|Message||I was aboard the Randolph from 1959 to 1963. I also was in OI division with Chief Les. It was most likely some of the best years of my life.|
Yes I remember the wreck , John Glenn , liberties in the Caribbean,shake down cruises to Gitmo, and comming back from the Med when we hit such heavy seas that waves were comming over the flight deck. They were great times.
|Message||I was a member of the OI division radarmen from late '64 until late '67.Would love to hear from anyone who served with me.|
|Message||I was in Naples Italy when the war ended.In December of 1945 I boarded the Randolph to return to the states for discharge from the Army. I got to spend Christmas( for the first time since Dec.1942) with my wife and family. I was in North Africa and then Italy spending almost 3 years overseas. It was wonderful to be heading bck to the good old U.S.A. and also to be there by Christmas. If my memory serves me correctly(I am now 83 years old) it just took us 5 days for the voyage home. I remember being told during the voyage home about the damage that had happened to the Randolph while in the Pacific. Hard to believe now that the damage could have been repaired in 19 days(as I read on one web site) and put back in service. One thing I remember about the trip home is that there were so many service men on the ship that they could only feed us 2 meals a day and there was nearly always a chow line waiting. Hard to believe that the hanger deck etc could have held so many men. I seem to recall that there were some 6500 or so men returning home on the ship. I read where the Randolph made two trips to the Mediterranean to bring troops home. Don't know if I was on the first trip or second. |
Thank Randolph for a nice trip home.
|Message||Served aboard Randolph 1956 - 1958 Was a ME3 in R-div I am looking for shipmates that served during that time. It was some good times and pleasent memories, two med cruises and shakedown in Gitmo.|
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|Message||Served aboard Randolph from 9/64 - 2/67 in OI Division. She was my first sea assignment in the Navy. I reported as RDSN and departed as RD2 what great memories I have of those years and what a great crew we were. Indeed Rand-Do Could Do. Would love to hear from anyone who may know or remember me from Randolph.|
|Message||Served aboard Randolph 1956,1957 in "X" Division.|
|Message||My father (William Watt) served aboard the USS Randolph in the late 40's. He was a munitions loader and was injured while attempting to aid a shipmate who had fallen down the bomb elevator. Unfortunately, the injury to my father resulted in the amputation of both legs at the knees. He always spoke fondly of his experience on the USS Randolph and was proud to have served in the United States Navy.|
|Message||I was on the Randolph in 63 I was a damage controlman|
|Message||My father Jack W. Coleman served on the Randolph 62-? he is alive and well in Denver Co. He told me of a time that he and other shipmates threw a toad into a vat of liquid nitrogen and tossed onto the deck and it shattered. Does this ring a bell with anyone? I would like to hear from you if you knew my father.|
Private Message added 03-09-2007