|Message||I had the good fortune to tour the ship when it was in port in Quebec City in June 1964. I was 9 years old and it has remained a favorite memory all of this time. The two sailors who agreed to take us aboard (my family of me, my brother and my parents), were terrific and it was a great, great experience.|
|Message||My uncle, Kenny Whitmire, served on the USS Randolph from 1964-1967. He has asked that I help him find any information we can on the ship. I am active duty Air Force stationed in Honolulu, Hawaii, so I have Pearl Harbor right here to help with Naval research. This website is very helpful also. |
If anyone reading this knew Uncle Kenny, I'm sure he'd love to hear from you. He's doing well and lives in Illinois, but visits my mom (his sister) often back home in Arkansas. He was also on honor guard duty for President Kennedy's funeral procession.
If anyone would like to leave a note for him I'm sure he'd enjoy hearing from you. Thank you, and God bless.
|Message||Served aboard Randolph 62-66,V-3 Div. Remember well the night we lost #3 elevator, fire in Hangar Bay 3,five over the side. Lost one from V-3 and one tractor driver from V-1. U.S.S. Holder rescued the other three. Would love to hear from other shipmates.|
|Message||My grandfather, Marvin H. Porter, served aboard the USS Randolph from commissioning until ?. Like the guy who signed the guestbook below me, I remember stories about the powered eggs. My grandfather never ate another egg as long as he lived.|
|Message||Served on the Randolph from Dec 59 to April 63 in OI Divison. Had some really great friends. Served under the Great Chief Leslie|
|Message||I served aboard in E Division from 1963-1965. I have a tatoo on my left leg, along with 4 other E and M division sailors . It reads " August 1, 1974 State Capitol Bldg. Denver, Col. We had this done in 1964 for a 10 year reunion. The only guy I have kept in touch with is Chuck Manning. Where are you other 3. By the way I am the only one that showed up for the reunion.|
|Message||Reported to the Randolph Feb. 1960 as a IC3 attended two Class C schools in 60 took over the automatic telephone gang run it until making IC1|
in May 1963. Left the Navy Jan. 64. Worked in the telephone field until final Retirement in 2004.
|Message||My father Timothy Edward Callan served aboard the USS Randolph from March 16, 1967 to February 7, 1969. He died when I was 19 years old, I am now 38. I am just trying to find out more about his life and I welcome email from anyone who may have served with him and have rememberances to share. Thank you.|
|Message||My grandfather, James W. Ginn, was a crew member of the Randolph during WWII. He doesn't speak much of the war. Mainly just funny stories about powdered eggs and things of that nature. I appreciate and admire him above all men that I have ever met. It wasn't until a few years ago that I learned of the things he must have seen and felt while at sea. I can't imagine it. Kamikazes and nowhere to run. He has never wanted his family to try to imagine it. And I love him dearly for that.|
He now lives in Hartwell, Georgia, with his wife Rachel. They have 5 children and 15 grandchildren.
My wife is caring for a former Naval Commander or Lt. Commander, named George Ozrow Baker. His memory isn't too good but there is plenty of pictures and awards. There is no family in Sarasota ,Florida where he now lives. We herd of a nephew in Texas some where, other than that no one. His eyes did light up when my wife took him a picture of the Randolph I took off the web site. We would like to try to talk with him if we could find something that might
spark a memory. He has good days and bad days. On the good ones he tries to talk and on really good days they can have a conversation .He now 96. He served from 1929-1959. He also served aboard the USS Plunkett. Maybe someone out there might help him bring back a good day or two again.
Thanks Stan and Darlene Mietus