Bob Van Iderstine 

Bob Van Iderstine just prior to retirement on 01 September 2003

Bob Van Iderstine just prior to retirement on 01 September 2003

I was on the RANGER from 1979 to 1981.  I made Chief Petty Officer and was picked up for LDO (Admin).  Was on board for the collision. RADM Box commissioned me at AIRPAC.  
I just saw him again during my final tour on USS CONSTELLATION.   I was able to arrange a tour for him and his relatives.   I am now teaching 8th grade Science and Social Studies, as well as English, in Leesberg Florida.  Best to all my shipmates.

 

Photo of when I made PN1 
I am the last PO1 on the right of the picture

(Click on my face to see larger view)

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