USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association
USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association Guestbook 2002 USS Coral Sea CVA-43 Association
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Name: Max Presnal
Email: starmaxp@cs.com
City/State: Chicopee, MA '33-'99 / Port St. Lucie, FL
Years_Aboard: 1955 Med Cruise
Division: VC-12
Date: 31 Dec 2002
Time: 14:54:06

Comments

Hi. Just a short message to wish you all and your loved ones, 'A Happy and most of all, A Healthy New Year and God Bless'. Stel and Max


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962 - 1964
Division: X Division
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 23:15:58

Comments

Haven't seen comments about the reunion in Branson, election results or what the issues(if any) there were. I attended, still ain't sure what happened, or why. Presumably the next newsletter will let us know what in the whim-wham-hell is going on.


Name: Charles F Coley USN ret
Email: adakbear@ecis.com
City/State: Oakley
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 15:52:58

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Name: Charles F Coley USN ret
Email: adakbear@ecis.com
City/State: Oakley CA
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Division:
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 15:51:26

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Name: FREDLUND,ROBERT
Email: HRFRED@VIRZION.COM
City/State: PHELAN,CA
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: OP
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 00:07:07

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Name: FREDLUND,ROBERT,W.
Email: HRFRED@VIRZION.COM
City/State: PHELAN,CA
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: OP
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 00:03:50

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Name: FREDLUND,ROBERT W.
Email: HRFRED
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: OP
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 00:02:09

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Name: FREDLUND,ROBERT W.
Email: HRFRED
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: OP
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 00:02:08

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Name: FREDLUND,ROBERT W.
Email: HRFRED@VIRIZON.COM
City/State: PHELAN,CA
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 30 Dec 2002
Time: 00:00:34

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Name: FREDLUND,ROBERT W,
Email: HRFRED@VROZIN.COM
City/State: PHELAN, CA
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: OP
Date: 29 Dec 2002
Time: 23:58:56

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Name: Norman Clarke
Email: normanc100@msn.com
City/State: crofton md.
Years_Aboard: 1979-1982
Division: G2-G4
Date: 29 Dec 2002
Time: 10:10:17

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Name: Norman Clarke
Email: normanc100@msn.com
City/State: crofton md.
Years_Aboard: 1979-1982
Division: G2-G4
Date: 29 Dec 2002
Time: 10:02:23

Comments

worked in alligator maint went on to wes-pac cruises


Name: Norman Clarke
Email: normanc100@msn,com
City/State: crofton md.
Years_Aboard: 1979-1982
Division: G2-G4
Date: 29 Dec 2002
Time: 09:59:15

Comments

worked in alligator main. i.e repaired weapons elevators.


Name: Rick Frankfurt (Hotdog)
Email: franks5@netins.net
City/State: Wyoming, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 1976 - 1980
Division: Engineering Log Room
Date: 28 Dec 2002
Time: 16:10:26

Comments

I enjoyed the entire time aboard. Great men on a great ship. That was quite the life. Originally from Anamosa Iowa. This is a great asset to the internet. Thanks


Name: Jim Lykken
Email: daddeo51@attbi.com
City/State: Bremerton, Wa.
Years_Aboard: '72-'75
Division: Comm (CR)
Date: 28 Dec 2002
Time: 02:53:17

Comments

I enjoy the website and look forward to making a reunion one of these days. Funny how the bad memories fade and the good ones linger! I read all these testimonials and it's like we all spent our time at Disneyland ('the happiest place on earth'). Well I'm here to tell you guys the day I reported aboard in August of '72 was the day I started counting the days till I got off. And I can't remember 1 guy in 3 years that complained about having to leave! But like I say it's funny what nearly 30 years will do. I did a lot of growing up in those 3 years aboard Coral Sea. And while the memories of cruising Yankee Station with the air conditioning in the berthing compartment busted lingers,along with the smell of 3 weeks of dirty laundry and the bulkheads dripping with sweat; somehow it all seems like a grand adventure in retrospect. There certainly were some great memories to go along with the bad ones; Subic, Manila, Hong Kong, getting booted out of Sasebo by the mayor; Singapore, Perth. Perth! I fell in love in Perth! (Denise, what happened?) Anyway it would be nice to hear from any of the old gang in Communications at that time; the Alice Street gang of Alameda, Vern, Gerry, Ed, Lucky, et al...


Name: Jerry Jasman MM3
Email: toebrat@hotmail.com
City/State: Marlin WA.
Years_Aboard: West-Pac 79-80, 102 days at sea.
Division: M-1
Date: 28 Dec 2002
Time: 00:43:06

Comments

Bill The USS Midway is located at Bremerton, Washington, I saw her myself about 1 ½ year ago. Brought Back a lot of memories just being next to her. Although she will be moved down to San Diego where they will make an educational museum. At least her fate isn’t the same as the USS Coral Sea.


Name: Steve Winans
Email: swinans@rochester.rr.com
City/State: Medina,NY
Years_Aboard: N/A
Division:
Date: 27 Dec 2002
Time: 20:09:57

Comments

My father Robert Winans served 51-55 as an MR. Anyone wishing to drop him a line please email me. He was paralyzed in 68 in a swimming pool accident and is unable to use a computer.There are not many things he enjoys anymore.A message from a shipmate who knew him would sure make his day.I served on the USS DETROIT 84-86.Thanks to all for serving his country


Name: Martin Ort
Email: mjort@starpower.net
City/State: Charlotte Hall, MD.
Years_Aboard: 8/65 - 8/67 2 Yrs
Division: V6
Date: 27 Dec 2002
Time: 19:28:17

Comments

I was a member of your organization abput 10 or so years ago. I like your web site and have down loaded your application, however I don't know how much the dues are. If I knew there was a reunion in Virgina I woould have gone to it. It would be good to hear from you. Marty


Name: Dave Burton
Email: dburton@tharco.com
City/State: San Leandro,CA
Years_Aboard: 72-74
Division: OI
Date: 27 Dec 2002
Time: 10:24:49

Comments

Wow! Some good memories from looking at this site. At the time, I never thought I would fondly look back at those days.


Name: Dan Walker
Email: Dano021@cox.net
City/State: Owasso, Oklahoma
Years_Aboard: 77-80
Division: V2 Cats1 & 2
Date: 27 Dec 2002
Time: 00:53:03

Comments

Great site, sad to see her scrapped. Had a good time aboard her, lots of great memories.


Name: Tom Jackson FT3
Email: dod-410@yahoo.com
City/State: Old Bridge, NJ USA
Years_Aboard: '52-'54
Division: Fox
Date: 26 Dec 2002
Time: 18:50:21

Comments

Changed my email address. (too much bulk mail). Keep up the great work.


Name: Brian Walker (Goggles)
Email: bmw226@mchsi.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 76- 79
Division: M3 (3ENG)
Date: 25 Dec 2002
Time: 22:45:10

Comments

Bill Try www.midway.org ,,,, she appears to be in San Diego as a Museum !!!!!!! Decomis. in 92


Name: bill mccoy
Email: f38dan@sentco.net
City/State: st joeseph mo
Years_Aboard: 71-75
Division: s6
Date: 25 Dec 2002
Time: 22:21:43

Comments

I want to find out about my ship, the Midway. The Coral Sea was her sister ship. I would like to see her again before she is scrapped, provided she hasn't already been scrapped. I've had no luck as yet with locating her. Can anyone out there help?? I'm stuck here in the Midwest without many informational resources.


Name: Brian Walker (Goggles)
Email: bmw226@mchsi.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 76- 79
Division: M3 (3ENG)
Date: 24 Dec 2002
Time: 23:01:36

Comments

Yo Tim Powers,,,, I am originally from Waterloo and was wondering if you are related to Bridget Powers ? If so tell her YO from Brian,, she should remember me from around 1989 before I left town for Phoenix and then eventually Des Moines.. E-me back, Later Brian Walker


Name: Bill Yannarella
Email: Byanna99@aol.com
City/State: Beverly, NJ
Years_Aboard: 1954 to 1956
Division: V2
Date: 24 Dec 2002
Time: 08:08:59

Comments

Just want to say Merry Christmas to all the Coral Sea shipmates


Name: Steve Hogle
Email: S.Hogle@worldnet.att.net
City/State: Salt Lake City, Utah
Years_Aboard: 77-81
Division: M-3 Gen
Date: 23 Dec 2002
Time: 21:39:03

Comments

Just wanted to fix my email address and again tell you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


Name: MM3 Jerry D. Jasman
Email: toebrat@hotmail.com
City/State: Marlin
Years_Aboard: 79-80 West-pac
Division: M-1
Date: 23 Dec 2002
Time: 21:06:42

Comments

Hello Steve Look at your west-pack 79-80 year book, I am right underneath your picture, LOL Funny to hear names you recognized. I was in the # 1 engine room during that time. Jerry Take Care and have a merry Christmas.


Name: POWERS, TIM
Email: IBEKICKINBACK@HOTMAIL.COM
City/State: WATERLOO IOWA
Years_Aboard: 3
Division: OPERATIONS
Date: 23 Dec 2002
Time: 20:55:29

Comments

QUIN AYE


Name: A.McClary,Jr
Email: mac_94566@yahoo.com
City/State: Pleasanton, CA
Years_Aboard: 6/61-1/63
Division: V3
Date: 23 Dec 2002
Time: 19:00:15

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Name: A.McClary,Jr
Email: mac_94566@yahoo.com
City/State: Pleasanton, CA
Years_Aboard: 6/61-1/63
Division:
Date: 23 Dec 2002
Time: 18:58:52

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Name: Pete Prelli
Email: pprelli@laffstop.com
City/State: Houston TX
Years_Aboard: 87-90
Division: Weapons
Date: 23 Dec 2002
Time: 10:20:58

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Name: kenneth s claybaugh
Email: claybken@aol.com
City/State: dawson ga
Years_Aboard: 5 months last cruise
Division: aft gally capt. ms of the month for three month
Date: 22 Dec 2002
Time: 19:46:31

Comments

I had great time on board the ship worked 14 hours a day fixing meals and the best part was all my friends. I also have the last cruise book contact me for more info. I was at the reunion in va. every one was good to see


Name: Steve Hogle
Email: S.Hogleatworldnet.att.net
City/State: Salt Lake City, Utah
Years_Aboard: 77-81
Division: M-3 "snipe" 3 Gen. 3
Date: 22 Dec 2002
Time: 11:30:25

Comments

Hey Brian, I think you took one too many spills on that old Honda of yours!!! I don,t know what the hell your talking about. No, really, I didnt take your camera. It was probably Fuller,besides that, you probably never left your locker open again,aye. "Later Bro, signed Camera Boy???


Name: Jerry D Jasman
Email: jdjasman@odessaoffice.com
City/State: Marlin WA
Years_Aboard: West-Pac 79-80
Division: M-1 (#1 engine room)
Date: 21 Dec 2002
Time: 23:30:15

Comments

Miss all my navy buddies. Looking for Rod Patterson, a very good friend of mine. Sad to see her get cut up. Saw her Sister Ship, Uss Midway the other day, and it was sure nice to have that feeling back in my blood again. Once a sailor, always a sailor. You will see me bidding on Uss Coral Sea items on E-bay. Just look for Toebrat... Take Care my shipmates and have a very Merry Christmas.


Name: Brian Walker (Goggles)
Email: bmw226@mchsi.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 76- 79
Division: M3 (3ENG)
Date: 21 Dec 2002
Time: 22:40:55

Comments

Looky here it's Camera Boy, Steve Hogle..... Still got my camera Steve !!!!!!????? E-me buddy Ahhh yes I remember it as only yesterday,, I was set to fly off the ship and never return and I made the mistake of falling asleep with my locker unlocked and ,,,, well you know the rest of the story Steve,,, Tell us all what happened,,, cause 23 yrs. later I STILL WANT TO HEAR IT !!!!


Name: Brian Walker (Goggles)
Email: bmw226@mchsi.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 76- 79
Division: M3 (3ENG)
Date: 21 Dec 2002
Time: 22:40:11

Comments

Looky here it's Camera Boy, Steve Hogle..... Still got my camera Steve !!!!!!????? E-me buddy Ahhh yes I remember it as only yesterday,, I was set to fly off the ship and never return and I made the mistake of falling asleep with my locker unlocked and ,,,, well you know the rest of the story Steve,,, Tell us all what happened,,, cause 23 yrs. later I STILL WANT TO HEAR IT !!!!


Name: Steve Hogle
Email: S.Hogleatworldnet.att.net
City/State: Salt Lake City, Utah
Years_Aboard: 77-81
Division: M-3 "snipe"
Date: 21 Dec 2002
Time: 19:39:01

Comments

just want to say hi to my once upon a time shipmates, seems to be Biondo,Frank is the only one i've kept in touch with. Merry Christmas to you all. "I Here That"


Name: ENCS Gary Wood
Email: ENCS@AOL.COM
City/State: Canyon Country CA
Years_Aboard: 1959 to 1960
Division: A Division
Date: 21 Dec 2002
Time: 17:00:53

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Name: Dan Williams
Email: dwill42@msn.com
City/State: Highland, Michigan
Years_Aboard: 77 - 80
Division: B-Div
Date: 19 Dec 2002
Time: 13:42:28

Comments

Hard to believe it's been over 20 years since those wild days. Worked for B-division in 1-Able & 1-Charley. Shipyards in 78-79 and then made a Westpac on her in early 80. What great times in the PI. Would like to hear from some old BT shipmates.


Name: Richard Carter
Email: RIBBLESSLARDO@AOL.COM
City/State: Madera,Ca.
Years_Aboard: 68-70
Division: V-3 Hanger Deck
Date: 18 Dec 2002
Time: 16:07:22

Comments

I really enjoy reading the letters from the old crew. It brings back old memories. Hey,do any of you remember the old I (heart) coral Sea Pins? We used to turn them into I'm short pins. I stil have an origional one. That is all I have left of the old lady.I just joined the Association the other day. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all who served & am still serving. May God bless you all.


Name: Ron Simon
Email: rsimon@renaissanceexteriors.com
City/State: Forest Lake, MN
Years_Aboard: 78-79
Division: X
Date: 18 Dec 2002
Time: 08:21:18

Comments

Just found the web site & looking forward to some great memories


Name: Travis King
Email: t.king3@prodigy.net
City/State: Frankston, Texas
Years_Aboard: 59-61
Division: B
Date: 17 Dec 2002
Time: 22:22:56

Comments

I was in the oil shack. Hey, Massey, Kelso, Red Beck, Harper, Taylor, Holt, Brinkerhoff, Baumer, Bray, L.G. Beck, Crossman, Chief Schofield, how's it going?


Name: Brian Walker (Goggles)
Email: bmw226@mchsi.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 76- 79
Division: M3 (3ENG)
Date: 16 Dec 2002
Time: 18:03:54

Comments

Sorry Lisa but the Coral Sea was commissioned in 1947, 2 years after WWII ended.....


Name: Lisa Baker
Email: nurse0361@msn.com
City/State: Enterprise, AL
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 15 Dec 2002
Time: 23:02:59

Comments

I am looking for a Richard D. Brown who was aboard the USS Coral Sea probably during WWII. I have something that belongs to him and would like to return it to him or his family.


Name: T. E. Hillis
Email: tedhillis@yahoo.com
City/State: North Richland Hills, Texas
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: 1st Division and OS Division
Date: 15 Dec 2002
Time: 19:47:52

Comments

I was only 18 when assigned to Recommission Training at the Navel Station in San Diego. The only bad memories I have about the time I was assigned to the Coral Sea was the trip to Washington aboard the transport ship. Although this was my second duty station, these are the memories that I treasure most.


Name: T. E. Hillis
Email: tedhillis@yahoo.com
City/State: North Richland Hills, Texas
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: 1st Division and OS Division
Date: 15 Dec 2002
Time: 19:47:25

Comments

I was only 18 when assigned to Recommission Training at the Navel Station in San Diego. The only bad memories I have about the time I was assigned to the Coral Sea was the trip to Washington aboard the transport ship. Although this was my second duty station, these are the memories that I treasure most.


Name: Rich Ross
Email: anrross@q1.net
City/State: Ottawa, OH
Years_Aboard: 87-89
Division: V-2 Cat 3
Date: 14 Dec 2002
Time: 21:11:19

Comments

Great experience. Met alot of good people. Any other former V-2 "Sea College Pukes" out there?


Name: David Haizlip
Email: dlh@rockisland.com
City/State: Deer Harbor Wa.
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Division: AIMD IM3 GROUND SUPPORT
Date: 14 Dec 2002
Time: 20:07:01

Comments

tHIS SITE IS GREAT.


Name: Lynn R. Guidry
Email: deedapop@aol.com
City/State: Baytown Texas
Years_Aboard: 31/2 62-65
Division: M-Div
Date: 13 Dec 2002
Time: 18:59:11

Comments

Worked in 3 and 4 Groups, and in the tool room with 1st class Clark and CWO Struthers.


Name: Tim van Kampen
Email: tavkampen@hotmail.com
City/State: Leiden, the Netherlands
Years_Aboard: -
Division: -
Date: 13 Dec 2002
Time: 06:30:53

Comments

excellent site!! I'm currently working on a modelling project, the f-4B of the famous Sundowner's. Also planned is a crusader of vf-111. Pics on this site have helped me a lot; wish there were more pics available of vf-111 (especially of the f-4B/N and f-8c/d/h crusader).


Name: Gary Sims
Email: geminigary@att.net
City/State: Olive Branch Mississippi
Years_Aboard: 1972-1975
Division: AIMD (IM3 DIV)
Date: 12 Dec 2002
Time: 08:44:29

Comments

Could not wait to get on and could not wait to get off. 30 years later I guess it was worth the wait.


Name: C. Thompkins
Email: CThompkins@AOL.com
City/State: Detroit,MI
Years_Aboard: 1965 - 1966
Division: 2nd Div.
Date: 12 Dec 2002
Time: 01:00:27

Comments

I served only for a short period(nov.65 - July,66) But I have many fond memories of this ship. I also left many friends, some came from basic training with me. (NTC Great Lakes,Illinois, Co.411) I'm currently searching for them and was very happy to find this organization. I'll be checking this site regularly. It's really saddening to see her in a scrapyard; and encouraging that this organization stands to retain the memory of the USS CORAL SEA.


Name: Pat Marchese
Email: ball@voicenet.com
City/State: Blue Bell, Pa
Years_Aboard: 65-68
Division: Fox
Date: 11 Dec 2002
Time: 21:22:21

Comments

Would like to hear from fellow Fox Division shipmates or anyone else. I have contacted several shipmates and the memories exchanged are priceless.


Name: Gary Moore
Email: gmoore@abccoke.com
City/State: Pinson, AL
Years_Aboard: Aug. 69 to May 72
Division: V-3
Date: 10 Dec 2002
Time: 15:19:54

Comments

I saw where Leroy Kramer had signed the logbook and wanted to respond to him. I don't know if you remember me, but I do remember you. I was a blueshirt on the 69-70 cruise. I made E-4 before the 71-72 cruise and was a director and Bay 1 PO. I also have the 69-70 cruise book but would like to find one for the 71-72 cruise. I flew off the ship to Da Nang before the cruise was complete and did not get that cruisebook. If anyone has one, please give me a shout. I would like to hear from any of the hanger deck who served from 69-72.


Name: Tom Goodwin
Email: Goodtd@msn.com
City/State: Cincinnati, Oh
Years_Aboard: 83-86
Division: V-1 division
Date: 10 Dec 2002
Time: 13:41:41

Comments

Some of the best years of my life! Looking to hear from some of the other V-1 crew...


Name: Kenneth Williams
Email: kwilliam@nycap.rr.com
City/State: Schenectady, NY
Years_Aboard: 84-87
Division: VAW-127
Date: 10 Dec 2002
Time: 10:46:37

Comments

great site brings back my first years in the navy


Name: HT 3 Bill Warman
Email: bass@vsps.com
City/State: Phoenix
Years_Aboard: 75-79
Division: R Division
Date: 09 Dec 2002
Time: 11:15:38

Comments

We had a great time onboard the Coral Sea. With leaders like Joe Lopez, and Doc we couldn't do no wrong. I remember all the people in the deck dept. Like Chief Callis (spelling) Ray Seigler, Pat Scanlin, Jerry Bolt, and Pete. All was on the Captains Gig with me. We served under Captain Frick and Rear Admiral Peck. Take care of the memories Bill


Name: HT 3 Bill Warman
Email: bass@vsps.com
City/State: Phoenix
Years_Aboard: 75-79
Division: R Division
Date: 09 Dec 2002
Time: 11:15:20

Comments

We had a great time onboard the Coral Sea. With leaders like Joe Lopez, and Doc we couldn't do no wrong. I remember all the people in the deck dept. Like Chief Callis (spelling) Ray Seigler, Pat Scanlin, Jerry Bolt, and Pete. All was on the Captains Gig with me. We served under Captain Frick and Rear Admiral Peck. Take care of the memories Bill


Name: HT 3 Bill Warman
Email: bass@vsps.com
City/State: Phoenix
Years_Aboard: 75-79
Division: R Division
Date: 09 Dec 2002
Time: 11:15:13

Comments

We had a great time onboard the Coral Sea. With leaders like Joe Lopez, and Doc we couldn't do no wrong. I remember all the people in the deck dept. Like Chief Callis (spelling) Ray Seigler, Pat Scanlin, Jerry Bolt, and Pete. All was on the Captains Gig with me. We served under Captain Frick and Rear Admiral Peck. Take care of the memories Bill


Name: HT 3 Bill Warman
Email: bass@vsps.com
City/State: Phoenix
Years_Aboard: 75-79
Division: R Division
Date: 09 Dec 2002
Time: 11:13:29

Comments

We had a great time onboard the Coral Sea. With leaders like Joe Lopez, and Doc we couldn't do no wrong. I remember all the people in the deck dept. Like Chief Callis (spelling) Ray Seigler, Pat Scanlin, Jerry Bolt, and Pete. All was on the Captains Gig with me Take care of the memories Bill


Name: Arnie Schouten
Email: arnoldschouten@aol.com
City/State: Tulsa, OK
Years_Aboard: 69-70
Division: Communications
Date: 08 Dec 2002
Time: 01:40:14

Comments

Well, I was another one of those that hated being on board. I had sixteen months left in the Navy. As the years went by, I am really proud to have been a part of her history and the opportunity to go to many different places. I would have loved to have gone aboard one more time. Thanks for the great website.


Name: Frederick
Email: Knoesel
City/State: San Angelo, Texas
Years_Aboard: 51-52
Division: S2
Date: 07 Dec 2002
Time: 14:49:08

Comments

Merry Christmas to all. Imade the 51 and 52 summer med cruises plus the spring 52 Gitmo shakedown.


Name: Roger Castle
Email: rogerc@wwd.net
City/State: Greenup, Ky.
Years_Aboard: 65-67
Division: CR
Date: 07 Dec 2002
Time: 09:45:23

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Name: MIKE HERZOG
Email: MHERZOG@UNITEDCARCARE.COM
City/State: CENTENNIAL,CO
Years_Aboard: 1981-1985
Division: V-4
Date: 06 Dec 2002
Time: 18:11:19

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Name: Larry Verbos
Email: codfather2@attbi.com
City/State: Washington State
Years_Aboard: 77-81
Division: 2 C Fireroom B- Division
Date: 04 Dec 2002
Time: 23:26:47

Comments

She is like a first love .You may not be with her anymore but she will allways be in your heart.If anyone knows where she is now please let me know by e-mail.Also looking for some of my shipmates that served with me during the late part of 1977 through 1981 .


Name: Kevin Kropf
Email: kkropf@galc.com
City/State: Cedar Rapids, IA
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 04 Dec 2002
Time: 13:52:15

Comments

I have got to get my dad Collin Kropf to get the rest of his info on here.


Name: Raymond F. Murphy
Email: rayfmurphy4@yahoo.com
City/State: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Years_Aboard: 67-68
Division: VAH-2
Date: 04 Dec 2002
Time: 13:02:40

Comments

Came onboard with VAH-2 as AK2. TAD to Ship Supply for cruise period. Enjoyed the cruise.


Name: Larry J. Sledge AE2
Email: sledge_l@msn.com
City/State: Chattanooga, Tennessee
Years_Aboard: 67-68
Division: VA 52 intermediate maintance
Date: 03 Dec 2002
Time: 18:19:50

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Name: Bill Hoskins
Email: aq115@yahoo.com
City/State: Oceanside, CA
Years_Aboard: 60-62
Division: OP
Date: 03 Dec 2002
Time: 16:58:23

Comments

Great Site - upset to see the "A" dropped from the designation on the Carrier Memorial in San Diego! Made WesPac 77.7 in OP Div. Worked for Cmdr. Thompson and L/Cdr Sumney in OPs Office.


Name: richard f hare
Email: rfamhare@hotmail.com
City/State: magalia,ca
Years_Aboard: 1959-1961
Division: b
Date: 03 Dec 2002
Time: 09:53:29

Comments

i grew up a lot in the time i spent on board.


Name: John Harper
Email: john@johnharper.com
City/State: McAllen, Texas
Years_Aboard: 59-63
Division: B
Date: 03 Dec 2002
Time: 09:30:10

Comments

Served aboard the USS Coral Sea, CVA 43, from September, 1959 (Re-commissioning Nucleus Crew), until April, 1963. “B” Division, Water & Oil Testing Lab (Oil Shack).


Name: Bennie L. Didway
Email: bdidway@msn.com
City/State: Rancho Cordova, Ca.
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 02 Dec 2002
Time: 20:27:32

Comments


Name: Rick Watson
Email: ricksterstg@hotmail.com
City/State: Phoenix, Az
Years_Aboard: 1980 to 1983
Division: Marine Detachment
Date: 02 Dec 2002
Time: 16:29:31

Comments

Sad to see the old Coral Maru is no more! Any Marines that served aboard during 80 to 83 e mail me. See ya and Semper Fi !!!!!


Name: glen preece
Email: preeceglen@hotmail
City/State: saratoga ny
Years_Aboard: 85-88
Division: a--r
Date: 02 Dec 2002
Time: 01:57:54

Comments

great site..put prices on store pages


Name: Robert Berlucchi
Email: FLHS1992@aol.com
City/State: Hypoluxo, FL
Years_Aboard: 76-78
Division: OC
Date: 30 Nov 2002
Time: 06:58:31

Comments

Homeport: NAS Alameda West Pac: 77-78 OC Division was a great crew... Now living in south Florida & still working for Uncle Sam.


Name: Mario Vittone
Email: mvittone@airstaneworleans.uscg.mil
City/State: New Orleans, LA
Years_Aboard: 85-89
Division: IM-3
Date: 29 Nov 2002
Time: 20:34:57

Comments

Funny thing, after all these years, I can only remember how much fun I had. But, when I was there..I complained alot. Strange.


Name: Joel Carranza
Email: joel.carranza@pacebus.com
City/State: Chicago
Years_Aboard: 84-87
Division: A-Ganger
Date: 29 Nov 2002
Time: 17:32:32

Comments

Forward and Aft Diesels, great site!


Name: JOHN F. DINMORE
Email: JFDinmore@att.net
City/State: UPPER BLACK EDDY, PA.
Years_Aboard: 52-53
Division: A
Date: 29 Nov 2002
Time: 11:50:19

Comments


Name: David F. Seeney
Email: seeneyd2@mchsi.com
City/State: Lebo, Kansas
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Division: M (#2 Engine room)
Date: 29 Nov 2002
Time: 06:00:28

Comments


Name: Gary Gorman
Email: nypd24423@aol.com
City/State: Brooklyn NY
Years_Aboard: Sorry US Army
Division:
Date: 28 Nov 2002
Time: 18:39:05

Comments

Trying to locate a former sailor Raymond Bennett for a family member. He should be about 35 now and served on the USS Coral Sea about 15 years ago. Any info would be appreciated. Lived in Hicksville Long Island after his naval service. Thank you.


Name:
Email: VALLEYFORGE45@JUNO.COM
City/State: LAKE STATION IN
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 28 Nov 2002
Time: 17:16:41

Comments


Name:
Email: VALLEYFORGE45@JUNO.COM
City/State: LAKE STATION IN
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 28 Nov 2002
Time: 17:16:40

Comments


Name: John Brunner
Email: brunner@gnv.fdt.net
City/State: Gainesville, FL
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 28 Nov 2002
Time: 13:19:48

Comments

My good friend served aboard the Coral Sea in the Mid 60's. He relishes his time in the navy and remembers fondly his service on the Coral Sea.


Name: Roger S. Bartholomew
Email: RBarth0956@aol.com
City/State: Kennewick, Washington
Years_Aboard: 73-77
Division: G Flight Deck Crew
Date: 27 Nov 2002
Time: 23:52:25

Comments

What are the dues? How do I join?


Name: Roger S. Bartholomew
Email: rbarth0956@aol.com
City/State: Kennewick, WA
Years_Aboard: 1973-1977
Division: G
Date: 27 Nov 2002
Time: 23:37:53

Comments

Looks intersting


Name: Mike Walker
Email: mikewalker4@aol.com
City/State: Yukon,OK
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: V-1 Rep.8
Date: 27 Nov 2002
Time: 22:10:05

Comments

As Secretary of the Association I have all the new and renewal membership cards ready and will mail them out with the Breeze, to save on postage as the Breeze is due out in a couple of weeks. If you have anything you would like to share with your shipmates in the breeze please E-mail me or regular mail to USS CORAL SEA ASSOCIATION, PO Box 850690, Yukon,OK. 73085-0690. In about a week we will have a toll free number for you to contact me: 1-866-206-9392


Name: Leroy Kramer
Email: llkramer@midusa.net
City/State: Hutchinson, Kansas
Years_Aboard: 1967-May 1970
Division: V-3
Date: 27 Nov 2002
Time: 18:00:15

Comments

I worked in the V-3 Division Office. I have the ships Cruise Books for the years: 66/67,67/68, 68/69, 69/70. Would enjoy hearing from anyone during this time period.


Name: Leroy Kramer
Email: llkramer@midusa.net
City/State: Hutchinson, Kansas
Years_Aboard: 1967-
Division:
Date: 27 Nov 2002
Time: 17:52:32

Comments


Name:
Email: tmfindley@yahoo.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 27 Nov 2002
Time: 11:27:57

Comments

Former Marine, later ABC correspondent aboard as VIP.. Best in the West. Miss her and miss SF's due allegiance.


Name: Tim Findley
Email: tmfindley@yahoo.com
City/State: Fallon, NV
Years_Aboard: 68
Division:
Date: 27 Nov 2002
Time: 11:25:37

Comments


Name: Louis H. Prinz III, MCPO/USN/RET
Email: LHPRINZ@YAHOO.COM
City/State: OKINAWA, JAPAN
Years_Aboard: 78-80
Division: OP
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 21:25:31

Comments

OP Division Photo Chief...


Name: Lindsay
Email: washandshine@aol.com
City/State: NY
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 18:20:00

Comments

My grandfather, Howard Richard Phillips was on the USS Coral Sea from 1951-1953. I do not know what division he was in. If anyone, by any chance knows him (knew him, contact me, please. Great Site!


Name: D. TONYE HORTON
Email: Dekater.Horton@medva.gov
City/State: DALLAS, TEXAS
Years_Aboard: NOV.-73 THRU JUL-77
Division: "B" DIVISION 4-BAKER & 1-CHARLIE FIREROOMS
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 07:08:45

Comments

HELLO TO ALL THE PAST SHIPMATES OF THE "CORAL-MARU" CVA-43.I WAS ASSIGNED TO 4-B FIREROOM AND 1-CHARLIE . UNDER BT-1 SANDERS AND BTC LEWIS. BT-1 KERRY,BT-2 CHING,BT2 WICKLIFFE.OSCAR REEFER,BT-3 ZINN, BT-2 CARL CHARLES,BT-1 MANGUM, LEROY JOHNSON,OTIS ALEXANDER,BT-2 MCGEE,JOE Q. JONES HT,BTFN SALVI,RON SPLEITHOFF,BT-2 CANDY, AND SO MANY OTHER GUTS THAT MADE A DEFINATE IMPACT ON THE LIFE OF A LITTLE COUNTRY BOY FM THE HILLS OF TENNESSEE. THERE WERE THE CAPTAINS; FRICK THE PRI--!,THE SHELL BACK INITIATIONS; THE SEA BAT IN THE HANGER BAY, THE LONG CHOW LINES. THE RIOTS IN THE DOGGIE DINER WHERE WE HAD TO GO TO GQ. THE UNREP'S AT SEA. BM MASTER CHEIF HOBBS WITH 50 YEARS SERVICE.THE GOLD ANCHORS,THE APPRECIATION PARTY FM OLONGAPO,CITY. THE SANPUGITA CLUB THAT SERVED SOUL FOOD. THE SOUL TAVERN, THE CLOUD NINE, THE HARLEM CLUBS IN THE JUNGLE.THE NEW JOLO CLUB. THE CURFEW AT 11. THE TRIP TO PERTH WHERE THE X-O AND SO MANY OF US MISSED SHIP MOVEMENT AND SERVED OUR RESTRICTION AT SEA.THE DAIL A SAILOR IN AUSTRALIA.THE FIGHTS AT HUNTERS POINT. THE DECOMMISSIONING OF THE ORISKANY, AND THE HANCOCK.THE EM CLUB IN ALAMEDA.THE RICKSHAW IN SAN FRAN. THE FLIGHT DECK INSPECTION IN 76' WITH ALL THE FANFARE.SO MANY OTHER MEMORIES THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. THIS SHIP AND ITS CREW WAS MY HOME FOR OVER 3 YRS. IT MADE ME A MAN AND I FORMED FRIENDSHIPS THAT HAVE LASTED ME A LIFETIME. THERE ARE SOME GUYS THAT HAVE COME THRU THE VA HOSPITAL HERE WHO HAVE SERVED WITH ME. I NEVER KNEW GOD'S HAND WAS MOLDING MY LIFE WITH THE THINGS I LEARNED ON THIS CARRIER. LIGHTING FIRES OFF THE FIRE-BOX FLOOR. 2-11'S AND A 15 WITH A FULL MIKE. STANDING CHECKMAN ON THE UPPER LEVEL AND CHECKING SHAFT ALLEYS ON 6 AND 6. THE DONUT WATCH ON THE PIER. I AM NOW OVER THE MAINTENANCE AT THE BOILER/CHILLER PLANT AT THE DALLAS VA HOSPITAL AND I NEVER THOUGHT I'D WANT TO SEE ANOTHER BOILER. BUT WHAT I LEARNED AND HOW I PAID MY DUES ON THAT OLE' GIRL HAS ALLOWED ME TO RAISE 4 KIDS AND TAKEN ME THRU DEAR JOHN LETTERS AND TWO MARRIAGES. I THANK GOD FOR MEN LIKE ALL OF YOU AND NOW STAND IN THE PULPIT OF MY CHURCH AND PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITHOUT COMPROMISE. YOU SEE GOD HAD HIS HAND ON US. SO MANY TIMES WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE DIED HE SPARED OUR LIVES FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. AS OUR NATION FACES THE HATRED AND DISDAIN OF OTHER COUNTRIES MY MIND GOES BACK TO WHEN THAT LITTLE GREEN I.D. CARD WAS YOUR PASSPORT TO THE WORLD AND THOSE COUNTRIES WE VISITED EMBRACED US . WE HAD SO MUCH TO BE PROUD OF WEARING THAT CRACKER-JACK UNIFORM; THEY LOVED US. THOSE WERE THE DAYS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU....MIN. D. TONYE HORTON DALLAS TEXAS


Name: D. TONYE HORTON
Email: Dekater.Horton@medva.gov
City/State: DALLAS, TEXAS
Years_Aboard: NOV.-73 THRU JUL-77
Division: "B" DIVISION 4-BAKER & 1-CHARLIE FIREROOMS
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 07:08:42

Comments

HELLO TO ALL THE PAST SHIPMATES OF THE "CORAL-MARU" CVA-43.I WAS ASSIGNED TO 4-B FIREROOM AND 1-CHARLIE . UNDER BT-1 SANDERS AND BTC LEWIS. BT-1 KERRY,BT-2 CHING,BT2 WICKLIFFE.OSCAR REEFER,BT-3 ZINN, BT-2 CARL CHARLES,BT-1 MANGUM, LEROY JOHNSON,OTIS ALEXANDER,BT-2 MCGEE,JOE Q. JONES HT,BTFN SALVI,RON SPLEITHOFF,BT-2 CANDY, AND SO MANY OTHER GUTS THAT MADE A DEFINATE IMPACT ON THE LIFE OF A LITTLE COUNTRY BOY FM THE HILLS OF TENNESSEE. THERE WERE THE CAPTAINS; FRICK THE PRI--!,THE SHELL BACK INITIATIONS; THE SEA BAT IN THE HANGER BAY, THE LONG CHOW LINES. THE RIOTS IN THE DOGGIE DINER WHERE WE HAD TO GO TO GQ. THE UNREP'S AT SEA. BM MASTER CHEIF HOBBS WITH 50 YEARS SERVICE.THE GOLD ANCHORS,THE APPRECIATION PARTY FM OLONGAPO,CITY. THE SANPUGITA CLUB THAT SERVED SOUL FOOD. THE SOUL TAVERN, THE CLOUD NINE, THE HARLEM CLUBS IN THE JUNGLE.THE NEW JOLO CLUB. THE CURFEW AT 11. THE TRIP TO PERTH WHERE THE X-O AND SO MANY OF US MISSED SHIP MOVEMENT AND SERVED OUR RESTRICTION AT SEA.THE DAIL A SAILOR IN AUSTRALIA.THE FIGHTS AT HUNTERS POINT. THE DECOMMISSIONING OF THE ORISKANY, AND THE HANCOCK.THE EM CLUB IN ALAMEDA.THE RICKSHAW IN SAN FRAN. THE FLIGHT DECK INSPECTION IN 76' WITH ALL THE FANFARE.SO MANY OTHER MEMORIES THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. THIS SHIP AND ITS CREW WAS MY HOME FOR OVER 3 YRS. IT MADE ME A MAN AND I FORMED FRIENDSHIPS THAT HAVE LASTED ME A LIFETIME. THERE ARE SOME GUYS THAT HAVE COME THRU THE VA HOSPITAL HERE WHO HAVE SERVED WITH ME. I NEVER KNEW GOD'S HAND WAS MOLDING MY LIFE WITH THE THINGS I LEARNED ON THIS CARRIER. LIGHTING FIRES OFF THE FIRE-BOX FLOOR. 2-11'S AND A 15 WITH A FULL MIKE. STANDING CHECKMAN ON THE UPPER LEVEL AND CHECKING SHAFT ALLEYS ON 6 AND 6. THE DONUT WATCH ON THE PIER. I AM NOW OVER THE MAINTENANCE AT THE BOILER/CHILLER PLANT AT THE DALLAS VA HOSPITAL AND I NEVER THOUGHT I'D WANT TO SEE ANOTHER BOILER. BUT WHAT I LEARNED AND HOW I PAID MY DUES ON THAT OLE' GIRL HAS ALLOWED ME TO RAISE 4 KIDS AND TAKEN ME THRU DEAR JOHN LETTERS AND TWO MARRIAGES. I THANK GOD FOR MEN LIKE ALL OF YOU AND NOW STAND IN THE PULPIT OF MY CHURCH AND PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITHOUT COMPROMISE. YOU SEE GOD HAD HIS HAND ON US. SO MANY TIMES WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE DIED HE SPARED OUR LIVES FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. AS OUR NATION FACES THE HATRED AND DISDAIN OF OTHER COUNTRIES MY MIND GOES BACK TO WHEN THAT LITTLE GREEN I.D. CARD WAS YOUR PASSPORT TO THE WORLD AND THOSE COUNTRIES WE VISITED EMBRACED US . WE HAD SO MUCH TO BE PROUD OF WEARING THAT CRACKER-JACK UNIFORM; THEY LOVED US. THOSE WERE THE DAYS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU....MIN. D. TONYE HORTON DALLAS TEXAS


Name: D. TONYE HORTON
Email: Dekater.Horton@medva.gov
City/State: DALLAS, TEXAS
Years_Aboard: NOV.-73 THRU JUL-77
Division: "B" DIVISION 4-BAKER & 1-CHARLIE FIREROOMS
Date: 26 Nov 2002
Time: 07:08:39

Comments

HELLO TO ALL THE PAST SHIPMATES OF THE "CORAL-MARU" CVA-43.I WAS ASSIGNED TO 4-B FIREROOM AND 1-CHARLIE . UNDER BT-1 SANDERS AND BTC LEWIS. BT-1 KERRY,BT-2 CHING,BT2 WICKLIFFE.OSCAR REEFER,BT-3 ZINN, BT-2 CARL CHARLES,BT-1 MANGUM, LEROY JOHNSON,OTIS ALEXANDER,BT-2 MCGEE,JOE Q. JONES HT,BTFN SALVI,RON SPLEITHOFF,BT-2 CANDY, AND SO MANY OTHER GUTS THAT MADE A DEFINATE IMPACT ON THE LIFE OF A LITTLE COUNTRY BOY FM THE HILLS OF TENNESSEE. THERE WERE THE CAPTAINS; FRICK THE PRI--!,THE SHELL BACK INITIATIONS; THE SEA BAT IN THE HANGER BAY, THE LONG CHOW LINES. THE RIOTS IN THE DOGGIE DINER WHERE WE HAD TO GO TO GQ. THE UNREP'S AT SEA. BM MASTER CHEIF HOBBS WITH 50 YEARS SERVICE.THE GOLD ANCHORS,THE APPRECIATION PARTY FM OLONGAPO,CITY. THE SANPUGITA CLUB THAT SERVED SOUL FOOD. THE SOUL TAVERN, THE CLOUD NINE, THE HARLEM CLUBS IN THE JUNGLE.THE NEW JOLO CLUB. THE CURFEW AT 11. THE TRIP TO PERTH WHERE THE X-O AND SO MANY OF US MISSED SHIP MOVEMENT AND SERVED OUR RESTRICTION AT SEA.THE DAIL A SAILOR IN AUSTRALIA.THE FIGHTS AT HUNTERS POINT. THE DECOMMISSIONING OF THE ORISKANY, AND THE HANCOCK.THE EM CLUB IN ALAMEDA.THE RICKSHAW IN SAN FRAN. THE FLIGHT DECK INSPECTION IN 76' WITH ALL THE FANFARE.SO MANY OTHER MEMORIES THAT I WILL NEVER FORGET. THIS SHIP AND ITS CREW WAS MY HOME FOR OVER 3 YRS. IT MADE ME A MAN AND I FORMED FRIENDSHIPS THAT HAVE LASTED ME A LIFETIME. THERE ARE SOME GUYS THAT HAVE COME THRU THE VA HOSPITAL HERE WHO HAVE SERVED WITH ME. I NEVER KNEW GOD'S HAND WAS MOLDING MY LIFE WITH THE THINGS I LEARNED ON THIS CARRIER. LIGHTING FIRES OFF THE FIRE-BOX FLOOR. 2-11'S AND A 15 WITH A FULL MIKE. STANDING CHECKMAN ON THE UPPER LEVEL AND CHECKING SHAFT ALLEYS ON 6 AND 6. THE DONUT WATCH ON THE PIER. I AM NOW OVER THE MAINTENANCE AT THE BOILER/CHILLER PLANT AT THE DALLAS VA HOSPITAL AND I NEVER THOUGHT I'D WANT TO SEE ANOTHER BOILER. BUT WHAT I LEARNED AND HOW I PAID MY DUES ON THAT OLE' GIRL HAS ALLOWED ME TO RAISE 4 KIDS AND TAKEN ME THRU DEAR JOHN LETTERS AND TWO MARRIAGES. I THANK GOD FOR MEN LIKE ALL OF YOU AND NOW STAND IN THE PULPIT OF MY CHURCH AND PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST WITHOUT COMPROMISE. YOU SEE GOD HAD HIS HAND ON US. SO MANY TIMES WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE DIED HE SPARED OUR LIVES FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. AS OUR NATION FACES THE HATRED AND DISDAIN OF OTHER COUNTRIES MY MIND GOES BACK TO WHEN THAT LITTLE GREEN I.D. CARD WAS YOUR PASSPORT TO THE WORLD AND THOSE COUNTRIES WE VISITED EMBRACED US . WE HAD SO MUCH TO BE PROUD OF WEARING THAT CRACKER-JACK UNIFORM; THEY LOVED US. THOSE WERE THE DAYS. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU....MIN. D. TONYE HORTON DALLAS TEXAS


Name: Stephen Demeritt
Email: Stephendem3@aol.com
City/State: Nashua New Hampshire
Years_Aboard: 1983-1987
Division: S-5
Date: 25 Nov 2002
Time: 13:26:22

Comments

It was a great time to serve aboard Coral sea. The first Ice hockey team to serve aboard her. I am trying to get in touch with Dan O'Neill or any one with the hockey team. It was heart breaking to hear she was sold for scrap. She diserved better then she got. Not to many other ships could have made it through that night we hit the oil tanker.


Name: Chuck Moore
Email: cfmoore@ideafamilies.org
City/State: Willow, Alaska
Years_Aboard: Westpac 77
Division: VF 191
Date: 25 Nov 2002
Time: 00:43:05

Comments

Flew Phantoms off the Coral Maru as a Ltjg. Remember it like yesterday. My CO and XO were both 8 year Vietnam POW's. I retired in 92. Thanks for the great site.


Name: Michael Summers
Email: soonerrunner@hotmail.com
City/State: Ardmore, OK
Years_Aboard: 71-74
Division: QM3
Date: 23 Nov 2002
Time: 21:05:33

Comments

I am doing this for my dad Michael Summers because he doesn't know how to use a computer. He would like to get in touch with any one who served with him.


Name: GEORGE HAASE
Email: GHAASE@MSN.COM
City/State: TAMPA .FLA.
Years_Aboard: 56/57
Division: V-1 PRI FLY
Date: 21 Nov 2002
Time: 18:33:18

Comments


Name: Terry Riessen
Email: tmriessen@aol.com
City/State: Stockton, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 61-62
Division: V-6Was
Date: 21 Nov 2002
Time: 15:46:18

Comments

Was on 2 Far East cruises. Great time, and wouldn't trade it for anything. Many great times and memories.


Name: John Hubbard
Email: bowhunt307@aol.com
City/State: Bentonville, AR
Years_Aboard: 83-85
Division: Medical
Date: 21 Nov 2002
Time: 14:32:05

Comments


Name: William D. Ravgiala, Jr.
Email: wravgiala@lucent.com
City/State: Manchester, New Hampshire
Years_Aboard: 1960-61
Division: VMA 121 A4D Skyhawks
Date: 20 Nov 2002
Time: 08:23:33

Comments

Trained aboard with the Skyhawks and LABS bombing techniques. South China Sea and Subic Bay where we participated in the South East Asian Aerial competition, US Navy Marine Team Flying Brothers 1960 with CMDR Gendron leading the team. Greatest time of my life,,, WDR Jr. GySgt USMC(Ret.)


Name: Richard Carter
Email: RIBLESSLARDO@AOL.COM
City/State: Madera, California
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Division: V-3
Date: 18 Nov 2002
Time: 21:40:11

Comments

I would like to find out how to join your Association. I would also like to know if anyone out there, knows where I could buy a copy of: The ShipBook WestPac 1969-1970. Great Web Site! Rich.


Name: john michael griffin
Email: griffkoom@aol.com
City/State: aurora colorado
Years_Aboard: 1985-1986
Division: air v-4
Date: 18 Nov 2002
Time: 14:16:08

Comments


Name: Dean E. King
Email: klhatch@tellurian.net
City/State: Morrisville, PA
Years_Aboard: 52-55
Division: E
Date: 17 Nov 2002
Time: 13:46:13

Comments


Name: john moncho
Email: cash47@msn.com
City/State: tampa fl
Years_Aboard: 67 69
Division: g
Date: 17 Nov 2002
Time: 12:57:55

Comments


Name: FRANK BIONDO
Email: TRUKINDOODAMAN@MSN.COM
City/State: SAN LEANDRO , CA.
Years_Aboard: 1977- 1981
Division: M-3 DIV, # 3 SCREW CREW
Date: 17 Nov 2002
Time: 11:58:40

Comments

I LOVE THE SIGHT GUYS!! GREAT JOB, WELL I GUESS IVE SIGNED THIS BEFORE, BUT IM GOING TO UPDATE IT!, WAS ONBOARD 77-81, HAD A GREAT TIME!!YES I GUESS I AM CRAZY?????, ANYONE WHO WAS ON BOARD WITH ME IN THEM DAYS FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME!, STILL LOOKING FOR RICK MARTIR CORTEZ??, DOUG KAUFMANN IF U DONT GET THE EMAIL I SENT U?, EMAIL ME AT THIS ADRESS, OK???


Name: Vernon R. Holderman
Email: MJKDLK@msn.com
City/State: 174 Dix Run Road Julian Pa. 16844
Years_Aboard: 1952-1955
Division: A
Date: 16 Nov 2002
Time: 09:52:05

Comments


Name: Charles Beneventi "Ben"
Email: bnvnt@msn.com
City/State: Peoria,ILLINOIS
Years_Aboard: 1984-1988
Division: V-1 Crash& Salvage
Date: 16 Nov 2002
Time: 08:06:08

Comments

Any crash members out there? Troy "water head "Howell or Mike "the NOID" Nowiki anywhere to be found? Those were the best time I have ever had. Thanx to all that I served with.A great bunch of shipmates. And the greatest boat that ever sailed!GOD bless America!


Name: Brian Walker (Goggles)
Email: bmw226@mchsi.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 76- 79
Division: M3 (3ENG)
Date: 16 Nov 2002
Time: 01:43:41

Comments

Anyone out there from the "Ole 3 Screw" ???? E-me Signed,,,,, I had her going 36 Knots,,,,,full power run on my last watch as throttleman (Summer 79-Gonzo Station)and sucked them Boilers right off the line,,, sorry B-Div,,, it was the last time before they flew me off for court martial... I had to do it !!!!!! Later, Brian


Name: Stephen Demeritt
Email: stephendem3@aol.com
City/State: Nashua New Hampshire
Years_Aboard: 1984-1990
Division: S-5
Date: 15 Nov 2002
Time: 22:00:14

Comments


Name: Martin "Squiki" Fierro
Email: malfierro@aol.com
City/State: Rocklin CA
Years_Aboard: 85 - 89
Division: G-1 then G-2
Date: 15 Nov 2002
Time: 17:21:45

Comments

AO3 Squiki here!! What great memories the Coral Marooo brought. The "Line of Death" was a particular fun time. Being able to build bombs and NOT have to tear them down. Once they went up, they never came back. Many of us signed the bombs and spray painted statments on them. Like: "I flew 10 thousand miles to smoke a camel." The only thing that came back was the yellow gear that always needed to be worked on.


Name: Pat McRae
Email: pat.mcrae@conwaycorp.net
City/State: Conway,AR
Years_Aboard: 59-63
Division: V-1
Date: 15 Nov 2002
Time: 11:36:35

Comments

Looking for Donald E.Grayson & Al Mitchell both V-1 Divison 59-63.


Name: Braxton Earl Teague
Email: braxton@attbi.com
City/State: Richardson, Tx
Years_Aboard: 55-56
Division: V-1-F Repair 8 PO
Date: 14 Nov 2002
Time: 20:03:27

Comments

I have only been to 2 reunions, but I do recommend all to make one. The association is doing a fine job!


Name: Sandra Kissee Brown
Email: sbrown0824@netzero.net
City/State: Lansing, Michigan
Years_Aboard: 1972-1973
Division: data processing
Date: 14 Nov 2002
Time: 18:24:43

Comments

My brother Ronald C. Kissee was on the Coral Sea sometime in 1972-1973. He was in Data Processing. I would be interested in chatting with anyone who knew my brother during his time on board. He is having some medical issues and we are wondering if something happened to him while he was on the ship or on liberty. Please contact me, it's very important to the family and we want to help him. Thank you for your cooperation.


Name: David D. Eggers
Email: DEggersSR@aol.com
City/State: Vancouver, WA
Years_Aboard: 1956-1957
Division: V-6
Date: 14 Nov 2002
Time: 18:04:17

Comments

I came aboard in Genoa, Italy and completed the Med cruise, the trip back to Norfolk and then around the Horn to Bremerton, WA. On the way around the horn, we stopped at Santos, Brazil, Valpariso, Chile, and Panama. From there we went to Tacoma, WA and my folks got to ride with us to Bremerton. We were so lucky to make that cruise. Except for the Suez Crisis, it was all peace time and it was like a pleasure cruise. I even have a picture of me leaning against a column in the Parthenon in Greece.


Name: David. D. Eggers
Email: DEggersSR@aol.com
City/State: Vancouver, WA
Years_Aboard: 1956-1957
Division:
Date: 13 Nov 2002
Time: 16:19:16

Comments

I went aboard the ship at Genoa, Italy and completed the Med cruise. From the Med, we went to Norfolk, Virginia and then around the Horn to Bremerton, Washington so the ship could have an angled flight deck installed. From there I was transferred to FASRON 114 at Kodiak, Alaska.


Name: David D. Eggers
Email: DEggersSR@aol.com
City/State: Vancouver, WA
Years_Aboard: 1956-1957
Division: V-6
Date: 13 Nov 2002
Time: 16:13:04

Comments

I went aboard in Genoa, Italy and made the rest of the Med cruise. When we levft the Med, we went to Norfolk, Virginia and then around the horn to Bremerton, Washinton. The ship went in there to have an angled deck installed. After we arrived there, I was transferred to Fasron 114 in Kodiak, Alaska.


Name: Charles Mottet
Email: cmottet336@earthlink,net
City/State: Scottsdale Az
Years_Aboard: 71-73
Division: VF-51
Date: 13 Nov 2002
Time: 15:36:42

Comments


Name: Ralph Osburn
Email: osburnjrl@intercorp.com
City/State: Enid,Ok.
Years_Aboard: 1961-1963
Division: V-1 Div. Fly 1
Date: 13 Nov 2002
Time: 01:31:38

Comments

Looking for Simpson, Zelesdolf, and other V-1 from `61-`63. Hello Harness


Name: CPL James A Christensen
Email: jchristensen@look.ca
City/State: Vancouver, Canada
Years_Aboard: 82-84
Division: Marine Det.
Date: 12 Nov 2002
Time: 20:21:09

Comments


Name: Michael C. D'Angelo
Email: mciddan@hotmail.com
City/State: Reno, NV
Years_Aboard: 86-89
Division: Weapons
Date: 12 Nov 2002
Time: 19:02:06

Comments

Gosh do I remember Khadaffi!


Name: John Granlund
Email: Johngranlund@msn.com
City/State: Maryland
Years_Aboard: Fall 1986
Division: VQ-2
Date: 12 Nov 2002
Time: 12:44:44

Comments

My first ship, what a thrill, especially flying on the infamous "Whale"! It was an experience I'll carry with me forever. I have many photos of those weeks aboard her in the Med and now delight in showing my kid what his Dad did in the 80s... I recenly retired as a CWO, but always considered my days as a CTI2 on the Whale as some of my happiest in the Navy! John


Name: Bill Eannetta
Email: cvb43@rochester.rr.com
City/State: Waterloo, New York 13165
Years_Aboard: 49-50
Division: OC Div.
Date: 12 Nov 2002
Time: 07:48:54

Comments

great web site. one of the best!!


Name: Paul Nelson
Email: col49er@knownet.net
City/State: Conneaut, Oh., formerly Lodi, Ca
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Division: M and R
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Time: 18:55:32

Comments

This is a great site, sent to me by my son ETC (SS) Paul Nelson Jr. I have found an old great friend from them days in here, and others that I knew, and am going to contact. Sure had some great times on here, and met lots of great people, and lots of great ports. I served in #2 engine room, then in the pipe shop in R division. Hope to hear from anyone who remembers me.


Name: Paul Nelson
Email: col49er@knownet.net
City/State: Conneaut, Oh, formerly Lodi, Ca
Years_Aboard: 67-69
Division:
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Time: 18:49:14

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Name: Ollen Langston LCDR MSC
Email: langston@tele-net.net
City/State: Yerington, NV 89447
Years_Aboard: 63-65
Division: H Div (Division Officer)
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Time: 15:51:48

Comments

Lots of interesting reading in the comments section...Most of my memories are about the various calamities (injuries) on board...Two major operations on board, and many many appendectomies...and J Drennan (later USS Midway Sr Medical Officer) became a circum-centurion....figure that out...REmember..on that 331 day druise that there were NO fatalities aboard the ship...Unfortunately Too many pilots didn't come back..


Name: Matthew Olszewski
Email: mvocv43@yahoo.com
City/State: skaneateles ny
Years_Aboard: 78-81
Division: IM1?
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Time: 15:17:34

Comments

Some of the fondest times of my life were the years on that old boat. I was assigned to the COD crew. Pardon my question after my division, I went on and spent the next 17 years in the Army Reserve as a helicopter crew man. My Navy knowledge got lost in the army green. But the Coral Sea was probably the most exciting time of my life. It has giving me the sense of duty and love of country that I see lacking with so many in todays world.


Name: John W. Spires
Email: spires@blanchardmachinery.com
City/State: Lexington, SC
Years_Aboard: 84-88
Division: "A" Division
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Time: 09:55:37

Comments

I spent a little over 4 years on board. I was a MM3 and then a MM2 with "A" Division. I'll never forget the friends I had or the Lybian Conflict but my most recited memory has to do with the Ecuadorian oil tanker collision. The day after the Collision I was told to do Winch checks to prepare for refueling so we could return to Norfolk. When I went out on the Sponson to do the Winch check the Winch was gone. Several weeks later while on watch in the "A" Division office I got a call that there was a package on the pier for "A" Division. When I went down to get it I found not a package, but a large crate. The contents? The Winch that we assumed was at the bottom of the Ocean had fallen on the tanker and was returned by the Ecuadorians. If any of the old "A gangers" are out there feel free to contact me. I'd love to hear from you.


Name: Henry Rato
Email: hpr43@earthlink.net
City/State: Los Angeles, CA
Years_Aboard: 85-88
Division: EX and X
Date: 11 Nov 2002
Time: 07:56:11

Comments

What an awesome website! Great to see comments from those I remember serving with! It's truly sad to see this mighty ship with a proud history meet a fate so undeserving(pics of her dismantling can be seen at www.navsource.org/aircraftcarriers/usscoralsea. I bet if the Association found out about the Navy's decision to scrap,a campaign to save her may have begun. My hats off to every shipmate in the roster, especially those who served on Yankee Station(i.e.Rolling Thunder,Linebacker I&II..mining of Haiphong;and the SS Mayaguez rescue in '75). As today is Veteran's Day 2002, let us shipmates reminisce with brimming pride the Coral Sea's proud and distinguish record of answering America's call to duty. Where there was a crisis or conflict, she was there to answer "can do". We the former sailors who sailed on her must not forget that we not only made U.S. history, but also secured USS Coral Sea's berth in U.S. naval history.


Name: Kenneth L Coons
Email: carolacoons2002@yahoo.com
City/State: Skingerlands,NY
Years_Aboard: 1953-1954
Division: Torpedo's Mens Mate
Date: 10 Nov 2002
Time: 16:39:58

Comments

Trying to find sweatshirts and or teeshirts to buy reflecting the Coral Sea


Name: Nick Hess IC-3
Email: njhess@bright.net
City/State: Coldwater,Ohio
Years_Aboard: 1967 - 1970
Division: E V-2 KCVA-TV PLAT
Date: 10 Nov 2002
Time: 12:47:46

Comments

would like to hear from old friends.... i made 3 west-pac tours on the Coral Sea....


Name: Roger Castle
Email: rogerc@wwd.net
City/State: Greenup, Ky.
Years_Aboard: Apr 1965- Aor 1967
Division: CR
Date: 10 Nov 2002
Time: 08:19:34

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Name: Brian Walker (Goggles)
Email: bmw226@mchsi.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 76- 79
Division: M-- 3 Engine
Date: 09 Nov 2002
Time: 18:16:07

Comments

Sad to see the Pic's of her last days !!!! I spent a lot of time in the brig, got to know all the Jar heads thou.. Great Guys. Have kept in touch with a few but where is Chuck Caswell, Tom(Bama)Davis, Randy Randall, Steve Hague, Buckholtz and the rest of 3 Engine. Chief Louie-- You suck then and you suck now.... Hope to hear from ya all, Brian Walker


Name: Michael W. Perry
Email: Boosdad@peoplepc.com
City/State: Festus, MO
Years_Aboard: 74-75
Division: 2 Charlie Fireroom
Date: 08 Nov 2002
Time: 22:32:51

Comments

Miss the old girl


Name: richard s shuffleton
Email: rssjas@zianet.com
City/State: alto nm 88312
Years_Aboard: 1962-66
Division: fox
Date: 07 Nov 2002
Time: 23:19:49

Comments

I would like anyone with pictures or stories to write....


Name: Tom Mastel
Email: tjmastel@msn.com
City/State: Grand Forks, ND
Years_Aboard: 87-89
Division: V2
Date: 07 Nov 2002
Time: 14:24:35

Comments

Great web page.


Name: Jim Keller
Email: wvmtjim@aol.com
City/State: Salem,Oregon
Years_Aboard: 1967-1969
Division: OE Div
Date: 06 Nov 2002
Time: 16:28:18

Comments

Would like to hear from any of my old shipmates


Name: Mike Geier
Email: MGeier356@aol.com
City/State: Harmony, NJ
Years_Aboard: 81-84
Division: B
Date: 05 Nov 2002
Time: 22:01:39

Comments

Great site. Great ship in the greatest Navy in the world.


Name: Mike Geier
Email: MGeier356@aol.com
City/State: Harmony, NJ
Years_Aboard: 81-84
Division: B
Date: 05 Nov 2002
Time: 22:01:04

Comments

Great site. Great ship is the greatest Navy in the world.


Name: Fred Abramaitys
Email: Fga59 @aol
City/State: Niagara falls N.Y.
Years_Aboard: (65-68)
Division: O I
Date: 05 Nov 2002
Time: 09:53:57

Comments

Looking forward to communicating with anyone from OI division that served between Oct of 66 thru Sept of 68.


Name: RICH LOVIN
Email: N7VIY@YAHOO.COM
City/State: OREGON
Years_Aboard: 69
Division: ENGINEERING
Date: 04 Nov 2002
Time: 21:19:20

Comments

I was an MM2 - machinist mate 2nd class. I was part of the Evaporator crew - we made all the fresh water for crew, propulsion, and catapults. No jet jocks got off the deck without our water. I am looking for Gilbert Tiemann from the Evap gang. Being on the Coral Sea was an experience and the only time I have been in a war zone (except for East L.A.)


Name: Joe Land
Email: trentonbuzzsaw@aol.com
City/State: Trenton NJ
Years_Aboard: 79-82
Division: SS05
Date: 04 Nov 2002
Time: 08:39:40

Comments

Where are all the stewburners? How about the comshaw (sp.) As a cook I would comshaw my laundry. Passing by all the guys toting those huge nylon sacks full of laundry! Seen a guy get tarred & feathered 2 decks below S5, between aft wardroom & galley on the port side. The perps looked up & saw me-"yer next" he said, I split the scene & left it clean! I remember walking by the Coral Sea for the first time in Bremerton. "I'm a cook on this!!" I said aloud! Bremerton! Watta town! I lived in the church run Serviceman's Center downtown for a spell. That was different! Port Orchard, Seattle... rained all the time!


Name: Richard A. Carter
Email: RIBLESSLARDO@AOL.COM
City/State: Madera, California
Years_Aboard: July 1968 to May 1970
Division: V-3 Hanger Deck Crew
Date: 04 Nov 2002
Time: 04:02:36

Comments

Would anyone who knows about the 2004 Reunion please contact me. I heard it is going to be in California. I love your web site! The grand old lady will always be in my heart.


Name: Mike Geier
Email: MGeier356@aol.com
City/State: Harmony, NJ
Years_Aboard: 81-84
Division: B
Date: 03 Nov 2002
Time: 20:10:14

Comments

Four Baker fireroom, comin up 28 knots aye!! Able;Baker drop your 18 and put in an 11!! full Mike!!


Name: William Fenton
Email: wcfenton@grandecom.net
City/State: Corpus Christi, Texas
Years_Aboard: 76-77
Division: OP
Date: 03 Nov 2002
Time: 10:37:02

Comments

I was the Photo Officer and OP Division Officer in 1976 and 1977.


Name: Richard Carter
Email: RIBLESSLARDO@AOL.COM
City/State: Madera, California
Years_Aboard: Aug. 1968 to May 1970
Division: V- 3 (Hanger deck)
Date: 01 Nov 2002
Time: 21:49:36

Comments

This is a great web site! I ran the aircraft elevator I hope to hear from others who served in V-3 Div. Would like to get in touch with Mike Walsh & Bob Schafer, or anyone who still remembers me! Please contact me.


Name: Max Presnal
Email: starmaxp@cs.com
City/State: Port St. Lucie, FL / Chicopee, MA
Years_Aboard: 1955 (Med Cruise)
Division: VC-12 (Quonset Point, RI)
Date: 01 Nov 2002
Time: 10:53:24

Comments

Great WEB site...Sad to hear the recent bickering that's taking place amongst several 'shipmates'. Either some of you so-called 'shipmates' clean up your act or we'll have you walk the plank. And if that doesn't work, a lot of us will abandon ship. C'mon guys, life if too short. Served aboard the 'Great Lady' briefly on a Med Cruise during the spring and summer of '55. Served as an AT3 with VC-12 Squadron out of Quonset Pt., RI. I dodged making a cruise for two years. After finally making one aboard the 'Lady', I regretted not making more, sooner. As with most, had some unpleasant times aboard but also has some great fun times aboard and ashore. Good Lord!!! How did we ever survive? Especially enjoyed the flight exercises. I spent every free moment in the catwalks during flight operations observing the props and jets taking off and landing. Truly amazing how they made it off and got back. To qualify for flight pay, I made, as an observer, monthly takeoffs in AD4's. Scarry but thrilling. I met quite a few nice, genuine good guys, most whose names escape me these days, but two buddies who were the best ever, that I'll always remember are Jim Lundstrom (VC-12)and Mike Connor. Real class guys and boy, could they put it away!!! Its a shame we lost contact with each other. I wish all of you out there good health and smooth sailing.


Name: J J KEARNES
Email: JJKBBK@AOL.COM
City/State: NORMAN, OKLA
Years_Aboard: 65-67
Division: 3RD
Date: 31 Oct 2002
Time: 08:59:29

Comments

PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON THIS SHIP & WITH THIS CREW


Name: STEVE KIENTZ
Email: steve.kientz@ks.ngb.army.mil
City/State: Valley Falls, Ks
Years_Aboard: 74-75
Division: VF 51, IM 3
Date: 31 Oct 2002
Time: 07:15:26

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Name: Charlie Williamson
Email: crwill67@aol.com
City/State: Lowell, or
Years_Aboard: 72-73
Division: VA-95
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 22:50:20

Comments

I was AT3 with VA-95 on the last Viet Nam cruise. Looking back it was a great experiance.


Name: Gary Moore
Email: gmoore@abccoke.com
City/State: Pinson, AL
Years_Aboard: 68-72
Division: V-3
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 14:33:43

Comments

Would like to hear from V-3 shipmates who served from 68-72. I would especially like to hear from Bill Fulk, Darrell Scott, Gary Edwards, John Baker or any others. We had some great times in Olongopo,Hong Kong,Sassebo and Yokosuka did'nt we? Hope to hear from some of you guys soon.


Name: Don Dawson
Email: kfat945@ameriteck.net
City/State: Rockford IL
Years_Aboard: 64-65
Division:
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 08:49:59

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Name: William A. Bowen
Email: wylym@juno.com
City/State: Clovis, California
Years_Aboard: 76-81
Division: B-1 & X
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 07:16:40

Comments

I hated the Coral Sea from the day I was informed I was going there to the day I left. Fortunately, time heals. It really was sad to see the photo's of her parts lying as a pile of junk on the pier. Then, the other photo's showing her getting her guts ripped out like she had no purpose. I was in 1C and 1A boilerooms. Spent the last 1 1/2 years on the Master at Arms Force. Retired February 28, 1983 NAS Lemoore, California. Bill Bowen BT-1 USN Ret.


Name: William A. Bowen
Email: wylym@juno.com
City/State: Clovis, California
Years_Aboard: 76-81
Division: B-1 & X
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 07:16:11

Comments

I hated the Coral Sea from the day I was informed I was going there to the day I left. Fortunately, time heals. It really was sad to see the photo's of her parts lying as a pile of junk on the pier. Then, the other photo's showing her getting her guts ripped out like she had no purpose. I was in 1C and 1A boilerooms. Spent the last 1 1/2 years on the Master at Arms Force. Retired February 28, 1983 NAS Lemoore, California. BTl Bill Bowen BT-1 USN Ret.


Name: William A. Bowen
Email: wylym@juno.com
City/State: Clovis, California
Years_Aboard: 76-81
Division: B-1 & X
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 07:15:52

Comments

I hated the Coral Sea from the day I was informed I was going there to the day I left. Fortunately, time heals. It really was sad to see the photo's of her parts lying as a pile of junk on the pier. Then, the other photo's showing her getting her guts ripped out like she had no purpose. I was in 1C and 1A boilerooms. Spent the last 1 1/2 years on the Master at Arms Force. Retired February 28, 1983 NAS Lemoore, California. BIl Bill Bowen BT-1 USN Ret.


Name: William A. Bowen
Email: wylym@juno.com
City/State: Clovis, California
Years_Aboard: 76-81
Division: B-1 & X
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 07:15:25

Comments

I hated the Coral Sea from the day I was informed I was going there to the day I left. Fortunately, time heals. It really was sad to see the photo's of her parts lying as a pile of junk on the pier. Then, the other photo's showing her getting her guts ripped out like she had no purpose. I was in 1C and 1A boilerooms. Spent the last 1 1/2 years on the Master at Arms Force. Retired February 28, 1983 NAS Lemoore, California. BIl Bowen BT-1 USN Ret.


Name: William A. Bowen
Email: wylym@juno.com
City/State: Clovis, California
Years_Aboard: 76-81
Division: B-1 & X
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 07:14:15

Comments

I hated the Coral Sea from the day I was informed I was going there to the day I left. Fortunately, time heals. It really was sad to see the photo's of her parts lying as a pile of junk on the pier. Then, the other photo's showing her getting her guts ripped out like she had no purpose. I was in 1C and 1A boilerooms. Spent the last 1 1/2 years on the Master at Arms Force. Retired February 28, 1983 NAS Lemoore, California. BT-1 USN Retired.


Name: William A. Bowen
Email: wylym@juno.com
City/State: Clovis, California
Years_Aboard: 76-81
Division: B-1 & X
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 07:12:36

Comments

I hated the Coral Sea from the day I was informed I was going there to the day I left. Fortunately, time heals. It really was sad to see the photo's of her parts lying as a pile of junk on the pier. Then, the other photo's showing her getting her guts ripped out like she had no purpose. I was in 1C and 1A boilerooms. Spent the last 1 1/2 years on the Master at Arms Force. Retired February 28, 1983 NAS Lemoore, California.


Name: bob gill
Email: robert.gill@bms.com
City/State: billerica, ma
Years_Aboard: 71-72
Division: G
Date: 30 Oct 2002
Time: 04:56:29

Comments

i WAS A 2ND CLASS MINEMAN P.O. IN G DIV. FROM NOV. 71 TO JULY 72. I worked all day with a bunch of ao's(aviation ordannancemen).I loved the P.I.


Name: Robert Sramek
Email: K6ZOE@ARRL>NET
City/State: South San Francisco,Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962 to 1966
Division: et
Date: 28 Oct 2002
Time: 01:02:54

Comments

glad to find this web page. great site.


Name: Thomas (Tom) Jackson
Email: grandpaj14@yahoo.com
City/State: Old Bridge, NJ
Years_Aboard: '52-'54
Division: Fox
Date: 27 Oct 2002
Time: 22:27:11

Comments

Saddest memory of the Coral Sea: seeing it at the '90 Decom (the 50's she was a fort. Fondest: the ceremony of its Decom. Proudest: when that sailor sang "PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN" as the final crew filed off.


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962 - 1964
Division: X Division
Date: 26 Oct 2002
Time: 23:19:18

Comments

Enjoyed the reunion in Branson, had more fun than the last one in Laughlin, probably because I understood the protocol a lot better. Met an old shipmate and it was good to visit: we both remember a BM2 MAA who was such a jerk we hope bad luck befell him, and I have reason to believe it did when he left the ship. Being a neophyte member I didn't really understand part of the politics at the reunion - for me, personally, until I understand the issues I can't judge what happened in a fair van. I want to be more than a member of the association if there's something I can contribute but you got to know the game if you're gonna play so I'm watching and listening.


Name: Dan S. Bakke
Email: mbakke@smdc.org
City/State: Duluth, Minnesota
Years_Aboard: 68-69
Division: CAG-15 Staff
Date: 26 Oct 2002
Time: 11:00:06

Comments


Name: Daryl Rawson
Email: drawson@sahuarita.k12.az.us
City/State: Tucson, AZ
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Division: M - A
Date: 25 Oct 2002
Time: 23:30:55

Comments


Name: Pablo Suarez
Email: mech5@bellsouth.net
City/State: Miami, Florida
Years_Aboard: WesPac 79-80
Division: VMFA 323 Death Rattlers
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Time: 19:00:01

Comments

The ship is still in my blood and I miss her. During a move from Seattle to Miami, my household goods were stolen in transit. I lost everything dealing with the ship and my unit including the yearbook. Please let me know what has become of our ship. Best regards and Semper Fi.


Name: Doug Vaughn
Email: vman357@yahoo.com
City/State: columbus,ohio
Years_Aboard: 73
Division: VA-94 The Mighty Shrikes
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Time: 16:36:33

Comments

This is a great site.... It really is a shame what they did with the ol girl. Many great memories,the first three months of the cruise I was stationed on beach detachment in subic bay.........woooooohoooooooooo 18,single,horny and thursty.... can you say "get me a pitcher of MOE JOE" !!!!!!!!!!!!!! But oh the next day :( If anyone was in VA94 at that time please email me Later, Doug Vaughn


Name: Charles M. Summerford
Email: TGMOB@BELLSOUTH.NET
City/State: Daphne, AL
Years_Aboard: 63-66
Division: V4
Date: 24 Oct 2002
Time: 01:15:50

Comments

If anyone reads this that served on the USS Coral Sea in V4 division during the same years- 63-66, please contact me. I would like to hear from you.


Name: Daryl Rawson
Email: drawson@sahuarita.k12.az.us
City/State: Tucson, AZ
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Division: M / A
Date: 21 Oct 2002
Time: 18:21:15

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Name: John T. Griffin III
Email: jtnmari@aol.com
City/State: Suisun City, CA
Years_Aboard: 1964, 65, 66
Division: Ops Office, Combat Air Intel, VF154
Date: 21 Oct 2002
Time: 17:35:23

Comments

Served aboard during operations conducted off Vietnam during most of the year, 1965.


Name: Charles St. George
Email: curiousgeorge@bellsouth.net
City/State: northwest florida
Years_Aboard: 1960-1961
Division: v-4
Date: 21 Oct 2002
Time: 16:04:32

Comments


Name: Paul Werner
Email: yakimariv@yahoo.com
City/State: Richland, WA
Years_Aboard: 73 and 74-75 Cruises
Division: VA-95
Date: 21 Oct 2002
Time: 12:38:55

Comments

I was a catapolt checker and flight deck trouble shooter for the VA-95 power plant shop on both cruises in the early 70's. Can't say I really cared for it when I was there but I sure would like to go back for a cruise.


Name: Andre Fowler
Email: afscroller@comporium.net
City/State: SC
Years_Aboard: 60-63
Division: 3rd
Date: 21 Oct 2002
Time: 12:31:18

Comments


Name: Glen Emmett Loyear
Email: jlloyear@aol.com
City/State: Duluth,MN
Years_Aboard: Oct '48-Spring '52
Division: Engineering R-Division
Date: 20 Oct 2002
Time: 14:25:10

Comments

Lloyd Hollister, or any other shipmates please Email.


Name: David Alexander
Email: dalexander@iquest.net
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 20 Oct 2002
Time: 04:57:27

Comments

Guy, thought since I was in here I'd look for sing up for membership. Didn't we discuss a newsletter? Where do I need to look? Let me know. Thanks.


Name: Alan Taber
Email: oldenbear55@yahoo.com
City/State: San Jose, CA
Years_Aboard: 1971-1973
Division: S-3
Date: 19 Oct 2002
Time: 11:58:39

Comments

It was the worst of times, it was the best of times. I joined the Navy to avoid Vietnam, then went there anyway (and spent several days in-country returning on flights from Japan and Thailand)--how ironic! I was away from my new bride for 19 of our first 24 months of marriage, but I formed many lasting friendships, and have sea stories galore! I was the Sales Officer, which meant I also had the laundry--yikes, what a crew! I still have nightmares about crawling through all the storerooms trying to locate missing watches, or finding the Soap Storeroom flooded just after leaving port on our deployment of 71-72. There were some real characters (SN Richard "Mr. Taber, it's time for a little special liberty!" Zemblicki, and friends), some quiet heroes (SN Mecham, SH1 Barrameda, and many more), and some real characters (SH1 "Doc" Quintanilla, SHC Virgil "slide your dog-a*s right back out of this office" Williams). I will always cherish the friendships and memories formed on board the Coral Maru. I wish you all health and happiness, and fair winds and following seas.


Name: Crystal Cornell Samples
Email: boosamples@yahoo.com
City/State: Cairo, WV
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 18 Oct 2002
Time: 13:39:23

Comments

My brother, David Wayne Cornell of Cairo, WV, was killed in an accident aboard the U.S.S. Coral Sea on January 31, 1988. I would like to hear from anyone who knew him.


Name: USS Coral Sea 1965-1970 Video
Email: meredith@militaryvideo.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 17 Oct 2002
Time: 16:02:47

Comments

Go To {WWW.MilitaryVideo.Com} To see scenes of the video. Please feel free to contact us toll-free at 1-800-277-1977 <p> USS Coral Sea (CVA-43) 1965-1970. This video details activities aboard Coral Sea from 1965 to 1970. Includes excellent scenes (taken by a helicopter) of the carrier in open water. Includes outstanding flight line activities (take-offs, landings, flight, ordanance, catapault crews at work). Also includes good shots of fire control room, engine room, messhall, wardrooms, hanger deck and much more, including the ship's band. Excellent scenes of Coral Sea being replenished at sea (highline).


Name: Tim Hartley
Email: THARTLEYWIKTEL@NETSCAPE.NET
City/State: Warroad Minnesota
Years_Aboard: 78-80
Division: S-2,S-5
Date: 17 Oct 2002
Time: 09:57:56

Comments


Name: DP2 James F Sheldon
Email: jfsheldon@hotmail.com
City/State: Charleston SC
Years_Aboard: 75 - 79
Division: S-1, S-7
Date: 15 Oct 2002
Time: 14:24:17

Comments


Name: James F Sheldon
Email: jfsheldon@hotmail.com
City/State: Charleston SC
Years_Aboard: 75 - 79
Division: S-1, S-7
Date: 15 Oct 2002
Time: 14:23:51

Comments


Name: Robin M. Heise
Email: acme@cris.com
City/State: Saginaw, MI
Years_Aboard: 70-72
Division: MarDet
Date: 14 Oct 2002
Time: 17:08:34

Comments

Am looking to here from any and all Marines who served in the MarDet between the years of 1947 to 1990. The 10 year reunion will be held in Saginaw, MI the 4th week in Sept. 2003. You may email me if you are interested or not. Any and all comments, weather good or not welcome.


Name: JAMES OSTRANDER
Email: CHIEFJIMPEG@AOL.COM
City/State: PO BOX 132 LANESBORO MA. 01237
Years_Aboard: 1949 TO 1952
Division: 7th
Date: 14 Oct 2002
Time: 08:48:48

Comments

RETIRED USNR 1985 AS EOC SEA BEES. ENJOYED THE 4 YEARS ABORD AS A SEAMAN.


Name: Bob Ogan
Email: rdogan@military.com
City/State: Ottawa, KS
Years_Aboard: 76-79
Division: IM-3
Date: 13 Oct 2002
Time: 15:52:02

Comments

Just got home from the Branson reunion and had a great time listening to all the memories and sea stories. It was nice to be able to meet the people that go along with the names in the Sea Breeze. Our thanks to all who make the association and the reunions possible. We are already thinking about Portsmouth for next year. Where are all the younger members? I'm 45 and was one of the youngest members in Branson!


Name: Les Jackson
Email: LLJackson2503@aol.com
City/State: Monroe, La.
Years_Aboard: 64-66
Division: X
Date: 13 Oct 2002
Time: 13:35:43

Comments

I will have to agree with my old buddy, Ron Roberts, PN3, that the Coral Sea Association will fail if all of the bickering doesn't stop. After all aren't we supposed to be friends? Let's remember the good times and move on. Les Jackson, Public Affairs Office


Name: rodney fama
Email: 77w30442@optonline.net
City/State: edison nj
Years_Aboard: 85-86 ,87-88
Division: air wing va 55
Date: 12 Oct 2002
Time: 17:34:04

Comments

on the number 29 entery for air wings you left out va 55 for proceeding cruises the squadren was attached to her till it was decommissioned in 1990 formaly ad3 fama va 55 power plants division


Name: John W. Shaffer
Email: jnkdad@yahoo.com
City/State: Danville, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 64-68
Division: V-4
Date: 11 Oct 2002
Time: 10:02:55

Comments

Worked in aft JP pump room and a tour with the MAA force. Would like for all that was on the same time would write.


Name: Darrell Porter
Email: darrellporter@juno.com
City/State: Norman, Okla.
Years_Aboard: 1969 -1973
Division: R-Div
Date: 10 Oct 2002
Time: 23:39:40

Comments

I served aboard the Coral Sea in the metal shop as Shipfitter 3rd class. I retired as HT1 from reserves.I can't believe that ship was scraped, she was a great carrier. I am going to make the 2002 reunion, my first. Looking forward to it.


Name: Rich MacEachern
Email: rmaceachern@thehartford.com
City/State: Middletown, CT.
Years_Aboard: 1969-1970
Division: C-R (Communications Radio)
Date: 10 Oct 2002
Time: 12:19:58

Comments

Brought back many memories. Thanks


Name: Clarence Cassler
Email: cass41@aol.com
City/State: Des Moines ,Iowa
Years_Aboard: 1963 -1965
Division: GM
Date: 09 Oct 2002
Time: 11:27:31

Comments

Since it's been awhile just thought I'd check in again.Still haven't heard from anyone from GM Div.during 63-65 era! Also still noticed that GM Div. isn't listed in the ship's division site! Hope that corrected soon! Am already to leave for Branson but am real curious about this bickering I've been reading about. I must have missed something! Whatever it is, I sure hope it doesn't have any affect on the reunion attendance!


Name: James E. Taylor
Email: Taterbug54@hootmail.com
City/State: Tavares, Fl.
Years_Aboard: 1954-1956
Division: Catapults
Date: 07 Oct 2002
Time: 15:28:56

Comments

I enjoyed my time aboard her. I would have thought that she would have a reunion every year. I have not ever seen where there ever has been one, Would like to know if there is one or plans to have a reunion.


Name: Ron Smith
Email: ronsmith@umacs.net
City/State: Ozawkie, KS
Years_Aboard: 71-75
Division: H
Date: 07 Oct 2002
Time: 00:14:55

Comments

I was an HM1 while serving on the Coral Sea. My wife (Ruth) and I will be arriving in Branson the evening of Oct 9th. Looking forward to meeting some old shipmates.


Name: WALSON KENNETH W.
Email: KWALSON@MSN.COM
City/State: BROUSSARD, LOUISIANA
Years_Aboard: 1979-1980
Division: AIR WING VA 196
Date: 06 Oct 2002
Time: 10:00:36

Comments

I AM INTRESTED IN REUNIONS.


Name: West, James
Email: grandnational_1987@yahoo.com
City/State: atlanta, ga
Years_Aboard: 79-84
Division: 2-charlie boiler room
Date: 06 Oct 2002
Time: 09:01:12

Comments

great ship, best friend was jimmy richmond. still trying to locate


Name: BT1 James West
Email: grandnational_1987@yahoo.com
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Years_Aboard: 79-84
Division: B
Date: 06 Oct 2002
Time: 08:25:52

Comments

was onboard the Coral Sea from 79-84 , best friend was Jimmy Richmond from Memphis,Tennesee. If anyone knows his where abouts, please have him contact me. James West


Name: BT1 James West
Email: grandnational_1987@yahoo.com
City/State: Atlanta, GA
Years_Aboard: 79-84
Division: B
Date: 06 Oct 2002
Time: 08:17:49

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Name: Brian Paradis ( BC )
Email: bparadis38@msn.com
City/State: Burlington Ct
Years_Aboard: 69-73
Division: V2
Date: 05 Oct 2002
Time: 16:13:53

Comments

Have been visiting the web site often it is great keep up the good work.Any of you catapult and aresting gear guys around ? Just got a new E-Mail address drop a line. Worked on cat 3 and 2 anybody know were Ralph Stone , Peter Navarrow Mike Cochran are sure would like to hear from any of you guys.


Name: Brian Paradis
Email: bparadis
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 05 Oct 2002
Time: 16:03:51

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Name: Michael J Golub
Email: michaeljay423@aol.com
City/State: BAYSIDE NEW YORK
Years_Aboard: l965-----l968
Division: OI RADAR
Date: 05 Oct 2002
Time: 02:18:33

Comments

Still good friends with Dave Alexander anyone know the whereabout of Quinn,Vassillion Big Miller or anyone else during my cruises.....................


Name: Ron Compton
Email: rcompton@son.umaryland.edu
City/State: Baltimore MD
Years_Aboard: 81-84
Division: OP DIv Photo Lab CVIC
Date: 04 Oct 2002
Time: 08:55:44

Comments

I work in the ship's Photo Lab and CVIC. Looking for old shipmates. Worked on the 83 Cruise Book Filmed and edited "Wog Day Afternoon" Maybe you gotta copy?


Name: Ron Roberts
Email: rdb2616@comcast.net
City/State: Baldwin, MD
Years_Aboard: 62-64
Division: X
Date: 04 Oct 2002
Time: 07:08:40

Comments

I'm saddened by all the bickering, name-calling, accusations, etc. The association will fail if its allowed to continue. Lets put this thing to bed and move on! I was looking forward to Branson...now I'm not sure what to expect!


Name: Chuck Cornett
Email: toprun06@aol.com
City/State: Gulf Breeze, Fl
Years_Aboard: 1951-1953
Division: X
Date: 03 Oct 2002
Time: 17:29:35

Comments

Hate to see all the infighting going on between shipmates. You need to get that squared away or the association will die. We will not make the Branson Reunion because of That.


Name: William Lucas Jones
Email: wlj1@alltel.net
City/State: Sautee, Georgia
Years_Aboard: 66-68
Division: OC
Date: 02 Oct 2002
Time: 20:38:23

Comments

I was the Air Operations Chief from 1966, just before she left Hunter's Point overhaul, until September 1968. Did two deployments to the Tonkin Gulf. Had a front row seat to about everything we did involving flight operations during this time. It was our job to devise the Air Plan, distribute and update it. We were right next to CIC and kept up on what was going on over Vietnam. By being alert and aware we managed to save many airplanes and pilots. Even a bunch from the Intrepid by holding and sharing inflight fuel. I have photos of the last A-1 trap returning from a combat mission and the first ever traps and launches of an A-7. Met some fantastic people on the Coral Sea. I'll never forget the Air Operations Officer, Commander (Later Captain) George F. Smith. He had to be the finest officer I was privileged to work with during my twenty year Naval career.


Name: Thurman E. (Ted) Hillis
Email: tedhillis@yahoo.com
City/State: North Richland Hills, Texas
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Division: Signal OS Division
Date: 02 Oct 2002
Time: 17:25:11

Comments

I was assigned to the recommission crew and under went training at the Naval Station in San Diego in the fall of 1959. Upon completion of training, the crew was shipped to Bremmerton via a troup transport. I was in the 1st Division at that time and did not transfer to the signal department until 1960. I made both WestPac tours and was discharged on the return of our 2nd tour upon arrival at Alameda. I have a copy of the Ship's Cruise Book for the 1961-62 tour. I would welcome contact with any of the Signal Division during that time.


Name: Rick Watson
Email: ricksterstg@hotmail.com
City/State: Phoenix, Az
Years_Aboard: 80-83
Division: Marine Detachment
Date: 01 Oct 2002
Time: 10:57:47

Comments

Sad to see the old Coral Maru is no more! any Marines that served aboard during 80 to 83 e mail me. See ya!


Name: Fred J. Campagna
Email: jc9747@earthlink.net
City/State: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Years_Aboard: (56-57)
Division: OR - Photofax Tech 3rd Class
Date: 29 Sep 2002
Time: 19:40:36

Comments

Many of my fondest memories are of my time aboard the Coral Sea. Repairs at Norfolk shipyard, shakedown to Quantanamo,the Med cruise, Suez incident(59 days at sea,largest floating poker game in history)back to U.S.(quarantined when a Gibralter ape was discovered aboard)the trip around South America past the Horn, Santos, Valparaiso, Balboa, on the way to the Seventh Fleet and her new deck, TDY to Splinterville (the old barracks in Bremerton)while we waited to go aboard the Midway. I'm looking for Ron Potasnak and any other of the boys from OR Division, under Adolph Garcia Thanks for the Association, I look forward to reviving old friendships and memories.


Name: Fred J. Campagna
Email: jc9747@earthlink.net
City/State: Idaho Falls, Idaho
Years_Aboard: (56-57)
Division:
Date: 29 Sep 2002
Time: 19:19:38

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Name: James Graf
Email: jamesjgraf@cs.com
City/State: Pittsburgh Pa.
Years_Aboard: 78-82
Division: S-2
Date: 28 Sep 2002
Time: 21:10:19

Comments

Any of the old gang out there ?Would like to hear from you .


Name: Mac McAvoy
Email: a_mcavoy@hotmail.com
City/State: Arlington, MA
Years_Aboard: 71-72
Division: VMA(AW)224
Date: 28 Sep 2002
Time: 11:51:09

Comments

One sumemer several years ago while heading northbound towards the Ft. McHenry tunnel I spied the old girl's "43" off in the distance to my right. It wasn't until later that I discovered that she'd been decommissioned. On subsequent trips I'd see more of her had been cut away until finally she'd disappeared. I always meant to take time out to go over to the yard to see if I could get a small piece as a memento, perhaps the plate that identified my berthing compartment (B-320-L). Like all of you guys this Marine is proud to have been a small part of Coral Sea's history.


Name: Berryman, Peter W.
Email: accent3550@aol.com
City/State: Tulsa, Okla.
Years_Aboard: 64-68
Division: CS
Date: 28 Sep 2002
Time: 09:57:44

Comments

I am going to sign up and go to the reunion


Name: Lee (Frenchy) Fuselier
Email: sailorcva43@yahoo.com
City/State: Greenwood, Louisiana
Years_Aboard: 1961--1963
Division: 1st & Navigation Divisions
Date: 27 Sep 2002
Time: 21:57:54

Comments

Old email address was peggyandred@hotmail.com, but wanted something with sentimental value so I came up with sailorcva43@yahoo.com. Hope to see many familiar facen in Branson. Frenchy


Name: Charles E. Barkwell
Email: cbarkwell2@msn.com
City/State: Long Beach , California
Years_Aboard: 11/10/1973 - 7/26/1976
Division: V-3
Date: 27 Sep 2002
Time: 13:52:08

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Name: Ronald Schwandt
Email: R43flatop
City/State: Parkside Pa
Years_Aboard: 69-72
Division: G
Date: 27 Sep 2002
Time: 11:28:42

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Name: Richard J. Cordova
Email: rickship46@aol.com
City/State: Corona CA
Years_Aboard: 66-67
Division: VA23
Date: 26 Sep 2002
Time: 22:17:53

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Name: Billy Moyer
Email: mmoyer@yahoo.com
City/State: Goodlettsville Tn.
Years_Aboard: 68-69
Division: Deck
Date: 26 Sep 2002
Time: 05:31:57

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Name: William C. HONS
Email: whons@aol.com
City/State: Virginia Beach, Va.
Years_Aboard: May 1956 thru Decomm in Sept 1957
Division: S-3 Laundry and then Tailor Shop
Date: 23 Sep 2002
Time: 21:01:00

Comments

Made Med Cruise and then Cruise around the Horn. Left ship in Bremerton, went TAD to USS Shangra La then loaded on USS Boxer with other white hats headed to San Diego precomm school waiting to go to the USS Midway. Member of the USS Coral Sea Reunion Assoc. In 1990 attended the decomm of the ship in Norfolk.


Name: DAVID AARON AUSTERMAN
Email: daauste@netscape.net
City/State: RICHMOND,IN 47374
Years_Aboard: 1969-1972
Division: V-4
Date: 22 Sep 2002
Time: 20:57:16

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Name: Wm. Douglas Van Syckle
Email: vansycwd@yahoo.com
City/State: San Antonio, TX
Years_Aboard: 86-90
Division: Security (MAA)
Date: 22 Sep 2002
Time: 13:44:08

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Name: David Butler
Email: REALDAVE97@aol.com
City/State: Jacksonville, FL
Years_Aboard: 85 - 88
Division: HS-17
Date: 22 Sep 2002
Time: 09:59:22

Comments

I think that this is a good idea. In these times, our country needs everyones support, especially ours.


Name: Floyd "HUCK" Huckeby
Email: huckef@aol.com
City/State: Vallejo ,Ca
Years_Aboard: 64-66
Division: X-div (print Shop)
Date: 20 Sep 2002
Time: 20:41:46

Comments

Everything about the ship as well as the Association is Great.


Name: David Gray
Email: santafedave@yahoo.com
City/State: Vacaville, CA
Years_Aboard: 82-84
Division: 1st Deck
Date: 20 Sep 2002
Time: 16:41:02

Comments

Great world cruise. Lots of unreping for Bear and lots of mid-watches on the bridge with BM3 dolece. Anybody remember him eating a raw onion then talking to the OOD and JOOD? LOL.


Name: Dan Veargason
Email: veargason1@earthlink.net
City/State: San Jose, CA
Years_Aboard: 54 - 57
Division: R
Date: 19 Sep 2002
Time: 21:49:10

Comments

A lot of good memories and shipmates from below decks. Not too many left from 54-57.


Name: David Alexander
Email: dalexander@iquest.net
City/State: Kokomo, IN 46904
Years_Aboard: 1965 to 1967
Division: OI-Combat Inforamtion Center
Date: 19 Sep 2002
Time: 04:55:11

Comments

Served two tours in the Tonkin Gulf as a Rdarman 3rd class in the Air Ware Dept. Actively involved with launches, recoveries and all aspects of Radar detectin and tracking. Many bitter sweet memories of those years, but truly has infulenced my life. Here at home, we have the Howard County Vietnam Reunion that attract 40-50,000 Veterans every year. This weekend is such an event.


Name: Sandra Nesbit Money
Email: asmoney@cox.net
City/State: Phoenix, Arizona
Years_Aboard: My Father was 1948-1950
Division:
Date: 17 Sep 2002
Time: 14:11:42

Comments

I'm putting together my father's personal history and searching for anyone that might have known my Dad, Robert Nesbit, but I think he went by Ed Nesbit in the Navy. On board USS Coral Sea from Nov 48-Feb 50. At one point he worked in the Print Shop. I know that he did a tour of the Med Sea sometime in 49. He was also a boxer during his time in the Navy. I have a detail of his travels to Cadablanca and Italy, etc....


Name: Don Fiene
Email: donstr@yahoo.com
City/State: Edmonds, Wa. 98020
Years_Aboard: (1981-1984)
Division: 2nd
Date: 16 Sep 2002
Time: 19:02:50

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Name: Jeff McMillian
Email: jmcmillian@mac.com
City/State: St. Joseph, MO
Years_Aboard: 84-87
Division: M-2
Date: 14 Sep 2002
Time: 23:52:00

Comments

Machinist Mates Ahoy! #2 screw crew, we were something! Would love to hear from any of my old buddies. Still talk to Rick Strom, and James Stewart every now and then, too. And Jack Hardy's doing fine in chicago. I'm in the phone book.


Name: Paul White
Email: kpml@earthlink.net
City/State: Leesburg, VA
Years_Aboard: 1972-1976
Division: X Division/Print Shop
Date: 14 Sep 2002
Time: 21:18:59

Comments

I was recently talking with a fellow Coral Sea sailor (Jim Butler) and he told me about the website. This is a great site that tells the story of a great ship! Since getting off active duty in 76, I continued my Naval service with the Naval Reserve. I am very proud to tell everyone I have met about my time on the "Coral Maru". I am also proud to say that I was mobilized for Operation Enduring Freedom last year and will be staying for at least one more year.


Name: William Penewit
Email: sevenlad@yahoo.com
City/State: Ohio
Years_Aboard: 1973 to 1976
Division: B Division and X Division in the Library
Date: 14 Sep 2002
Time: 18:08:18

Comments

I was in B Division for a year and a half then in X Division working for the Chaplains in the Library. Anyone remember me drop me a line


Name: Dan Bagshaw
Email: dbagshaw@bellsouth.net
City/State: Portland, TN
Years_Aboard: 62-65
Division: CAG-15 & CA-153
Date: 14 Sep 2002
Time: 12:43:20

Comments

Excellent Site, Would like to know how to get my name on Memvership Log?


Name: James A. Bremner
Email: j.bremner@att.net
City/State: Oak Harbor, WA 98277-8118
Years_Aboard: 1962, 1971-1972, 1973
Division: Air Group
Date: 13 Sep 2002
Time: 02:56:34

Comments

Made 3 cruises over 11 years. I was with VFP-63 first as Photo Systems Tech then two cruises as Det Maintenance Chief. I have nothing but fond memories about the time I spent aboard. She was a good ship and served the country well. I was was suprised and sad, to see the her demise. She deserved better.


Name: scotty sutherland
Email: shamrockauto427@aol.com
City/State: dearborn michigan
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Division: amtd (v-6)
Date: 12 Sep 2002
Time: 23:33:02

Comments

I SERVED ABOARD THE CORAL SEA FROM 1967 TO 1970, WORKING ON THE FLIGHT DECK MOST OF THE TIME. IT WAS A MILLION DOLLAR EXPERIENCE THAT YOU WOULDN'T PAY TEN CENTS FOR. IT WAS A GOOD TIME WITH A LOT OF GREAT PEOPLE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF YOU REMEMBER.


Name: Bill Leslie
Email: wdleslie@umich.edu
City/State: Newport, MI
Years_Aboard: 83-87
Division: M-4
Date: 11 Sep 2002
Time: 08:09:20

Comments


Name: Brian W Paradis ( BC )
Email: n/a
City/State: Burlington Ct
Years_Aboard: 1969-1973
Division: V2
Date: 10 Sep 2002
Time: 14:30:50

Comments

Started on cat 3 for first west-pac then hunters point and then to cat 2 for 2nd cruse. I sure grew up a lot in those years and have fond memories of the shipmates I served with. I sure would like to hear form any of my old shipmates address is above. I just requested membership information for the association look forward to visiting more of the web site it looks great .


Name: Jeff Barkey
Email: mckeag@wideopenwest.com
City/State: Garden City, Michigan
Years_Aboard: 89-90 (decom)
Division: communications
Date: 07 Sep 2002
Time: 22:38:42

Comments

Wasn't onboard long, but loved every minute...something awesome about being on a carrier! Great website.


Name: Craig Thompson
Email: craigtc@prodigy.net
City/State: Houston, Texas
Years_Aboard: 4
Division: AIMD
Date: 07 Sep 2002
Time: 14:59:21

Comments

Its amaizing now that I think about it.I'm proud to have serve on the USS Coral Sea (CV 43)


Name: Steve Esser
Email: stjo@tds.net
City/State: Monroe, Wisconsin
Years_Aboard: 1953-1956
Division: B Division
Date: 06 Sep 2002
Time: 22:21:31

Comments

Served more than 3 years in the Boiler Repair group located in what was better known as the oil shack. The Machinery repair group was also home to that small space. Would like to hear from any of any of those that served during l953.-54-55-56. Some of my shipmates in boiler repair were Joe Bush, Gordon Irby, Chief Ira Huff, and machinery repair: Bill Moll, Chief Katoske, Francis S teinbeck George Nielsen, ----Witt, . Hope to see many of you at the 2002 reunion in Branson, Mo in October.


Name: David (Big Ben) Bolt
Email: dmmmbolt2@juno.com
City/State: Geneva, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 66-67
Division: GM
Date: 04 Sep 2002
Time: 19:31:23

Comments

Just finished reading "Sailors to the end" by Gregory Freeman. Book is OUTSTANDING. A lot of accurate technical data you BB Stackers will recognize and even more human interest than Oprah. I found the book to be informative,easy to follow and contained many disturbing scenarios. To all the guys I sailed with in GM (and a select few in G) divisions, may God Bless and watch over you. If you remember me please contact me.


Name: Jeffrey D.Aytes
Email: rrtemtiv@msn.com
City/State: Harriman, TN
Years_Aboard: 77-78
Division: A-3
Date: 04 Sep 2002
Time: 15:27:38

Comments

Does anyone know were I can find a model of the ship. can't seem to find one anywere. Thanks Jeff


Name: Robert Horsfield
Email: RHorsfi650@AOL.COM
City/State: Rehoboth,MA
Years_Aboard: 1955-1957
Division: Fourth
Date: 03 Sep 2002
Time: 21:42:14

Comments

Just found this web site an just think it is great


Name: Tommy Henry
Email: tlh30246@aol.com
City/State: Orange, Texas
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Division: R
Date: 03 Sep 2002
Time: 20:17:44

Comments

Enjoyed your website, bring back a lot of memories. Keep up the good work


Name: lee (frenchy) fuselier
Email: peggyandred@hotmail.com
City/State: greenwood, louisiana
Years_Aboard: '61 to '63 or '64
Division: 1st and N divisions
Date: 02 Sep 2002
Time: 07:38:51

Comments

Finally had a chance to stop and read my Coral Sea Breeze. I read page #8, then I REREAD page #8. Please take time to stop and read Mr. Erik Shearer's views on "WHY WE NEED TO KEEP OUR ARMED FORCES STRONG". A copy of this should be sent to any and all politicians who feel that we need to reduce our military forces. Thanks, Erik, for a great letter.


Name: Bob (Rich) Richardson
Email: brich62@excite.com
City/State: Wisconsin
Years_Aboard: 82-83
Division: Vaw-113 Blackeagles
Date: 01 Sep 2002
Time: 21:42:59

Comments

Had a blast on the world cruise...and hurricane Iwa. Would enjoy hearing from anyone in Vaw-113 at that time!


Name: david millard
Email: davidmillard69@msn.com
City/State: clifton new jersey
Years_Aboard: 61-64
Division: flightdeck
Date: 01 Sep 2002
Time: 20:39:05

Comments


Name: Tom Everett
Email: evt@pacbell.net
City/State: SF Bay Area
Years_Aboard: !974-!979
Division: E-Division
Date: 01 Sep 2002
Time: 19:04:38

Comments


Name: Tom Everett
Email: evt@pacbell.net
City/State: Livermore, Ca.
Years_Aboard: 74-79
Division: E
Date: 01 Sep 2002
Time: 14:47:20

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Name: Rick Strom
Email: r9strom@msn.com
City/State: Everett, Washington
Years_Aboard: 1984-1988
Division: M-2
Date: 31 Aug 2002
Time: 15:55:08

Comments

It is great to see some familiar names on here. Some of you I still keep in contact with and some I don't. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me. I am a locomotive engineer for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad now. I have some great memories from the Coral Sea.


Name: John Lentsch
Email: Nhojer2000@worldnet.att.net
City/State: Oakdale MN
Years_Aboard: 87-90
Division: V-2
Date: 31 Aug 2002
Time: 00:35:36

Comments

One can never forget the great times aboard their first ship. I was an airman switched to EM rate and served in the catapult elec shop. dont rember much of the two med cruises but the pictures look like I had alot of fun. great site here thanks.


Name: FREDERICK B. KNOESEL
Email: fred@knoesel.net
City/State: San Angelo, Texas
Years_Aboard: 51-52
Division: VF44 and S2(cook)
Date: 30 Aug 2002
Time: 16:36:29

Comments

Made the 1951 and 1952 summer Med cruises as a member of VF44. I was the cook assigned to VF44 and worked with ships company in the after galley. We berthed in the forcastle just above the catapult compartment. You old timers should remember Burt Alcorn, he was CS2 and weighed about 300 pounds.


Name: salvatore costanzo
Email: scostanzo@veterans.state.ny.us
City/State: stuyvesant, ny 12173
Years_Aboard: 65-67
Division: s1
Date: 30 Aug 2002
Time: 15:48:24

Comments

Served aboard during the vietnam war. Was supervisor of the Electronic Storerooms. Would like to hear from any of my shipmates who served aboard during the same time. I am always be proud that I had an opportunity to serve aboard her.


Name: greg carter
Email: carterhome@comcast.net
City/State: Mullica Hill, NJ
Years_Aboard: 85 - 89
Division: X-4
Date: 30 Aug 2002
Time: 15:38:51

Comments

Greg Carter served as Navy Journalist in Public Affairs Office below the mess decks. Produced ship's newspaper (Coral Cable), operated CCTV Entertainment system, Editor of the 1986 cruisebook. Anybody remember colliding with the Ecuadorian tanker Napo ??


Name: Bob Ogan
Email: rdogan@military.com
City/State: Ottawa, KS
Years_Aboard: 76-79
Division: IM-3
Date: 29 Aug 2002
Time: 10:03:00

Comments

Help! Does any Coral Sea Association member out there have a blank meal order form for the Branson reunion that they could fax me? I just found out this morning that I can get off work to go. But I need to send in the meal money SOON! Email me for the fax numebr. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.


Name: ABH1 James Anderson
Email: bigdaddy7738@sbcglobal.net
City/State: oakland,Ca
Years_Aboard: (81-83)
Division: V-1
Date: 29 Aug 2002
Time: 04:37:36

Comments

Still a Redskin Fan.


Name: scott taylor
Email: scottvolt1@earthlink.net
City/State: fayetteville nc
Years_Aboard: 84-88
Division: E
Date: 28 Aug 2002
Time: 19:46:26

Comments

had many good times on two med cruises.interested in talking with any e div shipmates from the mid 80,s.


Name: Chuck Finger
Email: chasf@megalink.net
City/State: Poland Maine
Years_Aboard: 84-88
Division: S-6
Date: 28 Aug 2002
Time: 19:31:24

Comments

Great site! I remember walking 32 knee knockers to find a working head. I was on board for the collision with the Equadorian freighter of GITMO, and the bombing of Lybia in 86. I'm looking for AKCS Foster, AK2 Rob Garber, AK2 Don Gray, and AK1 Hutchinson. I know where Ski is.


Name: Scott Barnes
Email: cbarnes3@wi.rr.com
City/State: Silver Lake, WI
Years_Aboard: 1976-1977
Division: VA-94
Date: 28 Aug 2002
Time: 12:55:04

Comments

Served in the Integrated Weapons Tech shop as an AQ3 during the 77 WESTPAC.


Name: Robert Latin
Email: aceequestrian@aol.com
City/State: Coronado, CA
Years_Aboard: 1950-1953
Division: F
Date: 26 Aug 2002
Time: 18:39:27

Comments

I was an FT3 aboard the Coral Sea from 1950-1953. At that time they called me "Skee" because my last name was Latinsky.When I enlisted in 1950 I was a Brooklyn, NY resident. I am now a retiree and a resident of Coronado, California. My experiences as an FT caused me to become a Microwave Technician in civilian life, working on military stuff and ultimately, through the years,I became a Marketing Executive dealing in sophisticated electronic components for military use. I have much to be grateful for and I owe alot of that to my Coral Sea experiences when I was just a teen.


Name: Robert Macomber
Email: rhmacomber@cox.net
City/State: Tucson, AZ
Years_Aboard: 80 - 83
Division: AIMD IM3
Date: 26 Aug 2002
Time: 17:05:08

Comments

ATCS, AIMD IM3 LCPO


Name: lee (FRENCHY) fuselier
Email: peggyandred@hotmail.com
City/State: greenwood, louisiana
Years_Aboard: 1961 to latter part of 1963
Division: 1st division and then N division
Date: 26 Aug 2002
Time: 13:06:53

Comments

Really enjoying the new website. Just read the comments from Richard L Steadman. I remember Richard came aboard not long before I went to the Navigation Dept. One of my most enjoyable memories aboard the Coral Sea was April 22, 1963 on our way to Australia when we crossed the Equator at the 180th Meridian and became GOLDEN SHELLBACKS. Made the reunion in Williamsburg, Va but could not make the one in Nevada. I already have hotel reservations and meal accomodations for the Branson reunion. I have been to Branson 3 times and anyone who has not been will be thoroughly pleased. Glad to get a chance to see all again. God Bless.


Name: Darrahl Walton
Email: dbwalton@dellmail.com
City/State: san diego,ca
Years_Aboard: 71-75
Division: va-94
Date: 25 Aug 2002
Time: 23:39:07

Comments

best time,it was real life


Name: Gary Johnson
Email: gands@townsqr.com
City/State: West Plains, MO
Years_Aboard: 1976-1978
Division: S-1 Division
Date: 25 Aug 2002
Time: 15:58:59

Comments

Sure a shame to hear the "Lady" has been scrapped.. She deserved a fate better than that..Though it may have not been my favorite tour during my navy career, It most certainly was one of the most memorable.. Would like to send a big "Howdy" out to all my shipmates i served with aboard her.. If you ever happpen to be in my area, by all means stop and see me..Buy you a cold beer atone of the local pubs...


Name: Bob Schmitt
Email: schmitt16@juno.com
City/State: Cedar Lake Indiana
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Division: R
Date: 25 Aug 2002
Time: 09:40:34

Comments

Looking for old ship mates from R divison, had some great times with them and would like to hear from them


Name: John W. Klepadlo
Email: jwklepadlo@yahoo.com
City/State: Everett WA.
Years_Aboard: 1982-1984
Division: eng
Date: 24 Aug 2002
Time: 02:14:53

Comments

looking for world cruise patch


Name: Eric Rose
Email: 1d4sn@verizon.net
City/State: Sandpoint Id
Years_Aboard: 1961,62,63
Division: V1
Date: 23 Aug 2002
Time: 13:58:17

Comments

best years of my navy life,I feel sad about the ladys demise,the navy never should have scrapped her, she was a great war ship respected the world over.....anyone know the wareabouts of Danny Shaw ab1 hated and loved him all at the same time. He was 100% NAVY...also looking for Dennis Gunnerd, and Kennith Martin..


Name: Eric Rose
Email: 1d4sn@verizon.net
City/State: Sandpoint Id
Years_Aboard: 1961,62,63
Division: V1
Date: 23 Aug 2002
Time: 13:57:09

Comments

best years of my navy life,I feel sad about the ladys demise,the navy never should have scrapped her, she was a great war ship respected the world over.....anyone know the wareabouts of Danny Shaw ab1 hated and loved him all at the same time. He was 100% NAVY...also looking for Dennis Gunnerd, and Kennith Martin..


Name: Ronald Smith
Email: ronsmith@umacs.net
City/State: Ozawkie, KS
Years_Aboard: 1971-1975 (3 1/2 years)
Division: H Division
Date: 22 Aug 2002
Time: 23:43:33

Comments

I would like to hear from any of the corpsman that where there at the same time I was. While I was on the Coral Sea I was an HM1 and ran medical supply.


Name: Randy VanSickle
Email: elect73@yahoo.com
City/State: Clarkston,WA
Years_Aboard: 80-85
Division: E-Div
Date: 22 Aug 2002
Time: 19:53:53

Comments


Name: Maryline Hermand
Email: m.hermand@swing.be
City/State: Belgique - Europe
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 22 Aug 2002
Time: 18:22:27

Comments

I'm a Belgium wife and I seek a sailor who served on the coral sea CV 43 in 1982.His name is TERRY HORTON. He was electrician on board. I try to find him for a very long long time but without success. We met us in 1982(end of june,beginning july) at CANNES (FRANCE). One of his friend was Lt Steve SUTTON (called "jumping beer").Can you help me? If you can't, know you a means for me to find him. Thanks for advance for your assistance. Your site is very interresting and also very complete. I visited the ship in 1982 and I have a marvellous memory of it and also pictures.


Name: Danny Wade
Email: uh34dusn@aol.com
City/State: Merrimack, NH
Years_Aboard: 1967-1968
Division: VAW-13
Date: 21 Aug 2002
Time: 12:47:28

Comments

Loved every bit of my nine month tour. Even the three months assigned to the ship's laundry. And by the way, if BM2 Bell (Master at ARMs)wonders what happened to his laundry?? I threw it all overboard from the fantail under his nose as he watched after he wrote me for not wearing my hat the day before. AHHH, the privalages of working in the ship's laundry. See webpage www.homestead.com/aircofat/aircofat.html The web page is of my next tour after CVA-43.


Name: FRANK RYAN SR
Email: GRANDPARYAN12@AOL.COM
City/State: TULSA OK
Years_Aboard: 52 T 53
Division: DON` T REMEM`BER
Date: 21 Aug 2002
Time: 08:56:00

Comments


Name: FRANK RYA N SR
Email: GRANDPARYAN12@AL.COM
City/State: TULSA OK.
Years_Aboard: 52 TO 53
Division: DON`T REMEMBER
Date: 21 Aug 2002
Time: 08:54:41

Comments

GREAT SHIP.


Name: FRANK RYAN SR
Email: GRANDPARYAN12@AOL.COM
City/State: TULSA OK
Years_Aboard: 52 T 53
Division: DON` T REMEM`BER
Date: 21 Aug 2002
Time: 08:50:22

Comments


Name: FRANK RYAN SR
Email: GRANDPARYAN12@AOL.COM
City/State: TULSA OK
Years_Aboard: 52 T53
Division: DON` T REMEM`BER
Date: 21 Aug 2002
Time: 08:49:01

Comments


Name: FRANK RYAN SR
Email: RANDPRYAN12@AOL.M
City/State: TULSA OK
Years_Aboard: 52 T53
Division: DON` T REMEM`BER
Date: 21 Aug 2002
Time: 08:46:54

Comments


Name: Frank Braman
Email: Fbraman@hotmail.com
City/State: New Braunfels TX
Years_Aboard: 76-78
Division: X Div, 3M Office
Date: 20 Aug 2002
Time: 11:58:47

Comments

Looking for Cdrs Don Shields, Tom Himstreet, any of the crew MMC Sevigney, ABEC Ira Bowman, RM1 Jerry Zinn, Hugh Adams, John Pillitere, Chuck Kendricks, or others - George Hayburger (HM1). Was on westpac in 77 with a guy from deck division: Rocky from Detroit. Hello to all.


Name: Jack Hardy
Email: jmhardy21@hotmail.com
City/State: Joliet, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 83-88
Division: M-2
Date: 20 Aug 2002
Time: 09:20:24

Comments

Proud member of the #2 screw crew. Seen alot of people in the guestbook I knew.(Tom Barry, Matt Thode,and Ricci). Would like to hear from any shipmates out there who know me. Somehow I only remember the good times now.


Name: James Chinn
Email: james.chinn@navy.mil
City/State: Lemoore, Ca
Years_Aboard: 87-89
Division: V-2
Date: 19 Aug 2002
Time: 23:52:03

Comments


Name: Tom Harrell
Email: knrldoak@gulftel.com
City/State: Elberta,Al
Years_Aboard: 72-75 83-85
Division: VA-22 & Weapons Dept.
Date: 19 Aug 2002
Time: 23:03:24

Comments


Name: Tom Popillo
Email: tpopillo@snet.net
City/State: New Britain Ct.
Years_Aboard: 74-77
Division: VF-191
Date: 19 Aug 2002
Time: 04:40:17

Comments

served as a plane captain, now that i look back... they were some of the best times of my life. Wish i can do it all over again... Miss my old friends, just wish i could remember your names....


Name: Tim Ross
Email: gecko@cmaaccess.com
City/State: Laughlin, NV
Years_Aboard: 85-86
Division: VMFA-314 Black Knights
Date: 18 Aug 2002
Time: 22:54:15

Comments

I just found this web site and found a few people I remember from the cruise. I would like to here from other 314 Marines that were on the cruise.


Name: BILLY HAUK
Email: HAUK5@AOL.COM
City/State: LONOKE ARKANSAS. 344 MATHIS RD. ZIP CODE 72086
Years_Aboard: 79-81
Division: BOILER DIV.3-CHARLIE FIREROOM..ALSO ENGINEERING LOG ROOM
Date: 18 Aug 2002
Time: 00:36:16

Comments

hello shipmates! the coral sea was a grand ole lady one of the best! can;t never forget that hot ass boiler room in the indian ocean 110 degrees and hotter on the upper level taking readings on that bad baby!! would love to find gary johnson from minn. or frank gorley..bob evans.greg quick.anyone who was west pac during the iran crisis when we over in the indian ocean for 103 days..made lots of friends that i;ll never forget..we had a hell of captain and engineering captain..all the snipes and engineering dept were hell of a gang!! i know one thing they didn;t have enuff cold beer at one club in the phillipines lol!! we drank one bar dry! also in bangkok wow what a dam party we had..there were great times..very very hard times but i would do it again on that ship..its a same they had to scrap her..i hope i;am able to go to branson mo.for the renunion..my nickname was billy cheesebuger cause half the time we didn;t have time to eat but the fast line..thank god for those cooks feedin us late at nites when we was steamin full blast!! i salute everyone on that ship during the westpac 79-80 and salute anyone who ever served her! would love to hear from anyone.i'am home bound now with bad lung trouble and stay on the computer to keep intouch with people...take care everyone coral sea was the best


Name: Arthur Martin
Email: kinguther_2000@yahoo.com
City/State: isleton ca
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 17 Aug 2002
Time: 22:41:59

Comments

I own a boat I believe was the libety Launch for the coral sea and would like moreinformation on it also if any one is interested in this bout I am in the process of restoring her


Name: Russell Colon
Email: Plucky711@aol.com
City/State: Forest Hills, New York
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 17 Aug 2002
Time: 20:22:27

Comments

I served in the Navy but on onboard Coral Sea. I'm trying to locate a former shipmate that served onboard on or about 1953. His name is Joseph Pat Curran and he was a Mess Specialist (Cook). If anyone knows anything, please let me know so I can forward the info. Thanks....


Name: Richard H. Nash III
Email: rnash31@attbi.com
City/State: Gurnee, IL
Years_Aboard: 69-70
Division: X
Date: 17 Aug 2002
Time: 17:14:09

Comments

Did one 9-month Westpac; I was a Seaman for most of my time on her; did some time in the Engineering Office but made Journalist Third Class just before leaving her; so much of my time was in the Public Affairs Office. Wonderful Port calls in Hong Kong, Subic, Phillipines, Japan (Sasebo, Yokosuka), Hawaii and Sydney, Australia! Fond memories of my time on the Coral Sea; broke my heart when I just happened to drive by the harbor in Baltimore sometime in '90 or '91 (can't remember for sure when) and to my displeasured amazement looked over and saw a carrier being dismanteled; a closer look and I saw the familiar number 43 and my heart sank! What a terrible shame. I would love to hear from anyone that I used to run with while calling the Coral Sea home for two years (a good part of my second year aboard her was in the yards at Hunter's Point while undergoing extensive overhaul.) She was a wonderful ship!


Name: Douglas M. Kaufman
Email: Marlborough.Vineyards@xtra.co.nz
City/State: New Zealand (now)
Years_Aboard: 76-80
Division: M3
Date: 16 Aug 2002
Time: 13:47:17

Comments

It was a spur of the moment thought to look for my old ship on the internet. Sad and odd that no one I knew was listed in your membership log. Still, pleased to see a website dedicated to a never-to-be-forgotten part of my life. I hope one day I'll be able to get in touch with some of my old friends here.


Name: Robert Ebner
Email: rcebner@frontiernet.net
City/State: Denison, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 71-74
Division: X Division 3-M Office
Date: 16 Aug 2002
Time: 09:28:01

Comments

Was a young pup on two WestPac.


Name: Thomas Orange Gray
Email: orangegray@earthlink.net
City/State: Terrytown, LA
Years_Aboard: 1960
Division: Marine Detachment
Date: 15 Aug 2002
Time: 19:15:22

Comments

Myself and "a few good men" were the 1st. aboard, during the retrofit and recommissioning. Any old sea dogs out there care to remember?


Name: Clarence Neander
Email: accrane@msn.com
City/State: New Lenox, Il.
Years_Aboard: July '66 thru Sept. '69
Division: "M" Div. #4 eng.,gen pump rooms
Date: 14 Aug 2002
Time: 15:37:57

Comments

The new site is great. I had a great time in Laughlin last year and will be in Branson in Oct. I'm building a list of addresses (both "E" and Snail mail) for guys I served with, I would appreciate any you may have to add to my list. It's great to renew old friendships and to hear about life after Coral Sea.


Name: Clarence Neander
Email: accrane@msn.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 14 Aug 2002
Time: 15:24:19

Comments


Name: William E. Edwards Jr (AO)
Email: BillE7of12@aol.com
City/State: Beaverdam, Virginia
Years_Aboard: 72-77
Division: VA-22
Date: 14 Aug 2002
Time: 10:17:47

Comments

Was VA-22 Ordnance Shop LPO. Later deployed with VA-94 as Wpns Off.


Name: Robert Horsfield
Email: RHorsfi650@AOL.COM
City/State: Rehoboth MA
Years_Aboard: 1955to1957
Division: fourth
Date: 14 Aug 2002
Time: 08:23:47

Comments


Name: Ronald Long
Email: 1034@msn.com
City/State: Mesa, AZ
Years_Aboard: 67 / 68
Division:
Date: 13 Aug 2002
Time: 23:46:38

Comments


Name: matt cates
Email: matt__cates@hotmail.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 86-89
Division: b-4
Date: 13 Aug 2002
Time: 01:59:25

Comments

sorry about that i meant rick myers


Name: matt cates (mongo)
Email: matt__cates@hotmail.com
City/State: shongaloo, la
Years_Aboard: 86-89
Division: b-4
Date: 13 Aug 2002
Time: 01:56:56

Comments

I was a boiler tech. out of 4 charlie. Just looking for a few old friends. Any one remember Kenny Richards, or Thomas Fortner, Gardner, Katchup, Hey Mike Myers, I remember ya.


Name: Mike Walker
Email: mikewalker4@aol.com
City/State: Yukon,Ok
Years_Aboard: 1968-1972
Division: V-1 Rep. 8
Date: 12 Aug 2002
Time: 20:24:43

Comments

Still looking for B.J. Moore (Billy) was from Dallas,Texas area. Also a Tommie Owens from Dallas area and anyone else from V-1 this time period. Hope to see everyone at Branson this year.


Name: Tony Pynes
Email: tpynes@yahoo.com
City/State: Austin, Texas
Years_Aboard: 75-79
Division: OI
Date: 12 Aug 2002
Time: 10:11:24

Comments

Great memories. Sorry to see her scrapped. Funny how fast I was ready to get off.


Name: Robert Sumrell
Email: sumrel@webster.edu
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 67-68
Division: M Division
Date: 10 Aug 2002
Time: 02:20:16

Comments

Looking for copy of 67-68 cruise book. Please email to sumrel@webster.edu. Thanks


Name: Thomas L. Hanson
Email: karakal@bellsouth.net
City/State: Pensacola, FL
Years_Aboard: 68-71 & 81-83
Division: OP Division (Photo Lab)
Date: 09 Aug 2002
Time: 17:27:08

Comments

Great site. Keep up the good work!


Name: Randy (DOC.) Deremo
Email: randyderemo@yahoo.com
City/State: Woodstock, Ga
Years_Aboard: 85-87
Division: 1st (DECK)
Date: 08 Aug 2002
Time: 15:52:14

Comments

Love to hear from any old mates from this time period. She was a great ship, and I was proud to serve her. Fair winds shipmates


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 62 - 64
Division: X Division
Date: 06 Aug 2002
Time: 23:50:40

Comments

Haven't posted for a while, but I'm still looking for more info on "Puckett", the idiot from VAH-2 who jumped ship - at sea - on the way from Pearl to Sydney during the 1963 cruise. He was sentenced to Correctional Custody at Captain's Mast, got away from the MAA's and was never found. Anybody on board at that time remembers all the GQ's we had so the ship could be searched, space by space.


Name: ralph (chris) christian
Email: captainmo@pacbell.net
City/State: fullerton,calif
Years_Aboard: 1968-1972
Division: v-4
Date: 06 Aug 2002
Time: 14:45:37

Comments


Name: Sherman Caughman
Email: unklshrm@got.net
City/State: Santa Cruz, Ca.
Years_Aboard: 1961 - 1965
Division: V-3
Date: 06 Aug 2002
Time: 12:55:43

Comments

Worked on the hanger deck as a blueshirt for a while. Mostly was an elevator operator, Plane spotter hanger deck and some flight deck. I was the guy that lost, I think it was, the number 2 elevator off subic. I for get the year. Had to operate the whole WESPAC cruise with only 2 elevators... Went to captains mast over the elevator incident.. Didn't get in trouble tho. Was told to lower it by the V-3 division officer.. Think he got a little shit for it. Fun flashing back on this site.


Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email: kencarr@inwi.net
City/State: COLVILLE, WA. 99114-9585
Years_Aboard: 1960-61
Division: ''E''
Date: 05 Aug 2002
Time: 03:12:16

Comments

STILL LOOKING FOR OLD SHIPMATES. JERRY BLACK, MY MAIL TO YOU IS COMMING BACK, HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR ''E-MAIL'' ADDRESS ?? CONTACT ME. SORRY MY COMPUTER WAS DOWN FROM JULY 4th.TO THE 27th. KEN


Name: WILLIAM (BILL) HOLLANDER
Email: WHOLLANDER@YAHOO.COM
City/State: STONY BROOK, NY 11790
Years_Aboard: 50-54
Division: V3G
Date: 04 Aug 2002
Time: 11:10:04

Comments

I'D LIKE TO CONTACT SHIPMATES WHO SERVED IN V3, OR V1 BETWEEN 1950 AND 1954.


Name: Donelson, Stephen E.
Email: sdon11@attbi.com
City/State: Arlington,TX
Years_Aboard: 81-83
Division: A
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 22:27:33

Comments

Many memories are brought back to mind. Most good, some not.Some of the best ones were, of course ports of call ( Pattaya Beach, Thailand after 102 days in the IO 12/27/81-1/2/82 MAX liberty on a five day rotation); and of course PI. However there were some bad ones too. A CPO getting killed on the flight deck by jet blast, An A Division boot camp EN3 charged with taking an extra duty detail to clean a void and using freon (He helped the detail up the ladder before he died) I seem to recall his name being EN3 McWilliams. I viewed the pictures of the scrapping, a very sad thing...


Name: Mike Cockerham
Email: jmikec1@netzero.net
City/State: Vidor, Texas
Years_Aboard: 74-75
Division: E
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 21:26:15

Comments


Name: Brad Peterson
Email: helpingheartscpr@chartermi.net
City/State: Hemlock, Michigan
Years_Aboard: 81-82
Division: VA-97 Warhawks Corsair
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 16:31:20

Comments

I was glad to find this sight. Brought back alot of memories. I hope to hear from some old friends.


Name: Richard Stedman
Email: snooks@ivnet.com
City/State: Hollowayville,Il.
Years_Aboard: 1984-1988
Division: a-gang
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 15:50:26

Comments

It brought back some good memories.


Name: Richard Stedman
Email: snooks@ivnet.com
City/State: Hollowayville,Il.
Years_Aboard: 1984-1988
Division: a-gang
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 15:46:16

Comments


Name: Richard (Rick) Myers
Email: oilboiler95@directvintenet.com
City/State: Suisun City Ca. (Enlisted in Ga.)
Years_Aboard: 86-89
Division: B-2
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 06:19:26

Comments

Would love to hear from all the friends I made in B-Division.


Name: Richard (Rick) Myers
Email: oilboiler95@directvintenet.com
City/State: Suisun City Ca. (Enlisted in Ga.)
Years_Aboard:
Division:
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 06:14:18

Comments


Name: dennis iler
Email: dennisiler@yahoo.com
City/State: Fort Worth, Tx
Years_Aboard: 64-68
Division: sr
Date: 03 Aug 2002
Time: 00:34:53

Comments

had a lot of fun


Name: J.R. Loe, ABH3, V1 Division, Cat Spotter
Email: LoeJ@email.uophx.edu
City/State: Oakland, Ca.
Years_Aboard: 61-64
Division: V1
Date: 02 Aug 2002
Time: 20:40:56

Comments

Very nice web site. Hi to the V1 gang from Oakland! Also hi to Harry who was aboard 20 years after I left the deck!


Name: Raymond F. Murphy
Email: rayfmurphy4@yahoo.com
City/State: Maple Ridge, BC, Canada
Years_Aboard: 67-68
Division: VAH-2
Date: 02 Aug 2002
Time: 15:42:02

Comments

Was Storekeeper with VAH-2. Spent most of cruise at Cubi Point with the A-3 JAMDET.


Name: Steve Gorek
Email: steve.gorek@sogeti-usa.com
City/State: Medina, Ohio
Years_Aboard: 1974 -75
Division: Air Wing - VAW 111
Date: 02 Aug 2002
Time: 14:14:30

Comments

What a great site ! It surely brings back memories. In reviewing your you site I noted that Under Aquardons Onboard under #23. 12/1974 -7/1975 CVW - 15 Carrier Air Wing that RVAW-110 E-1B lacks the Squardon name and A/C Name. The squadron name was "Seabat" and A/C Name was the Tracer. Additonally the squadron onboarded as VAW 111 Det 2. However as 111 was transitioned to E2's the few remaining detachments were reassigned to the RAG at North Island, i.e. RVAW 110. Also note under your history page that during that cruise, ship & air wing were awarded the Humanitarian Service Medal for the evacuations as well as the Armed Forces Expeditionary for the Saigon evacuation (The Viet Nam award was no longer given). Thanks for the Memories Steve Gorek (LCDR Retired)


Name: Gary D. Fields
Email: gargofsh@maine.rr.com
City/State: Presque Isle ,Maine
Years_Aboard: 1956 - 1957
Division: V-3 Hanger Bay
Date: 02 Aug 2002
Time: 12:41:33

Comments

I have a lot of good memories of the Warrior. The men I served with were a great bunch of guys. I have not been in contact with anyone since I left her. I hope now someone will recognize my name and drop me a line... Keep up the good work.. Gary Fields


Name: James L. Smith
Email: jlsmith14707@aol.com
City/State: Vermilion, Ohio
Years_Aboard: 1951-1952
Division: Air Flight Deck
Date: 01 Aug 2002
Time: 19:42:18

Comments

It took me a long time to find this page. Your work is not in vain.


Name: Ronald C Morgan
Email: bettyboopr4@aol.com
City/State: Hickory NC
Years_Aboard: 84-86
Division: Marines
Date: 01 Aug 2002
Time: 12:14:04

Comments

I Love the site, My two years aboard the Coral Sea was memorable. I hate she has been scraped.


Name: Danny Pryor
Email: dppm1945@aol.com
City/State: Ft. Worth,Tex
Years_Aboard: 65/68
Division: M
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 13:03:40

Comments


Name: Brian W Paradis
Email: n/a
City/State: Burlington ct 06013
Years_Aboard: 69-73
Division: V-2
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 12:08:00

Comments


Name: Joe Mack
Email: jmack661@juno.com
City/State: Los Angeles, CA
Years_Aboard: 79 - 80
Division: VMFA-323
Date: 30 Jul 2002
Time: 04:36:18

Comments

West Pac '79 - '80 Love to hear from any former "Snakes" or anyone else on that cruise.


Name: Dan Kendall
Email: cudadan2000@yahoo.com
City/State: Kaysville,Ut
Years_Aboard: 67-69
Division: VA-25
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 14:30:17

Comments

I was in VA-25 .


Name: Dan Kendall
Email: cudadan2000@yahoo.com
City/State: kaysville, Ut
Years_Aboard: 67-69
Division: VA-25
Date: 29 Jul 2002
Time: 14:17:55

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Name: Dominic F Hix
Email: wheels724hix@netscape.net
City/State: Alameda, CA
Years_Aboard: 85-88
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 23:54:10

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Name: Gary Fields
Email: gargofsh@maine.rr.com
City/State: Presque Isle, Maine @
Years_Aboard:
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 15:00:14

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Name: Greg Silva
Email: grgslic@aol.com
City/State: San Diego, ca.
Years_Aboard: World cruise HS-12
Date: 27 Jul 2002
Time: 04:24:06

Comments

From the icy waters off Russia to the beaches of Cannes. That was one hell of a cruise. I was with HS-12, Helos thank all you guys for not falling overboard!!!


Name: Robert K. Carter EM2
Email: Jobart34@aol.com
City/State: Springfield, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 01/55-05/57
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 14:02:11

Comments

Any shipmates who wish to correspond please do so thru the listed e-mail address.


Name: Walter E. Stoddard
Email: wstoddard@neo.rr.com
City/State: Norwalk,Ohio
Years_Aboard: 1955--1957
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 09:38:44

Comments

GM 3rd Class 4th Div. Made Med trip also went around Horn. Put in dry dock 1957.Great ship


Name: Walter E. Stoddard
Email: wstoddard@neo.rr.com
City/State: Norwalk,Ohio
Years_Aboard: 1955--1957
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 09:38:16

Comments

GM 3rd Class 4th Div. Made Med trip also went around Horn. Put in dry dock 1957.Great ship


Name: Walter E. Stoddard
Email: wstoddard@neo.rr.com
City/State: Norwalk Ohio
Years_Aboard: 1955--1957
Date: 26 Jul 2002
Time: 09:28:27

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Name: Brad Lukens
Email: littlelukes@cox.net
City/State: Imperial beach Ca.
Years_Aboard: 83 World Cruise HS-12 WYVERNS
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 23:50:03

Comments

the time spent serving on board was short but the memeraries have staid at the top of the list after twenty two years of service.


Name: Brad LLukens
Email: littlelukes@cox.net
City/State: Imperial beach CA
Years_Aboard: 83 WORLD CRUSE
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 23:32:18

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Name: Brad LLukens
Email: littlelukes@cox.net
City/State: Imperial beach CA
Years_Aboard: 83 WORLD CRUSE
Date: 25 Jul 2002
Time: 23:32:18

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Name: JOHN JANDER
Email: johnjander@msn.com
City/State: LUBBOCK TEXAS
Years_Aboard: 59=62
Date: 23 Jul 2002
Time: 19:29:52

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Name: Tim Fidyk
Email: timfid12@aol.com
City/State: Greenville, NC
Years_Aboard: 65, 67-68
Date: 23 Jul 2002
Time: 09:18:26

Comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. VA153 AE3


Name: Tim Fidyk
Email: timfid12@aol.com
City/State: Greenville, NC
Years_Aboard: 65, 68
Date: 23 Jul 2002
Time: 09:09:06

Comments

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...


Name: Millard Wayne Sims, RPCS(SW) ret.
Email: WayneSims@aol.com
City/State: Decatur, Alabama
Years_Aboard: 83-86 Chaplain Dept
Date: 22 Jul 2002
Time: 22:07:07

Comments

None of us that were there during those days will ever forget the Libya operation. We endured the very long drydock and overhaul in Portsmouth, only to get underway for oppe/reftra and have that headon collison with the oil tanker off of GTMO. Most memorable tour of my career. Never forget the night after we secured from GQ after the collison and debriefing the locker. I asked my guys, what is the difference tonight? We have been doing these drills for weeks and always kicking your ass to do them but tonight you did it all perfect. Why? One of the guys finally spoke up and said to me, "Hell, Chief we were scared!" I knew then, that even when doing the drills half-ass, our Navy was the best and we did what we had to do when we had to do it! I am proud to have been there and I still miss those days.


Name: Don Magnuson
Email: Magnuson@sprintmail.com
City/State: Porter Ranch, California
Years_Aboard: 1978
Date: 22 Jul 2002
Time: 09:52:10

Comments

I was aboard for several weeks in 1978 as a "training" stint from the USS Ranger (CV-61) which was in the Bermerton, WA shipyard undergoing renovation. The guy in the bunk next to me caught spinal meningitis and died, scary back then. Also experienced by first "cat shot" on a C2.


Name: Harry Dumire
Email: hdumire@wi,rr,com
City/State: Muskego, Wisconsin
Years_Aboard: 1962-1966
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 21:31:08

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Name: Vernon L. Parmerlee
Email: vernonp@scican.net
City/State: Mooresville,Indiana
Years_Aboard: Feb.52 till April 54
Date: 21 Jul 2002
Time: 21:16:18

Comments

Looking for shipmates who were in 3 able,baker or charlie at that time.


Name: Tim Powell
Email: Powellt@mindspring.com
City/State: Tallassee, Alabama 36078
Years_Aboard: 77
Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 19:54:31

Comments

Jet engine mechanic, VA-95 (A-6 Intruder). Made West-Pac cruise in 77. A lot of fond memories. Hated to see her cutup for scrap. Now making water heaters for a living. Got to keep people in hot water.


Name: Allan J. Glasford
Email: Rush 1929 Aol.com
City/State: Cedar Rapids, IA
Years_Aboard: 1958-1953
Date: 20 Jul 2002
Time: 16:41:03

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Name: Charlie Carl
Email: carlc@salvor.navy.mil
City/State: Wahiawa, Hawaii
Years_Aboard: 1982-1985
Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 03:58:50

Comments

Served as a BT3 - BT2 in 2 Baker Fireroom. Looking to hear from any old shipmates.


Name: Dr. Jay M. Roth, PhD
Email: jaaybird1@msn.com
City/State: Fresno, CA
Years_Aboard: 68-69
Date: 19 Jul 2002
Time: 01:23:33

Comments

If Richard J. ROBERTSON, ENS at the time, of 2nd Division is around. I have a "few" choice words for you!


Name: Dr. Jay M. Roth, PhD
Email: jaaybird1@msn.com
City/State: Fresno, CA
Years_Aboard: 68-69
Date: 18 Jul 2002
Time: 16:55:08

Comments

was on board as a PC


Name: Dave Fager
Email: citylife@optonline.net
City/State: Bay Shore Ny sometimes Vegas
Years_Aboard: Oct 86to apr.90 decom
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 22:11:02

Comments

Served in G-4 Div.Weapons elevators.What a crew would like to wear what became of everyone. Later dudes


Name: Dave Fager
Email: citylife@optonline.net
City/State: Bay Shore Ny sometimes Vegas
Years_Aboard: Oct 86to apr.90 decom
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 21:48:27

Comments

Ao served in G-4 Division.Best elevators ANYWHERE.Anybody know what become of anybody?Would like to hear from the division.Later dudes.


Name: Michael Gallagher (MMCM ret)
Email: Mgallagher01@hotmail.com
City/State: Lafayette, Colorado
Years_Aboard: 1986-1990
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 21:14:34

Comments

I believe that my first impression of the ship was in a liberty boat returning to the ship in the Med. I met Chaplain Halley and all of us discussed the conditions on the ship. He was jovial but the scene was kind of depressing. We were about to be extended to bomb Libya. I worked in A-gang until I was drafted to take charge of M-4 division. I wish that I could thank any one of those young men who endured the conditions in the pits. I see that mm2 Thode is one of your members. I remember him and Chief Hudson.I am considering joining your organization while the memories are still fresh.


Name: james e. young
Email: jasfromathol@webtv.net
City/State: athol,ma.
Years_Aboard: 72-74
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 15:51:45

Comments

I was in 4th deck dept. I painted the anchor on the flight deck the night before we pulled back in Alemda from our wespac cruise. Also worked on capt.pecks captain gig and when he made rear admiral i got station at cubi point.


Name: Gary O Hogan
Email: k7pdn@earthlink.net
City/State: Salt Lake City,Utah
Years_Aboard: (52-54)
Date: 17 Jul 2002
Time: 12:16:56

Comments

This is a great web site. I just found it recently. I was in (Operations Division) In the Radio Shack. I was RM3 I was aboard for two Med Cruises. I have a lot of good memories from the Coral Sea.


Name: Robert Flanders AB-2
Email: bbillfan@corlink.com
City/State: Derrick City, Pa
Years_Aboard: 1955-1957
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 14:05:41

Comments

Starboard Catapult captain- Med Cruise


Name: Michael L. Walton
Email: chromedome42@hotmail.com
City/State: Yankton, SD
Years_Aboard: 77-81
Date: 16 Jul 2002
Time: 11:43:35

Comments

Served in OE Div. Lots of memories


Name: Rudy Morales
Email: rodmorales@msn.com
City/State: Redondo Beach, CA
Years_Aboard: 81 - 82
Date: 15 Jul 2002
Time: 12:38:12

Comments

Thanks for the stores, brings back memories. I did the '81 - '82 Westpac aboard the Coral Maru as a 20 year old youngster. I learned quite a bit, and had a blast serving my country.


Name: JOHN J. HASSELBACH AMS-2
Email: johnhasselbach@yahoo.com
City/State: MIAMI FL
Years_Aboard: 1965-VAH-2 ROYAL RAMPANTS
Date: 14 Jul 2002
Time: 23:11:01

Comments

LOOKING FOR DONALD C. SCHMIDT AMH-3,IN LOG MEMBERSHIP NEED EMAIL ADDRESS


Name: van w cowan
Email: vcowan@aol.com
City/State: Riverside,CA
Years_Aboard: 1961
Date: 14 Jul 2002
Time: 18:03:36

Comments

was a member of W division, on a westpac cruse in 1960-1961


Name: ken painter
Email: rainmaker45@attbi.com
City/State: Fremont CA
Years_Aboard: 1974
Date: 14 Jul 2002
Time: 12:36:50

Comments

I was part of vf 111 and only abord for a short time but I think of coral sea and those times often


Name: Trotter, Johnney Lee
Email: trotterj@aol.com
City/State: Reno, NV
Years_Aboard: 63-66
Date: 14 Jul 2002
Time: 11:54:53

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Name: Steve Bachus
Email: stgrumpybachus@aol.com
City/State: New Braunfels, Tx.
Years_Aboard: 62-66
Date: 13 Jul 2002
Time: 22:07:10

Comments

Looking for M Divison snipes, 1962-1967. Where are you guys?


Name: jeremiah muhilly
Email: numb4today2002
City/State: lowell ma
Years_Aboard: 74 77
Date: 13 Jul 2002
Time: 20:11:24

Comments

I AM LOOKING FOR PAST CREW MEMBERS IN DECK DEPT.WE HAD A HELL OF A LOT OF GOOD TIMES BACK THEN FOR A OLD GIRL SHE KEPT ON TRUCKING OUR TWO WEST PACS WERE A LOT OF FUN LOOKING FOR THE GUYS FROM 74 -77 PLEASE REPLY SOON BM3 JEREMIAH MUHILLY AKA THE MUG TAKE CARE SEEEEEE YA


Name: L. R. Guidry (Dirty Gerty) MM2
Email: deedapop@aol.com
City/State: Baytown, Texas
Years_Aboard: 62-65
Date: 13 Jul 2002
Time: 16:38:58

Comments

I worked in #3 group, #4 group, and Repair group.


Name: Tim Lubecki ABH3, V-1 Div.
Email: lubeckir@hiscs.org
City/State: Grizzly Flats, Ca.
Years_Aboard: Dec. 1973-June 1977
Date: 11 Jul 2002
Time: 18:20:08

Comments

Just found the site and am very impressed. I had lost track of the Cora Maru several years ago, but my interest was rekindled after a friend from the USS Hornet restoration project told me that ship had been scrapped in 1991. An interesting side note is that Humbolt State University here in California has its own marine lab and deep water research ship. Its the R/V Coral Sea. The name lives on. Thank you for the fine site, and greetings to all the roofrats,especially those from WestPac 74-75! It was one hell of a ride!! Sail on my friends.


Name: Bob Stanley
Email: restanley@psns.navy.mil
City/State: Tacoma, Wa.
Years_Aboard: 12/73-8/77
Date: 11 Jul 2002
Time: 17:00:12

Comments

Worked in the Metal shop for HT1 Harris. Great guy to work for. Went to 'A'and 'C' schools, then to the pipe shop. Made 2 Westpacs on her. I thought she would fall apart a few times. Was aboard during the Vietnam Evac and the Myaguez(sp). I kept track of her until the end. She had served her time.


Name: Robert Hoobler
Email: Homicide99@aol.com
City/State: New Orleans, Louisiana
Years_Aboard: 1950's
Date: 10 Jul 2002
Time: 09:53:53

Comments

My Dad served on the Coral Sea during the 50's. And I'm very proud he did. Dad passed away 16 October 1999 and buried at sea 14 February 2000 abraod the USS Ramage out of Norvolk, Va. Go Navy!


Name: Leslie D. Wheeler III ( Wheels )
Email: LDWIII53@aol.com
City/State: Brooksville, Fla.
Years_Aboard: 71 - 72
Date: 10 Jul 2002
Time: 09:36:25

Comments

Started in V-3 then moved up to V-1,Fly 2 then Fly 1 Boy those were the day's !


Name: John G. Ludden
Email: luddens@psln.com
City/State: Blairsden, California
Years_Aboard: Jan'67--Apr'71
Date: 10 Jul 2002
Time: 00:24:40

Comments

"M" Division, #1 & #4 Group


Name: Jim "Kate" Katzdorn
Email: jkatzdorn@msn.com
City/State: Sandy Utah
Years_Aboard: 59-64
Date: 08 Jul 2002
Time: 23:08:52

Comments

Great site! Brought back old memories. Swamping barge in Vancouver, Capt. James Gray, crossing the Equator, riding the sand bar in S.F Bay, but dont remember " PUCKETT.Iwas a MM2 in #3 Engine room andcompartment P.O. for awhile.Would like to hear from any MM's (that remember me) during those times.Tony Saracino from New York, Glen Parkins from Calif. and any "crap shooting" or card playing friends.


Name: paul newkirk
Email: steps1@suwanneevalley.net
City/State: O'Brien, Florida
Years_Aboard: 56-57
Date: 08 Jul 2002
Time: 22:55:08

Comments

was a radioman and would like to hear from other sparks during that time. I took the lady around the horn and then transferred to the Midway.


Name: paul newkirk
Email: steps1@suwanneevalley.net
City/State: O'Brien, Florida
Years_Aboard: 56-57
Date: 08 Jul 2002
Time: 22:50:42

Comments

Was a radioman-took the lady around the horn and transferred to the Midway. Would like to hear from other "sparks" aboard during that time.


Name: William(Willie) Amos
Email: weld_rod33@hotmail.com
City/State: Kettle Falls,WA (Calif. then)
Years_Aboard: 84-86
Date: 08 Jul 2002
Time: 16:01:48

Comments

This was a GREAT ship to serve on! Lots of Hard times and accidents that made me GLAD to be Alive when it was all over! Thanks CORAL SEA CVA-43(S-2 Division)


Name: Donald O. Thompson, Jr.
Email: www.burntstoremarina@aol.com
City/State: Punta Gorda, Fl.
Years_Aboard: 1970 to 1973
Date: 07 Jul 2002
Time: 10:09:10

Comments

I was a Radioman First Class assigned to ships company. Would be interested in where abouts of other radionman during this period. I retired 1974 and am the Harbormaster at Burnt Store Marina.


Name: Patrick Robinson
Email: robinsonpg@msn.com
City/State: Goshen, Indiana
Years_Aboard: 1954 Med.cruise (VF-62)
Date: 06 Jul 2002
Time: 19:33:06

Comments

This is a great web site and brings back a lot of memories. I served with VF-62 on the 1954 Med. cruise. I would like to make a correction to your listing of VF-62 under the Air Wings & Groups for the 1954 cruise. VF-62 was known as the Gladiators not the Boomerangs.


Name: William (Kraut) Hons
Email: whons@aol.com
City/State: Virginia Beach, Va
Years_Aboard: May 1956-June 1957
Date: 05 Jul 2002
Time: 19:43:54

Comments

I was in S-3 division and worked in the laundry and then the tailor shop.


Name: Kenneth Pierce
Email: Sevarb@hotmail.com
City/State: Timmonsville,SC
Years_Aboard: 73-74
Date: 05 Jul 2002
Time: 09:41:29

Comments

Was in IM1 Div AIMD,would like to hear from anyone during that time period.


Name: Bill Hudson
Email: bhudson@digitalpassage.com
City/State: Graham, TX
Years_Aboard: 1976-1980
Date: 02 Jul 2002
Time: 18:43:55

Comments

Thank-you!


Name: kenneth s. claybaugh
Email: claybken@aol.com
City/State: dawson ga.
Years_Aboard: squadron cook aft galley last curise
Date: 30 Jun 2002
Time: 12:44:48

Comments

had good time in norfolk reunion have book from last sunset cruise hope to see all of you in the next reunion


Name: Bradley D. Rupright
Email: bruprigh@ligtel.com
City/State: kimmell,indiana
Years_Aboard: 79-82
Date: 30 Jun 2002
Time: 11:10:15

Comments

Spent my time in V-4 miss the peopel& times that were had the best of my life for sure.


Name: AL FAZIO
Email: DADDY2FTHR@AOL.COM
City/State: ALBUQUERQUE N.M.
Years_Aboard: 63-64
Date: 29 Jun 2002
Time: 10:03:32

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Name: Larry Fisher
Email: amyandlarry@hotmail.com
City/State: Surprise, Arizona
Years_Aboard: Jan. 1960 to August 1960
Date: 29 Jun 2002
Time: 01:05:39

Comments

What ever happened to the Coral Sea ?Is she in moth balls? I was in ordance and on the pre-commisioning crew.


Name: Donald E. Bourgeois
Email: DigitalDeacon@earthlink.net
City/State: Bogalusa, LA
Years_Aboard: 60-64
Date: 28 Jun 2002
Time: 22:53:39

Comments

I spent my whole time in the Navy aboard the Coral Sea which is something I am proud of because she was a Great Lady!


Name: Paul J. Haverstick
Email: pldastick@jcn.net
City/State: DeSoto, MO.
Years_Aboard: 83/86
Date: 28 Jun 2002
Time: 22:52:40

Comments

I joined her during her world cruise in 83. I left the ship shortly after her engagement against Libya in 86.


Name: Marc Garafano "GARF"
Email: MJGarafano@yahoo.com
City/State: Brooklyn, NY
Years_Aboard: 1984-1988
Date: 28 Jun 2002
Time: 11:10:52

Comments

I was attached to this beautiful ship through my squadron, HS-17 based in Jacksonville, Fla. My best friend was a Gunners Mate here, he transferred to the Iowa where he met his fate. Geoff Schelin, you will be remembered.


Name: WENDELL NEWELL
Email: COINMAN9@ATTBI.COM
City/State: BRIDGEWATER,MASS.
Years_Aboard: 62-64
Date: 26 Jun 2002
Time: 22:35:41

Comments

THIS IS FANTASTIC,THIS GIVES ME A CHANCE TO MEET OTHER MATES.I WAS IN V-4 DIV. AND LOVED IT.


Name: WENDELL NEWELL
Email: COINMAN9@ATTBI.COM
City/State: BRIDGEWATER,MASS.
Years_Aboard: 1962-1964
Date: 26 Jun 2002
Time: 22:27:35

Comments

I WAS IN V-4 DIV. LOVED MY TIME ABOARD THE GREAT AND GRANDOLD GAL! MOST ENJOYED SYDNEY AND ALL OTHER PORTS. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER MATES! I JUST STARTED TO USE A COMPUTER THIS MONTH 6-0-02


Name: Mark Snowdon
Email: MSnow20989@aol.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 71-74
Date: 26 Jun 2002
Time: 04:49:13

Comments

I've searched many a time for a tie to the best years of my life. I served in IM3 Division as an aviation electrician and also served a stint on the COD crew. Here's to "San Francisco's Own" and the men who sailed her.


Name: Bill Rice
Email: gohan2@earthlink.net
City/State: Huntsville, Alabama
Years_Aboard: 1965 to 1969
Date: 25 Jun 2002
Time: 23:23:24

Comments

I went on ship in 1965 as an MM1 and made MMC in 1969. Served most of my time at #3 Engine Rm. When I made Chief, my sponsor was Chief Lamontagne. If Lamontagne is still alive and kicking I sure would like to hear from him, I don't believe I thanked him in a proper fashion.


Name: Les Jackson
Email: LLJackson2503@aol.com
City/State: Monroe, LA. 71201
Years_Aboard: 64-66
Date: 24 Jun 2002
Time: 14:06:46

Comments

I served on board Coral Sea from 1964-1966 in the Public Information/Affairs Office of X Division as the ship's newspaper editor. I would like to hear from anyone who was in X Division at this time. Manny Perez and Jon Hagerman are either of you out there? If so I want to hear from you.


Name: Sandy A. Ashlock, MM3
Email: Sanash-44@AOL.COM
City/State: Kansas City, Missouri
Years_Aboard: 63-66
Date: 23 Jun 2002
Time: 23:43:23

Comments

I was in #2 Engine room,she was a GREAT LADY,second to non. I was one of those who made that 331 day cruise, there was 975 men who made that full cruise, We flew a banner 975 feet long when came home, only the last heliem balloon didnt clear the Golden Gate Bridge. I made many good FRIENDS while aboard. See a few on this Web-Site, It's great. SA


Name: Mike Centoni
Email: mikecent@msn.com
City/State: Portland, Or
Years_Aboard: 64-66
Date: 23 Jun 2002
Time: 13:04:23

Comments


Name: Thomas G. Hanes
Email: hanes@2ki.net
City/State: Batavia, N.Y.
Years_Aboard: 68-71
Date: 23 Jun 2002
Time: 11:54:38

Comments

Glad I found this sight-now I can remanice after all my cruise books and photo's were destroyed in a flooded basement.


Name: Jeff Dieker
Email: jdieker@carolina.rr.com
City/State: Charlotte, NC
Years_Aboard: 11/71 to 7/72
Date: 22 Jun 2002
Time: 20:09:33

Comments

I was a member of VMA-224 and would like to hear from any other members of the group. I am surprised there are not other Marines registed. The 43 was a great ship and I miss her as well.


Name: David L. Castiglia
Email: david.castiglia@malvernusa.com
City/State: Spencer,MA
Years_Aboard: 82-85
Date: 19 Jun 2002
Time: 08:48:31

Comments

One of the best times of my life. Made many freinds and still keep in touch with 3 of them. Looking for info in 1994 during ORE south of Cuba we had a collision with the SSNapo Oil Tanker. Looking for photo.


Name: William (Bill)
Email: Edwards
City/State: Lemoore, CA
Years_Aboard: VA-22/72-76
Date: 18 Jun 2002
Time: 14:26:33

Comments

Served with VA-22 Fighting RedCocks as LPO AO Shop. Departed As a AOC.


Name: Larry Rapoza
Email: mrapoza@yahoo.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 69-73
Date: 18 Jun 2002
Time: 11:39:01

Comments

Served as Signalman. Had three cruises and looking for shipmates. Brother Mike was also onboard at this time in A-Division.


Name: Edmund H> Perry
Email: Edmund0517@msn.com
City/State: Hernando Fl.
Years_Aboard: 1949 thru 1951
Date: 17 Jun 2002
Time: 12:57:45

Comments

I'm listed in the cruise book as I can sleep anywhere Perry.


Name: Edmund H> Perry
Email: Edmund0517@msn.com
City/State: Hernando Fl.
Years_Aboard: 2 Years 1949 to 1951
Date: 17 Jun 2002
Time: 12:54:25

Comments

I was a storekeeper SK3 in small stores. S2 Division


Name: Richard Turk
Email: dadinaa@yahoo.com
City/State: Ann Arbor, Mi
Years_Aboard: 65-68
Date: 16 Jun 2002
Time: 19:47:16

Comments

member of attack squadron 25. I was a plane captain and enjoyed those days. everytime I smell diesel fuel it takes me back to the flight deck.


Name: jerry w black
Email: jblack917@aol.com
City/State: athens,alabama
Years_Aboard: over three!
Date: 14 Jun 2002
Time: 15:57:43

Comments

a long and glorious time on th agelee worrior


Name: Ralph "Mick" Sluis
Email: jeanyves276@cs.com
City/State: Naples, Florida
Years_Aboard: 1950-1951
Date: 14 Jun 2002
Time: 09:36:12

Comments

Pilot-Fighter Squadron-172 Med Cruise, Sept,1950-Feb,1951


Name: Edward R. White
Email: adewhite@pathwaynet.com
City/State: Coral,Mi
Years_Aboard: Apr,56 to Feb 57
Date: 13 Jun 2002
Time: 15:06:36

Comments

Iwas an SH3 and ran Ships Store #3 during this time.Went aboard USS Saratoga in Feb 57 until discharge Oct 57. Now live 1/2 time in Mi and Fla.


Name: Walt Sury
Email: wjsury@aol.com
City/State: Akron, Ohio
Years_Aboard: 69-72
Date: 13 Jun 2002
Time: 07:31:01

Comments

She was a great ship, Many fine memories. She still sails in my mind. Looking for anyone from R Division. Danny Kerr, Ted Holcomb, Vic Williams. Anyone knowing any of these guys please Email me. Or anyone who served on the Coral Sea who would like to write please do. She will always be out to sea in my mind.


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 62 - 64
Date: 11 Jun 2002
Time: 22:44:49

Comments

X Division MAA Yeoman, later Captain's Office YN on 1963 Sydney cruise. Still looking for information on a kid named Puckett from VAH-2 who jumped overboard while at sea between Pearl and Sydney. Puckett had been taken to mast,sentenced to the brig, then punched the MAA, made his break and was never found. Lots of responses, lots of theories: some say he's in some south seas paradise, others say he was shark bait and some say shipmates hid him for about six months aboard ship and he's alive and well in Seattle!! Any thoughts, I'm still curious.


Name: Glenn Ponder
Email: gj6073@aol.com
City/State: Tucson, Arizona
Years_Aboard: 65-68
Date: 11 Jun 2002
Time: 16:42:41

Comments

Very Interesting


Name: Rick Sagadin "sag"
Email: ncrick@worldnet.att.net
City/State: Winston Salem, NC
Years_Aboard: 76-80
Date: 10 Jun 2002
Time: 10:00:46

Comments

I can echo the thoughts of many here by saying that my time on the "old lady" were some of the best of my life. I grew up from a punk just out of high school to a disciplined adult, something which has served me well in the 22 years since I left the Navy. I was in the OE division and would love to here from any of my old shipmates. See you in Branson this year!


Name: Jim Trusty
Email: corky1116@aol.com
City/State: Westfield, Mass.
Years_Aboard: '52-'56
Date: 09 Jun 2002
Time: 21:58:23

Comments

"A" division, My crew kept hydraulic systems of elevators, steering gear, and catapaults, (to mention a few) fully charged via the compressed air system; up to 3k psi (This was prior to the canted flight deck). Made three Med cruises aboard a fine ship. Am still looking for Don Uhlig, Joe Robledo and Joe? Kitchen.


Name: Bill Read
Email: blread@comcast.net
City/State: Baltimore MD
Years_Aboard: 1949
Date: 09 Jun 2002
Time: 21:37:44

Comments

CORRECTION Prior to the second "VI Task Force" cruise in the Med, in March '49 the ship went to "GITMO" on the second shake-down cruise for six weeks, returning to Norfolk for reprovisioning before departing for Gibraltar on May 6th. Port of call in June 1949 was RAPALLO Bay, Italy (not Rapatto), an absolutely beautiful sight from the ship.


Name: Robert Terhart
Email: rwltsc@aol.com
City/State: Greenville SC
Years_Aboard: 70-71
Date: 09 Jun 2002
Time: 18:09:28

Comments

A-Div. Lt J.G Foster was our main man. Any one remember Chief Busby? Looking for Peter Trafacanti or Tom Jarvie


Name: John Catlin CTO1 (Ret)
Email: john@catlin.net
City/State: Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Years_Aboard: 80-84
Date: 08 Jun 2002
Time: 18:19:47

Comments

Coral Sea was my first duty station in the Navy. Did a Westpac and World Cruise on that baby! If any CT's remember "The O-Beat Gaf Log" which started in Sept of 1974 and closed out sometime in 1984, I've got it!


Name: BILL CLYMER
Email: WBIL6@CS.COM
City/State: NILES,OHIO
Years_Aboard: 1976-1979
Date: 08 Jun 2002
Time: 14:22:00

Comments


Name: Michael E. Allen
Email: jomijomi@msn.com
City/State: Waipahu, HI
Years_Aboard: 80-83
Date: 08 Jun 2002
Time: 00:53:05

Comments

Served in the Engineering Logroom as a YN. Worked with Ray Nuzskiewicz and Brian Miller. Ray is a LDO LCDR now and Brian is a Chief Yeoman. I retired March 2002 as a LDO LT. Would enjoy hearing from anyone who remembers me. This was the first and most enjoyable tour in my career.


Name: Richard Parsons
Email: rparsons@rpascal.org
City/State: Severna Park, Maryland
Years_Aboard: 65 - 68
Date: 07 Jun 2002
Time: 19:30:21

Comments

I was an EM2. My crew kept the ships elevators running.


Name: ABH3 Michael M. Keen
Email: KEENM@washington.navy.mil
City/State: USS George Washington CVN-73
Years_Aboard:
Date: 07 Jun 2002
Time: 19:20:13

Comments

Outstanding Site, good on you all for keeping and promoting the history of such a fine Vessel. Thank you all!


Name: Tom Rivera
Email: sineman@aol.com
City/State: Montclair, CA
Years_Aboard: 60-62
Date: 07 Jun 2002
Time: 17:31:51

Comments

Attached to VA-152, CAG-15, would like to locate VA-152 shipmates that made the 60-61 & 61-62 westpac cruise.


Name: Donald R. Birkes
Email: dbirkes121@aol.com
City/State: Omaha, NE
Years_Aboard: 1953-1954
Date: 06 Jun 2002
Time: 16:56:48

Comments

During the time I served on the Coaral Sea my rank was that of RMSN (Radioman Seaman).


Name: Robert (JOE) Peirce
Email: aocak2@direcway.com
City/State: Gainesville, GA.
Years_Aboard: 76-79
Date: 05 Jun 2002
Time: 15:49:05

Comments


Name: Jeff Hopson "Hoppy"
Email: sonofhop39@aol.com
City/State: Oakdale, CA.
Years_Aboard: 78-80
Date: 04 Jun 2002
Time: 21:45:51

Comments

It would be nice to hear from anyone who may have served in OI division during my tenor there. She was a great ship and it was sad to see her scrapped.


Name: Chris Hampton
Email: hampton116@cox.net
City/State: Phoenix ,AZ
Years_Aboard: 69-71
Date: 04 Jun 2002
Time: 17:45:41

Comments


Name: Paul Bramer
Email: paulo6o@hotmail.com
City/State: VA Beach VA
Years_Aboard: 1985-1988
Date: 03 Jun 2002
Time: 20:50:41

Comments

Attached to the master-at-arms for my tour got to know a lot of the crew and they were a great bunch of guys. Sail with them agian anytime.


Name: Chuck Huber
Email: charles379@webtv.net
City/State: St. Augustine, Fl
Years_Aboard: 1955 VC-8 Detachment
Date: 03 Jun 2002
Time: 11:29:41

Comments

The Coral Sea was heavily involved in the establishment of the first Heavy Attack Composite Squadrons, (VC-5,6,7,8), from '48 to '56, flying P2V-3B/3C and AJ-1/2 nuclear bombers from its flight deck. A website devoted to this period is at http://community.webtv.net/charles379/USNComposite


Name: Russell F. Kinney
Email: Frank503@msn.com
City/State: Des Moines, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 1968-1972
Date: 02 Jun 2002
Time: 23:04:00

Comments

anyone out there that was aboard the ship please e-mail me.


Name: Bradley R. Tamm
Email: bradtamm@msn.com
City/State: Honolulu, Hawaii
Years_Aboard: 83 - World Cruise
Date: 02 Jun 2002
Time: 21:26:22

Comments

Many fond memories of "old smokey." Sailed on her as an airwing puke, and out of 8 carriers in my career, she was the finest. Maybe she was old, maybe the aircon didn't work, maybe she was small, but by God she had class, and a spirit of the men who loved her made her the best. B.R. Tamm, AX1 HS-12, CVW-14.


Name: Joseph Baker
Email: baker.joe@broadband.att.com
City/State: Stockton,Ca
Years_Aboard: 77-82
Date: 01 Jun 2002
Time: 20:27:10

Comments

Met alot of real cool people onboard. Realy enjoyed those westpacs(women,beer and women. Have alot of good memories of good people and places.


Name: Stephanie
Email: sksanders@earthlink.net
City/State: missouri
Years_Aboard:
Date: 01 Jun 2002
Time: 03:51:59

Comments

If anyone knows Peter(pete)Paul Banels can you please email info you have about him to me at sksanders@earthlink.net He's our uncle who has passed away Thank You


Name: Stephanie
Email: sksander
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Date: 01 Jun 2002
Time: 03:47:53

Comments


Name: Robert D. Kryzsko
Email: stifpolrk@msn.com
City/State: Stockton, Ca
Years_Aboard: 77-79
Date: 31 May 2002
Time: 17:29:21

Comments

She was quite a lady.


Name: Gary Sturges - Stu
Email: 555sturges@charter.net
City/State: Grants Pass, Oregon
Years_Aboard: 1965 -1966
Date: 29 May 2002
Time: 22:02:24

Comments

From VA - 153 Blue Tails 1965-1966. Anyone PLEASE REPLY!_ Or sister squadron VA - 155


Name: randy[petey] peterson
Email: rpeterson1955@aol.com
City/State: springdale arkansas
Years_Aboard: 75-79
Date: 28 May 2002
Time: 20:32:16

Comments

just want to say , any r-div folks out there?we lived hard . played hard , not like the pussies in airwing!!!!!!i remember tossin their work orders over the fantail ????leaky sink ??? shitter plugged??tough....they would be back to the base soon enough ,,let the sea daddys take care of them !!!!!anyone from r-div who was on fron 75-79 let me know ht-3 peterson


Name: Jack Dyer
Email: dyerlinda@hotmail.com
City/State: Gainesville, Texas
Years_Aboard: 1954-1956
Date: 28 May 2002
Time: 10:57:40

Comments

I would like information on how to join the Association. My address is: Jack Dyer 6621 S FM 372 Gainesville, TX 76240


Name: Kenneth L Painter
Email: rainmaker45@attbi.com
City/State: Fremont, Ca.
Years_Aboard: 74-75
Date: 27 May 2002
Time: 20:47:15

Comments


Name: Gianluca Mazzanti
Email: mazwork@supereva.it
City/State: Italy
Years_Aboard:
Date: 27 May 2002
Time: 11:48:01

Comments

Dear Sirs, we have selected Your site for a little review. Best Regards Gianluca Mazzanti, guida in Storia Militare Associazioni Estere (http://guide.supereva.it/storia_militare/associazioni/


Name: Ron Fertterer
Email: rrjl@eoni.com
City/State: Hermiston,Oregon
Years_Aboard: 1968-1970
Date: 26 May 2002
Time: 23:22:28

Comments

Worked in 1a &1b fire rooms anyone out there who wants to corrispond Feel free sure is a bitch to hear they junked her


Name: Ron Fertterer
Email: rrjl@eoni.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Date: 26 May 2002
Time: 23:18:15

Comments


Name: Ron Fertterer
Email: rrjl@eoni.com
City/State: Hermiston Oregon
Years_Aboard: 1968-1970
Date: 26 May 2002
Time: 23:16:14

Comments

Served in 1 able fire room ,also spent time in 1b fire room ,I was sorry to hear she was made into razer blades.If any one out there wants to corrispond feel fee. Good site keep it up.


Name: Lynn Guidry
Email: deedapop@aol.com
City/State: Baytown, Texas
Years_Aboard: 62-66
Date: 26 May 2002
Time: 22:23:41

Comments

Started out in #3 Engine and ended up in #4 Engine. Left the Navy as MM2.


Name: MIKE REED
Email: WWW.USN@20YEARS.COM
City/State: SAN DIEGO,CA
Years_Aboard: JUNE/3/1984 TO NOV/16/1987
Date: 25 May 2002
Time: 15:54:54

Comments

IAM IN THE US NAVY STILL AND IAM ON MY 4th SHIP IAM GOING FOR 20YEARS 1984 TO 2004 AND IAM A MMC(SW) NOW. USS CORAL SEA CV-43 JUN/3/1984 TO NOV/16/1987. USS MISSOURI BB-63 FEB/22/1989 TO MAR/29/1992. USS MOUT HOOD AE-29 OCT/2/1995 TO JAN/26/1998. NOW IAM ON USS TRUMAN CVN-75 MAY/7/2001 TO 2004 MMC(SW) 1984 TO 2004


Name: Lawrence J. Campbell SHSN
Email: hAPPYLJC@AOL
City/State: rOME n.y.
Years_Aboard: mAR 55 -fEB 57
Date: 23 May 2002
Time: 14:31:13

Comments

wORKED IN SHIP STORES(ROUGH DUTY) SEA STORES .70 A CARTON , MADE 3OR4 CRUISES. TO BE BACK IN bARCELONA AND BE 18 YEARS OLD AGAIN. i REMEMBER THE 56 sUEZ SCARE AND THE hUNGARIAN ASSAULT BY THE RUSSIANS


Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email: kencarr@inwi.net
City/State: COLVILLE, WA. 99114-9585
Years_Aboard: 1960 & 61
Date: 22 May 2002
Time: 23:43:17

Comments

WELL I'M JUST CHECKING IN. FOR ME I'M GLAD THAT SPRING HAS ARRIVED. I HOPE THINGS ARE GOING WELL FOR ALL. UNTILL NEXT TIME, I WISH YOU ALL, THE BEST. KEN


Name: Terry Pettigrew
Email: deluxodude@aol.com
City/State: Fremont, Ca
Years_Aboard: (75 - 78)
Date: 22 May 2002
Time: 22:30:51

Comments

I came aboard during the Long Beach drydock (Sep 75) and left in the Bremerton drydock (Apr 78). In between made the '77 WestPac cruise. A lot of good memories of great guys and great places. I was in V4 division (Aviation Fuels). Worked the flight and hangar deck repair crew from Long Beach until the cruise. Then worked below decks for the cruise. I have vivid memories of Captain Joe Frick. What a great guy. Is he still around? I will definitely break out the WestPac '77 book and look up some of the names I saw from that time period. Take care and good sailin'.


Name: Terry Pettigrew
Email: deluxodude@aol.com
City/State: Fremont, California
Years_Aboard: 75 - 78 (V4 Div)
Date: 22 May 2002
Time: 22:16:46

Comments

Came aboard in drydock at Long Beach (Sep '75) and left at the end of my tour of duty in April of '78 while in drydock at Bremerton. I have many great memories of people and places. I will have to get out the Westpac '77 book and look up some of the names I read while scrolling through the guestbook.


Name: Bill Snow
Email: bill_snow@matria.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 85-88
Date: 22 May 2002
Time: 14:30:40

Comments

Would like to hear from anyone in M-1 Div 1985-1988.


Name: Leo Cardenas , Yn3
Email: Cardenas1140@aol.com
City/State: San Antonio, Tx
Years_Aboard: 78-81
Date: 21 May 2002
Time: 20:42:05

Comments

Just came across the site...Great site, still looking into it...How can I find a shipmate during my time there? Keep up the good work with the site...


Name: dennis c decatur
Email: padewmadew@ejourney.com
City/State: harrison michigan
Years_Aboard: 66-68
Date: 20 May 2002
Time: 20:15:15

Comments

would love to hear from all my old G division pals.


Name: BRET L. RIDEOUT
Email: www.bretshortbus@aol.com
City/State: Three Rivers, CA
Years_Aboard: (87-89)
Date: 20 May 2002
Time: 16:59:03

Comments

I'm an AO that was assigned to weapons dept. G-1 division. I belive it was G-3 and then changed to G-1 or viceversa, anyway nice to find this web site, hope to here from some old shipmates. Yours truely, AO2 Bret L. Rideout


Name: (TD2) Frank Braman
Email: fbraman@hotmail.com
City/State: New Braunfels, TX
Years_Aboard: 1975-78
Date: 20 May 2002
Time: 13:30:13

Comments

X division 3M Office, Westpac 1976


Name: Robert G Seeds
Email: rgcoolman@juno.com
City/State: Summerfield, Florida 34491
Years_Aboard: 1952-53
Date: 18 May 2002
Time: 21:39:07

Comments

THE BEST OF THE BEST- GREAT SHIP- NEVER FORGET HER A DIVISION,#2 OFFICER MOTOR BOAT.


Name: bmsn mark zehnacker
Email: tenackers @ aol.com
City/State: poughkeepsie n.y
Years_Aboard: 1977 1978
Date: 18 May 2002
Time: 19:59:53

Comments

1 st div deck dept west pac 77 drydock purget sound looking for marvin carroll great lakes 77 then cv 43


Name: bmsn mark zehnacker
Email: tenackers @ aol.com
City/State: poughkeepsie n.y
Years_Aboard: 1977 1978
Date: 18 May 2002
Time: 19:53:20

Comments

1 st div deck dept west pac 77 drydock purget sound looking for marvin carroll great lakes 77 then cv 43


Name: Charles Brooker
Email: cbroo19519@aol.com
City/State: Spencer,In.
Years_Aboard: 60-61
Date: 18 May 2002
Time: 13:38:33

Comments

BT2. Plank holder from 1960 in Washington. Remember $1.00 per carton smokes and endless card games.


Name: Charlie 'Cosmo' Wilson
Email: cosmo@cosmo.com
City/State: Deltona, Florida
Years_Aboard: 1988
Date: 17 May 2002
Time: 21:42:58

Comments

I was aboard in 1988 with Barbara Mandrell. I got to fly out in a COD and spend a couple of days on the ship. Everyone I came in contact with was professional, friendly, helpful and proud of their ship. It was a dream come true to be on board, much less out at sea! I would love to speak to any of the guys who gave me tours of their departments, please email me if you remember me. Thanks for a memory that will last a lifetime!


Name: Jerry Stone
Email: jstoneEOD@aol.com
City/State: Brighton, Colorado
Years_Aboard: 72 - 75
Date: 17 May 2002
Time: 15:59:11

Comments

I have great memories of my time at Home aboard the "Greatest Ship In the Navy". Wish the very best to all my "Ship Mates". I was a GMT2 when I left in 75, have since retired as an EOD "Mustang LT".


Name: Dwight W. Thurlow AE-3
Email: regsurg@midmaine.com
City/State: livermore, Maine
Years_Aboard:
Date: 17 May 2002
Time: 00:12:29

Comments

I served in VFP-63 DET-3 and was on board a short time in 1976 before I got out on the USN.


Name: Jerry "GG" Williams
Email: Willchose@aol.com
City/State: Denver, CO
Years_Aboard: 55-57
Date: 15 May 2002
Time: 22:14:13

Comments

Firstly, the Navy has been the most powerful experience of my life. I can not share with you enough how important the Navy experience has been to me. It has been the foundation of my life. I joned the Navy when I was 16 years old and emergerd at 20 as a mature man. Needless to say I lied about my age to join this glorious group. The Coral Sea was my first ship, and this ship remains in my heart and my ship mates remain as my family. I went on to serve aboard this wonderful "Lady". after going we went around Cape Horn, enroute to Bremerton, Washington. Stops at Santos, Brazil, perphaps, Santiago, Chile, maybe Lima, Peru, Balboa, Panama, San Diego, Calif. Do you remember th


Name: BOB DEEMS
Email: CVSAILOR@TNEK.COM
City/State: KENT, WASHINGTON
Years_Aboard: 71-73
Date: 15 May 2002
Time: 11:09:11

Comments


Name: BOB DEEMS
Email: CVSAILOR@TNEK.COM
City/State: KENT, WASHINGTON
Years_Aboard: 71-73
Date: 15 May 2002
Time: 11:09:08

Comments


Name: Thomas W. Smith
Email: tsmith5586@houston.rr.com
City/State: Houston, Tx
Years_Aboard: 1962-1965
Date: 14 May 2002
Time: 21:36:52

Comments

MM1 in #3 engineroom. Just had a reunion with S. Guidry, L. Guidry, H. Dumire, J. Corder, S. Bachus and TW Smith in Houston. Hadn't seen each other since 1965. We'd like to find more "M" Div. snipes who served with us during 62-65 period.


Name: Marty Sharpe
Email: k5wqh@htcomp.net
City/State: White Settlement, Texas
Years_Aboard:
Date: 14 May 2002
Time: 17:22:09

Comments

Site well done. Does anyone remember when Saint Paul(CA-73) was in collision with Coral Sea in Yokosuka.


Name: Ron Beckering
Email: beckering@hotmail.com
City/State: Harpursville,NY 13787
Years_Aboard: 72-73
Date: 13 May 2002
Time: 13:19:47

Comments

Excelllent web site. Eventhough I only spent a year aboard. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am certainly proud to have served.


Name: J.A. O'Quinn
Email: jalphaoq@aol.com
City/State: Carrollton, Ga
Years_Aboard: 1963-65
Date: 12 May 2002
Time: 22:32:14

Comments

AT2 in VF-154. Couldn't wait to leave, wish I could return.


Name: Alan R . Amarias
Email: aamarias@yahoo.com
City/State: San Diego Ca.
Years_Aboard: Nov 61 Aug. 13th 62
Date: 12 May 2002
Time: 20:01:19

Comments

If I remember correctly A-47 after emergency Diesel


Name: AYO
Email: jksdhg@yahoo.com
City/State: NIGERIA
Years_Aboard: FOUR 1 NINE
Date: 11 May 2002
Time: 14:23:43

Comments

PLEASE MY GUYS HAVE DONE IT SO KEEP OFFFFFFFFFFF NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA NIGERIA GOOD LUCK.


Name: Edward R. Burkhardt
Email: eddierburkhardt@hotmail.com
City/State: Jerome,Idaho
Years_Aboard: 80-84,V-1 Div.
Date: 11 May 2002
Time: 04:28:46

Comments

Man,I miss the old girl!Going,east this summer.Maybe,I could get one last look...if theres anything left!As for my mates, I miss all you, flight deck bastards! Love to You and Yours,My brothers...NO SHIT...LONG TIME...Late,C-ya,...YO-YO...BLAZE...TK-FLY TWO-SPOTTER waist CAT-3,Eddie Burkhardt,V-1 DIV.1980-84. p.s. Don't GAF Me off! Put Me on the muster list ,BRAVO-ZULU,to you! YO-YO.


Name: Bob Hemphill
Email: bob_hemphill@qwest.net
City/State: Phoenix, AZ
Years_Aboard: 1973 (VA-95)
Date: 10 May 2002
Time: 21:16:54

Comments


Name: Hank Bellomy
Email: jbellomy@att.net
City/State: Maryland
Years_Aboard: 78-80
Date: 10 May 2002
Time: 13:36:42

Comments

ET2 OE Div.


Name: Michael L. Davis
Email: gurgeleyes@clarkston.com
City/State: Clarkston WA.
Years_Aboard: 71-72
Date: 08 May 2002
Time: 23:51:59

Comments

What a great sight! One of my sons found it for me and I've really enjoyed it so far. I was an AN3 in V1 Division--flightdeck crew. Blue shirt in Fly 2. While scrolling through the guestbook, I think I recognized a few familiar names, but 30 years has certainly taken a toll on my memory capabilities! If anyone remembers me, I'd like to hear from you!


Name: Les Jackson
Email: :LLJackson2503@aol.com
City/State: Monroe, La.
Years_Aboard: 64-66
Date: 08 May 2002
Time: 18:16:51

Comments

I would like to hear from anyone in X Division from 1964-1966. Les Jackson


Name: Fred M Steik
Email: fsteik@msn.com
City/State: Renton, Washington
Years_Aboard: 57
Date: 06 May 2002
Time: 12:30:26

Comments

I was div.6 yeoman when she came fro Com Air Lant to Com Air Pac from Norfolk Va. to Bremerton for decommisioning and had the angle deck and hurrican bow on it. I was AK3 (457-52-25) and my officer was Lt Swan. We had only cars onboard and came around the horn due to the beam of the ship kept us from comming thru the canal.


Name: jerry w black
Email: jwblack@hiwaay.net
City/State: athens,alabama
Years_Aboard: 59-63
Date: 05 May 2002
Time: 08:47:35

Comments

served in r divison/co2 shop


Name: Milton Rose
Email: Melmade1@aol.com
City/State: Milpitas CA
Years_Aboard: 1949 Med Cruse
Date: 04 May 2002
Time: 13:47:48

Comments

I was a member of VF-23


Name: Mary Howard
Email: macool2@aol.com
City/State: Rockland, ME
Years_Aboard: ***52-71***
Date: 03 May 2002
Time: 15:10:55

Comments

I am the daughter-in-law of Robert "Dave" Davis and we are looking for men who were on the Coral Sea with him during those years. He especially remembers P Mullens (P was the mans first name!!) and others. Any of you out there remember him Please contact me at macool2@aol.com or call me at (207)596-7827. Dad was in for 20 years and retired, then went on to work for a company making boats, he worked on the molds, welded, etc. He was an AMS1 and served with the ship in Korea and Vietnam. Thanks


Name: Dave Boles
Email: dwb@osprey.net
City/State: Emporia, KS
Years_Aboard: 1964-1968
Date: 02 May 2002
Time: 16:57:56

Comments

CVA-43 Shipmates, Don't know if any of you have an interest in this kind of thing or not but I thought I would mention it. I will be attending the Rockin' 50's Fest in Green Bay, WI this summer. I thought if by chance any of you were there we could get together and reminisce about the way it was. It is from July 7-13. Great rockabilly music from many great performers. The music is free. For more information you can check here. http://oneidabingoandcasino.net/rockin-50s/entertainment/index.html#sunday You might circulate this with other Coral Sea crew members and don't forget to let me know if you plan on attending. I would especially like to see anyone who was in M division when I was. Dave Boles M Division # 4 Engine Room 1964/1968 dwb@osprey.net


Name: Dave Boles
Email: dwb@osprey.net
City/State: Emporia, KS
Years_Aboard:
Date: 02 May 2002
Time: 16:54:21

Comments


Name: Christopher J. Williams
Email: chris.williams3@med.va.gov
City/State: louisville, ky.
Years_Aboard: Dec 73-76
Date: 02 May 2002
Time: 15:05:14

Comments

Boatswains Mate in second division. I had several good pals I'd like to hear from, but haven't seen them since the day I parted. Richard Converse, Pete Jennings, Gary Baker. There's too many to list. I've got a lot of good memories of that boat! I remember the sailor that chased a frisbie over the side one evening. He was in my general Quarters group. I remember the Phillipenes, Australia, Singapor, the Mayaguez. I was a mess cook in the pot-n-pan room for the west-pac in 74. I gave my bunk to one of the marines that was rescued from the mayaguez. I remember playing spades all night, many nights. I still love that game. There are too many good memories to list. If you know me feel free to email me, I'd love to talk about our navy days. This web site is great. I often wounder about the folks I served with.


Name: Christopher J. Williams
Email: chris.williams3@med.va.gov
City/State: louisville, ky.
Years_Aboard: Dec 73-76
Date: 02 May 2002
Time: 15:04:55

Comments

Boatswains Mate in second division. I had several good pals I'd like to hear from, but haven't seen them since the day I parted. Richard Converse, Pete Jennings, Gary Baker. There's too many to list. I've got a lot of good memories of that boat! I remember the sailor that chased a frisbie over the side one evening. He was in my general Quarters group. I remember the Phillipenes, Australia, Singapor, the Mayaguez. I was a mess cook in the pot-n-pan room for the west-pac in 74. I gave my bunk to one of the marines that was rescued from the mayaguez. I remember playing spades all night, many nights. I still love that game. There are too many good memories to list. If you know me feel free to email me, I'd love to talk about our navy days. This web site is great. I often wounder about the folks I served with.


Name: Christopher J. Williams
Email: chris.williams3@med.va.gov
City/State: louisville, ky.
Years_Aboard: Dec 73-76
Date: 02 May 2002
Time: 14:19:49

Comments

Boatswains Mate in second division. I had several good pals I'd like to hear from, but haven't seen them since the day I parted. Richard Converse, Pete Jennings, Gary Baker. There's too many to list. I've got a lot of good memories of that boat!


Name: Garland L. Smith
Email: autoglass@charter.net
City/State: Grover Beach Ca.
Years_Aboard:
Date: 02 May 2002
Time: 00:50:02

Comments

My Brother was on the ship some time from 1956 to 1960 then he went to the Midway . Jesse L.Smith was in the Boiler room I think maybe B- Div. maybe a fireman. If you know of him e-mail me . Jesse died in 2001 of cancer and would like to hear from you if you of know him.If you e-mail me I can send you a picture of him,check you cuise books. all his Navy pictures was burned up in a fire,I have only one picture of my Big Brother. Thanks Garland (RED)Smith


Name: HANK SPRINGER
Email: HPSPRINGER@MSN.COM
City/State: LOS ANGELES, CA.
Years_Aboard: Dec. 55 to May 57
Date: 01 May 2002
Time: 13:55:15

Comments

Came aboard "43" in Dec. 55 after leaving "b" school in Norman, Okla. was 350 out of a class of 352 ( I always was a bright child) Got put into Avation supply untill we started over on our Med Cruse in August...went into PIO and became a JO3..loved the time I spent on that ship...I often think about those long days and nights at sea...but mostly I remember the liberty ports...If any of you remember that cruse and the "around the Horn cruse" sign on my E-mail hpspringer@msn.com (I'm retired from the Los Angeles Unified...and had quite a time there also) clear days ahead for all of you brothers and now I understand sisters..


Name: Maxwell, Roy
Email: roy.maxwell@otis.com
City/State: Dallas, TX
Years_Aboard: 68-72
Date: 01 May 2002
Time: 09:49:37

Comments

Was BM3 in 3rd Div. Capt. Gig. would like to hear from other 3rd Div. Boats.


Name: Jim Hawk
Email: jim_hawk2@yahoo.com
City/State: SmokeRise, Alabama (no. of bham)
Years_Aboard: 68-69 & 69-70 West Pac cruises
Date: 30 Apr 2002
Time: 13:10:55

Comments

Worked on Helo Crew (HC-1, Det 5 and Det 9) Would love to hear from any of the guys. Still remember being in hugh storm off North Korea and Heat of Yankee Station


Name: Joe & Tracy Conway
Email: wconway47@attbi.com
City/State: Fresno, California
Years_Aboard: N/A
Date: 28 Apr 2002
Time: 00:21:19

Comments

Hello, This is a request for information...I am hoping somebody can help me with information on a former shipmate of yours on CVA-43, CDR William Tamm Arnold (USN, MIA). My wife and I have had a MIA bracelet with his name on it for years and would like to find out more about this man. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The bracelet is in a place of honor in our home, god bless him for his service, and all of yours. He went down in an A-4C on 11-18-65. Thanks again. We can be reached at wconway47@attbi.com or vmaxp@aol.com. Best always -- Joe


Name: ALEX PRETE (CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT)
Email: APRETE7612@AOL.COM
City/State: PALM CITY, FL
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Date: 27 Apr 2002
Time: 17:18:00

Comments

AMH2, VA94, CAG 15. TWO WESTPACS


Name: Jim Fox
Email: jfox@greenhills.net
City/State: Chillicothe, MO
Years_Aboard: 70-72
Date: 27 Apr 2002
Time: 14:40:40

Comments

Web site is very interesting. It's been a long time since I thought about the CVA-43.


Name: jeffrey c peeples, ADCS
Email: peeplesjc@netscape.net
City/State: Dameron, md
Years_Aboard: 86-88
Date: 26 Apr 2002
Time: 16:03:51

Comments

TAD April 86 to Sept 86 CVW13 tiger det to rehab spaces. Was assigned to VFA-137 and only was able to do the winter cruise of 86-87 and then the work-ups the following year up to the May 88 cruise.


Name: Steven Motley Sr.
Email: golfway215@aol.com
City/State: ocala fl
Years_Aboard: 60-61
Date: 26 Apr 2002
Time: 12:14:12

Comments

great websight


Name: "STABILITY" stalzer,ken
Email: kenstalzer@aol.com
City/State: san mateo,ca
Years_Aboard: 75-76
Date: 26 Apr 2002
Time: 12:05:23

Comments

served aboard the USS Coral Seaduring the 75 westpac.was in "R" division.was in charge of keeping ship level during flight opps.spent many hours awake during evacuation from siagon & rescue of USS Mayaguez .and we even made it to Austrailia.had a great time aboard before i was discharged on the 13th of february(friday the 13th)1976. would like to hear from anybody who remembers me.


Name: "STABILITY" stalzer,ken
Email: kenstalzer@aol.com
City/State: san mateo,ca
Years_Aboard: 75-76
Date: 26 Apr 2002
Time: 12:04:48

Comments

served aboard the USS Coral Seaduring the 75 westpac.was in "R" division.was in charge of keeping ship level during flight opps.spent many hours awake during evacuation from siagon & rescue of USS Mayaguez .and we even made it to Austrailia.had a great time aboard before i was discharged on friday the 13th of february(friday the 13th)1976. would like to hear from anybody who remembers me.


Name: "STABILITY" stalzer,ken
Email: kenstalzer@aol.com
City/State: san mateo,ca
Years_Aboard: 75-76
Date: 26 Apr 2002
Time: 12:03:53

Comments

served aboard the USS Coral Seaduring the 75 westpac.was in "R" division.was in charge of keeping ship level during flight opps.spent many hours awake during evacuation from siagon & rescue of USS Mayaguez .and we even made it to Austrailia.had a great time aboard before i was discharged on friday the 13th of february(friday the 13th)1976. would like to hear from anybody who remembers me.


Name: Marvin Bruce Mashburn
Email: bmashburn@tycovalves.com
City/State: Asheville, NC
Years_Aboard: April 1970 - August 1973
Date: 25 Apr 2002
Time: 13:09:15

Comments

My seventh grade school teacher, Ron Grover, used to tell our class sea stories from his time aboard the USS Coral Sea during the mid-to-late '50's and his Med cruise trips. Seven years later I first boarded "San Francisco's Own" in the shipyards in Yokuska, Japan. The old girl had snapped a screw shaft and was in the yard for a new shaft installation. In one incredible week a replacement shaft from an old WWII battlewagon was pulled and sent to our yard in Japan and the local yardbirds had chopped a giant hole from the hanger bay down through seven decks and installed a new shaft. We returned to Yankee Station in less than ten work days if my memory serves me correct. During my tenure the USS Coral Sea logged in more combat duty time than any other war ship in the history of our fine service. My forty months aboard the "Coral Maru" was a true and exciting adventure and I feel blessed to have served. I was quiet saddened to learn of her demise. I will soon be sending in my membership application to hold onto my fondest of memories as long as I can. May the Lord bless your efforts of this organization as a living memorial to those who have paid the ultimate price in defense of our nation. Respectfully yours, Marvin Bruce Mashburn SN# B354788 Aviation Ordnanceman, Second Class Guided Missile Division USS Coral Sea, CVA-43


Name: Walt Stoddard GM 3 Class
Email: wstoddard@neo.rr.com
City/State: Norwalk,Ohio
Years_Aboard: 55-56-57
Date: 25 Apr 2002
Time: 09:41:53

Comments

Just checking back in . Good site hi to all my old ship mates.


Name: Jaroslaw Palasek
Email: jarmann@wp.pl & j.palasek@zeo.pl
City/State: Ostroleka, Poland
Years_Aboard: 1989-1995
Date: 25 Apr 2002
Time: 01:28:41

Comments


Name: Anthony "Tony"Jennings
Email: momof3boys@attbi
City/State: Pittsburg Califorina
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Date: 24 Apr 2002
Time: 18:34:12

Comments

I was in Deck deparment for the first nine months aboard ship and six months of that I was on the Captain's Gig.And for the rest of my time aboard ship I went to X division Post office.


Name: Anthony"Tony" Jenings
Email: momof3boys@attbi
City/State: Pittsburg Califorina
Years_Aboard: 72-75
Date: 24 Apr 2002
Time: 18:24:27

Comments

I was in deck deparment for my first nine months aboard ship and went to X division for the rest of my time aboard.


Name: Kenneth Lindsey
Email: janicelindsey@msn.com
City/State: Dallas, tx
Years_Aboard: 68-69
Date: 23 Apr 2002
Time: 18:04:13

Comments


Name: Chuck Huber
Email: charles379@webtv.net
City/State: St. Augustine, Florida
Years_Aboard: 1955
Date: 23 Apr 2002
Time: 18:03:43

Comments

I was aboard with VC-8 Detachment of AJ Savages in Med., 1955, out of Port Lyautey. The Foundation (magazine of Naval Aviation Museum) Volume 23 Number 1 Spring 2002 has a "1950s photo of USS Coral Sea with a full complement of AJ-2 Savages on board." The photo, taken from a forward airborne position shows TWELVE AJs on the flight (straight) deck! Five staggered (almost side by side) forward of the island, one port of the island, and the last parked at the No. 1 wire. No other aircraft on the flight deck. When and where did this occur?


Name: Joel Carranza
Email: joel.carranza@pacebus.com
City/State: Chicago
Years_Aboard: 84 - 87
Date: 23 Apr 2002
Time: 17:11:00

Comments

EN2 - A Div. Fwd. and Aft. Diesels, Motor Whale Boats and Captin's Gig. Had alot of great times on board and off. Was a great ship.


Name: Jonathan Frost
Email: frostair@adelphia.net
City/State: Stuart, FL
Years_Aboard: 85-88
Date: 23 Apr 2002
Time: 13:29:37

Comments

Sailor of the Year 1986 as AC1 Currently (2002) ACCS(AW) Retired


Name: Jim VanGaasbeck
Email: dutchscot1@msn.com
City/State: Clovis, California
Years_Aboard: 70-72
Date: 23 Apr 2002
Time: 02:14:29

Comments

V-2 Division, Cat. 1 control console petty officer. Even though I couldn't wait to get out of the Navy, the Coral Sea was a great ship and had a great crew. V-2 Division Commander Lt. Cmdr. Gillan.


Name: Paul Nowosielski
Email: mtp92887
City/State: Worcester Ma
Years_Aboard: 85-87
Date: 22 Apr 2002
Time: 17:31:54

Comments

Need any help on commitees or such


Name: DAVID (a.k.a.: DAVE) FRIEDEBORN
Email: dfriedeborn@cs.com
City/State: LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ
Years_Aboard: 1951 - 1954
Date: 22 Apr 2002
Time: 11:47:27

Comments

ONLY IN 'USN' FOR 1 HITCH. TOOK 'BOOTS' IN NEWPORT, RI. MADE 3 'MED CRUISES'. RAN THE 'SHIPS SERVICE' OFFICE, ON THE STARBOARD FORWARD EDGE OF HANGER DECK. DISCHARGED @ PHILLY SHIPYARD AS AN 'SK2' .


Name: Steve Wilkinson
Email: bearcat@opman.com
City/State: Clyde, Ohio
Years_Aboard: 73-75
Date: 20 Apr 2002
Time: 07:52:25

Comments

Would like to hear from anybody from 3rd div.


Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email: kencarr@inwi.net
City/State: COLVILLE, WA. 99114-9585
Years_Aboard: 1960 & 61
Date: 19 Apr 2002
Time: 08:43:39

Comments

CHECKING BACK IN, HOPE THAT I HELPED A COUPLE OF MATES FIND THEIR WAY TO JOINING THE ASSN. I'M GOING TO INCLUDE THE ''E-MAIL'' ADDRESS FOR MEMBERSHIP. KEN mgcordero@nctimes.net


Name: Bob Davis
Email: benbobbo@mindspring.com
City/State: Lafayette, Indiana
Years_Aboard: 72 and 73 cruises
Date: 18 Apr 2002
Time: 16:45:36

Comments

PR3 with VAQ 135 whales. Did the LOX crew the first cruise, and back in the squadron for the 2nd. Also did a stint at Mess Deck Master at Arms. Is Rocky out there? Had an overnite in Da Nang thanx to a CAT and TRAP on the whale. Many good memories and I am sure some great ones I cannot remember. Hong Kong was my favorite...


Name: David Boles
Email: dwb@osprey.net
City/State: Emporia, KS
Years_Aboard: 64-68
Date: 18 Apr 2002
Time: 15:51:35

Comments

David Boles MM3 # 4 Engine Room 64-68 Ah yes, memories of the old Coral Maroo. Came aboard in 64. Everyone was excited because the first stop after Pearl Harbor was Manila after that it was directly to Australia. On the way to Manila our politicians thought it was time to feed Charlie some 500 ponders. Three cruises(on the line and no Australia later) it was time for me to say good bye. We left Sasebo and I was going to get a 3 week early out. Reality check the Pueblo incident and we are the only CVA around. Well it wasn't an early out but I did get out with 60 days leave on the books.(no fault of mine, I never realized I was so important, uh huh ). Great memories but somehow it all looks better in the rear view mirror. To all you ex Machinist Mates. You deserve a place in heaven because you have already served your time in hell. Many thanks to all those who served to make this country great even if Viet Nam was politically ordained. God bless all those who laid down their life for the cause may your sacrifice never be forgotten. May our Political leaders never forget what they imposed on you and your loved ones.


Name: Gerald Roffis
Email: giroffis@zoomin ternet.net
City/State: Butler, Pa.
Years_Aboard: 1955-1957..1956Med cruise
Date: 17 Apr 2002
Time: 13:47:32

Comments

how do I become a member of the asscc ?


Name: Matt Johnson
Email: sobeatsworking@aol.com
City/State: Newark, CA
Years_Aboard: 80-83
Date: 16 Apr 2002
Time: 20:20:33

Comments

Went aboard as an AO1 (selected as Sailor of the Year) - made AOC - departed as a CWO2. Finest tour a sailor could ask could ask for.


Name: JACKKIPP
Email: JACK KIPP600@msn.COM
City/State: MARSHALL MI 49068
Years_Aboard: 4
Date: 16 Apr 2002
Time: 20:05:20

Comments

HC1 DET 3PLAIN CAPTAIN] WHERER IS MY SQUD CLOW TUNA MIKE J GOODMAN AND ALL YOU OTHERS KIPPER


Name: JACK KIPP
Email: JACK KIPP600@msn.COM
City/State: MARSHALL MI 49068
Years_Aboard: 4
Date: 16 Apr 2002
Time: 19:58:06

Comments


Name: Kristian Timmons
Email: Kristimmons2@hotmail.com
City/State: idaho
Years_Aboard:
Date: 16 Apr 2002
Time: 12:13:39

Comments

My fater was aboard the coral sea in 71-73 as a mighty shrike VA-94 please email me if you have any info.His name is Clifford or better known as Gene Timmons Thanks Kristian Timmons


Name: Martin Jerome Funk
Email: none
City/State: POlacca, AZ 86042
Years_Aboard: 62-66
Date: 15 Apr 2002
Time: 22:51:55

Comments

Served as ship's company electrician's mate. Entire 4 years served onboard USS Coral Sea.


Name: Woods, DP, ABE2,V2/AG
Email: dwoods6945@aol.com
City/State: Palm City, FL
Years_Aboard: 64-69
Date: 15 Apr 2002
Time: 12:47:14

Comments

These were the formative years! Never thought I would ever look back on the time I spent on the Binjo Maru and smile. Air Ops for 12 hours, re-reve all night then air ops for another 12. It was great! San Miguel in those little brown bottles at the White House in Olongopo!! Any of the crew from V2/AG that served when I did, drop me a line.


Name: Terry P.Doepke, AG2
Email: doepket@onenet.net
City/State: Ada, OK
Years_Aboard: 69-71
Date: 15 Apr 2002
Time: 09:31:54

Comments

Served in OA Division.


Name: ROBERT ASHLEY
Email: Ba6t650@aol.com
City/State: FT.WORTH TX.
Years_Aboard: 62-64
Date: 13 Apr 2002
Time: 14:01:26

Comments

I WAS IN G DIV. FLT. DECK CREW.


Name: ROBERT ASHLEY
Email: Ba6t650@aol.com
City/State: FT.WORTH TX.
Years_Aboard: 62-64
Date: 13 Apr 2002
Time: 13:58:17

Comments

I WAS IN G DIV. FLT DECK CREW.


Name: Martin R. Flick "Marty"
Email: martinflick@netscape.net
City/State: San Mateo, CA
Years_Aboard: OI DIV, 69-70 WESTPAC
Date: 12 Apr 2002
Time: 19:18:41

Comments

Just thought I'd drop in, update info. Thanks to this site, and some searching, I've located Frank Sears, Jon Lickey - who steered me here in the first place, Dave Ingham and a few others from other sources. Hey, I see someone here was on an UNREPper, and they have a 'cruise book' online. The more pics we get, we could have one, too! How 'bout it? [my cruise pics went south long ago ... >.< ] - Marty


Name: Scott Whitson
Email: whitson66@yahoo.com
City/State: Peoria, IL
Years_Aboard: 85 - 88
Date: 12 Apr 2002
Time: 17:19:46

Comments

Looking for anybody that work in B-Div during the years of 85 to 88. I worked in 4 Baker Fireroom with Mark Quinn, Joe Linko, Tony Gerke, Tony Hagman, Mike Perry, if any of you guys are out there, would like to get hear from you, or maybe get together and look back at the good times we had.


Name: Bill Craig
Email: cvb43Bill@aol.com
City/State: Goshen, IN, 46528
Years_Aboard: 49-53
Date: 12 Apr 2002
Time: 14:16:45

Comments

Left for discharge the night after the "big fire", in January, 1953. Served all years of service except Service School aboard the USS Coral Sea.


Name: Ken Koebbe
Email: kkoebbe@water.ca.gov
City/State: Roseville, CA
Years_Aboard: 65-68
Date: 12 Apr 2002
Time: 12:14:34

Comments

OI Div., RD2, Boarded via high-line Gulf of Tonkin 1965. Departed SF 1968. I served with a group of outstanding men. I was and am very proud to have been a member of that crew. I attended the last reunioun in Laughlin. I saw a couple of familiar faces and had a great time. I'm hoping that more of the OI Div. from that era will show up for future reunuions. I probably won't be able to attend any of the East Coast functions until I retire, but plan to attend all the functions on this side of the country. Hi to Art Q. Glad to see I'm not the only one from our outfit that has found the website.


Name: Barry Egan
Email: bkegan@bctonline.com
City/State: Portland Oregon
Years_Aboard: 74-76
Date: 11 Apr 2002
Time: 22:32:37

Comments

Worked in V2 division arresting gear (Mustang Tower). Remember Subic, Singapore, and Perth??? Would love to hear from anyone in V2 cats/ag or V5 division around that time.


Name: Paul D. Huggins
Email: paul-bobbiehuggins@msn.com
City/State: Rancho Cucamonga, CA
Years_Aboard: 66-67 cruise VAW 11 (116)
Date: 11 Apr 2002
Time: 20:22:19

Comments

was aboard her on 66-67 westpac cruise with VAW-116 otherwise known as Vaw-11, the Roosters (Early Warning sqd) anybody else during that time?? please do e-mail. Paul


Name: ROBERT ASHLEY
Email: Ba6t650@aol.com
City/State: FT.WORTH TX.
Years_Aboard: 63-64
Date: 11 Apr 2002
Time: 17:51:17

Comments

G DIV. FLT DECK CREW. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRIENDS.


Name: Randy ( Sid ) Coulson MM
Email: coulson@midwest.net
City/State: Johnston City, ILL. 62951
Years_Aboard: 73-76
Date: 10 Apr 2002
Time: 21:03:19

Comments

Looking for old mates from Engine Room, Pump Room and Generator Room # 4 (73-76). I have thought of my old lost friends and the goods times since my discharge in 1976. Anyone reading this that i may know please e-mail me. Looking for Jake,Chuck, Junior,Mike,Stew,just to name a few. I spent my last year in Generator Room # 4 under Mike North MM3.


Name: David Bolt
Email: dmmmbolt2@juno.com
City/State: Geneva, IL.
Years_Aboard: 66-67
Date: 09 Apr 2002
Time: 23:33:21

Comments

Comment #1: I am so pleased to you the association is now on line, this is terrific. Commnet #2: I have obtained from the Navy some copies of historical documents pertaining to the coral Sea (when I was aboard we called her the "Coral Maru". Comment #3: To hose of you who that I was a Low Life Butthead when I was on board, I was, I apologize. I am now a college graduate that works for DuPage County in Illinois and am pleased to be better American. Comment #4: Please Pray for our service personnel and the wonderful nation they defend. God Bless. Dave "Big Ben" Bolt


Name: don hages
Email: donhaygus@aol.com
City/State: essexville,mi
Years_Aboard: 1948-1951
Date: 08 Apr 2002
Time: 20:45:34

Comments

worked in the exec office lt flynn cwo romanowski geo higle prieto a.e. landry like to hear from you


Name: Charley Rizen
Email: crisean@sigecom.net
City/State: Evansville Indiana
Years_Aboard: 1972
Date: 08 Apr 2002
Time: 19:55:22

Comments

After 30 years its great to find a site that remembers the ship and the men who sailed her.


Name: GEORGE HAASE
Email: GHAASE@MSN.COM
City/State: TAMPA, FL.
Years_Aboard: 56-57
Date: 08 Apr 2002
Time: 15:06:19

Comments

VERY INFORATIVE BRINGS BACK MEMORIES


Name: abe l. fisher
Email: cva43@msn.com
City/State: omaha,nb
Years_Aboard: (74-79)
Date: 07 Apr 2002
Time: 20:05:10

Comments

i had a very nice tour aboard ship and a lot of fun. the v-4 divison i was w/ had a lot of great guys. the most memorable chief was master chief hobbs. well u guys take care it was a great ship.


Name: Orville D.Rutledge
Email: brutledge@tscnet.com
City/State: Washington
Years_Aboard: I959-1962
Date: 06 Apr 2002
Time: 21:30:23

Comments


Name: Lynn R. Guidry
Email: deedapop@aol.com
City/State: Baytown, Texas
Years_Aboard: 1962to1965
Date: 06 Apr 2002
Time: 16:55:06

Comments

I was a MM2. I started in #3 pump for J B Sanders, then went to the repair group working for D R Clark, and then went to #4 Eng. working WITH a guy called HOG HORTON, and A G Brown(from Somoa).


Name: BILLY D. HAUK
Email: HAUK5@AOL.COM
City/State: 344 MATHIS RD. LONOKE ARKANSAS. 72086
Years_Aboard: 79-81
Date: 06 Apr 2002
Time: 15:15:07

Comments

THIS IS A GREAT WEBSITE! BRINGS BACK GREAT TIMES!! I;AM LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO SERVED IN THE B-DIV AND ENGINEERING DIV..I WORKED IN 3-CHARLIE FIREROOM AND ALSO THE ENGINEERING LOG ROOM.WE KEPT THAT BAD BABY STEAMIN WHEN WE WAS OVER IN THE GULF OF OMAN DURING THE IRIANIN CRISIS..I WILL NEVER FORGET 103 DAYS AT SEA!! IT WAS HOTTER THAN HELL IN THE BOILER ROOM.ALSO MADE SO MANY GREAT FRIENDS..WOULD LIKE TO FIND MANY OF THEM..PLEASE E-MAIL ME..ALSO TO THE USS CORAL SEA ASSOCIATION KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK..WE GOTTA KEEP THE GRAND OLE LADY ALIVE SINCE THEY SCRAPPED HER..THEY SHOULD HAVE PUT HER ON DISPLAY!! ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE SOME REUNIONS WILL BE HELD AND ALSO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE I CAN GET SOME PATCHES THAT I HAVE LOST!! TO ALL SHIPMATES TAKE CARE !! USS CORAL SEA WAS ONE HELL OF A SHIP AND ALL THE SHIPMATES WHO SERVED ON HER!!I MISS THE TIMES AND THE FRIENDS I MADE..PLEASE KEEP IN CONTACT..VERY GREAT WEBSITE!!KEEP IT GOING


Name: Youngman, R. Larry DK2
Email: yngmnd@aol.com
City/State: Pittsboro, Indiana 46167
Years_Aboard: 66-69
Date: 06 Apr 2002
Time: 11:48:31

Comments


Name: DONALD GRIMES
Email: PROTODON@AOL.COM
City/State: SELDEN,NEW YORK
Years_Aboard: 55-57
Date: 06 Apr 2002
Time: 10:43:40

Comments

Comments DIV E I WAS PART OF(WHAT WE CALLED), "THE OIL GANG"


Name: DONALD GRIMES
Email: PROTODON@AOL.COM
City/State: SELDEN , NEW YORK
Years_Aboard: 55-57
Date: 06 Apr 2002
Time: 10:21:02

Comments

DIV E I WAS PART OF(WHAT WE CALLED), "THE OIL GANG"


Name: Ralph Swiatek
Email: Swiatek43@msn.com
City/State: Norton Shores, MI 49441
Years_Aboard: l953-56
Date: 06 Apr 2002
Time: 08:35:41

Comments

A-Division, diesel gang, boat shop. Just letting you know of my new e-mail address. Hope I hear from some of my old shipmates!


Name: Paul Basso (Pineapple)
Email: kealoha@internetcds.com
City/State: Roseburg, OR
Years_Aboard: 1979-83
Date: 05 Apr 2002
Time: 01:02:51

Comments

AME-1 with VA-196 Milestones during last three cruises in Pacific. Made the World Cruise '83. Spent the 101 days in the IO ('80) along with 75 days in 81-82. TAD to MAA '81-'82 cruise. Made watch commander after three months on force. Looking for anyone I served with during those three cruises.


Name: Richard D. Bowman
Email: deedapop@aol.com
City/State: Bradley, Texas
Years_Aboard: 1964 to 1967
Date: 04 Apr 2002
Time: 19:46:15

Comments

Any shipmates looking for Bowman from Engine #1 contact little gert at deedapop@aol.com


Name: THOMAS ZMIJEWSKI (SKI)
Email: tzmijewski@snet.net
City/State: 125 FORESTVILLE AVE, PLAINVILLE, CONN. 06062
Years_Aboard: 1963-1966
Date: 04 Apr 2002
Time: 15:42:43

Comments

HI SHIPMATES, I SPENT MOST OF MY HITCH ON THE SHIP WORKING THE FOWORD BAKE SHOP ON THE BREAD DETAIL. WOULD BE INTERESTED IN HEARING FROM ANY OTHER S-2RS FROM THE SAME ERA. SEE YOU IN BRANSON.


Name: Mike DiBuono
Email: cotuitexpress@hotmail.com
City/State: Centerville, MA.
Years_Aboard: 65-66
Date: 04 Apr 2002
Time: 13:47:05

Comments

Was in VF-151 on Westpac. AO3 worked on the flight deck loading bombs and missiles. Anybody heard from LT. " Jumpin Joe " Brantaus since 1966. Would like to hear from anybody.


Name: Clinton M. Cox
Email: tuffycox@coastalnet.com
City/State: Morehead City, North Carolina
Years_Aboard: 55-57
Date: 04 Apr 2002
Time: 13:31:35

Comments


Name: Gene Brown
Email: usnbrc@aol.com
City/State: Rochester NY
Years_Aboard: 62-66
Date: 03 Apr 2002
Time: 13:09:56

Comments

the membership entry is incorrect the entry should be Gene E Brown BR1 B Div BR Shop 1962-1966. Thanks


Name: Larry Tribble
Email: wltribble@mchsi.com
City/State: Trenton, Ky.
Years_Aboard: None
Date: 02 Apr 2002
Time: 20:52:53

Comments

I was privileged to board this magnificient vessel several years ago. It has made an impression on me that I shall never forget. My prayers and praise go to all men and women who serve our great country. Thanks, from the bottom of my heart to each and every military person. Larry Tribble


Name: Les Jackson
Email: LLJackson2503@aol.com
City/State: Monroe, Louisiana
Years_Aboard: 64-66
Date: 02 Apr 2002
Time: 17:47:19

Comments

I was ship's at sea newspaper editor. I was a journalist in Public Affairs Office. I am looking for anyone from X-Division during 64-66. Has anyone seen Lt. Manny Perez or Jon Hagerman of the Post Office.


Name: Clarence L Wymore
Email: wymore1@yahoo.com
City/State: Oskaloosa, Kansas
Years_Aboard: 71
Date: 02 Apr 2002
Time: 13:29:50

Comments

I was in Supply, S-1 Div. I would like to hear from any others in S-1 div. during this time. I like the web site.


Name: Jon E Lickey
Email: jjlickey47@yahoo.com
City/State: Peoria, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 1968- '71
Date: 01 Apr 2002
Time: 17:49:18

Comments

Just love to visit the site. Great job Guy!!


Name: Dave LaPorte
Email: dlaporte@roosevelt.edu
City/State: Crystal Lake, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 65-66
Date: 01 Apr 2002
Time: 15:40:25

Comments

V-2 Div # 2 Cat Hook up.


Name: Rodney Larson
Email: rlars@ecenet.com
City/State: Milaca,Minn
Years_Aboard: 69-70
Date: 31 Mar 2002
Time: 14:21:44

Comments

I was a member of VA-86 and made the 69-70 West-Pac aboard the Coral Sea.


Name: Sante Isopo Sr.
Email: MBIANCHISOPO@AOL.COM
City/State: 29 Play Rd Enfield, Conn 06082
Years_Aboard: 52-53
Date: 31 Mar 2002
Time: 12:47:43

Comments


Name: Michael Kartchnerf
Email: Kartvines@juno.com
City/State: Beaumont, California
Years_Aboard: 68 to 72
Date: 31 Mar 2002
Time: 12:41:20

Comments

Served with the crew of V-3 div. Grew up alot those 4 years on West-Pac. and ports in between. Would welcome hearing from crewmates.


Name: Dennis Holiman
Email: dennis.sherry@juno.com
City/State: Castro Valley, CA
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Date: 30 Mar 2002
Time: 17:17:46

Comments

Would like to hear from anyone from V-1 Div.


Name: Ronald J. Voelker, Jr.
Email: rvoelker@speedeenet.com
City/State: Pensacola, FL
Years_Aboard: 82-86
Date: 29 Mar 2002
Time: 15:57:57

Comments

I wish to join the association


Name: Terry Ayers
Email: mototerry@worldnet.att.net
City/State: Pflugerville Texas (Austin)
Years_Aboard: 68-70
Date: 28 Mar 2002
Time: 21:38:21

Comments

Was an AE with VF-151. We spent the few stateside months at NAS Miramar. I stayed in contact with Jay Honeyfield, Leon Baughman, Charles (Mike) Morgan, Doug Slauson. Hook em Horns


Name: Clete "Ski" Rajewski - ABH3
Email: crajewski@comcast.net
City/State: Turnersville, New Jersey
Years_Aboard: 1969-1972
Date: 28 Mar 2002
Time: 04:55:58

Comments

V-3 Division Yeoman - Lt. Norfleet was division officer


Name: Jim Long
Email: jlmmlong@aol.com
City/State: Berthoud, Co
Years_Aboard: 77-81
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 17:28:02

Comments

Did my first 2 years in the Engineering Log Room, Worked for Master Cheif Moore,then worked in the IC,gang for the remainder of my hitch,was on during the Iranian hostage crisis!


Name: James D. (Blackie) Blackmon
Email: Follower97@aol.com
City/State: Vega,Texas
Years_Aboard: 61-63
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 15:46:02

Comments

Just found out about the site after looking at the tribute site. It sure brings back alot of good memories of my time on the great lady. The site looks good and I will look around on it some more. I was ship's company on the 61-62 cruise in the V6 division. I was on the COD crew. More later.


Name: George Diepenhorst
Email: gd48193
City/State: Woodhaven, Michigan
Years_Aboard: 77-78
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 15:36:44

Comments

My last ship served on thou not one I'll forget.


Name: Dick Lachapelle
Email: dlachapelle@peoplepc.com
City/State: Burrillville, RI
Years_Aboard: ( April63/Nov63)
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 14:41:50

Comments

AMH3 VF154 Austrailian cruise I have the cruise book and other items


Name: Larry Bromley
Email: Travman101@aol.com
City/State: Hot Springs, Arkansas
Years_Aboard: 1961 to 1963
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 09:11:20

Comments

I was aboard U.S.S. Saint Paul. CA 73 Stationed in Yokosuka Japan, Birth 8. At that time I beilve the Coral Sea was at Birth 7. I remember her being tied uo to our port side when we would come into port. Does anyone remember when the Saint Paul and the Coral Sea collided in the port at the birth. The Saint Paul lost 5" and 3" guns on her port side and the Coral Sea lost all life rafts or vest on her Starboard side and suffered some hull and deck damage. Captain A.T. Church was at the helm.


Name: Jones, Michael H.
Email: MJoines4162@cs.com
City/State: Hull, GA
Years_Aboard: 54 OE DIV.
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 08:52:18

Comments

I HAVE THE 30 MAN ROSTER LIST (LAST NAMES)OF THE ET GANG AND OFFICERS OF THE 54 MED. CRUISE PLUS SOME COLOR SLIDES ON FILE.


Name: bob wright
Email: batmanrw@yahoo.com
City/State: st.louis,mo.
Years_Aboard: 71-73
Date: 27 Mar 2002
Time: 07:52:52

Comments

just want to say hi,to any guys who worked top side.i worked on cat.3 safety petty officer.i was called (pervert) back then.sure would like to hear from some of you guys.remember the gauchos.


Name: Charles Thornburgh
Email: ctthorn43@aol.com
City/State: Maple Valley, Washington
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Date: 26 Mar 2002
Time: 12:44:23

Comments

Great job on website!


Name: Vincent "Boo-Boo" Bustamante
Email: Vincent.Bustamante@weac.com
City/State: Montebello, California
Years_Aboard: 88-89 (Med Cruise)
Date: 25 Mar 2002
Time: 15:04:47

Comments

Who can forget HS-17's Neptunes' Raiders! TAD to S6 Yo what up "Dog", "Chief" - VMFA 451, AK2 Woodall - HS-17. AKAN Seibel - that S3 Squardon from Whitney. It was a pleasure serving on the Coral Sea's last Med Cruise...memories I cherish to the day!


Name: Dave Schubert
Email: DavSchb@aol.com
City/State: ames, iowa
Years_Aboard: va-153 from 64-68
Date: 24 Mar 2002
Time: 19:37:11

Comments

she was a grand ship,,,,water hours and all,,,,to be sure we had some hardships but she had character and we had a fantail that shook when we went to launch and we had to replace a shaft in youkouska japan,,,and we had to limit our showers to conserve water for the evaporators...gret liberty at subic and church on the foskal,,,also i looked for prop wash for hours when i checked aboard as an AA any how she was a good ship......


Name: dave schubert va-153
Email: DavSchb@aol.com
City/State: ames, iowa
Years_Aboard: 1965
Date: 24 Mar 2002
Time: 18:32:22

Comments

will be attending run for the wall this year,,,leaving from ontario ,cal central route,,,, looking for fellow shipmates,,,,,


Name: John F. Mastromoro
Email: cva43@capital.net
City/State: St. Johnsville NY
Years_Aboard: 1954-1955
Date: 24 Mar 2002
Time: 07:57:29

Comments

I never served on a finer ship! There's certainly a lot of great memories of serving on her.


Name: John F. Mastromoro
Email: cva43@capital.net
City/State: St. Johnsville NY
Years_Aboard: 1954-1955
Date: 24 Mar 2002
Time: 07:57:24

Comments

I never served on a finer ship! There's certainly a lot of great memories of serving on her.


Name: John Garrett
Email: john-mae@juno.com
City/State: Mableton ga. 30126
Years_Aboard: 11947----1950
Date: 23 Mar 2002
Time: 19:07:36

Comments

I WAS ON THE CORALSEA CVB 43 did my three years in the barber shop me and seven other barbers we went on three med.cruise plus the first shakedownit ever had around cuba took the midshipmen on trips for their training and alot of wonderful days we were the first to launch a jet from acarrier and we had several capt.on and a.p. storr was one i rememberit was atime i will always hold dear John the barber


Name: Vern Bouwman
Email: vern@bouwman.com
City/State: Seattle, WA
Years_Aboard: none
Date: 23 Mar 2002
Time: 17:49:54

Comments

Our ship served the Coral Sea many times See: http://navy.memorieshop.com/Kawishiwi/Year-Book/72/Life-At-Sea/CVA-43.html


Name: Bill Crockett
Email: bcroc@earthlink.net
City/State: Nipomo, California
Years_Aboard: 66-67
Date: 23 Mar 2002
Time: 12:12:53

Comments

I was an AQF in VF-154, "The World's Best Jet Squadron". I have many great memories of the Coral Maru and I wouldn't trade them for anything. As Mike Brophy wrote earlier, some of us VF-154ers are having a little rendezvous in Panama Beach, Florida on April 24th- 28th, at Tom Ingalls place. We'll be swapping sea-stories and old photos. If any of you old dogs from VF-154 (that era) are interested, let us know.


Name: Mike Brophy
Email: bromj@iowatelecom.net
City/State: Elma, Iowa
Years_Aboard: 66-67 VF-154
Date: 23 Mar 2002
Time: 11:47:41

Comments

Great site. Just joined the Association this past summer. Good to be back with the old "Lady" Welcome any e-mail from my old mates. VF-154 lads from my era are having an informal get-together in Panama City Beach Fla. at the end of April.


Name: John Neal
Email: dellman1@aol.com
City/State: louisville, ky
Years_Aboard: 79-83
Date: 22 Mar 2002
Time: 15:53:11

Comments

I really miss the times that I had On the Coral Maru. I was in AIMD IM-2. Long live the memories.


Name: James Robert Stokes
Email: pjstokes@grm.net
City/State: Lathrop, Missouri
Years_Aboard: 1972
Date: 21 Mar 2002
Time: 18:37:27

Comments

What a year!


Name: Keith L. Spooner
Email: kspooner@sedgwickcms.com
City/State: middleburg, fl.
Years_Aboard: 81-83
Date: 21 Mar 2002
Time: 14:51:26

Comments


Name: Salvatore T. Lisi
Email: salsredmalibu@aol.com
City/State: New York, New York
Years_Aboard: 67/71
Date: 21 Mar 2002
Time: 13:34:35

Comments


Name: S. F. Guidry
Email: deedapop@aol.com
City/State: Mont Belvieu, Texas
Years_Aboard: Dec1963 to May1967
Date: 21 Mar 2002
Time: 11:18:27

Comments

I was known as "little gert". I started out in #3 eng. and worked in almost every area. Didn't get to #1 eng. I got a lot of DUTY BILGE PUMPER.


Name: murray schlifkin
Email: murray1833@aol.com
City/State: west palm beach fl= spring valley ny
Years_Aboard: 51-53
Date: 21 Mar 2002
Time: 09:59:01

Comments


Name: John Strother
Email: strohs@infi,net
City/State: Virginia
Years_Aboard: N/A
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 23:30:01

Comments

Signed in on 17 Mar. but its gone? Anyway wanted to thank you guys for your donation to the Save The Ranger fund.BZ for your site ! John Strother IC2nd.Plankowner USS Ranger CVA 61 1957-1959


Name: Bob Ogan
Email: rdogan@military.com
City/State: Ottawa, KS
Years_Aboard: 76-79
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 20:20:58

Comments

Onboard from '76-'79 and made E-5 during that time. Was an Aviation Electrician and worked in IM-3 Division/AIMD. Also did a stint on the ship's MAA force. Made the '77 WestPac. I would have to say I grew up more during that 3 year period than the whole rest of my life combined. Great memories of a great ship. I'm going to try to talk my wife into going to Branson for the reunion.


Name: arthur e quinn
Email: aetquinn@aol.com
City/State: norwalk, ct
Years_Aboard: 65-67
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 18:17:35

Comments

I was in OI Div. radar I am looking for people that served with me those yers. Please email me


Name: RMC Robert Whitney USN RETIRED
Email: whitneyro@saic.com
City/State: San Diego, CA
Years_Aboard: OCT 79 - JUL 81
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 14:10:12

Comments

I can't believe I was only 18 then. I came to her from the brig after deserting from the Enterprise. Damn the good luck. Hey Radioman give a holler. RM1 Menke and RM1 Mcentire live in the same city. Both came to my retirement in 98. AHH...Great times!!


Name: Mike Lisonbee
Email: mjlis@xmission.com
City/State: Heber, Utah
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 13:38:48

Comments

I was assigned in Nov 1959 with the group in San diego. I remember the trip to Bremerton on the USNS Barrett. Loved the shakedown cruise to Vancouver. Great Liberty. See you in Branson.


Name: Bill Craig
Email: wcrgfrn@aol.com
City/State: Goshen, IN
Years_Aboard: 1949-1953
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 13:11:58

Comments

Was an IC Electrician and Movie Operator. Recommend William Williams "Heroes Among Us". Also read by Bill VanPatten of F Division in 1949 from Elkhart, IN. Thanks for the Website.


Name: Douglas Webster
Email: dwebs@northstate.net
City/State: Thomasville,nc
Years_Aboard: 1959-1963
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 09:24:55

Comments

2nd Div. After leaving the Navy in 63, joined the usnr 23 years later. got out 97 as a BM1. I did get to aboard the 43 while doing a weekend drill at Norfolk.


Name: Michael H. Jones ET/2 OE DIv.
Email: MJones4162@cs.com
City/State: Hull, Georgia
Years_Aboard: 1953 - 1954
Date: 20 Mar 2002
Time: 06:12:41

Comments

Having just read the hundreds of entries in this intriguing Guest Book, looking for familiar names and 1954 dates, I have just written to several men who may have crossed paths with me back in 1954 on this wonderful ship. Sensing at the time that this would be one of my life's great experiences, I took and saved many color slides of the ship and ports we visited. I recently scanned and converted them to digital CD storage. Now I can view them easily and often. And I must thank the U.S. Navy and my U.S. Marine Corps instructor there for the outstanding education that I received at the Great Lakes Class-A Electronics School. The training I received there allowed me a long and productive life. I repaid it in small part by drilling in reserve for 18-1/2 years.


Name: Pat Mangan
Email: pmangan3@bis.midco.net
City/State: Mandan ND 58554
Years_Aboard: 1969-1973
Date: 19 Mar 2002
Time: 21:14:07

Comments

What a great time it was to serve on that great ship thank Pat Mangan


Name: Michael Brogan
Email: celticthunder@webtv,net
City/State: Jacksonville Fl.
Years_Aboard: 61-66
Date: 19 Mar 2002
Time: 17:01:24

Comments

I was an ABH in V-1 Div.Fly 1 & Fly 3 director


Name: John A. Dalgleish
Email: corals43@aol.com
City/State: Brunswick, Ohio.
Years_Aboard: 52/54.
Date: 19 Mar 2002
Time: 15:34:45

Comments

I was in V2 div. in charge of the little yellow jeeps on the flight deck. Also in Rep 8 on flight deck. Made the 53 Med. Damn glad I made AD-3 before I reported aboard ship. Some good times and some real bummers.Me thinks it's a lot easer on board ship now. Glad we didn't have any women in the crew then, it must be a B---- trying to get anything done. Best duty was in the Med, I had to take care of the Officers Vespa's on the beach at each port of call.


Name: dave burnham
Email: bedel13711@yahoo.com
City/State: twin lake mi
Years_Aboard: 0
Date: 18 Mar 2002
Time: 18:48:52

Comments

usn reg 4yrs usnr 6yrs bt2 ole carrier shipmat uss ranger cva 61


Name: Jim Festa
Email: jimfesta123@concast.net
City/State: New Jersey
Years_Aboard: Never
Date: 18 Mar 2002
Time: 08:09:57

Comments

Old ship mate serverd on the coral Sea, just wanted to see the site, I served onboard the USS Ranger CVA-61


Name: James Yotkewich
Email: jymy@midamer.net
City/State: West Frankfort ILL.
Years_Aboard: 61/64
Date: 17 Mar 2002
Time: 19:26:31

Comments

Would be glad to hear from anyone that was aboard at that time esp. from v2.div. I was on no2 cat. most of the time as deckedge opp. Push that FIRE button many times. SOif there any x pilots that went off of no2 cat.at that time I was most likely the one on deckedge. JIM Yotkewich jymy@midamer.net


Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email: kencarr@inwi.net
City/State: COLVILLE, WA. 99114-9585
Years_Aboard: 1960-1961
Date: 17 Mar 2002
Time: 17:29:41

Comments

I JUST RESENTLY JOINED THE USS CORAL SEA CVA-43 ASSN., I'M GLAD TO BE ON BOARD, AS A PLANK OWNER ON THE USS RANGER CVA-61 AND A SAVE THE RANGER MEMBER, THANKS FOR THE DONATION, I SERVED ON LADY CORAL SEA 1960 & 61, E-5 DIV. AND COMPARTMENT P.O. I WAS A EM-1 WOULD BE SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES. THE TRIBUTE TO THE FLAG, IS FIRST CLASS, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT I'VE SEEN IT, BROUGHT A TEAR, KEN


Name: Les Jackson
Email: LLJackson2503@aol.com
City/State: Monroe, Louisiana
Years_Aboard: 64-66
Date: 17 Mar 2002
Time: 14:00:08

Comments

I served on board Coral Sea from 6/64-6/66. I was a JO3 in Public Affairs Office. I met Walter Chronkite and many other news people during the cruise. San Francisco and I became great friends. I go back almost every summer to visit old friends. I went to the reunion at Laughlin and I am now hooked. We had a ball. Does anyone know the whereabouts of Lt. Manny Perez the Public Affairs Officer or Jon Hagerman. Hagerman worked in the post office. Les Jackson, JO3, Public Affairs


Name: Mark Gadomski
Email: gadomski@fast.net
City/State: Allentown, Pa.
Years_Aboard: 79-81
Date: 16 Mar 2002
Time: 15:25:27

Comments

Nice job and a way to know some friends are still out there...


Name: DAVID J. LONGENHAGEN JR.
Email: LCAPTLONG@AOL.COM
City/State: SOUTH AMBOY , NEW JERSAEY
Years_Aboard: MAR 1976 -NOV 1979
Date: 15 Mar 2002
Time: 19:42:29

Comments

I WAS AN OSSN


Name: Bill Barnitz
Email: wbarnitz@calpine.com
City/State: Hermiston, Oregon
Years_Aboard: 81-85
Date: 15 Mar 2002
Time: 13:41:42

Comments

M-4 Division


Name: billy
Email: chango5119@yahoo.com
City/State: chicago IL
Years_Aboard: 1977-78
Date: 14 Mar 2002
Time: 16:14:19

Comments

HELL OF GREAT TIME AND BAD TIMES BUT THE GREAT TIMES IS THE BEST!!


Name: John E. Bruns
Email: jebruns@cc.usu.edu
City/State: Tooele, UT
Years_Aboard: May - Nov 1974
Date: 13 Mar 2002
Time: 22:30:23

Comments

Serve as a DP2 in S-7 Division.


Name: Donald J O'Neill
Email: donald_oneill@msn.com
City/State: Shelton, Ct
Years_Aboard: 51-54
Date: 13 Mar 2002
Time: 09:14:37

Comments

The webb site for the Coral Sea is very well done and it is great to see names of shipmates. It was especially good to locate and meet my old buddies, Pop Murphy, Jack Weber and Len Weber after 46 years.


Name: Pete Hansen C-2 Aircrew
Email: greenbush@netzero.net
City/State: Peoria,Arizona
Years_Aboard: VRC-50 1977-1981
Date: 12 Mar 2002
Time: 18:14:01

Comments

Our squadron (VRC-50) delivered the mail to the Coral Sea whenever she made a WESTPAC. We were stationed at N.A.S. Cubi Point (Olongapo).I was a Inflight Plane Capt. on the C-2 and have made many cats & traps aboard the Coral Sea. Everybody on the ship were glad to see the C.O.D. comeaboard with the U.S. Mail. Keep your wheels in the well!!


Name: James E. Stewart
Email: jastewart@calpine.com
City/State: Bogalusa, La.
Years_Aboard: 85-87
Date: 12 Mar 2002
Time: 09:43:19

Comments

Just hoping some of the old gang from m-div. would send me a message, Rick, Mac, Phil, Greg where are you buddies


Name: Jim Ellis
Email: ellitude@hotmail.com
City/State: Mountain Center, California
Years_Aboard: 75-77
Date: 11 Mar 2002
Time: 23:40:54

Comments

R Division, '75 West-Pac I made the transition to "manhood" under the leadership of Captain Frick, a good man. Lt. JG Minder, (the idiot look-alike of Richard Dryfuss), who in my opinion, was the poorest leader I've encountered, before or since, whom we called "Chipmunk", because his pre-pubecent, wanna-be beard, barely covered cheeks which looked to conceal nuts stored for winter, was our Division Officer. The sailor who "fell??" overboard that most dark night, never to be recovered, was HT3 Marvin Ritz. I witnessed the "mishap" with the frisbee. In his memory we will chalk it up to "accident". I knew Marvin well, as he bunked close by. I flew onto Coral Sea via helicopter from the Merchant Marine ship, USNS Mispillion, which had earlier in the week crossed the Equator, and had already held the infamous "shellback initiations", thus propelling my shipmates and me into shellback status. This enabled us to partake in the upcoming festivities aboard Coral Seaas exectutors of Neptune's rath. Few seamen experience receiving and delivering the "treatment" in the same week. I will not tell of the "grease-gun" episode I witnessed as applied to some "lippy Pollywogs" aboard the old girl! Planes and pilots lost at sea, including one or more loosening up in rough seas and rolling off the deck into the drink. (I don't envy the officer who interupted the Secretary of the Navy's dinner date with THAT news, only to call back a few hours later, to repeat the message a second time!) Seaman Cruz, "come out, come out, wherever you are!", blaring over the 1MC. Did he ever turn up? Subic? Cubi? The Mayaguez Incident? The fall of Saigon? The two Marines killed just hours after the war "ended". Swine Flu shots, "Steady Papers", Jeepnies, Olongopo, Marshal Law, Buzzard by the bay! Grandi Island. What WERE they serving on those sticks in the morning on the way back to the boat? JP-5 in the drinking water, (you could practically ignite it, rainbow colors swirling around, before masking it with powder transforming it into bugjuice) Remember? If you didn't believe in "Coral Sea Clyde", email me, I have another story for you! Yeah, I was young once. Thank you for this excellent site. It has surely brought back memories, good and bad. I would like to see more "Snipes" checkin' in, though. Rudy, Brown, Woby, Garr, (killed on his Harley??) Can't seem to lose HT3 Peterson! Coral Sea was the best dammed "rust bucket" in the world, for MY money! ellitude


Name: Russ Porter
Email: janetrussp@webtv.net
City/State: Newport, ME
Years_Aboard: Uss Midway 46-48
Date: 24 Feb 2002
Time: 20:38:49

Comments

When I left the Midway in 48 the Coral Sea had just commenced active duty and if I had not been discharged a lot of the Midway crew was to be transferred to C S. She looked great moored behind us at Norfolk. Russ... Print Shop


Name: Brion Perry
Email: b8905@hotmail.com
City/State: Dearborn Hgts Michigan
Years_Aboard: 84-87
Date: 24 Feb 2002
Time: 11:58:06

Comments

Dry Dock, Reftray, Collision, Line of Death. All in one enlistment.


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962 - 1964
Date: 24 Feb 2002
Time: 00:18:41

Comments

I'm the idiot thats still Looking for more info about Pucket (VAH-2) jumping ship, at sea, on the way to during the 1963 cruise to Sydney. I've heard every thing from he was aa "born brig rat" to a "mis-understood boy" Any clues, drop me a note


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962 - 1964
Date: 24 Feb 2002
Time: 00:17:59

Comments

I'm the idiot thats still Looking for more info about Pucket (VAH-2) jumping ship, at sea, on the way to during the 1963 cruise to Sydney. I've heard every thing from he was aa "born brig rat" to a "mis-understood boy" Any clues, drop me a note


Name: Neil H. Schultz
Email: chyenne300@aol.com
City/State: Cotonwood,AZ 86326-4999
Years_Aboard: 1956-1957
Date: 23 Feb 2002
Time: 23:45:56

Comments

Photgraphers Mate. Enjoyed the Med Cruise!


Name: Neil H. Schultz
Email: chyenne300@aol.com
City/State: Cottonwood,AZ 86326-4999
Years_Aboard: 1956-1957
Date: 23 Feb 2002
Time: 23:43:06

Comments


Name: Rodney Hamilton
Email: rhamil04@aol.com
City/State: Southfield, Michigan
Years_Aboard: 71-72
Date: 23 Feb 2002
Time: 20:17:52

Comments

Serving aboard the Coral Sea was one of the best experiences in my life. It was a great ship with a great crew and plenty of memories.


Name: Frank Sears
Email: fps43@hotmail.com
City/State: Russelleville Ar. 72801
Years_Aboard: 69-71
Date: 22 Feb 2002
Time: 08:28:49

Comments

OI Div.


Name: ISCS(SW/AW) John A. Vercelli
Email: VERCELLI4@AOL.COM
City/State: VA BEACH, VA
Years_Aboard: 85-89
Date: 22 Feb 2002
Time: 07:48:01

Comments

WHOOYAH!!!


Name: Marc Remhof
Email: remhof@earthlink.net
City/State: Inver Grove Heights, MN
Years_Aboard: '71-'72 & '73 WesPac
Date: 21 Feb 2002
Time: 16:53:10

Comments

Hey, anyone out there that was with VA-94 during the '71-'72 and '73 cruises? Drop me a line (even if you were an officer).:)


Name: Harry T. Kelley, Jr.
Email: cva43roofrat@joplin.comYour Em
City/State: Joplin, Mo.,64801
Years_Aboard: Dec. 1968-Sept. 1972
Date: 21 Feb 2002
Time: 00:30:30

Comments

Someone has done some work on up-grade the web-site. It looks great. Its hard to believe the rates for Oct. Reunion. There are hundred plces to stay. I go to a lot of conventions V.F.W.& Military of the Cooties.I believe I have stated my mine. I have never payed that kind of price`s.


Name: Tyler Hurst
Email: midshipmanhurst@hotmail.com
City/State: Bakersfield, CA/ Annapolis, MD
Years_Aboard:
Date: 20 Feb 2002
Time: 18:47:09

Comments

I cant say that I have ever been aboard the Coral Sea, but my Grandpa (Capt. Charles Roemer) was CO in 1963.


Name: Thomas D. Simmons
Email: tspipe@juno.com
City/State: Moore, SC
Years_Aboard: 70 - 73
Date: 20 Feb 2002
Time: 16:40:09

Comments

AO3, G Division (Hope you'll correct my info in the Association Membership Log. Thanks.) The web site is nicely improved.


Name: Ralph L. Swiatek
Email: rldsreloader@aol.com
City/State: Muskegon, Mi
Years_Aboard: 53-56
Date: 20 Feb 2002
Time: 10:05:50

Comments

Great website! Would like to hear from former shipmates from A-Division, diesel gang - boat shop.


Name: Jim Oliver
Email: bullhollow@cox.com
City/State: Phoenix, Az
Years_Aboard: 64-65
Date: 20 Feb 2002
Time: 00:23:02

Comments

V-4 Div. Purple Shirt


Name: Christopher Postler
Email: CPPCMPKLS@Juno.com
City/State: Norwood, Ma
Years_Aboard: 1982-1985
Date: 19 Feb 2002
Time: 19:18:33

Comments

Weapons G-4 Div.


Name: Andrew Desautels
Email: jollyrogers29@hotmail.com
City/State: Tucson, AZ
Years_Aboard: The honor of serving was not mine.
Date: 19 Feb 2002
Time: 10:50:00

Comments

I am compiling a photohistory of VF-5B Jolly Rogers, who operated from the Coral Sea on its first shakedown, from 1/48-4/48. They flew F4U-4 Corsairs with the famous "Jolly Roger" pirate flag emblem on the cowling. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated! Thank you all for your service to our country!


Name: Ronald E. Knight
Email: RonKnightSr@AOL.com
City/State: Jacksonville, Fl
Years_Aboard: 1970-1974
Date: 17 Feb 2002
Time: 06:21:49

Comments

Made 2 WestPac cruises in OC Div.


Name: Howard McCoy
Email: teresa@emeraldis.com
City/State: Greenwood, SC
Years_Aboard: 1962-1965
Date: 16 Feb 2002
Time: 21:06:56

Comments

I am a former VF-151 AE2 Made 2 cruises with Coral Sea. I loved the first one, especially Australia and Japan. I have often wondered what happen to the sailor who jumped ship in 1963. Puckett was his name. He missed a good shore liberty in Syndey. Locking for some men who were in vf-151 when I was. Do anyone know where Phil Locke is today. Have been tracking him down for about 25 years without any luck. have communicated with several guys over the last several months who were in my unit. Love to hear from any one who was aboard from 1963-65.


Name: William R Glovan
Email: glovan12@applebank.net
City/State: Toccoa, Ga 30577
Years_Aboard: 1947 ,1951
Date: 16 Feb 2002
Time: 16:54:17

Comments

Me and my twin brother both were abordthe coral sea and are plank owners . We were in the fire control div. Had great times aboard that lady. Any one who remebers the twins in the fire control div. . Let me here from you//?


Name: George A vossen
Email: www.GEORGEVOSSEN137@MYBLUELIGHT.COM
City/State: Bakersfield ca
Years_Aboard: 1969 to 1972
Date: 15 Feb 2002
Time: 23:19:07

Comments

M Division nice site thank you.


Name: CDR W. E. Smith USN/RET
Email: smith129@localnet.com
City/State: Wellsville, NY
Years_Aboard: 62-65
Date: 15 Feb 2002
Time: 21:29:33

Comments

I was a ENS/LTJG in the Maintenance Department of VA-153. Aboard for 8 month cruise (Australia) 1963 and then 331 day cruise from Dec '64 until Nov '65. Squadron was based at NAS Lemoore, ship at Alameda. I had the privilege to go on board CVA-43 in Norfolk after her return from last Med Cruise. She looked great!


Name: SAM LEMON
Email: sjones@bakersfieldpipe.com
City/State: FRESNO,CALIFORNIA
Years_Aboard: 61-64
Date: 13 Feb 2002
Time: 19:33:21

Comments

PLEAS LET ME KNOW OF ANY REUNIONS ON THE WEST COAST. THANK YOU, SAM LEMON


Name: Daniel Spahn
Email: danielspahn@hotmail.com
City/State: Cedar Rapids Iowa
Years_Aboard: 74-75
Date: 13 Feb 2002
Time: 15:17:25

Comments

The Evacuation, the Recovery. Every crewman aboard should read "The Last Battle" by Ralph Wetterhahn.


Name: Gregory Sherwood
Email: gsherwood@kichwa.com
City/State: San Jose, CA
Years_Aboard: 74 - 77
Date: 13 Feb 2002
Time: 14:51:09

Comments

Some of the best (nd some of the worst)times of my life. S-7 Division. '77 WestPac


Name: CHARLES JOHNSON
Email: CGJ42@BELLSOUTH.NET
City/State: BIRMINGHAM, AL
Years_Aboard: 61-64
Date: 13 Feb 2002
Time: 12:52:13

Comments

OE DIVISION


Name: Leslie D. Wheeler III
Email: LDWIII53@AOL.com
City/State: Brooksville, Florida
Years_Aboard: Westpac 71-72
Date: 13 Feb 2002
Time: 10:07:05

Comments

Like to here from all blue shirt's from V-1 and some yellow. Boy I sure do miss crossing Shit River !


Name: CARR, KENNETH A.
Email: kencarr@inwi.net
City/State: COLVILLE, WA. 99114
Years_Aboard: 1960-1961
Date: 13 Feb 2002
Time: 08:07:28

Comments

I'M LOOKING FOR EX SHIPMATES [ELECTRICIAN'S MATE'S]


Name: MM2 Thomas J. Armstrong
Email: NONE
City/State: Memphis Tn
Years_Aboard: 79-82
Date: 12 Feb 2002
Time: 16:08:05

Comments


Name: chuck orchard
Email: no
City/State: galt, ca
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Date: 12 Feb 2002
Time: 15:02:48

Comments

Made two great cruises. spent whole time in v-4. enjoyed taking all my leave overseas, especially australia and japan.


Name: john (mike) walker
Email: mikewalker4@aol.com
City/State: yukon, oklahoma
Years_Aboard: 1959-1962
Date: 11 Feb 2002
Time: 15:16:50

Comments

I have a new e-mail address. I was in V-1 division in Rep.8 .


Name: NICHOLAS WOOD
Email: DOLLYEW@AOL.COM
City/State: HOPEDALE OHIO
Years_Aboard: 63-66
Date: 11 Feb 2002
Time: 13:23:26

Comments

RADAR STRIKER JOINED SHIP IN63 IN SUBIC AFTER SHIP CAME FROM AUSTRIALIA.IT LOOKED RUSTY AND TIRED WHEN I WENT ABOARD BUT PROVED ITS WORTH IN 65 IN VIET NAM.LEFT AS RD2 IN 66.WAS MASTER AT ARMS FOR 6 MO IN LATER 65 I THINK. ALSO IN FIRE WATCH DIV IN YARDS 64.WHAT A WAY FOR A HILL BILLY FROM WEST VIRGINIA TO GROW UP.COULDN'T WAIT TO GET OFF SURE MISS IT NOW .WOULD LIKE TO HAVE BEEN ON A SHIP 9/11.DID NOT REALIZE WHAT IT WAS ALL ABOUT THEN .BUT PROUD IN VIET NAM...SHIP MATES BE PROUD


Name: NICHOLAS C WOOD
Email: DOLLYEW@AOL.COM
City/State: HOPEDALE,OHIO--SARASOTA,FLA
Years_Aboard: 63-66
Date: 11 Feb 2002
Time: 10:34:40

Comments

I CAME ABOARD IN SUBIC BAY AFTER SHIP CAME FROM AUSTRALIA.IT LOOKED RUSTY AND TIRED.BUT IT TURNED OUT TOUGH IN 65 VIET NAM


Name: DENNIS DOHRMAN
Email: ddohrman@htc.net
City/State: IL.
Years_Aboard: 76/79
Date: 10 Feb 2002
Time: 17:14:29

Comments

B-DIV. 1CHARLIE AND OIL SHACK. HAD GREAT TIME WESTPAC77.


Name: James R. Brennan, LCDR
Email: suzq195436@aol.com
City/State: California
Years_Aboard: 64-65
Date: 10 Feb 2002
Time: 14:37:05

Comments


Name: Dali
Email: Desire630d@aol.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard: Never--looking for my friend.
Date: 09 Feb 2002
Time: 16:09:35

Comments

If anyone was aboard with Israel Torres from 1984-1988(cv-43 v-2 div.) please contact me.


Name: Ted Fisher
Email: MM3C11259@aol.com
City/State: Verona, NJ
Years_Aboard: 1956
Date: 09 Feb 2002
Time: 10:07:55

Comments


Name: PNSN Robert Brown
Email: bett2900@bellsouth.net
City/State: Lake City, Florida
Years_Aboard: 1975 - 1976
Date: 08 Feb 2002
Time: 16:59:38

Comments

Great web site.... Lots of memories of some tough times. Would not have missed it for the world....


Name: Gordon Rouse
Email: grouse@hdo.net
City/State: Alturas, CA
Years_Aboard: 72-76
Date: 08 Feb 2002
Time: 16:41:03

Comments

I am aboard July 72 and was discharged in April 76. I was S-4 Div. Just looking to see if anyone I knew had signed in.


Name: Perry L. Hoffmaster
Email: plhoffmaster@dejazzd.com
City/State: Elizabethtown,PA
Years_Aboard: 88- Decommisioning
Date: 07 Feb 2002
Time: 13:55:24

Comments

I was told by instructor at my "A" school that I was being sent to a "Rust Bucket".Well let me tell you, it was the best ship I served on in my enlistment. My hat goes off to all the crew members who ever served on the Ageless Warrior.


Name: Perry L. Hoffmaster
Email: plhoffmaster@dejazzd.com
City/State: Elizabethtown,PA
Years_Aboard: 88- Decommisioning
Date: 07 Feb 2002
Time: 13:54:07

Comments

I was told by instructor at my "A" school that I was being sent to a "Rust Bucket".Well let me tell you it was the best ship I served on in my enlistment. My hat goes off to all the crew who ever sereved on the Ageless Warrior.


Name: Perry L. Hoffmaster
Email: plhoffmaster@dejazzd.com
City/State: Elizabethtown,PA
Years_Aboard: 88- Decommisioning
Date: 07 Feb 2002
Time: 13:48:14

Comments


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962-1964
Date: 06 Feb 2002
Time: 22:40:42

Comments

X Division 1962 - 1964 - Remember running aground in early 1963 in SF bay after carquals? Remember dependents day cruise in March prior to deployment? Remember awacs plane that crashed on approach near the end of the 1963 cruise, lost four men? The men and women I see on the news today look so young - was that us 40 years ago? Bless them, because they are ours!!!


Name: Don Hamann
Email: hossmeister@msn.com
City/State: Spanaway, Washington
Years_Aboard: 1965-1968
Date: 05 Feb 2002
Time: 18:41:42

Comments

I was 2B fire room Like hear from some of the Old hands, Frank Lovello, Don V. and Dan V. Ramsey, Jim Honkanan, A.A. Anderson (remember the fight in the salvage yard in Frisco) Don Helms, Harold Morrison, Ralph Mena, Mike Harlan, and of course Lassie.


Name: Don Hamann
Email: hossmeister@msn.com
City/State: Tacoma, Washington
Years_Aboard:
Date: 05 Feb 2002
Time: 18:37:52

Comments


Name: MIK SETBACKEN
Email: MIKESETBACKEN@AOL.COM
City/State: RICHLAND WA.
Years_Aboard: 80=81
Date: 05 Feb 2002
Time: 00:20:28

Comments

I WAS ON CORAL SEA 80-81 I WAS IN IM-3 AND V-1, FLY-1,FLY-2 GREAT TIME !!WENT TO A SCOOL THEN TO CV-60 SARATOGA . I STILL HAVE DREAM'S COMMING BACK TO THE SHIP, IT NOT A NIGHT MEAR. TAKE CARE SHIP MATE'S MIKE


Name: John W. Shaffer
Email: jnkdad@soltec.net
City/State: Danville, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 64-68
Date: 03 Feb 2002
Time: 20:49:08

Comments

I was in V-4 Division and worked in the aft. JP-5 pump room.


Name: John W. Shaffer
Email: jnkdad@soltec.net
City/State: Danville, Illinois
Years_Aboard: 1964--1968
Date: 03 Feb 2002
Time: 20:39:08

Comments


Name: W.Daniels
Email: wdan169548@aol.com
City/State: Trenton New Jersey
Years_Aboard: 77-81
Date: 03 Feb 2002
Time: 14:38:51

Comments

I went from deck department to post office


Name: JOHN TEMPEL
Email: rcpilot2@mediaone.net
City/State: JACKSONVILLE, FL.
Years_Aboard: 1990
Date: 02 Feb 2002
Time: 12:06:51

Comments

I WAS A MEMBER OF VFA-132 PRIVATEERS F/A-18C HORENTS. WHICH YOU DO NOT LIST AS PART OF THE LAST CRUISE.


Name: Carl S. Berryman
Email: Carlstlips@aol.com
City/State: North Port,Florida
Years_Aboard: 77-78
Date: 02 Feb 2002
Time: 11:07:19

Comments

I sure miss the old girl.I wish I could contact some of the shipmates I served with and would also would like to join the association. ASMAN Berryman


Name: Michael Wechsler
Email: michael@parsteel.com
City/State: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Years_Aboard: June 66-Sept 69
Date: 02 Feb 2002
Time: 09:16:56

Comments

Great Ship, spent my entire enlistment on her (AA to ADJ2). wonderful memories, I was assigned to the jet shop and the C1A crew for part of the 68-69 cruise. Saw the ship in 1988 when it came to Ft. Lauderdale. Sorry that it's gone, but in my mind she's still a float with a fresh coat of paint, and a ready crew.


Name: Harlan Updegraff
Email: HarlanU@aol.com
City/State: 590 Mt Olivet Pl Clayton, Ca. 904517
Years_Aboard: Aug65-July67
Date: 01 Feb 2002
Time: 23:26:59

Comments

What a fantastic place to be as a 19-20 year old kid. Hated it, but loved it. Now, I would love to do it again. I am so happy the website is a success. I can now get in tough with some of my old (OLD) buddies after waiting 34 years. Who set off the fog foam stations on the hanger deck at 2400?


Name: E.W. MOON
Email: emoonjr@kscable.com
City/State: Coffeyville Kansas
Years_Aboard: 63-66
Date: 01 Feb 2002
Time: 21:49:29

Comments

Great Association, I was ships compny avation fuels V4 DIV,STARTED OUT UP ON THE FLIGHT DECK AS A FUEL CREW MENBER PERPULE SHERT,THEN DOWENBELOW IN#1 JP5 PUMP ROON AND THEN BACK UP IN FLIGHTDECK CONTROL.HAD ALOT OF FUN, MADE SOME GOOD FRINDS,ALSO REMENBER SOME LONG HOT NIGHT AND DAYS AT FLIGHT OPS.BUT WOULD NOT TRADE THAT TINE OF LIFE FOR ENY THANG.SADDEN TO FIN OUT THAT THE OLD MUD-HIN HAS BEEN SCRPPED,SHE WAS ONE FIN SHIP.


Name: Gil Smieja
Email: gilbert@milwpc.com
City/State: Greendale Wisc
Years_Aboard: (52-54)
Date: 31 Jan 2002
Time: 21:58:03

Comments

Was in "A" Division as MR2. Had a great time . They were probably the most fun years of my life. Lots of Med cruises and lots of good liberty. Any body aboard from that era, send me a note. Sorry to hear that CVA-43 is no longer around. Will miss her.


Name: William "Bill" Kebler
Email: cyclops@citlink.net
City/State: Mohave Valley AZ
Years_Aboard: 1961-1964
Date: 31 Jan 2002
Time: 15:30:01

Comments

MM2 Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (A div).....made golden shell back on 4/22/63 cruise to Australia....looking for Larry White, Joe Chess, Boe Stuart, Roy Huges...and any of the "30 knots no smoke" guys.


Name: Robert M. Thonpson
Email: Rdthmpsn51@aol.com
City/State: Decatur, ILL
Years_Aboard: 1947-1951
Date: 31 Jan 2002
Time: 14:00:30

Comments

I Think the site is great.


Name: Test
Email: Test@test.com
City/State: Test
Years_Aboard: 67
Date: 31 Jan 2002
Time: 10:47:09

Comments

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Email: test@looneybir4ds.net
City/State: test,il
Years_Aboard: teasdf
Date: 31 Jan 2002
Time: 10:46:03

Comments

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Name: Earl M. Neall Jr.
Email: eneall@fastol.gom
City/State: Cambridge, Maryland
Years_Aboard: 52-55
Date: 21 Jan 2002
Time: 15:42:01

Comments

Served in E division as a generator opperator. Made following MED. CRUISES, 52-53-54 & 55. Was able to see her scrapped and have a great collection of things I was able to aquire. Have sent parts of her to many shipmates. Made video of her from the time she arrived in Baltimore until the last piece of her was pulled ashore at 13:47 hours on 8/9/2000. It really hurt to see her go that way!!!!!


Name: Randy Northrop
Email: randyn1@aol.com
City/State: Solon, IA.
Years_Aboard: 1976-1978
Date: 19 Jan 2002
Time: 16:06:19

Comments

I was in Weapons Dept. AO2. Had many good friends and experiences. Anyone on ship during this time is welcome to email me.


Name: Clancy Munson
Email: sgta4@aol.com
City/State: Quartzsite,Arizona
Years_Aboard: 68-72
Date: 18 Jan 2002
Time: 22:59:33

Comments

I was a Bt3 with 2-baker fireroom.I am a member of the Tonkin Gulf Yacht Club and a Shellback and proud of it.Had some great times on the Coral Sea and would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.Great site and I joined the Association last year hope to make a renuion soon.


Name: Clancy Munson
Email: sgta4@aol.com
City/State: Quartzsite,Arizona
Years_Aboard:
Date: 18 Jan 2002
Time: 22:55:22

Comments


Name: Paul E. Garner
Email: pmragar@yahoo.com
City/State: Missoula, MT
Years_Aboard: 80-82
Date: 18 Jan 2002
Time: 15:12:30

Comments

I was an ET1 in OE division. Maintained SPN-42 radar and UHF radio. Funny how this stuff stays with you.


Name: JOHN CONROY
Email: JCONGRMP@AOL.COM
City/State: HOUSTON, tx
Years_Aboard: 63-67
Date: 17 Jan 2002
Time: 23:30:47

Comments

A MINOR ERROR IN A FINE WEBSITE. UNDER SHIP'S HISTORY, THERE WAS NO GM DIVISION. I wonder where I was from 1965-67 then? Really, you all have done a great job on the site. Keep up the good work.


Name: Charles Mallynn III
Email: caribe80@hotmail.com
City/State: Pearland,Texas
Years_Aboard: 1961-1966
Date: 17 Jan 2002
Time: 22:24:15

Comments

Very good ship


Name: Carl Young
Email: carlyoung1@mindspring.com
City/State: Colorado Springs, Colorado
Years_Aboard: 1964 - 1967
Date: 17 Jan 2002
Time: 16:22:25

Comments

While aboard the Coral Sea I served in "B" Div. and was assigned to 1-Able Fire Room. Would like to here from anyone from "B" Div during this time frame.


Name: Adam Waters
Email: awaters1@earthlink.net
City/State: Winterville, NC
Years_Aboard: 83-87
Date: 17 Jan 2002
Time: 16:14:58

Comments

Worked in v-3 div. Drank many beers with M. Kelly Bubba Shaves Jeff Carter. Anybody remember the gang?


Name: Bill Sandkam
Email: sndkm@yahoo.com
City/State: St Louis MO
Years_Aboard: 1985-1988
Date: 16 Jan 2002
Time: 21:47:45

Comments

Worked in the Personnel Office (PN2). Love to here from old friends. Many good memories, many less than good, but overall it was all great. //bill//


Name: DAVID BOYD
Email: 11518200@cnrc.navy.mil
City/State: CLOVER SC
Years_Aboard: 79 - 83
Date: 16 Jan 2002
Time: 13:22:47

Comments

STILL REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD WEST PACS SPENT WITH SOME VERY GOOD FRIENDS. LAZ,JR AND THE S-3 GROUP


Name: Denny O'Gorman
Email: quicksand83@msn.com
City/State: Aurora, CO
Years_Aboard: 85-87
Date: 14 Jan 2002
Time: 18:25:41

Comments

CTO2 - Nickname "OG" served as member of NavSecGruDiv, Ships Signals Exploitation Space (SSES Pool). We were a small division with a small profile. Hope to find some of Coral Sea's CT's.


Name: Russ Poole
Email: rbpoole1@msn.com
City/State: Simpsonville, SC
Years_Aboard: 68/69
Date: 13 Jan 2002
Time: 20:53:22

Comments

EM3 Started down in Distribution and then was moved to Upper Deck Lighting. I would like to hear from some of you other old boys that took that cruise with me.


Name: Lawrence J. Wyntjes Jr.
Email: Ljwyntjes@cs.com
City/State: Pasadena, Tx.
Years_Aboard:
Date: 12 Jan 2002
Time: 10:07:58

Comments

My Dad, Larry Sr., was aboard from 1947 to the begining of the Korean War when he transferred to a destroyer. He lives in Vegas and hates computers, but I will tell him about this sight.


Name: Lawrence (Larry) Wyntjes Jr.
Email: Ljwyntjes@cscom
City/State: Pasadena, TX
Years_Aboard:
Date: 12 Jan 2002
Time: 10:00:16

Comments

My Dad, Larry Sr., was aboard ship, I believe 1948-49,he lives in Las Vegas and hates computers, but I'll tell him about this sight.


Name: Bruce Jones
Email: brucejones57@hotmail.com
City/State:
Years_Aboard: 76-79
Date: 11 Jan 2002
Time: 23:06:30

Comments

Was journalist in PAO during my 3 years aboard. Good duty, better memories. Any old shipmates, please feel free to contact me.


Name: Robin S Dean
Email: robinsdean@earthlink.net
City/State: Morrisville, NC (near Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill)
Years_Aboard: 1968-69 VF-151 AQ
Date: 11 Jan 2002
Time: 16:46:05

Comments

Hey y'all - I've just been getting up with my squadron mates from VF-151 after all these years - some of you may remember me as the sailor who shouted out "are you shitting me" at an all-hands muster on the hanger deck when the skipper told us we all had to man the rail - sure caught hell for that! Would love to hear from any VF-151 AQ's from 1968 - 1972. Glad to see the Navy is still out there kickin' ass!


Name: Don
Email: Mascol
City/State: Elyria, Ohio
Years_Aboard: 3/83-6/83
Date: 11 Jan 2002
Time: 08:47:02

Comments

What a blessing it is to find that an association has been formed to honor our ship and our shipmates. I will be joining the association. Thank you!


Name: Thomas H. johnson
Email: t0797tj@bpsinet.com
City/State: Marion, In
Years_Aboard: 59-61
Date: 11 Jan 2002
Time: 07:08:54

Comments


Name: Larry Lindsey
Email: Miataman95@hotmail.com
City/State: Kinston, NC
Years_Aboard: (66-67)
Date: 10 Jan 2002
Time: 18:42:06

Comments

Was a blue shirt on flight deck during one westpak cruise. It was the most exciting and dangerous job I've ever had. Have many fond memories as well as some sad ones.


Name: Kim Schooley
Email: tax1saver@aol.com
City/State: danville pa
Years_Aboard: 1984-1987
Date: 09 Jan 2002
Time: 23:13:55

Comments

Served in deck and operations departments. Ended up an EW3. Love to here from my old drinking/shipmates.


Name: Amy Dement
Email: amd@m-j.com
City/State: Raleigh, North Carolina
Years_Aboard: Was not aboard ship
Date: 09 Jan 2002
Time: 13:11:19

Comments

I am trying to find anyone who may have served with Robert cornatzer or Gary J. Hilton from 1967 to 1971. If you recall serving with these men, please give me a call at 1-800-662-1234


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962-1964
Date: 08 Jan 2002
Time: 23:49:50

Comments

X Division - MAA Yeoman, later Captain's Office. Signed on before, still looking for final outcome of "Puckett", sailor from VAH-2 who jumped ship on the way to Austrailia during the 1963 cruise. Lots of brass, families and congress people met the ship when we got back to Alameda in November wanting to know what happened - and how. Anybody got any ideas?


Name: Jerry Lazarony
Email: Cleveland, Ohio
City/State: ohiolaz@prodigy.net
Years_Aboard: 79-83
Date: 08 Jan 2002
Time: 15:48:35

Comments

Served in S-3 division for two westpacs. Spent 102 days at sea! Had a great four years. Miss the ol' bitch!!


Name: Robert Kramer
Email: BKOFMD@AOL.COM
City/State: Baltimore, MD
Years_Aboard: 85-86
Date: 08 Jan 2002
Time: 00:41:31

Comments

Served on her with VMFA-314. Have alot of memories about her. The saddest one is watching her getting torn apart here in the Baltimore Harbor. She didn't go without a fight though. There were a few fires and other problems onboard while they ripped her up. I remember the collision with the Equadorian oil tanker. I also remember being out on work ups when we had a major switchboard fire. One more was when we shot an old Oldsmobile off the cat. I feel honored to have served on her.


Name: James K Lewis
Email: jimlewis@hotmail.com
City/State: Madison, Wisconsin
Years_Aboard: 78-81
Date: 07 Jan 2002
Time: 18:46:13

Comments

I worked in E Division (Movie Booth, #2 Switchboard, E Div office). I am hoping to hook up with some of my old shipmates from that time and go over old memories. I would like to get together with some of you some time. If you're ever in area (or are going to be in the area) of Madison, WI, let me know and maybe we can get together.


Name: MICHAEL T WILLIAMS
Email: HOBOBASE@INTRSTAR.NET
City/State: ROSEBORO NC
Years_Aboard: 1977
Date: 07 Jan 2002
Time: 18:23:04

Comments

VA-94 HOLLA!


Name: Pat M. McRae
Email: pat.mcrae@conwaycorp.net
City/State: Conway, AR 72034
Years_Aboard: January 1960 to july 1963
Date: 06 Jan 2002
Time: 22:24:45

Comments

I was in the V-1 Division Aft & Fwd Flight crews under CPO Clarkson and AB1 Shaw . I was an E-3 Airman Blue Shirt, and I also was in V-3 Hangar Deck Crews for a few months, and I was a member of this club for awhile I would like to rejoin ,is it still $10 per year ??? I need to make the October Reunion in Branson I just live about 3 to 4 hour drive from there . I might see some of my old buddies like David Melton , Jerry Snow,etc send me information . Thank You Pat (DUTCH) McRae


Name: nicholas reed
Email: nreed@midtel.net
City/State: schoharie ny
Years_Aboard: 1984-1988
Date: 06 Jan 2002
Time: 17:34:08

Comments

i was in 1st div deck i miss driveing the ship an the rough seas that was the best driveingin big swells looking for deck apes little reed not no more 112lbs now 160lbs


Name: Edward "SPIKE" Chmielecki
Email: melchim@prodigy.net
City/State: Coventry CT
Years_Aboard: Jan.86- July 86
Date: 06 Jan 2002
Time: 13:31:30

Comments

Wished I had re-enlisted and stay aboard for another cruise,but did not like sitting in the ship yard for a year.Served in AIMD.work center 220.Had a great time on the "line of death" Med cruise. Great web site. AE2 SPIKE CHMIELECKI


Name: Jack "Charley" Noble
Email: far@d-web.com
City/State: Camino, Ca
Years_Aboard: 1962 - 1964
Date: 05 Jan 2002
Time: 22:41:03

Comments

MAA Yeoman, later Captain's Office - I'm the guy who's still looking for information on "Puckett", a sailor from VAH-2 who jumped ship - at sea- after being sent to the brig early in the 1963 Westpac deployment - to my knowledge, never seen again. Met a guy named Warren Luck at the Laughlin reunion who hit the beach with him a few times in those days. Any info I'd sure like to hear about it.


Name: william vanderteems
Email: vanderteems@devil.com
City/State: fair lawn
Years_Aboard: n.j.
Date: 05 Jan 2002
Time: 05:12:04

Comments

lokking for breck, grorge, and rosey


Name: william vanderteems
Email: vanderteems@devil.com
City/State: fair lawn ni
Years_Aboard: 67 -70
Date: 05 Jan 2002
Time: 05:01:14

Comments

looking for any sn from that time period breck and oretga espcially


Name: Dale Longfellow
Email: dale@businessquote.com
City/State: Hobson, Montana
Years_Aboard: 62-63
Date: 04 Jan 2002
Time: 14:51:09

Comments

Sure like the website. Hope to make a reunion.


Name: Dale Longfellow
Email: d
City/State:
Years_Aboard:
Date: 04 Jan 2002
Time: 14:48:47

Comments


Name: Mike Dion
Email: Startupmd@aol.com
City/State: San Diego, Ca
Years_Aboard: 64-67
Date: 04 Jan 2002
Time: 11:56:40

Comments

I was the BMSN coxswain for the 1st Division. Served under Warrant Officer Jack Robinson. Anyone know if he is alive? Am looking for old shipmates, cruisebooks, photos - anything. After getting out in 1969. I rejoined the Reserves in 1984 as an SK striker. Have since become one of five CWO3 Supply Corps Reserve Officers. Still in with 23 good years. Currently back on active duty.


Name: Tim Hodge
Email: hodtim@aol.com
City/State: Marysville, Calif.
Years_Aboard: 1972-1975
Date: 04 Jan 2002
Time: 00:59:58

Comments

I was in number One Engine. I worked in the engine room, pump room and generator room. I just read the new book on the Mayaguez incident. I recommend it to all of us who were there!


Name: Tim Hodge
Email: hodtim@aol.com
City/State: Marysville, Calif.
Years_Aboard: 1972-1975
Date: 04 Jan 2002
Time: 00:48:06

Comments


Name: Jackie E. Jenkins
Email: jjenk@surfbest.net
City/State: Bremerton, WA
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Date: 03 Jan 2002
Time: 23:36:05

Comments

Was on the recommissioning crew that assembled in San Diego,then reported aboard and commissioned Jan. 20 1960. I served in "G" division the entire tour. Retired from the Navy in Nov.1986 as Senior Chief Gunnersmate. Jack


Name: joegriebel
Email: pontiacjoe@yahoo.com
City/State: dundalk maryland
Years_Aboard: aug 56 feb 57
Date: 03 Jan 2002
Time: 16:34:11

Comments

looking for vf 11 shipmates


Name: George W. Irvin
Email: georgeirvin@earthlink.net
City/State: Danbury, Texas
Years_Aboard: 59-62
Date: 03 Jan 2002
Time: 08:38:51

Comments

M-Division, #1 Main Engine Room


Name: Chuck Schoen
Email: Chuck802nd@aol.com
City/State: Desert Hot Springs, CA
Years_Aboard: 51 & 54
Date: 03 Jan 2002
Time: 04:35:44

Comments

ET1/ETC in W division. Some great duty. Thanks for this site.


Name: Bill Hudson
Email: bulldog1tx@hotmail.com
City/State: Texas
Years_Aboard: 76-80
Date: 03 Jan 2002
Time: 02:38:29

Comments

Still looking at it


Name: Bill Hudson
Email: bulldog1tx@hotmail.com
City/State: Texas
Years_Aboard: 76-80
Date: 03 Jan 2002
Time: 02:36:34

Comments

Still looking at it


Name: jerry sheppard
Email: foggygap@msn.com
City/State: wheeling,w.va.
Years_Aboard: 68-69...69-70
Date: 02 Jan 2002
Time: 11:19:04

Comments

was with vf-151........aq shop,later worked in quality control..miss the p.i.


Name: Greg Carter
Email: greg.carter2@att.net
City/State: Mullica Hill, NJ
Years_Aboard: 85-89
Date: 01 Jan 2002
Time: 08:01:48

Comments

Greg Carter served as Navy Journalist in Public Affairs Office below the mess decks. Produced ship's newspaper (Coral Cable), operated CCTV Entertainment system, Editor of the 1986 cruisebook. Anybody remember colliding with the Ecuadorian tanker Napo ??


Name: john neal
Email: dellman1@aol.com
City/State: louisville, ky
Years_Aboard: 79-83
Date: 01 Jan 2002
Time: 00:52:54

Comments

I have been to 1 reuion in Nashville. 2 employees at my work have been on our ship.


Name: JAY HONEYFIELD
Email: HONEYFIELDS@hotmail.com
City/State: cherry valley,california
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Date: 31 Dec 2001
Time: 10:44:28

Comments

I WAS IN THE AE SHOP OF VF-151


Name: edward j klee
Email: edjklee@aol.com
City/State: cincinnati, OH
Years_Aboard: 54
Date: 29 Dec 2001
Time: 00:43:31

Comments

I was an avation electrican with VF-62-Gladiators on the 1954 Med cruse. Great ship!


Name: edward j klee
Email: edjklee@aol.com
City/State: cincinnati, OH
Years_Aboard: 54
Date: 29 Dec 2001
Time: 00:43:31
 

Comments

I was an avation electrican with VF-62-Gladiators on the 1954 Med cruse. Great ship!


Name: Lawrence  Stutz
Email: stutz1936@aol.com
City/State: Deming, NM
Years_Aboard: 64-67
Date: 28 Dec 2001
Time: 20:34:37
 

Comments

Carpenter's Shop. Appreciate any contact or info on reunions from ex-shipmates.


Name: Brien Henson
Email: brien@subterminal.net
City/State: Fresno, CA
Years_Aboard: 79-80
Date: 28 Dec 2001
Time: 17:34:13
 

Comments

Plane Captain with VMFA-323, a Marine F-4 squadron.


Name: joegriebel
Email: pontiacjoe@yahoo.com
City/State: dundalkmd
Years_Aboard: 56 57
Date: 28 Dec 2001
Time: 08:45:35
 

Comments

 


Name: stan searfus
Email: ssearfus@msn.com
City/State: Coronado, Ca.
Years_Aboard: 66-67
Date: 28 Dec 2001
Time: 00:51:17
 

Comments

My father, Bill Searfus, was CO of the Silver Foxes,VA-155. Any old friends out there? Drop me a line.Thanks


Name: Robert (Hamp) Hampton  RM3
Email: rjhamp@pacbell.net
City/State: California
Years_Aboard: 1975-1978
Date: 27 Dec 2001
Time: 02:06:08
 

Comments

Radioman 3rd class - in early 1975 (....just out of Radioman "A" School...) me and a couple of other guys, while waiting for the Coral Maru to return to Alemeda NAS, put the big "Yellow Ribbon" on Coit Tower (San Fancisco) for the returning '75 Cruise Crew Members. CVA-43 was then changed to CV-43, took off the "A" for "Attack"...a kinder, gentler nation! Then we went to Long Beach Shipyards for dry dock repairs, and ref-tra. Did the 1976 "Bi-Centenial" celebrations on a pier near Fisherman's wharf (San Francisco). Then sailed on the '77 Cruise to P.I. (Radiomen spent alot of time at the New Diamond bar on Magsaysay "...Hey J. Zinn"!), Korea, and oh yes, we got kicked out of Japan on our 2nd "wild" visit! (someting 'baout drunk sailors...) Then came back home after 8 months (thru Hawaii on my 20th Birthday!) to Alameda NAS. Finally cahngd Home-Port to Bremerton, Washington for another Dry Dock and major repair/reconditioning. (Party Time in Kitsap County!!!) Got out in November 1978 while still in the "yards". Sometime after that CV-43 went East and haven't seen her since... (except they have a small part of the super-structure at the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola, FL in an area that is made up to look like a flight deck on the building floor!) Have fun and great memories!!!


Name: Dave Morehead
Email: dandl@qwest.net
City/State: Spokane,Wa.
Years_Aboard: 12/78-07/82
Date: 26 Dec 2001
Time: 20:22:02
 

Comments

What a great way to see the world aboard the ol' Coral Sea!! Too bad she was eventually scrapped, I would have liked to walk aboard 20+ yrs later. I served as ships company, as an aviation electrician in AIMD, IM-3 div, w/c 620. What a great bunch of techs the Coral Sea had....ships company & airwing!!


Name: james e smith
Email: creativesilks1@earthlink.com
City/State: bonita springs, fl
Years_Aboard: 1954-1956
Date: 26 Dec 2001
Time: 15:51:31
 

Comments

journalist 3rd served as editor of ships newspaper, The Coral Sea Breeze


Name: Michael Policastro
Email: mikeqsc911@aol.com
City/State: Woodmere New York
Years_Aboard: Dec. 1987-  Nov. 1990
Date: 26 Dec 2001
Time: 10:39:03
 

Comments

Great web site


Name: Andrew Policastro
Email: polipak@msn.com
City/State: Virginia Beach, Va
Years_Aboard: Dec. 1984 -  Dec. 1989
Date: 26 Dec 2001
Time: 10:30:20
 

Comments

Enjoyed your web site. What a great ship.


Name: Frank Sears
Email: fps43@hotmail.com
City/State: Russellville, Arkansas
Years_Aboard: 1969-1972
Date: 26 Dec 2001
Time: 02:06:23
 

Comments

My name is Frank Sears. I have a picture of the navel ship and I would like to know how to put it up on this web site. If someone could get back to me and let me know how to do it and I will send the picture to who ever I need to.


Name: Cameron Mills
Email: cameron.mills@us.army.mil
City/State: Raleigh, NC
Years_Aboard: 83
Date: 25 Dec 2001
Time: 04:24:55
 

Comments

Hello shipmates.

Was aboard the Coral Sea for her '83 World Cruise. AIMD Electronics shop with ships company, guys from the E-2 Squadron, and I was with VA-196.

I'm now deployed to Bosnia, (It's a long story...) with the Army National Guard.

I'm looking forward to the next Reunion. Went to the one in Williamsburg in 2000.

If you served aboard her, I would highly recommend joining the association. It's only $10/year and it will really help the memories come flooding back.

Would appreciate emails from anyone who served aboard the Coral Sea. A little touch of home always helps! (Remember mail call?)

Happy Holidays!

Cam Mills


Name: Steve Urbanski
Email: surba10123@aol.com
City/State: Minnesota
Years_Aboard: 80-82
Date: 24 Dec 2001
Time: 16:11:43
 

Comments

I would like to hear from anyone that remembers me i worked out of the boiler rooms 3 baker they called me warsaw.


Name: Larry Weed
Email: larryweed@mrbracey.com
City/State: Upland, CA
Years_Aboard: 61-64
Date: 24 Dec 2001
Time: 14:03:05
 

Comments

 


Name: John M. Vecero Jr.
Email: jvecero2@aol.com
City/State: York, PA
Years_Aboard: 67-70
Date: 23 Dec 2001
Time: 20:50:07
 

Comments

VF-161 Trouble Shooter


Name: L.P.Jones
Email: paulbea@prodigy.net
City/State: San Antonio, Tx
Years_Aboard: '67-'70
Date: 23 Dec 2001
Time: 20:13:46
 

Comments

Does anyone know what became of Capt. Ferris? He was promoted to RADM in '68 and I lost track of him. I thought he was the best skipper we had.


Name: Jay Griffiths
Email: jayg@vikingmaterials.com
City/State: Shoreview,  MN
Years_Aboard: 81-85
Date: 21 Dec 2001
Time: 13:20:21
 

Comments

R-Division, DC shop, Flying Squad, Collision with tanker at gitmo. Thought it sucked until I grew up. Now I'm proud to have been a part of this history. Wouldn't trade it for the world.


Name: KEVIN LAMKIN
Email: jbnymble@hotmail.com
City/State: PRESCOTT,AZ
Years_Aboard: 1988-1990
Date: 20 Dec 2001
Time: 20:50:42
 

Comments

I am trying to locate shipmates that were stationed aboard the ship between Oct88-Nov90 during the sundown cruise to the med and also in the yards at Portsmouth.


Name: Dennis L. Basilio
Email: dbasil@ladwp.com
City/State: Rowland Heights, CA
Years_Aboard: 1976-1979
Date: 20 Dec 2001
Time: 11:26:21
 

Comments

I was stationed in Mayport, Florida aboard the USS Yosemite AD 19 in 1975 when a Boiler TEch (BT3) requested for a swap, so I took the chance and had the chance to go back to the Philippines for my first WestPac Cruise in 1976 and another one in 1979. I got out of the Navy in 1980 as a BT2.


Name: H. Ray Trussell ABHC      ritired
Email: trussell@softdisk.com
City/State: Ruston, La
Years_Aboard: 60-64
Date: 19 Dec 2001
Time: 16:18:19
 

Comments

I was in the v1 div.for my first enlistment.


Name: Patrick  J    Mangan
Email: pmangan3@home.com
City/State: Mandan  ND  58554
Years_Aboard: 69-73
Date: 19 Dec 2001
Time: 13:53:37
 

Comments

Great ship to serve on.Great people to work with Was a Signalman aboard the USS CORAL SEA CVA-43 So did enjoy my stay on the ship


Name: paul newkirk
Email: steps1@suwanneevalley.net
City/State: O'brien, florida
Years_Aboard: 3 yrs 55-57
Date: 19 Dec 2001
Time: 12:28:28
 

Comments

was in OR division (radio operator) and would like to hear from anyone from that division during those years. I transferred to the Midway when coral sea got new deck put on. Not positive about the year.


Name: Mike Grider
Email: gould@dmrtc.net
City/State: bedford In.
Years_Aboard: 69-70
Date: 19 Dec 2001
Time: 11:22:20
 

Comments

would like to get in touch with long lost friends Alroy Martins V-2 div and Michael Allen Pearce V-1 both were on 68-69 cruise.


Name: Jason Parent
Email: JPWORM@prodigy.net
City/State: Trenton, NJ
Years_Aboard: 81-85
Date: 17 Dec 2001
Time: 20:18:53
 

Comments

I was in "A" GANG, Engineering Dept. One year as "A" Division Yeoman. Finished my remaining time in "Machine Shop", directly across from the "Engineering Log Room". I still can't believe they scrapped the ole CORAL MAROO. Never to board again.


Name: Jason Parent
Email: JPWORM@prodigy.net
City/State: Trenton, NJ
Years_Aboard:
Date: 17 Dec 2001
Time: 20:13:10
 

Comments

 


Name: Al Kleveno
Email: akleveno@evansinet.com
City/State: Patterson, CA
Years_Aboard: 1971 - 1975
Date: 17 Dec 2001
Time: 01:09:28
 

Comments

OE Div I miss those days!


Name: Charles (Butter) Simms
Email: buttersimms@hotmail.com
City/State: Hercules, CA
Years_Aboard: 73 - 75
Date: 16 Dec 2001
Time: 09:08:02
 

Comments

This is such a great site for former crew members. I flew aboard the ship from Subic Bay on the mail plane "Miss San Francisco" while the ship was in the Gulf of Tonkin. I'll never forget the sight of her as we made the final turn to line up and snag the hook. I served with the men of 3rd Div, Nav Div, and the Lighthouse Div. Spent many nights at sea hang-in with the guys in V-4 playing cards.


Name: Michael Wechsler
Email: Michael@parsteel.com
City/State: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Years_Aboard: 66-69
Date: 15 Dec 2001
Time: 07:07:46
 

Comments

I served my entire enlistment aboard the Coral Sea, came on board as a "AA"in June of '66 and Left as a ADJ2, Sept. 27 '69. What great memories. Iwas assigned to the Jet Shop in the V-6 Division,then the Division was changed to A.I.M.D. For a brief time during the 68 cruise, I was a aircrewman aboard the ships C1A plane. I really appreciate the guys that I served with, and the best ship in the Navy the Coral Sea CVA 43


Name: David Premo
Email: premos@northnet.org
City/State: Tupper Lake, NY
Years_Aboard: 52-55
Date: 14 Dec 2001
Time: 20:44:40
 

Comments

The site is very nice, will be nice to keep up on things. You forgot V1C division catapults.


Name: sumner n lippincott
Email: bigbee12@msn.com
City/State: Millville n.j 08332
Years_Aboard: 1948-1949
Date: 14 Dec 2001
Time: 13:40:58
 

Comments

 


Name: Dwayne "Deuke" Eukel
Email: Dwriter7@aol.com
City/State: Katy, Texas
Years_Aboard: 72-74
Date: 14 Dec 2001
Time: 01:14:40
 

Comments

When I climbed the ramp the first time to that small floating city, I was amazed and awed by its significance. It was July 73, I had flown 20 something hours from Alameda to Clark Air Force base, got a ride from some local I'd met, who promised that I would love my first night In Olongopo. The thing I remember the most about that first night was the young beautiful Gina Hildago. She was as awesome as the Coral Sea in all her ssplendor. Paperwork was slightly skewed, so I spent much of the first week, without a home, so to speak. I slept where the stewards bunked, until I was finally sent to the Communications Division, where I began my on the job training as a Radioman. I remember few people, but some of the names that stick out was Roy Stevens, Larry Richardson, some guys in Ops, and of course Captain Peck, who I saw regularly, for message correspondance. We had a Lt.J.G. that was pretty cool, can't remember his name. If anyone could help me there, I'd appreciate it. I remember well, Hong Kong, Honolulu, the Gulf of Tonkin, Manilla, Subic, all of our favorites, I think, "shit-river" and the girls, many many girls. Of course then, it was under Martial Law, but come 11:30PM, and the scurrying home included us Navy escorts. We were all perfect gentlemen. I miss those days....the ship was great, I loved my experience, even the bad ones have all played in part in my life since those days. Hail to all Coral Sea members.

Deuke


Name: Stanford E. Linzey
Email: SLinzey@juno.com
City/State: Escondido, CA
Years_Aboard: 1971-73
Date: 13 Dec 2001
Time: 13:53:10
 

Comments

USS CORAL SEA was one of the finest ships I have served in. As the command chaplain we had the finest religious program afloat made up of men of all religious faith and their lay-leaders. The air-wing and the ship's company were made up of superb men. Our Commanding officers were the finest. I served under Wesley McDonald, Willam F. Harris and Paul Peck. These leaders became admirals. I would do it again if I could.


Name: Stanford E. Linzey, Jr.
Email: SLinzey@juno.com
City/State: Escondido, CA
Years_Aboard: Chaplain-1971-73
Date: 13 Dec 2001
Time: 13:43:53
 

Comments

USS CORAL SEA (CVA-43)was one of the finest ships I have served in. The ship's company and the air wing were made up of superb men. I was the command chaplain and we had one of finest religious programs ashore and afloat made of people of all faiths and their lay-leaders. The Commanding officers were of the finest. I served under Captain Wesley McDonald, William F. Haris, and Paul Peck. These leaders all became admirals. I would do it again if I could.


Name: John Draper
Email: jdraper@jps.net
City/State: Sacramento CA
Years_Aboard: 79-81
Date: 10 Dec 2001
Time: 18:35:12
 

Comments

OC Division / CATCC / Air Traffic Controller / AC2. Checked onboard in Bremerton WA in Jan 1979. Spent the first day setting in the Personnel Office. Most of the division was assigned out as fire watch, following the civilian welders around the ship with fire bottles. I got a little light headed the first day at sea (Could have been on the trip back to Alameda). No seasick problems after that. Arrived in Alameda in Feb during Chinese New Year in San Fran. Trips to San Diego were great. Bummer missing out on Hawaii as we had to rush to Texas St in Pusan Korea (Coldest place on earth). After a visit there headed to the Tiger Lady in Olongapo City. Spent Christmas & New Years water skiing in Subic Bay. Left Philippines for Pattaya Beach, Thailand (Wow!!!). On to Singapore (Girls by the numbers). Next stop, Gonzo & Kermit for 101 Days. I'll never forget, one day we were 100 miles from shore, just outside the Persian Gulf and had to stop flying because visibility was reduced to less than 1/2 mile because of blowing sand. Back to Olongapo for more R&R, along with rattan, wicker, electronic equipment and anything else we could fit on the ship. It was then a race back to San Fran. I checked off the Coral Sea March of 81. What a ride! It's been so long ago now though it all seems like a dream. Great times, Great friends, Great laughs, Great memories.


Name: Anthony T. Spagnolo (tony or spag)
Email: tsswatward7@juno.com
City/State: Harrisburg, Pa. 17111
Years_Aboard: Plank-owner 47-48
Date: 10 Dec 2001
Time: 11:34:25
 

Comments

looking for former shipmates who worked in the print shop aboard.Also want to know how many men and women served aboard the Coral Sea prior to decommissioning?


Name: Charles M. Morgan
Email: cmorgan@isgroup.net
City/State: Lake City, Florida
Years_Aboard: 1967-1970
Date: 09 Dec 2001
Time: 18:20:39
 

Comments

Was assigned to VF-151, for the three cruises between 1967 and 1970, as an AZAN - AZ3 in the Logs and Records Office. Known as "Mike" to most of my shipmates. Looking for Ted Welfelt, are you out there Ted?


Name: douglas perry
Email: dperry07@snet.net
City/State: clinton ct.
Years_Aboard: 47 -48
Date: 09 Dec 2001
Time: 12:09:00
 

Comments

aboard at time of commissioning in 1947. ltjgmc. my memories are brief but very vivid and I enjoyed every minute of it.


Name: George Peterson
Email: GeorgeP50@Hotmail.com
City/State: Becker, MN
Years_Aboard: 72-73
Date: 09 Dec 2001
Time: 03:55:26
 

Comments

Would like to hear from old ship mates. I was in V-1 Div.


Name: John Kinley
Email: kinley@iquest.net
City/State: Anderson, Indiana
Years_Aboard: 81-85
Date: 08 Dec 2001
Time: 21:23:53
 

Comments

 


Name: Bob Boudrie
Email: mrbobbou@aol.com
City/State: Highland, Michigan
Years_Aboard: 1952 & 1953
Date: 08 Dec 2001
Time: 17:29:21
 

Comments

This is the first time I've been to this site. It really stirred up a lot of memories. I just became aware of the association this year and think it's great. Keep up the very good work. The Coral sea will never die as long as it's in our memories.


Name: Patrick J. Grams MR2
Email: patrickgrams@earthlink.net
City/State: La Mirada, CA
Years_Aboard: 66-67
Date: 08 Dec 2001
Time: 02:16:53
 

Comments

Should have stayed in.


Name: Richard Hodgson
Email: hodfive@gmavt.net
City/State: Fairfield, Vermont
Years_Aboard: 81-83
Date: 07 Dec 2001
Time: 20:07:07
 

Comments

Served briefly for part of a West-Pac and the World Cruise in '83. V-1 Division. Good Times and bad, it was an experience as a teenager I could never forget. Was sad to see her being scrapped out in Baltimore a couple years back.


Name: Ron Compton
Email: rcompton@son.umaryland.edu
City/State: Baltimore, MD
Years_Aboard: 81-84
Date: 06 Dec 2001
Time: 11:58:17
 

Comments

It's great to have a association. How do I join?


Name: Joy Figueroa
Email: alena24@bellsouth.net
City/State: Jacksonville, Florida
Years_Aboard:
Date: 05 Dec 2001
Time: 16:58:50
 

Comments

I need to get a picture of someone who was in the cruisebook in 1975. If you can help me in anyway, please email me. I've been in the process of locating someone and I possibly might of located him, I just need a picture of him to be a 100%. Thank you.


Name: Ray Nicholas
Email: rn153@aol.com
City/State: Harrisburg Pa.
Years_Aboard: 51thru54
Date: 04 Dec 2001
Time: 15:16:13
 

Comments

Came aboard October 1951 as a 17 year old and departed 3 years later in 1954 with 3 Med cruises under my belt and many unforgetable memories that I still find myself enjoying before I fall asleep many a night. And I at that time am still 17 and loving it.


Name: RICHARD R. GOELDI
Email: snogoldi@yahoo.com
City/State: Glendale, Arizona
Years_Aboard: 1975-1977
Date: 03 Dec 2001
Time: 14:54:42
 

Comments

I came aboard the Coral Sea in 1975 during its stay in Long Beach Dry Dock.I was going to be sent to the Kitty Hawk in Bremerton, WA. But they changed my orders at the last moment. I was the only ships company Aviation Electronic Technician aboard. Which was weird since there wasn't any planes on the ship. After they realized I had nothing to do They made me a Mess Deck Master at Arms until we left dry dock and the planes returned. I was also stationed in Naha, Okinawa, Japan in 1973-74 with VC-5. I was a A-4 plane captain, we also had P-2, S-2, H-3. We flew targets and drones for ships to shoot at. They send me to AIMD to repair aircraft Black Box electronics.


Name: Edward G. Oder
Email: oderg1@ev1.net
City/State: Sugar Land, Texas
Years_Aboard: 2 Mo.
Date: 03 Dec 2001
Time: 14:19:52
 

Comments

Was aboard when the ship went to Vancover B.C. Was TAD from Coronado NAS. Was in Unit Band 155.


Name: Daphne Page Hittell
Email: dphittell@yahoo.com
City/State: Selma, NC
Years_Aboard: my father was in late 50's
Date: 03 Dec 2001
Time: 11:32:35
 

Comments

I am daughter of Edward Vance Page. He was on the ship during the 1950's. My parents divorced early 1970's. Please, if anyone is still in contact with him please relay this. I would love to hear from him. He has 5 grandchildren. I have a website at: http://nestegg.theshoppe.com and my email is dphittell@yahoo.com My address is PO Box 637, Selma,NC 27576


Name: Richard L. B. Stedman
Email: stedmanr@santel.net
City/State: Mitchell, SD
Years_Aboard: 63-65
Date: 02 Dec 2001
Time: 22:03:02
 

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1ST Division. Looking for any shipmates and especially David J. Chase. My picture can be found at www.watercolorimpressions.com