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CV-61 U.S.S. Ranger

Discussion in 'US Navy Forum' started by ggarciatx, Feb 12, 2006.


  1. ggarciatx

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    Any prior service guys from the "Top Gun of the Pacific Fleet"?

    ABE3 87-89.
    catch you all later;f
     

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  2. Riflemanz

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  3. KIDCOP

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    Hardly "Top Gun." I was stationed on the Midway when the Ranger ran a red light and hit another ship. We had to take her place which extended our cruise. I was in a good squardon so it wasn't so bad. I then did a cruise on the Ranger with another squadron. I didn't like the squadron so it was a hard 6 mos.
     
  4. F14Scott

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    I was stashed with VF-1 after AOCS in the summer of '91, so I walked aboard Ranger a few times with those guys. Then, in the winter of 1993 my RAG class CQed aboard her.
     
  5. Ramjet38

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    yep, HC-1 '72-'73 WestPac Tonkin Gulf.
     
  6. JDR

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    my grandfather (Jack Ruttschow) worked in a squadron on the Ranger in the late 60's or early 70's. Wore his Ranger belt buckle till the day he died.
     
  7. glockoroni

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    Was that "another" ship a submarine by any chance?
     
  8. KIDCOP

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    No, I don't believe so, if I remember right it was a tanker. The Rangers pointy end was bent and had to go into Yokosuka for reapirs.
     
  9. SLFlyinghorse

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    *sigh*

    those were the days.

    PR for former
    VA-155 Silver Fox's A-6 Intruders.

    Damn... I never knew such Big heads and egos could fit into
    helmets and flightsuits, much less get OFF the ground or deck.

    But I loved my occifers!!

    PR e1 to e3 1991 to 1995

    theSam!!