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Date: 08/20/2002
Guest: 201 (Reference ID: 416021)
Name: Paul E. Bombardier
Email Address: Dipper36@aol.com
Location: Ma.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957-58
Comments: Plank owner 1957-58


Date: 08/19/2002
Guest: 202 (Reference ID: 415547)
Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email Address: kencarr@inwi.net
Location: INLAND NORTH WEST - USA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: PRE COM ( 1957-58 )
Comments: IT'S BEEN AWHILE SO I'M CHECKING BACK IN. MY E.MAIL BOX IS ALWAYS OPEN. I'M STILL LOOKING FOR MANY EX SHIP MATES. I KNOW YOU'RE OUT THERE SOME WHERE. HEY JOHN THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THIS SITE OPEN. KEN


Date: 08/18/2002
Guest: 203 (Reference ID: 415139)
Name: Richard Mapes
Email Address: itzmeerich@webtv.net
Location: oceanside,ca
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 84-86
Comments: i retired off Ranger in mar 86, i have fond memories of my tour aboard, i especially think of master chief Hobbs, and Captain Davis, what great leadership. I was A DP1. Would like to corespond with any shipmates from that period i served. will never forget the collision off San Diego,and the 121 days at sea,and the tragic fire.. GOD BLESS THE RANGER, AND GOD BLESS AL WHO SERVED ON HER!!!


Date: 08/14/2002
Guest: 204 (Reference ID: 413754)
Name: MM3John P (Nickelbag) Nickelberry
Email Address: Nickelberry708@Aol.com
Location: Detroit,MI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 87-90
Comments: TO ALL MY FRIENDS FROM 1MMR-4MMR P1 THRU P7 NICKEBAGS IS LOOKING FOR HIS GOOD FRIENDS SNIPES FOREVER


Date: 08/09/2002
Guest: 205 (Reference ID: 411324)
Name: Michael Roberts
Email Address: snafu98@earthlink.net
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Homepage: http:// N/A
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes... 91 - 93 Decommission
Comments: Some of the best times of my life...


Date: 08/08/2002
Guest: 206 (Reference ID: 410960)
Name: Leni Higgins
Email Address: Layback34@aol.com
Location: Troy, Mi
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986-1990
Comments: I served aboard the ranger from 86-90. I went into the navy right after high school.I'm glad I did. I got to see a lot of ports , most of them twice. I did 2 westpacs and 2 wog days. I also saw the ranger in dry dock, and let me tell you, you think she's big in the water her size really is amazing out of the water. I also had a shipmate he was killed on my first west pac, Todd Unzueta. That was the first time I had to identify a body. God rest his soul. I will never forget the good time I had. I would do it all again if I had to.


Date: 08/07/2002
Guest: 207 (Reference ID: 410687)
Name: William C. Moeller
Email Address: Falconbil@aol.com
Location: Chandler, AZ
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 60 & 61 Westpacs with VAH-6
Comments: God we're getting old!


Date: 08/06/2002
Guest: 208 (Reference ID: 410211)
Name: Stephen C. Turck
Email Address: sturck@draco-engr.com
Location: Charlestown,RI 02813
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: May 67-May 70
Comments: All these pictures everyone has contributed are fantastic! Wish I took more myself back then. Jim Goudy from Smeltersvill,Idahoe. If YOUR out there, I still have the wood cut of the horse drawn carriage you carved back in 1969. Now run my own privite press,old Gorden 1858 elect.motor (installed myself.)


Date: 08/06/2002
Guest: 209 (Reference ID: 410203)
Name: frank maddock
Email Address: frankmad5@bis.midco.net
Location: bismarck north dakota
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes - 1969-1970
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 08/05/2002
Guest: 210 (Reference ID: 409797)
Name: John E. Moore
Email Address: johnm@mayoaviation.com
Location: Elizabeth, CO
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: '67-/69 VA-147
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED

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Date: 08/04/2002
Guest: 211 (Reference ID: 409597)
Name: Edward J. Labayen
Email Address: ejlab@att.net
Location: San Diego, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Jun'91 to Jul'93
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 08/03/2002
Guest: 212 (Reference ID: 409195)
Name: Hugh Taylor
Email Address: flex@skyenet.net
Location: Auburn, IN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: '67-'71 OE Div
Comments: I often think of the seemingly endless days at sea, launching aircraft and recovering for hours.The people with whom we worked were friends and sometimes adversaries but always sharing the time and experiences which we now look back upon with a degree of fondness. I would love to gather the crew together and quietly talk about how the experience of the Ranger has impacted each one of us. My memories are clouded by time, but I would not trade them for anything.


Date: 08/03/2002
Guest: 213 (Reference ID: 408978)
Name: carl r guzy
Email Address: cguz1@webtv.net
Location: 6128 rhythm cir orlando fl 32808
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957 to 11/30/1959
Comments: put in commission.


Date: 08/02/2002
Guest: 214 (Reference ID: 408588)
Name: Robert E.Wicker
Email Address: rewrew62001@hotmail.com
Location: Pasadena Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes April 1965 to July 26, 1968
Comments: This brings back lots of memories. I am looking for some of my pictures I took when we were in the Sea of Japan after the North Koreans took the U.S.S. Publo. Everyone seems to be doing a great job and I hope I can help in some way. I am recovering from cancer and right now I am on Social Security Disability so money is tight but I plan on doing what ever I can to help. Good luck to everyone and keep up the good work.


Date: 08/01/2002
Guest: 215 (Reference ID: 408548)
Name: Louis Perez
Email Address: greeneyes88240@peoplepc.com
Location: Artesia, NM
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Apirl 1965 to Jan 1969
Comments: Avaiton Supply.


Date: 08/01/2002
Guest: 216 (Reference ID: 408542)
Name: Louis Perez
Email Address: greeneyes88240@peoplepc.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Apirl 1965 to Jan 1969
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 08/01/2002
Guest: 217 (Reference ID: 408336)
Name: Stephen C. Turck
Email Address: sturck@draco-engr.com
Location: Charlestown,RI 02813
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: May 67-May 70
Comments: Any one out there, out of the 5,000 Ranger sailors 67-70.Looking back now is alot easier. We really worked are butts off supporting the airwing, no matter what job you had. Remembering all my ship mates! Stephen OM1 ret.1996 Remembering Van Staton,Dave Walker,TJ Johnson,Richard Temple. So many I can not list you all, If your out there E-mail.Take Care!


Date: 07/30/2002
Guest: 218 (Reference ID: 407578)
Name: DM3 LOPEZ, Francisco C. "Loop"
Email Address: ft.apache@sbcglobal.net
Location: Fontana, California 92337
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: OP Div. (IOIC) 1965-67
Comments: Truly, one of the finest periods of my life was while I was aboard "Rangerboat". Fabulous memories and even greater Shipmates. Loved inspecting this page. Great photos and patches! Still have ALL of my 'gear' from those "Rangerboat" days. Have never thrown ANYTHING away! Thanx to all responsible for this fine page. "Loop" (909) 823-1876


Date: 07/30/2002
Guest: 219 (Reference ID: 407522)
Name: Art Lusignan
Email Address: AKLusignan@attbi.com
Location: Pleasanton, California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: June 1974-Nov. 1975
Comments: I got assigned to S-7 Div. in June 1974 as a DP3. Shortly thereafter I made DP2. Great bunch of guys! We operated the computers on the 2nd deck (amidships). In March 1975 I went TAD to the Master-At-Arms Dept. (wasn't a rating yet). Served under the MCPOC. TAD assignment was 6 months - but I was allowed to extend it until my EAOS (11/18/1975) thanks to a GREAT officer in Supply Dept. CMDR Kalafut! Those were some great times. Discharged from Ranger in Coronado, CA. I missed the change of homeports in June 1975 because I took 35 days leave and drove my 1974 VW across the USA. I am still driving the car I had back then AND more importantly I am still working in Data Processing now for 30+ years. Plan to retire in 5 years or so. TOP GUN BAR NONE!!! Was it just me or did Capt. A.E. Hill sound like John Wayne over the 1MC? "Good Morning Top Guns... this is the Captain speaking.."! Go NAVY


Date: 07/28/2002
Guest: 220 (Reference ID: 406750)
Name: Bob Van Iderstine
Email Address: jvanider@msn.com
Location: USS CONSTELLATION (CV64)
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979-1981
Comments: I signed in once before, but thought it might be of interest to all that I ran into my former CO of RANGER, RADM (Ret) Roger Box, during the Midway Reception held on board CONSTELLATION this past June. I later gave a tour of the ship to the Admiral and his relatives in early July. He is doing well and lives in San Diego. I really miss a lot of people from the RANGER and wonder what they are up to today. If anyone knows the status on John Mccartney, YNCM Yost, PNC Ed Pettigrew, or PN2 Dargel let me know. You can contact me at VanIderR@constellation.navy.mil I am currently the Admin Officer on board CONNIE.

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Date: 07/25/2002
Guest: 221 (Reference ID: 405372)
Name: Raymond Edwards
Email Address: sea_ray_30@yahoo.com
Location: Riverside,California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 76-79 CR-Division,Teletype Repair
Comments: Just thought I would check back into this great site, to see if any old shipmates had signed in. I think I said it all in my original comments of 3-19-02 Still looking forward to hearing from old Comm. Dept.friends.


Date: 07/24/2002
Guest: 222 (Reference ID: 405066)
Name: Glenn Struble
Email Address: kittyglenn@worldnet.att.net
Location: Phoenix Az
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Was on board 63-66 in the a4 gang.
Comments: Am looking for Jim Greene or T-Ball Turner of A gang.It has been allot of fun looking at this site. My daughter turned me onto this site. Well best wishes to all.


Date: 07/21/2002
Guest: 223 (Reference ID: 403856)
Name: Warren Discon, Formerly PN2
Email Address: Customlock@hotmail.com
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Homepage: http://www.321open.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec79-Dec82 Ships Company and VAQ-137
Comments: Thought I had signed this book before, just looked though every entry back to 8/23/90 and didn't see it, so I'm redoing it. In reviewing it, I saw alot of names I recognize from my tenure. I worked in Personnel (X-2 Division)...Remember CWO Martin and Chief Pettigrew, Bradbury, Webb, Mars, Blue, Lontoc, Lennie, Gray, Hancock, and the rest...Like the DK's Maddock, Sullivan, Johnson & Zamora...too many to mention...Chime in, contact me @ Warren@321open.com or Customlock@hotmail.com...like to hear from anybody, any time. WestPac 80-81 & 82, aboard "Ranger International - More non-stop flights to nowhere, No Frills, No Ports"... Had a great time and can't wait to get to Bremerton again to see her.


Date: 07/18/2002
Guest: 224 (Reference ID: 402748)
Name: Ronald A Malnar Jr.
Email Address: r.a.malnar@cox.net
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1993
Comments: I think you have done a great job on the web site and I will be sending you some stuff to share soon. Good Job and Thank You !! Ron Malnar


Date: 07/18/2002
Guest: 225 (Reference ID: 402730)
Name: Paul A. Bourg
Email Address: pbourg@bellsouth.net
Location: Houma, Louisiana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Oct. '67 - Dec. '70
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 07/18/2002
Guest: 226 (Reference ID: 402324)
Name: Frank J.Guarino,Sr.
Email Address: None
Location: Hopewell Jct New York
Homepage: http://mrgoaway5@aol.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: NO
Comments: This may sound strange,but I was aboard the USS Yellowstone AD/27 when the Ranger was in Cuba. I was in the service from 1955 - 1959 and we did sail with each other from time to time. I would have liked to have made a transfer but was not able to at the time. I enjoyed the 4 years I was aboard and still keep in touch with some of he shipmates. God bless and have a fine summer. Frank


Date: 07/16/2002
Guest: 227 (Reference ID: 401375)
Name: James Patrick S. Moretz
Email Address: patrickmoretz@yahoo.com
Location: Dumaguete City, Phillipines
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: i like it!


Date: 07/11/2002
Guest: 228 (Reference ID: 399475)
Name: Mickey Boudreaux
Email Address: mic0723@worldnet.att.net
Location: Bossier City, La.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: July 1987 to April 1991
Comments: I was a postal clerk in X-3 division. If anyone wants to contact me feel free to do so.


Date: 07/10/2002
Guest: 229 (Reference ID: 398950)
Name: Michael Forshey
Email Address: None
Location: Hollywood Fla
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977-1982
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 07/08/2002
Guest: 230 (Reference ID: 397997)
Name: Sam Villa
Email Address: villasam@hotmail.com
Location: San Diego
Homepage: http://www.ussprovidence.org
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: You are getting some overlap on some of the text. Just in case you did not notice. Have a good day, Sam (Editor of Prov Website)

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Date: 07/08/2002
Guest: 231 (Reference ID: 397970)
Name: Darrell L. Kirklen
Email Address: dkirklen@bellatlantic.net
Location: Norfolk Va
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec 82 - Mar 84
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 07/07/2002
Guest: 232 (Reference ID: 397421)
Name: John Monahan
Email Address: cechan2@msn.com
Location: NEW YORK
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: OH YEA 79-83
Comments: Just looking back Looking for people from P-3 Div. (OIL LAB)If anyone is out there get in touch. cechan2@msn.com


Date: 07/05/2002
Guest: 233 (Reference ID: 396924)
Name: gerald L carkhuff
Email Address: carky@adiis.net
Location: marshalltown, Ia. 50158
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: may 1961thru nov. 1964
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 07/04/2002
Guest: 234 (Reference ID: 396478)
Name: Richard A. Johnson
Email Address: celtic46@winco.net
Location: galesburg,ill.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes july 1970- dec 1971
Comments: Like to hear from any one from navigation dept.quartermasters one and all.oh! yes anyone remember ranger dougnuts .


Date: 07/03/2002
Guest: 235 (Reference ID: 395967)
Name: Tommy (TEX) Shaw
Email Address: hunter24@airmail.net
Location: Temple Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1966 to 1968
Comments: Looking for shipmates lot of good and bad times aboard the old gal. I hope she sails one more time. Thanks for this great site. I was in 4th div.


Date: 07/03/2002
Guest: 236 (Reference ID: 395906)
Name: Gary Price
Email Address: docprice@rocketmail.com
Location: Tokyo
Homepage: http://www.astrologus.net
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1980-1983
Comments: Dear John, At last I finally get to sign your guestbook after months of being 'blocked' in China. Looks great.. Gary Price, AT2 USNR-now civilian USS Ranger 1980-83 (VF-1)


Date: 07/03/2002
Guest: 237 (Reference ID: 395891)
Name: Kevin Dean "Deano"
Email Address: kkdean@ev1.net
Location: Houston
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1989-93
Comments: Just looking for some long lost friends I'm just starting to look at the web site. I'm liking it so fare


Date: 07/01/2002
Guest: 238 (Reference ID: 395205)
Name: Jack L Buckley, MA1(SW)
Email Address: pdsl625@aol.com
Location: Elkhart, Indiana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Mar 86 to Mar 91
Comments: Great ol Ship, I will never forget the memories this ol girl gave me.


Date: 06/29/2002
Guest: 239 (Reference ID: 394462)
Name: Lennox O. Stanley (SSgt-USMC)
Email Address: Lstanley2644@aol.com
Location: Portland, OR
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: MarDet 1970-1971
Comments: I am trying to obtain a standard shoulder patch (as shown) for a shadow box I am making. I served in the MarDet on the USS Providence CLG-6 (I have one from there), ComSeventhFlt (still looking) and MarDet USS Ranger. Any help you can provide would be helpfull. Thanks, Len Stanley


Date: 06/29/2002
Guest: 240 (Reference ID: 394256)
Name: AMH3 Jeffrey Whitson
Email Address: theengineers@prodigy.net
Location: west harrison N.Y
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 2 cruises 80&82 as a VA-113 STINGER
Comments: I was a plane captain in 1980, worked in airframes in 1981 and in the phase crew in 1982 does anyone remember me? Terry Ford,chief scott,andy avelious,Tutt.so many others i can't remember. if you remember me send me e-mail thanks. Those months we spent in P.I. put a hurt on my brain. had a great time in the navy met good people and alot of knuckle heads as well, if i could i would do it all over again. thanks for the memories great site
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Date: 06/27/2002
Guest: 241 (Reference ID: 393717)
Name: Raymond Hamilton
Email Address: cycle1@earthlink.net
Location: Fordyce, AR 71742
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987-1990
Comments: Great web site and a tribute to all of the men that served on board the greatest ship the US Navy ever had.


Date: 06/27/2002
Guest: 242 (Reference ID: 393550)
Name: Wesley A. Weston
Email Address: wesandmarty@attbi.com
Location: Bremerton, Wa.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: August-1965 to June 1968
Comments: I was a CS-3 attached to S-2 Division. I worked in the bake shop. My Cheif was CSC Neil Sparlin. Lots of fun and lots of very fond memories. I have cruise books from both 65-66 and 67-67 WESTPAC cruises. Note email address and stay in touch.........Wes


Date: 06/27/2002
Guest: 243 (Reference ID: 393549)
Name: Wesley A. Weston
Email Address: None
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/27/2002
Guest: 244 (Reference ID: 393394)
Name: Gerry Hamlton
Email Address: freetobeme@myexcel.com
Location: Newark, OH
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/jutetsu
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: July 85 - October 86
Comments: Most of the guys will remember me as the 'Max Klinger' of our ship. My biggest wish was to get off the boat... If I went for more than a week without pulling SOMEthing they would ask what I was up to. LOL Guess someone had to be ship's entertainment. Looking back now, I wish I had done it right. Worked O2N2 and then Vent shop, both A Gang. Snipes Rule the Underworld, Heaven dont want us, And Hell's afraid we'll take over !!! Any Shipmates feel free to look me up.


Date: 06/27/2002
Guest: 245 (Reference ID: 393347)
Name: Daniel B. Perez
Email Address: dbperez@earthlink.net
Location: Houston, Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978-1981
Comments: Two days out of my C schools I reported aboard the USS Ranger. Duffle bag on my left shoulder, garment bag on the right shoulder and an overnight case floating in between somewhere. About halfway up the after-brow I reached for my wallet and pulled out my ID card and drivers license. The next thing I know there's a strong gust of wind out of nowhere, and I see both cards floating like a couple of leaves into the water and disappear. I didn't have any trouble replacing the cards. The Chief at the after-brow saw the events unfold. In between laughs he said he would take me down to the MAA to get the paperwork started for a new card. Day One, three more years to go. Daniel B. Perez DS2 OE05 NTDS


Date: 06/26/2002
Guest: 246 (Reference ID: 393027)
Name: Jim Herget
Email Address: cherget@elp.rr.com
Location: originally Cincinnati now Elpaso TX
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1976-1979
Comments: Served in Weapons Dept,WG Div, 76 cruise and yard period in Bremerton.Prior to 79 cruise we became G-2 Div. Met many great people and (some not so great people). 79 cruise was the BEST.I personally remember my going away party,it was for E-5 and below held at Marilyns (Home of the#1)in Subic City.Also had fun in Pattaya for a week.Would like to hear from any MAGRATS!Especially Bomb assy magazine 4-49.Would also like to the Grease Monkeys of the weapons elevators (WE)for keeping them up,even after we would tear,em up. They made our job a little easier when we could transport directly from the foward mess deck to flight deck.


Date: 06/22/2002
Guest: 247 (Reference ID: 391266)
Name: e.r.(ted) di lucchio
Email Address: bevted4@juno.com
Location: bakersfield, ca.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: newport till 1957
Comments: i'm a plankowner. i went aboard when she was being built in norfolk & stayed aboard 'til dec of '57. i was a yellow shirt.i worked the flight deck as a ab2. I attended her de-comissioning in san diego,by invitation. we all marvelled at the crews quarters and "bath" rooms! we were all used to hammocks and "heads". thanks for giving me this opportunity to reminisce. ted


Date: 06/21/2002
Guest: 248 (Reference ID: 391172)
Name: Rick Barton
Email Address: r8572@hotmail.com
Location: Great Lakes, Il
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes , 1988 to 1991
Comments: The Ranger was the best ship a recruit could ask for to serve on. I had the best times, and the worst times of my life on the Ranger. I would not trade those memories for anything in the world. God Bless the Ranger and may she rest in peace.


Date: 06/21/2002
Guest: 249 (Reference ID: 391117)
Name: Don Jurkas IC4
Email Address: djurkas@accn.org
Location: Near Kalamazoo Mich.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1-64 to 12-66
Comments: E4 div. in contact with a few of the mates


Date: 06/21/2002
Guest: 250 (Reference ID: 391065)
Name: Mark Branz
Email Address: branz@networld.com
Location: Ogden, Utah
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979
Comments: I served with VF-21(NAS Miramar) which was assigned to the Ranger between 1977-1979. We made a WestPac Cruise in February thru August of 1979. During that cruise we were on our way to the Indian Ocean to relieve the Kitty Hawk. We collided with a Liberian tanker. We Immediately returned to the Phillipines for repairs. Afterwards we were rerouted to Yokasuka Japan to be sized for a new BOW. The BOW was delived with a BIG RED BOW on the BOW at the conclusion of our cruise. The MIDWAY had to cancel everyones leave and set sail to relieve the Kitty Hawk. Needless to say, they were not too happy. I'll always remember the USS RANGER!!!

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Date: 06/19/2002
Guest: 251 (Reference ID: 390270)
Name: Raymond E. Johnson
Email Address: rjoh850335@aol.com
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1961-1962
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/17/2002
Guest: 252 (Reference ID: 389442)
Name: Jeff Glans
Email Address: jeffglans@hotmail.com
Location: Gurnee, IL
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983 to 1985
Comments: Served in Ranger Personnel Office for 1983/84 deployment including 121 consecutive days/3 ports/fires/etc... Retired from Navy a few years back and reside in Chicago area. Would like to hear from any of my old shipmates.


Date: 06/16/2002
Guest: 253 (Reference ID: 389086)
Name: Billy Alton
Email Address: None
Location: Shreveport, La.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes '72 & '73
Comments: I did'nt know there was such a site. Was glad to find it, brought back alot of good & bad. I was in #2 engine room (B.T.).


Date: 06/13/2002
Guest: 254 (Reference ID: 387581)
Name: scott begg
Email Address: None
Location: larkhall
Homepage: http://www.craiguk.co.uk
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 06/11/2002
Guest: 255 (Reference ID: 386036)
Name: Tom Hewlett
Email Address: hewletttom@hotmail.com
Location: Idaho
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: !959-1962
Comments: Been a long time just checking in


Date: 06/11/2002
Guest: 256 (Reference ID: 385976)
Name: Tim Hindenach
Email Address: dbth97@yahoo.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 72-75
Comments: New E-mail address. X Div/ESO


Date: 06/10/2002
Guest: 257 (Reference ID: 385459)
Name: big bob the bear shisslak
Email Address: shisslak@iwon.com
Location: Massachusetts
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: March 1980 until Late 1982
Comments: Hey everyone, This is Bear from VF1 Wolfpack. Where is everybody? If any Woofies read this and remember me--e-mail me!!


Date: 06/09/2002
Guest: 258 (Reference ID: 385279)
Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email Address: kencarr@inwi.net
Location: COLVILLE, WA. 99114-9585
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957 - 58
Comments: WELL IT'S BEEN A WHILE, JUST CHECKING IN, WANT TO SAY HOWDY TO ALL THE OL SHIPMATES, SPRING IS HERE SUMMER JUST AROUND THE CORNER, LIFE IS GOOOOOD. HOPE ALL IS WELL WITH YOU ALL. KEN


Date: 06/08/2002
Guest: 259 (Reference ID: 383927)
Name: Charles R. Fontenot
Email Address: crfontenot@peoplepc.com
Location: Michigan
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: WestPac 80-81
Comments: I was a jet engine mechanic attached to VS-37. Ranger was my first cruise. We visted Mombasa, Phattya Beach, Hong Kong, Subic Bay. Went TAD to the aft galley,what a treat! Also did numerous REFTRAs on board her through the early 80's. I have quit a few pictures, I'll look through them and send some your way. Your picture of the ship in Bremerton isn't dated, is Ranger still afloat or has she been reduced to razor blades? Will write soon, Chuck-Class of 80-81


Date: 06/08/2002
Guest: 260 (Reference ID: 383680)
Name: Wayne Higgins
Email Address: tpbeaverman@hotmail.com
Location: Central Point, Or.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: Seen the big "R" while traveling thru Bremerton this past week. I followed her around in a tin can (Turner Joy) for four years so I did acuire a fondness for her as long as she wasn't in port in Subic when we were. Great site and good luck in your presevation efforts. Fair winds and following seas to all.

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Date: 06/07/2002
Guest: 261 (Reference ID: 383594)
Name: Tommy Shrader
Email Address: tommy@tommysbar.com
Location: Yokosuka, JAPAN
Homepage: http://www.tommysbar.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986 till 1988
Comments: Will never forget my tour onboard Ranger. My rate was SMCM and we had a great Chiefs Mess. Been retired 10 years now and still enjoying life.


Date: 06/07/2002
Guest: 262 (Reference ID: 383558)
Name: Kerry Wagerle
Email Address: wagerle@cox.net
Location: Kansas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 12/69 to 2/72
Comments: V2 Division


Date: 06/06/2002
Guest: 263 (Reference ID: 383086)
Name: Robert Leek
Email Address: rbrt325@hotmail.com
Location: New Orleans
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: This link was attached when you emailed me about the vf 111 patch. This is nice web site. I am still new to the navy, only been in about 2 years. I have only been on one ship, which was the USS Nimitz. I seen your pics of the Ranger going into Pearl Harbor. We also went there and it was a nice experience. Thanks again for the patch.


Date: 06/03/2002
Guest: 264 (Reference ID: 381812)
Name: richard l. martinez
Email Address: richard790483@aol.com
Location: albuqureque,new mexico
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes, with the marine detachment in 1987-1989
Comments: it was the best time severed of my military career.


Date: 06/01/2002
Guest: 265 (Reference ID: 380938)
Name: Harry Housel
Email Address: worldsgreatestz88@yahoo.com
Location: Easton Pa 18042
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes Dec. 1971- April 1975
Comments: I was a Boiler opperator it was fun


Date: 05/30/2002
Guest: 266 (Reference ID: 380172)
Name: YNC(SW) David J. Perlewitz
Email Address: Perlewitzdj@clf.navy.mil
Location: CINCLANTFLT, NORFOLK, VA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1984-1987
Comments: Thanks for the wonderful pictures. It's a shame they put her out to pasture.


Date: 05/30/2002
Guest: 267 (Reference ID: 380125)
Name: Vance Thompson
Email Address: vancethompson@earthlink.net
Location: Clovis, California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Feb 1976 - June 1979
Comments: This is a terrific sight. It is great to hear from people who were on the " OLE " girl. Is'nt it wonderful to have so many fond memories of our time on RANGER when in fact when we were actually on the Ranger we could not wait to get off? Ah, the changes of time. Memory loss I would assume. Anyway, this is a great site. I've been here before but it has changed for the better. Thanks alot to the Web Site engineers. Mahalo


Date: 05/29/2002
Guest: 268 (Reference ID: 379726)
Name: Roger Brown
Email Address: homeport99@hotmail.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1968 1969
Comments: Top Gun fighter weapons training squadron at NAS Miramar took it's name from USS Ranger "Top Gun Bar None". As made famous by Tom Cruise in the movie Top Gun.


Date: 05/29/2002
Guest: 269 (Reference ID: 379644)
Name: LCDR JEFF NARWOLD
Email Address: NARWOLDJ@NSA.NAPLES.NAVY.MIL
Location: NAPLES ITALY
Homepage: http:// none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1991
Comments: I was an Aviation Storekeeper 3rd and 2nd class attached to VAQ-131. I participated in two cruises onboard Ranger, including the storm. Great memories, awesome crew! GO NAVY!


Date: 05/28/2002
Guest: 270 (Reference ID: 379446)
Name: arthur williams
Email Address: wradwick@gci.com
Location: Anchorage,AK
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: pilot 1946-7
Comments: Arthur Williams is a neighbor of mine.He has told us of some of his adventures aboard the USS Ranger & as a member of the Blue Angels.Any information that you can provide would be appreciated so I could share with Art. Thanking you in advance.

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Date: 05/28/2002
Guest: 271 (Reference ID: 379340)
Name: David Walter Dubis
Email Address: NUNYASC2@msn.com
Location: Pittsburgh pa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972-1974
Comments: looking to contact S3 division friends,J.V. Farley,,, Rathon jackson,,, rich bakos, dale underwood,, MR GRAU 2nd class,,,, J. Chapas/// Richard Gast,,, if anyone knows the whereabouts of these fine men please e mail me and let me know how they are... thank you for letting me use this sight to help locate my buddies.. david walter dubis Pittsburgh pa


Date: 05/28/2002
Guest: 272 (Reference ID: 379323)
Name: LNC(SW) Rich Fargo, USN, RET
Email Address: RICJFAR@AOL.COM
Location: Pensacola, Florida
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1985 - 1989
Comments: Just an update to let some of the "Old CPO'S" know that I am still alive. Lost larynk to CANCER 2 years ago and have been fighting that fight. All is well though and can still be heard! Sure do miss the Good Times and Camaraderie in the CPO Mess. Nuff Said. Have a great Navy day1


Date: 05/27/2002
Guest: 273 (Reference ID: 379172)
Name: Miria Dubois
Email Address: miria22ca@yahoo.ca
Location: Quebec city, Canada
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No but ....
Comments: Hi, i go abort the USS-Ranger in 1990 with a exchange of navy cadets corps from Canada and i very like this ship ! Your website is very good ! Pardon my english language, i speak french... Continuez votre bon travail !


Date: 05/27/2002
Guest: 274 (Reference ID: 378994)
Name: Mark Gallup AWC(NAC)
Email Address: simitrojan1972@aol.com
Location: So Cal
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983-84
Comments: I served aboard Top Gun on the 83-84 (NO LIBERTY PORT's) cruise to NOWHERE. I was attached to VS-33 as a Naval Aircrewman.


Date: 05/27/2002
Guest: 275 (Reference ID: 378890)
Name: John Strother
Email Address: strohs@infi.net
Location: Virginia
Homepage: http:// N/A
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plankowner 1957-1959
Comments: Just like to wish a safe,happy Memorial Day to everyone out there. John Strother


Date: 05/25/2002
Guest: 276 (Reference ID: 378324)
Name: Dave Bryant
Email Address: dbear46@aol.com
Location: Massachusetts
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1969-1971
Comments: I was in G division flight deck crew for two west-pac cruises. Then I went to RA-41 in San Diego until 1972


Date: 05/24/2002
Guest: 277 (Reference ID: 377859)
Name: Dan Szymanski
Email Address: szy441@aol.com
Location: arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1960 to 1964 V-1 div. starting as a blue shirt leaving as a yello shirt
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 05/23/2002
Guest: 278 (Reference ID: 377130)
Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email Address: kencarr@inwi.net
Location: COLVILLE, WA. 99114-9585
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957 - 58
Comments: JUST CHECKING IN, IT'S BEEN AWHILE. I HOPE THINGS ARE WELL WITH ALL. HEY SPRING HAS MADE IT TO MY PART OF WASHINGTON. UNTILL NEXT TIME, TAKE CARE, BEST WISHES TO ALL. KEN


Date: 05/20/2002
Guest: 279 (Reference ID: 376082)
Name: Chester Irving
Email Address: cirving@clark.edu
Location: Vacouver,Wa
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1962-63
Comments: I was assigned "G" Div. second deck forward.


Date: 05/16/2002
Guest: 280 (Reference ID: 374629)
Name: Kathy Wedvik BMI
Email Address: kwedvik@aol.com
Location: Auburn, Wa.
Homepage: http://kathywedvik.homestead.com/silver.html
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: A new song release, "Hi-Yo Silver Away" dedicated to Clayton Moore of television's Lone Ranger series, can be heard on the internet at the following links http://kathywedvik.homestead.com/silver.html http://www.mp3.com/kwedvik http://www.mp3.com/song_dude Anyone wanting a copy of this song, please contact Kathy Wedvik or Shayne Vaughan

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Date: 05/16/2002
Guest: 281 (Reference ID: 374597)
Name: Pat (aka) Chip Irwin
Email Address: IrwinPR2@aol.com
Location: Baltimore, MD.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VA-113 1977-1980
Comments: Looking to keep in touch with any body else from the squadron who is searching


Date: 05/13/2002
Guest: 282 (Reference ID: 373541)
Name: OSCAR F. CLINKSCALES Sr
Email Address: CLINK5MAA@AOL.COM
Location: MAPLE HTS. OHIO
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES AUG 1965-AUG1967
Comments: PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON SUCH A FINE SHIP [CVA61]


Date: 05/12/2002
Guest: 283 (Reference ID: 372990)
Name: CDR Bob Van Iderstine
Email Address: jvanider@msn.com
Location: USS CONSTELLATION (CV64)
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979-1981
Comments: Was PN1 and PNC on board. Tranferred when I made LDO. Was on board for the Collision Mallacha Strait.


Date: 05/11/2002
Guest: 284 (Reference ID: 372373)
Name: ROBERT W. YATES
Email Address: Yatesassociates@aol.com
Location: ANCHORAGE, ALASKA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES: MAY 1966-AUGUST 1970
Comments: I WAS A SIGNALMAN (SM3) c/o SM DIV. ONBOARD THE RANGER. DURING THAT PERIOD WE PARTICIPATED IN 3-WESTPAC (YANKEE STATION) CRUISES; & ALSO SPENT AOVER 2-MONTHS AT SEA IN THE SEA OF JAPAN DURING THE USS PUEBLO INCIDENT. LIFE ABOARD THE RANGER WILL ALWAYS REMAIN AS FAWN MEMEORIES.


Date: 05/09/2002
Guest: 285 (Reference ID: 371761)
Name: Chet Landry
Email Address: clandry@hess.com
Location: Kaplan,La.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 75-77
Comments: I went on a west-Pac in 76 aboard Ranger. Electrician's mate Seaman.


Date: 05/08/2002
Guest: 286 (Reference ID: 371510)
Name: Pedro Vidal Terrasa
Email Address: Pevite@terra.es
Location: Palma de MAllorca,SPAIN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: Excellent wesite! WELL DONE! Althoug I have not been onboard the RANGER I have been onboard 45 USN ships as a visitor incloudin the ENTERPRISE, THEODORE ROOSEVELT,GEORGE WASHINGTON,... Also, JOHN is anice fellow to trade patches with him!


Date: 05/07/2002
Guest: 287 (Reference ID: 370976)
Name: Gene Rohn
Email Address: grohn@qwest.com
Location: Seattle
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1965 - 1967
Comments: Thanks for sharing your pictures - brings back old memories


Date: 05/05/2002
Guest: 288 (Reference ID: 370069)
Name: Fred Boehm
Email Address: llboehm@cs.com
Location: PSL FLA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 57-59
Comments: I was in Special Services an I was in charge of the Gym on the 03 level next to the V-2 Div coffee mess.Would like to hear from yoy guys who worked out in the gym especially that Scrawny red head Mike Red Gallager from Brooklyn.


Date: 05/04/2002
Guest: 289 (Reference ID: 370021)
Name: Ryan Skare
Email Address: ryanskare@adelphia.net
Location: Kelso, WA
Homepage: http://www.ld.net/?ryanskare
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: I did not
Comments: Just thought I would let you know, I work at PSNS Bremerton, and I have the honor of looking at this ship every day. It's a shame to see her idle.


Date: 05/04/2002
Guest: 290 (Reference ID: 370020)
Name: THOMAS CARL HESS
Email Address: THOMASCARLHESS@YAHOO.COM
Location: 1979-1982
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES I WAS IN V-1 DIV
Comments: I'M LOOKING FOR MY FRIEND JERRY LEFLER, JERRY CONTACT ME AT THOMASCARLHESS@YAHOO.COM

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Date: 05/04/2002
Guest: 291 (Reference ID: 369730)
Name: MMCM(SW)RET Hank Cannon
Email Address: hpciii@ispwest.com
Location: Jacksonville Fl.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1971 to 76-1982-86
Comments: worked in both A-Div and the holes.l P-1 & P-2


Date: 04/30/2002
Guest: 292 (Reference ID: 368277)
Name: Louis A. Aponte
Email Address: Laponte20@aol.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Aug. 1970 - Feb. 1972
Comments: My tour of duty on the USS Ranger was one which I have never forgotten, and will never forget. I made lots of friends, and to this day I'm still in touch with a few of them. I salute all the men who served on the USS Ranger ( Top Gun Of The Pacific Fleet).


Date: 04/30/2002
Guest: 293 (Reference ID: 368263)
Name: John (Farmer) Brown
Email Address: jbr0302@aol.com
Location: Agawam, MA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: G2 1977 to 1981
Comments: Geart looking site !!!! Keep up the good work.


Date: 04/27/2002
Guest: 294 (Reference ID: 366898)
Name: AT2 Dave Kashmer
Email Address: davedbusman@earthlink.net
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979 to 1981
Comments: Made WESTPAC with VS-37 during the Iranian hostage crisis.


Date: 04/27/2002
Guest: 295 (Reference ID: 366737)
Name: Frances (Cupcake) LeBlanc
Email Address: grannygreyhound@aol.com
Location: Massachusetts
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes plank owner 1957-1959
Comments: Like to here from any other plank owners who were V-1 Div.


Date: 04/26/2002
Guest: 296 (Reference ID: 366476)
Name: Chuck Walsh
Email Address: chucknhelen@comcast.net
Location: Phila. Pa.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 72-76
Comments: Found your site while surfing. Great job!


Date: 04/25/2002
Guest: 297 (Reference ID: 366051)
Name: Rickie D. Schalesky
Email Address: nanaandpa@srt.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1970-1974
Comments: looking at this web page brought back alot of memories for me, thank you.


Date: 04/25/2002
Guest: 298 (Reference ID: 366040)
Name: Dan Baldwin
Email Address: dan92118@yahoo.com
Location: Coronado, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986-1990
Comments: A nice tribute web site. I especially like the sounds!


Date: 04/25/2002
Guest: 299 (Reference ID: 365787)
Name: David LeMaster (lan cruiser)
Email Address: lemaster10@attbi.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 79-81
Comments: Hey thanks,this its cool,I was in R-division,made two west pacs.would also like to get a cruise book for 80-81 west pac if possible.If anyone from the division is out there say hi.Does enyone remember Gonzo the crab from that time.Thanks again


Date: 04/25/2002
Guest: 300 (Reference ID: 365568)
Name: Richard Turner MMC
Email Address: rturner@bak.rr.com
Location: Bremerton
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1984 1986
Comments: I was the CPO incharge of the P-4 div.

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Date: 04/23/2002
Guest: 301 (Reference ID: 365001)
Name: Shawn (John) Loughery
Email Address: love2cat@kalisp.net
Location: Montana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 04/85-09/88
Comments: I was a mm2 when I got out in 88. Worked as waterking and also in p-6 div mainly in 1 amr. Would love to hear from any snipes I knew from my time on the Ranger. Great site, brings back alot of memories.


Date: 04/22/2002
Guest: 302 (Reference ID: 364335)
Name: Rick Schneck
Email Address: rickschneck@hotmail.com
Location: Mt. Pleasant Michigan
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1961 to 1964 in 2nd Div
Comments: Looking for Larry Kalk


Date: 04/21/2002
Guest: 303 (Reference ID: 363886)
Name: Kenneth G. Shafer AT-1 retired
Email Address: AT1retired@aol.com
Location: Memphis, Tn.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Aug. 1986 to Nov. 30, 1989
Comments: My tour was mostly uneventful, but I made a lot of friends and visited several places on the 3 WestPac cruises I made during my tour. The Ranger was my only Ship's Company tour during my career abd I will always think very fondly of My ship.


Date: 04/19/2002
Guest: 304 (Reference ID: 363148)
Name: Jim Hickman
Email Address: jimelda@bright.net
Location: Anna, Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-77
Comments: Searved as a ABH2 in V3 division. Was a great time in my life. Met and remember great friends.


Date: 04/19/2002
Guest: 305 (Reference ID: 363055)
Name: LT Don L. Jones, USN Retired
Email Address: wovenwooddesigns@digitalexp.com
Location: Marianna, Florida
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes: 1963-1965 (FA - EN2) and 1978 -1982 (O-1 thru O-3)
Comments: I am pleased to find this website. I was contacted by Bill Smith throught The Classmates Link. Thank you Bill, I have been taken back in time, a wonderful time in my life, when I had "Navy Buddies", and membership in a unique felowship of dedicated men, onboard "The Navy's Top Gun" USS Ranger. I had the privilage of serving onboard Ranger twice. Ranger was my first ship out of Boot Camp, March 6, 1963, and my first ship after receiving my commision through the Limited Duty Officers Program June, 1978. I had the distinction of becoming the highest ranking person within the Auxiliaries Division, Auxiliaries Officer, during my last assignemnt. I was assigned to the Auxiliaries division as Fireman Apprentice on my first tour onboard Ranger. Ranger was also my last tour of duty prior to my retirement in April 1982. I must admit, when I played the "General Quarters" sound bite, I became a little emotional as a flood of memories came back to me. Particularly when the Quarter Master announced that Condition Zebra would be set in three minutes. As I was assigned to Repair Party Three as my General Quarters, I was responsible for setting condition Zebra for the after part of the ship. You can emagine the effort that is required to properly close all hatches, and scuttles in the after part of a ship the size Ranger was. I may have a few stories, and artifact that can be contributed to this very worthy Web Site. I will be contacting Bill to see if I have anything worth while. In the mean time I want to say Hi to any of my Buddies that may stumble onto this log entry. God Bless, and "Remimber The Men Who Sail Below."


Date: 04/19/2002
Guest: 306 (Reference ID: 362955)
Name: RALPH L. COPPOLA
Email Address: CPHONSE@AOL.COM
Location: STONY BROOK, NY
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1/70 - 8/72
Comments: Thanks for the memories


Date: 04/18/2002
Guest: 307 (Reference ID: 362827)
Name: Jose G Aguirre
Email Address: JAGUIRRE74@HOTMAIL.COM
Location: Fresno Cal.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 2/75 to 1/79
Comments: Thanks for the invite. Hope to share some of my memories in the near future. HT2 J Aguirre


Date: 04/16/2002
Guest: 308 (Reference ID: 361649)
Name: Robert Beck
Email Address: bummmmer@aol.com
Location: Las Vegas nv
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 80-81 V-1 Div.
Comments: Some of the best times of my life. I miss the old LADY. Thanks for the memorys & keep up the good work. If anyone knows of a (80-81 wes-pac) year book please let me know.


Date: 04/16/2002
Guest: 309 (Reference ID: 361575)
Name: Robert Beck
Email Address: bummmmer@aol.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 80-81
Comments: I'm looking for a wes-pac 80-81 cruise year book. I was in V-1 div. At that time I was young & very stupid & didn't appreciate the opportunity I had at my finger tips.


Date: 04/16/2002
Guest: 310 (Reference ID: 361430)
Name: K.J. Jones
Email Address: kinney.jones@gte.net
Location: Sherman, Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1966 thru 1969
Comments: Served in V-3 Division. Seved with onionhead and Rocky(the flying squire), R.L.Jones, there were some great guys and a lot of assholes in the V-3 Division. For thoses that don't consider me as one of the assholes would like to hear from you.

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Date: 04/15/2002
Guest: 311 (Reference ID: 361048)
Name: Alan Johnson
Email Address: alan@johnson7170.freeserve.co.uk
Location: England
Homepage: http://www.johnson7170.freeserve.co.uk
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: NO
Comments: Nice site John , lots of information to look at. Should keep me busy for a while. Like the patches.


Date: 04/15/2002
Guest: 312 (Reference ID: 360870)
Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email Address: kencarr@inwi.net
Location: INLAND NORTH WEST
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: PRE COMM. [ 57 + 58 ]
Comments: I DECIDED THAT IT IS TIME TO CHECK IN. VERY GOOD JOB JOHN GUY, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. KEN


Date: 04/13/2002
Guest: 313 (Reference ID: 360131)
Name: Tony Kline
Email Address: Anthony_Kline@hotmail.com
Location: Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1982 - 1985
Comments: Just spent the last hour going through the site for the first time. Great site and pictures--brought back wonderful memories. I reported onboard right out of 'A' school (DPSR). Spent a few months in S-7 then moved to ops -CVIC. Left as a DP3 a few months after pulling into Bremerton. 20 years later I'm still standing tall when I talk about my days on board, including the 121 days at sea. We sure had some rough days, but looking back...I would do it all over again. My Dad was a tiger on the '83' WESTPAC...20 years later, he's still talking about it. I'm in the Reserves now (ITC) currently on active duty. Look forward in hearing from anyone from the past. Too all my fellow Ranger Men...God Bless


Date: 04/13/2002
Guest: 314 (Reference ID: 359961)
Name: Bob Proctor
Email Address: yodar_critch@yahoo.com
Location: adrian, mich
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972-1973
Comments: I was station manager of shipboard entertainment radio station KRAN. Am particularly interested in hearing from Stan Wilson and Greg Gendeille (sp.?) from the KRAN crew. Also have a radio production on the birthday of the Lone Ranger which I produced and aired while at sea, believed to be the only Old Time Radio rebroadcast ever done at sea.


Date: 04/12/2002
Guest: 315 (Reference ID: 359778)
Name: Kathy Butler (Reynolds)
Email Address: eggwhite@msn.com
Location: Oak Harbor, WA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No (husband did) 1989
Comments: I was sitting in a oil changing place when I saw a broucher for the memorial and what a blast from the past. My husband at the time was on Wespac 89...when our daughter was born. He came home 6 weeks later. Sending letters and packages to USS Ranger CV-61 was my life back then. How times change. I have some photos that might be real intersting for others to see. I'll try to get them to you.


Date: 04/10/2002
Guest: 316 (Reference ID: 358790)
Name: BMCM(SW/AW) William Roberts
Email Address: cmcbillroberts@hotmail.com
Location: Granbury, Texas
Homepage: http://none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 83-86
Comments: LCPO Deck Dept till 86. Does anyone know the status of BMCM Hobbs? I would like to invite him to my Retirement in late 02/early 03. I did my 30 so he can't say I was a quitter.


Date: 04/10/2002
Guest: 317 (Reference ID: 358593)
Name: Lenzie Hayes Jr.
Email Address: JONESANDCO@PRODIGY.NET
Location: Chicago,Il
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES 1977-1980
Comments: Good to see the old girl again! Keep in touch! I am looking for anyone who was an Airdale Bowcats & Signalman in the CS Division from "77 - "80. Henry Lee Davis aka Peanut of Los Angeles, Cal where are you???


Date: 04/08/2002
Guest: 318 (Reference ID: 357899)
Name: James (Jim) Wells
Email Address: Wellsjesr@aol.com
Location: Lenoir City, TN 37772
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Sep 58 to May 62
Comments: 3rd Div Sep 58 to Sep 59. Fox Div Sep 59 to May 62. Worked on the Gunar Fire Control system.I spent 22 years in the navy ( Retired 1980 FTGC (SS)) and Ranger was my first and worst sea duty. Liked my mates and hated the chicken command. I made the first three WasPac cruses.


Date: 04/08/2002
Guest: 319 (Reference ID: 357513)
Name: Bob
Email Address: LangillR@atmc.net
Location: NC
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No, but...
Comments: ..always thought a big ship would've been fun. My "dream sheet" at the Receiving Station, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 1967 included an East Coast CV. Anyway, this fleet rated (DK2) spent almost two years in the 'Bees ('67-'68). It was reasonable ashore sea-duty and if you didn't mind the sporadic incoming during a deployment, it wasn't too bad. Would have preferred a small, informal ship vs. spit 'n polish CV's, CGN's, flagships, etc., but don't think small ships reqired my rate though. Great site; always interesting to read others' thoughts and comments on their naval experience. "CAN DO!"


Date: 04/07/2002
Guest: 320 (Reference ID: 357369)
Name: Mark Winslow
Email Address: MWIN228070@aol.com
Location: Honolulu, HI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: Served aboard one of her screening vessels (USS Sample) on the 82 Westpac deployment.

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Date: 04/07/2002
Guest: 321 (Reference ID: 357277)
Name: Ed Alspaugh
Email Address: alpo2261@aol.com
Location: Eugene, OR
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: APR 90 to SEP 93
Comments: I served onboard thru Operations "Desert Shield", "Desert Storm", "Southern Watch" and "Restore Hope". Was back in after steering when they launched the B-25's to reenact the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo. And I was onboard during decomm and turned her over to Long Beach NAval Shipyard. Would like to hear from any A-Gangers that were onboard at the same time. They were a great bunch of people and did a great job of keeping this rookie Chief out of trouble!


Date: 04/06/2002
Guest: 322 (Reference ID: 356858)
Name: Jesse L Hanner
Email Address: 'jesshanner@elliott-tool.com'
Location: Dayton Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec 74 - Jul 79, A Div
Comments: Some of my best and dearest friends I have made were on the Ranger. I am still in contact with them even to this day! I know their families, were in their weddings, watched their children grow. There were a lot great people on the Ranger form seamen to admiral. I really enjoyed the good times sailing on a West Pac and thankful for the tough times that taught me perseverance. A Div Jesse Hanner MM2 Dec 1974 - Jul 1979


Date: 04/05/2002
Guest: 323 (Reference ID: 356567)
Name: Leon J. Brown
Email Address: Swede50@acadia.net
Location: Milo,ME
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Sept. '69 - Mar.72
Comments: Such a joy to see the Ranger designation as CV-A not just CV. Although my old Ball Cap and other Ranger stuff just shows CVA 61. I guess times they are just a changin.


Date: 04/05/2002
Guest: 324 (Reference ID: 356257)
Name: Fred McKague
Email Address: fam@gamewood.net
Location: Virginia
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: precommissioning to 1959
Comments: Ranger was manned by a great bunch of guys. The first skipper let the X.O. run the ship and he was a tyrant. Captains mast looked like a personnel inspection, there were so many men there. I went to mast one time for failure to turnoff one light in a space I did not even know we had. I was an AB3 and the X.O. threatened to bust me. Not a lot of good memories here. Was never so glad to leave a ship in my life. I took a discharge to get off the Ranger, and re-upped one month later. I finished 20 years as an ETC. If anyone recognizes my name,drop a line to fam@gamewood.net


Date: 04/04/2002
Guest: 325 (Reference ID: 356073)
Name: PABLO MONTERO
Email Address: vmf311@hotmail.com
Location: Canary Islands (Spain)
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No, of course
Comments: Hello,Mr. Guy. Our friend,Pedro Prinz gave me your web page.Sorry, my english is not very good. Your page is very interesting.Do you like the F-8's photo that Pedro sent you?I like to read and see everything about Naval Aviation.Well, is time to say good bye.


Date: 04/04/2002
Guest: 326 (Reference ID: 355933)
Name: Robert X. Martinez
Email Address: ataim1996@hotmail.com
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972
Comments: I was only on the ship during sea trials/carrier quals before I received a medical discharge


Date: 04/04/2002
Guest: 327 (Reference ID: 355874)
Name: Jim " Frenchy " Bedeaux
Email Address: jbedo@juno.com
Location: Virginia Beach, Va.
Homepage: http://www.manwillneverfly.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VF-96, 1963 /1963 cruise
Comments: Had a good time on the ole "Ranger Boat"


Date: 04/04/2002
Guest: 328 (Reference ID: 355863)
Name: John Poland
Email Address: bigjohnboy40@hotmail.com
Location: Illinois
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: My father, Dale A. Poland served as a Chief Petty Officer aboard the Ranger. I'm not sure what the dates were of when he served on the Ranger but i do know he was on the ship during his time in Vietnam. If anyone served with my father or remembers him I would love to hear form you.


Date: 04/03/2002
Guest: 329 (Reference ID: 355627)
Name: abh2 michael besse
Email Address: bessemichael@hotmail.com
Location: lafayette, louisiana
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: jan 1984-sept 1987
Comments: i need to find out what awards, ribbons, were given to the ranger between jan 1984-sept 1987


Date: 04/02/2002
Guest: 330 (Reference ID: 355339)
Name: Tony L. Ellis
Email Address: tavaren@majik-net.com
Location: Rockdale, Texas
Homepage: http://www.majik-computers.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986 to 1988
Comments: Was my last command prior to my discharge... Worked in Engine room 3 mostly.

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Date: 04/02/2002
Guest: 331 (Reference ID: 355224)
Name: HM1 Ken Ishmael
Email Address: inavydoc@earthlink.net
Location: twentynine palms california
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1982-1984
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 04/01/2002
Guest: 332 (Reference ID: 354495)
Name: Bob Madore
Email Address: Res0sevh@verizon.net
Location: San diego
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-1978 1981-1982
Comments: I pick up the Ranger from Cubi PT. PI. Also went to the ship yard in Bremerton, WA. Met allot a great people. Had a great time Just wish the ship would not have burned every time on was on her. I worked V-3 Division as a ABH-3 and the next time I was In VQ-1 as a AE2. This is a great idea to do the site. Read allot of the guestbook comments from old salts. God Bless America and the Ranger.


Date: 04/01/2002
Guest: 333 (Reference ID: 354453)
Name: Jack Taroli
Email Address: longball104@webtv.net
Location: Jessup,Pa.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: WestPac65-66
Comments: Served with VA-146 Blue Diamonds as an ATN in the CAG aviation electronics shop trying to repair the out of date TACANS. Also served with VC-5 DET B on Okinawa as a drone pilot. I have been able to contact a few of the people I served with since finding this page. Really a great job,well done. Hope to hear from more old shipmates.Good old Capt.McCuddin smell of jet fuel, all the noise, jet blast. I don't think you will ever forget these things. Just wish the Skipper would have made it.


Date: 03/31/2002
Guest: 334 (Reference ID: 354020)
Name: Carol Lemon
Email Address: lemonc@aol.com
Location: Lawrence, KS
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: Carol & John: This site just keeps getting bigger and better. Always enjoy a trip thru the guest book and reading the comments. Keep up the good work.


Date: 03/31/2002
Guest: 335 (Reference ID: 353767)
Name: Sait Yorukel
Email Address: None
Location: None
Homepage: http://www.air-navy.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No.
Comments: Visit www.air-navy.com... a place for naval aviation enthusiasts.


Date: 03/30/2002
Guest: 336 (Reference ID: 353393)
Name: Doug Marcotte
Email Address: dmarcotte@cox .net
Location: Tucson.Az.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1975-1979 NAV. DEPT.
Comments: I had some great times with the guys in Navigation! Rick Rangel---I tried to find you for years..you still alive? Hats off to Jeff Cross, Mark Besson, Gary Covert ( I was the one who pee'd on your pillow--Ha Ha!), Dave Skillings, 'Dirt' Griggs, Mike Rush, Brad Boggs, 'Egg' Army, Poole, And all the other guys!! Drop me a line if you get the chance (except you Gary).


Date: 03/28/2002
Guest: 337 (Reference ID: 352842)
Name: Harvey L. Doyle
Email Address: SpyderCpe@aol.com
Location: Republic of Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No, just a wnnabe.
Comments: I appreciate your efforts in establishing & maintaining this site. Although I hope she never has to launch another sortie in anger, I hope she is continued to be revered as an icon of our freedom.


Date: 03/28/2002
Guest: 338 (Reference ID: 352666)
Name: Rich Young
Email Address: youngra@uwec.edu
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1968 - 1970
Comments: I was a 3rd Class Boatswains Mate in 4th Division. Made two Westpacs.


Date: 03/26/2002
Guest: 339 (Reference ID: 351910)
Name: Paul Haagen
Email Address: mrpaulhaagen@yahoo.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972 to 1976
Comments: I was an Interior Communications Electrician (IC-man)in E Division. Serving onboard the Ranger was the best and worst of times for me. Best times= Pulling into Hong Kong harbor at sunrise. Watching dolphins come out to greet us as we pulled into Pearl. Worst time= 24hrs in the brig for being 15 hours late getting back to the boat (Thanks Captain Glindeman, I needed that. I had a bad attitude!) I still have my Ranger "Year Book" from the Vietnam cruise of 1972. I'm having fun looking up some of your faces.


Date: 03/25/2002
Guest: 340 (Reference ID: 351259)
Name: Robert Laurin
Email Address: Bob_Laurin@yahoo.com
Location: Neenah, WI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977-1981 and 1983-1986
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED

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Date: 03/23/2002
Guest: 341 (Reference ID: 350329)
Name: Ann Anderson
Email Address: annteacher2000@yahoo.com
Location: DeLand, Fl
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no--my father-in-law was on the Yorktown
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/22/2002
Guest: 342 (Reference ID: 349830)
Name: Jay Shannnon
Email Address: Shannonj@naswi.navy.mil
Location: Whidbey Island
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1984-1985
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/21/2002
Guest: 343 (Reference ID: 349529)
Name: Ace Ramage
Email Address: Stixmstr53@aol.com
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Homepage: none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes. 1977 - 1979
Comments: I was an ABE2 in the Waist Cats V2/Div. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people responsible for putting together this site. You have done a first rate job. Reviewing the pictures and reading the stories submitted by the crews of yesterday was truly enjoyable. I fondly recall the time I spent onboard Ranger. I met a lot of good people, and I have the fondest of memories. Thanks again for giving us all the opportunity to remember our being a part of something great. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old "cat crew" shipmates.


Date: 03/21/2002
Guest: 344 (Reference ID: 349518)
Name: Ace Ramage
Email Address: Stixmstr53@aol.com
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Homepage: none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes. 1977 - 1979
Comments: I was an ABE2 in the Waist Cats V2/Div. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the people responsible for putting together this site. You have done a first rate job. Reviewing the pictures and reading the stories submitted by the crews of yesterday was truly enjoyable. I fondly recall the time i spent onboard Ranger. I met a lot of good people, and I have the fondest of memories. Thanks again for giving us all the opportunity to remember our being a part of something great. I would enjoy hearing from some of my old "cat crew" shipmates.


Date: 03/21/2002
Guest: 345 (Reference ID: 349357)
Name: Richard (Rap) Raposa
Email Address: Richr@jeffdist.com
Location: West VA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1981 thru 1984
Comments: If anybody see's this and remembers me send a message it would be great to here from some of the old boy's


Date: 03/19/2002
Guest: 346 (Reference ID: 348683)
Name: Craig Martin
Email Address: cracham@aol.com
Location: Tucson AZ
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 65-69 OP DIV
Comments: Enjoyed your website. I'll see what I can dig up for you. I have 3 cruise books and some old pictures if I can find them.


Date: 03/19/2002
Guest: 347 (Reference ID: 348502)
Name: Leon Bowen
Email Address: plbowen@swetland.net
Location: Vandalia, Illinois
Homepage: http://n/a
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Sept'1958 thru March 1962
Comments: EM2...served in the electric shop...Read in the March 2002 American Legion publication re the USS Ranger reunion in Chicago in July 24th. thru 28th. Would be interested in any info!


Date: 03/19/2002
Guest: 348 (Reference ID: 348419)
Name: Raymond Edwards
Email Address: sea_ray_30@yahoo.com
Location: Riverside, Calif.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 8/76-10/79 CR Division,TTY Repair
Comments: CR Division on Ranger was my first real duty station. After completing nearly 10 months of Boot Camp,RM "A" school,and Morse code "C" school in San Diego I reported aboard Ranger following her 76 west-pac. The next three years are full of some of the most memorable events of my life. I only wish I had stayed in touch with some of the great people who worked (and partied) along side me. I'm excited to see that there are a few friends who have already found this site and signed in. During the overhaul of 77/78 I was fortunate enough to go to more schools in San Diego... Teletype repair, and Xerox 7000 repair, which ended up leading me to my present career with Xerox. The West-Pac cruise of 79 was full of surprises and fond memories I'll never forget. Thanks to the webmaster and all who helped make this a cool website. I look forward to meeting with you at the Reunions, and aboard "Top Gun" again soon! Comm. Rats Rule


Date: 03/19/2002
Guest: 349 (Reference ID: 348339)
Name: Jim Herron
Email Address: jimsue@networld.com
Location: Ogden Utah
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1963-1965
Comments: I have written before and am checking in. I worked in Cats 1 and 3 in V-2 Division. Became a shellback when we had the U-2 on board. I also am looking for shipmates Carl Stevens and Pat Barnes. If anyone can help I would appreciate it. Thanks


Date: 03/19/2002
Guest: 350 (Reference ID: 347940)
Name: Silvia Johnson
Email Address: None
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: Love the site. Thank You!

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Date: 03/18/2002
Guest: 351 (Reference ID: 347508)
Name: Brent Johnson
Email Address: brentjohnson600@msn.com
Location: O'Neill,NE
Homepage: http://hearteindustries.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: June 1991-July 1993
Comments: Have Good memories of the time I served on the Gray Ghost. Keep up the good work on this website.


Date: 03/17/2002
Guest: 352 (Reference ID: 347389)
Name: Chris Sholes
Email Address: c.sholes@prodigy.net
Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Nope. Dry lander.
Comments: John, It seems as if those four years made a resounding impression. I'm sure you served your country proudly and well. Aloha, Chris


Date: 03/17/2002
Guest: 353 (Reference ID: 347253)
Name: James A. Ziegelhoffer
Email Address: ynziggy@aol.com
Location: Media, PA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, October 1966 - November 1968
Comments: I served in the Weapons Department, "W" Division. Many times over the years I think back to the time that I spent on the Ranger. Being on Yankee Station, working 12 on & 12 off, going on liberty. I left the Ranger in November 1968 & was released from active duty. Then in April 1983 I joined the Navy Reserves. I've been in the Navy Reserves since that time, 19 years this coming April. I made YNC on 16 September 2001. On 23 September 2001 I was recalled to active duty. I'm currently stationed at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown, Yorktown, VA. My God how the U. S. Navy (active) has changed. I'm 54 years old and the oldest person at my command. Please e-mail me if you remember me, aka "Ziggy", "Zig", "Ziggie".


Date: 03/17/2002
Guest: 354 (Reference ID: 347242)
Name: James
Email Address: None
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/16/2002
Guest: 355 (Reference ID: 346862)
Name: jerry johnson
Email Address: jojer@mymethow.com
Location: twisp,wa.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972-1974
Comments: 24 years in the U.S.N. and Top Gun was one of my most memorable tours and one of the best crews I served with! One of the last battle groups to depart the Gulf of Tonkin in 1973.


Date: 03/15/2002
Guest: 356 (Reference ID: 346778)
Name: John H Phillips AD-2 VA-165 Bommers
Email Address: fishonphillips@yahoo.com
Location: Hood River OR
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983 1984
Comments: I have a picture That should Be on Here


Date: 03/15/2002
Guest: 357 (Reference ID: 346756)
Name: AVCM Ermal Neil Summers USN RET
Email Address: esummers@cox-internet.com
Location: Arkansas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec 57-July 59
Comments: Great site. Link was from "Goat Locker" site. Lots of memories from the old V-5 Division. We were the first AQ/GF ratings aboard the Ranger. Made the shakedown cruise to Gitmo and then around the Horn. First WesPac in 59. Didn't know she was decommissioned until I saw your site. Still have the cruise book from the 58 round the Horn cruise, an ashtray and a couple of patches.


Date: 03/15/2002
Guest: 358 (Reference ID: 346661)
Name: Tom Cooks
Email Address: tomc150@attbi.com
Location: Oregon
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VF-154 1972-73
Comments: Was a AMH2 flightdeck troubleshooter in VF-154. Would like to hear from others who served in the squadron. Was a very memorable cruise.


Date: 03/14/2002
Guest: 359 (Reference ID: 346160)
Name: Brian Corbett
Email Address: briancorbett3@hotmail.com
Location: New York
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes June 70 April72
Comments: worked on flight deck as blue shirt V1 Div. fly 1 then as elevator op. also was on NAS Agana Guam 68 -70


Date: 03/13/2002
Guest: 360 (Reference ID: 345917)
Name: David C.Gibb
Email Address: grampagibb@aol.com
Location: San Jose, CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Commission'57-Aug '59
Comments: Just checking back in, been here few times over past 2 years .. just keeps getting better, Ranger-guy! Sent in my donation to SAVE THE RANGER - everyone, please join us! She's a grand ol' lady and deserves better than razorblades. David c. Gibb EM3 - Div E2 - Power Shop 57-59

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Date: 03/11/2002
Guest: 361 (Reference ID: 344672)
Name: Keith Black
Email Address: kblack@hoshizaki.com
Location: Peachtree City, GA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1985 - June 1987
Comments: Came aboard during overhaul in Bremerton Dry dock. Met some great guys in indoc class...served with Ed Davis in the AC&R shop then later in P-4, making the electricity and water for the crew. My first child was conceived on the way from Bremerton to San Diego (Trek South - Run for the Sun) with my wife aboard and our car on the flight deck. Looking for Ed Davis, Pete Merritt (spin 48 radar), anyone from the Sportbike Club circa 1986. The best place for a kid to grow up is in the US Navy. Great site.


Date: 03/10/2002
Guest: 362 (Reference ID: 344539)
Name: WILLIAM M MACKAVAGE
Email Address: BILNBEC@DAM.NET
Location: lake ozark mo.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986-1990
Comments: SHE IS A GOOD OL GIRL. I MISS OUR ADVENTURES. SOMEDAY I WILL RETURN TO HER FOR A VISIT.


Date: 03/09/2002
Guest: 363 (Reference ID: 343969)
Name: BT3 MONAHAN
Email Address: cechan2@msn.com
Location: NEW YORK
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 79-83
Comments: 2 people at once great times allways looking for more OIL LAB pukes.great site


Date: 03/09/2002
Guest: 364 (Reference ID: 343835)
Name: Paul Giebner
Email Address: paullee6@hotmail.com
Location: Largo,FL
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: '85-'89
Comments: I remember when First boarded the Ranger, They were finishing filming the movie "Top Gun". And I was their when they filmed the movie Star Trek "voyage home".


Date: 03/09/2002
Guest: 365 (Reference ID: 343830)
Name: Paul Giebner
Email Address: paullee6@hotmail.com
Location: Largo,FL
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1985-1989
Comments: Hi, My name is Paul and I served onboard The Ranger from October 30, 1985 thru Late March of 1989. I was hoping to here from others who I'd served with. I don't have any scanner to copy my pictures onto the computer at this time. when I do get one I will send them to you so you can put them up onto your page. Thank you Paullee5


Date: 03/08/2002
Guest: 366 (Reference ID: 343411)
Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email Address: kencarr@inwi.net
Location: INLAND NORTH WEST
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: PRE COMM. [ 57 + 58 ]
Comments: GOING TO UP DATE, IN AS MUCH AS I ALSO SERVED ON THE USS CORAL SEA CVA-43, THE CORAL SEA REUNION ASSN, MADE A SIZABLE DONATION TO THE SAVE THE RANGER FUND, I THINK IT WOULD BE A NICE THING IF SOME OF YOU MATES WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO LOG ON AND THANK THEM, I THINK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO REACH OUT TO THEM BY USING THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS. www.geocities.com/cva43seabreeze/index.html I WAS AN ELECTRICIAN's MATE FIRST CLASS [ E-3 ] DIV. THE DISTRIBUTION GANG, HAVE LOCATED A MATE FROM THE OLD GANG, YOU CAN 'E-MAIL' ME IF WE KNOW EACH OTHER, MY MAIL BOX IS ALWAYS OPEN, SURE WOULD BE GOOD TO HEAR FROM OLD GANG.KEN


Date: 03/08/2002
Guest: 367 (Reference ID: 343388)
Name: Jim Wilson
Email Address: ceiling00@aol.com
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Fall '61-Spring'62
Comments: I served with VF-91 during the above cruise and flew the F-8U-2 Crusader. I am interested in obtaining photos involving action shots aboard involving F-8Usand would like a good full size shot of USS Ranger in full dress if possible....Any help would be ap;reciated... Thanks Jim


Date: 03/08/2002
Guest: 368 (Reference ID: 343281)
Name: Larry Rose (P3 Division)
Email Address: ltrain1000@yahoo.com
Location: Philadelphia,PA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1977 - 1980
Comments: I worked with some great guys on board the ole Ranger. I remember some funny stuff too. 12 of us shaved our heads on our way to Hawaii on the 78 Westpac. I was number 12 and could have cried afterwards. I remember us looking for a Luau in Honolulu and we heard drum beats and followed them only to find a huge Hari Krishna thing going on in the street. We joined right in since we just shaved our heads! I remember on duty at sea and Bird setting himself onfire with Toluene by accident and somebody casually putting him out with a fire extinguisher. I remember during refueling that "squirting" was "bad". We squirted hundreds of gallons of fuel into the Chief's berthing compartment. Not too bad til the ship leaned the other way and a wave of deisel splashed across the entire compartment. Noooooooooo! We were picking up floor tiles and wiping off the backside and setting them back in place. Hehehe. I remember pulling port and starboard duty while in Thailand cuz we were still steaming while the rest of the ship had 4 days off and went on tours and such. Anyway, it would be nice to hear from some of the old gang. I saw two names on here that I recognized from the Lab, I'll keep looking! I've been in contact with Dennis Brickner off and on over the years. Oh, I'm a computer network guy now, been doing it since 1985, 17 years. I have 4 kids (2 boys 2 girls), and 1 divorce. Ok, I set the record for the longest comment probably. I'll drink a San Miguel for you, or at least a Tecate. - Lar


Date: 03/07/2002
Guest: 369 (Reference ID: 343243)
Name: Patrick Davis
Email Address: bicycle8@msn.com
Location: Los angeles,ca
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 59-60
Comments: I made the first two cruises to westpac with ComCarDiv#1 aboard Ranger. I was a marine assigned to the admiral.


Date: 03/06/2002
Guest: 370 (Reference ID: 342803)
Name: Wesley Wilkins AWAN
Email Address: wyws0525
Location: Orange County
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1990 - 1992
Comments: Serving on board the carrier Ranger is a time of my life that I will never forget.

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Date: 03/06/2002
Guest: 371 (Reference ID: 342689)
Name: Tim Hindenach
Email Address: dbth97@msn.com
Location: Grand Rapids MI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972-1975...X DIV/ESO Office
Comments: Had a great crew in ESO!


Date: 03/06/2002
Guest: 372 (Reference ID: 342540)
Name: Richard Corbin
Email Address: None
Location: Maryland
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VF-96 1962-1963
Comments: She was a good ship !


Date: 03/05/2002
Guest: 373 (Reference ID: 342044)
Name: Jim Akin
Email Address: jimel@eurekaherald.com
Location: Hamilton ks
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1980 to 1983
Comments: Worked in oil lab and 4mmr Had the time of my life


Date: 03/05/2002
Guest: 374 (Reference ID: 341843)
Name: RANDOLPH TAYLOR
Email Address: rtaylorbsjdllm@military.com
Location: atlanta, ga
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES-VA-113 STINGERS-70/71 WESTPAC
Comments: GREAT SITE- LOOKING FOR OTHER 70/71 WESTPAC STINGERS- ESPECIALLY AE2 JACK CADMAN- AE2 GENE YEE- ATR3 DANA COPELAND- AE2 BOB VONEYE-AQF2 DWIGHT SOPER - KEN PRUDEN IS AT kenrp@boxusa.com CONTACT RANDOLPH TAYLOR FOR YOUR FREE STINGER ROSTER FROM OCT 7O TO JUNE 71.STINGER RE-UNION INFO AT crcooper@starpower.net RE-UNION IS THURSDAY, APRIL 25 TO MONDAY APRIL 29 AT VIRGINIA BEACH, VA. GO STINGERS!


Date: 03/04/2002
Guest: 375 (Reference ID: 341411)
Name: Robert Bing Wells
Email Address: abwells@le-win.net
Location: Lena, Illinois
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Dec. 65 - August 66
Comments: Served on "Top Gun" with VF-142 "Ghostriders" as an Aviation Ordnanceman. We shared the ordnance shop with the guys from VF-143 "Pukin Dogs". We argued with them once in awhile but generally got along pretty well. Bought each other a few beers in Alongapo and Yokosuka. You guys remember one of our Destroyer Escorts (U.S.S. Sproston) that called themselves the "Pop Gun of the Seventh Fleet"? When we did unrep with them they had a neat little sign showing a toy cork gun as I recall. I treasure my cruise books. (Was on the Connie later) I took a bunch of old movies I shot overseas and had them put on VHS tapes. I've got flight ops, drunken sailors walking the streets of Alongapo, and a bunch of extremely drunken sailors at our shop party at dungaree beach. I finish it up with Ranger sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge at Frisco. I get it out once every ten years or so. In my head I'm still only 19-20 years old!


Date: 03/04/2002
Guest: 376 (Reference ID: 341215)
Name: Robert Asal
Email Address: rea820@aol.com
Location: Saucier,Mississippi
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 77-81and 84-87
Comments: just looking through the ships visitor log. spent alot of time on the ranger and had alot of good times. served as a HT in R-div the whole time,got out as a ht2 in 88 was on the sub base when i got out. just looking for old freinds from R div. ya'all did a good job on this sight thanks for the memories.


Date: 03/04/2002
Guest: 377 (Reference ID: 341136)
Name: Ron Ouellette
Email Address: ouelletteron@msn.com
Location: Salt Lake City
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1965-66
Comments: thank you for putting these pictures and memory's together. I recall when we where pulling into japan and they were using the Spads on deck to turn the ship to dock her. I recall the Spads taking off and the canopies where open. I recall when Ltjg Dingle came back aboard from being a prisoner, he was so skinny and needed help to walk around on the deck. I feel like as Bob Hope would say, Thank you for the memory's.


Date: 03/03/2002
Guest: 378 (Reference ID: 341091)
Name: Jim Block
Email Address: jblock@nmhschool.org
Location: Northfield, Mass.
Homepage: http://www.nmhschool.org
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1968-70, as public affairs officer & Lone Ranger No. 1.
Comments: I was the public affairs officer on the Ranger (I relieved Ltjg. Mike Bardin) from sort of August 1968 to May 1970. It was I whom the XO, Cdr. Graham ("Top Gun Eddie," we called him), first put aboard that white fiberglass horse. As I recall it, my sidearms were gunmetal Navy-issue .38's, not the more flashy weapons Capt. Duncan describes. Maybe that's all JO reservists were allowed! When it was time for the show, I would mount the horse on the inboard side of the island until the unrep ship broke away. At which point, the tractor headed aft and went around the end of the island and out onto the bomb farm, my guns blazing and the William Tell Overture playing. The oilers thought they were the cat's meow when they unfurled major oil company flags at the break-away. On one or two rides, the flight-deck tractor went close enough to the starboard-side edge that I could practically see straight down into the water. If heights had made me any dizzier, I'd have been Oscar; I was happy to be relieved of that duty.


Date: 03/03/2002
Guest: 379 (Reference ID: 340954)
Name: Robert Horton
Email Address: rjhorton@lycos.com
Location: Meigs GA.
Homepage: http://none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 87 WEST PAC
Comments: I was a AD3 in VS-38


Date: 03/02/2002
Guest: 380 (Reference ID: 340687)
Name: Clifford Counter
Email Address: Shipmate@Prodigy.net
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1970 - 1973
Comments: Served in AIMD/IM-2 GSE

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Date: 03/02/2002
Guest: 381 (Reference ID: 340684)
Name: Clifford Counter
Email Address: Shipmate@Prodigy.net
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1970 - 1973
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 03/02/2002
Guest: 382 (Reference ID: 340659)
Name: Jeff Sams
Email Address: jsams37774@chartertn.net
Location: Knoxville Tennessee
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983-1984
Comments: Great site. Thank you for still serving with your efforts!


Date: 03/01/2002
Guest: 383 (Reference ID: 340186)
Name: Jack Phillips
Email Address: skipjack54@aol.com
Location: Reno, NV
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 71-75
Comments: I served with Va-25 line div and powerplants div. Lets hear from any of you fist of the fleet squadron mates out there.


Date: 02/27/2002
Guest: 384 (Reference ID: 339447)
Name: Worsencroft. J C
Email Address: mworse@aol.com
Location: Vernal, Utah
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Jan'76-June'79
Comments: Served on the COD crew (carrier onboard delivery) the only non-airwing bird aboard, the Grumman C1-A Trader was the ships company mail plane. It was also a platform for anybody on flightskins to maintain their flightpay (one hop you have an old vp stick in the left seat and a fighter jock in the right seat and 4 AW's reading magazines in the aft passenger compartment getting their 4 hours of logged flight time. Oh well that's NAVAIR. Still pressing on Capt. Nick style. God bless all my old shipmates wherever life finds you.


Date: 02/27/2002
Guest: 385 (Reference ID: 339432)
Name: Worsencroft, J C
Email Address: mworse@aol.com
Location: Vernal, Utah
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Jan '76 - June '79
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 02/24/2002
Guest: 386 (Reference ID: 338240)
Name: JAMES(BO)MINCHEW
Email Address: JIMMYCHEW@MSN.COM
Location: MOBILE,AL
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES(PROUDLY)1980-1983
Comments: I CAME ABOARD IN 1980 IN V-3DIV ABOUT 6MONTHS LATER MOVED TO AIMD/IM-2 AIRFRAMES.. I WAS WELDING SHOP SUP.I MADE AMS-2 ABOARD THE OLD TOP GUN..HAD SOME OF THE BEST TIME'S OF MY LIFE ON THE RANGER. MEET AND WORKED WITH SOME DAM GOOD GUY'S ..WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF THEM THAT REMEMBER ME I LEFT THE OLD GIRL IN 1983 TO GO TO SHORE DUTY IN MERDIAN,MS VT-19.. (2)WESTPAC'S WAS ENOUGH..SURE WISH I WAS BACK THERE NOW..


Date: 02/24/2002
Guest: 387 (Reference ID: 338232)
Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email Address: kencarr@inwi.net
Location: INLAND NORTH WEST
Homepage: http://NONE
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: PRE COMM. [ 57 + 58 ]
Comments: JUST STARTING TO HAVE SOME LUCK IN FINDING EX SHIPMATES,,, ELECTRICIAN MATES,,, JUST FOUND ONE TONIGHT STROLLIN THRU THIS GUEST BOOK,,, BEEN A SAVE RANGER FOUNDATION MEMBER FROM OCT. 2001,,, WELCOME 'E-MAIL' FROM EX E.M.'S OR OTHERS THAT REMEMBER ME,,, ENJOY'D MY DAYS ON LADY RANGER THE TRIP TO CA. LIBERTY IN FRISCO,,, THE FINE CREW ON THE 61,,, MADE EM-1 ON BOARD,,, HEY GUYS KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK KEEP US UP TO DATE ON WHAT'S UP WITH FOUNDATION,,, ETC. BEST WISHES TO ALL... KEN CARR AKA KENNY CARR


Date: 02/24/2002
Guest: 388 (Reference ID: 337947)
Name: Jonathon Medina MM3
Email Address: jonathon.medina@uchsc.edu
Location: Fort Lupton, Colorado
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987-1990
Comments: I worked in P-6 division running the auxillary machinery spaces.


Date: 02/24/2002
Guest: 389 (Reference ID: 337946)
Name: Jonathon Medina MM3
Email Address: jonathon.medina@uchsc.edu
Location: Fort Lupton, Colorado
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1987-1990
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 02/23/2002
Guest: 390 (Reference ID: 337685)
Name: Jeff Shubrooks
Email Address: Shoes13912@AOL.Com
Location: Louisville,Ky
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes, 1971 to 1974
Comments: Really a great web page. Let's hope the Ranger becomes a museum. There are several people working to that end including one of my old Co's, Captain Hank Glindeman (later Rear Admiral). Also, one correction, my second CO (after Glindeman) was Captain Alan (not Arthur!) E. Hill (nickname Boot Hill). I know his name is Alan because as a junior officer, I had a few fitness reports signed by Capt. Hill.

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Date: 02/23/2002
Guest: 391 (Reference ID: 337618)
Name: Win Mann
Email Address: winmann@qwest.met
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Plankowner 1956-1958
Comments: I was an Elecricians Mate 3class. Worked in the electric repair department. Looking for my Buddy, Frank Whipple from then Colorado.


Date: 02/21/2002
Guest: 392 (Reference ID: 336947)
Name: charlie mott "motley"
Email Address: psychotigger@cfl.rr.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 83-87
Comments: hey if any one knows carl smiley email or any one that was in S5 between83-86 have them send me a line


Date: 02/21/2002
Guest: 393 (Reference ID: 336931)
Name: charlie mott
Email Address: psychotigger@cfl.rr.com
Location: port saint john fla
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983-1986
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 02/21/2002
Guest: 394 (Reference ID: 336872)
Name: RANDOLPH TAYLOR
Email Address: rtaylorbsjdllm@military.com
Location: atlanta, ga
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: VA-113 STINGERS, OCT 70 TO JUNE 71
Comments: WESTPAC STINGERS - CLASS OF 70-71 PLEASE E-MAIL YOUR MAIL ADDRESS TO ME FOR YOUR FREE STINGER ROSTER -NO, MY PHOTO WAS NOT IN CRUISE BOOK, NEITHER WERE 41 OTHER STINGERS!STINGERS STILL HAVE THE LONGEST SAFETY RECORD, OVER 110,000 FLIGHT HOURS.MUST BE THE GREAT CREWS AND THEIR LONG, HARD HOURS!


Date: 02/21/2002
Guest: 395 (Reference ID: 336828)
Name: Randy Barber
Email Address: nonicdude44@hotmail.com
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-1979
Comments: Great job on this site. Thanks for all the hard work that has gone into it. While on Ranger I was with W division. Any of my shipmates from W div. or Mardet during this time frame feel free to contact me. Would love to hear from you and see how you are all doing.


Date: 02/18/2002
Guest: 396 (Reference ID: 335700)
Name: Wendell A. Hipler
Email Address: fundog@comcast.net
Location: Dearborn Hgts, Mi 48125
Homepage: none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1971 to 1973
Comments: Served in R-Div as HT


Date: 02/16/2002
Guest: 397 (Reference ID: 334816)
Name: joe bernier
Email Address: jbernier209@msn.com
Location: stockton ca
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: my uncle served on the ranger in the early sixties looking for any that knew Gerald powers who passed 4 short mos ago was ordanance man had a pal called zeke. Ivisited the ranger when i was alittle boy . Keep the ranger afloat


Date: 02/16/2002
Guest: 398 (Reference ID: 334686)
Name: W.F. HEFFELMIRE
Email Address: W_HEFFELMIRE@msn.com
Location: BREMERTON,WA.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1958-1960
Comments: WAS A FIRE CONTROL TECH. WORKED ON THE MK 69 GFCS.IT REQUIRED ALMOST 24 HRS A DAY TO KEEP IT WORKING


Date: 02/15/2002
Guest: 399 (Reference ID: 334407)
Name: Joe Crew
Email Address: crewj3@AOL.com
Location: Flower Mound, Texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, Sep 1976-Aug1978
Comments: Looking for my old shipmates. I was a photo mate PH3 in the Operations Department. Made one Westpac. Would love to hear from anybody from the photo lab 76-78 period.


Date: 02/15/2002
Guest: 400 (Reference ID: 334305)
Name: Paul Comer
Email Address: phcomer@aol.com
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes, 1958
Comments: Boarded the Ranger in Norfork. Served as plane captain with VF144(F9F's). Went around the horn to Alameda. Latter served with the air group aboard the Bennington and Ticonderoga. VF144 became VA52(AD4's)in preparation for Vietnam. Went on WESPAC tour in 1960 aboard the "Big T" with VA52 in the hydraulics shop. Enjoyed my time at NAS Miramar and aboard the carriers. John, thanks for the site, I enjoyed the memories.

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Date: 02/15/2002
Guest: 401 (Reference ID: 334221)
Name: Stacy D. Jones
Email Address: stacy.jones@amd.army.mil
Location: Huntsville, AL.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1980-82
Comments: I was in Fighter Squadron One (VF-1) the Wolfpack, assigned to AIMD in IM3 Div w/c 630 Fire Control radar repair shop. I worked some "o" level on my first (1980) WestPac cruise so I got a chance to work both on and off the flight deck. I also became a trusted "Shellback" on that deployment as well. This cruise was in support of the American hostages being held in Tehran, Iran for their 444 days in captivity. We had a jogging campaign during this cruise dubbed "I ran to Iran" where participants would log their laps ran on the flight deck over the nine month deployment. I had logged over 500 miles that cruise! My second cruise was in 1982 and we did a 110 straight day line period in the Indian Ocean. We had two "beer days" during that period. The reward was then a 12 day visit to Perth, Australia where I celebrated my 22nd birthday in port! My friends tell me that I had a good time, I don't recall many details from that port call!! I have many fond memories from my nearly three years total time onboard including my dad coming out for the "tiger cruise" in 1981. I still keep in touch with a few of my great buddies from those days and everytime that I hear the William Tell Overature, I have a secret desire to yell and scream while heading for the brow!


Date: 02/14/2002
Guest: 402 (Reference ID: 333943)
Name: Jordan, Charles M.
Email Address: turtle@msa.attmil.ne.jp
Location: NAF Misawa Japan
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Feb 1982 - Jul 1984
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 02/14/2002
Guest: 403 (Reference ID: 333861)
Name: Kenny Evans
Email Address: ken@advancedmachining.com
Location: Hollister CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1992 ABE3
Comments: Ranger got me to war and back what more can you ask!! One thing I wish for is another west-pak because wog day would be alot more fun the second time around!!!


Date: 02/14/2002
Guest: 404 (Reference ID: 333857)
Name: Kenny Evans
Email Address: ken@advancedmachining.com
Location: Hollister CA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1989-1992
Comments: Ranger got me to war and back what more can you ask!! One thing I wish for is another west-pak because wog day would be alot more fun the second time around!!!


Date: 02/13/2002
Guest: 405 (Reference ID: 333460)
Name: Susan Guy
Email Address: seg913@aol.com
Location: Kansas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: No
Comments: Great site! Someone has spent a lot of time putting the photos on for you.


Date: 02/10/2002
Guest: 406 (Reference ID: 332247)
Name: Doug Pifer
Email Address: dpifer.2povn.com
Location: Newport Washington
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Wespac 1972
Comments: I was a Aircrewmen with HC1 Det5 and worked the flightdeck Some of the most exciting times I can remember such as 1-28 1973 four super carriers togeather in the Gulf for a portrait a awsome sight I will never forget.


Date: 02/05/2002
Guest: 407 (Reference ID: 330298)
Name: David Burgess
Email Address: dburgess@cox-internet.com
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1960
Comments: I was A radioman that caught up with the Ranger on her WestPac cruise in Japan in 1960. I traveled by refir to Sasebo and then by train to Yokosuka. My first duty station out of Radio school. Quite a feat by a barely 18 year old. My nickname of Smokey.


Date: 02/05/2002
Guest: 408 (Reference ID: 330296)
Name: David Burgess
Email Address: dburgess
Location: Jonesboro, AR
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1960
Comments: I was A radioman that caught up with the Ranger on her WestPac cruise in Japan in 1960. I traveled by refir to Sasebo and then by train to Yokosuka. My first duty station out of Radio school. Quite a feat by a barely 18 year old. My nickname of Smokey.


Date: 02/04/2002
Guest: 409 (Reference ID: 329970)
Name: ken ansley
Email Address: kansley@jimelliscom
Location: marietta ga
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1958 till1960
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 01/30/2002
Guest: 410 (Reference ID: 327475)
Name: Tom Clemans
Email Address: tomclemans@hotmail.com
Location: Everett, WA
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 8/68-6/70 Hospital Corpsman
Comments: Just discovered this site a few days ago. Also checked out some other Navy vessel sites - none compare with either of the two Ranger sites I have seen so far! If you got your overseas shots on board around 9/69, it was probably me that did it. I logged in more than 15,000 immunizations that month. (Maybe you didn't want to know.) My life is richer forever because of my time on the Ranger CVA-61. Life is even richer now because of this website. Thanks!!!! Tom C.

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Date: 01/29/2002
Guest: 411 (Reference ID: 327198)
Name: ed miller
Email Address: isellford@aol.com
Location: Iowa (originally Philly)
Homepage: http://public.fotki.com/isellford/
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1969-1971
Comments: Great memories of two WESTPAC cruises. I was an Air Controllman in CATCC serving as a departure controller, marshall controller, and tanker controller. MANY memories. Who could forget "PO City", love you Joe, no *hit, when Coral Sea coming in. Hong Kong was great. Had an unforgettable Department XMAS party in Sasebo.


Date: 01/29/2002
Guest: 412 (Reference ID: 327120)
Name: ABEC(AW) JOHN R THOMAS
Email Address: chief_t @bellsouth.com
Location: LAKE CHARLES LA.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978TO1981
Comments: ANYONE WHO REMEMBER THE KID FROM LOUISIANA E-MAIL ME I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU SIX,BAKER,PERUZZI,TURNER,WEYANT,SANCHEZ,KNIGHT,ALL THE BOWCATS,WAIST CATS,AND ARRESTING GEAR PEOPLE. C'"YA" WHEN YOU E-MAIL. RETIRED IN 1999JUNE DID 21YEARS. IT WAS ROUGH BUT WHO SAYS ANYTHING WAS GOING TO BE EASY!! KEEP YOUR HEAD ON A SWIVEL LATER SHIPMATES BE SAFE!!!! JOHN TOMMY T ACE POPSON THOMAS.


Date: 01/29/2002
Guest: 413 (Reference ID: 327105)
Name: ABEC(AW) JOHN R. THOMAS
Email Address: chief_t @bellsouth.com
Location: NORTHSIDE H.S. LAFFATETTE LA.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978TODEC1981
Comments: I REALLY ENJOYED RIDING THE RANGER I MET A LOT PEOPLE AND MADE A LOT OF FRIENDS,ALSO IT MADE ME OUT OF MAN AND A TRUE SAILOR. MY EXPERIENCES ABOARD THAT VESSEL HAS PREPARED ME FOR LIFE'S LONG JOURNEY. I WANT TO SHOUT OUT TO ALL MY RANGER BUDDIES AND THE CATAPULT AND ARRESTING GEAR CATS AND


Date: 01/28/2002
Guest: 414 (Reference ID: 326682)
Name: Richard Evans (Hammer)
Email Address: USNBandit@aol.com
Location: Sioux Falls, SD
Homepage: http://community.webshots.com/user/polarbearbait
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1986 - 1991
Comments: Served in OI Division. Also was the Air Plan Cartoonist. Looking for all OI guys from 86-91, email me, I am in contact with many of our CIC friends.


Date: 01/27/2002
Guest: 415 (Reference ID: 326311)
Name: TM2 James Russell Dean
Email Address: rltdean@msn.com
Location: Denver
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 4/78 - 7/81 G-4 Division
Comments: Looking for Weapons Div shipmates who served from Drydock 1977 to July 1981


Date: 01/25/2002
Guest: 416 (Reference ID: 324989)
Name: John Twaddell
Email Address: twaddell@wellsfargo.com
Location: San Francisco
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1976-1978
Comments: MM1 Auxillary (A-GANG) work center supervisor. Bremerton Shipyard overhaul of the AC&R plant during that time was my primary responsibility. Transferred to Kingsville Naval Air Station in summer of 1978 and lost all contact with the gang. Regards, JT


Date: 01/24/2002
Guest: 417 (Reference ID: 324730)
Name: Kevin Dean
Email Address: kkdean@ev1.net
Location: Houston Tx.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: I served from 98-93 in VAQ-131 the best time I will ever have was with my family on board the ship
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 01/24/2002
Guest: 418 (Reference ID: 324503)
Name: Donald P. Ladew
Email Address: novelistdpl@earthlink.net
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1957 - 1959
Comments: I served with VA-144 out of Miramar. We went aboard in Norfolk, Virginia and sailed south around South America on it first cruise. I was an electronics technician 3rd, flight deck trouble shooter. Best days of our lives.


Date: 01/23/2002
Guest: 419 (Reference ID: 324319)
Name: April Benavides
Email Address: aab0414@aol.com
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: My father Edmon served aboard the USS Ranger.
Comments: John, When I went to visit my mother during the holidays she told me about the website you had created. It was a pleasant surprise to find a tribute from you to my father. Thankyou,words can't express the joy I feel to see photos of my father and to learn about his experience on the USS Ranger!! My father would be pleased.:) April Benavides


Date: 01/23/2002
Guest: 420 (Reference ID: 324318)
Name: laughlin kevin
Email Address: laughlin@expc.com
Location: milwaukee.wis
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 83-87
Comments: I was in a-div for about two years then went down to 3 mmr. for the rest of my tour.got shore duty at great lakes. in BMO div then onto the uss long beach. a-div again! which i would have much rather have to to clean the buildges out. I did ten years. Like to hear from people I know. I don't get to check me e-mail very often.

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Date: 01/22/2002
Guest: 421 (Reference ID: 323708)
Name: Jan E. Snyder
Email Address: snide@adelphia.net
Location: Coudersport, Pa.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes 1958-1959
Comments: Great site. Thank you very much John. I served in OI Div as a Air traffic controller. CCA. I sure would like to hear from anyone who thinks they remember me. Please drop me an e-mail. Warmest regards Jan...


Date: 01/21/2002
Guest: 422 (Reference ID: 323269)
Name: Alan F. E. Thiese
Email Address: alanmaconga@cox.net
Location: Macon, Georgia
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1962-1964
Comments: I logged on this page several months ago. I now have a new E-mail addess. I have had two request in the last week for pictures of the famous F-4 that we had on Ranger back in the 60s. One was from Peter in New Zealand. I sent him a slide last week. Last evening an individual names Michael in Wisconsin E-mailed me concerning slides of the famous F-4s which VF-96 flew from the great Carrier Ranger. I sent him a reply also. Really neat to hear from individuals interested in the Great Warship Ranger and also inquires about the planes that flew from her deck. Please note the new E-mail address. I do not know how long the old MSN address will work. As always, great to hear from any and all who are interested in Ranger.


Date: 01/21/2002
Guest: 423 (Reference ID: 323174)
Name: Aaron Bramwell , BT3
Email Address: abramwell @boe.nyc.ny.us
Location: nyc
Homepage: www.vote nyc.com
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978-1983
Comments: GREAT TO SEE 61ST AND GRAY UNDERWAY AGAIN. BRINGS BACK ALOT OF MEMORIES. HOPE TO HEAR FROM ALL MY FRIENDS FROM P-1 DIV. 4-MMR & 1-MMR. DONT FORGET THAT IF THE "SNIPES DONT GROVE THE SHIP DONT MOVE"


Date: 01/19/2002
Guest: 424 (Reference ID: 322462)
Name: Ray Oglesby
Email Address: rcoglesby@aol.com
Location: kentucky
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 74-78
Comments: I WAS ASSIGNED TO VF154."AO" SHOP.DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE FIRE THAT HAPPENED IN PORT. AND THE CRASH.AND OF COURSE THE CROSSING AFTER 3 DAYS PARTYING.THAT WAS A DAY.I AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE FROM VF154 DURING THOSE TIMES. ALSO I AM LOOKING FOR DANA GRIFFITHS FROM VF-21 ALSO SCOTT KARL FROM VF154.


Date: 01/15/2002
Guest: 425 (Reference ID: 320915)
Name: Dave Calamita
Email Address: bdcal@hotmail.com
Location: Harrison Twp. Michigan
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 2/75-9/77
Comments: Thank You John Guy for some great memorys. First I was in E Div. Then got transfered to P div. worked in 2MMR. Does any body remember the spring bearing on no.2 shaft that burned up? That was on the trip to the indian ocean on the 76 cruise. Someone didnt want to go so they let the oil out of it. Would like to hear from J.T.Clifton Supply was from Pontiac mich. Many thanks for your hard work.


Date: 01/15/2002
Guest: 426 (Reference ID: 320804)
Name: Tom Sable
Email Address: Floodwood @msn.com
Location: New York state
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978-1982
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 01/15/2002
Guest: 427 (Reference ID: 320801)
Name: R.L. Jones GMG2
Email Address: None
Location: Ohio
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 71--73
Comments: I enjoyed my time on board but would like to have spent a tour in the Alantic to Europe.


Date: 01/15/2002
Guest: 428 (Reference ID: 320721)
Name: Allan Jones
Email Address: Allan681@juno.com
Location: California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1979-1983
Comments: Thanks for allowing me to remember my Navy career. I did for the most part enjoy the USN. I do have some pictures of the ranger and the crew during Flight Ops.I hope to here from you again my friend. Top Gun for life. Allan Jones AMH3


Date: 01/14/2002
Guest: 429 (Reference ID: 320439)
Name: Heinz Gehrig
Email Address: shiplovergermany@aol.com
Location: Frankfurt/Germany
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: no
Comments: Hello from Germany a wonderful site Heinz Gehrig


Date: 01/13/2002
Guest: 430 (Reference ID: 320185)
Name: thomas Lehn
Email Address: vet45@aol.com
Location: Hayward,Calif 94541
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes 1971to 1973
Comments: I served in the frist division deck force .

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Date: 01/13/2002
Guest: 431 (Reference ID: 320183)
Name: thomas Lehn
Email Address: vet45@aol.com
Location: Hayward,Calif 9451
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 01/13/2002
Guest: 432 (Reference ID: 320154)
Name: Robert Rook
Email Address: RROOK2463@aol.com
Location: Mt. Juliet, TN
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: YES.. 1979-1983
Comments: Great site..Just like the TOP GUN 1st Class all the way. would like to hear from other shipmates.I keep in contact with Billy Redmond. I have found a few shipmates and a few have found me.It's great to hear from fellow shipmates. while onboard i work in the V-4 divison Below decks most of the time. When i left the Ranger i was an ABF2


Date: 01/13/2002
Guest: 433 (Reference ID: 320040)
Name: Earl Hammons Jr
Email Address: ehammons@Barbourville.com
Location: Barbourville,KY
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes,73 - 77 V2div Cats 1 &2
Comments: I am glad to see this site, maybe it will help us all locate some of the old friends we worked with.


Date: 01/12/2002
Guest: 434 (Reference ID: 319795)
Name: rocket bob curran
Email Address: heademup01@aol.com
Location: milton florida
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1972-75 and 1989-1993
Comments: ihave some great pics the USS RANGER AND 3 OTHER CARRIERS IN THE GULF AT ONE TIME......IN A 4 SQUARE PATTERN////


Date: 01/12/2002
Guest: 435 (Reference ID: 319599)
Name: John "Ace" Adams
Email Address: mikeadams5@hotmail.com
Location: Hillsboro Oregon
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 8-80/5-83
Comments: Just re-signing back in here its been awhile. Served in EX-Div and in A-div, steam heat shop. Just wondering if anyone from there sobered up in the last 20 years and learned how to use a computer...LOL....Looking forward to walking her decks again one day.............


Date: 01/10/2002
Guest: 436 (Reference ID: 318267)
Name: Ken Dominguez
Email Address: None
Location: Grand Forks, ND 58201
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Yes. 1959 to 1963.
Comments: I was on for four years and went on WESPAC cruise four times. We went for 6 months and we would stay 6 months here and 6 months overseas. I was a machinist mate and I served under Commander Deluca in engineering. I was 3rd class. The 1st class in our department was Paulson, and I remember Gray Eagle. One guy from North Dakota was Perry Howard Leathes. He was up by Langdon, ND.


Date: 01/10/2002
Guest: 437 (Reference ID: 317917)
Name: Bob Sorenson
Email Address: bob@centralboiler.com
Location: Minnesota
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1974-1977
Comments: V-1 Division Crash & Salvage.. About the time I hear the explosion, my MB5 (crash truck) is allready rolling. I've just watched a F-4 Phanton coming in too low and smacks the rounddown(back of ship,flightdeck level) My crew is occupied foaming down parked aircraft along fowl line,after sections of F-4 slam into numerous EA-6B's. Out of the corner of my eye, I watch arresting gear crew try to prevent ejected pilot, from being blown overboard.Helicopters were allready circling looking for navigator who was ejected in Ocean. God Bless America


Date: 01/09/2002
Guest: 438 (Reference ID: 317694)
Name: George N. Himes Jr. ADJ2
Email Address: GHimDusty58@msn.com
Location: Webster Groves, Mo.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: nov. 1961-feb.1962
Comments: Hello, this is George Himes Jr. a.k.a. "DUSTY" signing in. I'm a fellow airdale who was with heavy attack squadron 6 (VAH6). Caught up with the Ranger in november of 1961 in Japan and completed tour of duty in the U.S. in february of 1962. I am not only excited about the web. site offered, but I would love to share stories and memories with anyone any age that also served on the Ranger! Please note that this whole computer thing is still new to me, so I'll return messages as soon as I can. Until then GOD BLESS AMERICA and smooth sailing to all!!! George Himes Jr. "DUSTY"


Date: 01/08/2002
Guest: 439 (Reference ID: 317267)
Name: Vance Thompson
Email Address: vancethompson@earthlink.net
Location: Clovis, Calif.
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: February 1976 - June 1979
Comments: This is the first time I have entered this site and it is great. Other Ranger sites are pretty good too. I was an Electrician / Engineer in E-division. I worked in the Lighting Shop - V2 Flight Deck arresting gear electrician - 4 MMR switchgear and last PO in charge of the Movie Booth during the 1979 cruise. You know, the cruise that had us sidetracked to Yokosuka, Japan after hitting that Liberian Oil Tanker off Singapore in April. Anyway, If anyone remembers me and wants to E-mail me, you got my e-mail address. Lets reminise about the good ole days on the Lone Ranger.


Date: 01/06/2002
Guest: 440 (Reference ID: 316665)
Name: William L. Hall
Email Address: Silverkingbhall@aol.com
Location: Fair Haven, Michigan
Homepage: http://none
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Ranger's third west-pac 1961
Comments: The Ranger was "home" away from NAS Miramar for the Fighting Silverkings of VF-92. On this day, my 60th birthday, I'd like to invite any of my old ordnance buddies to drop an e-mail. Askew,Clodfelder,Grant,Raney,Miller, LaMorte,Howitt,Strichek,and any others in VF-92 at that time. We also made cruises aboard the Ticonderoga and the Lexington. This is a GREAT site. I'm proud to tell the world that I served aboard The USS RANGER! She's a great lady with a million reasons to be saved!

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Date: 01/06/2002
Guest: 441 (Reference ID: 316432)
Name: robert schaller
Email Address: schaller@vtc.net
Location: morenci az
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1985-1989 (retired off cv61)
Comments: worked in medical 1985-1989. would love to hear from old ship mates from that time, medical or other departments. retired off ranger in 1989 as a cwo4 PA-C.


Date: 01/05/2002
Guest: 442 (Reference ID: 316213)
Name: Bert Rankin
Email Address: brankin99@hotmail.com
Location: Midland, TX
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: Nov. 72 to Jun. 76
Comments: The years I spent on the Ranger were the best in my life. Although as young smartass back then I would have never believed it. I recently lost my best friend on the Ranger, his name was Randy Berwick. We worked together in 1MMR, he later transferred to the ACC shop and I to the Oil Lab. There many of times some of the stunts we pulled could have landed us in jail or the brig. How we got away with it was just pure luck. I had many good friends on the Ranger and I think about them often. I think I speak for all former Rangermen, you never lost that bond. This website and the one that Chuck Vore created are the best. John Guy keep up the good work. Any shipmates that care to chat about the Ranger, please feel free to contact me.


Date: 01/05/2002
Guest: 443 (Reference ID: 316178)
Name: Fred Boehm
Email Address: llboehm@cs.com
Location: Port St Lucie Fla
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 4-57-9-59
Comments: I was in Special Services and was in charge of the gym. Would like to hear from the guys I worked out with. Bob Blaise from Mass Don Nordth from Long Island Pittman from Calif.thanks Fred Boehm


Date: 01/04/2002
Guest: 444 (Reference ID: 316033)
Name: Darren Engel
Email Address: luv2flylots@yahoo.com
Location: Spokane Washington
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: yes, 1991-decom
Comments: I was in VF-2 and I as was an AME. I made her last cruise and the last WOG DAY.


Date: 01/03/2002
Guest: 445 (Reference ID: 315567)
Name: Paul Gilliam
Email Address: pgilliam@home.com
Location: OKC, OK
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1958-1959
Comments: My father, Derrell Gilliam served 1958 - 1959, W Division. Am looking for any info available for him. Any info would be greatly appreciated, especially concerning W Division and fellow shipmates. Thanks for helping to keep the Ranger afloat!


Date: 01/02/2002
Guest: 446 (Reference ID: 315344)
Name: miguel massas
Email Address: m_massas14@hotmail.com
Location: Puerto Rico
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1978 to 1982
Comments: I was assigned to Div. V-1. Worked on the flight deck. I will like to get in contact with some friends.


Date: 01/02/2002
Guest: 447 (Reference ID: 315342)
Name: Miguel
Email Address: None
Location: None
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: N/A
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 01/01/2002
Guest: 448 (Reference ID: 315135)
Name: AWC(NAC) Mark Gallup
Email Address: SimiTrojan1972@aol.com
Location: Southern California
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1983-1984 - Cruise to NOWHERE
Comments: I served as a Naval Aircrewman aboard the S-3A Viking A/C as a member of the VS-33 "Screwbirds". The 1983-84 cruise was 7 months long with EVERY Liberty port cnx'd. Lost a man overboard day one out of North Island. Collided with the USS Witchata day two. Got sent to conduct ops off El Salvador day three (we WERE headed to Pearl). Had MAJOR Fire while conduction Ops in the Indian Ocean November 1, 1983, lost 5 more shipmates. GQ for 12 hours. All in all, that cruise SUCKED. AWC(NAC) Mark Gallup, USN (Ret.)


Date: 12/30/2001
Guest: 449 (Reference ID: 314475)
Name: James McKnight
Email Address: None
Location: austin texas
Homepage: None
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 80's
Comments: NO COMMENTS ENTERED


Date: 12/30/2001
Guest: 450 (Reference ID: 314436)
Name: Phil Cocciante
Email Address: pcoccian@vpn.cslb.ca.gov
Location: Sacramento, CA
Homepage: http://www.geocities.com/ussrangerguy/PhilCocciante.html
Did you serve aboard the USS Ranger,if so when?: 1/82-12/85 V-5 PriFly & X-2 P.O.
Comments: Just wanted to check in and say thank you to John and Carol for the amount of time and effort they've put into this site. They have brought together so many shipmates and allowed us a place where we can share our stories and display our Ranger collections. I am proud to have served in the same Navy and on the same ship as someone like John Guy.

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