Sharing some photos taken on
the USS Ranger while I was serving on board from 1957 - 1959
Joe Marszalek and me (David Williams-waving) in our AO
shop in 1959
L-R Joe Marszalek (broken arm), David Williams
(sprained ankle), and Jim Magarelli (stitches on head).
The injuries were from a tackle football game played without
In addition to the injuries (we lost the game 18-6), we were told in
strong Navy language not to do this again.
L-R me (David Williams), Jim Magarelli, Lary Koke in
1959 in our living compartment.
L-R J. Trainer, Joe Marszalek, R. Keller, David
Williams, Larry Koke, Bob Veaudry, and G. Lumley.
Just finished a meeting in our AO shop 1958
L-R Jim Festa, Bill Goddell, Joe Marszalek, Bob
Veaudry. Kneeling: J. Elkins, Jim Magarelli.
I took this photo of my shipmates on the flight deck of the USS Ranger
I don't know if we were underway but if so, then it was during the trip
from the east coast to our new homeport of
Alameda, Ca. It was during this cruise, we crosssed the equator
and then sailed around Cape Horn.
I still have the two beautiful plaques all of the crewmembers received
for these events and of course
we can claim the titles of Shellbacks (crossing the equator) and
Mossbacks (sailing around the Horn).