Guestbook Archives

1. Date Signed: May 10, 2007 9:32 AM
Reference ID: 1546074


Name: Russ Mading
Email: 
Location: 
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1986 - 1991
What Division or Squadron were you in? VAW116
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2. Date Signed: May 05, 2007 10:14 PM
Reference ID: 1538487
From IP: 216.117.23.161 
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Name: BOB LOFT
Email: CRCTSBOB@YAHOO.COM [Block Email]
Location: SOUTH BEND IN.
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1986-1987
What Division or Squadron were you in? VF-2 BOUNTY HUNTERS
Comments:



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3. Date Signed: May 05, 2007 6:54 PM
Reference ID: 1538262

Name: Richard Payne
Email: RichP22627@aol.com 
Location: Flint Hill, Virginia
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? Feb 78 - May 5, 81
What Division or Squadron were you in? VA-25 Fist of the Fleet
Comments:
A special day today. 26 years ago, May 5, 1981 I stepped off the Ranger for the last time. I'd love to go aboard her again. A great time with some really good friends. Smooth sailing to all!!!!!!!


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4. Date Signed: May 03, 2007 9:38 AM
Reference ID: 1533673

Name: BILL GERARD
Email: BLLGRRD@YAHOO.COM 
Location: MT.PLEASANT,S.C
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? APRIL 1960-MARCH1962
What Division or Squadron were you in? S-6
Comments:
PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ABOARD A GALANT SHIP. STILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF MY SHIPMATES. GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVED ABOARD HER.


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5. Date Signed: May 03, 2007 9:38 AM
Reference ID: 1533672


Name: BILL GERARD
Email: BLLGRRD@YAHOO.COM 
Location: MT.PLEASANT,S.C
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? APRIL 1960-MARCH1962
What Division or Squadron were you in? S-6
Comments:
PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ABOARD A GALANT SHIP. STILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF MY SHIPMATES. GOD BLESS ALL WHO SERVED ABOARD HER.


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6. Date Signed: May 02, 2007 9:50 PM
Reference ID: 1532692

Name: Willie Cox
Email: willie-55@verizon.net 
Location: Anacortes, WA.
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1989-1990
What Division or Squadron were you in? VAQ-131
Comments:
Been a long time since I even thought about the Ranger. I did have some good times on her.


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7. Date Signed: May 02, 2007 8:07 PM
Reference ID: 1532541

Name: Barry Novack
Email: bwnovack@yahoo.com 
Location: 
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1974, 1976
What Division or Squadron were you in? VA-113 Stingers
Comments:



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8. Date Signed: May 02, 2007 4:23 PM
Reference ID: 1532137


Name: PAUL FISCUS
Email: pafiscus@yahoo.com 
Location: SW MISSOURI
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1973-75
What Division or Squadron were you in? VF-154
Comments:
MY SQUADRON WAS BASED OUT OF MIRAMAR(SAN DIEGO). WE WERE AN F4 PHANTOM SQUADRON(BLACK KNIGHTS). ALOT OF GOOD MEMORIES! MY BERTHING AREA WAS A GUN TURRET ON THE PORT SIDE RIGHT OFF THE HANGAR DECK. LOVE TO HEAR FROM FELLOW MATES FROM THAT CRUISE!


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9. Date Signed: April 30, 2007 8:03 PM
Reference ID: 1528078

Name: Phillip Nazarenus
Email: pnaz7in@comcast.net 
Location: Denver, Colorado
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1978-1980
What Division or Squadron were you in? 1st div.
Comments:



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10. Date Signed: April 29, 2007 2:58 PM
Reference ID: 1525326

Name: James Williams
Email: jgreyhound48@comcast.net 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1981-1984
What Division or Squadron were you in? Cod crew
Comments:



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11. Date Signed: April 25, 2007 10:41 PM
Reference ID: 1519065

Name: Bill Taylor
Email: btaylor59@bellsouth.net 
Location: Pope, MS
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1967
What Division or Squadron were you in? V-6
Comments:
I came aboard the Ranger in 1967 when she came out of the yards and back to Alameda. Because of my aircraft experience I was assigned to the Engine Test Stand back at EBU Shop. I had to finish wiring it up as the sandcrabs didn't finish before the Ranger left the yards. I left the Ranger in October 1967 when I was discharged. I was on the Constellation West Pac 1964 and one of our cooks made a cake in honor of the Ranger and Coral Sea. It had an outline of Santa Claus and two arrows stuck in his belly, one labled USS Ranger and the other USS Coral Sea. Underneath was written "You Killed our Santa Claus" as both ships were to relieve us on Yankee Station and both had problems. A picture of the cake made our WesPac Cruise Book.


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12. Date Signed: April 25, 2007 12:13 AM
Reference ID: 1517223

Name: Glenn Sahlberg
Email: Rehtnapsa@aol.com 
Location: Colbert Ga
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 83-88
What Division or Squadron were you in? E-division
Comments:



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13. Date Signed: April 23, 2007 7:31 PM
Reference ID: 1514976

Name: Johnie P Brock
Email: jpbusus@yahoo.com 
Location: pinckney, MI
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1980
What Division or Squadron were you in? VF-154
Comments:



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14. Date Signed: April 23, 2007 10:17 AM
Reference ID: 1514155

Name: Brian J. Bacon
Email: brianjbacon@hotmail.com 
Location: Portland, Oregon
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? no but my grandfather was Commander AVH Bacon and my uncle Andrew Bacon
What Division or Squadron were you in? 
Comments:
Hi, I am the grandson of Commander AVH (Meric) Bacon. Unfortunatly he passed away several years ago. My uncle Andrew Bacon also served aboard the USS Ranger. I wanted to find some photographs or information that I may put together for my grandmother before her time comes and for posterity. After Annapolis, I am not all that familiar with my grandfathers service as he never like to talk about it. I am writing in hopes of any pictures, stories and information that I can find out about his service. Thank you. Respectfully yours, Brian J. Bacon


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15. Date Signed: April 22, 2007 10:47 PM
Reference ID: 1513223


Name: kevin robbins
Email: rdneckk1d@yahoo.com 
Location: virginia beach va
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? was attached via squadron 1986-1989
What Division or Squadron were you in? VA-145 Swordsmen
Comments:
I was attached to the ranger with VA-145 (A6E Intruders). Made two west pacs, two north pacs, and three pinnapple cruises. had 1yrs and 11 months of sea time for it being my first sea tour. I jioned the navy in Jan. 1984. And just retired back in Jan. 2004


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16. Date Signed: April 22, 2007 4:36 PM
Reference ID: 1512715
Name: Marcus Riker
Email: holmarc@gvec.net 
Location: Texas
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 73-76
What Division or Squadron were you in? OI Division
Comments:



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17. Date Signed: April 22, 2007 3:00 PM

Name: leslie titus
Email: les.titus@yahoo.com 
Location: stockton,calif.
Homepage: http://none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1967-69
What Division or Squadron were you in? cs
Comments:
never been prouder to have served aboard the besr carrier afloat. alot of memories and alot of friends that I haven't seen in year's. Like to hear from anyone from cs div. les titus


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18. Date Signed: April 22, 2007 9:32 AM
Reference ID: 1512146

Name: Mark Patzman
Email: markpatzman@hotmail.com 
Location: San Diego
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? Sep 1987 - Jun 1991
What Division or Squadron were you in? S-1, S-5, S-3 & S-6
Comments:
Just retired after 20 years in Jan 2001. RANGER was my first, and easily best, ship....all because of the men who served with me. Hope all are well and would enjoy hearing from other folk of the same period. I'll submit some photos, air plan cartoons, etc. shortly.


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19. Date Signed: April 22, 2007 1:11 AM
Reference ID: 1511455

Name: Brab
Email: Brag@hot.de 
Location: German
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? i dont know
What Division or Squadron were you in? in better
Comments:
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20. Date Signed: April 19, 2007 5:39 PM

Name: Don Jones
Email: wovenwooddesigns@digitalexp.com [Block Email]
Location: Marianna Florida
Homepage: http://home.digitalexp.com/~wovenwooddesigns/donjonesfamilygenealogy/
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? March 1963- Aug 65 and Oct 78-Apr 82
What Division or Squadron were you in? Auxiliaries Division
Comments:
Great website! Of all the ships I served on, I enjoyed Ranger the most. I can still remember draging the fire tubes out of the boilers after the boiler exposions, which were many, and the water shortages. I was on board when we had the collision at sea in the Straits of Hormuse (sic) and was dissapointed when the Japanese had the bow section replace in three days. I was expecting at least two weeks liberty. I must admit, they did a great job of supporting the Ranger, even if they didn't like the fact that we may have had nuclear weapons onboard. "I cannot confirm or deny that there are nuclear weapons onboard USS Ranger," I think the spiel went. Had some good times, and made some good friends. Hi Ho Siver, Away!


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21. Date Signed: April 17, 2007 10:40 PM
Reference ID: 1504208


Name: HENRY M LUCKENBAUGH
Email: htluck@comcast.net 
Location: seattle
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1972-1974
What Division or Squadron were you in? S3 Div
Comments:
I Will Never Forget the Ranger.


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22. Date Signed: April 17, 2007 10:11 PM

Name: John T.Mathews
Email: jtommathews@sbcglobal.net 
Location: South west lower Michigan
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? March 1958 to Jan 1960
What Division or Squadron were you in? E Div E5 A&O
Comments:
i Came aboard Ranger in Newport News March 1958 as an EM3 Was transfered Jan 1960 As an EM2. Many Other ships and duty stations later. I retired in 1974 as An EMC after retiring I worked on Merchant Marine vessels as an automation Engineer traveling the world making repairs,Did the for 20 years. Was a machine repair Tech for another 11 years, I am now fully Vested as a old Geezer over 70 and retired and bored to death


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23. Date Signed: April 17, 2007 5:49 PM
Reference ID: 1503908

Name: Clint Mellen
Email: clintmellen@yahoo.com 
Location: 
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? Feb 77 to Oct 1980
What Division or Squadron were you in? AIMD IM-3
Comments:
From dry dock in Bremerton through 1 and 1/2 Westpacs. Thanks to the helmsmen in April of 79, instead of the Indian Ocean for 60 days we broadsided a tanker (SS Fortune) , the boat got a new bow from SRF Yokosuka Japan and I got to climb Mt, Fuji. Sunrise on top was worth all the time spent on board (bored)!


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24. Date Signed: April 17, 2007 4:05 PM
Reference ID: 1503777

Name: Gerald E. Roets
Email: jlroets@hotmail.com 
Location: Clifton Springs, NY
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? My dad, Gerry did from 1968-71
What Division or Squadron were you in? Medical
Comments:
Me father served as an MSC officer aboard USS Ranger. He retired in 1977, and pass away in October 2006. He made many friends while on board, and he will be missed. On the flip side, I was only about 6 years old when he served. All I remember is him being gone. But over the years he told me many stories (sea stories) about what he did while on board. My heart and love goes out to every service person who put their butt on the line and served.


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25. Date Signed: April 17, 2007 7:01 AM
Reference ID: 1502899


Name: Joe Flynn
Email: jflynn@gryphonlc.com 
Location: Norfolk, VA
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1989-1992
What Division or Squadron were you in? VAQ-131
Comments:



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26. Date Signed: April 16, 2007 10:35 PM
Reference ID: 1502281


Name: Bryan Kern
Email: sgtbk98@yahoo.com 
Location: Bedford, In
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1986-1989
What Division or Squadron were you in? OZ Division
Comments:
Look forward to hearing from all of the guys who served aboard this wonderful vessel


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27. Date Signed: April 16, 2007 10:33 PM
Reference ID: 1502279


Name: Bryan Kern
Email: sgtbk98@yahoo.com 
Location: 
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1986-1989
What Division or Squadron were you in? OZ Division
Comments:



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28. Date Signed: April 16, 2007 7:54 PM
Reference ID: 1502113

Name: Brian Hall
Email: hallbrn@yahoo.com 
Location: Sheridan, Oregon
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? proudly from 85-88
What Division or Squadron were you in? S-8
Comments:
hoping to hear from anyone. Miss the guys.


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29. Date Signed: April 16, 2007 6:20 AM
Reference ID: 1500939


Name: Larry Bohn
Email: lbohn@sullivan.edu 
Location: louisville, ky
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? 1992-1993
What Division or Squadron were you in? OI Division
Comments:



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30. Date Signed: April 15, 2007 9:55 PM
Reference ID: 1500221


Name: Chris Estebo
Email: cestebo@yahoo.com 
Location: Tomah, WI
Homepage: http://
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger, if so when? Westpac 91
What Division or Squadron were you in? VF-2
Comments:



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