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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


Deborah McCaughin 
12/31/16

Years On Board From/To: 00

Division 00

Rate/Rank 00

Cell#: 352.519.2395

Address: 5328 Montgomery Blvd NE #2102

City: Albuquerque

State: NM

Zipcode: 87109

Comments:
I am from Ticonderoga NY and wish to thank, from on veteran to another, all who served on this ship.

Deblyn McCaughin


Mark Brubaker 
12/30/16

Years On Board From/To: 1965 thru 1967

Division Nav.

Rate/Rank QM3

Home#: 301-642-0133

Address: 17 Lincoln ave. 302

City: Colonial Beach

State: Va.

Zipcode: 22443

Comments:
anyone who may recognize me please feel free to contact me.


Edward (Cole) Frank / Mel Cole 
12/10/16

Years On Board From/To: mid 60s

Division ???

Rate/Rank ???

Address: 2109 Woodburn Dr SE apt 6

City: Grand Rapids

State: MI

Zipcode: 49546

Comments:
My dad, Mel Cole, from Swartz Creek, Michigan, was stationed on the Ticonderoga in the mid 60s.  I would like to hear from anyone who may have known him.  I don't know much about him since he died when I was 2 on New Years Eve 1968.  Thanks to anyone who can tell me anything about him and thank you all for your service to our country.


Joe Draganosky 
12/08/16

Years On Board From/To: 1965-67

Division S-7

Rate/Rank DP3

Address: Ken Caryl Ranch

City: Littleton

State: CO

Zipcode: 80127

Comments:
To Wendy Armbrecht (post below mine):

Here is a list of sites describing what your dad's job entailed; the first site called thebalance.com gives good details of the aviation machinists mate rating which is what your dad was. 

http://search.yahoo.com/search?ei=utf-8&fr=aaplw&p=navy+aviation+machinists+mate+dities

He was probably a third class machinists mate because there is no fourth class, but he would be called an E-4 which is an advanced level, the E meaning he was an enlisted man not an officer. He would've had some leadership duties with men who were E-2 and E-3 working under him. The shorthand way of saying what he did is AD4, reflecting his job title. On his sleeve he would've had an eagle with the aviation machinists mate icon underneath then one V at the base of it. I didn't know him but I was aboard about the same time. The Skyhawk was a propeller plane that carried a huge load of 500 lb. bombs and it was a crucial part of our attacks on North Vietnam because it could do a lot of damage to oil storage tanks and other key targets. When we returned to the states your dad left the ship and stayed with his squadron, maybe  at the North Island facility in San Diego which was our home port, whereas guys like me were part of the ship's company and lived there all the time. 

You and his grandkids have a right to be proud of him. 


WENDY ARMBRECHT 
12/07/16

Years On Board From/To: 1965

Division mechanic

Rate/Rank MACHINISTS MATE 4TH CLASS

Cell#: 325-514-8253

Address: p.o. box 864

City: Winters

State: Texas

Zipcode: 79567

Comments:

I AM TRYING TO FIND OUT WHAT MY FATHER'S DUTIES WERE WHEN HE SERVED ON HER. ALL I WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF HIM BEFORE HIS MURDER IN 2011, WAS THAT HE BUNKED AROUND THE GALLEY, HIS SQUARDON WAS VA- 57 I BELIEVE AND THAT HE DID MAINTENANCE ON THE A-1H SKYRAIDERS ON HER IN THE VIETNAM WAR. THE MAIN REASONS I NEED THIS INFORMATION IS TO TELL HIS GRANDKIDS WHAT ALL HE DID SO THEYS CAN TRULY UNDERSTAND WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PROUD OF YOUR COUNTRY AND YOUR PEERS. 

THANK YOU FOR FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM AND OUR WAY OF LIFE.  GOD BLESS!
WENDY


George Passantino 
12/04/16

Years On Board From/To: 1967-1970

Division V-4 Div

Rate/Rank ABF-3

Cell#: 303-884-7565

Address: 9608 Tomahawk Trail

City: Fort Worth

State: TX

Zipcode: 76244

Comments:
Larry F Stum was a DC-2 in R-Div aboard in 1968.  His picture is in the 1968 Cruise Book ("Movin' West")


Larry Stum 
12/03/16

Years On Board From/To: ??

Division ??

Rate/Rank E-5 (retired E-7)

Address: Pimlico

City: Moncks Corner

State: SC

Zipcode: 29461

Comments:
Larry stum was my father. He passed in 1993. I would enjoy sharing information. Chris Stum


George Passantino 
11/25/16

Years On Board From/To: 1967-1970

Division V-4

Rate/Rank ABF-3

Cell#: 303-884-7565

Address: 9608 Tomahawk Trail

City: Fort Worth

State: TX

Zipcode: 76244

Comments:
Mr. Leech. We Ticonderoga Veterans honor the service of your father-in-law Robert Eugene Lewis. We are saddened by his passing on 8/29/97 and we will list him in our obituary notification in our quarterly newsletter. We will also list his passing on our veteran roster on our Ticonderoga Facebook page. I do have your father-in-law's name being listed on a ships roster that I have dating back to 9/24/44 showing him coming aboard as an ART2c. His service will not be forgotten. Sincerely, George Passantino - V-4 Div - 1967-1970.


William H Leech Jr (Bill) 
11/25/16

Years On Board From/To: Did not serve

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:
My Father-in-Law,Robert Eugene Lewis,served on board CV-14 1944-1945.He was AETM1,V-4 Division--CIC--Radar.He helped fight the below-deck first Kamikaze fire,January 1945.

I wanted to check and see if he was listed on any of your rosters for veterans.

He passed August 29,1997.Age 72. He left us a leather-bound Ticonderoga "Year Book" from the war. Included were the "Big-T" newsletters and a USS Ticonderoga "Personal Information Handbook" from DURING the war,the latter amazing in its blunt talk.

What does it take to make sure he is listed somewhere in the Association...and NOT forgotten by surviving shipmates?

Thank you for your time.

   Bill Leech



 


Gene Scott 
11/06/16

Years On Board From/To: na

Division na

Rate/Rank na

Address: na

City: Indianapolis

State: IN

Zipcode: na

Comments:
Thank For your service
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