 at 11:07:39 (CDT)


I just wanted to say hello to all of the brave men that served on U.S.S. Saratoga (CV-3) during her illustrious career. I did my senior research paper on 'Sister Sara' back in 1963, and I have always wanted to expand that paper into a full length book. I have worked on that book on and off for a number of years, but never have gotten to a final draft. Each time something has come up to cause me to set it aside. The last time was when John Fry came out with his exhaustive biography of the Sara. I picked it up again when I retired from the Veterans Administration, but then out came Marion Walther's fine book, SARA CV-3: Sinking the Rising Sun. I would have set my project aside for yet another time, except for Marion's encouragement to continue. She assured me that what the world does need now is another book that sings the praises of your 'fighting ship'. If you have any pictures or anecdotes that you would like to see in the book, please fell free to contact me at FMNAVPERN@YAHOO.COM. John Fry's book is so all inclusive that it is hard finding any material that has not already been included in John's book. Thanks for your years of service to the Saratoga and to our country. We will always be eternally grateful.
Jim Scanlon, USNA Class of 1963 <Fmnavpern@Yahoo.Com>
Millersville, MD USA - Friday, June 07, 2002 at 14:46:59 (CDT)


MED CRUSE 1974 AIRFRAMES SHOP IM2 DIV. WORKED FOR GHIEF DONALD BUBAN. IM HOPEING TO HEAR FROM ANYONE IN MY SHOP.ALSO LOOKING FOR LEON DAVIS HOPE HE IS ALIVE. PHONE 410-544 7787
AMS3 WAYNE BULLINGTON{BULL} <FUZZYNUT69@AOL.COM>
PASADENA, MD USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 20:49:39 (CDT)


MED CRUSE 1974.AIRFRAMES SHOP I WORKED FOR CHIEF BUBAN AND AMS1 CHUCK GUILLAM WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ALL IN MY SHOP IM ALSO LOOKING FOR LEON DAVIS,JUST WANT TO KNOW IF HE IS STILL BREATHING.
AMS3 WAYNE BULLINGTON {BULL} <FUZZYNUT69@AOL.COM >
PASADENA, MD USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 20:41:57 (CDT)


i shure miss that old ship
WAYNE BULLINGTON {BULL] <fuzzynut69@aol.com>
pasadena, md USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 20:34:50 (CDT)


I served aboard from Oct75 to July 76. Made the bicentennial Med cruise. Worked on the bow cats. Worked for ABE1 Reynolds.
ATC VAN H RULE (RET) <vanrule@clearskye.net>
hanford, ca USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 18:36:14 (CDT)


I served in VA-37 aboard the Sara from 75 through 79. I was assigned the entire time to AIMD IM-3 division. The quote I tell everyone about everywhere I've been is "I really enjoyed the travel I just didn't enjoy the transportation". Would love to here from any of my old shipmates and airdales.
Vin Machnig <vmachnig@cs.com>
Medway, Ma USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 18:22:21 (CDT)


I served in VA-37 aboard the Sara from 75 through 79. Iwas assigned the entire time to AIMD IM-3 division. The quote I tell everyone about everywhere I've been is "I really enjoyed the travel I just didn't enjoy the transportation". Would love to here from any of my old shipmates and airdales.
Vin Machnig <vmachnig@cs.com>
Medway, Ma USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 18:21:27 (CDT)


cmdr speicher isnt a pow allen
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Thursday, June 06, 2002 at 10:03:58 (CDT)


Looking For old ship mates and friends of my late father we lost him in 91 need photos so that I can show my kids what there grand dad was like and what he did he was on Board from Phily 81- to around late 85 or 86 work in Crash and salvage any thing would help James
ABH-2 Gary Kirkland V-1 Division <blueeyefatboy@aol.com>
Florence, SC USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 15:37:39 (CDT)


cmdrs bill 1339 wont be passed orry all allen speicher
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 12:50:11 (CDT)


I am the son of this crewman, who was on the Sara late war and for "Operation Crossroads" at Bikini Atoll July-Aug. '46. Father passed away 06/24/77. Looking for former shipmates who may remember him and any surviving "atomic vets" from Crossroads. If you have information, please send to me. Thanks, Michael Blazejack ( son )
Robert F. Blazejack ( Blazejczak ) GM 2 <Dimwit31@udnet.net>
Sandwich, IL. USA - Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 10:37:42 (CDT)


ON SARA 56'58 V5 OPERATION STRIKEBACK FRIST MED CRUISE
BILL WEAVER <WMCHAR624@AOL..COM>
BELTSVILLE, MD USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 22:13:12 (CDT)


ON SARA 56'58 V5 OPERATION STRIKEBACK FRIST MED CRUISE
BILL WEAVER <WMCHAR624@AOL..COM>
BELTSVILLE, MD USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 22:12:54 (CDT)


ON SARA 56'58 V5 OPERATION STRIKEBACK FRIST MED CRUISE
BILL WEAVER <WMCHAR624@AOL..COM>
BELTSVILLE, MD USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 22:11:36 (CDT)


Something to crow about: Model replays victory By ADAM LAMPEL, Contributing Writer PERU — After a year of planning and building, the USS Saratoga came back to life Sunday in the Peru Volunteer Fire Department’s 40th Annual Field Day parade. Only smaller. The detailed model of the famous American battleship from the War of 1812 was pronounced ready two hours before the parade was scheduled to begin. Dr. Tom LaMar of Port Douglas built the flagship, which he proudly put on display on a trailer attached to his truck. The Saratoga was a 26-cannon gunship, commanded by Commodore Thomas Macdonough, that proved the deciding factor in the Battle of Plattsburgh. It was the largest gunship of its time, LaMar said. The Peru dentist’s model is only 1/13th the size, but it is nearly as detailed. It is equipped with a working compass, a functioning sail belaying system, firing cannons, and soon to come, remote control. "Our country would be half the size it is today if it wasn’t for the Saratoga," said LaMar, referring to the importance of the Battle of Plattsburgh and the role the famous ship played. LaMar’s main motivation to build the Saratoga was the upcoming festivities marking the Battle of Plattsburgh. He became more motivated to finish the project after the terrorist attacks last year. The model weighs approximately 200 pounds. LaMar used a smaller model located at Plattsburgh City Hall and an endless amount of information from the Internet as his guides. Some friends, impressed with the vessel, its appointments and even sound-affects, suggested he enter the model in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. "That wasn’t my idea," said LaMar. "I’m going to leave those plans open." However, he’ll will concentrate on local events such as school presentations and the Battle of Plattsburgh festivities. His model even includes a small figurine of a gamecock on one carronade — he is quick to remind people that a faithful reproduction of the ship wouldn’t be complete without one. As the Battle of Plattsburgh began, the Saratoga took a hit from a small British boat. The result was a hole in the pen that held live fowl. One bird managed to escape and perched itself upon the starboard #4 carronade (a short-range cannon). The flagship’s crewmembers believed the rooster brought them luck and enabled them to win the battle. LaMar would like to see local companies step forward and sponsor the building of a life-size replica of the Saratoga, which has been proposed as an attraction for an Interpretive Center now in the planning stages for the Plattsburgh Barracks on the former Plattsburgh Air Force Base. He believes it is important to show the history of the battle. And LaMar would like to see the two anchors from the Saratoga recovered. They were severed to improve the maneuverability of the ship during the battle. The anchors are believed to be located between Crab Island and Cumberland Head. "If they find the anchors, then we will know exactly where the Battle of Plattsburgh was won."
Wayne Roberts <war461998@yahoo.com>
Upper Jay, NY USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 06:22:51 (CDT)


Served on Sara Med cruise 1966 with the airwing,VA 46,would like to hear from any old Clansmen.
Robert E Merrick <Fairwaybob00@hotmail.com>
Sylvania, Ohio USA - Monday, June 03, 2002 at 05:58:16 (CDT)


V4 Div. 1957-1958. Hi, shipmates, signing in again, hope to locate & hear from some of the V4 crew.
Bud Beal <buds47ford@aol.com>
Norton, MA USA - Sunday, June 02, 2002 at 00:36:01 (CDT)


1969-70, V3 Division, Hangar deck tractor driver. Made two Med cruises. This entry is an update.
T. P. Barnes <parkersfarm@go.com>
Pleasant Grove, AL USA - Saturday, June 01, 2002 at 10:28:46 (CDT)

could not help but notice comments by roy karkosh about the 74-75 cruise i served on uss waccamaw ao109 i was the deck hand seriously hurt on the waccamaw the night of 11/07/1974 during an emergency breakaway with the sara it wasnt pretty at all that cruise and i appreciate his comments i was medivac to the sara and was treated for two weeks and sent on my way back to the waccamaw never realized the extent of injury untill years later always appreciated the way the corpsman treated me on the sara after the injury i ended up going to corpsman school and ending my enlistment the the marine air wing as a corpsman yes roy i wasnt on the sara but that cruise was a doozy take care and god bless
michael p curran <mcpitt1053@aol.com>
mastic beach, ny USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 21:00:53 (CDT)


6ft. 8in. Seaman Served On Sara 63 - 64. Played music for recreation esp during those extentions.
James McNary <jamesmcnary@hotmail.com>
new york, NY USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 04:06:50 (CDT)


Still Kicking
Philip B Stevenson " Steve" OA Div.(Weather) 61-62 <philinda@davlin.net>
Corpus Christi, Tx USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 23:22:44 (CDT)


I did my time during the Sara's final two cruises. I noticed that a shipmate / friend of mine was not listed in the men that gave thier life serving this historical ship. His name as Airman Daniel Sites. He was tractor driver on the flight deck who's tractor lost it's brakes and he was pined underneath an S-3's drop tanks. He made it down elevator one and all he could think about was not being able to ever meet his son who was born while he was out at sea. Hopefully his memory and all the other memories that we all have of this great experience will stay alive forever.
James B. Young (V-1 Supply Petty Officer) <jamesbyoung@charter.net>
Nashville, TN USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 21:58:44 (CDT)


Does anyone know how to find a link to the Saratoga ships log for Dec.78 to Feb.79. I am trying to find information about the collision at sea while refueling with the USR Wacamaw, we tore the super structure off of that ship and we had to go to dry dock in Palermo, Sicily. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Marty Morgan <martymorgan@mindspring.com>
opelika, al USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 15:33:30 (CDT)


I served on the Saratoga first in VS-30 from 1984 thru 1987, then again from 1991 thru 1993, I was in V-2, V-4 and finally in Weapons G-5, trying to contact a YN named Darrin that worked in Engineering and last I heard he was in California probabaly a Chief by now.
YN2 Cogan <gator@neo.rr.com>
Canton, OH USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 02:37:11 (CDT)


Reading the sentimental memories posted here almost made me think I was at the wrong site. I was an Aerographer's Mate in OA Div. (weather) from Dec '73 (just after the fire) to April '77. That 74-75 cruise had plenty of rough moments; dead in the water, drifting with the tides, no AC, water rationing. And how many aircraft did we lose, I think it was six. The Bicentennial Cruise was better, Monaco, Nice and Cannes. At least the Sixty from Dixie gave me great stories to tell the gals I met in college. Hey OA guys, drop me a line. Where is the Honorable Warren S MacDoulett?
Roy Karkosh <karkosh@hotmail.com>
Churchton, MD USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 19:06:03 (CDT)


if the cmd is made a pow you will have the truth sooner than exspected al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 16:50:51 (CDT)


assigned to arresting gear divison 1960 to 1961, served along with first class petty officer John Long.
Joe Corrado <cynical@optonline.net>
levitown, ny USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 15:55:12 (CDT)


i will launch project cmdr truth in jan the artur of his book is a x naval intel officer al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 12:02:18 (CDT)


MY NAME IS SYLVIA PIETROWSKI. MY FATHER SIMON SERVED IN THE NAVY 1942-46. HE SERVED ON THE SARATOGA. HIS SCHOOLING WAS IN NORMAN OK..I HAVE OLD LETTERS TO HIS PARENTS AND HE WAS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE. HE'S DECEASED NOW AND NEVER SPOKE ABOUT IT. I HAVE PICTURES. HE ALSO SPOKE OF NIGHT FLIGHTS IN HIS LETTERS. HIS RANK WAS MACHINIST MATE 2
SIMON LEE PONCIK <PAPABEAR@EV1.NET>
BUDA, TX USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 14:36:37 (CDT)


I was in VA-105 TAD to AIMD Hydraulic shop until the Hct-10 went down, then AIMD Tire shop for the remainder of the 1972 Viet Nam cruise. Anyone have an extra 72 cruise book? When I left the ship with orders to Cubi Point, the ship was supposed to mail my cruise book when it came in. Of course, they never did. Anyone know of the whereabouts of Ron Keller (VA-37)??? I am to this day, proud to have served with each of you. Jim
Jim Stavely <jimls@charter.net>
Lexington, Tn USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 09:24:30 (CDT)


I served aboard the Sara in 1942 till almost the end of 1943....I worked in the hanger deck and became a plane pusher.
Donald Guadagno <donaldyorktown.com>
los angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 19:49:54 (CDT)


I was stationed onboard Saratoga from 1984 - 1989. Repair Division. I spent time in the pipe shop, cht shop, metal shop and DC shop.
DCC (SW) Michael Leigh <peaceliving@wmconnect.com>
Westerly, RI USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 15:35:55 (CDT)


cmdr speicher of the gulf isnt apow al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 15:23:30 (CDT)


was in mar-det 74-75 2 med cruises lookin for other marines and woody -messman upstate ny.semper-fi we ruled the boat yes thats right i said boat
jim smitty smith <bassplayer56@metrocast.net>
milton , nh USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 17:30:56 (CDT)


Hi my grandfather William D. Lynch was killed @ Iowa Jima on february 21, 1945. If anyone knew him we would really like to hear from you, He was taken from us before we had a chance to get to know him. Thank you, Karyn Henderson
William D. Lynch <rkhenderson@tds.net>
Crawford, Co USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 12:28:40 (CDT)


V4 Div.1962-1964 Will never forget the night of Aug.15th 1963 off the coast of Sardinia when an accident took place on the flight deck. I had just came below deck getting ready to turn in when GQ was sounded (all hands man your battle stations, this is not a drill). When reaching my station on the flight deck i found that most of the flight deck was engulfed in fire.We fought that fire most of the night. The Sara lost several shipmates that night including Jack(i think his last name was spelled Sherill) who i had knowed from V6 Div before he became a director.I have a cruise book from that year if anyone is interested.
Jim Carmine <enike55@aol.com>
Dagsboro, De USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 11:39:21 (CDT)


CV3 Sept 42 - Nov 45 RMN1 Div 8
Robert John Painter <rjpsutherland@aol.com>
Sutherland, VA USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 11:22:08 (CDT)


was in the OI div. 1957-1958.was on the med cruise in 58
kenneth "tex" hancock <kennhach@yahoo.com>
odessa, tx USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 20:44:20 (CDT)


STATION ABOARD IN EARLY 80's.
AG1 ROBERT REID <RB120499@AOL.COM>
MIDDLEBURG, FL USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 19:02:27 (CDT)


Looking for old buddies. I served on the Saratoga from about 1992-1995.
Dean P Allemond <DALLEMOND@houston.rr.com>
Richmond, TX USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 03:04:45 (CDT)


was aboard SARA 69 - 70 in squardron RVAH-9 fun tour in the med
wayne coffman <rbeard@televar.com>
prosser , wa USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 18:56:15 (CDT)


I'm looking for friends of Delone Nerbonne. I think Delone was on the Saratoga from 1938 to 1944? Delone was in Pearl in Dec. 1941 after the ship got refitter with new guns in San Fransico. Delone is still alive and doing well. Delone is a Disabled Vet. He was injured at Iwo Jima. When his gun crew was hit by a kamikaze plane. He and one other member of his gun crew lived. And he was shipped back the states. I think to the VA hospital in Bremerton Washington. Their is a photo of him getting a purple heart at the VA hospital form I think British Navy Office in the Ship's cruise book. Any info would be great. Thanks James D. LeMay
James D. LeMay <lemayj@michigan.gov>
Dewitt, Mi USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 10:13:50 (CDT)


I'm looking for friends of Delone Nerbonne. I think Delone was on the Saratoga from 1938 to 1944? Delone was in Pearl in Dec. 1941 after the ship got refitter with new guns in San Fransico. Delone is still alive and doing well. Delone is a Disabled Vet. He was injured at Iwo Jima. When his gun crew was hit by a kamikaze plane. He and one other member of his gun crew lived. And he was shipped back the states. I think to the VA hospital in Bremerton Washington. Their is a photo of him getting a purple heart at the VA hospital form I think British Navy Office in the Ship's cruise book. Any info would be great. Thanks James D. LeMay
James D. LeMay <lemayj@michigan.gov>
Dewitt, Mi USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 10:12:13 (CDT)


Look for friends of Delone Nerbonne CV-3
Delone Nerbonne JamesD. LeMay <lemayj@michigan.gov>
Dewitt , MI USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 09:42:43 (CDT)


I am trying to find out info about my father whom I believed served on this ship (Navy) sometime during 1940-1946?
Elvis H. Hammond <halfpint_28@hotmail.com>
Cushing, Tx USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 04:02:22 (CDT)


I STILL REMEMBER THEM COLD DAMN MORNINGS SITTING UP ON FORWARD LOOKOUT ON THE ISLAND STANDING THE MIDWATCH. FREEZEING MY BUTT OFF. NEVER FORGET THE TIME SN JERNIGAN DIDN'T HAVE THE BINO'S AROUND HIS NECK. AND THEY FELL OVER THE FRONT OF THE BRIDGE TOWER. AND THEN THE CALL FROM THE SOUND POWERED PHONES FROM BM2 ROSS. (WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?) WE NEVER TOOK THEM DAMN BINO'S OFF AROUND ARE NECKS AGAIN. LOTS OF GOOD TIMES ONBOARD SARA IN 4TH DIV. 1985-1988. GOD BLESS ALL ARE MEN AND WOMEN STILL ANSWERING THE CALL.
BM1(SW) AL ZUMMAK <ZUMMAK@MCHSI.COM>
EVANSDALE, IA USA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 20:55:15 (CDT)


... looking for info about my dad's time on the "Sara", my brother and I just found this site. Dad is no longer with us, but I remember as a child, when we were in the cellar he would start to talk about being 'caught under deck for hours and guys would start to go crazy waiting to be rescued and the water would come up';. Then he would get upset because he hadn't meant to say that in front of me because I would start to ask questions and he would change the subject real fast. Another time he pulled out a piece of metal and said he took it off of a "Jap" plane when it crashed landed on the deck. Although he told my mom he was never at Iwo Jima, when my family and I caught a prograom about "Sara" they clearly stated that the only time planes crashed on her deck was during the battle at Iwo Jima. Is this true? As to this site, I'll be checking into it more thoroughly to learn all I can about "Sara" and maybe my Dad too, thanks, k
Joe Stockley <nosmokesme@netscape.net>
Raymond, NH USA - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 16:31:23 (CDT)


the book on cmdr speicher is a lie amy yarsinske is a naval intel officer al
cousi nof cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Wednesday, July 31, 2002 at 16:04:59 (CDT)


My dad served on ship sometime between 1958-75. I think he worked with electronics but am not totally sure. His name is Bruce Connolly. If you knew him I would love to hear from you. Thanks. By the way..neat site.
Tammy <tlchimes2@aol.com>
mi USA - Tuesday, July 30, 2002 at 22:04:07 (CDT)


To: Howard R. Graves, your email has a problem, can't get my message to deliver. My father was an electrical engineer on the Sara during the time you served. Would like to communicate with you. Please reaffirm your email address.
Ethel Geary <witch@silcom.com>
USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 22:31:01 (CDT)


I am attempting to contact Ronnie C. Harper.
Dennis L. Platt <moondrifter@prodigy.net>
Houston, Tx. USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 19:40:40 (CDT)


I'm trying to locate shipmates that were in the Marine detachment-1956,1957. John Bacon, John Purdy, ? Atkinson, ?Steiner, John McNamara.
Bruce Johnson <beejohn@webtv.net>
Middleboro, ma USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 19:39:16 (CDT)


hi my name is susan and my father was on the saratoga and i am very interested in it and am trying to learn about it his Name was Raymond Chrisman he passed away last year from cancer and he means a lot to me and i would like to know more about his ship so if anyone has any information that they would like to give me please email i would appreciate it a lot thank you and hope to here from you soon
not a shipe mate but a daughter of one <susieq4u22@hotamail.com>
Deerfield, Mi USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 17:38:10 (CDT)


USS Saratoga CVA60 / CV60 1972-1976
Charles Sharon <csharon1@cox.net>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 14:10:23 (CDT)


I served aboard the Sara January,1942 to Feb.1 1943. I was part of the Power Shop and the Elevators were the start of a career in Servicing elevators. I left the ship in Noumia n.c. I just finished writing my recollections of the Sara and the two years on the U.S.S. sage a Minesweeper. Interested in coresponding with any one of that time period
Howard R. Graves EM2c <hope hp @aol.com>
Milwaukee , Wi. USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 23:05:39 (CDT)


Served CVA-60 G-Div 1969 to early 1971.
Steve Dickens <steved031@aol.com>
Lake Hiawatha, NJ USA - Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 10:43:24 (CDT)


Hi to you and your guests. My name is Jazz (Mom liked jazz music). I recently got into the web site promotion business. Are you interested in some online marketing help with your site. I do search engine optimization, keyword marketing research, and pay per click management. In short, internet advertising. If interested, email me at delgato2002@hotmail.com.
Internet Marketing
San Francisco, Ca US - Friday, July 26, 2002 at 02:46:24 (CDT)


Looking for men who served on the Saratoga in September 1957. My uncle Martin Frey was one of the pilots lost in the accident then. I am hoping to help my father learn any information not given to the family at the time. Please email me if you have anything you can tell us. Thank you so much
elizabeth frey-thomas <beth.freythomas@verizon.net>
monroe, wa USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 23:51:13 (CDT)


I WAS ON SARA FROM 1974-1978 3 MED CRUISE S
OS3 JOHN SORENSEN <johnsor584>
ST CHARLES, IL USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 21:47:57 (CDT)


cmdr speicher isnt a pow dont read his book burn it its a fraud the aurtur is amy yarsinske an x naval intel officer alk
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 15:06:26 (CDT)


Well guys just thought I'd let you know of my new e-mail address .Anyway I served on CV60 in 3MMR fr73-76 sure would like to here from you guys in B Div
Jack Reed <jcdmreed@attbi.com>
Laporte, IN USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 12:03:48 (CDT)


I was an AQB2 in RVAH-9 for the Med cruise in 1970. Stationed in Albany, Ga.
Jim Cook <jimcook01@aol.com>
memphis, tn USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 11:21:45 (CDT)


Now is the time to fill out the membership form and join, the largest Carrier Reunion Assn there is. Thats right we have 3100 plus members behind us. That makes us the big boys on the block. With out your membership's, you and others would not be looking at this listing. So CLICK & PRINT. Its just that easy. Click onto the words (MEMBERSHIP FORM) they are all over this web page.Once i receive the form, your name and history will be posted on our U.S. Mailing list. This is all private info. we do not sell it to out side vendors or anything like that. We keep all of our members informed Via U.S.Mail.If you are not on the membership list, you dont get the important info we send out. That still leaves you out of the loop. You will see some info here on the web page, Just some not all. We are getting closer to the Oct 10th reunion date, The 51st Saratoga reunion @ Branson Mo. The U.S.S. Indy CVA/CV62 and the Coral Sea CVA/Cv43 Will be in town on the same dates as we. We will all be getting togeather at one time or another. You dont want to miss out on all the fun this year. As soon as i get your Filled out membership form you will receive a reunion news letter. This will have all the costs and event listings for the 51st reunion. All paid members also receive a current membership Directory. This book is updated each year with all new memberships and changes of address. This is how you can keep track of your lost shipmates. You came this way, sooner or later they will to. So fill out that form and get it to me NOW!!!!. Welcome Aboard your new Saratoga Assn Shipmates. John M. & Carleen, Branning CV60 91-94 VS-30//Harlan E. & Marcia, Heis CV3 45-46 8th Div//John J. & Candace , Falk CVA60 63-66 V-3 Div. Lets see your name here next, Make it soo. See ya all in Branson, Mo Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman. CVA/CV60 72-73 / RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers
AMH-2// Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <1-877-360-(SARA) 7272 ( Toll Free Phone #)>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 09:06:28 (CDT)


Now is the time to fill out the membership form and join, the largest Carrier Reunion Assn there is. Thats right we have 3100 plus members behind us. That makes us the big boys on the block. With out your membership's, you and others would not be looking at this listing. So CLICK & PRINT. Its just that easy. Click onto the words (MEMBERSHIP FORM) they are all over this web page.Once i receive the form, your name and history will be posted on our U.S. Mailing list. This is all private info. we do not sell it to out side vendors or anything like that. We keep all of our members informed Via U.S.Mail.If you are not on the membership list, you dont get the important info we send out. That still leaves you out of the loop. You will see some info here on the web page, Just some not all. We are getting closer to the Oct 10th reunion date, The 51st Saratoga reunion @ Branson Mo. The U.S.S. Indy CVA/CV62 and the Coral Sea CVA/Cv43 Will be in town on the same dates as we. We will all be getting togeather at one time or another. You dont want to miss out on all the fun this year. As soon as i get your Filled out membership form you will receive a reunion news letter. This will have all the costs and event listings for the 51st reunion. All paid members also receive a current membership Directory. This book is updated each year with all new memberships and changes of address. This is how you can keep track of your lost shipmates. You came this way, sooner or later they will to. So fill out that form and get it to me NOW!!!!. Welcome Aboard your new Saratoga Assn Shipmates. John M. & Carleen, Branning CV60 91-94 VS-30//Harlan E. & Marcia, Heis CV3 45-46 8th Div//John J. & Candace , Falk CVA60 63-66 V-3 Div. Lets see your name here next, Make it soo. See ya all in Branson, Mo Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman. CVA/CV60 72-73 / RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers
AMH-2// Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <1-877-360-(SARA) 7272 ( Toll Free Phone #)>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 09:06:27 (CDT)


Now is the time to fill out the membership form and join, the largest Carrier Reunion Assn there is. Thats right we have 3100 plus members behind us. That makes us the big boys on the block. With out your membership's, you and others would not be looking at this listing. So CLICK & PRINT. Its just that easy. Click onto the words (MEMBERSHIP FORM) they are all over this web page.Once i receive the form, your name and history will be posted on our U.S. Mailing list. This is all private info. we do not sell it to out side vendors or anything like that. We keep all of our members informed Via U.S.Mail.If you are not on the membership list, you dont get the important info we send out. That still leaves you out of the loop. You will see some info here on the web page, Just some not all. We are getting closer to the Oct 10th reunion date, The 51st Saratoga reunion @ Branson Mo. The U.S.S. Indy CVA/CV62 and the Coral Sea CVA/Cv43 Will be in town on the same dates as we. We will all be getting togeather at one time or another. You dont want to miss out on all the fun this year. As soon as i get your Filled out membership form you will receive a reunion news letter. This will have all the costs and event listings for the 51st reunion. All paid members also receive a current membership Directory. This book is updated each year with all new memberships and changes of address. This is how you can keep track of your lost shipmates. You came this way, sooner or later they will to. So fill out that form and get it to me NOW!!!!. Welcome Aboard your new Saratoga Assn Shipmates. John M. & Carleen, Branning CV60 91-94 VS-30//Harlan E. & Marcia, Heis CV3 45-46 8th Div//John J. & Candace , Falk CVA60 63-66 V-3 Div. Lets see your name here next, Make it soo. See ya all in Branson, Mo Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman. CVA/CV60 72-73 / RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers
AMH-2// Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <1-877-360-(SARA) 7272 ( Toll Free Phone #)>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 09:03:55 (CDT)


Now is the time to fill out the membership form and join, the largest Carrier Reunion Assn there is. Thats right we have 3100 plus members behind us. That makes us the big boys on the block. With out your membership's, you and others would not be looking at this listing. So CLICK & PRINT. Its just that easy. Click onto the words (MEMBERSHIP FORM) they are all over this web page.Once i receive the form, your name and history will be posted on our U.S. Mailing list. This is all private info. we do not sell it to out side vendors or anything like that. We keep all of our members informed Via U.S.Mail.If you are not on the membership list, you dont get the important info we send out. That still leaves you out of the loop. You will see some info here on the web page, Just some not all. We are getting closer to the Oct 10th reunion date, The 51st Saratoga reunion @ Branson Mo. The U.S.S. Indy CVA/CV62 and the Coral Sea CVA/Cv43 Will be in town on the same dates as we. We will all be getting togeather at one time or another. You dont want to miss out on all the fun this year. As soon as i get your Filled out membership form you will receive a reunion news letter. This will have all the costs and event listings for the 51st reunion. All paid members also receive a current membership Directory. This book is updated each year with all new memberships and changes of address. This is how you can keep track of your lost shipmates. You came this way, sooner or later they will to. So fill out that form and get it to me NOW!!!!. Welcome Aboard your new Saratoga Assn Shipmates. John M. & Carleen, Branning CV60 91-94 VS-30//Harlan E. & Marcia, Heis CV3 45-46 8th Div//John J. & Candace , Falk CVA60 63-66 V-3 Div. Lets see your name here next, Make it soo. See ya all in Branson, Mo Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman. CVA/CV60 72-73 / RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers
AMH-2// Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <1-877-360-(SARA) 7272 ( Toll Free Phone #)>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 09:02:32 (CDT)


Now is the time to fill out the membership form and join, the largest Carrier Reunion Assn there is. Thats right we have 3100 plus members behind us. That makes us the big boys on the block. With out your membership's, you and others would not be looking at this listing. So CLICK & PRINT. Its just that easy. Click onto the words (MEMBERSHIP FORM) they are all over this web page.Once i receive the form, your name and history will be posted on our U.S. Mailing list. This is all private info. we do not sell it to out side vendors or anything like that. We keep all of our members informed Via U.S.Mail.If you are not on the membership list, you dont get the important info we send out. That still leaves you out of the loop. You will see some info here on the web page, Just some not all. We are getting closer to the Oct 10th reunion date, The 51st Saratoga reunion @ Branson Mo. The U.S.S. Indy CVA/CV62 and the Coral Sea CVA/Cv43 Will be in town on the same dates as we. We will all be getting togeather at one time or another. You dont want to miss out on all the fun this year. As soon as i get your Filled out membership form you will receive a reunion news letter. This will have all the costs and event listings for the 51st reunion. All paid members also receive a current membership Directory. This book is updated each year with all new memberships and changes of address. This is how you can keep track of your lost shipmates. You came this way, sooner or later they will to. So fill out that form and get it to me NOW!!!!. Welcome Aboard your new Saratoga Assn Shipmates. John M. & Carleen, Branning CV60 91-94 VS-30//Harlan E. & Marcia, Heis CV3 45-46 8th Div//John J. & Candace , Falk CVA60 63-66 V-3 Div. Lets see your name here next, Make it soo. See ya all in Branson, Mo Your Sect/Treas John D. Brandman. CVA/CV60 72-73 / RVAH-1 Smoking Tigers
AMH-2// Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <1-877-360-(SARA) 7272 ( Toll Free Phone #)>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 09:01:56 (CDT)


CATCC controller on Med cruise 1971 and West Pac, Vietnam, cruise April 1972 to March 1973
ACC Samuel J. Tucker <stuckerjr@att.net>
Weaverville, N.C. USA - Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 18:03:04 (CDT)


Posting new email address. V3 Div. 1969-70
Paul Barnes <pablobee@praize.com>
Pleasant Grove, AL USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 21:52:28 (CDT)


Spent 3 years, and two med cruises from 60 to 63. Survived the fire off the coast of Greece. Lived in several places over the years, from Maine to Alabama, where I currently reside. Would enjoy an email from any of the old radio shack gang.
Stuart "Foggy" Mountain - RM3 <srmount@attglobal.net>
Hoover, al USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 15:53:52 (CDT)


Spent 3 years, and two med cruises from 60 to 63. Survived the file off the coast of Greece. Lived in several places over the years, from Maine to Alabama, where I currently reside. Would enjoy an email from any of the old radio shack gang.
Stuart "Foggy" Mountain - RM3 <srmount@attglobal.net>
Hoover, al USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 15:52:03 (CDT)


Aboard 1970 to 1973, GM Div, AO2, 2 Med cruises and 1 WestPac (1972).
Tim Sacrey <tsacrey@hotmail.com>
Lindale, TX USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 15:33:44 (CDT)


Served on board during Desert Shield/Storm. I was attached to VF-103 Sluggers and worked in Maint. Control. I am looking for anyone that knows the whereabouts of a couple "line rats" ATAN Mike Dunn or AMSAA Bob Mersing. We had one hell of a time and want to see you all again. Remember what Jenkins did in the back seat of one the F-14s? I had a blast on that ship and will always have great memories of that time in my life. Anyone who remembers me, dropme a line
Ross Diggs <rdiggs63366@yahoo.com >
Ofallon, Mo USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 09:27:53 (CDT)


Served on board during Desert Shield/Storm. I was attached to VF-103 Sluggers and worked in Maint. Control. I am looking for anyone that knows the whereabouts of a couple "line rats" ATAN Mike Dunn or AMSAA Bob Mersing. We had one hell of a time and want to see you all again. Remember what Jenkins did in the back seat of one the F-14s? I had a blast on that ship and will always have great memories of that time in my life. Anyone who remembers me, dropme a line
Ross Diggs <rdiggs63366@yahoo.com or usnrseabee2002@yahoo.com>
Ofallon, Mo USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 09:27:34 (CDT)


Served on board during Desert Shield/Storm. I was attached to VF-103 Sluggers and worked in Maint. Control. I am looking for anyone that knows the whereabouts of a couple "line rats" ATAN Mike Dunn or AMSAA Bob Mersing. We had one hell of a time and want to see you all again. Remember what Jenkins did in the back seat of one the F-14s? I had a blast on that ship and will always have great memories of that time in my life. Anyone who remembers me, dropme a line
Ross Diggs <rdiggs63366@yahoo.com or usnrseabee2002@yahoo.com>
Ofallon, Mo USA - Tuesday, July 23, 2002 at 09:27:23 (CDT)


Plank owner OI Div 56 to 59
Herb Golder <cva60fb2@aol.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, July 22, 2002 at 20:32:50 (CDT)


I served aboard the SARA from 1965 to 1968.I was a proud member of the boat crew, 4th division.I am looking for any of my old shipmates from 4th division.LLoyd Shaffer was our division officer and a good one at that....
Thomas L (tommy) Palmer <tompalm47@aol.com>
Greenwood, IN USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 21:54:54 (CDT)


cmdr speichers book is a liie now think saratoga if he is a pow why would the jeopardize his life by having a book al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 12:53:30 (CDT)


cmdr speicher is prpaganda soon i will tell
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 11:29:11 (CDT)


I am writing to let any shipmates know of the passing of a sailor. His name was Albert Joseph Johnston and he served on board Sara at Iwo Jima. He was my uncle and I miss him very much. If there is anyone out there who remembers him and has the time to do so, I would treasure any memories of him you could share. Thank you all for defending us. May God grant you peace. Gratefully, Renee' Harris
Renee' Harris <ScooberNoggin@aol.com>
Santa Rosa , Ca USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 03:33:27 (CDT)


Was in X-4 Division (Personnel Office) as a PN3 1978 to 1980. I worked with the most corrupt PN's in the Navy. I think 25% of those guys ended up in the brig, admin sep, etc, and those were just the guys who got caught! I was glad to get out of there. Enjoyed going to the Med, REFTRA stops in Montego Bay, Jamaica and St. Thomas, V.I. Thought Captain Flatley made some good changes during his tour, really boosted morale during those gloomy days for the Navy in the 70's. Remember WSAR T.V. and AFRTS radios shows like Charlie Tuna, Chicken Man, etc? I also served in the Naval Reserve CV-60 Det at NAS Atlanta during my 3 years in the reserve in the 1980's. Got to see the ship torn apart in the yards in Portsmouth, VA in 1988 before coming back in regular USN. Man, Portsmouth was a bad place!
NCC(SW) Robert "Bob" Blue, USN (Ret) <BLUESDCA@aol.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 23:57:55 (CDT)


Looking for Richard H. Foster from Jonesboro, GA. I believe that he served aboard the Saratoga in the late 50's early 60's. If anyone knows of him, please contact me. Thank you!
Carol <cllabenz@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 10:55:44 (CDT)


LOOKING TO LOCATE ANYONE THAT SERVED IN V4 1956-1958
PETER A PAPA <poppapa@att.net>
johnston, ri USA - Wednesday, July 17, 2002 at 09:21:32 (CDT)


To: Mike Fulcher Got your phone call at my cell: 602 625-5411 July 16, 2002 Call 480 986-4616 land line or the cell and leave your phone number this time.
Stuart Solomon <shsolomon@juno.com>
Mesa, AZ USA - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 13:45:41 (CDT)


Greetings to you and your guests. Love what you’ve done with your site. As an educator I can say you have great communication skills.
Catherine
La Mesa, Ca US - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 23:12:20 (CDT)


Had some good times on the saratoga.Would love to hear from any old shipmates.Hey guys EMail me anytime.Still looking for Jesse Loudenslager or Randolph......contact me if you know their whereabouts.....
Tom Palmer 4th division Boat crew <tompalm47@aol.com>
Greenwood , IN USA - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 21:54:28 (CDT)


I served on the Sara from 1965 to 1968.Looking for old shipmates of mine.wondering what happen to jim thompson or jimmy mckelvey.If anyone knows what happen to jesse loudenslager or randolph please EMail me.
Thomas L Palmer <tompalm47@aol.com>
Greenwood, In USA - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 21:41:12 (CDT)


Served onboard from March 1980 until May 1983. Worked in 2MMR & ACC Control Lab
BT1 A J Waters <A.J.Waters@dzilonestar.com>
Texarkana, Tx USA - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 13:21:46 (CDT)


1968-1970 on CVA-60 as ETR2 in OE Div. Capt W H O'Neil as CO Looking for other shipmates from OE Div.
Michael B Fulcher <mfulcher@mail.clis.com>
Stacy, NC USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 20:09:44 (CDT)


LOOKING FOR ANY OLD SHIPMATES FROM V-1 AIR DEPT FROM 1983 TO 1986 THOSE YEARS ON THE SARA REALLY CHANGED MY LIFE.I'M PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON THE SUPER SARA,AND I AM ALSO PROUD TO CALL YOU ALL MY EXTENDED FAMILY.I HAVE FOUR BOYS NOW AND ALWAYS PROUD TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT I DID.I'M TRYING TO PUSH THEM TOWARD THE NAVY WHEN THEY GRADUATE HELP THEM GROW UP LIKE IT DID ME. I HOPE THEY FIND A SHIP AS GOOD AS THE ONE WE HAD. GO SARA AND WHO CAN FORGET CROSSING THE EQUATOR.EMAIL ME WOULD LOVE TO TALK ABOUT OLD TIMES ABOARD THE SARA I HOPE THIS LETTER FINDS EVERYONE IN GOOD HEALTH... GOD SPEED KJW
KELLY J. WURTH ABH3 <KBJWURTH@BMTC.NET>
BERESFORD, SD USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 16:13:26 (CDT)


Great Ship...NOT Working 12 hour shifts, while underway, and cooking for 5,000 people a meal, 4x a day sucked! But greaT friendships were made between 78-80 in S-5 & S-2 divisions. Drop a line from time to time (-:
MSSN Robert "Party" Camardi <RobbNita2469@aol.com>
Tampa, Fl USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 13:58:50 (CDT)


IM4 Division 1977-1979 Ground Support
ASM2 William Arthur <WildWillJax@aol.com>
Orange Park, Fl USA - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 18:52:44 (CDT)


Hi to all my shipmates and freinds on the "Lady" '76-'81, IM-3 shop 7 VAST.Hope to hear from all of you; KT Manion, John Glenn. Chief evans,Chief Evans, Bill Levay.
Joe Diaz , AX1 <joediaz911@aol.com>
Nashville, Tn USA - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 14:25:31 (CDT)


Trying to locate Ed Venzel, served aboard CVA60 1956-? as an IC man (E division) anyone knowing his wherabouts or has a way to contact him please get back to me.
Ralph (Tony) Carbone <tonytommy2001@yahoo.com>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Saturday, July 13, 2002 at 11:57:43 (CDT)


Served in E-Division, A&O Shop from April 1956 to July 1958. Which makes me a plankowner. Came aboard a month before commissioning, mustered out as EM1.
Tony (Frenchy) LaBranche <labtmidas@aol.com>
Bradenton, FL USA - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 13:20:42 (CDT)


For you Gentlemen that served on CV-3, I have an original picture of the Battle ship New York in New York harbor before WWII. 1938-39. My Uncle Harry Reison served aboard her, until her demize. If any of you gentlemen of the U.S.S.Saratoga CV-3 want a photo copy of the Battle Ship New York pre-WWII. Please contact me at: BillyBear@Alltel.net Plus, any shipmates that served with my Father in WWII, are more than welcomed to contact me. BM 2 Arthur Burns Shields DE-179 U.S.S.McCann U.S.S. Layte Gulf CV-32 Service 1943-47 Thanks to all you WWII Vet's Billy, Arthur's Son
William Arthur Shields <BillyBear@Alltel.net>
Moultrie, Ga USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 17:38:38 (CDT)


I'm looking for another good friend of mine, he served with me in AIMD 1974 thur 1977. AO3 John Glenn. He played a vintage Epi acoustic guitar, which I thing his Grand Dad gave him? We use to play guitar after duty, up forward of AIMD space's. I do miss those days playing Cat Steven songs, Like Father&Son. I am also looking for a Steven Lowes, which was somewhat rebellious toward the Navy, but was a great person. I think it had to do with Polititian's sticking their nose's where they shouldn't have in the Viet Nam war. I think all you guy's that served back then, Know what I mean. It damn sure wasn't the politiians that paid the price back then! If I am not mistaken, all of us who served back then were made scape goats for the politicians stupiedity. And the Government wonders why the Enlistments are low since 9-11.
William A. Shields <BillyBear@Alltel.net>
Moultrie, Ga USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 16:59:26 (CDT)


Hello to all shipmates especially to the crew of # 4MMR between the years of 1963 and 1966. Would like to hear from anyone from that time. God Bless
Bob Gosnell MM3 <navyblue@dexter.net>
Dexter, Missouri USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 13:38:13 (CDT)


I am looking for my father John Wesley Carter III. I am told he served on the Sara sometime between 1967-1973 in the boiler room. I would like to introduce him to his grandchildren. I have heard he may have served with Lt.Ronald C. Danato, Robert Bennett LTJG, Jr. Division Officer, Sr Chief Baker, Mr Beagle-Sr Warrant Officer and was assigned to boiler room 2 with Bush and his gang in 1967. I have not been able to contact anyone as of yet and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all that have helped me in my search so far.
John Wesley Carter III <Shubu82@hotmail.com>
Eugene, OR USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 20:48:08 (CDT)


I am looking for my father John Wesley Carter III. I am told he served on the Sara sometime between 1967-1973 in the boiler room. I would like to introduce him to his grandchildren. I have heard he may have served with Lt.Ronald C. Danato, Robert Bennett LTJG, Jr. Division Officer, Sr Chief Baker, Mr Beagle-Sr Warrant Officer and was assigned to boiler room 2 with Bush and his gang in 1967. I have not been able to contact anyone as of yet and all help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to all that have helped me in my search so far.
John
USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 20:47:12 (CDT)


My uncle passed away and was buried today at Ft. Sam national Cemetery in San Antonio, Tx. He served on Saratoga during WW2. He recieved a Purple Heart because of attackes by Kamakasies. He will be greatly missed. Victor Sumerlin
Eddie Sumerlin <sumerlinm@aol.com >
San Antonio, Tx USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 20:39:05 (CDT)


Just posting our new e-mail address
AQ3 Guy <lynndave@kiva.net>
Bloomfield, In USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 09:20:34 (CDT)


served on super sara during desert storm '87-'92 in v-3 div.hanger deck as an airmen.after eaos was ready to get home to start new life but cherish the moments spent on the grand ole lady.miss my buddies who i served with.after ten years i have only made contact with one friend whom i worked with on the sara.would love to hear from anyone serving during that time.we also lost a number of shipmates during my tour while visiting a port on a ferry from the ship to the shore.the ferry overturned which caused a lot of good servicemen to lose their lives. will never forget those who perished and my prayers are forever with the families.
warren lee cotton <Wfive01@yahoo.com>
birmingham, ala USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 04:10:53 (CDT)


I wish I did what you do instead of making piano benches. Your site looks great.
Cynthia
San Diego, Ca US - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 01:58:45 (CDT)


I'm sitting here waving my hand at all you old guys that I spent time with in 1MMR,during our youth. 73-74 Hope life's been good to ya.
Vic (Bojangles) Starnes <vicstns@aol.com>
Hickory, N.C. USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 00:15:00 (CDT)


1960-1963 SM3. Skivy waver. I grew up on the Sara. Bacelona Spain was my first Port of call and I took advantage of it. Had medical restriction for the next month. I probably wasn't the only one either.
Tom Antrim <tantrim@socket.net>
Mountain View, MO USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 20:34:53 (CDT)


1974-1978 NICKNAME MADDOG LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER OS'S
OS 3 JOHN SORENSEN <JOHN SOR584 >
ST.CHARLES, IL USA - Tuesday, July 09, 2002 at 09:07:16 (CDT)


1974-1978 LOOKING TO HEAR FROM ANY OS-3 S
os-3 john sorensen <john sor 584 >
ST CHRRLES, IL USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 21:30:46 (CDT)


MY NICK NAME WAS MADDOG LOOKING FOR OTHER OS FROM 1974-1978
OS3 John SORENSEN <JOHNSOR584>
ST.CHARLES, IL USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 17:04:22 (CDT)


MY NICK NAME WAS MADDOG LOOKING FOR ANYOTHER OS3
OS3 John SORENSEN <JOHN SOR 584>
ST CHARLES, IL USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 16:57:46 (CDT)


MM3 1974
Ken A. Terry <kenneth.terry@goodrich.com>
Shelton, CT USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 11:43:30 (CDT)


USS SARATOGA SERVICE DATES 1974 1978
OS.3 JOHN SORENSEN <johnsor584>
ST.CHARLES , IL USA - Sunday, July 07, 2002 at 16:08:06 (CDT)


Served on the Sara in VA-35 from 1958-1962. Was in the Ord. Shop. From AOAA to AO2. Made 4 Med Cruises. Would not trade those memories for any of the others in my 28 years in the military. Any shipmates still out there please contact me. I have the email address's of 4 of the old troops. Baby Huey
Hughie Martin <hmartin1@tampabay.rr.com>
Lakeland, Fl USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 14:03:54 (CDT)


Served on the Sara in VA-35 from 1958-1962. Was in the Ord. Shop. From AoAA to AO2. Made 4 Med Cruises. Would not trade those memories for any of the others in my 28 years in the military. Any shipmates still out there please contact me. I have the email address's of 4 of the old troops. Baby Huey
Hughie Martin <hmartin1@tampabay.rr.com>
Lakeland, Fl USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 14:03:39 (CDT)


Served on the Sara in VA-35 from 1958-1962. Was in the Ord. Shop. From AoAA to AO2. Made 4 Med Cruises. Would not trade those memories for any of the others in my 28 years in the military. Any shipmates still out there please contact me. I have the email address's of 4 of the old troops. Hughie Martin hmartin1@tampabay.rr.com
Hughie Martin <hmartin1@tampabay.rr.com>
Lakeland, Fl USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 14:02:44 (CDT)


Was a Radioman in CR DIV-Served on the SARA from July 61 thru Oct 62, Shake down cruise off Cuba 61 followed be a Med Cruise, Great Ship!!Saw her 2 years ago tied up in RI.--Happy to hear from Radioman from that time. Ed. Christophe RM3, E-Mail chrisadv@pshift.com
Ed. ( Chris) Christopher <chrisadv@pshift.com>
Alburg Springs,, VT USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 06:48:23 (CDT)


Glad to see the tradition of the Saratoga living on with such vigor. This is my first exposure to this site and it is great. I was aboard ship when we were in the Tonkin Gulf Yatch Club and was discharged and sent home before we sailed back for Mayport in 71. I never got the ship's book for that cruise and was wondering if anyone had any ideas on how I could get one. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully see some shipmates at a reunion some day. Keep up the good work. Keith Gilleshammer (701)232-1077, 1027 7th St. N., Fargo, ND 58102.
Keith Gilleshammer DT3 <gilly@i29.net>
Fargo, ND USA - Saturday, July 06, 2002 at 00:31:26 (CDT)


Hi just wanted to say Hi to all my shipmates that served with me on the Sara from 1974-77 in AIMD-Im3 Div. VAST Shop 7. And hello to all the guys from the Sace shop, I still remember that Bazooka you guys made out of 7Up cans! It shot tennis balls. To bad that Chief you guys shot by mistake, stomp it flat! I have never seen a Chief so pisst!,and I've never seen a Chief get knocked on his butt like that either!t!hanks for the memories guys
William A. Shields (Tank) <BillyBear@Alltel.net>
Moultrie, GaI USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 15:15:39 (CDT)


what a great part of my life
tom webb w.d. div. <thwebbo@aol.com>
sterling forest, n.y. USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 06:32:39 (CDT)


I'm looking for a good buddy of mine. His Last name is Ellenburg. He served with me on the Sara in AIMD Div. from 75-77. If your out there let me know!
William A. Shields <BillyBear@Alltel.net>
Moultrie, Ga USA - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 01:08:31 (CDT)


To Clarence R. Phipps: I served with you in V-2 Division from 1957-1959. Couldn't reach you by e-mail. Please contact me. I'd like to chat with you about the good old days.
Don Sager <saracva60@aol.com>
Torrington, CT USA - Thursday, July 04, 2002 at 18:27:32 (CDT)


served during Desert Storm CV-60, AZ3 Air Dept V-2 Div,Maint. control
Jonathan A. KLINE <Scubajon3@aol.com>
Harrisburg, pa USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:52:22 (CDT)


My grandfather Fred L. Hansen served as a gunner on the "sara' in the 40's. He is still alive although we are not on the best of terms. If any of his shipmates can recall Fred and his duties I would like to hear some stories.
Fred L Hansen <sn90@attbi.com>
Salt Lake City, Ut USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 16:06:36 (CDT)


a
Fred L Hansen <a>
Salt Lake City, Utah USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 15:56:44 (CDT)


Went aboard the Saratoga from the USS Forrestal at Hamton Roads Va when she was on her way to Cuba for first shake down cruise. was in V2 Div. from 1556 to Jan 1959
Clarence R Phipps <crphipps@hotmail.com>
Glen Spey, NY USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 14:09:53 (CDT)


the book on cmdr speicher is a lie if anyone who wants to fight with me i have the truth from an informant ocblackbird@hotmail.com
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 13:41:53 (CDT)


I was assigned to R Division during March 1972 - December 1973. I made the Vietnam cruise. Made a lot of good friends during my time on Sara.
Robert Halfhill <rthalfhill@cs.com>
Cantonment, Fl USA - Tuesday, July 02, 2002 at 13:38:23 (CDT)


the book coming out on cmdr speicher no one left behind is a lie by amy yarsinske and the us military gov allen speicher
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 13:55:43 (CDT)


The Reunion dates are getting close. If you havent filled out the membership form, now is the time to do it. The 51st reunion news letter has gone out to all of our membership, that have paid there 2002 membership dues. That also goes out to Life Time members as well. This letter has all the times, places, and costs you will need to have to sign up for all the events of this years reunion. You have to be on the Master U.S. Mailing list to get this letter. Filling out the membership form and U.S. Mailing it to me, will take care of all that. We have over 3100 members now. The news letter is how we stay in contact with all of our membership. We are the largest carrier reunion assn soo far, lets keep it that way. Fill Out The Membership Form NOW!!!!. Now welcome aboard your NEW!! Saratoga Assn members, who did fill out the membership Form. Chester M. Robinson//CVA60 56-58 V-6 Div also was on the Indy CVA62//Frank F. & Elaine, Nicholson/ CVA60 64-66 V-6 Div//Gary F, McNeil CVA60 62-64 VA-36//Rodger S & Julie , Wilson CVA60 66-69 VA-1 Div//Blake E. & Ozelle, Holland CVA60 57-60 VF-31 //Magic Carpet CV3 1945// Anthony & Fran, Biviano CVA60 62-64 G-Div// Alexander F. & Lois, Szalinski CV60 Honary Member's// John E. & Pamela, Mannone CV60 74-76 USMC// Gene, Birdwell CVA60 57-58 // David L & Grace, Paust CVA60 58-62 4th Div// Robert N & Christine, Johnson CV3 43-45 V-3 Div// John F. Osbourne CVA60 59-61 OI Div// Honary Member, Nancy L. Benson. Her Dad Charles J. Laymon, Deceased CV3 43-45// Again, WELCOME ABOARD!! hope to see all of you in Branson, MO this comming Oct 10th-13th 2002.
AMH-2 // Sect/Treas John D. Brandman <cva360@aol.com>
Allen, Tx USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 11:18:58 (CDT)


I served aboard the Sara from '71-'73 with G-Division, Hanger-Deck Grew. Anyone from the old gang, drop me a note.
G.M.Hall <hallgm2@Juno.com>
Leesburg, GA USA - Monday, July 01, 2002 at 09:20:41 (CDT)

Did anyone know Jeff Hartman. He was a plane captain during 1969 or 1970 Med cruise? I am doing some research for a memory album that I am doing for his sons and would like to learn more about the Sara during that time period. I have some postcards he sent me from Naples & Rome. And, I have the Sara Crest. Looking for more memorabilia I can put in the album. Maybe some photos? I really enjoyed reading your logs. I served in the Navy from 1974-1977 but women were not serving on ships during that time. I worked on Point Loma in the radar training facility. It was definitely a time I will never forget. Thanks for any help you can give me. Beverly
Jeff Hartman <Bevhart2@aol.com>
San Antonio, Tx USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 03:30:28 (CDT)


my name is eva dawn miley i am looking for any shipmates of my fathers who may have served with him he is no longer with us and i would like to learn more about my life in the navy so we can tell the granchildren that he never got to meet
George Leroy Miley JR <ecur7@aol.com>
reno, nv USA - Saturday, August 31, 2002 at 02:50:07 (CDT)


Served aboard Sara until the Independence was commisioned
Larry M. Horton AC2 <josehmary@juno.com>
Prineville, Or USA - Friday, August 30, 2002 at 16:20:21 (CDT)


1967 to 1969
Harvel G Poag <harvandbrenda@aol.com>
Lebanon, TN USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 20:21:46 (CDT)


I never made it as a Maryland State Trooper,So I'm aCity Cop in Oakland,ca.
ABH2 James Anderson <bigdaddy7738@sbcglobal.net>
oakland, ca USA - Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 04:21:38 (CDT)


I was stationed aboard Sara from MAy 1983 till Nov 1986. I would like to say hello to all My Super Sara shipmates. I am now HTC James. I still see a lot of Saratoga shipmates around. I hope o hear from some of that I was stationed with. David
David James <james1993@earthlink.net>
jacksonville, fl USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 20:20:36 (CDT)


OE Division Sept.61 To Sept. 63 Would like to hear from any one
Fred Roberts <fredr1941>
Greenwell Spring, la. USA - Tuesday, August 27, 2002 at 15:04:06 (CDT)


I was a signalman in CS Division aboard Saratoga from 1977 to 1980. I would appreciate hearing from any of my old shipmates whether officer or enlisted. As I look back, my time I was aboard Saratoga was the best of my life and it helped make me the person I am today.
SM2 Michael G. Boatright <sciofficer2101@aol.com>
Wrens , GA USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 22:54:05 (CDT)


1974-1978 MAD DOG OS'3
MAD D0G <JOHNSORE584>
ST CHARLES, IL USA - Sunday, August 25, 2002 at 22:18:51 (CDT)


V-4 div.
abf-3 T.J. Moser <timmys@alltel.net>
rockyface , ga USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 22:52:08 (CDT)


I served the old gal from Jan. 84 to Jan. 87. I was the only function hearing conservation in aviation medicine. I was an HM3, and had more than occasional duties with medical beach guard/shore patrol. Anyone remember the Achille Lauro from the at rescue and assistance detain? I was the corpsman from that detail. Used to have daily briefings in the hangar bay. Also the shellback hazing. Those days are history, as far as a crew-wide Navy thing is not politically correct. My name is Michael Vaughn, and am hoping someday to be re-united with the cruisebooks. Will pay for them, my pension is great, almost everything. Contact me and we'll reminisce. Anyone know where Lt. Alford is? I really want to know where this person is, bad.
Michael F. Vaughn <shelback@visi.net>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 19:16:27 (CDT)


cmdr wont be found allen speicher
cousin i=of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 13:04:20 (CDT)


served 1981-83
john white "stonman" <john_w04345@yahoo.com>
augusta, me USA - Saturday, August 24, 2002 at 00:21:13 (CDT)


SERVED ON THE SARA 1960-1963 AS AN RD2 MADE TWO TRIPS TO THE MED.WAS SET TO GO ON A THIRD BUT ENLISTMENT WAS UP IN 8 MONTHS SO I GOT TRANSFERED TO A TIN CAN. THE LAFFEY DD724 OUT OF NORFOLK VA ONE TRIP OUT TO SEA ON A DD MADE ME WISH I WAS BACK ON THE SARA
CHARLES R BLISS <CHARLES_BLI@MSN.COM>
BELCHERTOWN, MA USA - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 16:00:32 (CDT)


SERVED 82-85 IN V5 AND V4 DIV LIKE TO HERE FROM ANYONE WHO SERVED AT THAT TIME SEE YOU AT BRANSON
AN ROBERT TRUELOVE <DPDIVER63@AOL.COM>
ST. LOUIS , MO USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 22:58:27 (CDT)


I SERVED FROM 1974 - 1978 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER 0S'S
0S3 JOHN SORENSEN <johnsore584>
ST CHARLES, IL USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 21:32:41 (CDT)


I SERVED FROM 1974 - 1978 WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER 0S'S
0S3 JOHN SORENSEN <johnsore584>
ST CHARLES, IL USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 21:31:23 (CDT)


the cmdr shoudnt be pawnedfor war allen speicher
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Thursday, August 22, 2002 at 15:16:52 (CDT)


the truth wont be told about cmdr speicher not by iraq or the us there are no more than 25 people who know allen speicher ocblackbird@hotmail.com
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 14:55:58 (CDT)


if cmdr is made atrue pow then your answer will be sooner till then we wait al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 13:57:19 (CDT)


I was a hospital corpsman (HM3) attached to VF-103 out of Oceana, Virginia and served aboard the Saratoga from April 1972 to September 1972.
Dennis J. Primeaux <djp@bdi-ae.com>
Mobile, Al USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 13:01:48 (CDT)


FYI THERE IS A 1990-1991 SARATOGA CRUISE BOOK ON EBAY UP FOR BIDS. THAT IS WERE I GOT MY 1972 BOOK.
randy cameron <rcameron@mcc.edu>
burton, mi USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 10:02:03 (CDT)


trying to find a cruise book for 78-79, appreciate any help. mike illis abh3 v-1 div. 77-79
mike illis <mi123198@comcast.net>
quakertown, pa USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 22:00:01 (CDT)


I served aboard the sara from 1965 to 1968.I was in the 4th division and was a boat coxwain.I would like to hear from any of my old shipmates.I know some of you are still alive and hopefully are in the computer age.I hope all of you have had as good a life as i have had.
Tom Palmer <tompalm47@aol.com>
Greenwood, In USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 21:03:27 (CDT)


Served on SARA 86-89 V-2 Div. Waist Cats would like to hear from some old shipmates.
AN Jeff Lozinski <kcfan68@attbi.com>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 13:36:26 (CDT)


Hello Shipmates, I served on board the USS Saratoga from 1982 -1984 in the medical department.
Reynaldo "Doc" Williams HM1(FMF/SW) Retired <stelthcat @msn.com>
Upper Marlboro, MD USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 09:31:53 (CDT)


Hello Shipmates, I served on board the uss saratoga from 1982 -1984 in the medical department.
Reynaldo "Doc" Williams HM1(FMF/SW) Retired <stelthcat @msn.com>
Upper Marlboro, MD USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 09:31:29 (CDT)


Hello Shipmates, I served on board the uss saratoga from 1982 -1984 in the medical department.
Reynaldo "Doc" Williams HM1(FMF/SW) Retired <stelthcat @msn.com>
Upper Marlboro, MD USA - Sunday, August 18, 2002 at 09:31:18 (CDT)


cmdr wontbe found al
cousin of cmdr speicher
oc, md USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 13:18:19 (CDT)


Looking to hear from Black shoe gang 1 main machine room 65-67. JR the FR where are you, Wally Halley Zack ?
Ron Schmidt <ronschmidt6906@aol.com>
Sarasota, FL USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 11:17:24 (CDT)


I SERVED ABOARD THE CV3 IN 1943/1944 IN THE PACIFIC WITH VT SQUADERON VT3. OUR HOME PORT WAS NEUMEA NEW CALIDONIA.9 AM 83 YEARS OLD NOW AND DON'T REMEMBER TO MUCH THAT HAPPENED DURING THOSE YEARS.
VERNON W. SMITH AMM2C <V923@JUNO.COM>
THOMPSON, CT. USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 10:01:56 (CDT)


Hello shipmates. I made a Med cruise in '69. Great times. Also was in Philly in '68 for the ship's overhaul in the Yards.A cold time with no heat.Gitmo in '69 before the Med Cruise. Was in OE Div as a ETR2. Would like to find other shipmates from OE Div during '68'-'70. Our cruise book does not show all of the OE Div. Great memories of a fine ship, USS Saratoga, CVA 60.
Michael B Fulcher <mfulcher@mail.clis.com>
Stacy, NC USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 04:39:20 (CDT)


cmdr isnt in iraq us prpaganda al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 14:54:11 (CDT)


cmdr isnt in iraq us prpaganda al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird2hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 14:53:55 (CDT)


cmdr isnt in iraq us prpaganda al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird2hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 14:53:45 (CDT)


cmdr speicher is beinfg lied upon by your governmnet al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 13:42:52 (CDT)


could not help but notice comments by roy karkosh about the 74-75 cruise i served on uss waccamaw ao109 i was the deck hand seriously hurt on the waccamaw the night of 11/07/1974 during an emergency breakaway with the sara it wasnt pretty at all that cruise and i appreciate his comments i was medivac to the sara and was treated for two weeks and sent on my way back to the waccamaw never realized the extent of injury untill years later always appreciated the way the corpsman treated me on the sara after the injury i ended up going to corpsman school and ending my enlistment the the marine air wing as a corpsman yes roy i wasnt on the sara but that cruise was a doozy take care and god bless
michael p curran <mcpitt1053@aol.com>
mastic beach, ny USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 21:00:53 (CDT)


6ft. 8in. Seaman Served On Sara 63 - 64. Played music for recreation esp during those extentions.
James McNary <jamesmcnary@hotmail.com>
new york, NY USA - Wednesday, August 14, 2002 at 04:06:50 (CDT)


Still Kicking
Philip B Stevenson " Steve" OA Div.(Weather) 61-62 <philinda@davlin.net>
Corpus Christi, Tx USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 23:22:44 (CDT)


I did my time during the Sara's final two cruises. I noticed that a shipmate / friend of mine was not listed in the men that gave thier life serving this historical ship. His name as Airman Daniel Sites. He was tractor driver on the flight deck who's tractor lost it's brakes and he was pined underneath an S-3's drop tanks. He made it down elevator one and all he could think about was not being able to ever meet his son who was born while he was out at sea. Hopefully his memory and all the other memories that we all have of this great experience will stay alive forever.
James B. Young (V-1 Supply Petty Officer) <jamesbyoung@charter.net>
Nashville, TN USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 21:58:44 (CDT)


Does anyone know how to find a link to the Saratoga ships log for Dec.78 to Feb.79. I am trying to find information about the collision at sea while refueling with the USR Wacamaw, we tore the super structure off of that ship and we had to go to dry dock in Palermo, Sicily. Any help is greatly appreciated.
Marty Morgan <martymorgan@mindspring.com>
opelika, al USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 15:33:30 (CDT)


I served on the Saratoga first in VS-30 from 1984 thru 1987, then again from 1991 thru 1993, I was in V-2, V-4 and finally in Weapons G-5, trying to contact a YN named Darrin that worked in Engineering and last I heard he was in California probabaly a Chief by now.
YN2 Cogan <gator@neo.rr.com>
Canton, OH USA - Tuesday, August 13, 2002 at 02:37:11 (CDT)


Reading the sentimental memories posted here almost made me think I was at the wrong site. I was an Aerographer's Mate in OA Div. (weather) from Dec '73 (just after the fire) to April '77. That 74-75 cruise had plenty of rough moments; dead in the water, drifting with the tides, no AC, water rationing. And how many aircraft did we lose, I think it was six. The Bicentennial Cruise was better, Monaco, Nice and Cannes. At least the Sixty from Dixie gave me great stories to tell the gals I met in college. Hey OA guys, drop me a line. Where is the Honorable Warren S MacDoulett?
Roy Karkosh <karkosh@hotmail.com>
Churchton, MD USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 19:06:03 (CDT)


if the cmd is made a pow you will have the truth sooner than exspected al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Monday, August 12, 2002 at 16:50:51 (CDT)


assigned to arresting gear divison 1960 to 1961, served along with first class petty officer John Long.
Joe Corrado <cynical@optonline.net>
levitown, ny USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 15:55:12 (CDT)


i will launch project cmdr truth in jan the artur of his book is a x naval intel officer al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 12:02:18 (CDT)


MY NAME IS SYLVIA PIETROWSKI. MY FATHER SIMON SERVED IN THE NAVY 1942-46. HE SERVED ON THE SARATOGA. HIS SCHOOLING WAS IN NORMAN OK..I HAVE OLD LETTERS TO HIS PARENTS AND HE WAS IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC. I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE. HE'S DECEASED NOW AND NEVER SPOKE ABOUT IT. I HAVE PICTURES. HE ALSO SPOKE OF NIGHT FLIGHTS IN HIS LETTERS. HIS RANK WAS MACHINIST MATE 2
SIMON LEE PONCIK <PAPABEAR@EV1.NET>
BUDA, TX USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 14:36:37 (CDT)


I was in VA-105 TAD to AIMD Hydraulic shop until the Hct-10 went down, then AIMD Tire shop for the remainder of the 1972 Viet Nam cruise. Anyone have an extra 72 cruise book? When I left the ship with orders to Cubi Point, the ship was supposed to mail my cruise book when it came in. Of course, they never did. Anyone know of the whereabouts of Ron Keller (VA-37)??? I am to this day, proud to have served with each of you. Jim
Jim Stavely <jimls@charter.net>
Lexington, Tn USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 09:24:30 (CDT)


I served aboard the Sara in 1942 till almost the end of 1943....I worked in the hanger deck and became a plane pusher.
Donald Guadagno <donaldyorktown.com>
los angeles, CA USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 19:49:54 (CDT)


I was stationed onboard Saratoga from 1984 - 1989. Repair Division. I spent time in the pipe shop, cht shop, metal shop and DC shop.
DCC (SW) Michael Leigh <peaceliving@wmconnect.com>
Westerly, RI USA - Wednesday, August 07, 2002 at 15:35:55 (CDT)


cmdr speicher of the gulf isnt apow al
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 15:23:30 (CDT)


was in mar-det 74-75 2 med cruises lookin for other marines and woody -messman upstate ny.semper-fi we ruled the boat yes thats right i said boat
jim smitty smith <bassplayer56@metrocast.net>
milton , nh USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 17:30:56 (CDT)


Hi my grandfather William D. Lynch was killed @ Iowa Jima on february 21, 1945. If anyone knew him we would really like to hear from you, He was taken from us before we had a chance to get to know him. Thank you, Karyn Henderson
William D. Lynch <rkhenderson@tds.net>
Crawford, Co USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 12:28:40 (CDT)


V4 Div.1962-1964 Will never forget the night of Aug.15th 1963 off the coast of Sardinia when an accident took place on the flight deck. I had just came below deck getting ready to turn in when GQ was sounded (all hands man your battle stations, this is not a drill). When reaching my station on the flight deck i found that most of the flight deck was engulfed in fire.We fought that fire most of the night. The Sara lost several shipmates that night including Jack(i think his last name was spelled Sherill) who i had knowed from V6 Div before he became a director.I have a cruise book from that year if anyone is interested.
Jim Carmine <enike55@aol.com>
Dagsboro, De USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 11:39:21 (CDT)


CV3 Sept 42 - Nov 45 RMN1 Div 8
Robert John Painter <rjpsutherland@aol.com>
Sutherland, VA USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 11:22:08 (CDT)


was in the OI div. 1957-1958.was on the med cruise in 58
kenneth "tex" hancock <kennhach@yahoo.com>
odessa, tx USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 20:44:20 (CDT)


STATION ABOARD IN EARLY 80's.
AG1 ROBERT REID <RB120499@AOL.COM>
MIDDLEBURG, FL USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 19:02:27 (CDT)


Looking for old buddies. I served on the Saratoga from about 1992-1995.
Dean P Allemond <DALLEMOND@houston.rr.com>
Richmond, TX USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 03:04:45 (CDT)


was aboard SARA 69 - 70 in squardron RVAH-9 fun tour in the med
wayne coffman <rbeard@televar.com>
prosser , wa USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 18:56:15 (CDT)


I'm looking for friends of Delone Nerbonne. I think Delone was on the Saratoga from 1938 to 1944? Delone was in Pearl in Dec. 1941 after the ship got refitter with new guns in San Fransico. Delone is still alive and doing well. Delone is a Disabled Vet. He was injured at Iwo Jima. When his gun crew was hit by a kamikaze plane. He and one other member of his gun crew lived. And he was shipped back the states. I think to the VA hospital in Bremerton Washington. Their is a photo of him getting a purple heart at the VA hospital form I think British Navy Office in the Ship's cruise book. Any info would be great. Thanks James D. LeMay
James D. LeMay <lemayj@michigan.gov>
Dewitt, Mi USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 10:13:50 (CDT)


I'm looking for friends of Delone Nerbonne. I think Delone was on the Saratoga from 1938 to 1944? Delone was in Pearl in Dec. 1941 after the ship got refitter with new guns in San Fransico. Delone is still alive and doing well. Delone is a Disabled Vet. He was injured at Iwo Jima. When his gun crew was hit by a kamikaze plane. He and one other member of his gun crew lived. And he was shipped back the states. I think to the VA hospital in Bremerton Washington. Their is a photo of him getting a purple heart at the VA hospital form I think British Navy Office in the Ship's cruise book. Any info would be great. Thanks James D. LeMay
James D. LeMay <lemayj@michigan.gov>
Dewitt, Mi USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 10:12:13 (CDT)


Look for friends of Delone Nerbonne CV-3
Delone Nerbonne JamesD. LeMay <lemayj@michigan.gov>
Dewitt , MI USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 09:42:43 (CDT)


I am trying to find out info about my father whom I believed served on this ship (Navy) sometime during 1940-1946?
Elvis H. Hammond <halfpint_28@hotmail.com>
Cushing, Tx USA - Friday, August 02, 2002 at 04:02:22 (CDT)


I STILL REMEMBER THEM COLD DAMN MORNINGS SITTING UP ON FORWARD LOOKOUT ON THE ISLAND STANDING THE MIDWATCH. FREEZEING MY BUTT OFF. NEVER FORGET THE TIME SN JERNIGAN DIDN'T HAVE THE BINO'S AROUND HIS NECK. AND THEY FELL OVER THE FRONT OF THE BRIDGE TOWER. AND THEN THE CALL FROM THE SOUND POWERED PHONES FROM BM2 ROSS. (WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?) WE NEVER TOOK THEM DAMN BINO'S OFF AROUND ARE NECKS AGAIN. LOTS OF GOOD TIMES ONBOARD SARA IN 4TH DIV. 1985-1988. GOD BLESS ALL ARE MEN AND WOMEN STILL ANSWERING THE CALL.
BM1(SW) AL ZUMMAK <ZUMMAK@MCHSI.COM>
EVANSDALE, IA USA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 20:55:15 (CDT)

Was a photographer's mate on the Saratoga during the med. cruise 1959/1960. If you have any input as to the OP photo lab personnel during that period, please contact me at my Email address.
Tommy Gantt <tbgantt@hotmail.com>
Concord, NC USA - Monday, September 30, 2002 at 21:12:58 (CDT)


SERVED ABOARD AS ASST. CAT CAPT.ON CATAPULT # 1 FROM 1971 TO 1973. LAST PART OF THE MED CRUISE AND ALL OF THE WEST PAC. VIETNAM CRUISE. I'M JUST AN OLD "ABE3" WHO WANTS TO CATCH UP WITH SOME OLD FRIENDS FROM THE SHIP.
THOMAS <WELLS>
HOUSTON, TX USA - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 20:16:04 (CDT)


I served aboard the "Sara" from Nov 59 to June 1963. I was in 'R' Div as a DC3rd class. We had a big fire that my division was very involved with that cost several lifes. Some of the names that come to mind are Burch, Lawrence, Nagy, Gysbers,Rainey, McNab, Dorsey, Harris, Bently, Lancour, and Sullivan. I make 3 Med cruises and have many memorys of friends that can never be replaced. Thank you for comeing up with this site.
Edward G. Wheelock <carol&ed1985@kingcom.com>
Gilman, Vt USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 11:13:29 (CDT)


I just wish to get in touch with any of my old shipmates that served with me from 1959 to 1963. I had some really fine friends and it would be nice to hear from them again after all these years. Thank you.
Edward G. Wheelock <carol&ed1985@kingcon.com>
Gilman, Vt USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 10:47:35 (CDT)


Still looking for more guys from E-div.Plankowner 56-56 Charlie Smoot
Charlie Smoot <crs4492@aol.com>
locust grove, VA USA - Thursday, September 26, 2002 at 11:37:37 (CDT)


I SERVED ABOARD THE SARA FROM AUG 1958 TO NOV 1962 IN THE A4 DIVISION, WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ANYONE I KNEW OR WORKED WITH
WILLIAM L. JAVINS <W L JAVINS@YAHOO.COM>
MILLINGTON, TN USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 11:03:11 (CDT)


I SERVED ABOARD THE SARA FROM AUG 1958 TO NOV 1962 IN THE A4 DIVISION, WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ANYONE I KNEW OR WORKED WITH
WILLIAM L. JAVINS <W L JAVINS@YAHOO.COM>
MILLINGTON, TN USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 11:02:51 (CDT)


I SERVED ABOARD THE SARA FROM AUG 1958 TO NOV 1962, I WAS IN THE A4 DIVISION. WOULD ENJOY HEARING FROM ANYONE I KNEW AND WORKED WITH
WILLIAM L. JAVINS <WLJAVINS@YAHOO.COM>
MILLINGTON, TN USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 10:58:20 (CDT)


My father served on the Saratoga durning WWII, his name was Arthur W. Kendrick, known to his shipmates as
Arthur W. Kendrick (Baldie Moe) <nsk1@bellsouth.net>
Sevierville Tn., Tn USA - Wednesday, September 25, 2002 at 10:00:33 (CDT)


Jan. '71 till May '72
T E Carter <tecarter@sonet.net>
Jasper, AL USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 17:00:48 (CDT)


if cmdr speicher is made apow i will give the truth now not later on what happen ed to him in iraq allen speicher
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 11:08:05 (CDT)


W Division from Sept.1960/oct1962
M.Fred Barnett <fbarnett@boxusa.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Monday, September 23, 2002 at 15:15:18 (CDT)


I served onboard the USS SARATOGA (CV-60) from 1988 to 1992. It was also the time it went to serve in the Persian Gulf War.
Christopher Bayliss <cbayliss@earthlink.net>
Manassas, VA USA - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 12:33:39 (CDT)


Served on the Sara 66-69 in E-Div Light Shop.EM-3 Enjoyed my time on board. Great cruise.Would like to hear from Chief Prue's men.
Bill Jenkins <billjenkins77@aol.com>
BATTLEFIELD, MO USA - Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 22:38:57 (CDT)


Served on the Sara 66-69 in E-Div Light Shop.EM-3 Enjoyed my time on board. Great cruise.Would like to hear from Chief Prue's men.
Bill Jenkins <billjenkins77@aol.com>
BATTLEFIELD, MO USA - Saturday, September 21, 2002 at 22:29:50 (CDT)


Hello ship mates, I served abord saratoga from 1978-1980 with V3 DIV. It would be great to hear from my former shipmates nik, cabby and the rest of you crazy guys we had some good times.
ABH-3 Gene Dragnett <genedragnett@hotmail.com>
Spring Hill, FL USA - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 22:44:34 (CDT)


A4 DIV. 1958-1962
WILLIAM L JAVINS <WLJAVINS@YAHOO.COM>
MILLINGTON, TN USA - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 10:19:23 (CDT)


My father John Cinicola served on the Saratoga in 1943. He is now deceased. Did anyone know him and what he did on the ship. Please email me with Saratoga in the subject field. thanks, John Jr.
John Cinicola <Johnc49122@aol.com>
North Haven, CT USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 21:28:02 (CDT)


Myy father John Cinicola served on the Saratoga in 19943. He is now deceased. Did anyone know him and what he did on the ship. Please email me with Saratoga in the subject field. thanks, John Jr.
John Cinicola <Johnc49122@aol.com>
North Haven, CT USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 21:26:11 (CDT)


Sara. 1964-66---S1-Div
James. R. Epperson <patsyepperson@aol.com>
Albertville, Al USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 21:23:42 (CDT)


Hey: Shipmates Send Me Some Mail S-1-Div. 1964-66
James. R. Epperson <patsyepperson@aol.com>
Albertville, Al USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 21:20:41 (CDT)


Hey: Shipmates Send Me Some Mail
James. R. Epperson <patsyepperson@aol.com>
Albertville, Al USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 21:14:49 (CDT)


Member of V2 Division Catapults l956 to l958
James E Coomer <patricia.coomer@gte.net>
New Salisabury, In USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 12:28:16 (CDT)


JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I'LL SEE YOU IN BRANDSON IN OCTOBER AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING SOME OF MY OLD SHIPMATES. THANKS FOR BRINGING THIS TOGETHER. i SERVED ON THE SARA TWICE, AS A MM2-MM1 IN 2MMR WITH MMC BELTON FROM 1977 TO 1979 AND AS MMC IN 3MMR WITH BTC PETERSON FROM 1984 TO 1986.
RONALD D. WARF <RONWARF@AOL.COM>
MILLINGTON, TN USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 11:12:04 (CDT)


JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I'LL SEE YOU IN BRANDSON IN OCTOBER AND AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING SOME OF MY OLD SHIPMATES. THANKS FOR BRINGING THIS TOGETHER.
RONALD D. WARF <RONWARF@AOL.COM>
MILLINGTON, TN USA - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 10:52:56 (CDT)


Anyone remember the collision at sea after leaving Norfolk? I was in o2n2 #3, MM3 at the time, when it happened. Those were the days. Went into Subs after that, it was safer. Smooth Sailin'everyone.
Richard Kent Khuen MM1(SS) RET <khuens@mindspring.com>
Lilburn, GA USA - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 10:47:46 (CDT)


IF HE IS MADE APOW I WILL LAUANCH THE TRUTH SOONER THEN LATER ALLEN SPEICHER
cousin of the gulf mia cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Monday, September 16, 2002 at 15:16:24 (CDT)


I SERVED FROM 1974-1978 JUST WANTED TO SAY HI TO ALL
OS'3 JOHN SORENSEN <johnsor584>
ST.CHARLES, IL USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 21:52:33 (CDT)


Does anyone remember George Mansfield? Can anyone tell me his rank and position? He served on the Sara , around 1969 and 70 s. Thank you ever so much God Bless All old and new Sailors. I am a 49 year old female. If the Navy would let me Id join!!!!
George Mansfield <overlock@goeaston.net>
Md USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 21:10:06 (CDT)


served from 1969-?
George Mansfield
Mardela springs, md USA - Wednesday, September 11, 2002 at 00:32:01 (CDT)


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USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 21:26:04 (CDT)


LOOKING FOR CRUISE BOOKS FROM 1974-1978 THANX
OS'3 SORENSEN <JOHNSOR584>
ST.CHARLES, IL USA - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 12:15:36 (CDT)


I seved aboard the SARA 1964-1966 in the OI Division. Interested in getting in touch with any of the old gang.
DAVE PARKER-RD2 <oscar165@velocoty.net>
erie, pa USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 18:54:01 (CDT)


My name is Scott Carpenter. I served on the USS Saratoga in 1986. I was an Interior Communications Electrician.
Scott Carpenter <ScotCarpenter@aol.com>
Harrisburg, PA USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 17:14:00 (CDT)


Served onboard from Dec. '91 until her last cruise. Worked in SSES ( you know that place were NO ONE new what was going on behind the GRAY door on the O3 level). Had one hell of a good time during all those cruises, including the "Groundhog Station". Hey, anybody that served in OS Division during this time frame drop me a line. This includes the TAD'ers from Rota. Any one seen Don Horton, Steve Armitage or good ole Don Herndon or Ted Sellers? Any other person that may have had contact in the SSES shop. Look forward to chatting with ya all.
CTO3 Chris Buchanan <jammncv60@hotmail.com>
Reading, PA USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 16:09:57 (CDT)


ABE-3 V-2 DIVISION BOW-CAT.1971-1975
ben walden <btmr1953@yahoo.com>
sweetwater, tn USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 15:28:38 (CDT)


abe-3 bow-cat.1971-1975
ben walden <btmr1953@yahoo.com>
sweetwater, tn USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 15:26:47 (CDT)


Just leaving this as a tribute to my Great Uncle Robert Dias and all those who served aboard the USS Saratoga. I will post a picture of him landing on the deck sometime during WWII. Rick Dias
Bob Dias <rick.dias@thermos.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 13:52:33 (CDT)


SERVED IN SARA TWO TOURS..1975-1977 OE DIV. ETC COMMUNICATIONS AND 1980-1981 AS EMO (CWO-3) GREAT SHIP AND GOOD FRIENDS. LET ME HEAR FROM YOU!!
CWO-3 NEAL MOORE <neal.moore@pechiney.com>
ravenswood, wv USA - Sunday, September 08, 2002 at 07:43:48 (CDT)


Was in VA35 in 1964 Med
Daniel F Jones <djones2669@aol.com>
Williston, FL USA - Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 21:22:36 (CDT)


I Served on the Sara from 71to 73 I was in pri fly. I have a new e mail address. That is the reason for the new entry and I am hoping to hear from som old shipmates. AC3 Marty Smith
Martin Smith <msmsx2@islc.net>
Ridgeland, SC USA - Saturday, September 07, 2002 at 20:52:46 (CDT)


Served 71 to 75 got transfered off in the Boston Yards. assigned to B Did Machine shop as MRCS. like to hear from anyone.
Carl Matthews <ccmatthews@accessmo.com>
Centerview, Mo USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 15:07:43 (CDT)


OE Div. 11/61 to 8/63 Shop 1
Fred D. Roberts <fredr1941@aol.com>
Greenwell Springs, La USA - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 09:45:33 (CDT)


cmdr isnt in iraq read allen speicher
cousin of cmdr speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Wednesday, September 04, 2002 at 14:02:43 (CDT)


My Dad served aboard the Sara in 1959 - 1960 and again later on (not sure of the dates). He was hospital corp. Anyway, there is a great photo in the back of his yearbook. It is an aerial photo of the CV3 and the CVA60. All the guys spelled out "Hello America" on the decks. Anyone know where I can get a copy of this picture.? I'd scan it out of his yearbook, but the picture is on a fold. Email me if you can help. kawentzel@hotmail.com Anyway - We love the Sara, can't wait until the museum is open.
Kathy <kawentzel@hotmail.com>
Boston, ma USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 20:10:44 (CDT)


CVA-60, Squadron VAH-9 I was on the Sara during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962 and the Med cruise of 1963. Looking forward to walking the ship again in RI.
Joseph L. Pesano <rjames@alldata.net>
GARLAND, TX USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 20:32:39 (CDT)


served from 87to90 in hyd div
jimmy dixon hyd div a gang <pfunderburke@chestertell.com>
great falls, sc USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 13:33:31 (CDT)


Served from 1958 to 1962 V-3 Div. Have 16 names addresses and phone numbers of members. E-mail me @ egcwv@aol.com (all lower case letters)
Eugene G. Cleavenger <egcwv@aol.com>
Bridgeport, WV USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 09:41:39 (CDT)


Served 4MMR 77-82 as an MM2 & MM1. Made 2 cruises before SLEP and left during dock trials in Philly.Any one out there who remembers me: Felder, Groves, Suddath, Waters, Rhodes all you old snipes give me a shout.
Shawn Blood <sablood@aol.com>
Sorrento, Fl USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 01:36:27 (CDT)


Was stationed aboard Saratoga with VF-74 in Corrosion Control. Would greatly appreciate any contact with anyone who remembers me, or just to share memories of that time. Thanks.
Harris, Clinton VF-74 1984 cruise <aerynharris@yahoo.com>
Fredericksburg, Va USA - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 23:28:35 (CDT)


I served in V-4 Division '68 & '69. I was an ABF3, Pumproom operator (JP-5). I made the Med Cruise in '69 & was discharged Jan '70. I think about Naples almost every day.
Richard Lindsey <lindsey3@simplecom.net>
Tuscaloosa, AL USA - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 23:04:39 (CDT)


I am maintaing a roster of V-4 Divison crewmembers, who served on board Saratoga from 69-73. Right now I have located 30 people. We held our first "Divisonal Reunion" In Charelston SC on Aug. 23rd. IF anyone knows of any V-4 people, or are in contact wih any, please have them contact me at this email address. Our divisional reunion was a blast, and everyone wants to do it again.
Paul Miller <pmiller943@aol.com>
Jacksonville , Fl USA - Sunday, September 01, 2002 at 07:06:21 (CDT)

USS LIBERTY INFORMATION REQUEST I am currently working on a book project and two chapters are dedicated to the Liberty attack. I need any bits and pieces of information on operations that day from Saratoga, or America, plus Little Rock. Email we with the info, use Navy Jargon please.
Any on board in June 67 <k0a@ingersoll-imc.com>
Rockford, IL USA - Thursday, October 31, 2002 at 12:29:57 (CST)


Does any one know ABF3 ABANDO, JAIME. He was ships company onboard CV-60 during the 90s. If anybody does I would like to contact him
AZ3 Mike Diaz <mateen105@hotmail.com>
CARSON, CA USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 21:07:18 (CST)


1990-1994 AIMD (IM-1 Thru IM-5)I served aboard "Super Sara" during 90-94. I was ships through Desert Storm/Shield.Who remembers the name of our Ships Basketball team? "The Cocks" Oh Brother what jokes where told over that one. How bout the CROW of the Rooster (through the 9MC) before we would pull into home port?? That grew to be one of the sweetest sounds to my ears, even though it was so damm silly
AZ3 DIAZ, MIKE <mateen105@hotmail.com>
Carson, CA USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 21:04:42 (CST)


1990-1994 AIMD (IM-1 Thru IM-5)I served aboard "Super Sara" during 90-94. I was ships through Desert Storm/Shield.My first workspace was forward Hanger Bay 1, AIMD Production Control (17 at the time. I was attached to the AIMD Jet Shop Aft, during the loss of our ship mates during Desert Shield in JAIFA, ISRAEL. CAPT JAMES MOBLEY was the best CO a Sailor could ever have. Remember the Long wait during Desert Shield when we went through the SUEZ Canal 8 times. That saying was a direct quote "Though shalt not pull into port" Nine months remember that. How about all the anticipation at home in Mayport prior to that cruise. SADDAM had just rolled into Kuwait 7 days before our scheduled cruise, what timming for ""Super SARA" It seems as if those memories become more CRYSTAL Clear as the years go by. Hey did any body no AO3 Abando (90-95 or 96?) from AIR DEPARTMENT? He was a GRAPE Shirt (REFUELER) A short Ecuadorian Kid from NEW YORK??? I would like to get a hold of Him his first Name is JAIME.Hey who remembers the night WHITNEY HOUSTON came aboard and saw us all, I guess she could of at least sang to us, right? How bout those pizza nights on the Mess Decks, what a simple pleasure we all grew to anticipate while underway.
AZ3 DIAZ, MIKE <mateen105@hotmail.com>
Carson, CA USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 21:01:43 (CST)


1990-1994 AIMD (IM-1 Thru IM-5)I served aboard "Super Sara" during 90-94. I was ships company through Two Meds one of which was Desert Storm/Shield.My first workspace was forward Hanger Bay 1, AIMD Production Control (17 at the time. I was attached to the AIMD Jet Shop Aft, during the loss of our ship mates during Desert Shield in JAIFA, ISRAEL. CAPT JAMES MOBLEY was the best CO a Sailor could ever have.May ALLAH bless all of those who served during those unsure times.I used to sleep in the Forward AIMD Berthing Day Check. Hey who has any memories of the Night before the start of DESERT STORM? When it was White Lights underway in all 3 hangars to facilitate all the brining up of the weapons for those early morning launches to BAGHDAD. Who remembers that? How bout the 94 Cruise when we had that accident with the TURKISH FRIGGATE in the Agean Sea? Who made the Incliment Weather OPs off the LABORADOR COAST, CANADA Prior to the 93/94 Cruise?? Damm what a ride, Ive never seen seas that High to this day, remember "Away the Mail Buoy Watch Aft" over the 9MC, HA! What a laugh.
AZ3 DIAZ, MIKE <mateen105@hotmail.com>
Carson, CA USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 20:54:50 (CST)


1990-1994 AIMD (IM-1 Thru IM-5)I served aboard "Super Sara" during 90-94. I was ships company through Two Meds one of which was Desert Storm/Shield.My first workspace was forward Hanger Bay 1, AIMD Production Control (17 at the time. I was attached to the AIMD Jet Shop Aft, during the loss of our ship mates during Desert Shield in JAIFA, ISRAEL. CAPT JAMES MOBLEY was the best CO a Sailor could ever have.May ALLAH bless all of those who served during those unsure times.
AZ3 DIAZ, MIKE <mateen105@hotmail.com>
Carson, CA USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 20:49:36 (CST)


I served aboard from 1961 to 1963 in the S-1 Div. stores office. Life is good. Would like to hear from any shipmate from that era,
Jack Mcginnis <Walkman307>
moosic, pa USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 20:48:51 (CST)


Served 1977 to 1980, V-2 Arresting Gear
Charles Perry <CLPGAU@optonline.net>
Towaco, nj USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 18:59:59 (CST)


Hey Shipmates: Hope everyone is doing well! I was on the Super Sara from 1986 to 1989 (when we bombed the living daylights out of Libya!!!!) and worked in the Air Dept. up in Pri-Fly! Please feel free to email me at any time and we'll catch up! Be blessed!
Kevin Schwarze <jckds@ilovejesus.net>
Hazel Park, MI USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 12:06:06 (CST)


Made Med., Gitmo.& shakedown cruises between 1960 & 1963. Any Hoot Owls (VAH 9) left? How about Ships company USN Air Base Sanford Fla.?
Gene Fay, VAH-9, AQ2 <techi256@yahoo.com>
Florida, NY USA - Wednesday, October 30, 2002 at 06:11:18 (CST)


Greetings to all from a sixties sub sailor!!! A friend of mine recently passed away and left me some of his old service souvenirs (most of which I will keep), but amoung them I found a ZIPPO Lighter commemorative edition for the CV60. It is immaculate!, still in its original box, along with the original instructions. It has the "FIGHTING COCK" in red and yellow imprint on the case front. My friend was a Marine and may have been aboard the CV60 at some point (probably in transit). I thought about putting it on eBAY but the buyer would probably be just a collector or speculator/reseller; I'd like to see someone get this who would have respect and some emotional attachment involved. I want to get $48.00 for it- to buy a true United States (USC, Title 4) flag for special holidays. If interested, drop me an email at montanadaryl@hotmail.com To all you "CADILLAC" sailors- thanks for your service to the United States and the republic.
Daryl Strombaugh <montanadaryl@hotmail.com>
East Helena, MT USA - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 13:05:31 (CST)


I work for Taylor Publishing and have on hand a few of the decomm cruisebooks if any one is interested contact me.
Steve Lanning <tpcrepsl@aol.com>
USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 18:31:48 (CST)


When I was aboard Sara in 1957-1959, I was assigned to Catapult #3. At that time, I remember seeing a patch for V-2 Division showing a Cat in full flight gear,(green shirt and all). The cat was straddling the flight deck with a plane in a slingshot getting ready to launch it. Does anyone else remember seeing this patch? I know it would be impossible to locate one, but any onfo would be greatly appreciated.
Don Sager <saracva60@aol.com>
Torrington, CT USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 07:23:24 (CST)


When I was aboard Sara in 1957-1959, I was assigned to Catapult #3. At that time, I remember seeing a patch for V-2 Division showing a Cat in full flight gear,(green shirt and all). The cat was straddling the flight with a plane in a slingshot getting ready to launch it. Does anyone else rememberseeing this patch? I know it would be impossible to locate one, but any onfo would be greatly appreciated.
Don Sager <saracva60@aol.com>
Torrington, CT USA - Monday, October 28, 2002 at 07:15:43 (CST)


HELLO ALL YOU CAT MEN. V-2 DIVISION, BOW CAT #1 1971 TO 1973 LOOKING FOR OLD FRIENDS AND OTHERS ANYBODY OUT THERE??? SEND AN E-MAIL TOMTOES@AOL.COM
TOM WELLS <TOMTOES@AOL.COM>
HOUSTON, TX USA - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 15:14:45 (CST)


I believe my grandfater, Cpt. Vernon Bloch, was air boss aboard the Saratoga for some time. Just thought I'd share :)
Tom Stearns <TSNppl@aol.com>
Southwest, FL USA - Sunday, October 27, 2002 at 10:52:03 (CST)


Served onboard Sara from '88 to '92. I could never have imagined how great and memorable my time aboard the Sara would be. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers me but I am especially looking for AO2 Richard Holmes. Wouldn't it be nice to have just one more glass of bug juice aboard the Sara, she may be gone but will never be forget by those that served aboard her.
AMH2 John C Haas <JCHaas@LindseyOH.com>
Lindsey, OH USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 22:28:29 (CDT)


Was aboard 82-85 boiler tech 2MMR. Would like to hear from the guy's i steamed with. Mike Flowers (a.k.a. evil,) died 1994, R.I.P.
Chuck Fleming <starsandbars@outdrs.net>
waynesville, oh USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 21:23:31 (CDT)


Looking to hear from shipmates V-4 div. 1956-1958
PETE PAPA <poppapa@att.net>
JOHNSTON, RI USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 12:49:41 (CDT)


Trying to find a Freddy Bryant, I joined with him in1962. We served together onboard from 62-64. I was ships co. (v-1) he was in a willy fudd squadron. Please help if you know his current location. Thank You
Don Berzon,Boston ,Ma. <machone@webtv.net>
Meredith, NH USA - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 10:31:10 (CDT)


Sorry about that last entry, my computer likes to play games with windows. Still looking for the cruise book from 1984, price is no object. Looking to make some quick cash, then look no further. Want to buy it real bad. Found the cruise book from the Achille Lauro/Libya operations, thank you Heriberto Rivera. Found HMCS Constantine, way to go shipmate!! Found Lt. Alford, executive officer at the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, N.C. Still looking for more. Y'all write, you hear? Looking for anyone who served from January 1984 to January 1987. I worked aviation medicine giving a lot of audiograms and ordering mucho eyeglasses. Remember the debacle in Barcelona April of 1984? Guys getting beat up because someone spread rumor ship was nuclear-powered? Never trust those Communists or liberals for the truth! Still want the cruise book from 1984, and willing to pay top dollar for it. Anyone got one for sale? I want real bad!!! Y'all write, anyone who was there for those cruises. Remember the Achille Lauro and combat operations with Khaddafi? Long, long cruise that was, and there were NO DAMN FEMALES!! Sure do miss the old Navy days and the fun we had! Shellbacks, anyone? SELL ME YOUR 1984 CRUISE BOOK, PLEASE!! Have a great Navy day!!!!
Michael Vaughn <shellback@cconnect.net>
Havelock, NC USA - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 17:53:19 (CDT)


Moved to North Carolina, may return to Virginia Beach for Medical treatment. Looking for any old shipmates from 1984 to 1987. Found some shipmates, looking for more. Found Lt(now Capt)Alford and the cruise book from 1985/6, still want 1984, money is no object. Keep writing and have a great Navy day!! Anyone from the ship and medical department during 1984 and 1987. Keep smiling and vote Navy and Marines. Go Navy, beat Army!!!!!
Michael Vaughn, money is <shellback@cconnect.net>
Havelock, NC USA - Friday, October 25, 2002 at 17:38:59 (CDT)


march 1959 to march 1963
jamie hornsby <hornsjam@hotmail.com>
meridian, ms USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 14:10:08 (CDT)


welcome aboard your New Saratoga Assn members.Signed up at the 51st Reunion@Branson,MO.> Leslie L. & Kathryn,Scott/CV3 44-46 6th Div//Arcade J. & Billie, Riche/CVA60 55-57 A Div (Plank Owner) P/O// Loyd A. & Delores, Kaneaster. CVA/CV60 71-72 VA-75// Robert L. & Shirley, Schmitt, CV3 Magic Carpet// Jerry L. & Judy, Cromell. CVA60 57-59 V-2 Div// Wilson J. & Jenny, Menard. CVA60 60-62 B Div// Blake E. & Ozelle, Holland. CVA60 58-60//Edward E. & Joanne, Hoffman. CVA60 61-64 VA-34//Robert Mike. & Kathryn, Curry. CVA/CV60 OI & OL Div// David A. & Diane, Oberg. CVA60 64-67 OI Div//Rivhard G. & Sur, Seguin. CVA60 57-60 VF-31 & V-6//John R. & Phyllis, Nagel. CVA/CV60 68-72 H Div//Clifford L. & Nita, Fitzpatrick. CVA60 56-59 B-Div//Thomas E. & Toni, Pepper. CVA/CV60 70-73 OC Div.... The rest came from the web page./Richard B.Horn CV60 74-75 HS-7//Joseph L.Pesano. CVA60 62-63 VAH-9//Harold L. Sharp.CV3 42-43 Air Wing//Robert G. & Eleanor. Rice. CVA60 58-60 OE Div//Greg A. & Martha, Tyree. CV60 91-94 V-3 Div//Carl L. & Cydne, Matthews. CVA/CV60 71-73 B Div//Ernest J. Phillips. CV60 75-79 R Div//David J. & Mary Ann, Parker. CVA60 64-66 OI & Radar CIC//Chad D. & Kim, Harper.CV60 89-92 Sea OP Det//Charles R. & Barbara J, Dunbar CVA/CV60 1972 VF-103//Johnny G. & Tami, Bolton CV60 78-80 Weapons Div//Richard L. & Phyllis, Strain. CVA60 61-64 M Div//Edward G. & Carol, Wheelock. CVA60 59-63 Repair Div//Fred D. & Judith Ann, Roberts. CVA60 61-63 OE Div// Herman T. Wilson. CV60 G Div//Roy M. & Barbara, Rawson. CVA60 64-68 B Div//Thomas G. & Connie, Thornes. CVA60 59-61 M Div//Otto Lee. & Sally Ann, Dibala Jr. CVA60 60-62 S-3 Div//Donald C. & Dorothy M, Reisinger. CVA60 59-62 3rd Div//Michael L. & Denice, Thomas. CV60 79-81 1st Div Deck// That should bring all up to date. If i left anybody out and off the list, Let me know, VIA E-Mail. One Big WELCOME ABOARD!!! for the above listings. If you havent yet, GET that membership form all filled out and in the U.S.Mail to me Now.
AMH-2/ Sect/ John D. Brandman <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen Tex. Via, NAS Albany GA, TX USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 12:31:41 (CDT)


I was in SARA from 1978-1981 as Photo-mate(PH), I would like to hear from my good shipmates (friends), I remember the good Sara time... the teasty water-flavor to JP-5 etc...
Adalberto Andres Acuña <adalberto_andres_acuna@yahoo.com>
Weston, Florida USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 06:02:51 (CDT)


Was on the Sara from June1972 till Aug 1975.Made the WEST/PAC cruise,the ship yard in Va. and 1 Med cruise(1975). worked in G-DIV durin Nam,then went to OA DIV.Would like to hear from anyone that knew me then.Had some good times and not so good of times.
Thomas Hamilton <tom_terrific512000@yahoo.com>
Fort Worth, Tx USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 16:05:51 (CDT)


VF-103 67&69 Cruises
Ted Skinner <thodore@indy.rr.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, October 21, 2002 at 11:21:04 (CDT)


Gentlemen, I am researching my family history, and currently my father's military service. I finally received copies of his military papers from the US Navy and discovered that he was aboard the USS Saratoga from July 3, 1958 til October 2, 1958. Under the heading, "Purpose of Transfer", it reads... TAD IN CONNECTION WITH MAINT. OF HU-2 DET #43 HELO. I suppose that has something to do with maintaining and servicing helicopters. Anyway, I just wanted to send this note out to others I found on the internet who served on the Saratoga at or around the same time, hopefully to find someone who remembers him, but most of all to help me learn a little more about the ship, the places he traveled to, what he did while aboard...things like that. If you are in contact with others who served during that time on the SARATOGA, please feel free to pass this email message along. I'd be honored to meet and correspond, via the web, with anyone with whom he served. His name: Joseph Burnett ROBERTSON DOB: April 3, 1939 DOD: March 20, 1965 (25 years old) From: Camden, South Carolina and later, Bayville, New Jersey Trained at Great Lakes, Illinois Stationed at: US Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey Many thanks! Sherrill Robertson-Bland Spartanburg, SC
JB ROBERTSON <srbland@yahoo.com>
Camden, SC USA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 19:55:57 (CDT)


A short note from Chester Robinson, Member in good standing. Dear, John and staff. Here is a special thanks for all the effort(and a WELL done) and dedication that went into making the reunion at Branson so special. I divided my time between the Saratoga and the Independence CVA/CV62, ( There were in town also) as i am a Plank Owner of both. I was humbled by the way the Independence staff looked up to me as being from the Saratoga Assn. I was able to point out to some of my V-2 Shipmates listed in the Indy cruise books located on there display table and they were able to reminisce. Gerald Church and i were able to have our own reunion, as we had not seen each other since 1958, we had been in V-6 Div togeather. We had a memorable time. As i told Dennis and the Indy staff, Here is hoping we all live on the same street in heaven.// This is what its all about. With out you all this could not have happened. Fill out that membership form NOW!!!. This could be your letter to me next year. Make it Soo!!!
AMH-2//Saratoga Sect. John D. Brandman <cva360@Hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 15:47:15 (CDT)


Ahoy, shipmates !! Hope to see some of you soon. E-mail me if you want to B.S. about old times. Later !!!
AD2 Santus Gore <nissanguy@tnaccess.com>
Cookeville, Tn USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 19:28:59 (CDT)


Well im back on line, with a new E-Mail address. If you did not make it to Branson MO, for the 51st Reunion. Well you missed out on another Great get togeather. We had 320 people for the dinner banquet, great fellowship and over all a great time was enjoyed by all. We signed up 20 new members at the 3 day reunion. One came all the way from Alaska. He was aboard from 70-74 CVA/CV60. We may be having the reunion there in a few years. Next year will be DearBorn MI. Then Mobile Alabama @ The Adams Mark Hotel. Keep watching and soon i will list ,your new Saratoga Assn members. Dont forget to fill out the Membership form, if you haven already done that. Help us keep our assn the largest of all the Carriers that are having reunions today. We are #1.
AMH-2// Sect/ John D. Brandman <CVA360@Hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 16:59:31 (CDT)


I made the 76 Med cruise with VS-22,and again in 87 with VF-74. Did they manage to make a museum out of Sara?
William Hall <billyed@scin.quik.com>
Mitchell , In USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 20:00:38 (CDT)


1963 to june 1966 ship's company V-3
JOHN J. NOLAN III <jnolan@sed.com>
mt.laurel, nj USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 16:15:55 (CDT)


I was stationed on the Sailing Sara, From 1980-1985. I started out as an OSSN,DS3,then a FC3. I left the Sara and was Stationed up in the same shipyards that she came out of S.L.E.P., Philadelphia. Those who remember me and need to get in contact with me here is my always email address; davlinmars357@netscape.net ; JD Johnson your engine is waiting.
FC3 Stefon Bayard <davlinmars357@netscape.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 06:59:37 (CDT)


This is the first time I have written to any you which might remember the simple black guy who was able to do things, I used alot of my free time on the messhall playing D&D, I spent plenty of time on the bridge, during watch, I remember the friends who pasted me by day to day, I miss the few who's name appears on the lost at sea list, I was not there to see the face of GM1 Smith when the rocket he said one day will launch and hurt somebody, I am shore he didn't mean that. I will miss the fact that I should have never left that ship until she left the pier forever, I stand by her, and the great times and memories that was given to me by her crew, I have seen and have met great men who stood tall and looked danger in the face, this is the memory I leave for you. When called uponed, we answer. When challegened, we stand our ground. The last few years I have seen young men and women face the cruelist of men, those of which will use others as shields, prey and fodder for their evil intent. I scribe my name in the books as a human that will stand up for those things I pledge everyday. And for those who pasted the battle , Peace it is the resting place for warriors.
FC3 Stefon Bayard <davlinmars357@netscape.net>
Jacksonville, Fl USA - Thursday, October 17, 2002 at 06:52:59 (CDT)


HI, I'm am looking for anyone who might have known my Dad during the war. He's been dead about 15 years now and I wonder if anyone else remains from that time. Dad was a doc so perhaps he sewed you up or something. If you remember him I would appreciate an e-mail thanks Ray Pearson
John S Pearson MD <tat-ins@worldnet.att.net>
indpls, in USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 13:53:10 (CDT)


Just reading some of the messages. Was a YN3 and served 1958 - 1960. Transfered to the USS Des Moines and stayed in the Med during the Sara first Med cruise. Does anyone remember in 1958 the trials off the U.S. coast and loosing an anchor at sea. The hydralics locked up and what a roar, chain and anchor was lost, I was in the forecastle at the time. Really enjoyed the two years on the SARA. and living in the Fox Division with some crazy sailors. were the first vacating through the hatches.
Robert Carson <rcarson@in.net>
Beech Grove, IN USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 12:03:10 (CDT)


I served with VS-30 aboard the Sara from 1990 - 1994. I was on the Cruise where the Ferry went down in Haifa, as well as the one with the Turkish incident.
PN3 John M. McCauley <mccauleyjandk@msn.com>
Denver, CO USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 10:43:23 (CDT)


looking for shipmates i served with in 1st div 1979-1981.
michael thomas <mlt434@frontiernet.net>
farmington, mn USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 19:28:20 (CDT)


Just returned from the ships reunion in Branson, had a great time there. Looking forward to next years reunion.I served in M div. 1961-1965
Don Chantrenne <DJCLSL@AOL.COM>
Battle Creek, Mi USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 12:22:19 (CDT)


Does anyone remember when the Sara ferried a deckload of Army Air Corp P-40s to Midway or whatever in early 1942. I was in VF-2, Det 2, who furnished the fighter protection for this trip. James Flatley was the CO of this detachment which was all APs except for the CO and the Exec.This was just after the battle of Midway.....Jack Glass
Jack Glass <jglass@midsouth.rr.com>
Memphis, TN USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 09:56:02 (CDT)


Curious about men I served with in Naval Security Group Detachment 1975-1976 on Board Saratoga.
CTA3 Willie G. Thigpen, III <THIGIII@AOL.COM>
DALLAS, GA USA - Monday, October 14, 2002 at 12:31:49 (CDT)


I'm sending this messege in for my father who served with the Saratoga. He talks about it all the time. Some of the best years of his life.
Alfred C Herrington <checkerspoo@aol.com>
Leesburg, Fl USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 22:01:05 (CDT)


I serveed on the Saratoga in the Navigation Department from 66-70. I am a frequent visitor to the Ship's Log and have found 3 QM's I knew over 30 yrs ago. I am posting my new email address and still looking for some ol' friends...
Bill 'Doc' Edwards <billed@frontiernet.net>
Blooming Grove, NY USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 20:17:45 (CDT)


I'm trying to find any shipmates of my fathers that might have served with him. As I recall, he was stationed on board the "Fighting Cock" between late 1978 and into early 1981 way down in the boiler room. He's still alive and doesn't know I'm doing this, so any help would be appreciated. I remember the Sara very fondly. I was just a kid but taking the Tiger Cruise back from Spain, after the Med run in 1979 will be a thrill I will remember for the rest of my life.
BTC/SW Robert Hamkens <thomas@rollinjukebox.net>
Bismarck, ND USA - Saturday, October 12, 2002 at 15:00:27 (CDT)


Peter Themael! your e-mail won't work, V-3 looking for you. Don't miss anymore V-3 reunions
Gerry Portner <gerryportner@hotmail.com>
Longview, WA USA - Friday, October 11, 2002 at 13:15:46 (CDT)


Served aboard the Saratoga (CVA-60), 59-61, in M-Division
Thomas G Thornes <tomthornes@earthlink.net>
Huntland, Tn USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 22:07:03 (CDT)


HI 1965-66 MED CRUISE SHIPMATES V3 DIV.LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM V3 HOME PHONE 203 4260744 NEWTOMN CT.CALL ME !
PETER THEMEL <PTHEMEL@VOLVOWESTPORT.COM>
NEWTOWN, CT USA - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 10:25:01 (CDT)


Any shipmate in the Weapons Department G-1 that was on in 93-its decommission please contact me as I would like to say hello.
Batista, Willy <Wbatista55@hotmail.com>
New York, NY USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 17:50:40 (CDT)


Made the 69-70 and 1970 Med cruises with VA-75. Worked in ComNav Shop 5 of AIMD. Went to the decommissioning of Saratoga in 1994. It was sad but it reconnected me with 4 of my shipmates from those cruises - very good!!!
Bart Collins - ATN-2[AIMD(VA-75)] <toobaman@aol.com>
Kernersville, NC USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 15:23:45 (CDT)


I'm looking for a former ship mate named Ens. Hildreth who served with my son-in-law, Brady Arthur on the Sara in the Legal Dept. in 1991. No I wasn't on the Sara ..served on USS Lloyd Thomas and plane guarded you a few times and on USS Iwo Jima .....spent lots of time with the FMF and now retired. Thanks Jim Gee LCDR/MSC/USN Ret,.
Jim Gee <jim.gee@msc.navy.mil>
Alexandria, VA USA - Tuesday, October 08, 2002 at 09:33:40 (CDT)


Served in the Third Division from 1959 thru 1962
Donald C. Reisinger <dcr@pa.net>
New bloomfield , Pa. USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:56:06 (CDT)


Served in the Third Division from 1959 thru 1962
Donald C. Reisinger <dcr@pa.net>
New bloomfield , Pa. USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:26:19 (CDT)


3rd Division 1959/1961
Donald C. Reisinger <dcr@pa.net>
New Bloomfield, Pa. USA - Monday, October 07, 2002 at 14:13:09 (CDT)


Assigned to R div worked in metal shop
Bob Forrest
Beverly, Ma USA - Sunday, October 06, 2002 at 09:04:43 (CDT)


served on the Sara from 1990 to 1993 as an AO for VFA-83. Looking to find some of the old squadron members. Also looking for information on how to find a cruise book from 1990. Anyone with info is appreciated.
tony demarco <demo01@msn.com>
fenton, mo USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 14:30:51 (CDT)


Hello
Jean-jacques Darius <jacques02@hotmail.com>
Lutz, FL USA - Saturday, October 05, 2002 at 14:01:29 (CDT)


1964-1966 "W Div.. Forward" We need a SARA Site that lists us FREE/Permanently, by years of service and division. And somehow cull thru the garbage, and retain the worthwhile recollections. DAN
EBY Daniel <danpate@mediaone.net>
Miami, Fl USA - Friday, October 04, 2002 at 12:56:04 (CDT)


71 to 73,GM divison. Looking for Wespac cruise book, any help would be appreciated.I see John(ski)Plohetski from 5th divison several times a year.He moved from Brooklyn to Dallas,TX. about 20 years ago and doing well.Also spoke to John LaBoon a couple of times over the years.
Bob Carl <atelsey@worldnet.att.net>
New York, New York USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 15:19:19 (CDT)


I'm sorry that I cannot join you at this year's reunion. I suggest that next years reunion be held in RI so that all can see the ship. If you like, I will check out arrangements in RI. In addition, I recently met Luis Williams Sara Shipmate who served in the late 80's through early 90's. Luis was an airdale. Wishing to all a great reunion. Fraternally yours, Chip
Chip Hayes 4th Division 66-68 <Chip1440@msn.com>
Haverstraw, NY USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 11:30:20 (CDT)


V-2 DIVISION, BOW CAT # 1 1971/1973 LAST PART OF THE MED CRUISE. SEA TRIALS. THEN OFF THE THE SOUTH CHINA SEA. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOME SHIPMATES.LOTS OF STORIES TO TELL.!!
TOM WELLS <TOMTOES@AOL.COM>
HOUSTON, TX USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 21:30:20 (CDT)


ABORAD SARA 57-59 V5 DIV
BILL WEAVER <WMCHAR624>
BELTSVILLE, MD USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 19:23:29 (CDT)


Aboard Sara 4/56 - 4-57, 5th Division (Forward) commissioning crew, Brooklyn Navy Yard, NY Like to hear from anyone aboard at that time and that may have went to pre-commissioning school in Newport, RI
Robert K. Doerler <bdgunner@aol.com>
Fairview, NC USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 17:54:15 (CDT)


1980-1982 ASE 2nd class petty officer
John Sheldon <johnmsheldon@attbi.com>
Boston, MA USA - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 05:13:57 (CDT)

I was an IC3 and worked in Engineering. I was onboard when she did her last tour travelling from san Francisco, to Norfolk Virgiania
IC3 Jeffery L. Hardiman <Jefferyhardiman@hotmail.com>
Jacksonville, fl USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 23:18:30 (CST)


My father Bob Swanson was an F6F-5 pilot with VBF-13. I believe Air Group 13 joined the Sara after her repairs at Pearl following Iwo Jima damage. Bob passed away October 23, 2002 at 80. He had a great life, but one of the most unforgettable times was with his last tour on the Sara. Contat me if you were a squadron mate or descendant. Would like to share information and memories passed on. Roger Swanson
Ens. Robert K. Swanson <ras@anshen.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Saturday, November 30, 2002 at 19:46:34 (CST)


Welcome Aboard your New Saratoga Assn members. Bobbie W. & Nadine, Sager. CVA60 1969 S-2 Div//David R. & Joy, Johns. CVA60 56-59 M Div//Michael C. Mahaffey.CV60 73-74 AO Office//Donald L. & Mary, Beair. CVA/CV60 70-72 5th Div//Thomas D. & Betty, Wilson. CVA/CV60 70-72 AIMD//James A. Gasowski. CVA/CV60 71-75 V-4 Div. All it takes is to Click and print, where it reads (Membership Form). That will get you all signed up for the #1 carrier assn. Lets keep it that way, just fill out the form and U.S. Mail it to me, NOW!!!
AMH-2//Sect-Saratoga Assn. J.D. Brandman <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Friday, November 29, 2002 at 11:52:30 (CST)


This is a great Site. What a great Job.
Charles S. Trebino <cstofm@militry.com>
Andover, Ma USA - Thursday, November 28, 2002 at 19:24:44 (CST)


Hey! Nice site. If you are ever in Las Vegas let's play golf. Teresa_James36@hotmail.com.
Las Vegas Golf
Las Vegas, Nevada US - Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at 02:45:42 (CST)


Nice site.....
Gerald Hall <jerry.hall@earthlink.com>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 16:55:11 (CST)


served on sara from 1963 to1965 v-4 fules div.
jay brown <jaysbedandbreakfast @ yahoo .com>
wetherford, tx USA - Tuesday, November 26, 2002 at 09:13:23 (CST)


JUST WANTED TO WISH ALL THE SARA SHIPMATES A HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON.
LES ELLENBURG <LES_45@YAHOO.COM>
CEDAR PARK, TX USA - Monday, November 25, 2002 at 11:04:10 (CST)


i served onboard from 1/87 to 5/89 looking for other friends who was there ops department
ac3 nathan hendricks <nh63877@earthlink.net>
steele, mo USA - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 21:13:09 (CST)


Watson B. Clark, who served on the USS Saratoga in WWII, died on Nov. 18, 2002, after an automobile accident. He is buried in Red Oak Baptist Cemetery in Red Oak, AL.
Watson B. Clark <mbak69@msn.com>
Iowa City, IA USA - Sunday, November 24, 2002 at 11:28:19 (CST)


Aboard the Sara 1964-1965 Med Cruise V6 Division's Electric shop and GSE shop maintenance. My first carrier (many more afterwards). Love to hear from any shipmates, till then smooth sailing
AE3 Rose, Dennis <gr9545@aol.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Saturday, November 23, 2002 at 09:02:08 (CST)


Was on the Sara 67-70. Cat-1. I had 2 brothers in law on the ship at the same time, also in V1.
Robert (Bob) Schmidt ABE-3 <flarjs@tampabay.rr.com>
Tarpon Springs, Fl USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 20:57:37 (CST)


MY father was in the 4th Division,Gunery from 43-45.I have heard stories of his time on Sara no.3.He is well and doing fine and will be eighty in April"03".If there is anyone looking for him from the old dase,please E-mail me and I will pass the messages on to him.THANKS to all that have served our country.
A. Quentin Tate <rschwebach@msn.com>
East Berlin, Pa USA - Friday, November 22, 2002 at 16:01:01 (CST)


I was a photographer aboard the Sara in 1963,64 and 65. I have enjoyed looking at the web page.Someone is to be commended for the fine job. Hope to join your crew soon. I've lost touch with so many friends...Thanks
Gilbert L. Moody <moody9999@aol.com>
Mecchanicsville, Va USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 17:20:30 (CST)


sure nice to hear from old shipmates
Raymond L Marcil Jr. <rlm1942@aol.com>
Chicopee, Ma USA - Thursday, November 21, 2002 at 09:43:43 (CST)


To Earl Flanders. Just a note to ponder how the coffee was in Station 21. Did you notice the strange wang it had ?
V-4 Station 21 Coffee <Piss@yourcup.com>
Hangarbay, 1 USA - Wednesday, November 20, 2002 at 12:29:22 (CST)


I was on the SARA from Dec. "86" to July "89" . I was in A-Gang, the shops that I were in are O2N2, DC, then Prodution Control(troubel call). Looking for people from A-Gang.
MM 3 REEVES, JOHN J. (JOE) <diecastman65@msn.com>
Somerset, N.J. USA - Monday, November 18, 2002 at 17:44:07 (CST)


Served aboard the Sara from 1983-1987 with VA-83. Was assigned TAD to AIMD IM3 Shop 5. Looking for anyone who served at those times. Please e-mail me to catch up on old times.
AT2 John Knott <knotttoohot@aol.com>
Lansing, IL USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 20:09:35 (CST)


SERVED ON SARA FROM MAY 83 TO NOV 86 LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM OLD SHIPMATES.
HTC DAVID JAMES <JAMES1993@EARTHLINK.NET>
JACKSONVILLE, FL USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 07:37:55 (CST)


SERVED ON SARA FROM MAY 83 TO NOV 86. GREAT SHIP AND SHIP MATES.
HT3 DAVID JAMES <JAMES1993@EARTHLINK.NET>
JACKSONVILLE, FL USA - Sunday, November 17, 2002 at 07:24:46 (CST)


I was onboard from 1990 to the last day of the last cruise june 24 1994. That is the best ship I ever served on. I had a blast on the three cruises I did aboard would love to hear from any V-1 Shipmates during timeframe.
At the time AN ABH3 now an ABH1 Elbert Pabon <elbertinpr@yahoo.com>
Sandiego, Ca USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 23:13:48 (CST)


I was stationed on the Sara 1956-1957,commencing on the outfitting in the Brooklyn Navy yard.Assigned to the R-Div (metalshop) installing damage control gear throghout the ship-CO2 bottles fire hoses etc. Had a great time with many fond memeries.Left the Sara late 1957 in Mayport Fla. Looking for a couple of old shipmates--George R Greim-Mesman-CharlesDavis-Tommy Thompson Raymond Bonifant and anyone from that time period.
Bobby Chistian R-Div <bdxian@hotmail.com>
Bluff City, Tn USA - Saturday, November 16, 2002 at 11:24:03 (CST)


fyi. there is a 1967 and 1969-70 saratoga cruise books on ebay. thought someone might be interested. carry on
randy cameron <rcameron@mcc.edu>
burton, mi USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 12:47:24 (CST)


Was on the Sara from '89-'94, G-2 Division. GMG2 or GMG3 at the time...what a difference a few years makes! Still putting in my time and getting ready to transfer the family (that's right, I have a family now) again. Would love to hear from any of the "G-2 Party Crew"....you know who you are!
GMC Jack D. Day <jackday4@cox.net>
Norfolk, VA USA - Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 09:59:52 (CST)


FYI, There is a 1967 Saratoga Cruisebook on Ebay, ends 11-23-02.
Marty Morgan
USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 21:40:20 (CST)


I served on board the "Super Sara" at various times from 1957-1960. I was an AT2 with VAH-9 Hoot Owls. Made Strikeback & 2 med cruises as well as a few shakedowns. Great time and great memories of the Sara. Looking to contact any Hoot Owls from that time. Hoot Hoot
John Attanasio <ATTN9@aol.com>
Oak Ridge, NJ USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 20:16:53 (CST)


I was on the Saratoga October 1965 to December 1966. Worked in the Disbursing Office. Discharged from Mayport, Florida in December 1966.
David Hansen <mariedav@optonline.net>
Huntington, NY USA - Wednesday, November 13, 2002 at 16:36:13 (CST)


Would like to hear from anyone who served in VF-32 in the late 1950's.
Carl C. Beauchamp VF-32 <carlcbeauchamp@msn.com>
East Greenwich, RI USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 15:16:21 (CST)


My father, S1C Gerald Lannon Sr., served aboard the "Sara" from, I believe, 1943 to 1946. Dad passed away on February 14, 2000 after a long illness. Often we would find ourselves, while watching old war movies, talking about his time aboard the Sara. It appears that those years, though they were filled with the urgencies and uncertainties that war brings, were most memorable for my father. A Navy man to the last, he once called a release from the hospital as "Getting my sea legs back". I shall miss him and our conversations about his time aboard the Sara. I've read other entries from shipmates and their relatives about a Saratoga yearbook, and would be interested in obtaining one. If anyone out there remembers my father and would like to correspond feel free to reach me at jlannon.lakecentral.k12.in.us Anchors Aweigh. Gerald Lannon Jr.
Gerald M. Lannon Jr. <jlannon@lakecentral.k12.in.us>
Highland, IN USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 13:13:07 (CST)


V-4 Division Mantanince shop 1971-1975 Alias G-ski looking for Paul Miller and any other shipmates from V-4 in the early 70"s
Jim Gasowski <JGasowski@aol.com>
Apollo, Pa USA - Tuesday, November 12, 2002 at 11:16:08 (CST)


Sreved in OA Div. 65-67 and updating my current email address
Patrick Stranahan <p.stranahan@attbi.com>
Hercules, CA USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 09:19:21 (CST)


I'm Stephen L Beard Jr. My father Stephen L Beard Sr. passed away a few years ago but I wanted to add him to the list. He served on the Saratoga about 1961 - 1965
Stephen L Beard <steveb@snomaintenance.com>
USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 09:06:31 (CST)


1972 - 1974 2MMR B Division
MARK PLUMMER <mplummer@agritel.net>
Washington USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 12:57:12 (CST)


I was assigned to the S-1 Division Stock Control office (SK) 1974 through 1976. Made 2 med cruises and half another one -- volunteered for submarines so the Sara put me off in Naples Italy with nothing but my seabag and a set of orders. It took me over a month to work my way back to the US for sub school in Groton CT! But I wouldn't trade anything for the good times I had during my tours on the USS Saratoga and the USS Stonewall Jackson.
Steve Huff <meumeu@peoplepc.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Sunday, November 10, 2002 at 06:40:54 (CST)


Served with VMAQ-2 on the SARA from carrier quals in 83 to the Med in 84. Would like to find out what ever happened to the squid buddies I served with while on the SARA.
Sgt. Jayme J. Hernandez-Ordnance <JaymeJHernandez@aol.com>
Dallas, Tx USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 22:52:05 (CST)


On Monday November 11, 2002, my veterans group, Viet Nam Veterans of America, Chapter 333 will be visiting the Viet Nam Wall in Washington D.C. While thereat, I will be placing a Saratoga CVA-60 hat at the wall to honor all shipmates that may have been lost, injured or captured during the Viet Nam War or at any other time. If any other shipmate is attending, please look for me, as I will be wearing a Viet Nam Veterans Navy pea coat and a Saratoga Hat. Hope to see some shipmates there on Veterans Day. Fraternally yours, Chip Hayes
Chip Hayes, 4th Division 66-68 <Chip1440@msn.com>
Haverstraw, NY USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 13:29:08 (CST)


jet mechanic jet shop
BOB BO SEMPLE <SEMPLE1@COX.NET>
NK, RI USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 09:34:08 (CST)


Served with VF-74 during Med Cruise of 1984.Rank of EMS2. Airframes troubleshooter and QA Rep during that cruise.Any OLD BOLD BEDEVILERS feel free to contact me.
James Fry <jfry1961@aol.com or james.fry@dover.af.mil>
Harrington, De USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 03:25:55 (CST)


Served with VF-74 during Med Cruise of 1984.Rank of EMS2. Airframes troubleshooter and QA Rep during that cruise.Any OLD BOLD BEDEVILERS feel free to contact me.
James Fry <jfry1961@aol.com or james.fry@dover.af.mil>
Harrington, De USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 03:25:40 (CST)


Served with VF-74 during Med Cruise of 1984.Rank of EMS2. Airframes troubleshooter and QA Rep during that cruise.Any OLD BOLD BEDEVILERS feel free to contact me.
James Fry <jfry1961@aol.com or james.fry@dover.af.mil>
Harrington, De USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 03:25:26 (CST)


Served with VF-74 during Med Cruise of 1984.Rank of EMS2. Airframes troubleshooter and QA Rep during that cruise.Any OLD BOLD BEDEVILERS feel free to contact me.
James Fry <jfry1961@aol.com or james.fry@dover.af.mil>
Harrington, De USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 03:25:11 (CST)


Served with VF-74 during Med Cruise of 1984.Rank of EMS2. Airframes troubleshooter and QA Rep during that cruise.Any OLD BOLD BEDEVILERS feel free to contact me.
James Fry <jfry1961@aol.com or james.fry@dover.af.mil>
Harrington, De USA - Saturday, November 09, 2002 at 03:25:02 (CST)


Hello shipmates,,I was aboard the Sara 1971-1974, I served in Deck Dept,,1st and 2nd Divisions, I have many very happy,and sometimes not so happy memories from my years aboard. Id love to hear from anyone that remembers me,or also were in the deck dept from those years.
Earl Demrest <Edemrest49@aol.com>
Daytona Beach, Fl USA - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 13:48:54 (CST)


Welcome Aboard your New Saratoga Assn members.Charles R. & Anna, Wood Jr./CVA60 57-58 VAH-9//Michael & Suzi, Mogil CVA60 56-58 Photo.//John C. Haas CV60 88-92 IM-2// Timothy A. Carlin CV60 81-85 V-1 Div// .By filling out the membership form, places your name's on our Master U.S. Mailing list. We have 3100+ members. This is how we keep all informed as to what is taking place and when. So look for the Gold barr with Blue lettering (Membership Form) just click and print. Sign up one more time, with the largest carrier assn going.Make it Soo!!!. All of you who went to the 51st reunion. Sound off and let the NEWBYS know what they missed out on. See ya all in Dearborn MI, 2003
AMH-2// Sect, Saratoga Assn. John D. Brandman <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Friday, November 08, 2002 at 09:55:30 (CST)


Since signing up I have contacted many old friends fron "R"Division 1959--1963. I am trying to find Charly Dobbs. I e-mailed and wrote you, Charley and both came back!! If anyone knows Jack Lawrence, Adam Wagner, "Duck" Dorsey, Jim Gysbers, Alan Nelson, whereabouts, PLEASE write me and let me know!! I thank you again for the friendships I have been able to renew through this wonderful site. God Bless you all.
Edward G. Wheelock <carol&ed1985@kingcon.com>
Gilman, Vt USA - Thursday, November 07, 2002 at 09:50:30 (CST)


70-72 5th DIVISION. MED CRUISE AND WESTPAC.IF ANYONE HAS A EXTRA WESTPAC CRUISE BOOK PLEASE LET ME KNOW
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 18:31:49 (CST)


Served aboard Sara 1971-1972, CR Div. Only know of a couple other guys who served with me back then. Nils
Nils R. B. Young, CYN3 <nilsbull@juno.com>
Medway, OH USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 11:25:06 (CST)


Hi shipmates I am a volonteer for the USS SARATOGA MUSEUM in Rhode Island and a plank owner If anyone is interested about how we are doing with regards to the ship and other info on the progress email me
Pete Papa <poppapa@att.net>
Johnston, RI USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 17:23:53 (CST)


What ever happened to Al Young, Tom Evans, and Jim Lowe?
Bogue, Edward <donna@clandlv.com>
Hallsville, tx USA - Tuesday, November 05, 2002 at 15:43:15 (CST)


I SERVED ON SARA FROM 1975 - 1978 MOST OF WHICH I LIVED, ATE, SLEPT, ECT. IN FLIGHT DECK LIGHTING. ALONG WITH BM3/2 MANUEL GOLEGOS DIAZ, WHAT A GUY! BY THE WAY! I BELIEVE I RECOGNIZE ON OF YOUR PICTURES, (SARATOGA & FRIEGHTER) CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT ISN'T THAT SHIP THE USNS MISSISENAWA, AND HADN'T WE JUST COLLIDIED WITH HER DURING AN AT SEA REFUELING. ONE OF TWO WHILE I WAS ABOARD. (THE OTHER WAS WITH AN AUSTRIAN FRIEGHTER IN THE STRAITS OF MASSENA) NICE WEB SITE
FN STEVEN BABCOCK <BABCOCKBB61@AOL.COM>
LOWVILLE, NY USA - Monday, November 04, 2002 at 11:36:08 (CST)


Served on board 1973 (July-Dec)in Norfolk Naval Shipyard, tempp duty enroute Nuc Pwr School Bainbridge Md. Retired 1993. Served three tours in Saratoga Springs and lived there after retirement. Love the Sara where I learned what being on a ship was all about- and also decided Iwanted to go to sea on a MUCH smller ship IE A submarine! Can't wait to see the Sara open as a museum! Hope to attend a reunion one of these years.
Fred Pentz EMCM(SS) Retired <bravehorse@prodigy.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 17:47:52 (CST)


My name is Ercel Blevins, I am the son of Calvin Blevins. I was doing research on the Saratoga. Thanks
Calvin Blevins <ercelb@btconline.net>
Nahunta, ga USA - Friday, November 01, 2002 at 13:44:12 (CST)

We all know the old yarn about sea bats in a bucket, but there are those who say they really exist -that science has yet to classify and study them or describe their place of origin and instinctual behaviors. I am of that persuasion because In my nearly four years at sea I made two sightings, plus I have learned that there is no scarcity of critters that science has yet to classify and study, in places like the Amazon and Key West. There was one seen by hundreds on the hangar bay wall during 1958 Med cruise, and I saw one up close on some metal-work of the L S O's mirror but didn't want to touch it for fear it might jump out and bite! They are mouse sized with tawny fine red fur. Both my sightings were made out at sea many hundreds of miles from land.
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens PO BX806,30603, Ga USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 11:59:49 (CST)


was assigned to the 5th. gunnery division. was on board from 1956-1960. interested in talking to others from this time frame.
James C. Taylor <kdtaylor@comcast.net>
orlando, fl. USA - Tuesday, December 31, 2002 at 08:55:16 (CST)


Happy New Years to all who served! Remember Happy Jax Lounge, Jax Beach etc, etc. Got the opportunity to drive onto NS Mayport not long ago…Man…the base may have change and there may be a Carrier baring a different name but it was the same smell and feeling you get when the road bars to the right down carrier row. Happy New Years Ship Mates….
Bob Query <RQuery@aol.com>
Mt. Ephraim, NJ USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 17:35:44 (CST)


I served onboard SARATOGA in VA-34 from l963-66 in the Admin/Personnel Dept. with Chief Collins, PN Sweeney, SN Ray Hunt and many more. It was a great three years with the squadron and the SARA. Europe was super to visit. Write me.
Jim Resh <reshja@yahoo.com>
Richmond, Indiana, in USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 13:11:54 (CST)


SERVED ON BOARD 1990-1992 SUPPLY DEPT.S-1 AND S-10,WAS ABOARD DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT SAND IN RED SEA.LIKE TO SAY HI TOO ALL FELLOW SHIPMATES OF SHIPS COMPANY.
MICHAEL L. HARRY,RET.
PITTSBURG, KS USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 16:31:45 (CST)


I hope everyone that spent a watch in the "hole" 1MMR, especially the liberty hounds I served with, 1974-1976, have a great holiday season. Happy New Year !!
Billy Bojangles <vicstns@aol.com>
Hickory, N.C. USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 19:42:39 (CST)


I worked number 1 diesel room 1970-1972 and served on the captains gig.Served two captains Warren H. O'Neil and captain SANDERSON.
BILLY J SHAFER <billyjshafer@aol.com>
DALLAS, TX USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 09:38:16 (CST)


Served on the Saratoga 1957-1958."A" Div. Diesel Gang.Worked in Forward,or, #1 Diesel Engine Room.Also was an Engineer on the Officer's Boats.BM3 Page was usually the Coxwain on my boat.
Fred Oakes,EN3,A Div. <nfoakes@sccoast.net>
Myrtle Beach, SC USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 00:19:21 (CST)


I served with VA 36 from mid 1960 until January, 1964. Looking for Roadrunners from that time period, especially Jim Campbell and Jack Tobey.
Ed Costa <edwcos@cox.net>
North Providence, RI USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 20:52:57 (CST)


My step-dad Capt Don Boye MC USNret was the Senior Medical Officer for 3 years on the Sara. He did the 77-78 Med cruises. I was fortunate enough to do 2 tiger cruises on her. I remember all the corpsman and they were a great bunch of guys. Don never got the 78 cruisebook and I'd like to get him one. If anyone has a extra or wants to part with theirs please contract me.
Jack Cook <Ordy1jack@msn.com>
Salem, OR USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 19:37:36 (CST)


My step-dad Capt Don Boye MC USNret was the Senior Medical Officer for 3 years on the Sara. He did the 77-78 Med cruises. I was fortunate enough to do 2 tiger cruises on her. I remember all the corpsman and they were a great bunch of guys. Don never got the 78 cruisebook and I'd like to get him one. If anyone has a extra or wants to part with theirs please contract me.
Jack Cook <Ordy!jack@msn.com>
Salem, OR USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 19:36:39 (CST)


A series of weekly nostalgic brief entries focusing on 1950's Navy life and other SEA STORIES (YARNS) will commence on ship's log Mon. Dec. 30 2002. Lightnin'
Chester Robinson <CVA62Lightnin@yohoo.com PO BOX806>
Athens 30603, Ga USA - Friday, December 27, 2002 at 13:15:40 (CST)


Hello Shipmates, Was on the Sara in deck division from 12/76 - 8/80 made 3 med cruises Hello homey domey glad to see you are still out there. Hope to hear for any soon.
Steve Pierce <spierce@interlink-cafe.com>
Spruce Pine, NC USA - Thursday, December 26, 2002 at 18:03:18 (CST)


My father- on board on the early 40s.
Harlan C King <dck@ix.netcom.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 20:39:47 (CST)


Nice to see some of my shipmates from 90-92 workups, Shield / Storm, mess decks, and overhaul posted on here.There's not Christmas since the ferry boat accident that I don't stop to pause and think of the friends that we lost and how hard OPS got hit that day. Matt I'll always miss you shipmate.
Earl Klug <elknova@yahoo.com>
, VA USA - Wednesday, December 25, 2002 at 10:26:16 (CST)


I served on the Saratoga in the 90's. I like to be in contact with other members of the Saratoga.
MS3 James Longoria <dallastx64@aol.com>
bedford, tx USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 14:08:49 (CST)


In the Military magazine, Sacaramento CA. Reunion listings.The U.S.S. Lexington CV2 & Club will host their final reunion. It will be held May 7th-10th of May 2003. Located at the Holiday Inn, Buena Park CA. All hands, USMC,Air Wings,Officers,TAD,Ships Company.All are urged to attend this disbandment reunion. Contact W. Kastner, 466 Ivy Glen Dr. Mira Loma Ca. 91752. A/C 909-681-1101.. Any Saratogapersonel in that area of CA.Drop by and wish them well at their last reunion. They will be missed
Sect, Saratoga Assn. John D.Brandman CVA/CV60 72-73 <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Tuesday, December 24, 2002 at 09:09:59 (CST)


HI SHIPMATES LOST ALL PICTURES OF SARA WILL BUY SOME IF ANYBODY HAS ANY THEY WANT TO GET RID OF SERVED ON SARA 73 TO 76
JIMMY N WILLIAMSON EN3 <FLAMING STAR119@HOTMAIL.COM>
ALBERTVILLE, AL USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 20:23:11 (CST)


HI SHIPMATES LOST ALL PICTURES OF SARA WILL BUY SOME IF ANYBODY HAS ANY THEY WANT TO GET RID OF SERVED ON SARA 73 TO 76
JIMMY N WILLIAMSON EN3 <FLAMING STAR119@HOTMAIL.COM>
ALBERTVILLE, AL USA - Monday, December 23, 2002 at 20:22:49 (CST)


Served on the Sara from July 76 to Feb 79 in OW Division as an EW2, then EW1. Found Sponge lurking on these pages, still looking for Gus, TJ, and Senior Chief Hurley (who promised me the first copy of the porno novel he was writing). Great memories of the two Med Cruises (the first one we saw nothing but Naples, remember!!).
Rich Cunningham <rlc7254@attbi.com>
Portland, OR USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 23:44:25 (CST)


Served on Saratoga and listed as MIA on Dec. 11, 1942. He was my second cousin. Any information would be great.
Charles Ramsey Wise <mharmon@flash.net>
Ft. Worth, Tx USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 23:17:34 (CST)


Welcome aboard your New!! Saratoga Assn members.Joseph A.M. & Mildred, Porter CV3 41-45 Deck Div//Thomas R. & Joyce,Wells. CVA/CV60 71-73 V-2 Div Bow Cats// Grover C. & Helena, Harrison CV3 42-45 11th & 13th Div//Daniel A. & Linda, Alteri CV60 73-77 AIMD //Chuck A. & Leanne, Fleming CV60 82-85 P-2 Div 2MMR.//Stephen H. & Kimberly, Ramsey CV60 91-93 Operations //Bruce A. & Donna, Winters CV60 79-83 Command Master Chief // Robert K. & Carole, Swanson. CV3 1945 // Neil A. Michels CVA60 68-70 X Div Print Shop //William G. Mossey. CVA60 64-68 S-1 Div. Their names are now on our master U.S. Mailing list. Also in the master membership directory for 2003. All due paying members will receive the 2003 book. This is how you can find all your lost shipmates. You came this way , sooner or later the will too. Again a big Welcome Aboard to our new assn members. All it takes is to click and print, where you see the words (Membership Form). Make it soo
AMH-2 & Sect. Saratoga Assn. John D.Brandman 72-73 CVA/CV60 <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 16:43:11 (CST)


Served on the Sara from 1990 through decomm, and am interested in finding a cruisebook from the Desert Storm cruise and the 92 Med cruise that followed it.IYAOYAS
JD Walker <jd-walker@att.net>
Oak Harbor, WA USA - Saturday, December 21, 2002 at 02:58:43 (CST)


made the cruise in 84 and some of the work-ups in 85, TAD from VF-103 to AIMD VAST workshop
John Alberts <jdalberts@earthlink.net>
USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 17:00:22 (CST)


Looking for William Robert "Bill" Park who was onboard the USS Saratoga from 69-73. He was originally from Penna.
William Robert "Bill" Park <webb57701@yahoo.com>
USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 15:21:14 (CST)


Does anybody know if SARA still has all 4 of her main engines ????? 2mmr 82 - 85
BT3 Chuck Fleming <starsandbars@outdrs.net>
waynesville, oh USA - Friday, December 20, 2002 at 10:04:39 (CST)


ANY ONE IN AIMD IN THE STRUCTURE SHOP DURING 87-90 HOLLAR BACK.
DON WILLIAMS <INFO4ANGIE@AOL.COM>
WILMINGTON, MA USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 13:05:12 (CST)


My father, Douglas Roy Garratt served on the USS Saratoga, CV-3, possibly 1939-1942. He passed away, May 26, 1998 after serving two tours of duty in the US Navy, from 1937-1945, and retired from the US Coast Guard in 1972. I am looking for documents that confirm his time on the "Sara". Please contact me with any information. Steven D. Garratt, P.O. Box 66687, Portland, Oregon 97290 503-761-3996. Thanks
Douglas Roy Garratt <StevenDGarratt@webtv.net>
Portland, OR USA - Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at 06:44:15 (CST)


Served abord the Sara from 75 to 77 Very many fond memoriesof her, specially during the Med cruise.
James W. Settle
Dallas, TX USA - Tuesday, December 17, 2002 at 21:38:22 (CST)


My happiest holiday memory for some reason is the Christmas of 1955. I was going through boot camp at the time in the frozen tundra of Great Lakes December Through February and spent Christmas there. They had a big house, three stories, all decorated up for the holidays, really quite beautiful and you could sit around on sofas and forget about the hell you were going through for a few hours. Anybody remember the name of that house? I was in Company 764, Company Commander was old "185 Pounds Of Walking Hell" SS1 Stevens. There was a whole bunch of memorable tunes that debued on the radio during that stretch of time -the winter of 55-56. A few off the top of my head were The Great Pretender, Poor People Of Paris, Band Of Gold, Rock an Roll Waltz, Memories Are Made Of This, Moments To Remember, Dungaree Doll, Heartbreak Hotel, and Silver Bells. I had a couple of first liberties in Waukeegan, I saw Guys And Dolls and had a spaghetti dinner. Lightnin'
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens , Ga USA - Monday, December 16, 2002 at 18:11:31 (CST)


Deployed on Saratoga in 1992 as a member of CAG-17 while assigned to VFA-81.
Mark T. Plummer <mtplummer@hotmail.com>
Defiance, Oh USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 19:08:34 (CST)


Feb 75 - Oct 78
Tim Ashby, BT3 <ASHBYTB@cs.com>
Burkburnett, TX USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 17:32:17 (CST)


Served 86/90 worked on 3MMR, 87 med cruise.. Like to hear anybody during that time, also looking for two very good friends of my Mark Segeant ,he worked in supply. And JoseMelendez that worked with me in 3MMR. Have a lot of fun in VA portsmouth shipyard.
MM3 FMiranda <Felix.Miranda@Sungard.com>
Boston, MA USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 16:05:57 (CST)


Hello Fellow Shipmates; I serve on board USS Saratoga during 65-69 With 3rd DivisionHappy Holidays From Me To All Of You Waytt
Andrew Wyatt <awyattsr@netzero.net>
W. Yarmouth, Ma USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 13:15:13 (CST)


New Email add.
Darrell Hillabrandt <bikerman@chartermi.net>
Ionia, MI USA - Sunday, December 15, 2002 at 00:40:14 (CST)


I am looking for T.L. Sykes (T.L.intials). If anyone thinks they might know who I am talking about please let me know.He use to be in a recruiting training command center in Great Lakes, Illinois. Thanks, Rachel
T.L. Sykes <rmendoza@midsouthrr.com>
Memphis, Tn USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 21:24:27 (CST)


Charles Wolf was my Father in Law and passed away a few yaers ago. I am just trying to find out if anyone had some info regarding his years on the Saratoga. If memory serves me correctly he was onboard during the Cuban Missle Crisis and the 7 day war. Any info would be appreciated
Charles Robert Wolf <scottbcampbell67@yahoo.com>
Wahiawa, Hi USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 20:40:53 (CST)


Served in WW2 on C-3
Alfred Quentin Tate <rschwebach@msn.com>
East Berlin, Pa USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 10:07:55 (CST)


Incredible reading these posts. I served on the Sara from '76-80 in MMR4, AMR2 as a Machinist's Mate. made two Med cruises and rodwe the third over (that bugger Master Chief Wallace wouldn't approve my early out chit....lol). A lot of great memories and just a few bad ones. I was glad to see that the old gal was saved from the "razor blade factory"
Wiley Hamilton <wham01@bellsouth.net>
Sunrise, Fl USA - Saturday, December 14, 2002 at 03:22:03 (CST)


I've found a few shipmates from the Saratoga, and looking for more. Also looking for the cruise book from the 'loveboat' cruise. I worked medical giving countless audiograms and ordering glasses. Give me a toot sometime and maybe we can have a mini reunion. Remember CDR Pugh and the real long cruise when we captured Arafat's men on the Achille Lauro and kicked Khaddafi's ass? Write me real soon. Now retired from the Navy and really enjoying it.
Michael Vaughn <shelback@visi.net>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 17:04:42 (CST)


On board 2-11-66 till 1-20-69, OC Division, Aircontrol
Roland G. Coffaro <ourextramail69@yahoo.com>
Grand Prairie, Tx. USA - Friday, December 13, 2002 at 00:52:48 (CST)


ANYONE REMEMBER 11/07/74 WHEN THE SARA LOST HER GYRO WHILE UNREPPING WITH THE USS WACCAMAW WOW WHAT A NIGHT
MICHAEL <MCPITT1053@AOL.COM>
MASTIC BEACH NY, USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 21:38:19 (CST)


Attn plankowners, check out entries HERE'S CUMSHAW at site ussindependencecva62-1@yahoogroups.com
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens , Ga USA - Wednesday, December 11, 2002 at 17:18:45 (CST)


plankoner cva60
washburn j.g. sn <joseph@brazosnet.com>
south bend, TX USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 20:08:24 (CST)


Wishing all shipmates a safe and happy holiday season.
LCDR Bill Kreceman <kreceman@direcway.com>
Atoaka, TN USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 15:35:15 (CST)


WISHING ALL SARA SHIPMATES A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR. LETS FIND SOME V-2 CAT # 1 GUYS, 1971 TO 1973
TOM WELLS <TOMTOES@AOL.COM>
HOUSTON, TX USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 14:46:34 (CST)


My father served on the Sara CV3 as a Hellcat pilot of VBF-13 in mid-1945. Would like to hear from squadron mates or their descendants.
ENS. Robert K. Swanson <roger.swanson@anshen.com>
San Francisco, CA USA - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 00:34:22 (CST)


WHATS UP SHIPMATES, WAS ABOARD SUPER SARA IN 1989-1991. WORKED IN PERSONAL. LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM ADMIN OR THE MWA CREW (YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE)
ROB MASIAS <BOOTSDOG@QWEST.NET>
DEVER, CO USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 15:18:35 (CST)


My father is 84 years old and some of his fondest memories are of his shipmates he served with aboard the USS Saratoga during the war. He would be tickled pink to hear from any of you. I am giving him a surpirse membership as my Christmas present this year. Please contact my dad and put a big ole smile on my father's face. Thank you very much. His loving daughter, Beverly
Grover Cleveland Harrison <mrson@bellsouth.net>
Greenville, SC USA - Monday, December 09, 2002 at 11:51:49 (CST)


George Hastings is my dad. He past away last year. We're looking for any information about his time on the Saratoga. If you can be of any help, please e-mail me. Thanks! Doug Hastings
George Hastings <dgha928@aol.com>
valley stream, ny USA - Sunday, December 08, 2002 at 19:39:30 (CST)


I came across your website while researching the fate of retired ships and have really enjoyed this visit. Although I served in the USN from 1965 through 1969, I never had the pleasure of serving on the Saratoga. However, my own memory of the Sara goes back much earlier to when I was growing up just a block from the Brooklyn Navy Yard in the 1950's. As a small boy, I was one of those who attended both the ship's christening and commissioning. Indeed, until a few years ago, I still had the programs for both. In any case, I am glad to see that this great ship survives and is fondly remembered by those who bravely sailed in her. If possible, I would like to be included on a mailing list of the ship's new home and hope to attend the opening. Best wishes to all shipmates,Robert G. Harp, Ph.D.
Robert G. Harp <robertgharp@aol.com>
Washington, DC USA - Saturday, December 07, 2002 at 21:04:24 (CST)


Looking for any deck apes, especially Bos'n Locker, from 1977-1980. Especially looking for Dave Saunders & Jimmy Cabrera. Would like to hear from anyone from that time.
Scott Adams <adams713@comcast.net>
Riverside, nj USA - Thursday, December 05, 2002 at 03:58:51 (CST)


Served the Super Sara unde CAPT Jerry Unruh/MM Kemple/CDR B Pugh and finally, CAPT R Weaver in the Medical Dept as Surgical Tech. Many Great Memories of the Sara and the Supply Hold - somewhere, someone must find this site and look me up. What an era. Keep an even strain shipmates and wax the damn deck!
HM2 Barry O'Brien <barryo@chartermi.net>
MI USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 21:16:06 (CST)


I was onboard from 16 Nov 90 - 1 Sep 94. Great site, great idea.
PN1(AW) Kevin Hernandez <hernandez@deyo.navy.mil>
Virginia Beach , VA USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 16:47:58 (CST)


I was onboard from 16 Nov 90 - 1 Sep 94. Great site, great idea.
PN2(AW) Kevin Hernandez <hernandez@deyo.navy.mil>
Virginia Beach , VA USA - Wednesday, December 04, 2002 at 16:08:28 (CST)


I was on board the Sara from '83-'85. I served in the V-1 division in Crash and Salvage. If anyone was a Crash Crewman at this time , please feel free to contact me.
Todd Bridwell <Electraglidnblue@aol.com>
Louisville, Ky USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 23:22:43 (CST)


I am looking for information on my grandpa Melvin Weatherly (PUNCH was his nickname). He was a GOLDEN GLOVES BOXER on the Saratoga in the 40's. He was a gunner. Any information would greatly be appreciated.
Melvin Dean Weatherly <poncho@cableone.net>
Elk City, Ok USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 18:22:26 (CST)


I was on the Sara from 65-67 in the V-2 division. It would be nice to hear from someone who was there at that time.
LARRY M AVARELLO <LARRY_M_AVARELLO@BANKONE.COM>
BURLESON, TX USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 11:45:03 (CST)


WORKED IN 1MMR FROM 1992-1994
FN DEXTER LEWIS <dexterlew2002@yahoo.com>
GADSDEN, AL USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 11:04:14 (CST)


WORKED IN 1MMR FROM 1992-1994
FN DEXTER LEWIS
GADSDEN, AL USA - Tuesday, December 03, 2002 at 11:00:51 (CST)


Served with VF-103 during 72-73 Westpac cruise as an AK ,looking for other "Sluggers".
Don Ryan <annadon53@yahoo.com>
Upstate, NY USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 20:32:25 (CST)


fyi ebay has a 1956 sara cruise book up for auction. it will be there untill dec 4 02
randy cameron <rcameron@mcc.edu>
burton, mi USA - Monday, December 02, 2002 at 13:03:16 (CST)


Looking for Richard Stump. He was in O.I. division in 1959-1960.
Richard Negri <RN47@aol.com>
Mishawaka, In USA - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 20:43:22 (CST)


Looking for Richard Stump. He was in O.I. division in 1959-1960.
Richard Negri <RN47@aol.com>
Mishawaka, In USA - Sunday, December 01, 2002 at 20:43:21 (CST)

V3 Div. 57,58 AB3 Made North Atlantic cruse, 1st. Med cruse. Really enjoyed the times spent with all my ship mates. Been a long time, still have fond memories.
Thurman E. Caldwell <tec@preferred.com>
Johnson City, TN USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 20:33:18 (CST)


My step-dad Capt Don Boye was the Sara's Medical Officer from 77-79 and did the 77 & 78 Med Cruises. He never got the 78 cruise book and I've been looking for one for him for years. If anyone has an extra they'd part with please contact me. The Sara was a big part of my life growing up in Mayport and I'd enjoy hearing from anyone from the Medical Dept. They were all a great bunch of guys. My step-dad was very fond of all HIS boys!
Jack Cook <Ordy1jack@msn.com>
SALEM, OR USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 17:43:31 (CST)


I was in X Division and was in the Legal Office under CDR Meaghan. Remember SKI but that is about the only name I remember.
Russ Johnson YN3 <russjohn@bellsouth.net>
Conyers, GA USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 15:25:33 (CST)


Served in the Dental Dept. 1972 and 1973..looking for anyone I served with
Stephen Canavan <juneandsteve@lvcm.com>
las Vegas, NV USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 09:17:38 (CST)


I served aboard the Sara from Sept. 59 thru June 62. 3rd Division. Would do it all over again. Had a lot of good times, and served with some of the best.
Don Reisinger <dcr@pa.net>
New Bloomfield, Pa USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 08:46:50 (CST)


Hi shipmates. Richard Shreve here. I was a Master-At-Arms on Sara 1974 and 1975. I spent 1972 and 1973 at NAS Albany Georgia with Rvah-3. If anyone remembers me please email me. But also if you have ANY photos From Sara or Georgia PLEASE email me your photos. Thank you Richard AMH-3
Richard Shreve <rvah3@hotmail.com>
Erie,, Pa. USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 20:37:12 (CST)


I served on the Sara from 12/76 until 6/78. I was a personnel person first then a B'twains Mate. What a crazy time. Never forget '77 Med Cruise, including Palma. St. Thomas trip was fantastic. Anybody out there remember me?
Scott Shasteen <sshasteen@mscc.edu>
Tullahoma, TN USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 10:36:51 (CST)


would like to find x-marines who shipped aboard the Sara from 1942 to 1944.
Corp. James W. Egan <djacobs@access4less.net>
riverside, ca USA - Thursday, January 30, 2003 at 02:46:17 (CST)


I was on the Sara from mid 1976 to December 1978. At first I was in "G" division then "CR" division.
Richard N. Morales <richmorales@attbi.com>
Lake Elsinore, Ca USA - Wednesday, January 29, 2003 at 16:16:42 (CST)


I served aboard Sara from Jan 86 - Jun 89 as an RM3 in the radio shack. Looking for any of the RMs or SMs I worked with or ones who helped pull me out of the gut: FiFi LaMoure, Ku-Rock, Wally, Jeff Richardson, Thrill, Wild Bill Copeland, Jim Craig, Lacey, JJ, Stacey, or anyone else I forgot.
Ted Krol <krolt@nctamslant.navy.mil>
Portsmouth, VA USA - Tuesday, January 28, 2003 at 00:15:38 (CST)


My boyfriend just came upon a ceremonial sword. The sword was his dad's uncle by marriage, Robert Slach. It was presented to him by the Supply Dept of the USS Saratoga on March 20, 1932.I was wondering if there is anyone out there who knew anyone that served with him. Would like to get more information.Thanks.
Robert F. Slach <nganb@yahoo.com>
Los Angeles, CA USA - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 22:32:08 (CST)


I served on the SARA 1963 TO JUNE 1966IN v-3 HANGER DECK CREWWE ARE HAVING A REUNION IN JULY -- IN Clearwater, Floridae-mail me if you know anyone or want to come to the event.
john j. nolan <jnolan@sed.com>
phila., pa USA - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 15:26:01 (CST)


WE ARE HAVING 2ND ,V-3 REUNION (62 TO 66 ), THIS SUMMER IN CLEARWATER bEACH, fl. ,JULY 18 TO 20 TH ,2003.last years was a blast,hope to have more people this year.FOR INFORMATION CONTACT ME AT PHI2885@AOL.COM
WALT SINESE <PHI2885@AOL.COM>
PALM HARBOR , FL USA - Monday, January 27, 2003 at 14:59:30 (CST)


SERVED ABOARD SARA FROM 70 TO 73.5TH DIVISION. LOOKING FOR A 71 CRUISE BOOK. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN BUY ONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW-THANKS
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 21:46:20 (CST)


Ok, I know I have been in here many times but it has been awhile. I just looked at the Calender...25Jan75...reported onboard in Rota Spain. Hard to believe it's been 28 years. Imagine me at the tender age of 20 and I was already and old salt. The SARA was my second ship. I did a little time on the Independence, not long though. I knwe when I saw her that it was her...a couple of "young" sailors fresh out of Boot Camp were going to their first ship. Amazing how they reacted when they saw her for the first time. Well, I am sure they are now telling their kids and maybe even Grandkids stories of their exploits. I have, some people even amazed at what I have seen and where I have been. Come to think of it...so am I. You guys have fun out there...maybe someday another one will Come along...nah, never be another SARA.
EM2 M. Diaz <MD5442@aol.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 21:44:52 (CST)


Served on Saratoga with Leon Dehaven Dancy, Homer Lee Merriweather
Warren Green <warren@wgassociates.com>
indianapolis, in USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 16:47:14 (CST)


i worked in the post office from 11 64 till 6 65. wouldlike to hear from anybody on that cruise.
allyn dietz <allyndietz>
vineland, nj USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 14:58:07 (CST)


daughter of wallace c. macdonald, who served on board the sara between 57-59,would love to talk to any of his former shipmates. i was told that dad did some artwork for either the paper or the cruise book. hoping that someone has some info on how i can obtain them. thanks.
wallace c. macdonlad <steach123s@aol.com>
va. beach, va USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 10:20:52 (CST)


TRYING TO CONTACT ANYONE THAT I SERVED WITH ON THE "SARA" WAS IN THE NAVY FROM 1962 TO 1966 PLEASE E MAIL ME AT AKRIDGELIVESTOCK@AOL.COM HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS SOON !
JOEL P. "PAT"CALABRESE.
COKER, AL USA - Sunday, January 26, 2003 at 00:09:37 (CST)


I was attached to VS-22 from 1977 to 79. Like to see the Sara again.
Jeffery Erdmann <erdmann_j@insightbb.com>
Bloomington, In USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 21:31:16 (CST)


I am a plank owner having served on the Sara from January, 1956, through January, 1957. I was the 3rd Division Officer. Lt. Cdr. Po Harwell was my boss and Lt. Bob Ulm was my roommate. It would be a great privilege to meet anyone who served on the Sara, especially while I was assigned to ship's company.John McPhail
Lt. (jg) John McPhail <koba@attbi.com>
Winchester, MA USA - Saturday, January 25, 2003 at 16:21:02 (CST)


Welcome aboard your NEW!!! Saratoga Assn members.Allen T. Powell/CVA60 /70-71 V-3 Div//Frank N. Palo CVA/CV60 70-73 S-2 Div//Robert W. & Lois, Newman//CV3 37-41 N Div//John & Debra, Hankinson/ CVA60 69-70 VA-46//Ralph J. D'atri.CVA60 62-63 VA-36 Roadrunners//Aubrey R. Patten/CV3 42-43 M Div//Lyle L. Brovan/CVA60 58-65 VA-15 & VA-34//William "Bill" D. & Carolyn,Paschall/CVA60 56-57 Comcardiv Six Staff//Donald James & Sherrie, Toro/ CV60 77-79 S-6 Div. All of your names are on the master U.S Mailinglist.You all will be informed as to up comming events,where, when and what will take place, all the events.We now have 3400+ members on our U.S.Mailing list(just updated) if you are not getting the Saratoga mail. Then get the membership form filled out and in the mail to me ASAP. Again a big (Welcome Aboard) to our new members.
AMH-2 /Sect./Saratoga Assn. John D. Brandman. 72-73 <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Friday, January 24, 2003 at 11:30:18 (CST)


My father-in-law, Loren Wilson Barham, served aboard Sara between 12/1938 and 10/1942. Sadly, he died in 1995. I am trying to find shipmates who served during that time who might have rememberences I might include in a memory book dedicated to his Naval service, which will go to his two beloved grandsons. If you served aboard Sara during that time and/or remember Loren and would like to share, please feel free to write to me. Thank you so much,Nancy L. Barham
Loren Barham <nancy@ranchomurieta.org>
Rancho Murieta, CA USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 22:38:18 (CST)


I was a crew member on the USS Saratoga from 1974 when she was in the ship yards after Viet Nam until 1976. I have been trying to get in touch with other members of the engineering division aka P-1. In 1995 I was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer which is called multiple myeloma it is an environmental type of cancer and I am trying to see if there were others on the ship or from the Aux. Engine Room #1 where I worked who may have the same problem. I am still in good health and if there are others who have this cancer too I want them to know about me please e_mail me either way.I have the cruise book from the 1st MED Cruise I made. I did not get the second book or it was lost because I was discharged in the second half of the second MED cruise. I have enjoyed looking at your WEB site and it has brought back a lot of good memories. Please let me know how I can become active again with the USS Saratoga or other people who have served on the greatest carrier in the Atlantic. MM3Carl J Carpenter (Butch) Decatur Illinois
Carl Butch Carpenter <carlpbpa@aol.com>
Decatur, Il USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 20:02:47 (CST)


I served on SARA in 1975 and 76 in V2 Division I transfered in JUne of 76 and ended up on 4 more carriers before I retired
James Vanderhoof <annnjim@westpa.net>
Youngsville, Pa USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 15:26:44 (CST)


My father, a Canadian, born in Saskatchewan but moved to Vancouver BC in the mid 30's, spoke of serving in the US Navy on the Saratoga during WWII. He was injured when a big gun blew up and he received a Purple Heart. He never spoke much about his time in the Navy but I figure he was on the Saratoga about 1941/42 and he did mention being near to Pearl Harbor when it was attacked. Unfortunately he passed away this past Christmas but if anyone remembers him I would like to hear from you.
Donald Robert Kinnon <pnicolson@dccnet.com>
Vancouver, BC Canada - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 09:47:53 (CST)


I was on the Saratoga from early 74 to 76 made one and a half med cruise. I had a great time even though there were no windows in the hole (Eng Rooms) I worked in 1 AUX with a great bunch of guys the big guy then was MM1 Crews (sp) looking for other Engine room Mates even Boiler Mates will do. I had a great time going overseas @ 17 years old. feel free to e-mail me. MM3 Carl Carpenter
Carl "Butch" Carpenter <carlpbpa@aol.com>
Decatur , IL USA - Thursday, January 23, 2003 at 01:22:49 (CST)


any vf-74 be devilers from 84, 88, drop me a line!!!
jeff latoff <myo1@hazleton.net>
drums, pa USA - Wednesday, January 22, 2003 at 09:37:24 (CST)


I WAS ON BOARD THE SARATOGA FROM 74-77 VA-75 ANY SUNDAY PUNCHERS OUT THERE...
ALEX MCCANDLESS <JRMCC@VALLEYSOFTISP.NET>
WOLF CREEK, OR USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 11:49:15 (CST)


JUST LOOKING FOR SOME OLD FRIENDS FROM MY SQUADRON VF74. I SERVED ON THE SARA. FROM 1987 TO 1990. IM ALSO LOOKING FOR MY OLD CMCAO GENE KNIGGE. CAN ANYONE HELP?
AO3 WILLNER BARRY <JEEPN@MYHTN.NET>
FRANKLIN, IL USA - Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 01:05:11 (CST)


I was aboard the Saratoga in '62 & '63 as a member of heavy attack squadron VAH-9 during the Cuban Missile crisis and the '63 Med cruise. Proud to have served in the USN and to have served aboard the Sara.
Bud Miedema <bmiedema@attbi.com>
Hanover Park, IL USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 20:41:34 (CST)


I posted Toms name in memory of the great experiance he had in the Navy and his time on the Saratoga. In memory of Tom "Chab's" Chabok from his brother in law Pete
Tom Chabok
Dunellen, nj USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 14:51:35 (CST)


Was on saratoga from late 1961 to early 1964 in v3 divison.Would like to hear from any of my old ship.E-mail at bonouniv@AOL.COM lEON
Leon Cluckey <bonouniv@aol.com>
Martin, oh USA - Sunday, January 19, 2003 at 02:53:55 (CST)


Served in 2main 1976 1977 med cruise , Spent over100 days at sea off coast of Libia got a beer call at sea !Were we at combat ? Capt. Dunn CO please reply. Real GQ near cuba chased soviet bear that invaded our air space. Then Capt. Hunter CO I believe, scary at time!
Tim Mellum <t3mell@aol.com>
USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 13:59:49 (CST)


My step-dad Willard A. (Bill) Petty served on the Saratoga CV-3 sometime in early 1942 thru the end of 1946. Dad passed away on March 15, 2002. Deeply loved the Saratoga and crewmates. Any remberance of him would be appreciated.
Willard Alexander Petty <DonMikMontgomery@aol.com>
Moulton, AL USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 11:26:49 (CST)


On the Sara from 1974-1978 in E-Div.
Paul Hayes <hannibal54@direcway.com>
Ottawa, Il USA - Saturday, January 18, 2003 at 08:54:44 (CST)


I am Henry's (Hank) wife. He passed away in 1991 at the age of 53. My son is asking questions about the Saratoga which Hank served on briefly. It had to be around '56 and we are trying to figure out when. Hello to all his shipmates. He was an Aerographer 3 at the time.
Henry A. Ercoele <wailu@aol.com>
Las Vegas, NV USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 14:51:48 (CST)


sure miss her
Charles Dobbs <chasandglo@msn.com>
Roscommon, Mi USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 14:38:08 (CST)


I just sent 1st payment of my pledge to the museum project
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens, Ga USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 13:49:25 (CST)


The Forrestal Spot Sheet, CVA/CV59's News Paper and news letter just came in the U.S. Mail. On their new membership listing, is their new total for memership. 2,264 is their new mumber. Ours is 3,125 so as you can see they are closing in on us. We have two ships to our credit and they only have One.So get that membership form filled out and in the mail to me ASAP!!!!. We dont want ot be #2. We are the largest carrier assn today. Lets keep it that way.$10.00 is not tooo much to ask for. Make it so!!!!
AMH-2 & Sect. Saratoga Assn. John D. Brandman <cva360@Hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Friday, January 17, 2003 at 12:33:00 (CST)


hello< i am tom wymer i miss the crazy horse bar in gulf onedo you remember me????
Tom Wymer <Pinkdoodles92@hotmail.com>
Toledo, FL USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 18:24:07 (CST)


I need to find out what the highest point on the Saratoga CV60 is above sea level
Alison <alison.cowie@mbda.co.uk>
bristol, UK - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 11:42:41 (CST)


Was in heavy -9made 2 cruises on the sara was tad to s-6 the 1st cruise on the 2nd worked in 9s supply my 1st cruise was christmas 1961 1st port o call Cannes France what a good xmas that was.
Mike Pesta <MT PESTA@AOL.COM>
Youngstown, Ohio USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 09:52:15 (CST)


Served in V-2, arresting gear from 84 to 88. Any fellow gear rats from that time out there.
Jeff Betts <JeffABetts@aol.com>
Jacksonville, fl USA - Wednesday, January 15, 2003 at 18:20:33 (CST)


G-DIVISION '71 - '73 MED AND WESTPAC CRUISES.
John Robertson <CROBERTSON@MAIL.NEWNANUTILITIES.ORG>
NEWNAN, GA USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 23:17:30 (CST)


ABOARD SARA 70 TO 73. 5TH DIVISION. LIKE TO FIND A 71 CRUISE BOOK. IF ANYONE KNOWS WHERE I CAN GET ONE PLEASE LET ME KNOW
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 16:07:06 (CST)


I WAS ON THE SARATOGA SHIP IN 1956-1958 and would like to get in touch with old buddies.
JOHN JONES <ohgodgrandpa@wmconnect.com>
Palm Harbor, FL. USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 14:38:12 (CST)


On board 1956 thru 1959. V-6 Division (AMS-2) Aviation Metalshop just off of hanger bay 1. New York to Florida, Atlantic to Caribbean to the Med. Any member of v-6 give me a shout. Have been to reunions and met people from my era. Join your association and enjoy life.Jerry:
GERALD C. CHURCH <churchjj@worldnet.att.net>
Louisville, KY. USA - Tuesday, January 14, 2003 at 14:25:24 (CST)


I SERVED ON THE SARA from 1962 to 1965 CS DIV Left ship on Med Cruise in Rota, Spain. Would like to hear from former shipmates.
RAY MALLEY <rrtyb@aol.com>
Ringoes, NJ USA - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 19:52:41 (CST)


Served aboard "SAR" 1963-65 I'm looking for a Douglas Burtner,Ernest Fingers, or any one in the Public Information Office.
Danny (Dan) L. Cox <dancox@kconline.com>
Warsaw, IN USA - Monday, January 13, 2003 at 12:00:00 (CST)


Would be good to hear from some of my old shopmates! Especially the Air Group 12Bob Traynor
Robert M Traynor <peggytraynor@aol.com>
Rapid City, SD USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 23:33:11 (CST)


HAPPY NEW YEAR SHIPMATES! SERVED ON SARA FROM 89-91. LOOKING FOR ADMIN PEOPLE.
ROBERT MASIAS <BOOTSDOG@QWEST.NET>
DENVER, CO USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 23:22:34 (CST)


Iwas on board from nov. 1960 to oct 1963. M div. (new e-mail address. Only remember the good times
Joe Zarnowski <jzarnowski24@comcast.net>
west haven , Ct. USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 11:46:57 (CST)


I was in E-Division 82-86, I use to run a still in the EE03 shop with Kevin "chevy" Demarest. I remember the end of the 86 cruise, 30 + Sparky's trashing a room at the Sheraton, at Neptune beach. Hey wait most of my memories involve a non stop party. Why did I ever Leave. EM2 Dan "Da Urb" Urbanski.
Dan Urbanski <durbanski@ctmt.com>
Lebanon, In USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 05:19:26 (CST)


All VAH.or RVAH personel, There will be a dedication for the Sanford Airport Memorial, to help preserve a RA5C Buro# 156632. This will take place in Sanford FL.May 29th-June 01, 2003. Contact Chuck Templin at 407-322-0380 for event forms and more info. Guest speaker will be Vice Chief of Naval operations,Adm William Fallon.. So if you were stationed at NAS Sanford FL or NAS Albany GA. Your are invited to attend. Thats all hands and Officers. Give chuck a call and tell him you heard it here on the Saratoga web page. Dont miss this one!!!! I will be there, will you.???
AMH-2/Sect. Saratoga Assn. John D. Brandman <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 12:04:30 (CST)


My name is Donald James(D.J.) Toro II. I am a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps and I am looking for my godfather or anyone that served with my father on the "Sara". My godfathers name is Jacob Leondro Chavez II. My father was on the "Sara" in the mid to late 70's. He got oout of the navy in 1978 or 1979. If anyone cane help me locate anyone that knew him, please contact me.
Donald James (D.J.) Toro <torocfh@superbikeclub.com>
Andrews AFB, MD USA - Saturday, January 11, 2003 at 08:54:55 (CST)


This is my father. I am his oldest daughter who would like to contact and find out some information regarding my father and his duty aboard the Saratoga. According to his military records, he was aboard the Saratoga in April of 1956 and December of 1957. My mother is still alive and living in Minnesota. He married her in October of 1957. Thank you for your time and consideration
Richard "Dick" Costello <milwyf@yahoo.com>
Cannon Falls, MN USA - Friday, January 10, 2003 at 22:27:34 (CST)


Was on the Super Sara from 1972-1975 Ret.1975 Wish to hear from any shipmates that was aboard and remembers me.Will respond to all emails. Thanks Jim
HM1(PJ)James Phillips USN/RET <kf4etx@aol.com>
Flagler Beach, Fl USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 17:07:28 (CST)


CVA-60 Med cruise 64-65 my name is Jay Brown ABF-3
E.W. Carhart ABF-3
ny USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 09:23:12 (CST)


ABOARD SARA FROM 70 TO 73. 5TH DIVISION WEAPONS DEPT.LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE FROM THAT TIME.WOULD ALSO LIKE TO FIND A 72 CRUISE BOOK. HAD ONE LINED UP BUT LOST THE EMAIL ADDRESS. THANKS
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 21:24:46 (CST)


Was ETN3/2 with OE Division in SINS and CCTV fn 11/71-3/74, so made WESTPAC, became a "SHELLBACK", retired in 1989 after 22 years in "Canoe Club". Best Wishes to all past shipmates.
ETC(SW) Tom Jewett <jewetttg@navair.navy.mil>
Jacksonville, FL USA - Wednesday, January 08, 2003 at 07:55:06 (CST)


Looking for any Crash Crew folks from the 70-72 era
Bill Conley ABH3 Crash Crew V-1 <bconley1@hotmail.com>
Sale, NH 03079 - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 13:39:44 (CST)


Although my memory isn't what it was 60 years ago, I do remember many of the good times and a few of the bad times.Wells was the CPO in the main turbine room where I was assigned, Slug Freeman was one of my mates down there.Aamodt twins were EMs in my division. If this stirs any memories, let me hear from you. Fair winds and following seas.
Aubrey R. Patten,ex MM2/c,USN <patsrays@earthlink.net>
Floral City, Fl. USA - Tuesday, January 07, 2003 at 09:55:04 (CST)


Served on the Sara between Nov. 1992-Oct. 1994. Attached to V-4 Division.
ABF3 Guillen, Daniel <daniel112468@msn.com>
El Paso, TX USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 21:01:04 (CST)


Served on the Sara between Nov. 1992-Oct. 1997
ABF3 Guillen, Daniel <daniel112468@msn.com>
El Paso, TX USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 21:00:30 (CST)


ABOARD SARA 70 TO 73. 5TH DIVISION GUNNERSMATE.WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES FROM THAT TIME AND I'M TRING TO FIND A 72 CRUISE BOOK. IF YOU HAVE ONE OR KNOW OF ONE FOR SALE PLEASE LET ME KNOW. HAD ONE LINED UP BUT LOST THE EMAIL ADDRESS
DON BEAIR <donb45@hotmail.com>
MOREHEAD, KY USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 17:03:51 (CST)


I was in 3rd div. from the last part of 66 to 70 was on the 1st lts detail spray team and ran the paint locker for A while had a lot of good friends miss them when i get to thinking about my tour of duty
bm3 JERRY MCELWRATH <jmcelw1062@aol.com>
hughes , ar USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 05:43:21 (CST)


89-93 Looking for V-2 Gear rats.
ABE1(AW) Mark J. Horn <Horn0428@aol.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Monday, January 06, 2003 at 01:28:25 (CST)


TO ALL NON MEMBER SHIPMATES:Read the post below by our Association Secretary-Treasurer John Brandman.Sara is now in RI in a "Hold For Museum" status but if she does not get help from shipmates like you and I, the Navy will change that status and recall her in a hurry.One way to help is by joining the Association now, and then go to the the USS Saratoga Museum Foundation homepage and help all you can.The dues for the ASSociation is only a mere $10.00 but the benifits are great.Once you've been to a reunion, you're hooked.
Don Sager <saracva60@optonline.net>
Torrington, CT USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 15:25:09 (CST)


Searved July 1977 till June 1980
SMCM William A McGregor <WWmAMc@aol.com>
Honea Path , SC USA - Sunday, January 05, 2003 at 11:36:23 (CST)


Looking for anyone in 4th division from 1965 to 1968.I know some of my ex shipmates are still kicking,and hopefully in the computer age.I would love to hear from any of the old boat crew.
Tom Palmer <tompalm47@aol.com>
Greenwood, In USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 18:05:07 (CST)


looking for howard bowie jr,g-div,hanger deck crew.if you seethis bow please send me a e-mail.any more from hanger deck crew from 1968-71 out there send an e-maile-mail here or to andersog@histat.comlooking foreword to hearing from cva-60 g-div guy's andy
greg anderson <andersog@surfsation.com>
arcadia, fl USA - Saturday, January 04, 2003 at 17:35:55 (CST)


Served aboard Sara in Medical Dept. from Oct. 71 to Feb. 73.Looking for other corpsmen from that same time. Harold Campbell, Tom Paul, Dennis Kanour, and any of the other Kongs Club alumni from the WestPac deployment. Contact me.
Michael Robberstad <PapaRobb50@msn.com>
Salem, Oregon USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 23:49:37 (CST)


Deck apes,Snipes,paint chippers,Jar Heads,Jet Jocky's,red Shirts,Green shirts,Brown & Purple. You all say the same thing,cant wate to get back aboard the home you use to know sooo well. We are the largest carrier assn of all the U.S Naval ships. This Assn is in its 52nd year and the only way we can continue on is with your New membership's. The curser is right in front of you (Membership Form) just click and print.Then U.S. Mail the completed form to me. My address is at the bottom of the request form. That is just the first step.Once you have been to your 1st reunion and have seen all we have to offer,you wont miss out on any of the future ones. But most of all dont forget about www.usssaratoga.org go to Rhode Island and see her again.You cant imagine the flood of memories that will go racing in your head. I saw her at nite several years ago tied to her sister ship CV59. Both dark and with no life and no lights and no sounds.But the noise in my mind made up for all that was not there at the dock.To me she was and still is alive. We need all of your help to keep her going.So some day you to can feel the sounds and think about your!! Memories.Make it soo. My Mail bag is empty i need your membership forms to process. Call me, if you cant print out the form and i will US Mail one to you ASAP. Happy New Year to All.
AMH-2 Saratoga Sect// John D. Brandman CVA/CV60-72-73 <cva360@Hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 22:05:57 (CST)


I was on the sara for the 92 med cruise with VFA83 i miss it now that im not on it i never thought i would say that i cant wait to get on board her again when they open the museum in Rhode Island
AN.Barlow Brian J. <bjb@eriecoast.co>
Oberlin, Oh USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 20:59:27 (CST)


My uncle was a radar operator (was not in squadron) on the Sara during 57 and 58 (Lebanon Crisis). He may be known by Ken or Kenny. Email me if you remember him. Also I saw footage of the Spads, Guppy Spads, Skyrays, A3D's, and F8U's taking off and landing on his old home movies. I remember them from books and museum pieces except for the A4D. Remember the guy at the ceremony on deck (crew was in whites) who fell out? My uncle's friend was Bill Padgett (sic on last name?).
LT JG W K Turner <kturner66@mindspring.com>
Macon, GA USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 20:59:04 (CST)


Served onboard from Sep89-Jun93. Looking for fellow V-2 bustasses!
ABE1(AW) Mark J. Horn <Horn0428@aol.com>
Orlando, FL USA - Thursday, January 02, 2003 at 02:17:59 (CST)


was in b division...oil shack from 1973 to 1975
arnie weitzel <arn8555@aol.com>
USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 20:26:08 (CST)

I served on the Saratoga in 1967 in check crew responsible for maintenance of the J-65 skyhawk engine. I was on the Medcruise. Would like to communicate with anyone on this cruise. Especially would like news of McGhee
H. D. Robertson "Robby" <HRobertson1@msn.com>
Knoxville, TN USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 20:26:27 (CST)


I was on the Sara for the vietnam cruise, the Portsmouth shipyard overhaul and the Med cruise after the shipyard.I was is S-3 div (Ship Stores)Looking for shipmates from this time frame. lets chatDon
donald a pollom jr <pollomd@pamf.org>
hollister, ca USA - Friday, February 28, 2003 at 10:26:55 (CST)


Does anyone remember Bill Massingham. He was my Father and he served on the Saratoga Sometime in the middle 1940's and was wounded. He died when I was 17 and I never heard much at all about his military life. I am now 55 and would love to hear from anyone that may have known him.
Wilbur (Bill) Massingham <mullisfi@quik.com>
USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 20:37:45 (CST)


I came aboard in Dec. 1969 in the Philly shipyard. Was only onboard until mid summer then transferred off. Worked in crews barber shop and officers barber shop
Greg Barnes <lygrba@aol.com>
Greer, sc USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 19:55:21 (CST)


hey whats up this is The Chiefs grandson PO3 Ruth i am following in his footsteps but look i got a question how many of you all knew my grandfather at the above given name he was a nuclear technition and worked with the nuclear devies on board that were top secert at the time he was in devison W aboard the ship please if you have any oinformation on him mail me at lawn1@cox.net thatnk youPO3 Jordan Ruth
Chief John F. Ruth <lawn1@cox.net>
norfolk, va USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 16:35:40 (CST)


Hey V-6 Division and V-5 division (compartment mates) from the old days... Me and Church are getting it on and wondering where the rest of you are. Tomorrow is amateur night, lets go to Thompson's bar for some Slitz's and listen to Ray Price sing "Crazy Arms" on the juke box. ROBBIE
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens, Ga USA - Thursday, February 27, 2003 at 14:46:09 (CST)


Served as CYN3 in CR Div 1 January 1971-18 Mar 1972. Still a few sparks around from that time. Funny memories of my year & some spent onboard. Check out the website. You may find yourself listed there . . . Hope to once again stand on those decks again before I run out of heart beats. Stay sane & stay healthy. 73 de Nils
Nils R. B. Young <nilsbull@juno.com>
Medway, OH USA - Wednesday, February 26, 2003 at 12:25:13 (CST)


Love your site. Anyways I served aboard 81-83.Paint chipper extradinare.Oh and can i buff floors with the best.God bless you old foggies,that where the real deal.Im so glad that the millions that went into that ship went towards something worth while.Mark Weiss,McColough,I miss you guys.You to burrrry.Obrien And Weaver I will get you both its just a matter of time.Hey im rich and lovin it guys.
skinner <neilsun_1@hotmail.com>
springhill, fl. USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 21:39:17 (CST)


looking for some old friends,mark weiss,mccoulogha?,burch (george)
neil skinner <neilsun_1@hotmail.com>
springhill, fl USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 21:14:52 (CST)


ANYONE REMEMBER THE SARA LOSING ITS GYRO 11/07/74 UNREPPING THE USS WACCAMAW AO109 WHAT A NIGHT THE DECKAPE ON THE WACCAMAW WAS MEDIVAC'D TO THE SARA AFTER THE EMERGENCY BREAKAWAY WENT BADLY GOD BLESS ALL
MICHAEL CURRAN <MCPITT1053@AOL.COM>
MASTIC BEACH, NY USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 19:08:48 (CST)


S-1 Division 1964-1968. Anybody in CIVLANT sorry they didn't stay in & have a retirement fund to sit on now? Shoulda, coulda, woulda..send emails, I'll answer all.MOSS
Bill Mossey SK <moss1947@aol.com>
La Puente, CA USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 14:12:59 (CST)


Served in CR Div 3/78 - 9/80..had a great time..remember the collision and getting pierside libs in Palermo!..Crazy times back then..but some of the best times of my life..Any shipmates from back then drop a note...would like to hear from ya!
Fred Fox <wnterwarlock@aol.com>
WA USA - Tuesday, February 25, 2003 at 13:46:12 (CST)


I was a plank owner,E division worked out of the lighting shop all of my hitch.I remember a lot of the guys in E div at that time.C.Hammack,Pat Finfrock,and his brother Joe,Tom Jelinek,Frenchy Verchereau,Frank Sumption,Charley Smoot,Jimmy Dick Warrington,Paul Hartung,Ed Mendonca,and his pal animal(can not remember his name,Freeman,Kosik,Gower,Red Root,must be some others in the back of my mind.Steve Wall EM 1-P1 My nickname was Bulkhead seaman recruit Wall S.R.
Stephen R.Wall <srwall@msn.com>
Chippewa Falls , Wi. USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 14:19:07 (CST)


Welcome aboard your New Saratoga Shipmates!!.Thomas M & Jessie, Brown/CVA60 60-62 S-5 Div//John C. & June,Chandler/CVA60 57-58 Commander Carrier Div 6.//James S. & Marris, Cockran/CV3 42-45//Terry K.& Donna, Kinum//CVA60 65-67 Communations//Thomas J.& Bethany Sue,Kocher//CV60 87-90 Personnel Office//John C. & Wendy, Koch/CV60 85-87 VS-30//Christopher Jude,&Cynthia,Montalbano//CV60 78-80 Navigation Div//Darrell A."King" & Joyce,Tutt//CV3 V-1 Div//Biron D.&Diane,Walter/CVA60 65-68 CS-Div//Robert J. & Margaret,Webber//CV60 78-80 VF-31 Tomcatters.Lets keep my mail bag full, with more membership apps. From 1956-1994 there were over 60,000 shipmates cross the Sara's (CVA/CV60)Decks.So you can see we have room for a lot more members to our #1 reunion assn.Make it soo!!!!
AMH-2//Sect/ John D. Brandman .RVAH-1-72-73 <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Monday, February 24, 2003 at 09:44:50 (CST)


I was a Marine on the Saratoga during WWII. I'm the one who run the gauntlet twice - once as a Marine and once as an officer. I went to college afterward, eventually getting a Ph.D. at U.N.C. I taught at University of Virginia. I'd be interested in hearing from other Marines, and getting another copy of the 'yearbook' (I recently lost mine). The email address is my wife's - I'm not too good with computers - and the web address is my son's.
George W. Holmes <maxydoodle@aol.com>
Charlottesville, VA USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 19:35:41 (CST)


I was onboard the Sara 10/8/68thru 12/10/69. I was assigned to the Door & Hatch Shop where I worked with a lot of great men. I would love to talk or e-mail any of the guys that were there during that period of time. Thank you John BILBREY
John Bilbrey DC2 <jdblgb93@wmconnect.com>
Texas City, Tx USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 15:03:38 (CST)


My father, Domenick S. Venezia, served aboard CV3 during 1944-45 as a machinist's mate. He spoke of his time aboard only once in recounting his time tending a fuel oil burner during the Iwo Jima battle. He died at 74 years old in an accident in August 2000, never having found this site. If you served with him, please contact me. God bless all those who served.
Domenick Venezia <demonick@earthlink.net>
Seattle, WA USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 13:59:49 (CST)


looking for BM'S from the 4th division 1955-59
Richard Nilsen <linailz@aol.com>
mastic, ny USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 13:00:17 (CST)


On Friday February 21st, 2003 I was honored to attend the Iwo Jima Luncheon, given by the Marine Corp League of the New York tri-state area, representing the USS Saratoga Association. Thereat, we paid honor to all those who served, were injured or killed in the Iwo Jima battle, including the 123 Sara shipmates killed and the 300 that were wounded. In attendance were six (6) survivors of the battle, one of which was a Navy Corpsman. Fraternally yours, Chip.
Chip Hayes 4th Division 66-68 <chip1440@msn.com>
HAVERSTRAW, NY USA - Saturday, February 22, 2003 at 10:10:34 (CST)


Listed on Ebay under uss saratoga, there are 1977 cruisebooks on CD's for sale. Hope this helps someone that doesn't have their book.
Marty Morgan <wmm3rd@yahoo.com>
Opelika, AL USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 20:40:17 (CST)


Sara sailed into Iraq by the Internet this week. I posted a CV60 bow photo onto the website that Saddam had intended to use to publicize his satellite TV link along with messages to the Iraqi people to reject Saddam. The Sara Lives On!
Robin Poole <rpoole@techtraininginaudio.com>
Alligator Point, FL USA - Friday, February 21, 2003 at 04:17:43 (CST)


On board 1970-74, OPS Div, ETR
Steve Spear <sfspear@aol.com>
Centreville, VA USA - Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 18:23:02 (CST)


This was my uncle who died in the fire. If you knew him or was present at the time of the fire I would love to hear from you.
AA robert M. Norris <Robbiesmommy@webtv.net>
Rockwall, tx USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 20:57:39 (CST)


I try to visit here often, several times a week. But it looks like this, very fine log is being spammed to death. The new format isn't very appealing either. Hopefully, the webmaster can fix both of these problems. Oh, yeah, almost forgot, Served aboard Saratoga from July 1964 through June 1967 in Electronics shop 1. Two and a half med cruises. Lots of nice guysin the communictions and radar shops.
Ross V. Beedle ETN2 <ross@gemelectronics.com>
Monmouth, Ill. USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 11:08:58 (CST)


I try to visit here often, several times a week. But it looks like this, very fine log is being spammed to death. The new format is very appealing either. Hopefully, the webmaster can fix both of these problems. Oh, yeah, almost forgot, Served aboard Saratoga from July 1964 through June 1967 in Electronics shop 1. Two and a half med cruises. Lots of nice guysin the communictions and radar shops.
Ross V. Beedle ETN2 <ross@gemelectronics.com>
Monmouth, Ill. USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 11:08:14 (CST)



Dwight Nunnelley <Dweva@aol.com>
Richmond, VA USA - Tuesday, February 18, 2003 at 10:30:52 (CST)


Was ships company for about 5 years in early 70's, AIMD. Did a tour in VF103 early 80's. Anyone remember the Top of the Tides or Bo's Reef.
Mike Bridges <ricci@gis.net>
Washington, DC USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 16:56:28 (CST)


I was on the Saratoga from april,68 to nov,71 ships company G division. Would like to here from some old buddy. If you know where any of them are please contact me. Thank You Ken
Ken Poole <knjeloop@hotmail.com>
boothwyn, pa USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 10:08:41 (CST)


I'VE GOT TO AGREE WITH BUD BEAL,IT IS HARD ON OLD EYES.I HOPE YOU'LL GO BACK TO THE OLD FORMAT.I HOPE TO HEAR FROM SHIPMATES FROM OR DIV. 56-57.PEACE BOBCAS
BOB "CAS" CASUSCELLI <bobcas01@hotmail.com>
NORTH ADAMS, ma USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 01:26:24 (CST)


To any and all of my buddies from 1982-1986 who remember me from the carpenter's shop, please give me a call. Think of the great times, often! Anchors away, Tack
Bm3 James Tacktikos (Tack) <mclaudia@nova.edu>
Royal Palm Beach, Fl USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 00:08:59 (CST)


Served on the Saratoga from 1990 - 1992. There during Desert Storm and '92 Med cruise. Attached to VFA-81.
Donald "Shane" Bradley <snsbradley@yahoo.com>
Waco, TX USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 17:14:53 (CST)


I am looking for OP Division (photo lab) members for our own reunion. They would have served from 1969-'71.
Dennis Bogden <mudhen67@aol.com>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Sunday, February 16, 2003 at 15:30:28 (CST)


I was onboard the Sara from 1979-1983. After that I was transfered to AEGIS located in Moorestown, NJ. YN1 Pessico was the YN incharged until 1985 I belive when he too was transferd to the Sara. Does anyone know were he is today, would like to get in touch with an old freind! Thanks
YN3 Robert H. Query <RQuery@aol.com>
MT. Ephraim, NJ USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 20:42:49 (CST)


I served onboard the Sara in the V-3 Division from 89March to 90March. I will never forget the first time I saw her when I walked towards the pier there in Portsmouth, she was a beautiful site. Anyone remember the cruise down to Mayport that summer when she was nothing but a huge floating "parking lot" due to all of the cars we had onboard? I saw the Saratoga back in 96 at the Philly shipyards with her Island dismantled. I figured she had been cut up by now till yesterday when I asked a friend of mine to search around the web for anything on her. He called me right back and gave me this site and the one to make her into a museum. I will definitely be making a donation. Thank you for a terrific site, this has brought back so many memories.
Andrew Cottle <wcottlesprint@earthlink.net>
Tucson, Az USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 16:50:06 (CST)


i miss
Mancuso Peter P.
Grand Lake, CO USA - Thursday, February 13, 2003 at 13:29:25 (CST)


Served onboard Sara from 64-66 in navigation.I haven't viewed this site for quite awhile now.So good to see so many using it.Just to let you know,I'm still out here and hoping to hear from others from n-Div.during my time onboard.Will answer all.
Ed Kuyon <rockymountained@go.com>
Aurora , Co USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 19:01:54 (CST)


To John Whelan, Jr...Was your father an Ordinanceman assigned to VF-103 during the mid-70's? If so, I knew him.
Sparky Anderson <fitron103@adelphia.net>
Prospect, CT USA - Wednesday, February 12, 2003 at 10:02:14 (CST)


This is my uncle. He was aviation intel officer w/ VAH-9. Sorry if I said earlier he wasn't with squadron. He was on cruise to Lebanon.
WK Turner LTJG <kturner66@mindspring.com>
USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 23:09:13 (CST)


Served on the Sara from 56 to 60. Made to Med Cruises was aboard during the collesion. I was in S-5 Division.
warren green <warren@wgassociates.com>
Indianapolis, In USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 22:23:12 (CST)


Would love to hear from anyone who was on board with me!Doug
Douglas R. Bushnell <juanereeno@hotmail.com>
Salt Lake City, UT USA - Tuesday, February 11, 2003 at 14:34:35 (CST)


Served aboard 1973 to 1976 ships company E- Division IC Gang
Odie G. Lewis <olewis@halifax.com>
S. Boston, Va. USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 20:39:04 (CST)


on board aug 65 to oct68
george j bierwirth hdivision <howe47@hotmail.com>
delraybeach, fl USA - Monday, February 10, 2003 at 16:20:51 (CST)


My father served on this vessel from the late 1960s thru the mid 1970s and was very honered to be abroad such a magnificant ship. God rest his soul.
JOHN WHELAN JR.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 21:06:29 (CST)


anthony rago, matthew grunenwald, paul duckworth, anyone else from the admin dept from 90-94,...what is uppah? where are you?
PN3 Byler, Gary D. <g.byler@insightbb.com>
louisville, ky USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 19:35:55 (CST)


I was on board SARA from Nov 81 to OCt 84. If someone has a cruise book from 84 I would love to see it. Looking for old friends. I worked in Personnel most of the time. Bill Ingham if you are out thier please contact me or anyone that remembers.
Jeffrey Gall <Jeffrey.Gall@jha.org>
Canyon Country, CA USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 16:59:55 (CST)


I was a nugget A-7 pilot with VA-105 on the Westpac 71-72 cruise. Logged 150 combat missions and 200 traps on that cruise! Lost some good friends I would like to take a moment to remember: Lt. John (Loco Juan) Cabral, night cat shot accident flew into the water. Fine guy, family man. Hated to lose him! Also, Lt. Larry (Sea Otter) Kilpatrick, night bomb run, flew into the ground, another nice guy, great contagious sense of humor. And a special salute to one we got back: Lt. Jim Lloyd, shot down at night west of Vihn, recovered by our own HS-7 with cover fire from A-7's from both VA-105 and VA-37. His story would be too incredible to make a movie. Poked in the back with a rifle, lost both radios in the mud, found one, made contact, and got rescued 7 miles deep into enemy territory. Not to be believed! God Bless Us All, Comrades in Arms.
Bruce Johnson <BBJfla@yahoo.com>
Tampa, FL USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 15:00:41 (CST)


Plank owner, SK3, served aboard 1956-57...Ships Store Division...Lt Callaman (?) was my Division Officer...
Ronald Bucshon <strattonb@aol.com>
Kincaid, IL USA - Friday, February 07, 2003 at 09:44:57 (CST)


Made deployments with HS-7, HS-5 and VAW 123
PR2 Robert L Webster <BOBBIGRIG5@AOL.COM>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 21:41:27 (CST)


Station on USS Saratoga from Jan 86 - May 89. Worked in AIMD. ATC(AW)
Jim Yarbrough <atcsret@BellSouth.net>
BRANDON, MS USA - Thursday, February 06, 2003 at 18:39:23 (CST)


Stationed onboard 88-92 and worked G-3 and G-1 flight deck ordnance. Drop me a e-mail.
Rick Angel <reeltime4me@hotmail.com>
Newport News, VA USA - Wednesday, February 05, 2003 at 09:23:17 (CST)


Whats kickin chicken
MS 3 Philip Thomas <Harley2783@hotmail.com>
Cache, OK USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 20:54:52 (CST)


Corpsman 1979...filght deck VA-176 Intruder SQDRN
Frank Jones <lobstaaa48@yahoo.com>
wakefield, MA USA - Monday, February 03, 2003 at 11:30:44 (CST)


Iwas in "m " div. 56-59 plank owner looking for old friends who swam in #3engine room.
Frank Sciotto <nonoshots@aol.com>
somerset, NJ. USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 12:53:56 (CST)


SPENT SOME FINE NAVY DAYSHAZE GRAY AND UNDERWAY ON SUPER SARA. I WISH YOU FAIR WINDS AND CALM SEAS OLD FRIEND
AEAN WILLIAM BUCHANAN <TACELRON132@AOL.COM>
MANSFIELD, OH USA - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 11:25:32 (CST)


Ship over shipmates, I was on board 68 to 70, 2 med trips, 1 Philly Dry dock, worked in the Educational Services office, under Chief Shep Johnson, if any of you homies are out there, give me a call
PN3 Ross Valencia ,AKA Vince <ross.valencia@healthnet.com>
Woodland Hills, Ca USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 17:59:31 (CST)

It is nice to see the old Kitty Hawk and Constellation in action in our hour of need. This is their final deployment before decommissioning. If memory serves they are the last of the Forrestal class carriers are they not? I think some form of special observance to that effect is in order???
Chesterr Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens , Ga USA - Monday, March 31, 2003 at 15:56:54 (CST)


I was deployed with the Sara in 1986-1989
PC3 Steve Jones <steve8001@earthlink.net>
Monroe, NC USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 20:27:44 (CST)


BOW# 1 CAT MAN FROM 1971/1973. THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL WHO ARE "PROTECTING MY FREEDOM NOW" GOD SPEED. BY THE WAY, DON BEAIR, HOPE YOU ARE ENJOYING THE "72" CRUISE BOOK
TOM WELLS <TOMTOES@AOL.COM>
SPRING, TX USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 10:32:27 (CST)


I SERVED FROM 65 TO 68 IN PHILLY...I WAS A RD2...HAD GREAT TIMES ON BOARD AND IN PHILLY...WOULD LOVE TO HERE FROM ANYONE ON BOARD AT THAT TIME.MADE THE 66 AND 67 MED CRUISES.
STEVE ANDERSON <STE0221@DELLEPRO.COM>
BROKEN ARROW, OK USA - Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 14:07:04 (CST)


I was in VA105. I was deployed off and on from 1970 to 1971 on the SARA. I made several cruises to the Med., Scotland and carrier quals in the Carribiaen. I never will forget the morning at anchor in Athens when we we went to GQ. cause of the flooding in the main machinery room. I also will never forget launching planes at anchor.
jim heatherly <jim heatherly@msn.com>
johnson city, tn. USA - Saturday, March 29, 2003 at 10:43:22 (CST)


The new Saratoga association books from Turner publishing Co. are currently being mailed out -well worth the long wait!
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens, Ga USA - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 14:36:51 (CST)


My Dad, James (Jim) Sissons, served on board the CVA-60 approx. 1966-1968. He was MM3 then MM2. He was a big guy, 6'4", usually the center of attention, great storyteller and quite a lady's man. I would love to hear from anyone who served with him so that I can tell his grandson about his tours. I'm not sure if he went to Vietnam on this ship or just the Sacramento in 1969. Thanks!
James (Jim) Stewart Sissons, Machinist Mate <rhonda.dutton@realpage.com>
Plano, TX USA - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 11:13:34 (CST)


Hey all, great Site! Never thought I'd say this, but kind of miss the sinking 60 from Dixie! Looking for anyone from V-3 Division Air Dept. from '89 to 93 Desert Storm and '92 Med cruise! Great times!!! Get a hold of me you Drunks!!!!!
ABH3 Jeff Trost <www.Cowhawk5@aol.com>
Waterloo, Ia USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 21:36:10 (CST)


Any one in the boiler maker dept. in 1944 to 46.
Don Hughes <dhughes@cox.net>
Mesa, Az USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 20:47:47 (CST)


I love that old ship!!
AEAN John Miner <jminer@rochester.rr.com>
Rochester, NY USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 14:55:34 (CST)


Hello all you NaviGATORS. I was on her from 1964 to 1967.
John E. Morgan <seajeminc@hotmail.com>
Canandaigua, ny USA - Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 09:21:15 (CST)


Looking for anyone who server in V-4 Division From May 1992-Decomissioning.
ABF3 Daniel Guillen <daniel.guillen@sbcglobal.netq>
El Paso, , TX USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 20:49:24 (CST)


just found your web page ,i,m glad to be a part of it,thanks charlie
adj-2 charles champlain (vf-31) <chevy2novaman@hotmail.com>
tahlequah, ok USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 09:29:28 (CST)


Proudly served in the Oil Lab (BMR Div.) from 90-94. Looking forward to hearing from some of the guys from the Lab or from the engine rooms. BT3 Cooke bcooke@itsbr.com
Brian Cooke <bcooke@itsbr.com>
Baton Rouge, La USA - Tuesday, March 25, 2003 at 18:44:08 (CST)


It's time to update the 2003 Membership Directory. We are going to press real soon.If you havent filled out the membership form to join the Largest carrier Assn, now is the time to do it.Welcome aboard your New Assn members, Dennis & Janice,Bogden/CVA60 69-71 Photo Lab//Joseph W.A.& Lillie,Childress/CVA60 58-59 Comcardiv-6//Gilbert M.& Caren,Childs/CVA60 61-64 M Div #4 Main//David M.& Sandra,Etelamaki//CVA60 61-63 E Div//Edward M.& Marilyn, Fey//CVA60 61-64 V-2 Div #1Cat//George W. & Maxine,Holmes//CV3 43-45 USMC//Hugh Hunt. Hardcastle/CVA60 61-65 G Div//Raymond Joseph & Gloria, Millerchin/CVA60 58-61 E Div//Elmer Carl & Lucy, Nord/CV3 37-39 1st Div & VT-3// Carlton L. Pittman/CVA60 65-68 USMC//Steven F. & Wilhelmina, Spear/CVA/CV60 70-74 Ops & OE Div. So get on the ball and fill out the membership form. Just click and print. U.S. Mail it to me ASAP.My name and address is on the bottom of the form.We signed up 200 new members last year. Lets see if we can top that, this year. Make it Soo!!!
AMH-2 & Sect. John D.Brandman <cva360@hotmail.com>
Allen, TX USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 11:37:56 (CST)


According to my fathers memoirs, the Saratoga was in San Diego when Pearl Harbor was hit. She had been in Bremerton WA for repairs. Then went to San Diego to pick up planes. They of course set sail for Pearl Harbor to take part in the aftermath of the PH attack.
Ethel Geary daughter of CDR John J. Geary <ethel.geary@worldnet.att.net>
Fort Lupton, CO USA - Monday, March 24, 2003 at 11:03:14 (CST)


While the Sara was anchored in the harbor of Noumea, New Caledonia, sometime between April and June, 1943, I brought our regimental band on board for a band concert for your crew. My question: Was the Sara in Pearl on December 7, 1941, or at sea?
Lesrer K Schoon former captain USArmy CE <lschoon4@attbi.com>
Crown Point, IN USA - Sunday, March 23, 2003 at 22:06:03 (CST)


I served on board the Sara 1960 and 1961. AMH-2 Line Petty Officer - Attached to Fighter Squadron 32 ( VF-32 ) Made the Med Cruise when Sara's #2 Engine Room Burned just prior to pulling in to Athens Greece. also was on board when we made a aerial photo of the Saratoga ( CVA-60 ) The Independence ( CVA-62 )and The Intrepid ( CVA-11 ) We were dressed in our whites and spelled out ( NAVAL on the Intrepid ) ( AVIATION on the Saratoga )and ( 1911-1961 on the Independence ) This was done to honor NAVAL AVIATION'S 50TH ANNIVERSARY. I Would like to find a picture of this event because I was in the picture formation on board the Saratoga and My Younger Brother was in the picture formation on board the Independence. If anyone know's where a picture can be obtained please let me know by e-mail. The SARA experience was and is one of my fondest Memories.
Orvis E. Schales <oes82737@aol.com>
Deer Park, Tx USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 18:16:37 (CST)


Served onboard 1976-1978. Lost my 77 Med Cruise book and would like to get another. Please email me if you know where one can be had.
Gary Ledbetter <garebear10@mchsi.com>
Yankton, SD USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 10:10:42 (CST)


Served aboard Sara from 1976 - 1978 in OS Div. Bunked with OZ folks. Came aboard in shipyard at Portsmouth VA summer of 1976. Went to Virgin Islands and Med 77 Cruise.Left the Navy in June 1978. Looking for anybody in OS,OZ during those years.
Gary Ledbetter <garebear10@mchsi.com>
Yankton, SD USA - Saturday, March 22, 2003 at 09:41:23 (CST)


Bill Died in 1978. THe e-mail address is of his son Scott Burby.
William Burby <ncfd43@aol.com>
Valatie, NY USA - Friday, March 21, 2003 at 07:01:40 (CST)


SN, Electronics Division 62-63
James M. Bricken <jbricken@mail.arc.nasa.gov>
Felton, CA USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 10:59:23 (CST)


I had the priviledge to cruise on Super Sara during Desert Storm. I was in VF-74 out of Oceana. While onboard I worked with ship's company in the stores division.
AK3 Lionel
NJ USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 10:30:56 (CST)


Repair 8 Looking for e-mail
Bill Hoover <billmillieh@aol.com>
BlueCreek, WV USA - Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 18:22:37 (CST)


I served on the Super Sara with VA-83 " The Rampagers " from 1983-1986.I would love to hear from any fellow rampagers.
Paul " OD" ODonnell <pauljoano@attibi.com>
S.Yarmouth, Ma USA - Tuesday, March 18, 2003 at 17:39:47 (CST)


I served on bored the USS sarstoga IN THE STORES DEPARTMENT AN I AM PROUD TO SAY I SERVED MY COUNTRY AN EJOYED SERVING ON BORED THE CARRIER
Harry V Skidmore <budwiser_68@yahoo.com>
garrison, ky USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 20:04:19 (CST)


CALVIN WAS MY DAD HE IS NOW DECEASED BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.
CALVIN R SISK <WESLEYARAID@AOL.COM>
REDDING, CA USA - Sunday, March 16, 2003 at 19:16:21 (CST)


served on board from Aug 1988 - Aug 1991 in V2 bow. Drop a line some time.
Aubrey Barrera ABE3 <abarrera@optonline.net>
N. Massapequa, NY USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 23:43:57 (CST)


Wanted to wish the men and women of the armed forces lots of luck and make it home safe.
Aubrey Barrera ABE3 <abarrera@optonline.net>
N. Massapequa, NY USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 23:32:49 (CST)


There is a 1962 Saratoga cruise book on E-bay, ends on 3-20. Hope this helps someone find one they have been looking for.
Marty Morgan <martymorgan@charter.net>
USA - Saturday, March 15, 2003 at 19:24:02 (CST)


I am trying to find my father, John Wesley Carter III. I believe he served sometime between 1967-1973. Anyone who might have known him or has the shipps cruise loggs for that period, I would really appreciate hearing from you.
JOHN WESLEY CARTE III <SHUBU11@ATTBI.COM>
EUGNEN, OR USA - Friday, March 14, 2003 at 11:37:53 (CST)


I WAS ON BOARD FROM 1982-1985 BEFORE SHIPPING OFF TO THE WEST COAST AND DID 3YRS ON THE RANGER. GOT OUT AS AN YN3. NOW WORK FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
ROBERT ANKENBRANDT <RJANDETA@WARPNET.NET>
PLEASANT PLAINS, IL USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 22:19:35 (CST)


May 39 to Aug 42AMM2-C
Floyd Galvas <galvas1@bsn1.net>
San Jose, ca USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 21:32:23 (CST)


Ships Crew Hanger Deck V3, 1966-1968
David C George <Decoda44@aol.com>
Palm Beach, FL USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 20:08:54 (CST)


I would like to contact R division shipmates (like Ronald J. Carlson, J.C. Talley, Bill "Hollywood" Bentley, Tom Gillespie). I served from 1955-1959.
Carlos Sandoval SFP2 <mlandcs@msn.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Tuesday, March 11, 2003 at 01:27:44 (CST)


I have heard from a few of you guys that were on the Sara from 1967 to 1972. We had a good time in the Machine Shop. If there are any more of you out there drop a couple lines.
MR2 Larry Brassine <lbrassine@cox.net>
Kinston, NC USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 19:15:10 (CST)


seeking usmc flyers and similar stationed at raf twinwoods bedfordshire england in 1943-45....want to hear your story
uk historian <peterworby@yahoo.co.uk>
luton, england - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 11:18:21 (CST)


2ND AND 4TH DIV MED 80 AND THROUGH SLEP IN PHILLY
BRIAN D SANDLIN (BUBBA) <BSANDLIN@GT.RR.COM>
PORT ARTHUR, TX USA - Monday, March 10, 2003 at 00:47:28 (CST)


83-86 V-3 DIVISIONERS. Drop me a line if the alcohol left and ability to remember all those good times in the hangerdeck zzzzzzzzzz!!
Erik Mjelde <Ermjelde@aol.com>
Renton, WA USA - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 19:37:00 (CST)


Served on the Saratoga, 1958-1960, H-Division. Looking for shipmates of that time, great times and memories.
John Miller, HM3 <J3243Mill@aol.com>
Mount Dora, Fl USA - Sunday, March 09, 2003 at 08:52:13 (CST)


90'-93'
BM3 Jonathan Mark Jones <snewkwear@earthlink.net>
Bokeelia, Fl USA - Saturday, March 08, 2003 at 20:09:18 (CST)


I was a member of ship's company mid 75 to mid 77
LCDR Carl W. Hoffman
Annandale, VA USA - Friday, March 07, 2003 at 10:31:19 (CST)


I was aboard the Sara from Nov.1969 - Sept. 1971 in B div.Any brothers who were around during that time contact me.
Edward A. Smith <esmith1013@cfl.rr.com>
Orlando, fL USA - Wednesday, March 05, 2003 at 16:45:49 (CST)


SERVED ABOARD "SARA" 72-73 VA-75 ALSO TAD AIMD HYDRAULIC SHOP
jim palumbi <JGP8350@aol.com>
pittsburgh, pa USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 19:42:38 (CST)


Proudly served on Sara 1968-1972 V2 starboard cat,can't count how many F4's,A7's,A6's,A3's and others that I was under and assisted in launching. Though the association I have been able to keep in contact with some of my crewmates that shared that special experience that only we who served know.Please fill out the form and join the assn and keep the history of the USS Saratoga alive and keep John Brandman busy,go to the re-unions.God Bless all our men and women who are doing the jobs we used to do. Fair winds and folowing seas to all.
Bill"Rusty"Reilly <rusty.reilly@bdk.com>
Baltimore, Md USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 19:08:27 (CST)


Hi to all my past Sara shipmates,This is a great site bringing back a ton of great memories.Served on the Sara in the IC gang from late 67 - 69, left in the Med just before the Bob Hope show. I have only been in touch with Bob Swanson who stayed in and served 30 + years. I just did my 4 and said good by as an IC2. Intend to visit the Sara 53rd reunion in Dearborn Mich this year, hope to see a familiar face. Any old shipmates who can please send a note on the e-mail.
James E Hopkinson <jhop1@aol.com>
Ashburn, VA USA - Monday, March 03, 2003 at 11:39:33 (CST)


served on uss saratoga g division in 1960 to 1964
William howard allen
anna , il USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 17:02:38 (CST)

I served on the USS Saratoga from 1991-1992. I was in the V2 division (arresting gear). If any was part of this division I would rally enjoy hearing from you.
Bevan Farnham <biffmister2002@yahoo.com>
Lancaster, NH USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 23:11:11 (CDT)


Served onboard from 1991 to 1994 S-2 S-5 S-10 give me a shout.
MS 3 Philip Thomas <Harley9971@wmconnect.com>
Cache, OK USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 22:11:32 (CDT)


Hello shipmates. I served onboard from 84-87 in AIMD Shop 7 working on the VAST stations IM3 division. Many great memories especially all the whores we all banged over in Europe on the MED cruises!!
Joe Kenney AQ2 <joe.h.kenney@l,co.com>
Port Orange, Fl USA - Wednesday, April 30, 2003 at 06:55:26 (CDT)


On the Sara from Nov.64 - Dec.67. Mostly in M-1 div.1 main and 4 main. Had good times on 3 Med cruises. Like to here from anyone .
Ronnie O'Neal <ronnieo@ellijay.com>
Ellijay, GA USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 12:50:05 (CDT)


Served April 91 to Dec 94. DC Division Officer for 2 years then Assitant Comm Officer and CMS Custodian. During GQ and Main Space Fire Drills, if I wasn't on the bridge I could be found at Repair 3, back by the mess line. I was the loud one. My life is very different now but I look back on these experience fondly and know they helped shape who I am. Shout out to any of my fellow black shoe JO's or anyone who worked for me. Drop me a line. Take care.
LT Mark Jakabcsin <pslionz@aol.com>
Fort Mill, SC USA - Tuesday, April 29, 2003 at 06:23:22 (CDT)


Randy and Spiff return to the airways in Atlanta on F M 105.7 on May 5th, with their 60's and 70's oldies show. THERE IS A GOD!!
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens, Ga USA - Monday, April 28, 2003 at 11:26:10 (CDT)


Just logged onto the site for the first time today. Found many friends on here and look forward to corresponding with them. The Sara taught me alot while aboard. It was a great time with lots of memories.
BM2 James Higgins <higginsj@hq.cnrf.navy.mil>
Burlington, Ks USA - Sunday, April 27, 2003 at 19:37:18 (CDT)


JOHN BUTLER if you are still reading this site,my system sank two months ago.New EMAIL and phone number is 214-328-9822.Still looking for the rest of the boat shop.
BILLY J SHAFER <billyshafer@msn.com>
DALLAS, TX USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 23:58:41 (CDT)


I should have known that someone would do this. What a neat way to keep in touch. I think about my time aboard Sara all the time but never gave much thought to making contact with my mates. I was ships company from about Feb 1970 until my release from active duty in March of 1973. Two Med cruises and the Vietnam experience. I was an Aviation Ground Support Equipment Electrical Tech, working in the shop at the forward end of the No. 1 hangar bay. I was assigned the flight deck for 1 Med and the Vietnam cruise so I spent a lot of time with the firefighters as well. I did a short tdy to Subic Bay as a Master at Arms for the legal hold facility and then rode home aboard an AE because I missed the ship's departure from Subic. You guys would not believe how well the guys on those small ships eat. Cheers!
Danny Shepard <shep3521@hotmail.com>
International Falls, Mn USA - Saturday, April 26, 2003 at 18:17:22 (CDT)


USMC on board 1979-1973
James B. Stafford,Jr <bambos@charter.net>
Lawrenceville, GA USA - Friday, April 25, 2003 at 15:17:47 (CDT)


Looking for anyone who served 1961 1962 in the V3 division, hanger deck. How about Danny Hall, Mr Kosmark, Mewhorter, or any of the fabulous four. Write soon, as memories are going fast.
Jim Donahue <StCity@aol.com>
Stacy, Mn USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 22:53:30 (CDT)


I am not a shipmate but writing a book about USS Liberty attack. My Brother was aboard her when the Israelis attacked and he wounded. I would love to hear from anyone on Sara that can remember that morning. Any deck crew members, pilots, Rio's and radio operators to give me bits of information to add realism and accuracy to this story. I would love any radio chatter in told in Navy jargon and how communations were done and what it sounded like. (How would you sound (words) talking to Liberty) Any bits of information will be helpful but remember in Navy jargon. What was the duty station called in the Med? One of Sara's Chief's has already given me some very good information and need his name and rank for credit in the book if he reads this. Thanks
Ken Anderson <k0a@ingersoll-imc.com>
Rockford, IL USA - Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 08:16:30 (CDT)


WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM FORMER SHIPMATES FROM V3 DIVISION FROM 1962 TO OCTOBER 1963, ALSO FRIENDS FROM V4 DIVISION THAT WENT TO NAS SANFORD FLA TO VAH3. I RECENTLY SAW THE SARATOGA IN RHODE ISLAND NEXT TO THE USS FORRESTAL, ITS BEEN 40 YEARS, WHAT A SIGHT TO SEE THE BOTH OF THEM AGAIN! HOPE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF THE CUBICLE GUYS, JACK DOWNEY, TOM SLUTSKY. SAM ROSENBLUM, RICH ECKHARDT, HARRY MILLER, JOHN KLUMPP, WHERE ARE YOU GUYS?
BOB FREITAS <BOBLIF@MSN. COM>
LITTLETON , MA USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 21:52:35 (CDT)


I'm trying to figure out the port calls for the 1987 cruise, can anyone help me?
Keith Poythress <poyth1@cox.net>
va beach, va USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 19:12:02 (CDT)


Trying to locate shipmates from November 1955 to 1959. I am a plankowner.
Carlos Sandoval SFP2 <mlandcs@aol.com>
San Antonio, TX USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 19:09:41 (CDT)


SERVED FROM 1966 TO 1969 "G" DIV. HANGER DECK CREW.WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ALL WHO REMEMBER OUR TIME ABOARD THE SARA.GOD BLESS ALL,GOD BLESS AMERICA.
AO3 ALAN SILVERBERG <ALANTRANPD@YAHOO.COM>
NEW YORK, NY USA - Wednesday, April 23, 2003 at 08:45:51 (CDT)


I served on the Sara from (If I remember correctly)1964 to 1967. I worked in the Photo Lab and made two Med cruises. I remember Chief Hendleman (excuse the spelling) and Lt. Lawson as well as a fellow whose last name is "Baliey" (again, excuse the spelling). Really interested in finding out what happened to the people I knew and served with.
Jerry M. Cerar <jerrycee1@aol.com>
Hamburg, PA USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 09:04:23 (CDT)


lOOKING FOR ANY OLD SHIPMATES THAT SERVED ON THE USS SARATOGA. I AM ALSO LOOKING FOR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT SCOTT LATHROP. I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF THE GUYS IN SUPPLY THAT I SERVED WITH.
sk3 Gregory Williams(tarzan) <maghscott@aol.com>
Black Mountain, NC USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 08:15:56 (CDT)


I served on "Super Sara" from 84-88. I worked in "The only V to be" as a fly three Yellow Shirt. Would love to hear from fellow shipmates. I am currently the Crash & Salvage Officer onboard USS GEORGE WASHINGTON till July 02.
Ron Rancourt <rrancourt@washington.navy.mil>
Norflok, VA USA - Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 07:57:16 (CDT)


I served aboard the Saratoga on the final cruise in 1994. Looking for shipmates from shop 3, IM3 Dept. Look forward to hearing from you!
Dwight Gates <animalize30@yahoo.com>
Silver Springs, NY USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 21:58:14 (CDT)


Served aboard the Saratoga 86-87 in the s-3 div.
Brian Olear <brianolear@budweiser.com>
Snowflake, AZ USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 19:26:21 (CDT)


I served on the Saratoga CV60 from Sept '56 to Jan '58. While onboard I served as a dispersing clerk. It would be great to hear from some of my old shipmates!!
Bob Hower - "RW" <bobrw1938@yahoo.com>
Lebanon, PA USA - Sunday, April 20, 2003 at 15:16:46 (CDT)


Served from 66-70 in Navigation Dept. Just wanted to update my new email address.
Bill 'Doc' Edwards <billed@frontiernet.net>
Blooming Grove, NY USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 21:00:10 (CDT)


SERVED IN 1955-59
JAMES C TAYLOR <AFIREBUG2@AOL.COM>
ORLANDO, FL USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 20:20:37 (CDT)


Originally from Colorado, I served aboard the Mighty Sara from June 1957 until discharged in March 1960. Assigned to V-5 Division, I worked in the Aviation Guided Missile group and also with the Aviation Ordinance group (Jack of both groups, Master of none). Recently had dinner with Andrew "Andy" Ruposky (Pennsylvania) and he had also been in touch with Leonard "Squeeky Lou" Whitaker (Illinois). I have traded emails with Paul "Red" Hubbard who also has an entry on this page. Would be happy to hear from any other shipmates.
Alan "Oppie" Oppenlander <aobhcaz@frontiernet.net>
Bullhead City, AZ USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 17:11:27 (CDT)


Looking for 1st Class Petty officer Lothian. You said that we would never meet again. I would like to hear from you. We worked together in the air compressor shop A division from 1976 to 1977.
Randy Minckler <themincklers@msn.com>
Sheldon, VT USA - Saturday, April 19, 2003 at 12:39:42 (CDT)


Well I missed this beautiful lady. I worked in AIMD Shop 4 RADCOM shop but I was also the 9MC phone technician aboard the Super Sara. It would be great to hear from any and all of the old shipmates I knew. Take care Pat (Moondabbi or Patrick Flanaghan O'mally)
AT3 AW/SW Valencia AIMD <pat.valencia@attbi.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 17:27:19 (CDT)


I am looking for Charlie Pentland who served aboard Sara during the 71 Med Cruise and the 72/73 Tonkin Gulf Cruise. Last I heard he was living in Mexico.
Ray Berglund <berglund@palacenet.net>
Montello, WI USA - Wednesday, April 16, 2003 at 15:08:07 (CDT)


Just wanted to change my email address.
John Patrone <jmtrone@msn.com>
Bellaire, Ohio USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 23:07:46 (CDT)


I served on the Sara from '66 to '69 in "G" Division.Went on a couple of Gitmo shakedowns,Med cruse,Philly drydock and that NATO show for Nixon off the east coast.I got off the summer of '69 about an hour befor she pulled out.I was the guy who almost shot down the helicopter from the jetty in Mayport with a bottle rocket while you guys were "maning the flight deck" I'd like to here from some redshirts
Fred "Louie" Jordan AO2 <fljordan@epix.net>
Columbia, NJ USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 21:34:53 (CDT)


My father served on the Saratoga Med Cruise in 1958. He passed in 1997 while I was pregnant with his only grandson and I just recently came across his Med Cruise book and I am greatly interested in any information possible. He was an Ens. for OE(?) division (communication/electrical-I think). Now I am just wanting memories to tell my son who will never get to know his grandfather.Thanks for you help.
James D. Brown <stayce@hotmail.com>
Jackson, MS USA - Tuesday, April 15, 2003 at 11:15:19 (CDT)


Would like to hear from anyone who may remember my father, CWO2 Jack Campbell,V-4 Division. He was on board from 1958(?) to 1960. Thank you
CWO2 Jack Campbell <mbamc7@msn.com>
Newport News, VA USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 20:39:37 (CDT)


Happy birthday to the SARA and to my 10 year old grandson Austin Berry. Like to say hello to all of my old E Division shipmates.
DAVID E BERRY <davideberrysr@msn.com>
Maysville , Ky USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 18:57:53 (CDT)


Hey, is anone out there who served in Arresting Gear from '76 thru '79? Id like to hear from Jim Spedding, Scott Resnick, Steve Dexter JD Foster, Danny Spurlock and the rest of the guys. Give a shout!
William (MITCH) Perry <wmperry@optonline.com>
North Brunswick, NJ USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 14:43:55 (CDT)


I really enjoy reading the Ships Log Entries. It brings back fond memories. I was aboard the Sara from Sept. 1961 through the latter part of 1963. I was in the OE Div. Would love to hear from any ET's that served during this time, especially Leonard J. Totty, Frank Graham, Charlie Richards, Kent Blake or another guy that was an "Airdale", Frank Rafferty. I was an ETN2 when I left the Sara, so if any of you communications guys remember me, give me a yell....Michael Dale
Michael Dale <Drmbd10442@aol.com>
Shreveport, La USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 23:08:49 (CDT)


I went in in December of 1967. I had a hatch fall on my head and most throught I was dead. Anyone remember this?
Robert L. Walker <pero@jcn.net>
Hillsboro, m USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 17:44:39 (CDT)


Hi Fellow Shipmates
Robert L. Walker <pero@jcn.net>
Hillsboro, MO USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 17:34:13 (CDT)


Ok, I also forgot to put in that I believe my dads serve years were 84-90
BT1 Kevin R. Geib <dhansen20@comcast.net>
Nashville, TN USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 04:56:46 (CDT)


** Correction to email address of previous address**I am looking for one of my fathers friends that he hung out with on the "Super Sara". Anyone knowing of Roy Fields please contact me at the above address. I am not sure of his rank. Thanks
BT1 Kevin R. Geib <dhansen20@comcast.net>
Nashville, TN USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 03:49:26 (CDT)


I am looking for one of my fathers friends that he hung out with on the "Super Sara". Anyone knowing of Roy Fields please contact me at the above address. I am not sure of his rank. Thanks
BT1 Kevin R. Geib <dhanse20@comcast.net>
Nashville, TN USA - Sunday, April 13, 2003 at 03:48:12 (CDT)


Served onboard from 1992 until 1995 after her decomission in Mayport, FL. Hi to everyone who served on the Super Sara!!!
Daniel R. Evans (DS2) <ddevans@sc.rr.com>
Surfside Beach, SC USA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 19:22:10 (CDT)


BOATSWAINS MATE 2ND DIVISION 1975-1979
CHARLES LIPPINCOTT <LIPPY8@PRODIGY.NET>
NORTHFIELD, NJ USA - Saturday, April 12, 2003 at 00:42:25 (CDT)


Served on the Sara from 1969 to 1971 as MR3 in the Machine Shop. Would like to hear from anyone who was in the machine shop at that time.
Howard Owens <owens100@charter.net>
Columbia, Tn USA - Thursday, April 10, 2003 at 03:17:32 (CDT)


I searved in HS-7 from 1973 through 77. It was some of the best times I ever had and some of the worst times. I made two cruses and some small cruses on other ship link the Guam. I served with alot of good men and some I would still like to see and talk about old times. I also worked with JD Springer in a pretty trying company. I believe It's been an honor and with great pride to say I've worked with one of the best. If there is any thing I can do to help in this great effort just give me a call. Thanks and God Bless Kurt
AO2 Kurt Kellison <kekellison@link.com>
Arlington, Tx. USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 18:49:52 (CDT)


from 73-77 2 med cruies and a lot of fun!!!!
Allen Eldridge abfan v4 <allen7504@earthlink.net>
Richmond, va USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 18:32:10 (CDT)


fyi ebay has a 1972 cruise book up for sale. it ends april 9 03.
randy cameron <rcameron@mcc.edu>
burton, mi USA - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 11:29:02 (CDT)


1970,1971 Med cruise,1972 Tonkin Gulph
Robert Moyer <robt.moyer@hotmail.com>
shartlesville, pa USA - Monday, April 07, 2003 at 00:14:05 (CDT)


Hi, My name is Andrew Persaud. I server on the USS Saratogo from 1990-1993 in the Supply Department. Please contact me if you were in the Supply Department. Trade some Sara stories.
Andrew Persaud <Andrewfsm@yahoo.com>
Fort Smith, AR USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 22:31:30 (CDT)


I served aboard the sara from 1965 to december of 1968. I was in 4th division,and was a coxwain on boatcrew.Would like to hear from any of the old gang.Does anyone remember Virgil Hudson???
Tom Palmer <tompalm47@aol.com>
Greenwood, IN USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 20:31:43 (CDT)


Was from N.D.Boilermaker3/c.From 44-46 Would like to hear from shipmates
Donald Hughes <dhughes@cox.net>
mesa, Az USA - Sunday, April 06, 2003 at 15:11:15 (CDT)


Checked in OCT 88 Till Decom I Worked in Both 1 & 2 AMR and 1MMR,Also got coded in HYD and worked in G-4 Elevators for some time.Glad to see she is still here for all to enjoy. I had also hoped that Jacksonville would have gotten to keep her ther so I could visit more often.
MM2 Rowe
Tuscaloosa, AL USA - Friday, April 04, 2003 at 11:57:29 (CST)


I served on board from Feb. 1966 until Jan.1969, OC Division, air controlers, flight operations. Made 2 Med cruises and a year in Philly. I sat on the pier and watched her leave Philly the day I got out.
R.Greg Coffaro
Arlington, Tx USA - Thursday, April 03, 2003 at 20:48:01 (CST)


I WAS SHIPS COMPANY ON BOARD THE SUPER SARA FROM 89-92 WITH THE V-3 DIV.(HANGAR DECK).I WILL NEVER FORGET THE SHIPMATES WE LOST IN THE FERRY ACCIDENT.I WAS ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES WHO GOT STUCK ASHORE THE WHOLE NIGHT UNTIL THE SEAS WERE CALM AND WE GOT SOME RELIABLE FERRYS.SERVED THROUGH DESERT STORM/SHIELD AND MISS THE GUYS I SERVED WITH.IF ANYONE OUT THERE WHO SERVED DURING THOSE TIMES GIVE ME A HOLLER.LOOKING FOR MY BUDDIES IN THE V-3 DIV.IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME.TROOPS BE SAFE AND COME ON HOME.
warren cotton <Wfive01@yahoo.com>
birmingham, al USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 23:47:23 (CST)


Made Med cruise with VA-37 in 1970. Boy were those A7s leaky mess in the am. Remember we would run and wipe the underside the wings and belly before the pilots could see them.
Emmerson Miles AMH2 <milesauto@aol.com>
Richmond, va USA - Wednesday, April 02, 2003 at 18:01:15 (CST)


I served aboard Sara from Oct. 1961 until Feb. 1964. Worked in #2 MMR as BT-3 and BT-2. I have a few Sara Sea Tales on a site (it show show up above.) Ozzie Osburn
BTCM Richard "Ozzie" Osburn <r.osburn@adelphia.net>
Brunswick, GA USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 12:36:33 (CST)


X Div. 68-70
Jerry Turbin <JetUSCGA@hotmail.com>
Va. Beach, Va USA - Tuesday, April 01, 2003 at 08:06:57 (CST)

1971 to 1975 OZ Div.
Jerry Millard <jerrym52@excite.com>
Lowville, NY USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 21:24:14 (CDT)


I was a machinist mate, serving in #1 Machinery Room during the years 1950 to 1956 when this ship was put in commision..Commander Small was CIC of Engineering Spaces at that time...Looking for anyone who served aboard at this time..
WJ Beaudoin <wbeau73695@aol.com>
Hialeah, FL USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 18:07:51 (CDT)


Looking for shipmates from the years: 1950 to 1956
WJ Beaudoin <wbeau73695@aol.com>
Hialeah, Fl USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 18:01:28 (CDT)


Went onboard '75 left in '77 the best cruise was the '76 cruise. I was part of the AIMD jet shop and also the ships COD. (C1)
Jerry Buirge <jbuirge@bellsouth.net>
Jacksonville, fl USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 13:46:42 (CDT)


(From LE GARRET) One time in the Med the French government closed all the bars in Cannes for a day and Gerald Church and me couldn't find anything to drink. We ended up in a wine station on one of those evermore narrow streets and we drank a big glass of Burgandy out of a kerosene crank handle tank. There was a German officer on furlough standing in there which offered an opportunity for intelligent discourse. He got offended with some commentary about Der Fuhrer and I thought I was going to get shot! He kept glaring at me going, "VAH!, VAH!."From there we walked miles and miles overlooking the French Riviera across grassy clifftops with dirt paths 'til we got to Gulf Juan. There was a lone bar out there that was open for business, and there was only a handfull of us sailors in there and we had a most memorable evening swapping sea stories about how when it was so rough we had footprints on the overhead. Does anyone know the name of that bar?? Lightnin'.
Chester Robinson <cva62lightnin@yahoo.com>
Athens, Ga. USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 13:38:15 (CDT)


Served on the Great Lady 1960-64 in the OI div. Was RD2 then made RD1,worked in CIC,plus various other jobs. Have a lot of good memories and a few not so good with all the men we lost while I was on board. Would love to hear for any of the guys I worked with and any of the group that preformed with me on the ship closed ciruit TV Show. Don't remember his name but will aways remember the guy that played "Flight of the Bumble Bee" on the guitar. Lanny
Nolan L. Smith [Lanny] <malan2@casscomm.com>
Beardstown, IL USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 13:18:09 (CDT)


Enjoyed your site. As we say in the advertising agency business, "I'll get back to you!"
Lisa Zain
New York, NY USA - Saturday, May 31, 2003 at 12:01:18 (CDT)


I was on the Viet Nam cruise and was discharged before returning to Mayport. I am looking for a cruise book from that deployment(71-72). If anybody has any information on how to obtain a book, I would be very grateful. Hello to all my shipmates. I was a DT3 in the Dental Department. We had a great crew. Blessings to you all in the association and all who have served aboard Sara. Keith Gilleshammer
Keith Gilleshammer <keithgi@btinet.net or gilly@i29.net>
Fargo, ND USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 17:29:15 (CDT)


Served on the Swinging Sixty from Dixie Dec89 to Oct90. Belonged to the spooks in OPS/OS SSES. Looking for then Lt. John Rogers... We need to talk. Ratts, Charlie, Guitar, Beetlejuice, de MOPAR/MAKO... Would love to hear swampfox 601 one last time.
CTOSN Loftin, C.M. <theseafever@yahoo.com>
north of Galveston, TX USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 16:04:12 (CDT)


Left the Sara right after the Gulf War. Loved every minute. From the shipyards till the end of the War. Will never forget the homecoming or the shipmates we lost.
RM2 Brian Cosey <cozy351@yahoo.com>
Lakeland, Ga USA - Friday, May 30, 2003 at 13:58:39 (CDT)


i have the exact answewr to catain speicher fate allen speicher ocblackbird@hotmail.com
alle nspeicher catain speicher cousin <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 14:23:05 (CDT)


Served on the Sara from 87-89. I'm looking to hook up with some of my old shipmates, Albert Baker, James Becker or Dave Howard. Send me an email bros, let me know what's up.
Sean Acton <seanacton@hotmail.com>
Mt. Airy, MD USA - Thursday, May 29, 2003 at 11:16:22 (CDT)


Served on board 1987 to 1989 with CATCC DIV back then I was an AC2(AW).
Pete Kaniowsky <pkaniowsky@shradermartinez.com>
Tucson, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 12:45:20 (CDT)


Too much agreement kills the chat.
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USA - Tuesday, May 27, 2003 at 20:26:35 (CDT)


am looking for anyone who remembers my brother in law who raised me. he was on the saratoga in 43 45 ? his name was glenn gott from kansas from what i remember he was a cook and some gun on the side of ship.
glenn gott (curly) <jbadart@yahoo.com>
pittsburg, ks USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 22:26:40 (CDT)


Had an old shipmate stop over the house the other night Lee Baily. MASH had nothing on us. We were the ones that stole the pies and cakes from the stewards before they made there way to the officers mess. It was good to see him. Just for the record if any of you get to RI and see a black Sporster with the plate CVA 60 it's me. I have to confess my first choice was VA-75 but that was taken.
Steve Skuba AE-2 VA-75 69-73 <StevenSrtg@aol.com>
Bristol, RI USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 18:14:47 (CDT)


was onthe sara dec63 to aug67 in a div looking for mates . looking for cruise books
james dahl <jimdahl1@hotmail.com>
cranston, ri USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 17:29:16 (CDT)


I served on-board the Sara from 92-decom in 4MMR. Great time/Great shipmates
Brian Jarvis <lfowler2@columbus.rr.com>
zanesville, oh USA - Monday, May 26, 2003 at 16:51:06 (CDT)


Served on the CVA60 from September 1961 through 1963 LISN
Ralph L. Arrant <rlarrant@yahoo.com>
The Woodlands, TX USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 18:51:06 (CDT)


Served on CVA60 September 1961 through 1963
Ralph L. Arrant <rlarrant@yahoo.com>
The Woodlands, TX USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 18:48:37 (CDT)


came aboard sara nov 19 64 discharged 1967 S3 div. barber shop worked in all 3 shops hope to here from some S3 boys
william j imperatore <phillysportfan@comcast.net>
williamstown, nj USA - Sunday, May 25, 2003 at 12:52:57 (CDT)


Hey, nice site! Keep up the great work! :)
Work At Home Ideas
USA - Saturday, May 24, 2003 at 15:16:10 (CDT)


Served on USS Saratoga Dec. 1991 to decommission in 1994. Worked in Engineering division. Would like to here from fellow servicemen who I worked with.
John Wesley Gibbs <jgibbs5841@aol.com>
Gastonia, NC USA - Friday, May 23, 2003 at 11:24:14 (CDT)


I was on Sara 71 to 74. Did Med & Westpac in G.M.Div. Phil W.Was in Vietnam. Would enjoy hearing from other Shipmates.
P. Williams <pswilli89@hotmail.com>
Cedartown, Ga USA - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 21:54:25 (CDT)


looking for any one who severed with my brother Marty Stefanic GM3c DIv. 6. he his now in a Nursing home and would like to hear from some of the guys he knew back when.
Marty Stefanic <rudme2@juno.com>
mentor, oh USA - Thursday, May 22, 2003 at 08:05:50 (CDT)


Hi, just wanted to thank you guys for getting such an informative site. Excelent graphic designed and easy to navigate. Your site is indeed wonderful and i bookmarked it. I have found some of the information here helpful. There are too little good sites. Your site is very good. Thank you for the opportunity to sign your guest book. I will recommend and come back.
Klingeltoene
USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 11:35:54 (CDT)


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allle nspeicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 09:44:26 (CDT)


Looking for any Dental Techs who were on the Saratoga between 1972-77. Larry Ford I know who put the mercury in your coffee...hope you are still alive. It was Barney Traeger. He was always a bit of a loose cannon.
Jim Lowry <jlowbrera@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 01:15:41 (CDT)


Looking for any Dental Techs who were on the Saratoga between 1972-77. Larry Ford I know who put the mercury in your coffee...hope you are still alive. It was Barney Traeger.He was always a bit of a loose cannon.
Jim Lowry <jlowbrera@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 01:15:22 (CDT)


Looking for any Dental Techs who were on the Saratoga between 1972-77.Larry Ford I know who put the mercury in your coffee...hope you are still alive. It was Barney Traeger.He was always a bit of a loose cannon.
Jim Lowry <jlowbrera@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 01:15:04 (CDT)


Looking for any Dental Techs who were on the Saratoga between 1972-77.Larry Ford I know who put the mercury in your coffee...hope you are still alive. It was Barney Traeger.He was always a bit of a loose cannon.
Jim Lowry <jlowbrera@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 01:14:49 (CDT)


Looking for any Dental Techs who were on the Saratoga between 1972-77.Larry Ford I know who put the mercury in your coffey...hope you are still alive. It was Barney Traeger.
Jim Lowry <jlowbrera@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 01:13:35 (CDT)


Looking for any Dental Techs who were on the Saratoga between 1972-77.
Jim Lowry <jlowbrera@yahoo.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Wednesday, May 21, 2003 at 01:10:19 (CDT)


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USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 14:07:57 (CDT)


Hey I really like your site. I have found some of the information here helpfull. Thanks :)
bil
USA - Tuesday, May 20, 2003 at 10:56:37 (CDT)


Anybody serve during 1955-1959 4th Division
Richard Nilsen <linailz@aol.com>
Massapequa, ny USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 16:59:10 (CDT)


FTN
AOAN Milburn,Brian P. <stainless928@aol.com>
Chalmette, la USA - Sunday, May 18, 2003 at 12:10:15 (CDT)


Served aboard the Mighty Sara from 1977 to 1981. Was a BMSN first than transfered to X-1 Div. as a LI3. Long remember the Saratoga, I know I will.
Roger D. Stevens USN Ret. <lindachloe8@aol.com>
Columbus, Oh USA - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 19:22:02 (CDT)


Served aboard the Mighty Sara from 1977 to 1981, and proud of it.
Roger D. Stevens <lindachloe8@aol.com>
Columbus, Oh USA - Saturday, May 17, 2003 at 19:13:51 (CDT)


New "E" mail address
Tom Gillespie(Plankowner) "R" Div <moondrifter@comcast.net>
Blackwood, NJ USA - Thursday, May 15, 2003 at 20:46:30 (CDT)


I was on this tub 78-80 , ran the brig most of the time & loved every minute of it , I know a lot of you boys hated being there , but maybe you got over it. Like to hear from ship mates in the MARDET or anybody who can remember that far back.
CPL GREG ISBELL / MARINE DETACHMENT <FUJIMO99@MSN.COM>
st. pete, FL USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 17:23:35 (CDT)


captain speicher is a ufo conspiracy al
cousin of captain speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 16:20:12 (CDT)


12th div. boilermaker 44 to 46 Anyone still around?
Don Hughes <dhughes48@cox.net>
St. Thomas, ND USA - Wednesday, May 14, 2003 at 12:07:11 (CDT)


captain speicher is a victim uf a ufo cover read saraall his appers
coausi of captain speicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 15:23:26 (CDT)


fyi i came across a great web site the other day.if anyone has been to subicbay and olongapo you will love this site. lots of pics of the base and olongapo then and now. type in subicbay then click on subicbay naval base revisited. it will bring back a lot of great memories
randy cameron <rcameron@mcc.edu>
burton, mi USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 09:39:19 (CDT)


HELLO ALL!!! For the first 2 years of my enlistment I worked on the flight-deck in V-1. I then went to Aviation Mechinist Mate School in Millington Tenn, I then returned to the Super Sara's AIMD to work in the jet shop. I would love to hear from any old buddies. I hope all is well for you. If anyone has or knows anyone with gulf war syndrome, I would really like to talk with them.
AD3 Troy Crowner (also V-1 dept.) <royalcrown1131@sbcglobal.net>
Grandville, MI USA - Tuesday, May 13, 2003 at 09:01:12 (CDT)


Served in V-2 Arresting Gear 1970-72. Last saw "the boat" in Subic as I waved goodbye.Any former gear rats feel free to give me a shout, surely you must have sobered up by now!
David W Beck (DW) <DaveNC8722@aol.com>
Weaverville, NC USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 18:17:19 (CDT)


captain speicher is involved in a ufo conspiracy al
alle nspeicher <ocblackbird@hotmail.com>
oc, md USA - Monday, May 12, 2003 at 14:44:03 (CDT)


HM3, H-Division, 1959 and 1960. Love to hear from you that served on the mighty Sara at that time.
John J. Miller <J3243Mill@aol.com>
Mount Dora,, Fl. USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 17:54:50 (CDT)


Served as HM2 1958 to 1961, two med cruises, let me hear from any "docs" still around
Ken kosobud <kenkoso1@aol.com>
Charleston, sc USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 09:37:04 (CDT)


I served aboard the Sara from 86-89 and made the 87 med cruise. I was in OPS/OC Division, Carrier Air Traffic Control Center (CATCC). Anyone from those days out there?
Mike Jenkins AC2 (AW) <jinx6@chartermi.net>
Duluth, MN USA - Sunday, May 11, 2003 at 00:05:57 (CDT)


I served in HS-7 During the Westpac deployment 71-72. Be glad to correspond with anyone who remembers me from the Squ.
BM3 Robert L Webster <BOBBIGRIG5@AOL.COM>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 18:46:58 (CDT)


I just wanted to add my new e-mail address as the one listed is no longer valid. i was on the Sara 70-72 like to hear from old shipmates
Vernon Carter <verncarter51@yahoo.com>
Rushville, IL USA - Saturday, May 10, 2003 at 08:15:00 (CDT)


I'd serve on Sara form 92 to 94 in the V-2 department Bow Cats. Sara had the best crew ever, I was a there during the entire decom and was very sad to see her go. Any v-2 air dept out there, drop me a line and let catch up.
Kevin Gillett <catshot8@hotmail.com>
Evanston, IL USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 21:26:35 (CDT)


SERVED ON THE SARA 60 THRU 62 AS AN RD2 IN OI DIV, MADE TWO TRIPS TO THE MED IN 61 AND 62, WAS IN RHODE ISLAND LAST YEAR AND STOPPED BY NEWPORT RI AND SAW THE OLD GIRL TIED UP WAITING FOR APPROVAL TO BECOME A MUSEUM.
Charles R Bliss <CHARLES_BLI@MSN.COM>
BELCHERTOWN, MA USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 19:05:06 (CDT)


i was on board uss saratoga from 1986 to 1990.
ak3 juan c. beltran <juanremax@aol.com>
union, nj USA - Thursday, May 08, 2003 at 14:41:44 (CDT)


I was part of the ship service unit. I was a barber from 1958 to 1960. Looking for all by "JARHEAD" buddies and shipmates. Joe
Joseph Todisco <jtod@attbi.com>
Arlington, MA USA - Monday, May 05, 2003 at 19:33:34 (CDT)


WAS PROUD TO SERVE ON BOARD FROM NOV,84 UNTIL NOV,85 AS THE AUXILLIARIES DIV. LCPO. WAS PIPED ASHORE BEFORE SHE DEPARTED FOR MED CRUISE TO AWAIT TRANSFER TO FLEET RES. WORKED WITH A GREAT GROUP AND HAVE MANY FOUND MEMORIES.
MMCS FRANK DONALDSON <POPNNENN@PEOPLEPC.COM>
USA - Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 11:41:55 (CDT)


I WAS ONBOARD THE SARA 1964-68 V-2 DIVISION ; BOW CATAPULTS......... WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES..
GENE MOMINEE <GENO14M@AOL.COM>
TOLEDO, OH USA - Saturday, May 03, 2003 at 08:53:48 (CDT)


I was a boatcoxwain in 4th Div from 1965 til 1968.I was in Phili when i got out.If any of the old crew still kicking,contact me I'd love to hear from you.
Thomas L Palmer <tompalm47@aol.com>
Greenwood, IN USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 19:37:53 (CDT)


I served in R division 1960 to 1962 Would like to hear from anyone in R division.
James THughes Jr <backporch321@aol.com>
east weymouth, Ma USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 14:11:57 (CDT)


radioman
don ohair
ca USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 09:08:23 (CDT)


Dental tech striker, aboard in 1968 while in dry-dock in Philadelphia.
Jim Brotz <jim.brotz@L-3com.com>
Grand Rapids, MI USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 07:10:46 (CDT)


A young sailor, Arthur Palmer married my aunt Ada Maddux during WWII in California. He was a gunner on an antiaircraft gun on the Saratoga. During a cruise, his entire crew were killed by a bomb hit but he survived without a scratch. When he returned he was still in shock and later went insane or at least disappeared. I have not yet found any record of his service. If anyone remembers him please contact me. Thanks.
Vernon Maddux <vmadd@juno.com>
Norman, OK USA - Thursday, May 01, 2003 at 16:32:26 (CDT)

My Uncle James Lawson served aboard the Saratoga during WWII. I would like to talk to anyone that has any stories about him, no matter how wild. It is because of my Uncle that I joined the Navy my self and served as a corpsman onboard the USS Kiska.
James Lawson <tlaw5962@aol.com>
Shelbyville, TN USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 21:46:43 (CDT)


rate BT3 i served from june1966 to june 1968 worked in #4 main boiler room.
william g. sullivan <sullivangb@atlantic.net>
bronson, fl USA - Monday, June 30, 2003 at 20:25:56 (CDT)


Served 59thru62 in 3rd Division,would like to here from some of the old crew.
Don Reisinger <dcr@pa.net>
newbloomfield, Pa USA - Friday, June 27, 2003 at 13:32:14 (CDT)


I SERVED ABOARD SARA JAN. 1957 FO 2 MONTHS WITH AIR SQUADRON VAH-1
PHILIP HAFT <PHAFT@SUNRAYSERVICES.COM>
HAUPPAUGE, NY USA - Thursday, June 26, 2003 at 13:55:50 (CDT)


I served her last 18 months. Jan '93 - Jul '94. Best 18 months of my career. Great memories
DSCM(SW/AW) Brian R. Schmidt <bigbull12@aol.com>
Wellington, NV USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 20:17:51 (CDT)


Served as ships company in R-Division from June 1966 until Jan of 1970.
James Hosler <Jhosler@aol.com>
Wilmington, De USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 17:35:40 (CDT)


served on sara a div dec 1963 aug 1967 looking for mates
james dahl <jimdahl1@hotmail.com>
cranston, Rhode Island USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 17:14:02 (CDT)


serve on the sara in a div from dec 63 to aug 67 looking for mates and cruise books
james dahl <jimdahl1@hotmail.com>
cranston, ri USA - Wednesday, June 25, 2003 at 17:11:00 (CDT)


Anyone that was on the Sara from 1959 thru 1963, please email me.
Airman Willie Rodgers V1 Div.62-63 <sgtrodgersandliz@yahoo.com>
Little Rock, Ar USA - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 12:37:27 (CDT)


I was on Sara from 1978-1980 and made two med cruises. Served in V-2 Div. Waist Cats and ended up as an ABE-2 by the end of my enlistement. Prior to that I was on the Forrestal from 76-77 V-2 Waist Cats. Now living in Houston, Tx.
Les Jones <ljones@coair.com>
Houston, Tx USA - Tuesday, June 24, 2003 at 10:15:45 (CDT)


You can also reach me at john.mallard@med.va.gov my other address will be changing soon.
John A. Mallard <www.johnwitblueeyes@aol.com>
Danvers, Ma USA - Monday, June 23, 2003 at 02:20:04 (CDT)


In memory of those we lost off the coast of Israel during Desert Shield 1990
AE3 Keith Medley <medleyka@cnrf.navy.mil>
Warminster, PA USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 20:42:46 (CDT)


Plank owner, transfered to USS Forrestal CVA-59 on the way home to Brooklyn after shake down curse. Looking for Jerry E. Lee, AQ-2
Stuart V. Scheffel <stuartsch@msn.com>
Santa Barbara, ca USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 12:12:19 (CDT)


Oe Division ..76 to 80 where are you whats is up ..never will forget the sara..and you guys
Benny Fernandez <bfernandez834@hotmail.com>
yonkers, ny USA - Sunday, June 22, 2003 at 01:16:10 (CDT)


HI GUYES
NICK E. JENKINS <hijenks714@comcat.com>
USA - Saturday, June 21, 2003 at 10:05:25 (CDT)


I was in DC Division in 91 & 92. It would be great to hear from anyone from around that time.
Paul Palmer DCFN <pspalmer@cablelynx.com>
Hot Springs, AR USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 20:37:19 (CDT)


My father was aboard the saratoga. In the 60's or 70's but I dont see his name there. How come? His name was James Lee Pursley.
James L. Pursley <pursley77@yahoo.com>
newton , ks USA - Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 13:57:53 (CDT)


I am looking for 1963 Saratoga yearbook I went aboard the Sara in 1961 thru 1963 S1 Div.
William BILL Hedrick <heartbeat@jps.net>
Paso Robles , Ca USA - Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 00:11:49 (CDT)


Served abord from 1957 to 1960. My father loved this ship and always found a way to see her. Now I would like to get as much information about her for the years he sailed on her. If you knew my father or was aboard her at that time, please e-mail me at above address. Also I have ship year books from then that I am currently scanning and saving to file. I can send what I have to anyone who wants them.
Jimmy Wayne Hughes <hughesrandy@msn.com>
Newnam , GA USA - Monday, June 16, 2003 at 18:27:35 (CDT)


My daddy, LaVern L "Chiz" Ruzicka, from Kansas served on the Sara Toga from June 1943 through April 1945. I am writing for my mother and myself, we are trying to find any shipmates of my daddy's that are still out there. Interesting question...does anyone out there have the receipe for "torpedo & grape/ or / grapefruit juice" moonshine? One of many stories I'd like to share with anyone in the same time era. My daddy was killed in an accident in 1964, but am learing about his life on the Sara through his and my mother's letters, his ship book, etc. Anyone wants to share stories, let me know, my mom would like to hear from his buddies too.
LaVern "Chiz" L Ruzicka MM3-C <katiemitch@ev1.net>
Bastrop, TX USA - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 21:09:06 (CDT)


My father George D. Lewis,Jr. served on the USS Saratoga during World War around 1942. He spoke very little about his naval days. He did tell about it being bombed and floating in a raft for days before being found. I would love to hear from anyone with further information
george david lewis, jr. <challenger70@nc.rr.com>
washington , nc USA - Sunday, June 15, 2003 at 19:23:32 (CDT)


I am looking for Allan and Mary Wooters. Allan was 1st class in the late 70's in station in Mayport FL on the Saratoga. If you know of them please email me and in the subject put "Wooters" thank you
Sherri Roark <rwcnitro@aol.com>
ca USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 17:11:20 (CDT)


Eddie "Buddy" Kendrick who served on the USS Saratoga during the Nam campaign died on May 8, 2003. He was stationed in Florida. He served for over 3 years. Does anyone remember him? He lived in Dallas, Texas.
Mary Johnson <elfn1957@Yahoo.com>
Dallas, Texas USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 13:15:03 (CDT)


Eddie "Buddy" Kendrick served on the Saratoga during the Nam conflict. He was stationed in Florida. He was 51. Does anyone remember him. E-mail me at elfn1957@yahoo.com.
Edward Linton Kendrick <Deceased on May 8 , 2003>
Dallas, Tx USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 13:12:12 (CDT)


Use to come by here almost daily. Now once a month is too often with all the garbage that is posted, and spam. Served in OE division from 1964 to 1967
Ross V. Beedle ETN2
Monmouth, Ill USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 11:10:47 (CDT)


Does anyone remember ARM 3/c James Owen Walker #6641856, served on the Sara untill 5 dec.42? He was gunner in the VB-3, and died in the crash in the crash of his SBD 3, in New Caledonia (south pacific), pilot was Lt (jg)Liston Rhodes Comer.
Duprey Nicolas <duprey@offratel.nc>
Noumea, New caledonia - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 06:32:53 (CDT)


I was in Norfolk from Nov 81 until we closed down and went to Philly. Looking for someone who might have a Med Cruise Book from the 84 Cruise. Looking for Bill Ingham, he was from Lynn Mass. Anyone that knows him please contact me...
PN3 Jeffrey Gall <Gallkayleigh@aol.com>
Canyon Country, CA USA - Friday, June 13, 2003 at 21:14:59 (CDT)


served 1958 to 1962 as machinist mate in number 1 engine room. "M" division.
willard r. hayward
higganum, ct USA - Thursday, June 12, 2003 at 08:40:34 (CDT)


My father, Donald Navae Zimmerman, nick named Boats- either for the size of his feet or for the fact that he blew the boatswain ( sorry for the incorrect spelling). He served on the Sara sometime during WWII, possibly a bit before it as well - because he lied about his age and was only 16 when he enlisted. He died in the mid 80's and I have only vague memories of stories he told me about his time aboard. I am searching for any information anyone might have. Please feel free to email, call or write. Thanks - Melissa Zimmerman 717-633-4052, ldzbmx@yahoo.com, 14 Grace Avenue, Hanover, Pa 17331
Donald Navae "Boats"Zimmerman <ldzbmx@yahoo.com>
USA - Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 20:27:05 (CDT)


I would love to correspond with someone who knew my grandfather Miles Watts. We have a lot of pictures of him from the Navy that I would like to share. Thanks
Miles Watts <yogifan11@yahoo.com>
Hindman, KY USA - Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 07:17:51 (CDT)


I served onboard Sara in the Armory as a TM3 from 1993-1994.
Patrick Allen Cofield <goodgollygumball@msn.com>
Portland, Oregon USA - Wednesday, June 11, 2003 at 03:09:26 (CDT)


My father was aradioman on the USS Saratoga in 1942/43. He died in 1960 - I'm trying to find out what I can about him and would like to hear from anyone who might have known him. His name was Samuel Loren Nikkel and he might have gone by "LO"....Thanks- Judy Thornberg
Samuel Loren Nikkel <jute@mindspring.com>
USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 19:48:10 (CDT)


Nice to be remembered, Glad to see the site up and running smoothly.......
AX3 Bob "Bat" Masterson <mastrsn@yahoo.com>
Jacksonville, Fl. USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 18:13:28 (CDT)


Served on Saratoga
David J Adams <dedadams@ameritech.net>
Wixom, MI USA - Tuesday, June 10, 2003 at 06:52:11 (CDT)


Was on aboard 1982-1985. Was in Supply industrial rehab during SLEP. Later transferred to S-3. Worked in the ships stores and the storerooms. Look foward to hearing from anyone from S-3 or anyone who might remember me.
Frank Grafton <fbgrafton@aol.com>
Toccoa, Ga USA - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 18:32:33 (CDT)


Roof rat,V-1 Fly one, 65-67. Long hours,good times, great comeraderie. Ten cent beer @ the club on the pier- give me a bucks worth!!
John Kopacek <graceann2ecenet.com>
princeton, , mn. USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 21:12:54 (CDT)


The shipmate listed was my father. Served on the Saratoga in the '30s. Any contacts out there. I have many pictures.
Harlan C. King <dck@ix.netcom.com>
Monticello, Mn USA - Saturday, June 07, 2003 at 21:04:26 (CDT)


I WAS ABOARD WITH VAH-1 SQADRON FOR SHAKEDOWN WITH A3D AIRCRAFT FIRST TIME USED ON A CARRIER.
PHILIP HAFT <PHILH@SUNRAYSERVICES.COM>
HAUPPAUGE, NEW YORK USA - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 14:03:07 (CDT)


I served 4/73 to 6/74 it wasn't a pleasant time aboard Sara. Six day work weeks and 10 hour days to get out of Pourtsmouth shipyard. By the way, I was the hanger bay mid-night streaker on the first two consecutive nights and never got caught! You airdales really got a kick out of me running between the officers and the ranks during those mid-night musters. I could really run in those days... MM3 A division. Drop me an e-mail if you remember the streaker.
Glenn Brown <calmseas@verizon.net>
St. Petersburg, FL USA - Thursday, June 05, 2003 at 00:01:24 (CDT)


I was in CAG ADMIN (CVW 17) during the '92 and '94 Deployments. Currently stationed in RI, where she's STILL LOOKING BEAUTIFUL in one of our piers next to the FORRESTAL!!
YN1(SW) ANIBAL "TITO" NIEVES <NIEVESA@JAG.NAVY.MIL>
NEWPORT, RI USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 14:08:59 (CDT)


I was in #2 Aux from 1959-1961. I have kept in touch with Carl Newcomb from Mokena, Ill and found Robert Lovett of #1 Aux from Woodbury, Ga. I would like to hear from other shipmates from that period of time.
thomas G Thornes <tgthornes@yahoo.com or tomthornes@juno.com>
Huntland, Tn USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 17:19:41 (CDT)


I was a member of the VA-105 Gunslingers from 1979 to 1982 I made the last Med cruise on Sara before she went into the SLEP program.
AMS-2 Philip Lovejoy <Philip.Lovejoy@OHCOLU.ANG.AF.MIL>
Newark, Oh USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 13:59:23 (CDT)


76 cruise was the best, I still have Sara's 20th b'day coin. Anyone from VF-103 at that time please contact me.
Mike "Sparky" Anderson VF-103 <fitron103@adelphia.net>
Prospect, CT USA - Tuesday, June 03, 2003 at 09:05:38 (CDT)


Mezzanine gang still hung over from 76 med cruise& Virgin Islands
Kevin (pollock) Marchuk <iammilbail3@juno.com>
N.Y. USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 18:50:35 (CDT)


My great grandfather, Floyd Eli Page, served on the USS Saratoga as an EM3 from 1929 until 1933, when he was discharged. He returned to the Navy in 1929, serving aboard the USS Henley. I am currently serving at NSGA Kunia as a CTI2. Grandpa Floyd passed away in 1985, and I would appreciate any stories that any one has of him from the Saratoga. Thank you.
Floyd Eli Page <hoanghau21@aol.com>
Silver City, NM USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 18:09:28 (CDT)


was onboard 71,worked with Safty Officer,Com.Thompson and the Chaplin for a while until surgery was schedualed and transferred to NAS Jax Hospital ,remember Tony Anacito.
Wayne R McCollum (sam) <wcmcollum@yahoo.com>
Bowersville, Ga USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 11:32:23 (CDT)


I served aboard the Sara from 75 through 77 in S-1.Iam lookind for the "BOTS"We had a ball for the bicentenial in Cannes/Monte Carlo and everywhere else.The 76 cruise was the best
Neal (topper) Topping <topwrench150@ameritech.net>
chicago, IL USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 08:23:24 (CDT)


Looking for the "BOTS"
Richard Estrada <topwrench150@ameritech.net>
chicago, IL USA - Sunday, June 01, 2003 at 08:12:03 (CDT)