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Message Number: 26 - Mon, Feb 21, 2022 12:28:32
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Name:  ROGER D STEVENS
Department/Division:  Deck Then X-1
Years onboard:  1977/81
Favorite Overseas Port:  Rota,Spain
Rank/Rate/Rating:  LI3
Comments:

Started out in Deck Dept before transfering to the Print Shop in X-1 Div.

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Message Number: 25 - Sun, Nov 21, 2021 08:36:54
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Name:  Keith Gilleshammer
Department/Division:  Dental
Years onboard:  1971/1972
Favorite Overseas Port:  Hong Kong
Rank/Rate/Rating:  DT3
Comments:

Just attended my first USS Saratoga reunion in Mobile Alabama. Great experience. Looking forward to 2022 in Washington, D.C. I encourage all my brother and sister shipmates to join the USS Saratoga Association and become life members. I was a dental tech and have connected with some of my shiipmates. We have had wonderful reunions. Blessed to have served with such fine men. We had a great department lead by Cmdr. Herr. He was a great man and leader. We had great dental care for the crew. Wonderful memories of my time on the ship and the ports we visited. Proud to have served at Yankee Station off the coast of Viet Nam. I am proud to be a Navy veteran. Best wishes and blessings to all that served on the "Super Sara." Keith Gilleshammer, DT3.

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Message Number: 24 - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 14:42:08 PDT
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Name:  Jarvis Rathbone
Department/Division:  OPS
Years onboard:  1985-1988
Favorite Overseas Port:  Malaga
Rank/Rate/Rating:  O5
Comments:

TAO for the last couple of years. Was Air Desk when the Achille Lauro hijackers were captured. Shout out to a ton of guys from OPS!

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Message Number: 23 - Monday, September 14, 2020 20:17:30 PDT
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Name:  DAVID HARVEY
Department/Division:  IM-2 900 DIVISION
Years onboard:  1972-1975
Favorite Overseas Port:  PHILLIPINES
Rank/Rate/Rating:  AS1
Comments:

Was glad to get off that ship back in 75. But now I look back on that time as a growing up period for me. Had some great senior members in my division that I did not follow their leadership. Now I realize I missed out on some great experiences because I didnt follow their guildence. But I did finally find my Navy career as I retired with 20 years of which 13 were in the Navy TAR program. NO MORE HAZE GREY!!!!! I retired from Paccar in 2015 and now I am totally retired and enjoying my second hoby in scuba diving. Found out 4 years after I retired from the Navy that I was 90% disabled by VA. The VA could not believe I was discharged without a complete physical and interview with VA. But thats all paying off now, 90% VA comp plus Navy retirement plus 401k and Social Security, Life is good in retirement.

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Message Number: 22 - Sunday, April 19, 2020 06:21:13 PDT
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Name:  james makins
Department/Division:  B Division
Years onboard:  4
Favorite Overseas Port:  Athens Greece
Rank/Rate/Rating:  BT3
Comments:

Served from 1962-1966 1 year in 2MMR 3 years in 1MMR

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Message Number: 21 - Friday, February 8, 2019 13:52:58 PDT
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Name:  Jessica Carter
Department/Division:  Unkown (Possibly Boiler Room)
Years onboard:  Possibly 65 thr 71
Comments:

I am trying to locate Mr. Trantham who served on the Saratoga sometime between 1965 and 1971. He was married to a Janet Louise Ware. If you or anyone know how I could contact him, please email me.


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Message Number: 20 - Monday, February 19, 2018 16:12:59 PDT
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Name:  gino proctor
Department/Division:  a div eao1
Years onboard:  81-84
Rank/Rate/Rating:  e3
Comments:

would love to see or herev from some of my old ship mates

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Message Number: 19 - Friday, March 31, 2017 09:52:58 PDT
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Name:  Ron Anderson
Department/Division:  GM Division
Years onboard:  1972-73
Favorite Overseas Port:  P.I. & Hong Kong
Rank/Rate/Rating:  AN on Board, AO2 when discharged
Comments:

I walked on board the night before Sara left for Viet Nam, and got stationed at Cubi Point P.I. the day before Sara left to go home and dry dock. It is hard to believe it has been 45 years since I first laid eyes on her at 11:30p.m. April 10, 1972. I left the Pilippines in 1974 and got stationed on the Big E.

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Message Number: 18 - Thursday, February 4, 2016 14:57:47 PDT
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Name:  Dean Stephenson
Department/Division:  V-4
Years onboard:  73-77
Favorite Overseas Port:  Cannes and Pama
Rank/Rate/Rating:  ABF-2
Comments:

Got on board while in dry dock Nov. 73. I thought i had been sent to hell. 43 months later I was walking off trying to figure out where the time had gone and now over 42 years later since i first laid eyes on her its hard to fathom it all. Since I worked on the flight deck I witnessed alot of sad things from losing a A-6 off the starboard bow cat to a crashing vigilante during night ops.

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Message Number: 17 - Tuesday, May 26, 2015 22:54:03 PDT
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Name:  Ron Drye
Department/Division:  Air Wing VAW-123
Years onboard:  1973-1975
Favorite Overseas Port:  Palma
Rank/Rate/Rating:  AE-2
Comments:

Just ran across this web site, it's 5/27/2015. It's been a lot of years since I was attached to Sara. Sitting here trying to figure out where has the time gone. I now have 2 children, 5 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter. When I flashback on the time I was on Sara and away from family, some are good memories some are great memories others just make you wonder how did I survive? Thank you for letting an old sailor flash for awhile.

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