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Decklog by Steve Dufort on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11:17 Hello Saratogians, My father-in-law George MacCartney Hunter was stationed temporarily on the USS Saratoga (CV-3) during WW-II. He began the war as a gunnery officer assigned to the USS West Virginia (BB-48) at Pearl Harbor. He was aboard her when she was sunk on 7 December 1941. Following that heinous attack he was assigned to an officer's pool awaiting transfer to other seaworthy ships. On December 31, 1941 after begging to get another combat ship, he was given orders for temporary duty and transferred to Saratoga while she was underway. He was assigned to the gunnery department and sailed with her during operations in the Pearl Harbor vicinity and her forays deeper into the Pacific. He was aboard her when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine on January 11, 1942. Following the torpedo attack, USS Saratoga retired to Pearl Harbor for damage assessment arriving on January 13. She dry-docked at Pearl until 7 February and on the 9th she departed the "Pacific Paradise" for more extensive repairs in Bremerton, WA. Ensign Hunter remained aboard Saratoga until receiving orders to report to the USS Indiana (BB-58) on 16 April 1942. I have Hunterís war diary and it includes his time on Saratoga. There are names mentioned in the diary that I would like to learn more about. They are: Stu Kowen Mr. Felt Mr. Mills Mr. Ellers I believe they were all officers. If anyone has any information on these gentlemen I would greatly appreciate hearing from you. On this the 60th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, I would like to convey my sincere and deep appreciation to all those who served and are serving today. Bravo Zulu! Steve Dufort sbn626@comcast.net
Ensign George M. Hunter <sbn626@comcast.net>
Pennsylvania

Decklog by Bob Rose on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 at 12:50 Served on Sara 66-69, 2 Med cruises, Fox Div. Was from Mich but recently moved to Florida. Would love to hear from anyone in that div during that time. Especially looking for Glen Brighton, John Varga & Al Stragel. Contact me at rosebudnik@aol.com, put Sara Guestbook on subject line.
Michigan

Decklog by Allen Bending on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 20:54 Looking for information about my uncle who severd on Saratoga from 1940 to 1943? He was a CPO Harry Bending. Does any member remember him? My email is abending@att.net FYI Harry was killed on duty as A police officer in our home town Des Plaines Illinois.
Illinois

Decklog by Randy Evanchyk on Sunday, April 10, 2011 at 18:13 I was in the OA Department aboard SARA from 1979 - 1981. It was an incredible time in my life with a lot of great memories. I would enjoy hearing from anyone in my department during those years.
evanchyk3@cox.net
Florida

Decklog by Dennis Bogden on Saturday, April 09, 2011 at 06:22 To Courtney Webb: Send me you email address so we can place you on our IN Saratoga Luncheon mailing. We meet once a year at the Post 500 Legion in Speedway.Hope to see you there this August 13th!
Indiana

Decklog by Courtney H. Webb on Friday, April 08, 2011 at 11:47 Served aboard Sara from 73-76 V-2 Bow Cats.Sure would like to here from any of my shipmates Vernoy,Portis,Danhof Elliot,Reynolds.
Indiana

Decklog by Pat Jensen on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 09:22 A good friend of mine, Leonard Beesley, passed away December 29, 2010. I am looking for anyone who knew him when he served on the USS Saratoga.
New Jersey

Decklog by Marian on Thursday, April 07, 2011 at 00:43 Best wishes to all on the anniversary of the Saratoga's launching, April 7th, 1925.
California

Decklog by Sammy King on Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 13:34 Shipmates again I come to this site bringing bad news, and asking for your help. Our ShipStore lady Shelia Barrow (wife of shipmate Reeve V-2 catman) has recently been diagnosed with Cancer. And like most of us these days they are finding out how inadequate Health Insurance has become while facing a catastrophic medical situation.Her biopsy alone was $4K (their part)! Folks, Reeve and Shelia have labored hard in the Ships Store for the past five years,and as you know it is a volunteer job that is done for "Love of the Association and the memory of our shipmates that have served proudly on the Sara". Lets step up, and give back now, that Reeve and Shelia need help.Their daughter Robyn Jacobs is hosting a fund raiser next week and has designed a T-shirt too for raising money.If you are able to make a $ contribution to help Reeve and Shelia it would be most appreciated. Checks/money orders should be made out in the name of Shelia Barrow and mailed to Robyn Jacobs at 15202 North Main Street, Gonzles, LA 70737. Please give it some thought and if you are able to give please do. Please lift Reeve and Shelia up in Prayer too.<br>Please go to the Saratoga Facebook site to view the T-shirt. The cost for the shirt is $12 postage included.<br>Again, if you can help please do.
Kentucky

Decklog by orlando close on Monday, April 04, 2011 at 16:53 hi my name is orlando close i was on sara 1955to 1959 i was in gunnery i would like to talk to someone about going to portsmouth virgina for repairs i truly miss sara
Florida

Decklog by Don Myers on Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 23:54 I served aboard Sara from 1985-1988 in AIMD\IM3\Shop 4. was the best tour of duty I ever had. if anyone from AIMD remembers me, and would like to make contact. my email is donmyers3@suddenlink.net
Texas

Decklog by Weimer, Kenneth on Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 17:43 Hello, My brother Michael V.Weimer passed Thursday, March 31st. 2011. He was aboard the saratoga between the years of 1958 - 1962, anyone who knew Weimer tell us your story we would love to hear about it,
Texas

Decklog by Glenn Palmer on Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 12:28 V-2 Div.Gear rat 1982-1984.Looking for old shipmates.Joe Aiello where are you my friend ? It's been along time lets get in touch. gepalmer1@hotmail.com
Massachusetts

Decklog by alan armstrong on Sunday, April 03, 2011 at 08:45 hello frank, have not heard from many gear rats. your the first new cyber face i've seen. alabama?
Texas

Decklog by Ron Schmidt on Saturday, April 02, 2011 at 08:43 Its the best of times and the worst of times. Nine month Med. Cruises were a pain to be gone from the U.S. for such along period of time.
She will always be The Suckin 60 from Dixie. God Bless all who served and walked her decks.
Florida

Decklog by Joe Urban on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 22:38 I served aboard 70 to 72 in V-2 Division Office as Division Yeoman 3rd Class. My hometown is Allentown, PA, but have been in North Carolina for many yrs since. Joe1949@earthlink.net
North Carolina

Decklog by frank on Thursday, March 31, 2011 at 21:42 hello Chuck perry, Alan Armstrong,
noticed your postings. Hope all is well for you?
Have you seen any activity from spedding,resnick,kelly??
THx,
Frank
Alabama

Decklog by Bill Houck on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 10:02 I just got some pictures from my sister, I guess I was mistaken,, I was on the ol' girl in 1973 and 74! It was a picture of me(young critter) and my ol bud Donnie Trent. Man,, long time ago,,or itr seems so. Anyhow mates,, i stand corrected.
Montana

Decklog by Max Payne on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 19:56 I served on Saratoga as a DC1. Made Chief DC in 1968. Am looking for Belcher SF1 from Atlanta, Georgia. Anyone know him or his first name?
Texas

Decklog by Marc jacob on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 11:26 I was station on the great Sara from 1972 through 1974 working on the Flight Deck with Crash & Salvage Crew. I will never forget the good times and memories I had serving on her. It's a shame she will be scraped soon.
Oregon

Decklog by ROBERT ALFARO on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 10:37 I SERVED ABOARD THE SARA FROM 1974-1976 WITH V-2 (GEAR). MANY FOND MEMORIES AND A FEW SAD ONES ALSO. LETS NOT FORGET THE ONES WHO GAVE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE OUT THERE WHO SERVED ALONGSIDE ME. DOUG JOHNSON (SLIDELL LA) WHERE ARE YOU BUDDY?
California

Decklog by Len Hansen on Saturday, March 26, 2011 at 05:10 Just wanted to post my new e-mail address ; lenhansn@cox.net
Nevada

Decklog by Bill Houck on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 14:51 I stand corrected,, I was onboard 1973-74. I have a hard time with time sometimes. Anyhow,, M Division ruled!!!! Glad to see so many of us are still kicking around!! 26 knots and NO BLACK SMOKE!!!!!!
Montana

Decklog by William Lee Houck on Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 14:39 I was in M division in 1974 on this ol' girl. I didn't know there was a site for it! Cool, I was "Willie Rainmaker". I mostly worked in #2Aux machinery room makin' water. Lt. Holder was the boss, great man,,he became Lt. Cmndr. and no one deserved it more. Thanx guys for this site!!!
Montana

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