USS Saratoga Decklog.


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Decklog by Gene Roth on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 23:14 Aboard Sept.65 to Dec.68 all in #1MMR.(Always Ready) as a MM2. How time passes when your having fun. I can't say those years were the best time of my life but they were interesting. The asbestos flew freely and the black oil was everywhere. For a kid that had never had to live 8 decks below the water line,it was a different world. The memories both good and bad live with me forever. Lots of great shipmates and travel. Six day war,two med cruises,Gitmo and Philidelphia.

Decklog by Lee McClure on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 10:24 Served 1964-1966 S-1 Division.

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.

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

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.

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 Ron

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.

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!!!

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!

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.

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!

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!

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 in my 1962 Cruise book-M Div.Take care!

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 , 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
Want to tellk you..


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

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 @ in subject line place saratoga cv60
be willing talk to u about medical problems.
ABH-3 Bill
worked on flight deck V-1 div

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.

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..."

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:
New York

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