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Namea. buenaflor qm3 1963-66
Date04-12-2007
Messagereported on-board during yard period nnsy.upon discharge went to work at naval oceanographic dist. office, correcting nautical charts. was ship's bugler and clock winder. fine ship, good feeder, good times. any ot there remember me, extend best wishes.


NameThomas S. Rhodes Jr
Date04-12-2007
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MessageMy father was on the Randolph from 1954-1957. He always talks about his navy days and all the places that he went. He does not know that I am writing this but it would be great if he could get in contact with somebody from his past. He is retired now and 71 years of age. He always has funny stories and stories about all the weight he lost working in the boiler room in about 115 degrees. He is still a small man. He always laughs that he has only gained 10 pounds since he graduated high school in 1954.


NameNorman Kniess
Date04-11-2007
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MessageI 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.


NameMike Gibson
Date03-30-2007
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MessageI was a member of the OI division radarmen from late '64 until late '67.Would love to hear from anyone who served with me.


NameR.E.Blenden
Date03-28-2007
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MessageI 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.
R.E.(Bob) Blenden


NameH.Jack Wester
Date03-25-2007
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MessageServed 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.
Drop a email if you want to chat


NameDavid Lewy
Date03-22-2007
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MessageServed 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.


NameMel Green
Date03-21-2007
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MessageServed aboard Randolph 1956,1957 in "X" Division.
Anyone else?


NameLewis A. Watt
Date03-15-2007
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MessageMy 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.


Namechaarles mcconnell
Date03-13-2007
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MessageI was on the Randolph in 63 I was a damage controlman


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