Years On Board From/To: May 64/Jun65
Home#: 228 475 3841
Address: 3318 Rver Road
City: Moss Point
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.
Years On Board From/To: Jun 64 - Jun 65
Home#: 228 475 3841
Address: 3318 River Road
City: Moss Point
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Years On Board From/To: 1968--1972
Address: 116 West 8th. Street
Lost a Good IC Man.
Steven Norris IC3
He was a friend when I needed a friend.
Years On Board From/To: N/A
Address: 5630 Brookhill Ln
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).
Years On Board From/To: 11/1962 to 11/63
Division G and !st
Home#: 805 646 5482
Address: 3375 Matilija Cyn Rd.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Years On Board From/To: 01/02 71-12/05/71
Address: 940 north 4th st.
State: new york
looking for proof of the USS Ticonderoga ((CVS-14) being in Blue Water Vietnam in 1971
Years On Board From/To: Oct.1966 to June 1969
Address: 6609 Columbus av.s.
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.
Years On Board From/To: 1970-1972
Address: 2369 Ambrato Way
Working in the Airframes department lead me to a career in welding. I will never forget the Apollo 16 mission!
Years On Board From/To: 4/25/58 - 8/04/61
Division B (Oil King)
Home#: (405) 789-1123
Cell#: (405) 501-3658
Address: 6508 NW 31st ST
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.
Years On Board From/To: 1970 - 1972
Address: 52 E Everett Ave
Have no comments at this time. But would like to be informed of reunions and such.
Years On Board From/To: 1968-1970
Address: 430 Whitetail Rd
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.
Years On Board From/To: 1966 & 1967
Division V-4 below decks on CVA-14
Address: 7 Dashwood Ct.
City: The Hills of Lakeway
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.
Years On Board From/To: 64-67
Address: 102 hull st
City: santa rosa
was a very busy time. lots of memories
Years On Board From/To: 1957-1960
Address: 2 Gladys Rd
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.
Years On Board From/To: 61-62
Rate/Rank Firemen 1 st class
Address: 1679 Cerro Crestado dr
City: Los Lunas
State: New Mexico
Wonderfull memories.On board when Big T collided with an other ship,Can't remember the name.
Years On Board From/To: My dad WWII/1942-1944
Address: 645 Pepper Drive
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.
Years On Board From/To: Dec 61-Jan 65
Rate/Rank ETN 3
Cell#: 262 894 8657
Address: 1961 17th Ave
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.
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.
Lifetime member. served on both ships
Years On Board From/To: 00
Address: 1 INKY LANE
City: HOPEWEWLL JUNCTION
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
Years On Board From/To: 1958
Address: 1005 catherine Ct.
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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