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Jim Browning 

Years On Board From/To: 1967 - 1969

Division AMD

Rate/Rank AZ3

Cell#: 6014663309

Address: 24 Maple Ridge St.

City: Hattiesburg

State: Ms

Zipcode: 39402

I have always been proud to have been a part of the Tico.  I reenlisted on board in the Tonkin Gulf.  I was 21 years old.

Jammie Fletcher 

Years On Board From/To: -

Division -

Rate/Rank -

Cell#: 2695329270

Address: 1439 Jefferson Ave

City: Kalamazoo

State: Michigan

Zipcode: 49006

My grandfather, Roger Morse, was on this ship. I recently came upon this information. He lived in Indiana, but was stationed in Virginia. I remember his stories when I was younger. He taught me my first words (my mother was NOT HAPPY). He passed away April 11, 1998 of a massive heart attack. I was 6 months pregnant with my first child. My children never got the chance to meet him. My heart still breaks every day. I’m hoping someone here will remember him. I’d like to know more about his time in the Navy.

Thank you.

Joseph A Partlow 

Years On Board From/To: 3 91/94

Division OI

Rate/Rank OS2

Cell#: 6144964332

Address: 10783 Standish Place

City: Noblesville

State: IN

Zipcode: 46060

Best people I ever had the pleasure of being around, was on the Tico. I try to stay in touch with who I can, for all those I was on Facebook with I'm not on there anymore, go to Instagram. I still consider them my brothers for the rest of my life always will, unless they try to take my dog!

George Lee McKnight 

Years On Board From/To: 1965 To 1967

Division R

Rate/Rank SFM3

Home#: 585-225-0264

Cell#: 585-7484921

Address: PO Box 26644

City: Greece

State: NY

Zipcode: 14626

The TICO was my first duty station after boot-camp. It was quite an experience coming from South Carolina to California. It didn't take long to have a new family of brothers on board the TICO. My best friend was the boxing champ on board the TICO, his name was Wilbur Adams. I will never forget when we had the family members on board the ship for a cruise, quite an experience. I was assigned to the Repair division's welding and sheet metal shop and the one job I remember most was to reconstruct the Chapel. Little did I know then that I would become a Pastor later in life. After leaving the Navy I continued to work as a Weldor until I retired.

Ed (Razzoo) Rizzo 

Years On Board From/To: 1965-1968

Division 2nd

Rate/Rank BM3

Home#: N/A

Cell#: 609-870-7944

Address: 12 N. Mars Dr.

City: Sewell

State: NJ

Zipcode: 08080

Take a look at the USS Ticonderoga Facebook page. You can get answers over there. Good page.


Years On Board From/To: 1969-1970

Division G division...and 5 th division

Rate/Rank E-3

Home#: 609-262-9120

Cell#: 268-246-7909

Address: 25 eastonway

City: Hainesport

State: Nj

Zipcode: 08036

Looking for shipmates who served under Lieutenant Simpson

Dennis T Wokoun 

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

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 

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

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Dennis Segar 

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

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

Wade Wallen 

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


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. 

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

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

michael joseph manross 

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

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

Bob Pulrang 

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

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 

Years On Board From/To: 1970-1972

Division IM-2

Rate/Rank AMS-3

Address: 2369 Ambrato Way

City: Covington

State: KY

Zipcode: 41017

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

Wayne Loudermilk (Lad) 

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

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 

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

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

Robert J. Villa Sr 

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

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 

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

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 

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

was a very busy time. lots of memories

Bob Hughes 

Years On Board From/To: 1957-1960

Division X

Rate/Rank PN2

Address: 2 Gladys Rd

City: CapeElizabeth

State: ME

Zipcode: 04107

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.
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