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Message Number: 24 - Tuesday, February 23, 2021 14:42:08 PDT
Posted From: France - fr.gif
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
Posted From: United States - us.gif
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
Posted From: United States - us.gif
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
Posted From: United States - us.gif
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
Posted From: United States - us.gif
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
Posted From: United States - us.gif
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
Posted From: United States - us.gif
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
Posted From: United States - us.gif
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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Message Number: 16 - Friday, March 27, 2015 19:53:22 PDT
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  Stephen Martin
Department/Division:  VA_37
Years onboard:  1976-1977
Rank/Rate/Rating:  AZ-2
Comments:

First and last ship I was on. It wasn't bad at least I got to see things I never would see if I Hans'nt been on old Sara. if anyone for VA-37 in the time that I was there e-mail me

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Message Number: 15 - Sunday, March 1, 2015 16:22:58 PDT
Posted From: United States - us.gif
Name:  jerome slageter
Department/Division:  V-1 DIV
Years onboard:  84-86
Favorite Overseas Port:   Palma Spain
Rank/Rate/Rating:  ABH-3
Comments:

Fly one Yellow Shirt I Loved this ship was my 1st duty station I will never foeget Her!!!

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