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Ken (Mac) McClendon 
04/26

Years On Board From/To: Dec 61-Jan 65

Division OE

Rate/Rank ETN 3

Cell#: 262 894 8657

Address: 1961 17th Ave

City: Grafton

State: WI

Zipcode: 53024

Comments:
 Reunion plans had to be changed. Such things do occur. We were looking forward to visiting Tampa, and Tico sailors, again. Maybe next year. I hear in may be in the Midwest.


Leo Miller 
04/17

Years On Board From/To: 5/55-5/57 4/84-1/87

Division E E/admin

Rate/Rank EM# EMCS

Home#: 252 221 7029

Cell#: 252 301 7593

Address: 213 Cherokee trl.

City: Edenton

State: N.C.

Zipcode: 27932

Comments:
Lifetime member. served on both ships


Frank J Guarino Sr 
04/11

Years On Board From/To: 00

Division 00

Rate/Rank 00

Cell#: 8457023064

Address: 1 INKY LANE

City: HOPEWEWLL JUNCTION

State: NY

Zipcode: 12533

Comments:
I FOUND THIS SITE AND I WOUNDER IF ANY ONE KNOW MY BROTHER JOE.
HE WAS ABOARD IN1953 OR SO A FEW OF HIS FRIENDS WERE FROM THE BRONX, PLEASE GET BACK TO ME IF POSSABLE, GOD BLESS. I WAS ABOARD THE USS YELLOWSTONE AD27 DURING THE CONFLICT IN KEREA ? THANK YOU 'FRANK


Ray Wieser 
04/04

Years On Board From/To: 1958

Division V-6

Rate/Rank PRM-3

Cell#: 630-881-9972

Address: 1005 catherine Ct.

City: Naperville

State: Il.

Zipcode: 60540

Comments:
Netflix just released a new 3 part series titled "Five Came Back".
It's the story of five Hollywood movie directors and what they did in filming in WWII. 
I watched episode 3 today, which is the last of the series. In the 28th minute of this episode they show the Kamikaze
hitting the Ticonderoga and they mention our ships name. Have never seen this footage before. Thought this would be of interest to all.


Wayne Idzik 
04/04

Years On Board From/To: 1966 1967

Division Radioman

Rate/Rank Rmsn

Home#: 443-356-2109

Cell#: 443-356-2109

Address: 118 riverside rd

City: Essex

State: BALITMORE MD

Zipcode: 21221

Comments:
It was A privledge to serve on her.


David Schweigert 
04/04

Years On Board From/To: 95 - 97

Division Admin

Rate/Rank PNC(SW/AW)

Address: 3408 Longview Drive

City: Oakville

State: Missouri

Zipcode: 63129

Comments:
Beautiful ship.


David Graf 
03/31

Years On Board From/To: 1985-1988

Division OI

Rate/Rank OS2

Address: 2521 Thicket Ride Ct

City: Longwood

State: Florida

Zipcode: 32779

Comments:
Hoping to see everyone at the upcoming reunion in Tampa, May 18th - 22


Rick Kennedy 
03/19

Years On Board From/To: 6/1970 to 3/1972

Division ASW Group 3 Staff

Rate/Rank RM3

Home#: 470-778-9015

Cell#: 404-680-0638

Address: 2825 Shumard Oak Drive

City: Braselton

State: GA

Zipcode: 30517

Comments:
Lots of good memories on Tico's last
tour of Vietnam. I now have ALS and 100%
disabled with the VA. Anyone else out there have ALS?
Rick


William H Leech Jr (Bill) 
03/15

Years On Board From/To: N/A

Division N/A

Rate/Rank N/A

Home#: 770-487-2821

Cell#: N/A

Address: 121 Magnolia Dr

City: Tyrone

State: GA

Zipcode: 30290

Comments:
Everyone,

  My Father-in-Law,Robert Eugene Lewis,served on board the Ticonderoga during WW II. I have already written about him and you now have his history on record.

  I write today because of a recent book I just finished: "Bringing The Thunder",by Gordon Bennet Robertson,Jr. He flew 35 B-29 bombing missions right thru the end of the war against Japan. In fact,he flew on the last nite before the surrender announcement of August 15th,1945.

  In his book he tells a very funny story that ALMOST cost a B-29 crew a court martial. On a return leg from Japan, a B-29 crew made a low,feigned,landing pass,with gear and flaps,against the Ticonderoga ( late spring/early summer 1945).The flight crew knew it was a joke but the ship did not. All kinds of lites and wave-offs preceded the "go-around".

   Much was made about it at the bomber base. However,the line crews never heard what the Ticonderoga commanders or crew had to say.

    Any veterans from that era remember any of the details ?

     Just thought you might enjoy this.

     Thanks for your time,

          Bill Leech


Joe Draganosky 
03/09

Years On Board From/To: 1965-1967

Division S-7

Rate/Rank DP3

Address: Ken Caryl Ranch

City: Littleton

State: CO

Zipcode: 80127

Comments:
Hi Joe:

Come to think of it I haven't seen any posts or had contact with Jess in quite a while either. That is odd because he was fairly regular on here. There's just an occasional post from other guys in Supply; Sherwin Greenberg from S-6 wrote a post on Page 2, but nothing from the S-1 crew recently. Geez I hope he's OK; getting emails bounced back to you is not a good sign. He's the kind of guy who'd let friends know if he had a new address, he liked to stay in touch even if just once in awhile. 

Maybe one of the other guys will read this and update us if they know any more. Sorry I can't be of more help.

Joe D.


Joe Day 
03/09

Years On Board From/To: 06/66-10/69

Division M

Rate/Rank MM3

Cell#: 218-308-0503

Address: 5025 Power Dam Rd NE

City: Bemidji

State: MN

Zipcode: 56601

Comments:
To Joe Dragonosky, what do you know about Jess(Jesus) Goytia
Have not seen his post in a while and get emails bounced back to me. Ay info would be appreciated.


Ronald Babcock 
03/04

Years On Board From/To: 1965/66

Division VF-51 AMMO CREW CHIEF

Rate/Rank AZ3

Cell#: 941-720-4552

Address: 6205 Flagfish Ct

City: Lakewood Ranch

State: Florida

Zipcode: 34202

Comments:
I am searching for anyone that spent their West Pacific tour off the coasts of N and S Vietnam on the flight deck and may have AGENT ORANGE related health issues.

I have had 10 bladder cancer surgeries, ischemic heart disease, diabetes type II, hypothyroidism, etc.

PLEASE CONTACT ME!!!


Ronald Babcock 
03/04

Years On Board From/To: 1965/66

Division VF-51 AMMO CREW CHIEF

Rate/Rank AZ3

Cell#: 941-720-4552

Address: 6205 Flagfish Ct

City: Lakewood Ranch

State: Florida

Zipcode: 34202

Comments:
I am searching for anyone that spent their West Pacific tour off the coasts of N and S Vietnam on the flight deck and may have AGENT ORANGE related health issues.

I have had 10 bladder cancer surgeries, ischemic heart disease, diabetes type II, hypothyroidism, etc.

PLEASE CONTACT ME!!!


Walter Lynn Everett 
03/02

Years On Board From/To: 1964-1966

Division Fitron Fifty-Three

Rate/Rank AN-E3

Address: 2046 Baja circle

City: Los Fresnos

State: TX

Zipcode: 78566

Comments:
Hi, I am Sabrina the daughter of Walter Lynn Everett. Sadly he passed this last December. I am looking for information on him during his time on ship. I requested his service records as I am looking for any information of him getting off the ship while in Vietnam. I want to assume he was able to leave ship at one point because he received a Non Judicial Punishment that restricted him to the limit of the USS Ticonderoga for 15 days. We have a couple of pictures of him while he served on the ship. One sitting on the flight deck with a plane behind him that has Ticonderoga on it. We also have pictures of the USO with BOB HOPE and Miss USA. 


Tony Blaszak 
02/18

Years On Board From/To: 1969-1972

Division E

Rate/Rank Em3

Cell#: 9712790818

Address: 14450 se vista ln

City: Milwaukie

State: oregon

Zipcode: 97167

Comments:
See the U.S.A.  on a CVA da da da da da da da da.


Dennis D Hamilton 
02/17

Years On Board From/To: 1967-1969

Division HC-1 Helicopter Squadron

Rate/Rank AE-3

Home#: 619-584-2941

Cell#: N/A

Address: 4157 Illinois St.

City: San Diego

State: California

Zipcode: 92104-1909

Comments:
Have been looking for other HC-1 members but have not had any results. It's only been 48 years.   If other members read this please contact me.


Bill Squitieri 
02/04

Years On Board From/To: 1952-1954

Division V-1

Rate/Rank E-3

Home#: 631-446-1235

Address: 1407-90 Middle Road

City: Calverton

State: New York

Zipcode: 11933

Comments:
Looking for old friend--Richard Cosenza from Brooklyn


Michael Manross 
01/26

Years On Board From/To: 01/971 to 12/1971

Division M

Rate/Rank E-3

Address: 940 North 4th street

City: Olean

State: New York

Zipcode: 14760

Comments:
Greatest time of  my life  enjoyed  the West pack and  Hawaii


Matthew Fleming, CAPT RET 
01/15

Years On Board From/To: 1991-1995

Division CA and MP MPA

Rate/Rank ENS-LT

Address: 88 Twin Hill Lane

City: Stafford

State: VA

Zipcode: 22554

Comments:
Great Crew and Ship that built a solid foundation for my Career. Great Times.


Homer Lee Anderson 
01/11

Years On Board From/To: 1961-1962

Division Plane Pushers

Rate/Rank E-4

Home#: 8432470531

Cell#: 8432470531

Address: 1151 Holland Road

City: Powder Springs

State: Georgia

Zipcode: 30127

Comments:
Loved the Ti
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