USS Saratoga Decklog.

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Decklog by Patrick Stranahan on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 08:33 Served on the Sara 65-67, OA Div. Would like to hear from any former shipmates. sffd4743@hotmail.com
California

Decklog by Charles Carnes on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 12:32 Served on Sara from July 1976 to Apr 78, E Div. Lots of great memories. Got broad sided in Med 77, did not feela thing.Fair winds Sara
Wisconsin

Decklog by John on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 11:04 I don't know if I want to see the Sara again. Last time I stared at her through a chain link fence as she sat next to her red-headed step-sister the Forrestal. They both looked like empty hulks of metal with no life. That's not how I remember her when she won the Battle E in 1986. Sad sad sad. My wife thought I was crazy for shedding a few tears as we left. Life goes on shipmates.
Texas

Decklog by Ron George on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 00:46 To: Ed Griffin I sent you an E-Mail a few weeks ago RE: Sara log entry. no answer? Drop me a line at Camrfxr@Aol.com Ron
Pennsylvania

Decklog by Ron George on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 00:39 Hi! Jim
I was in Newport RI this past Sat.
to see her one last time. You can see her from the public road that goes past
the Sara.She looked tired and had a slight list to the starboard side. I was told she will be moved to Philadelphia by the end of June. Unless you are a VIP you can't get on base.Worth the trip you can see her as big as life.
Pennsylvania

Decklog by Kellie Vaughan on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 20:51 My grandfather, Rex Vaughan, was a gunner's mate on the USS Saratoga CV-3 during WWII. I am looking for any information about him and his service. He has recently passed away and I am looking to know about his service. Thank you so much!!!
Colorado

Decklog by john kukta on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 16:30 Yeah,Tom;I was a flying Parachute Rigger-Plane Capt./Aircrew. (A3D)We we're in Key West Hot refueling Waiting for the word!Sara was our home!Did you ever know Bill Fertig PR1?I worked for him @ AIMD Paraloft @ Cecil.See Ya!
California

Decklog by Tom Lewis on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 10:19 Hey John,
Yep. VA34 Blue Blasters. I was brown shirt, 61-63. We were in Cuba during the blockade. Our squadron was transported via air from Cecil Field to aboard the Independence. After being on the Independence for 2 weeks, we were then transported to the Enterprise. Slept on my plane more than my bunk. Didn't get your email. Try again if you would. windmyclock@yahoo.com
Tennessee

Decklog by Jim Dudley on Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 07:43 Served 72-75 Would love to see the ship one last time before it's scrapped..Does anyone know when the Navy plans on moving her? A mini reunion there at that time would be great!
Connecticut

Decklog by john kukta on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 18:39 hey,Tom; Figured it out.You were w/VA-34.Did you know Fertig PR1?E-mailed you but haven't heard from you yet!Take care!
California

Decklog by Gary Morin on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 16:21 Why cant all of you still come to rhode island ? just because we cant get on base? there are plenty of places to see her pull out in NEWPORT. plus its a great town with something for everyone. think about it
Rhode Island

Decklog by John Kukta on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 11:07 Tom Hilton;Didn't know your dad personally,but served w/him the same time period.His pic.is in my 1962 Cruise book-M Div.Take care!
California

Decklog by Tom Hilton on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 07:21 I posted yesteray to announce my Dads passing, Thomas Hilton. Forgot to post my e-mail for any shipmates. It's thilton1008@aol.com , phone is 609-802-9465. Thankyou
New Jersey

Decklog by Tom Hilton on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 13:34 On May 23, 2011 my Father, Thomas Hilton, passed away at age 69. Dad served aboard the USS Saratoga in Engine room #2 from 1960-1964. Tom was so proud of his service to his country in the Navy. He was a beloved Husband, Father, and Grandfather. He was always the first person to give of himself. He was my Dad, and my friend, and will be truly missed. I would love to hear from any Shipmates who served together. Thankyou for your Service. God Bless You All. God Bless America.
New Jersey

Decklog by CheburatorSa on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 08:52
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Later

Decklog by Tom Lewis on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 16:10 John Kukta
Give me a shout. windmyclock@yahoo.com
Tennessee

Decklog by james bill on Monday, May 23, 2011 at 08:54 hi there shipmates
anyone served 1969-1974on sara that has any medical problems? who served 1972-1973 on wespak cruise
may be related to agent orange/ drinking waterwhen off the coast of nam.
either cal me 989-895-5904 or email @ bill.sara60@yahoo.com in subject line place saratoga cv60
be willing talk to u about medical problems.
ABH-3 Bill
worked on flight deck V-1 div
Michigan

Decklog by David W (DW) Beck ABE-3 on Sunday, May 22, 2011 at 12:38 Served in V-2 Arresting Gear from 70-72.
North Carolina

Decklog by Jim Porter on Thursday, May 19, 2011 at 17:31 I was on the Sara from 1965 to 1967. S6 Div. Orig from NJ now in SC
South Carolina

Decklog by John Kukta on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 21:14 I remember 1962-65,VAH-9 Paraloft on Port qtr.W/VF-32. Man that was home!(my first time @ sea.)Did 15yrs.incl.Nam tours on AMERICA,VA-86-CORAL SEA,Sara was like Fam.God bless our Memories of her.
California

Decklog by Sammy King Assn Secretary on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at 18:53 Well Saratoga Shipmates it seems that all my postings here of late have had some sort of bad news and this one is no exception. As you may or may not know, our Association President Brad Senter has been maintain constant contact with NAVSEA in hopes of setting up the "final visit" which NAVSEA had said "was do-able". It seems that NAVSEA has now determined that there cannot be a "final visit" and cited "security and liablity" issues as the reason. We are going to have to build our own "final visit" with the memories that each of us carry. And actually, fellowship mates, in a lot of ways that will be best, for Father Time has taken "his toll on her". She is just a shell of her former self and the sight of her in her present condition is probably not the best way to remember "Our Proud Lady....."
USS Saratoga "Gone but not Forgotten..."
Kentucky

Decklog by Ken Kerr on Monday, May 16, 2011 at 14:11 Was on Sara from 68-72 in V-4 div. Looking for shipmates to have a re-union. Contact: kenkrr@yahoo.com
New York

Decklog by Joe Myatt on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 19:08 I was on the USS Saratoga from Mar.90-Sept 93. I was a cook. In 2008, I came down with a disease called Sarcoidodis that may eventually kill me. I got it from the ship. All evidence leads to that. I have had 3 surgeries so far since 2008. I may have a 4th surgery soon on my left foot. I have had facial paralysis on both sides of my face (it appeared as bells palsy). I need help from any shipmate that may have sarcoidosis just like me from the ship. Please email me back at niceguy35847@aol.com

Thanks.
Florida

Decklog by gene kelley on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at 08:47 hi ipostd my name yesteday,and i goofed.it is gene kelley mr2 i would like to hear from any one,
e-maill me @ kelco@ellijay.com i tride to contact
rechards mr2 and e-mail returned.thanks.
Georgia

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