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Dennis T Wokoun 
09/28

Years On Board From/To: May 64/Jun65

Division VF-53

Rate/Rank PN3/2

Home#: 228 475 3841

Address: 3318 Rver Road

City: Moss Point

State: Mississippi

Zipcode: 39563

Comments:
Was onboard during USS MADOXX/USS TURNER JOY activities.  VF-53 lost LT T.B. Fallon on a cold Cat Shot as Tico sailed past.  Ejection seat failure?  First experience watching a fellow shipmate and division office buried at sea. 

We also lost our CS1 (?) during flight ops and the COD was parked in the Heavy's spot.  He walked into the prop and instantly killed.  His shipmate was unaware of this and found him in the Mess Deck chill box!  Sad.

Later in life VF-53 held a reunion in Las Vegas where I reunited with shipmates and PN2 Herald Dolin, Mr Used Car!  Not long after Herald passed away.

I met my division Chief, PNC Goo during one of my forays to Hawaii on Uncle's dime.  He too has passed.

Fond memories of sleeping on forward cat's where it was a bit cooler during the uptempo ops.  Was expertly indoctrinated to Yokosuka by the squadron GM's and marveled at the tempo and pace of war.


Dennis T Wokoun 
09/28

Years On Board From/To: Jun 64 - Jun 65

Division X

Rate/Rank PN3/2

Home#: 228 475 3841

Address: 3318 River Road

City: Moss Point

State: Mississippi

Zipcode: 39563

Comments:
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Dennis Segar 
09/28

Years On Board From/To: 1968--1972

Division E-Div

Rate/Rank IC-2

Home#: 507-388-7616

Address: 116 West 8th. Street

City: Mankato

State: Minnesota

Zipcode: 56001

Comments:
Lost a Good IC Man.
Steven Norris IC3 
3 Westpac's
He was a friend when I needed a friend.


Wade Wallen 
09/27

Years On Board From/To: N/A

Division N/A

Rate/Rank N/A

Cell#: 214-477-3287

Address: 5630 Brookhill Ln

City: Frisco

State: Texas

Zipcode: 75034

Comments:

A big “Thank You” to all who served.  My father was Don Wallen (d. 1992), and he served from 1962 to 1968.  He was part of VF-53 during the Gulf of Tonkin incident.  I don’t know anything about his time in the navy and would like to talk with anybody who knew him.  Best Regards, Wade Wallen (214-477-3287).


Paul J. Albright Jr. 
09/06

Years On Board From/To: 11/1962 to 11/63

Division G and !st

Rate/Rank LTJG

Home#: 805 646 5482

Address: 3375 Matilija Cyn Rd.

City: Ojai

State: CA

Zipcode: 93023

Comments:
Do you recall the Aft Stb gun mount misfire that happened some time in March or April of our Far east Cruise of 1963
As 1st Division JO at the time, I was the safety Officer at the check sight. The gun was smoothly tracking the target, Boatswain Mate PO3 H.S. Horace, the mount Captain Loaded and at the last second the the gun lurched off and the round fired into the water about 2 or 300 yd or so off our stb beam. My helmet with sound suppressor was nocked off in the lurch. 
 
 I suffer progresing hearing loss as a result and need some verification of the event for the VA.
 
Thanks    Email paulseed_2000@yahoo.com
Paul  
 


michael joseph manross 
08/31

Years On Board From/To: 01/02 71-12/05/71

Division M

Rate/Rank E-3

Cell#: 716-378-3502

Address: 940 north 4th st.

City: olean

State: new york

Zipcode: 14760

Comments:
looking for  proof  of the  USS Ticonderoga ((CVS-14) being  in  Blue Water Vietnam  in 1971


Bob Pulrang 
08/19

Years On Board From/To: Oct.1966 to June 1969

Division V4

Rate/Rank E3

Home#: 6128690239

Cell#: 9526498950

Address: 6609 Columbus av.s.

City: Mel's.

State: Mm.

Zipcode: 55423

Comments:
Love to hear from any of you guys.Hope your all doing well hope to hear from you.Call,leave a message if I don't answer.


Paul D. Wagovich 
08/09

Years On Board From/To: 1970-1972

Division IM-2

Rate/Rank AMS-3

Address: 2369 Ambrato Way

City: Covington

State: KY

Zipcode: 41017

Comments:
Working in the Airframes department lead me to a career in welding. I will never forget the Apollo 16 mission!


Wayne Loudermilk (Lad) 
07/22

Years On Board From/To: 4/25/58 - 8/04/61

Division B (Oil King)

Rate/Rank BT3

Home#: (405) 789-1123

Cell#: (405) 501-3658

Address: 6508 NW 31st ST

City: Bethany

State: OK

Zipcode: 73008-4113

Comments:
I've only been to 2 reunions but I've never been able to find anyone that was on board or heard of the Mighty T sinking at the pier tied up at Alameda, I mean we were sitting on the bottom, was towed across the bay to Hunters Point. It was rumored we were going to Australia until this happened.
If you're interested email me and I'll tell you the rest of the story.


Paul Cummins 
07/21

Years On Board From/To: 1970 - 1972

Division E

Rate/Rank IC3

Home#: 509-768-6507

Cell#: same

Address: 52 E Everett Ave

City: Spokane

State: Wa

Zipcode: 99207

Comments:
Have no comments at this time. But would like to be informed of reunions and such.


Robert J. Villa Sr 
07/08

Years On Board From/To: 1968-1970

Division Boilerman

Rate/Rank E-2

Home#: n/a

Cell#: 814-619-9340

Address: 430 Whitetail Rd

City: Johnstown

State: Pa

Zipcode: 15909

Comments:
I served on the Ticonderoga for two years as a Boilerman. I also served on the uss Hornet as I volunteered to go on the mission to pick up the Apollo 12 recovery. I will never forget the experience and the wonderful time I had on the Hornet.


Rick Kilmer 
07/07

Years On Board From/To: 1966 & 1967

Division V-4 below decks on CVA-14

Rate/Rank E-3

Address: 7 Dashwood Ct.

City: The Hills of Lakeway

State: TX

Zipcode: 78738

Comments:
Went on to fly 2nd Mech on a P-3 in VP-40 for 1968 & 1969. Diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in 2006. Recently learned that Lymphoma is a "Blue Water presumptive disease" for filing with VA for disability if stationed near Viet Nam.  However, I also qualified under "boots on the ground" while in VP-40 as we flew out of Cam Rahn Bay some. Now waiting on the VA's response. If you have had cancer or heart disease due to Agent Orange, file for your well-deserved benefits.


Bill Petty 
06/06

Years On Board From/To: 64-67

Division v-1

Rate/Rank ae-3

Address: 102 hull st

City: santa rosa

State: ca

Zipcode: 95401

Comments:
was a very busy time. lots of memories


Bob Hughes 
05/20

Years On Board From/To: 1957-1960

Division X

Rate/Rank PN2

Address: 2 Gladys Rd

City: CapeElizabeth

State: ME

Zipcode: 04107

Comments:
Worked in the personnel office and took care
Of discharges and reenlistments. Changed career paths
In 1964 and retired as Chief Cryptographic Technician in
1976. Loved the WestPac cruises. The Big T was a great ship
And I was proud to be part of her crew.


melcor chavez 
05/04

Years On Board From/To: 61-62

Division A&B

Rate/Rank Firemen 1 st class

Address: 1679 Cerro Crestado dr

City: Los Lunas

State: New Mexico

Zipcode: 87031

Comments:
Wonderfull memories.On board when Big T collided with an other ship,Can't remember the name.


Michael Crozier 
04/30

Years On Board From/To: My dad WWII/1942-1944

Division Deck

Rate/Rank sfc

Cell#: 661-305-8050

Address: 645 Pepper Drive

City: Hanford

State: CA

Zipcode: 93230

Comments:
My dad served on CV-14 during WWII. He was a signalman. We lost him in 2008. RIP dad. I love and miss you. Thanks for your service.


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.
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