Guestbook 2016
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Guestbook 2016

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Guest Books

Wednesday January 04, 2017 - 11:52 AM
Name: David Bolt  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Big Ben
Rank/Rate: AO3
Division/Squadron: GM
Years Aboard: 1966-1967
Location: Geneva, Illinois USA
Comments: Happy new year to all hands.

Saturday December 31, 2016 - 09:49 PM
Name: Darrell Doke  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: GMG SN/ GMG2
Years Aboard: 1965-1967
Location: Monmouth, OREGON USA
Comments: I was in 5th Div. What a grate way to grow up.

Friday December 30, 2016 - 03:17 AM
Name: Bernard Tiltges  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bernie
Rank/Rate: ET3->ET2
Division/Squadron: OE
Years Aboard: 1980-1983
Location: Dyer, Indiana United States
Comments: Worked on the shipboard portion of the Aircraft Carrier Landing System AN/SPN-42A. Shellback status: Crossed the equator on December 16, 1981.

Thursday December 22, 2016 - 10:38 PM
Name: Francis (Slim) Sears  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: SN
Division/Squadron: OI
Years Aboard: 1969-1972
Location: Russeville, Ark. 72801 USA
Comments: Best 4 years of my life

Thursday December 22, 2016 - 03:51 PM
Name: Jeffrey Frost  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Frosty
Rank/Rate: Sh 3
Years Aboard: 1984-1988
Location: Mansfield, PA USA
Comments: Hello shipmates

Wednesday December 21, 2016 - 04:10 PM
Name: Dave Bolt  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Big Ben
Rank/Rate: AO3
Division/Squadron: GM
Years Aboard: 1966-1967
Location: Geneva, Illinois USA
Comments: It was great seeing all the Salts at the Dago reunion, to them and all other Maru sailors have a very merry and a happy happy

Sunday December 04, 2016 - 09:34 PM
Name: Mark Suire  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E-4
Division/Squadron: V-4
Years Aboard: 1981-1985
Location: Cleveland, Ohio USA
Comments: Great time aboard. World Cruise was something I will never forget....

Wednesday November 23, 2016 - 02:58 PM
Name: David Hilton  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E5
Division/Squadron: 3rd division
Years Aboard: 77-81
Location: Sandy, Utah USA
Comments: Looking for any shipmates that knew me.

Sunday November 20, 2016 - 10:00 AM
Name: Milton Maki  
Nick Name/Call Sign: MAKEYE
Rank/Rate: E-4
Division/Squadron: A-1
Years Aboard: 1965 - 1968
Location: Rice Lake, Wisconsin United States
Comments: Even though we were on the "Line" I remember some pretty good Thanks giving dinners aboard the old girl. Happy Thanksgiving to all my old shipmates especially the A-1 Hydraulics gang.

Thursday November 10, 2016 - 10:21 PM
Name: Walter Simpson  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1963-1964
Location: Hartselle, Alabama USA
Comments: Updated email address

Thursday November 10, 2016 - 09:08 PM
Name: Harry Robinson  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: BT2
Division/Squadron: B Division 2C Fireroom
Years Aboard: 1964-1968
Location: Evans, Colorado USA
Comments: Long time ago but never forgotten!

Thursday November 03, 2016 - 10:11 AM
Name: Scott Shaw  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E-4
Division/Squadron: VAW-127
Years Aboard: 85-87
Location: Manchester, MO USA
Comments: What a great experience on the Ageless warrior

Saturday October 29, 2016 - 10:37 PM
Name: Bob Pearl  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bob
Rank/Rate: Ash3
Division/Squadron: Ships company
Years Aboard: 1971-1972
Location: Davis, Calif USA
Comments: Looking for guys that served aboard when I did

Saturday October 29, 2016 - 10:29 PM
Name: Bob Pearl  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bob
Rank/Rate: Ash3
Division/Squadron: Ships company
Years Aboard: 1971-1972
Location: Davis, Calif USA
Comments: Looking for guys that served aboard when I did

Monday October 17, 2016 - 07:00 PM
Name: Bob Kluber  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bob
Rank/Rate: RM3
Division/Squadron: CR
Years Aboard: 1967-1969
Location: Martinez, CA USA
Comments: Did two cruises on the Coral Sea. I was at San Francisco's rotunda when she was named San Francisco's own.

Sunday October 16, 2016 - 03:47 AM
Name: John Harper  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: Fireman
Division/Squadron: B
Years Aboard: 1959-1963
Location: South Sioux City, NE USA
Comments: Reported aboard in September, 1959 on the "Nucleus Crew" in Bremerton WA. Worked in the Water & Oil Lab (Oil Shack). Discharged in April, 1963

Thursday September 29, 2016 - 12:46 AM
Name: George W Foster  
Nick Name/Call Sign: G W
Rank/Rate: BT3
Years Aboard: 1965 to 1967
Location: Rome, Ga USA
Comments: I'll never forget that time on the CORAL SEA,I WAS 18YEARS OLD,,THE SHIP WAS IN APPROX 50 MILES OFF THE VIETNAM,,

Saturday September 24, 2016 - 09:29 AM
Name: Mike Ward  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: DT 2
Division/Squadron: Dental Div
Years Aboard: 1971-72
Location: Paducah, Kentucky United States
Comments: I miss the good times and shipmates, and can't help remembering the "Fatherly" talks by Captain Harris on the 1MC. :) I don't miss the bad times.

Friday September 16, 2016 - 03:40 PM
Name: Charles Boerner  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Division/Squadron: M Division
Years Aboard: 1961 1962
Location: Sacramento, Ca. USA
Comments: loved my time on the ageless warrior

Monday September 12, 2016 - 08:35 PM
Name: Kelly Sanchez  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Ray ray sancher
Rank/Rate: MM3
Division/Squadron: M-1 division
Years Aboard: 1984-1988
Location: Gary, Ind USA
Comments: Looking for Ken Cutler and Rob Caffee

Thursday September 08, 2016 - 11:12 PM
Name: Doug Honeyman  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E4/DC3
Division/Squadron: R-Div
Years Aboard: 1984-1988
Location: Knoxville, Illinois USA
Comments: Lots of memories

Wednesday September 07, 2016 - 05:13 AM
Name: Ron Pettengill  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Pet
Rank/Rate: MMFN
Division/Squadron: B Div
Years Aboard: 76-79
Location: Guymon, OK USA
Comments: See y'all in Deigo!

Saturday September 03, 2016 - 06:07 PM
Name: Tom Stelz  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Tom
Rank/Rate: AO4
Division/Squadron: G-3
Years Aboard: 1987-1990
Location: Louisville, Kentucky USA
Comments: Wish I would have stayed in til retirement.

Saturday September 03, 2016 - 03:57 PM
Name: James Columbia  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: BT E-1 and 2
Division/Squadron: Engineering
Years Aboard: 1989-90
Location: Iron City, TN USA
Comments: I serve on her all over again.

Friday September 02, 2016 - 11:07 PM
Name: William (Bill) Carlson  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ABHAN
Division/Squadron: V1
Years Aboard: 1968-1972
Location: Minnetonka, Mn USA
Comments: The greatest experience anyone could ask for! Served as a Aircraft Handler and moved on to Tractor Driver on the flightdeck. Westpacs 69-70 and 71-72. Im lovin the Facebook page!

Friday September 02, 2016 - 12:21 PM
Name: Kenneth Cable  
Nick Name/Call Sign: popadaddy1
Rank/Rate: SFM/3C
Division/Squadron: R
Years Aboard: 1962-1964
Location: Maryville, TN - Tennessee USA
Comments: She was a great ship, named after a great battle. Rember my time board with much fondness.

Friday September 02, 2016 - 11:15 AM
Name: Roger Castle  
Nick Name/Call Sign: K4QYK
Rank/Rate: RM2 says dd214
Division/Squadron: Greenup
Years Aboard: 1964-1967
Location: Greenup, Ky. USA
Comments: I would do it again

Friday September 02, 2016 - 04:29 AM
Name: James Radle  
Nick Name/Call Sign: JR
Rank/Rate: BT3
Division/Squadron: B
Years Aboard: 1973-1976
Location: Duryea, Pa. USA
Comments: Such an intresting time in my life. Learned plenty and met some really nice people.

Friday September 02, 2016 - 02:02 AM
Name: Harry Craig  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: Butch
Rank/Rate: BT1
Division/Squadron: B-4/MP
Years Aboard: 79-84
Location: , USA
Comments: Great ship, great memories.

Friday September 02, 2016 - 12:41 AM
Name: Jan Wilmott  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AQ2
Division/Squadron: IAMD
Years Aboard: 1970-1974
Location: Upland, Ca USA
Comments: Loved my time on the Coral Sea. Great memories

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 10:20 PM
Name: Richard Todd  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: BT1(SW) Ret.
Division/Squadron: B Div
Years Aboard: 1976-1980
Location: Van Dyne, wi USA
Comments: no comment needed

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 09:26 PM
Name: Willie Williams  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Will
Rank/Rate: E-6/YN1
Division/Squadron: Admin and Operations Admin
Years Aboard: 1986 - Decom
Location: Tallahassee, Fl USA
Comments: One of my best commands!

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 09:17 PM
Name: Dale Lawver  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: OS3
Division/Squadron: OI
Years Aboard: 1987 to decom
Location: Charleston, Sc USA
Comments: 1St ship was part of the decom crew

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 08:46 PM
Name: Pedro Amador  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ABF3
Division/Squadron: V4 div air dept
Years Aboard: 1987-1990
Location: Guaynabo, Puerto rico USA
Comments: Flight deck crew / flick deck repairman

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 08:35 PM
Name: Mick Yelvington  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: Baldy
Rank/Rate: E-6 AMS1
Division/Squadron: V1/IM2
Years Aboard: 1980-84
Location: Parker, Colorado USA
Comments: Hey shipmates

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 08:28 PM
Name: Timothy Ward  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: MM3
Division/Squadron: M2
Years Aboard: 1981-1985
Location: Ferndale, Washington USA
Comments: My home away from home.

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 08:19 PM
Name: Dennis Trundle  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AQC / AXC
Division/Squadron: VA-94 / VA-27 /AIMD Avionics
Years Aboard: 1972 - 1987
Location: Millington, Tennessee USA
Comments: Served on 4 carriers but made 3 cruises on the Maru

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 07:44 PM
Name: Keith Gregory  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: HT3
Division/Squadron: R-Division/DC Shop
Years Aboard: 1978-1981
Location: Providence, NC USA
Comments: First time looking. Looking for some old shipmates. Enjoyed serving aboard her

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 07:27 PM
Name: Ron Sherry  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Puke
Rank/Rate: AC3
Division/Squadron: OC Div
Years Aboard: 1970-1973
Location: Galt, Ca USA
Comments: Steve Hunter, you out there?

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 07:23 PM
Name: James Stewart  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Division/Squadron: M-2
Years Aboard: 1985-1989
Location: , USA
Comments: Life long memories

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 07:08 PM
Name: Paul Ferguson  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: Ams second class
Division/Squadron: Aimd
Years Aboard: 1980-1984
Location: Houston, Texas USA
Comments: Ships company aimd

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 06:56 PM
Name: Larry Elliott Jr  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Texx
Rank/Rate: ABHAN
Division/Squadron: V-1 Division
Years Aboard: 1978- 1982
Location: Sabina, Ohio USA
Comments: I haven't checked in for a long time. I'm still here. God bless the crew of the USS Coral Sea (CV-43).

Thursday September 01, 2016 - 12:02 PM
Name: Glenn Vanden Bosch  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: PN3
Division/Squadron: Admin - Chaplain's Assistant
Years Aboard: 1960-1962
Location: Denver, Colorado USA
Comments: I was on the commissioning crew, boarding in December 1959 in Bremerton, Washington. Have great memories of the trip to Vancouver and two deployments to the Pacific. I also served as the radio station dj with a live daily broadcast of the top 20 hits of the time.

Sunday August 28, 2016 - 08:38 AM
Name: Richard Evans  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Evman
Rank/Rate: OS3
Division/Squadron: OI
Years Aboard: 1980
Location: Sioux Falls, South Dakota USA
Comments: I was a volunteer, and served during her Gulf of Oman deployment and Operation Eagle Claw. I had just completed a nine month WESTPAC on USS Kitty Hawk. A great ship, and Commanding Officer. Best food I ever had on a warship. Ever.

Thursday August 18, 2016 - 06:27 AM
Name: Charles Beneventi  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Big'n or Ben
Rank/Rate: Abh3
Division/Squadron: V-1
Years Aboard: 1984-1988
Location: East Peoria, Illinois USA
Comments: Miss the old girl, may she live forever in our hearts and memories.

Thursday August 11, 2016 - 06:19 PM
Name: harold Wissing  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: BTFN
Division/Squadron: B DIV 4CHAR FIRE RM
Years Aboard: 74 oct75
Location: dubuque, iowa USA
Comments: Lookin forward to san diego midway reunion. Was on the coral sea 74 75 4 c firerm . Lookin forward meeting ol SNIPES

Friday August 05, 2016 - 01:33 PM
Name: J.E. Smith  
Nick Name/Call Sign: JE or Smitty
Rank/Rate: Commissary Steward's Mate First Class
Division/Squadron: ubknown
Years Aboard: 1949, 1950, 1951
Location: Fremont, Ohio USA
Comments: Hi! I am looking for information on my dad, J.E. Smith. The service dates entered are approx. My dad died Nov.27, 1951 while serving aboard the USS Coral Sea as a cook (I believe). when I was 5. Any feedback or stories of my dad would be welcome. Funny, sad, good or bad, I am looking for things to tell my sons about their grandfather and learn more about the dad I can't remember. Thank You for your time, Larry E. Smith

Thursday August 04, 2016 - 11:57 PM
Name: Martin Funk  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Mick
Rank/Rate: EM3
Division/Squadron: Engineering
Years Aboard: 1963-1966
Location: Polacca, Arrizona USA
Comments: Many fond memories of The Great Lady. Saw many countries that would not have been possible. Remember the USS Ranger to be our relief carrier in the South China Sea but caught fire dead still in the water. We ended up taking an extended tour. I believe we spent 59 days at sea. Proud to have served on. The Great Warrior.

Wednesday August 03, 2016 - 09:54 AM
Name: Howard mooney  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: QMC
Division/Squadron: Navigation
Years Aboard: 1975-1976
Location: Hot Springs, Arkansas USA
Comments: Would like to hear from Navigation gang from this time period.43

Thursday July 28, 2016 - 09:15 PM
Name: John Morgan  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMH-3
Division/Squadron: VF-151
Years Aboard: 1964-1965
Location: Lebanon, tn USA
Comments: Best time of my life

Monday July 25, 2016 - 11:50 AM
Name: George Bruno  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ 3
Division/Squadron: VA-82
Years Aboard: 1967-1969
Location: Howard Beach, New York USA
Comments: looking for fellow comrades who served with me in the Tonkin Bay in 1969

Monday July 18, 2016 - 04:36 PM
Name: James Chapman  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard:
Location: Ocala, Florida USA
Comments: Looking for a sailor who I
Met only once, in the crows nest,
At sunset on Easter day in 1980.
You will know who you are. It
Was a life changing experience
in your spiritual life. Please
Contact me.

Sunday July 10, 2016 - 10:02 PM
Name: MILTON Maki  
Nick Name/Call Sign: MAKEYE
Rank/Rate: MM E-4
Division/Squadron: Rice Lake
Years Aboard: 1965 -1968
Location: Rice Lake, Wisconsin USA
Comments: TO OFFICER STONE. IF YOU E-MAIL ME AT mrogermaki@hotmail.com I will give you an eyewitness account of what happened to the best of my memory. I was standing in the #1 elevator hatch when the rocket flew into the electrical box in the bulkhead of the 1st class mess. I heard the screaming and saw all the chaos. E-mail me if you want more info.

Wednesday July 06, 2016 - 10:05 AM
Name: Pat Wuertemburg  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: BM3
Years Aboard: 1971-1974
Location: Yuma, Arizona USA
Comments: Good time in my life

Monday July 04, 2016 - 12:35 PM
Name: Ron Garrison  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: 3 nd class machinest mate
Division/Squadron: A division
Years Aboard: 1963-1966
Location: Atchison, Kansas USA
Comments: I miss my buddies.

Monday July 04, 2016 - 10:38 AM
Name: Kim Shelton  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Kim
Rank/Rate: IS1
Division/Squadron: CVIC
Years Aboard: 1977 - 1980
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS USA
Comments: Started my career in V1 division then became an IS. 3 captains later, transfered to England.

Sunday July 03, 2016 - 02:26 PM
Name: Robert Evans Jr  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1971-1975
Location: Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania USA
Comments: My name is Lisa Evans. It was my father who was aboard the USS CORAL SEA from 1971-1975. I am putting this information in this guestbook for him because my father passed away on November 3, 2001 from Pancreatic Cancer. My father was 49 years old. As a child my father had a framed picture of Coral Sea hanging up in our home, which he displayed proudly! I know he was proud to be in the US Navy and Proud to have been on the Coral Sea! God Bless all the Sailors who are in the Navy and who proudly served on the Coral Sea! Thank you all for your service and thank you for fighting for my freedom, as well as your own and for this great country's freedom!

Sunday July 03, 2016 - 11:15 AM
Name: Martin Montney  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Marty
Rank/Rate: E-3
Division/Squadron: 1st Division
Years Aboard: (1970 - 1972 )
Location: Burlington, WI. USA
Comments: I miss being out on the water.

Monday June 27, 2016 - 12:57 PM
Name: Jay Stone  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: LT
Division/Squadron: VA-25
Years Aboard: 66-68
Location: Miramar Beach, FL USA
Comments: I was the Air Intelligence Officer for VA-25 during the two Coral Sea combat cruises of 66-67 and 67-68. I did most of the briefings for the pilots headed to bomb North Vietnam. I remember a lot of the stories I have read and appreciate the details in them. I particularly remember the Zuni explosion and the loss of the screw. I have never heard what caused the screw loss, but remember feeling a large bump when it happened. I always thought we must have hit something...a submarine? I have never seen any details about the incident, but would love to know if someone has some information.

Sunday June 26, 2016 - 06:20 PM
Name: Clyde Vandivort  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ATN2
Division/Squadron: Franklin
Years Aboard: 1969-1970
Location: Franklin, West Virginia United States
Comments: Trying to find any of my shipmates.

Sunday June 26, 2016 - 06:18 PM
Name: Clyde Vandivort  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ATN2
Division/Squadron: Ships comp6
Years Aboard: 1969-1970
Location: Alameda, CA USA
Comments: Trying to connect with shipmates from 1969/1970 westpac cruise.

Saturday June 25, 2016 - 02:07 AM
Name: teddy r wade  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bob --- T R
Rank/Rate: ABEAN
Division/Squadron: V-2
Years Aboard: 1960-64

Wednesday June 22, 2016 - 07:23 PM
Name: Don Colwell  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: MM3
Division/Squadron: B Div After Evaporators
Years Aboard: 1974-1977
Location: Fresno, California USA
Comments: Hope to see all you 'Snipes'at the USS Coral Sea Assn reunion in San Diego this October.Particulars are in the 'Breeze'!43

Tuesday June 14, 2016 - 03:01 AM
Name: Roger Ross  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Ramjet
Rank/Rate: MM3
Division/Squadron: A-1
Years Aboard: 1967 to 1971
Location: Bowling Green, Ky. USA
Comments: To MAKEYE, In 1968 I bought a teac reel to reel, amp, and four speakers, still have all of it. I used to record the radio shows on the ship, still listen to them some times, its clear and sunny on the flight deck at 70 degs. I remember some of the old gang, Nixon, helms, hrbek, Calhoun, popp, carey, rymer, clark. remember standing watches in aft. steering, manning the winches when we unrep. there is also a lot I have forgot. retired now after 38 years as a field tech for a cat dealer. retired in 2012.

Sunday June 12, 2016 - 09:09 PM
Name: Milt Maki  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Makeye
Rank/Rate: MM-4
Division/Squadron: A-1
Years Aboard: 1965 - 1968
Location: Rice Lake, WI USA
Comments: To Don Arata and anyone else ever affiliated with the old hydraulic gang. I often wonder whatever happened to the Bat man last I heard he was transferred to the USS America. I have old tapes from the years I was on the Coral Sea but it is getting very hard to find a reel to reel tape player to play them on. Were you one of the guys that used to wait to listen to my dad on the tapes he had a Finnish accent and the guys thought that was hilarious. "Sweepers, Sweepers man your brooms make a clean sweep down fore and aft. Am I the only one who remembers that?

Thursday June 09, 2016 - 08:23 AM
Name: Mark Manley  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Manley
Rank/Rate: EM3
Division/Squadron: E
Years Aboard: 1986-1990
Location: columbus, ohio USA
Comments: looking for shipmates Scott Stevens, Byron hill, Paul Pacatchio,Rick Hoffman

Tuesday June 07, 2016 - 05:36 PM
Name: Kenneth Barnes  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1967/1968
Location: Sweetwater, Tennessee USA
Comments: Was a good year

Tuesday June 07, 2016 - 04:46 PM
Name: Ricky Gutierrez  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Gismo
Rank/Rate: YN2
Division/Squadron: X
Years Aboard: 1970-1974
Location: Sacramento, CA USA
Comments: Hope to find some whipmates.

Tuesday June 07, 2016 - 10:36 AM
Name: David Bolt  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Big Ben
Rank/Rate: AO3
Division/Squadron: GM
Years Aboard: 1966-1967
Location: Geneva, Illinois USA
Comments: With luck will see you guys at Dago, unless I drop dead or go broke.
Remember BB stackers never make the same mistake twice!

Saturday June 04, 2016 - 12:20 PM
Name: david peck  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: pc 3
Division/Squadron: x/o
Years Aboard: 1969 1972
Location: cozad, nebr USA
Comments: hi

Tuesday May 31, 2016 - 09:03 PM
Name: Charles Pace  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Chuck
Rank/Rate: AO2/AO1
Division/Squadron: G-3/G-5
Years Aboard: 1986-1990
Location: Ocala, Fl USA
Comments: I was on the Coral Sea from 1986-1990. I started out in G3 then moved to G5. LCDR Chuck Cole was my OHO. I Was the LPO of Ordnance Control. I also was the Ammo Accountant. AOC Roever from G4 was one of my best friends. I Mourn the Death of David Cornell AOAN G4 who was killed in action while doing his job operating a weapons elevator and a wave came over the deck causing the skid of 20MM ammo to crush him in the pit. What a loss. God bless his family and his G4 shipmates.

Tuesday May 31, 2016 - 02:30 PM
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AIRMAN
Division/Squadron: V-1
Years Aboard: 1965-1968

Monday May 30, 2016 - 04:04 PM
Name: Richard Paz  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Sam
Rank/Rate: E3
Division/Squadron: IC
Years Aboard: 1962-1964
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Comments: Enjoyed 2 Pacific tours which included Australia, Borneo, Japan, Philippines, Hong Kong, Okinawa and Hawaii. We were coming home in October 1962 home passing the Gulf of Alaska when President Kennedy was faced with the Cuban missile crisis and we steamed down the coast preparing for war. It was an immediate shift from dreaming of seeing my girl and family in San Francisco to tense times, full speed to South America to get near Panama to be in range of Cuba.

Monday May 30, 2016 - 11:16 AM
Nick Name/Call Sign: BUTCH
Rank/Rate: PN3
Years Aboard: 1961-1962

Thursday May 26, 2016 - 04:03 PM
Name: John Saldana  
Nick Name/Call Sign: "Sal"
Rank/Rate: AD1 (AW)
Division/Squadron: HC-1 Det3
Years Aboard: 79-81
Location: Porterville, Ca. USA
Comments: Hey Charlie, good to see your alive and kicking, and yeah i'm late for roll call.

Monday May 23, 2016 - 12:10 PM
Name: Charles Nagle  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AD-1
Division/Squadron: HC-1 Det3
Years Aboard: 1979-1981
Location: winter springs, fl USA
Comments: Just checking in/ It was a great ship. was also with VF-111 Attached to AIMD jet shop 72-74

Monday May 23, 2016 - 11:15 AM
Name: Julian Bell  
Nick Name/Call Sign: JB
Rank/Rate: PO 3
Division/Squadron: VF 62
Years Aboard: 51-54
Location: Boca Raton, Florida USA
Comments: 4 years of service 1951 1955. Proud to serve with VF 62 and two cruises on the Coral Sea.
When in San Diego went aboard the Midway 42. Brought back a lot of memories.

Sunday May 15, 2016 - 06:07 AM
Name: Bob Schmitt  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: SFM 2
Division/Squadron: R division
Years Aboard: 1967--1970
Location: Cedar Lake, Indiana USA
Comments: just checking in, looking for old shipmates had a lot of good times on the old girl

Saturday May 14, 2016 - 07:09 AM
Name: Walter Moore  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bowsn
Rank/Rate: ABE1
Division/Squadron: V-2
Years Aboard: 1960-1962
Location: Batesville, MS. 38606 USA
Comments: She was a fine boat. We had a great crew.

Wednesday May 04, 2016 - 02:03 AM
Name: Kenneth Simons  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Squeaky
Rank/Rate: FTG3
Division/Squadron: Fox
Years Aboard: 1969-1971
Location: Weir, TX USA
Comments: Just checking in, looking for a guitar buddy. Thomas James Brohm.

Monday May 02, 2016 - 01:41 PM
Name: W T Bristow  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1948-1952
Location: Louisville, KY USA
Comments: Signing for my Grandfather, W.T Bristow, who served onboard from 1948-1952.

Sunday May 01, 2016 - 02:10 AM
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO2
Division/Squadron: VAH-2
Years Aboard: 1961-64
Location: Brisabane, QLD Australia
Comments: Just checking in for 2016.
Still married to the girl I met in Sydney during the 1963 cruise.
Thank you Coral Sea for the ride "Down Under"
PS Surely I can't be the only one to have returned.

Saturday April 30, 2016 - 09:21 PM
Name: mike rodriguez  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: mm3
Division/Squadron: A-div. aft. auxilary
Years Aboard: 1976 to 1978
Location: Redding, California USA
Comments: time is catching up to me, Remenber the days of ships mates and port. miss the coral sea go Navy.

Monday April 25, 2016 - 08:06 PM
Name: Fred Knapp  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ABH3
Division/Squadron: V-1
Years Aboard: 1984-1986
Location: Iron Mountain, Michigan USA
Comments: Long time since I've was onboard and I still miss her.

Saturday April 16, 2016 - 03:46 PM
Name: Brad Cotten  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: LT
Division/Squadron: VAW-127
Years Aboard: 1987-1989
Location: Lakewood, Colorado USA
Comments: A grand old lady, Fair winds and following seas.

Saturday April 09, 2016 - 11:40 AM
Name: Don Arata  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ENFN
Division/Squadron: A-1
Years Aboard: 1964-1065
Location: Windsor, CA USA
Comments: To PO Maki. I worked for MM1 J.T. Bass and Nixon. I slept in #2 Elev. Bass and I were great card playing partners. He was a good "Sea Daddy".

Friday April 01, 2016 - 08:44 AM
Name: Carl Barbee  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: YN3
Division/Squadron: Admin
Years Aboard: 1982-1985
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Comments: I miss the Ageless Warrior.

Wednesday March 30, 2016 - 10:29 PM
Name: Milton Maki  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Makeye
Rank/Rate: E-4
Division/Squadron: A-1
Years Aboard: 1965-1968
Location: rice lake, WI USA
Comments: I hate to practice one up-manship but I made 4 cruises two partial and two full cruises. Wish I could go back again but now only in memories. Anyone recall MM1s Bass or Nixon?

Thursday March 24, 2016 - 03:22 PM
Name: James Lewis  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: EM3/E-4
Division/Squadron: E
Years Aboard: 1978-1981
Location: Junction City, KS USA
Comments: I'm looking for a piece of the Coral Sea suitable for mounting on my wall. Does anyone here know where I can get one?

Friday March 18, 2016 - 07:05 PM
Name: Steve Gorek  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Boo Boo
Rank/Rate: LCDR
Division/Squadron: RVAW - 111 Det 2
Years Aboard: 74/75
Location: Medina, Ohio USA
Comments: Words cannot express my thanks for this site. I was not aware of it as it has been a long time since I've searched for days long gone. Reviewing the photos, so many memories came back; Flight Ops, UNREPs', Cruising Yankee station with the Enterprise, Perth. I could go on, but will end by saying this was my second and last cruise with the old VAW 111 Det. and upon returning to CONUS we decommission. Great Cruise, Great Ship, Squadron and People, Great Memories - It was a life time ago but Thanks None the Less.

Sunday March 13, 2016 - 02:11 PM
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO2
Division/Squadron: VF-51
Years Aboard: 1971-1972

Thursday March 10, 2016 - 12:45 PM
Name: Daniel Sauceda  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Sauce
Rank/Rate: AN / E-3
Division/Squadron: V-4 Div
Years Aboard: 1968 - 1972
Location: D'Hanis, Tx USA
Comments: I just wanted to inform all shipmates that knew Paul A. Brooks that he passed away on Friday March 4, 2016. May you R.I.P. Paul and you will be missed dearly amigo. Paul and I were flown off the ship to Da Nang in April, 1972 because we were coming home for good. Sauce

Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 09:50 PM
Name: David Wellman  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign: Too Good
Rank/Rate: E4
Division/Squadron: Air
Years Aboard: 1978-1983
Location: , USA
Comments: 100,000 Air Craft Launch Cat 1

Wednesday March 02, 2016 - 09:14 PM
Name: Emmett Carpenter  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bud
Rank/Rate: AME2-AMEC
Division/Squadron: VF111/VF21
Years Aboard: 1971-1973/1983
Comments: I made 3 cruises on the Coral Maru

Saturday February 27, 2016 - 03:54 PM
Name: Maria HUrt  
Nick Name/Call Sign: love
Years Aboard:
Location: USA, USA USA
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Thursday February 25, 2016 - 10:56 PM
Name: james pierce  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: 2nd class petty officer
Division/Squadron: r division
Years Aboard: 1967- 1971
Location: bethany, Oklahoma USA
Comments: those were the days my friend

Wednesday February 24, 2016 - 11:16 AM
Name: Joe Fraser  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: SK3
Division/Squadron: S-1
Years Aboard: 64-66
Location: Memphis, TN USA
Comments: Hi Mac, its been a long time (50 years) how are you doing.

Monday February 22, 2016 - 03:53 PM
Name: Lawrence MacDonald  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Mac
Rank/Rate: SK4
Division/Squadron: S1
Years Aboard: 62-66
Location: Laurium, Mi USA
Comments: Receiving cage at sea aft of the elevator port side at least until they installed the air conditioned spaces. 03343

Monday February 15, 2016 - 09:10 AM
Name: christopher contreras  
Nick Name/Call Sign: wharfrat
Rank/Rate: seaman
Division/Squadron: 2nd and 4th division
Years Aboard: 1972,-1975
Location: merced, california USA
Comments: any shipmates out there remember wharfrat.

Thursday February 04, 2016 - 02:58 PM
Name: David Bolt  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Big Ben
Rank/Rate: AO3
Division/Squadron: GM
Years Aboard: 1966-1967
Location: Geneva, Illinois USA
Comments: For Illinois vets receiving disability the state of Illinois passed a property tax law in 2015. Depending on your percentage of disability you can get quite a bit knocked off your property taxes, it could even go to zero taxes. Check with you local tax assessor and/or local vet organizations. Good luck, God Bless.
p.s. This over rides the old property tax law.

Tuesday February 02, 2016 - 10:29 AM
Name: Jesse Phillips  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: Ao3
Division/Squadron: G-1 division
Years Aboard: 1985-1988
Location: Carlsbad, N.mex USA
Comments: I deployed on the med cruise I 1985 when we bombed lybia

Friday January 29, 2016 - 12:09 AM
Name: jim puntigam  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: sk3
Division/Squadron: s-1
Years Aboard: 1979-1981
Location: paradise, USA
Comments: seems so long ago! many buddies, for years trying to find my hang out buddy, doug welch ic3 1979-1081. i believe in new york last i heard. went to alameda few months ago. base still there, but anyone can walk around. i sat on the pier and remembered so much! jim p

Thursday January 28, 2016 - 06:11 PM
Name: gary I'm bishop  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Division/Squadron: damage control
Years Aboard: 1956/1957
Location: , georgia USA
Comments: Carpenter shop

Sunday January 24, 2016 - 11:41 PM
Name: Richard Newby  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1963-?
Location: Cookeville, TN USA
Comments: Im Ricard Arnold Newby grandson looking for someone who knew him to tell my family stories about him . He passed in 2004 when i was 18 hes the only dad i knew . Just recently i found some old cruise books of his 22 years in the navy. Looking for an old shipmate of his .

Sunday January 24, 2016 - 10:34 AM
Name: milton maki  
Nick Name/Call Sign: makeye
Rank/Rate: E-4
Division/Squadron: A-1
Years Aboard: 1965 to 1968
Location: Rice lake, WI USA
Comments: Was aboard when the Zuni rocket went off. I was standing by the #1 elevator room hatch got to see the whole sordid affair.

Friday January 22, 2016 - 11:33 PM
Name: Alfred Miller  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Miller
Rank/Rate: E-3
Division/Squadron: v-1
Years Aboard: 1972-1975
Location: Detroit, Michigan USA
Comments: she was home 43

Wednesday January 20, 2016 - 02:00 PM
Name: Sandy Vargo  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1979-1980
Location: , USA
Comments: My husband was on the Coral Sea from 1979-1980. He, Jerry C. Vargo, passed away 9 years ago. In doing some cleaning, I found his Cruise Book. I'm sure that it means more to those that were actually on the Coral Sea than it does to me, so I'm trying to sell it. If you're interested, please contact me at svargo857@hotmail.com.

Monday January 18, 2016 - 10:15 PM
Name: Richard Abernethy  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: BT3
Division/Squadron: B Division. 4 Able
Years Aboard: 1971-1973
Location: Grants Pass, Oregon USA
Comments: The recruiter told me, to be a fireman ment I wouldnt have to be out in the cold, and I would be inside where it was nice and warm, and just polishing a little metal, yeah right.Met alot of great people from all over though.

Sunday January 17, 2016 - 06:32 PM
Name: Sal Avellino  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Brooklyn
Rank/Rate: CSSN
Division/Squadron: S-2C
Years Aboard: 51-52-53
Location: Brooklyn, New York USA
Comments: Coral Sea may be gone forever but as long as just one of us is still alive, she will always live on
Am proud to be able to say I was one of the 3 original incorporating officers of the USS CORAL SEA CVA 43 ASSN back in '79 to sign our original incorporating certificate. Bob D. should be given an award for the magnificent job he does keeping Coral Sea's memory alive. Thank you Bob for continuing to carry the torch we 3 originally lit some 37 or so years ago.

With deep respect, Sal Avellino, Secretary Emeritus, USS CORAL SEA CVA 43 ASSN.

Sunday January 17, 2016 - 04:14 PM
Name: George Scott  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Scooter
Rank/Rate: AN
Division/Squadron: G
Years Aboard: 1967-1969
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Comments: Nice remembering the fun times we had on board CVA 43

Wednesday January 13, 2016 - 12:49 PM
Name: Bruce Harris  
Nick Name/Call Sign: "Cousin"
Rank/Rate: Lieutenant
Division/Squadron: VF-111
Years Aboard: 1970-1975
Location: San Marcos, CA USA
Comments: Great to see this website up and running! Fantastic job of putting it all together!
It's great to see our "Old Lady" live on in our hearts and minds!
Welcome to all our shipmates here!

Tuesday January 12, 2016 - 02:37 PM
Name: Peter Heim  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AMS 3
Division/Squadron: VFA 132
Years Aboard: 1985 MED. Cruise
Location: Jacksonville, FL USA
Comments: VFA -132 First F/A -18 Aircraft aboard the Ageless Warrior!

Tuesday January 12, 2016 - 12:27 PM
Name: Michael Riddle  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Bear
Rank/Rate: BT3
Division/Squadron: A-1 boiler room
Years Aboard: 1979 to 1983
Location: Ephrata, Pa USA
Comments: Looking for people from engineering

Tuesday January 12, 2016 - 10:43 AM
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AN
Division/Squadron: V-1
Years Aboard: 1965-1668

Tuesday January 12, 2016 - 09:18 AM
Name: Richard Johnson  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Dick
Rank/Rate: MM2
Division/Squadron: M
Years Aboard: 55,56,57
Location: Parkersburg, WV USA
Comments: worked number 4 engine and generator room. Wv license plate is CVA 43. Anyone left from that time period?

Monday January 11, 2016 - 08:23 PM
Name: Jeff Hopson  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Hoppy
Rank/Rate: OS2
Division/Squadron: OI
Years Aboard: 1978-1980
Location: Modesto, CA USA
Comments: I'd like to find old shipmates from 1978.

Monday January 11, 2016 - 07:26 PM
Name: rick terwilliger  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: e 4
Division/Squadron: va 95
Years Aboard: 74 75
Location: janesville, wisconsin USA
Comments: great time. don't miss the jp 5 in drinking water though.

Monday January 11, 2016 - 07:18 PM
Name: Eddie Crane  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AN
Division/Squadron: VA 95
Years Aboard: 1973-1975
Location: Weatherford, Texas USA
Comments: Great Ship .Loved working on flight deck

Monday January 11, 2016 - 04:17 PM
Name: Charles Morley  
Nick Name/Call Sign: CLM
Rank/Rate: QM3
Division/Squadron: Navigation
Years Aboard: 1961-1963
Comments: I'm still around. Sure would like find some old shipmates.

Monday January 11, 2016 - 03:12 PM
Name: Jeff Wohlmuth  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Jeff
Rank/Rate: E4
Division/Squadron: S1
Years Aboard: 1966-1968
Location: Pecos, NM USA
Comments: Just trying to get in touch. Ran flight clothing store room.

Monday January 11, 2016 - 03:10 PM
Name: Jeff Wohlmuth  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Jeff
Rank/Rate: E4
Division/Squadron: S1
Years Aboard: 1966-1968
Location: Pecos, NM USA
Comments: Just trying to get in touch.

Monday January 11, 2016 - 10:40 AM
Name: Leo Alberts  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ABH-2
Division/Squadron: V-1
Years Aboard: 1971-1975
Location: Middleville, MICHIGAN USA
Comments: Long Hours working the flight deck. Made some good friends and lots of memories.

Monday January 11, 2016 - 08:32 AM
Name: Dave Bash  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E 5
Division/Squadron: First div
Years Aboard: 85-89
Location: Zanesville, Ohio USA
Comments: Great ship

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 11:51 PM
Name: Evarist Landry  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: 3rd class petty officer E4
Division/Squadron: V-1
Years Aboard: 1970-1974
Location: Laplace, Louisiana43 USA
Comments: Many long, hard days on the flight deck.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 08:39 PM
Name: Jay Johnson  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: BT2
Division/Squadron: B
Years Aboard: 1967-1970
Location: , USA
Comments: Many great years,and met many great friends.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 08:04 PM
Name: Thomas Hickey  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: EM3
Division/Squadron: E-Div
Years Aboard: 1981-1984
Location: Bremerton, Washington USA
Comments: Flying Squad Electrician

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 07:52 PM
Name: Tony Clark  
No Email Address
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ABEAN
Division/Squadron: V2 arresting gear
Years Aboard: 1987-1989
Location: Miami, Oklahoma USA
Comments: Tugboat with a flight deck.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 07:48 PM
Name: frank green  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: e1
Years Aboard: 1955+1957
Location: newark, Delaware USA
Comments: My father has pass so I put much as I no about his service

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 07:10 PM
Name: Roger Wilburn  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AQ 2
Division/Squadron: VA-65
Years Aboard: 86-90
Location: Ardmore, Tennessee USA
Comments: Some of my best memories of my Naval career were made on her last 2 cruises.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 06:40 PM
Name: Bud Carpenter  
Nick Name/Call Sign: carp
Rank/Rate: AME2-AMEC
Division/Squadron: VF111/VF21
Years Aboard: 1971-1973/1983
Comments: will NEVER FORGET THE coral maru

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 06:39 PM
Name: Lynden Beffort  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Hawkflight
Rank/Rate: E-5 RM 2
Division/Squadron: ComCarDiv5`
Years Aboard: 1960-1961
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Comments: The Coral Sea page is bringing back many memories and pride that I served upon this ship

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 06:24 PM
Name: Randy Smith  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Smitty
Rank/Rate: FN
Division/Squadron: M-Division/#2 Engine & Generator
Years Aboard: 1973-1976
Location: Longmont, CO USA
Comments: Looking for shipmates.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 06:17 PM
Name: Glen McKnight  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1967 - 1969
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ USA
Comments: Great time in my life and leaning experience.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 06:15 PM
Name: Glen McKnight  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Years Aboard: 1976-1996
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ USA
Comments: Was a great time in my life and learning experience.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 06:13 PM
Name: Christopher Waggoner  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Wags
Rank/Rate: AEAN to AVCM to LCDR
Division/Squadron: AIMD IM3 Div, WC 620
Years Aboard: 1980 - 1983
Location: Alameda, CA USA
Comments: Hello shipmates!! Give me a shout if your old brain can figure out that you remember me. I sang in the Coral Sea Band with LTJG Palmer, Master Chief ?, and others.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 05:51 PM
Name: Ron Freeze  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Fat Cat
Rank/Rate: MM3
Division/Squadron: M Division 3 Engine Main Control
Years Aboard: 1970-1974
Location: Eagle Mountain, Utah USA
Comments: Great to have a site for the Fighting Lady .. I would like to hear from more guys I served with 70-74 .. Face Book .. Ron Freeze or use E-mail freezer43@hotmail.com .. but if you send E-mail .. make sure you write something like HEY STUPID it's --- from Coral Sea

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 05:27 PM
Name: John Vecero  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ3
Division/Squadron: VF 161
Years Aboard: 67-70
Location: york, Pa USA
Comments: Happy New Year. I have asked this before, I'm hoping for better luck this time. I have the AFEM for Korea during the Pueblo incident. According to the ship's awards on this and other sites we were also there on Dec. 10&11, 1969. It does not show up on my DD214 and I have absolutely no memory of it....anyone else?

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 05:05 PM
Name: Raymond Dardzinski  
Nick Name/Call Sign: radar
Rank/Rate: e3
Division/Squadron: V-1 fly 2
Years Aboard: 68-694
Location: Brooklyn, Michigan USA
Comments: Looking for anybody who served on 67-68, 68-69 West_Pac cruises. Still remember 40 tears ago like yesterday.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:52 PM
Name: Michael Wechsler  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: ADJ2
Division/Squadron: V6 / IMA / AIMD
Years Aboard: 66 Thru 69
Location: Cooper City, Florida USA
Comments: (7th Fleet) Just signing in and wishing all a Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:45 PM
Name: Lynden Beffort  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Lee
Rank/Rate: RM2
Division/Squadron: ComCarDiv5
Years Aboard: 1960-1961
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada USA
Comments: 1960-1961 was last cruise aboard the Coral Sea. I've had some live experiences, but none can match my experience on the Coral Sea.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:44 PM
Name: David Peattie  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Pete
Rank/Rate: AD3
Division/Squadron: Line Division VA-95
Years Aboard: March to November 1973
Location: Oak Harbor, Washington USA
Comments: My first cruise was on her. Had a great time. I saw parts of world that I never thought I would see.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:31 PM
Name: Bryan Wood  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Woody
Rank/Rate: JO1(SW)
Division/Squadron: X-Div ( PAO/SITE)
Years Aboard: 1985-1989
Location: Dallas, Ga USA
Comments: Onboard for the collision with the Napo off Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. We were the first to deploy the F/A-18 Hornet on a Mediterranean cruise, and onboard for the launching of air strikes against Moammar Khadafy in 1986. Great times and great shipmates

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:28 PM
Name: R.Dennis Post  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: CTR3
Division/Squadron: TAD W/NSG
Years Aboard: 1968
Comments: WAS TAD out of San Miguel in the PI to the Tonkin Gulf for about
5 months in 68

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:15 PM
Name: Randy Teansue  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: TD3
Years Aboard: 1980-83
Location: Mt.Airy, Maryland USA
Comments: Homeport:Alameda,California

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:12 PM
Name: Gregory Quick  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: E5
Division/Squadron: B
Years Aboard: 79-82
Location: , USA
Comments: Would like to find fellow BT's

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:10 PM
Name: Glen Kelley  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AZAR - AZ-2
Division/Squadron: HC-1 Det 3
Years Aboard: 1979-1983
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Comments: Thank you! 102 days at sea 69-80. No geedunk, no cokes, no A/C. No woman, no problem.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:08 PM
Name: Gerry C. Adair  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: AO3
Division/Squadron: G-3
Years Aboard: 1987-1989
Location: Norfolk, VA USA
Comments: Long live CV-43

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 04:05 PM
Name: Randy Peterson  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Petey
Rank/Rate: Ht2
Division/Squadron: R Div
Years Aboard: 1975-1979
Location: Bella Vista, Arkansas USA
Comments: Checking back in. We have a R-Div reunion this Labor Day in Boise. The last one in New Mexico was awesome! Feel free to call me for info. 479-200-7900

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 02:59 PM
Name: Kevin Renaud  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Rocky
Rank/Rate: MM3
Division/Squadron: A-Div Hydraulics
Years Aboard: 1986-1990
Location: Ridgway, Pa USA
Comments: Just wanted to see if any of my friends are on here.

Sunday January 10, 2016 - 11:21 AM
Name: Milton Maki  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Makeye
Rank/Rate: MM-3
Division/Squadron: A-1 Gang
Years Aboard: 1965 - 1968
Location: Rice Lake, WI USA
Comments: Made 4 cruises to Nam waters two full cruises and two partial cruises, first and last ones, would love to rewrite history and have a do-over of the good times but not possible. I have old audio tapes sent by me to family and vice versa would share them with anyone interested. One of the tapes is about the Zuni rocket incident in Oct of 1967. I was standing in the hatchway of #1 elevator right across from the 1st class mess when the rocket went off. Lucky I'm still here today to talk about it! One shipmate landed right in front of my feet still on fire when he fell. I think I helped carry him to sick bay but to this day my memory of the incident is a blur.

Saturday January 09, 2016 - 01:39 PM
Name: Herman Evans  
Nick Name/Call Sign:
Rank/Rate: Petty Officer
Division/Squadron: S1
Years Aboard: 1967-1971
Location: Deatsville, Alabama USA
Comments: This is for my Dad who served proudly on the Coral Sea.

Friday January 08, 2016 - 08:15 PM
Name: David Bolt  
Nick Name/Call Sign: Big Ben
Rank/Rate: AO3
Division/Squadron: GM
Years Aboard: 1966-1967
Location: Geneva, Illinois USA
Comments: For those of you who served at Nas Barbers Pt in 64-65 if you search for NAS Barbers Pint Weapons Dept several Sites come up. Click on aao9.com and you will find a group photo taken on the day we had special weps training and exercise. The photo was taken in front of the trailer we had to keep the officers from getting sunburn.

Friday January 08, 2016 - 06:06 PM
Name: James Foster