USS Virginia (CGN-38)
Deck Log 2000-2003


On the Virginia from 89-93,SM3 type,I'm in NYC, after 9/11 made me more proud of my time with my shipmates.It would be good to hear from some of the guys....Gooch,Serrano, Good, Mclinton. Hope all is well,Dan.
dan scanlon <ds7173@aol.com>
ny, ny USA - Wednesday, June 18, 2003 at 12:08:40 (PDT)


Just to let y'all know that I'm still around. I served from 81 to 83.
T. Harnell <wisdom_343@msn.com>
Birmingham, Al USA - Saturday, June 14, 2003 at 20:18:53 (PDT)


email update---
ted cronk <powertre3@hotmail.com>
palm bay, fl USA - Sunday, June 08, 2003 at 21:43:22 (PDT)


Just updating my email. I was a plankowner and was onboard from 76 to May 77. I was an HM1 at the time. Does anybody know what happened to Dr. Esposito? I still remember the night he mooned the Brit Flagship in Roosevelt Roads!! As punishment, Capt, Davis restricted him to the ship the first night we were in St. Thomas.
Woody Woodrome <ewoodrome@gt.rr.com>
Bridge City, Texas USA - Wednesday, June 04, 2003 at 06:30:14 (PDT)


I remember MADMAN, you were whacked!
Eric Tennett <ertennett@cvs.com>
Cranston, RI USA - Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 07:12:05 (PDT)


Just updating my e-mail address. Keep in touch guys! CF Division, FC3 MK86GFCS
Rich Schenkman <rtschenk@optonline.net>
Port Jefferson Station, NY USA - Sunday, May 04, 2003 at 09:32:04 (PDT)


Anybody out there on from '82 to '86? I was in Deck Division. My nickname was "Madman."
James Marcum
Columbus, OH USA - Friday, May 02, 2003 at 16:11:18 (PDT)


I was onboard 78-81 in CD Div. Like to hear from my old shipmates.. Sorry to see her put to rest
Dave Gerber <davegerber@earthlink.net>
Marengo, ILL USA - Monday, April 21, 2003 at 16:41:15 (PDT)


Thank you for producing such a down to earth site. As a writer I can tell you are a skilled communicator. Thanks again.
Communication Skills
Davenport, New York US - Friday, April 18, 2003 at 13:22:55 (PDT)


Hey! Nice site. If you are ever in Las Vegas let's play golf. lonniejames@hotmail.com.
Las Vegas Golf
Las Vegas, Nevada US - Thursday, April 17, 2003 at 14:23:22 (PDT)


Forgot to mention Terry Rowlett and Scott Huffman. It was great to hear from you guys. Hope all is well.
Jim Intinarelli <jci-con@juno.com>
franklin, ma USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 16:52:24 (PDT)


Hey, where the hell are all of the original "Brown 25 squad and the "Green Goggles Gang". Looking for some more names from 79-85. Anyone know the whereabouts of Brian Mclaughlin, Keith Illingworth, Dale Peters, Pat Rotter, Dave Baumgardner, Mike Pontius, Bob Coles, ? Coyle, Greg Lien, Bob Shipley? Hey Dan Shroy, thanks for writing. Great to hear from you a few months back. Hope all is well in the islands. To all of our men and women in the middle east right now, thank you for all of your sacrifices and have a safe trip home. Way to kick ass!!!
Jim Intinarelli <jci-con@juno.com>
Franklin, ma USA - Monday, April 14, 2003 at 16:50:44 (PDT)


Updating my email address.
Tim Kerlin <tkerlin@mail.i2k.com>
Watervliet, Mi USA - Wednesday, April 09, 2003 at 12:31:22 (PDT)


hey everyone what's new
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah , nj USA - Tuesday, April 08, 2003 at 06:35:26 (PDT)


Who remembers the sleepwalker? A few I'd guess... including the CO and XO...lol
Bill Canfield <LowDownCheater@aol.com>
Miami, Fl USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 10:40:01 (PST)


Plankowner. I and many of my boot camp company went straight from San Diego to precommissioning. I had been a model boot. Became a rebellious punk. Nonetheless, have good memories of sea trials, the Virgin Islands, Roosevelt Roads, BM2 Moses, Tom Christman, Don Booker, Larry Bradbury and others. Had joined the Navy to become a journalist. Realized what a Navy journalist does and decided Deck Division was preferable. Went on to get a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Oregon and became an award-winning journalist. I'll always remember Capt. Davis as a whip-smart and fair man. I always looked up to him -- not just because of the physical necessity to do so. He had to slap me down a couple times but I deserved it. Sad to see CGN 38 put out to pasture too soon. Anyone who remembers me has my apologies and is welcomed to write.
Dennis Fitzgerald <wink@dennisfitzgerald.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Sunday, March 30, 2003 at 02:48:48 (PST)


Plank owner from 75-80. Supply Division. It's where I got my first introduction to sex, drugs, and rock and roll, and more drugs, oh and alcohol, and to think, I never even drank a beer until I joined the Navy! Well, I guess it was a good start. I don't remember all the names, but I sure do remember the parties even the ones that the cops showed up for. to quieten us down.
Lester (TED) McMinnis, Jr. <TMcMinnisJr2345@aol.com>
Nashville, TN USA - Friday, March 28, 2003 at 20:21:09 (PST)


The events in Iraq the past few days have made me rethink my Navy service. I use to believe I gave the Nav six years of my life. I now see that was wrong. Simply by being born in the USA, I had a better start in life then my parents, who came as immigrants. The good life I've led the past eighteen years was the direct result of the training and experience I recieved in the Navy. No, I didn't give the Navy six years of my life. I only traded the Navy six years of my time for benefits lasting a lifetime. I am proud of to have served in the Navy and regret not having done more. Except for my wife I would gladly trade the last eighteen years to be serving now. Support the troops. Go Navy !
Remorseful Squid
USA - Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 04:41:09 (PST)


I served on the Virginia 77-80. Had some good times. Made Chief on the old girl. Sure was sad the day I was sitting in the Galley at Panama and they towed her hull in with evrthing gone fomr the main deck up.
MSCS Travis Rainey (RET) <travi@cox.net>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 13:35:49 (PST)


Just wanted to update an email address. Was also one of the 'infamous' A-gangers. Would love to see what some of the people I served with are up to now. Drop a line. 90-93 Oh ya, good by Hussein.
Michael Gibowicz <megibowicz@aol.com>
Erie, Pa USA - Thursday, March 20, 2003 at 01:16:13 (PST)


I served on the Virginia from 89-93, I was one of the best CTT2(SW) Berry
George Berry <berrygr@jhu.edu>
Glen Burnie, Md USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 10:17:22 (PST)


My little girl came home the other day and asked why the other nations of the world won't go after Iraq. I told it was because the people of the world have forgotten how important justice is. Where is justice for all the Kurdish children who have been gassed to death by Saddam???? Does the world even dare to allow that to happen again??? Evil people who gas children don't need love, they need judgement.
Dan Shroy
USA - Monday, March 17, 2003 at 04:59:24 (PST)


Anybody remember the time Pork Butt got so drunk he fell off the u-boat at the pier, and nobody from a-gang wanted to haul him in?
Bucky MM1(formerly)
USA - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 13:10:34 (PST)


A couple of years ago the info on our shipmates that was on the old "alpha roster" was downloaded to the shipmatelist.com web site. The "alpha roster" was discontinued at that point. Now the shipmatelist.com site is no longer available. My question is this, What happened to all the info on our old shipmates???? Is is still available to us? It would be a great shame for all that to be lost. Just wondering.
Dan Shroy <dshroy@candw.ky>
Little Cayman, B.W.I. - Tuesday, March 04, 2003 at 06:58:34 (PST)


A shame the shipmate website is gone. I've gotten in touch with a lot of Navy buddies because of this site and the the Shipmate site. Maybe the Virginia Association get a shipmate site of their own if they ever get back their own website.
Joe Squid
USA - Saturday, March 01, 2003 at 06:05:45 (PST)


Just want to say I enjoyed the site. I am an avid reader about the United States military, especially the US Navy. The Virginia class and California class were of particular interest to me. I can't understand why the Navy disposed of these ships that were "low mileage". Why couldn't they upgrade them with the Vertical Launch System just like the Ticonderoga's? The Virginia's and California certainly had many more years of service left! Can anyone tell me if the Navy has completely disposed of the Virginia's and California's, or are their hulls still in storage? And if they are in storage, why can't the Navy rebuild them ? Can someone get back to me please, I would certainly appreciate it. Thanks.
Vince Pascual <vince_pascual@hotmail.com>
Lawrenceville, NJ USA - Sunday, February 23, 2003 at 20:51:52 (PST)


I used to be clueless but I've turned that situation around 360 degrees. -Dilbert
Dilberts World <dilbertsworld@lycos.nl>
USA - Wednesday, February 19, 2003 at 10:55:45 (PST)


As president of the Virginia association, I wish to report we are working on the reunion for June 25-27 2004 in Hampton Roads Virginia. Do not know what happened to the web site but will try to correct. Fred, FTCM (ret)
Fred Wright <skookumlady@earthlink.net>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Monday, February 17, 2003 at 10:39:26 (PST)


Spent a lot of time on the Virginia during 1977-1979 completing the development of the SLQ-32 and supporting the first Med Cruise.
James Rand <adrarand@earthlink.net>
Westford , MA USA - Friday, February 14, 2003 at 13:44:07 (PST)


Looking for some more names from my time onboard. 79-85. Hey "Bear" Breslin do you remember me? Just saw your entry. Came to R-Div in 1979 a few months before the IO deployment. Got initiated at Gregstons house along with a select few others of the GGG.
Jim Intinarelli <jci-con@juno.com>
franklin, ma USA - Saturday, February 08, 2003 at 16:53:31 (PST)


nice web site
nwanne maga <maga@maga.com>
Umuaka, Benin - Sunday, February 02, 2003 at 06:17:19 (PST)


I served 86-90 OI div...I enjoyed reading the quarterdeck log.This has brought back many memories from a different lifetime. I almost forgot .It seems at that time nobody wanted to be there but I wouldn't change a thing. Thanks for a lifetime that I wouldn't have if it wasn't for that time on the VIRGINIA. In closing I thought I was getting away from the BULLSHIT by leaving....but it is everywhere!!!thanks Bill Payne(os2)...Drop me a line tempest192_98@yahoo.com
Bill Payne <tempest192_98@yahoo.com>
Atlanta, Ga USA - Saturday, February 01, 2003 at 21:16:05 (PST)


SHIPMATES! BEEN AWAHILE SINCE I CHECKED IN SO IF YOU REMEMBER ME SEND ME A LINE. FAIR WINDS AND FOLLOWING SEAS SHIPMATES!
Chuck Metzer <metzerfamily@yahoo.com>
mayville, ny USA - Friday, January 31, 2003 at 04:05:52 (PST)


Happy new year to the former crew of the USS Virginia. Hope you are doing well, just left the Sand Box and can't wait to get home!!!
Chief "Wally" Matthews <matthewsl@barry.navy.mil>
Norfolk, VA USA - Thursday, January 16, 2003 at 15:43:41 (PST)


What happened to the USS Virginia Association ? Their web site has disappeared.
Big Stick
USA - Sunday, January 12, 2003 at 17:44:15 (PST)


As much as I hated being on her(E-Div, 1/82 - 3/86), it was depressing to see the pictures of the Virginia all cut up. Good job on the web site.
W-Ski <dolphinmetsfan@aol.com>
Norfolk, Va USA - Thursday, January 09, 2003 at 06:45:17 (PST)


Wishing all my old Shipmates a Happy New Year.
Jim Callender <hcallender@surfbest .net>
Shelby, Mi USA - Wednesday, January 01, 2003 at 08:47:15 (PST)


Greetings all just checking in to see how many people remeber spending Christmas in the Carribean chasing druggies, or better yet mmonitoring how long it took our own trash to sink because there didn't appear to be anything else going on? I thought I would add a new e-mail address as well. Rock Steady. "Chief Smalt"
Dan Smalt <dsmalt@comcast.net>
Odenton, MD USA - Monday, December 30, 2002 at 06:49:42 (PST)


HEY SHIPMATES HAPPY HOLIDAYS JUST WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM MY FRIENDS THAT I SERVED WITH . SPECIAL HELLO! TO JIM BARLOW,TY GODBY ,DAN SHROY ,JIM CALLENDER,TOM JACKSON, HAROLD HARP ,GARY DAVIS .BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM (BROWN 25 SQUAD)GOOD TO HEAR FROM D.SHROY J.CALLENDER B.FREER THANKS
BILL (BEAR) BRESLIN <BIG WILLY@AOL.COM>
BENSALEM, PA USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 18:11:49 (PST)


HT-2 BILL (BEAR)BRESLIN R-DIV. PRECOMMISSIONG CREW 1976-1980 GREAT TO SEE ALL THE GOOD TIMES AND NOT SO MUCH OF THE BAD TIMES LIKE WHEN WE SHOT THE FORWARD BULLWARK DOOR OR THE TIME WE WERE AT THE MISSLE RANGE IN CARIBBEAN AND WE FIRED A SURFACE TO AIR BIRD AND SHE CAME RIGHT BACK AT US LOTS OF FOLKS CHECKING THIER SKIVIES AFTER THAT ONE .
BILL (BEAR) BRESLIN <BIG WILLY@AOL.COM>
BENSALEM, PA USA - Sunday, December 29, 2002 at 17:56:41 (PST)


AS A FORMER CVN SAILOR I REMEMBER SEEING VIRGINIA AND HER SISTERS AT THE PIERS ON NOB AND ON DEPLOYMENT. VERY HANDSOME SHIPS.
STEPHEN LIPPOLD <lippolds@nist.gov>
HAGERSTOWN, MD USA - Saturday, December 28, 2002 at 15:12:13 (PST)


Its been a long time since I saw a lot of the i saw on this web site brings back some great menories served onboard 77-81 in OD division. And Lee I sure do remem old Bad Eye Boats.
BM1 Keller <kellerbobk@aol.com>
Manassas, Va USA - Sunday, December 22, 2002 at 07:01:20 (PST)


On board 91/94, have some really good stories to tell and to remember.Thanks
David Drumm/BM3 <dksdrumm@netzero.net>
Galion, Oh USA - Thursday, December 19, 2002 at 06:09:17 (PST)


Happy Holidays. I was on the USS Virginia from 1976 to 1980 as a hull technician. Special greetings to Jay Strickland, Kim Alford, Dan Shroy, Jim Calendar and Charlie Stephenson, and all my other shipmates. I look forward to hearing from you. Please E-Mail me to let me know how things are going. Bear
bill breslin (Bear) <bigwilly057@aol.com>
Bensalem, pa USA - Thursday, December 12, 2002 at 04:34:47 (PST)


I just want to wish all my old shipmates a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! May God bless you all and our great nation, and especially our military away form home.
Dan Shroy <dshroy@candw.ky>
Cayman Islands, BWI - Tuesday, December 10, 2002 at 06:03:02 (PST)


Hey Piggers.. What are the odds that Tony Volope is in jail? Just curious... Oh and Loren, cold enough for ya yet? Fitz
Eric Fitzgerald <j.eric.fitzgerald@tropicana.com>
bradenton, fl USA - Monday, November 11, 2002 at 06:36:50 (PST)


Anyone know the wearabouts of Randy and Tammy Ellis? Randy worked in forward IC as part of Chief Smalt's gang. Also looking for Jim Kittle. Another forward IC-man. Bryan
Bryan Lipscy <x427279616e@monroe.net>
Monroe, WA USA - Wednesday, November 06, 2002 at 13:57:46 (PST)


We are still planning the m-div reunion from the 80's and 90's. If you are intersted drop me an email.
Bob Moody <sfmood@aol.com>
pittston, me USA - Wednesday, October 23, 2002 at 18:12:36 (PDT)


I'd like to know what Jim nabors is doing now
Lois Kumas <lologlass@wmconnect.com>
Levittown, PA USA - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 21:52:30 (PDT)


Prokop...you pompous ass...are you still in love with yourself...you were back then...at least your rack was always squeakin'
no-lifer <no-lifer.com>
emerald, USA - Wednesday, October 16, 2002 at 05:00:41 (PDT)


Hello to all former crewmembers. Just wanted to update my e-mail address. Would like to hear from anyone who remembers me. Best Regards, Chris(Scrunch)Carlisle
Chris Carlisle <chris_carlisle@sbcglobal.net>
Sparta, Michigan USA - Tuesday, October 15, 2002 at 16:56:34 (PDT)


I served on the Virginia from early 78 through early 82 ..Was surfing around and quite surprised to find out about the decom . Great site though and anyone that was around while I was onboard and wants to write feel free to do so ..
Charlie Andrews ET1 <charlie2@centernet.net>
Pittsboro , NC USA - Thursday, October 03, 2002 at 09:03:15 (PDT)


I was stationed on The Virginia in 1976
James A. Arnold <Jmsarnol@AOL.com>
Anderson, SC USA - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 17:31:54 (PDT)


hey ol'salts, whats happenin? Miss ya who the hell is Billy Krebs? Where the hell Is Gunner White "Jesus fockin emulsified CHriiaaaaassst" Hey goob, hows life GO Notre Dame "" Fightin Irish!!!! Sykes love to hear from ya!
Jimmy Mac <JIMMYMACJIMMYMAC@HOTMAIL.COM>
CHESTERFIELD, MI USA - Friday, September 27, 2002 at 18:25:42 (PDT)


Now retired in Jacksonville.... Mar '84 - May '89. a_w_chandler@lycos.com
Alan W. Chandler <chandler@supship.navy.nil>
Jacksonville, fl USA - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 12:54:35 (PDT)


I was on the war pig 81-83 bm3, anybody heard from Tom Quniley, Paul Berhens, Tony Key, Dale Swan, Rex Payne,Randy Jensen,Leno Rosario,BMC Jones,BM1 Lester Leroy Tracy ???? email me for whereabouts
Rusty Pyle <RPYLE@HCCPC.COM>
HOPKINSVILLE, KY USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 14:36:12 (PDT)


Does anyone remember, the time The forward IC room got filled with crap, and who done it, I do. Started getting to much crap (junk mail). So I shut down, but now I'm Surfin'. E-Mail me, if you know me !!!
Harold Callender (Jim) <hcallender@surfbest.net>
Shelby, Mi USA - Thursday, September 12, 2002 at 19:41:22 (PDT)


Any of you m-div people from the late 80's-early 90's we are talking about a get togather in Penn. Drop me an emial note and I will fill you in. Bob Moody
Bob Moody <sfmood@aol.com>
Pittston, ME USA - Tuesday, September 03, 2002 at 10:21:36 (PDT)


Hey man! I am hearing from my old friends now. It is great to talk to some of you again after all these years. I would like to send my congrats out to Ens Bell. I never would have guessed that you would become an "O". What is the world coming to? Hey Bell, I still play my Mentors tape you gave me. Remember when we were in port at Crete. I was playing that nasty tape as loud as you could stand it when the XO walked in with distinguished visitors. It was as rounchy as could be and loud. He had to look around cic to find us and he was mad as hell. He is screaming at me and I couldn't hear him and he was only 2 feet from my face. I thought the women he had with him were going to faint because of the lyrics. I think about this story often and it brings a smile to my face. I just can't believe your an officer now. You must have changed quite a bit because it still shocks me to think that you now have some real power! Fair winds and following seas. I wish you much success. You will always be OS2 Bell to me sir!
Jim Ruble <Jruble1024@aol.com>
Mansfield, Oh USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 15:53:50 (PDT)


Hey...Tim Meyers...a blast from the past...where the hell is Mike Stanley...remember Swift...the dog house...wow...what a lifetime ago...remember that fat pretty chick you used to hang out with...can't remember her name...or did ya marry her...anyway...drop me a line if ya remember me...later.
Jim Udell <udelljames@msn.com>
Champlin, MN USA - Tuesday, August 20, 2002 at 14:37:32 (PDT)


THis is my new e-mail address..... stay in touch...
Patrick Leix <pleix@peoplepc.com>
USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 00:57:15 (PDT)


GREAT SITE!!!! I served on the V.A. from '90 to '93. I was one of Downtown Homey Brown's infamous A-gangers. Seen a LOT of names that I'd forgotten! Brought back lots of fond memories,just can't believe the old girl is gone.Still got my Virginia ballcap though!
Patrick Leix
Marine City, Mi USA - Saturday, August 17, 2002 at 00:53:16 (PDT)


I keep waiting to see some post from the reunion. How did it go??? I wanted to be there but it just wasn't to be, so I've been waiting to hear from those who went. Come on boys type!! Hope this finds you all well.
Stephen Mansfield <Steveman@cds-online.com>
Ocean, NJ USA - Thursday, August 15, 2002 at 09:41:40 (PDT)


It is with sadness that I learned of the great grey warpigs decommision. To imagine that I might one day be shaving with a piece of it or flying on an airplane taking a crap in a toilet made from it...to think of the nubs that will never be abused...just sad! By the way, if anyone knows where Roy Brake can be found, please send me an email. Thanks, Joe Bob Hope Coordinator RPT (Retention Prevention Team)
Joe Bob Hope <joseph.hope@natoil.com>
Houston, TX USA - Sunday, August 11, 2002 at 12:15:48 (PDT)


I was surfing the net on a midnight double when I found this site. Great job! It brought back good & bad memories. I served on board around 88' to 91' with CF Division/MK 86 GFCS. I would love to hear from any former ship mates especially David L. Jones, Steve Pitcher, Fausto Davanzo, Griffin, Darin Dunlap, Brent Duffet, and Tony Martin. I'm live only 30 mins. away from Mike Cordasci (CF DIV./CIWS) who was on board about the same time. I also would be interested in hearing from Jim Sarnicola, who was a BM at the time. Later... :-)Rs Rich Schenkman
Richard T. Schenkman <richard@schenkman.com>
Port Jefferson Station, NY USA - Saturday, August 10, 2002 at 16:37:46 (PDT)


Hey Parllier........ " Shut your Pie Hooooooolllllleeeee!" Waaaaassssssuuuuuupppp!!!
Jimmy McAlister <JIMMYMACJIMMYMAC@HOTMAIL.COM>
Chesterfield Twsp, Mi USA - Thursday, August 08, 2002 at 05:53:32 (PDT)


Served aboard 77-81 "A" gang. Just loved that reboiler in 2 AC. We always blamed the nukes for high salinity. Anyone remember when we thought someone was sealed in #2 CHT, sure sounded like someone was in there banging away. How about that really expensive mistake in the form of a bolt that was on a plaque outside the Cheif Engineers office. Wonder whos wall that is hanging on now. Had many fun times and a few bad times. Hey VIC DRUGGI, if ya read this Email me.
Kevin Frontz <ubinrude@peoplepc.com>
Perrysville, OH USA - Tuesday, August 06, 2002 at 20:50:16 (PDT)


just checking in again would like to hear from former shipmates that served onboard 1980 to 1984
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah , nj USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 00:34:31 (PDT)


Great site lots of old memories
Craig Stinson <cstinson@tampabay.rr.com>
Riverview, Fl USA - Thursday, August 01, 2002 at 13:24:09 (PDT)


Served aboard from 12/79 - 1/85 in R-Div with a nine month vacation in between at C1 Nuclear Welding School, San Diego. Saw a few names from my era on the great ship. I was very dissapointed to see the picture of her as she appears now. They should have parked her somewhere in the Tidewatar area as a memorial for all the great people who served aboard her and for for the state for which she beared the name. To Brian Mclaghlin, if you ever come across this contact me, I've tried for years to get in touch with you. To all of the men i served with, I hope life has treated you all well. Sic Semper Tyrannis.
HT2 (SW) James Intinarelli <jci-con@juno.com>
franklin, ma USA - Thursday, July 25, 2002 at 19:55:36 (PDT)


Great site, glad I checked it out. Onboard 81-83, M-Div.
Vic Scott <Vjscott912@aol.com>
USA - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 00:40:18 (PDT)


Surfin the net for things to do in virginia and what do I find. A chapter in my life I've tried to forget! It is amazing to see all of my old shipmates praising the old "war pig" as it is affectionately referred to. Especially the ones who HATED the Navy. This is a great sight. I haven't thought about any of you guys for awhile. Howie Bell, "Mad Dog" Matricardi, Bunn (where are you), Darkow, Miller, Coke Man, Hey Chism!!! McGee, West, and even Chief Dickerson. What's up. I got out and joined the Air Force!! I am trying to think of the good times? Hummmm! Nope can't think of any. I served in OI Division from 1988-1991. If you remember me, drop me a line and remind me about what was so good. Even you Slusher
Jim Ruble <James.Ruble@OHMANS.ANG.AF.MIL>
Mansfield, OH USA - Thursday, July 18, 2002 at 17:45:27 (PDT)


I have been trying to find info on ship..had a great uncle on board during world war one..pix taken at sea...friend found this website for me..is there a photo history maintained anywhere? (I am assuming USS Virginia was around that long ago.) Thanx in advance for any further info you could provide about the picture inquiry. Is there a spot that lists crew members that far back? Thx again!! P.S. Pictures were tken by a professional photographer and mounted on heavy cardboard....still in decent shape. ALSO, THANKS TO ALL WHO HAVE SERVED !!!!!
shari holland <sholland801@msn.com>
columbus, in USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 00:26:10 (PDT)


I still miss the Corned Beef with Mustard Sauce. . . mmmmmm those were the days.
Gordon "Oz" Asbach <asbacgj@dshs.wa.gov>
Olympia, WA USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 08:16:08 (PDT)


Whassup to CIWS crew 90-94. Skip drop me a line. Egg, thanks for the honorable mention. Dave, 4 kids ? Where is Scott ??
Leo Matthews <daddymatthews@cox.net>
Newport News, VA USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 11:30:38 (PDT)


Just checking in. Hope all former crew members have a good Fourth of July Holiday.
Roland W. Ditano <rdit@netzero.net>
Carver, Ma USA - Wednesday, July 03, 2002 at 04:38:58 (PDT)


Hey its me David Jones(no the other one from 85-90). Just looking for some of my old Shipmates. Like Tommy Milner, Jim Gentile, the BEAR" or Steve Pitcher. I did see some of you have alredy been here like Oz. Some of you guys from that same era drop me a line. see ya.
David L. Jones <davyjonesmp36@yahoo.com>
West point, va USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 19:38:08 (PDT)


I was on the Virginia From 85 to 90 in CF division. I left as FC1(sw) in March 90. Anyone heard from any of the MK86 guys from around that time. Steve Pitcher, Fausto "the bear" Davanzo, Jim Gentile if so drop me a line. Could be I might drop by at the reunion this weekend.
David L. Jones Jr. <davyjonesmp36@yahoo.com>
West Point, Virginia USA - Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 19:32:21 (PDT)


Turn Two People Just checking in again. I was hoping to attend the reunion in June, but wouldn't ya know it, I got a free trip to St Thomas for a week. Pretty damn ironic if ya ask me. St Thomas was the first place I went after getting on board the Virginia. I hope everyone has a good time catching up with old friends. If anyone ever hears from Donald Fenner from the 77-81 days, have him contact me.
Jay Beadnell <jbeadnell@nc.rr.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Wednesday, June 05, 2002 at 15:35:23 (PDT)


If you're looking for Griffin, just point your nose south and follow the stench!!!!
E.X. Squid <exsquid@yahoo.com>
USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 04:28:34 (PDT)


I would appreciate hearing from anyone that might know Larry Griffin or Phil Bodie from the early 80's. Griff was in RE-div and Phil was in RC. Thanks
Kelly Robinson <kelrobin@sover.net>
VT USA - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 02:08:24 (PDT)


Hi guys! Just wanted to say hello and let Houston know he has a great site..
Jack Sterling <jacksterling84@hotmail.com>
Amarillo, TX USA - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 22:48:30 (PDT)


For any who are interested ET 3 Velasquez (Squeeze) is now ET1 Olker on board the USS Carney heading for tax-free waters. His e-mail is rro@carney.navy.mil. I’m sure he’d like to hear from some of his old friends. Take care all
Steve Mansfield <Steve@cds-online.com>
Long Branch , NJ USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 13:17:54 (PDT)


For any who are interested ET 3 Velasquez (Squeeze) is now ET1 Olker on board the USS Carney heading for tax-free waters. His e-mail is rro@carney.navy.mil. I’m sure he’d like to hear from some of his old friends. Take care all
Steve Mansfield <Steve@cds-online.com>
Long Branch , NJ USA - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 12:28:26 (PDT)


Amazing how long the this site has been up. Last entry I made was in 1998.
ETCM(SW) Bob Harrington <RHarringt1@prodigy.net>
Chesapeake, VA USA - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 18:54:29 (PDT)


Email Me
Bobby Palmer <kjv@myownemail.com>
Beckley, WV US - Thursday, May 02, 2002 at 05:42:06 (PDT)


Just wanted to update my email address, and also point out the evident inability of 99% of A-gangers to use technology beyond 'hammer, smash'. So far, there's been a depressing lack, particularly of A-gangers in the few years before, and up to, Decomm. Ah well, such is life. Btw, I think some people might more easily remember me as Gib. Eh, not sure. Life stays good, and maybe I can swing a three day weekend to stop at the reunion. Been thinking mucho about my military time since the tragic events of last fall. Would be nice to talk to some others who shared similar life experiences about it. Live well.
Michael Gibowicz <megibowicz@aol.com>
Erie, Pa USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 18:51:59 (PDT)


ORIGINAL PLANK OWNER SAYING HI. LOOKING FOR STEVE DUNAWAY, KEVIN UNDERDOG UNDERWOOD, FRANKIE PEACOCK. IF ANYONE KNOWS THIER WHEREABOUTS I'D APPRECIATE IT. ANYONE ELSE WHO REMEMBERS ME DROP ME A LINE.1976-1981 USS VIRGINIA
Ken Prokop (SW)RET/LT <ITSMYFRIEND@HOTMAIL.COM>
HINES , OR USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 10:19:44 (PDT)


just sitting here going through the cruise book from the med cruise "83" i just wish we could have completed our mission, with everything that is going today it's sad knowing the the "VIRGINIA" isn't part of it. anyone that served onboard from 1980 to 1984 or any shipmate that had the honor of serving aboard give me a shout.
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah , nj USA - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 01:14:03 (PDT)


Re-enlisted after the shit that went down on 9/11. I am stationed onboard USS DECATUR (DDG-73) currently somewhere in the North Arabian Sea in support of Enduring Freedom.I have to say that I still believe (and know!) that Virginia was the best command I have ever been at and probably ever will be. It would be great to hear from any of you.
Doug French <frenchd@decatur.navy.mil>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 06:40:26 (PDT)


I served on board between 1/89 to 3?/93 as one of the voices of nnn0cnx and in E-Div. Good to see some familiar names again.
Bryan Lipscy <x427279616e@monroe.net>
Monroe, WA USA - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 15:40:46 (PDT)


Just changed the e-mail address.
Mel Velasquez <melzgolfer@hotmail.com>
Bartlett, TN USA - Thursday, April 18, 2002 at 10:38:49 (PDT)


I served aboard the USS Virginia from 03/89-12/92. I remember when I first joined the Navy and talking to a ex-soldier from the Army, he called it the "best of the worst. Though at the time I did not quit understand what he meant, I learned after I left the Virginia. Though we hated to get underway, all those times, for what seemed like crap. The friends I made (we made) can not be replaced. I would pay good money to be back there again. I,m married now, and have tried to explain it to my wife, but she would have had to have been there to really understand. I wished all of the crew, nothing but the best, minus Rob Cowan. May a thousand fleas invest his bed.
Robert Ashhurst <Tepes2000@aol.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 11:00:05 (PDT)


I resently found out that EW2 Christopher Johnson is now on the USS Charleston and SM2 Ivan Serrano is now on the USS Ramage, If anyone hears from them please advice me, Thanks
Mitchell Llorens <mllorens07@attbi.com>
Hartford, CT USA - Saturday, April 06, 2002 at 13:47:09 (PST)


I was on Virginia from 87-90 and 93-decom. Hi to everyone, Bob Moody, "Catfish Waldren, "Vinnie", Mark Mclean, Mike Dalton, Senior Trombly, And also the whole Decom Crew.
Tom Freridge <tfreridge@aol.com>
Virginia Beach, Va USA - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 11:12:42 (PST)


Hey folks. Was in RE Div back in 90-94. It was fun, but I don't miss it at all. Piggy, remember me? Ullman is somwhere in Colorodo. Anybode know about Bob Cogan, use to be in RT div? Anybodu know about Cagle in M-div. Drop me a line...Mel
Mel Velasquez <Melzgolfer@aol.com>
Bartlett, Tn USA - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 11:36:13 (PST)


Well boys just got done wathcing the Shellback initiation from '92. Was that fun or what? John Herman where the hell did we get all those womens clothing for your outfit. Glad wyou won that beauty contest. Thanks to Wally matthews for sending me a copy of it. Does anyone have video or pictures from that hurricane we went through during the NATO exercises? If you do, please drop me a line , as i would love to get a copy from that!! take care alland if annyone knows where Scott Post or Skip pensyl are let me know. CF-Div boys, see ya later
Paul Eggerding <smoke_eater911@msn.com>
Oak Park, Il USA - Wednesday, March 27, 2002 at 09:29:11 (PST)


I served from 91-Decom, CE-Div, 48C tech. Great to be part of COMCIVLANT. I almost miss being in the Navy, but then I remember the "BISON". Who remembers the Bison???? Yeah, that brings back some awful memories. HEY DAN... IT WAS ME WHO WIPED YOUR HARD DRIVE!!!! WANT TO KEEP TILL 1700 ON A FRIDAY AND PAYDAY OF A TRHEE DAY WEEKEND AGAIN? WHY DON'T YOU DROP A REPORT CHIT ON ME NOW!!!!! HOW YOU DOING MIKE OSWALD???? DO YOU NEED ANY TEE-SHIRTS??? YEAH, I WON'T FORGET GET BERTHING CLEANER FOR A MONTHS BECAUSE I BOUGHT YOU THE WRONG SIZE TEE-SHIRTS!!!! I just want to say hello to all of you out there. Joe, drop me a line big guy!!! Love to hear from you!!!! Guess who is here... Kerry Wooden!!!
William (Bill) Pogue <poguewe@atrc.navy.mil>
King George, VA USA - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 14:34:38 (PST)


Has anybody heard from or know the whereabouts of any of the original CO Div Gunners Mates: Ed Edmiston, Tony "Bonzo" Ferriolli, Sam Gregory, Bill Knox, Carl "Hans" Brinker, "Fat Daddy" Battles,etc? Want to get in touch with some of my old shipmates; see who is going to the reunion??
John Horan <jhoranjr@aol.com>
Middletown, RI USA - Thursday, March 14, 2002 at 01:04:37 (PST)


Just updating my e-mail address
Mike Morrissey <mpmorrissey@attbi.com>
Sharon, MA USA - Wednesday, March 13, 2002 at 04:53:36 (PST)


Served M-1 Div 90-94. No nub night rules. Curtis, Nappy, Pokey, Mikey U., Bob, Rudy, Petey, Walden where you at? Jamie great story on the drive thru, what about the invisable bouy we hit? If you know who Piggy was, let me hear it!
Jim "Piggy" Johnston <jjohnston@tristatetech.com>
Philadelphia, Pa USA - Tuesday, March 12, 2002 at 10:34:01 (PST)


Great site. I was disappointed when i heard about the decomm. I had a lot of great times in OI division 85 to 89. I remember all you guys. Every once in a while i look back at the med 87 cruise book. Too many names to mention anyone from OI, OT division ET's and CT's remembers me drop me a e-mail would like to hear from ya'll OS 2 (sw) Joe Flores
Joe Flores <ndfan11796@cs.com>
St. Gabriel, La USA - Friday, March 08, 2002 at 21:12:24 (PST)


I am the webmaster and "Plank Owner" of the USS Barnstable County, one of those "Gator Freightors" out of NAB Little Creek, VA. Another former crewman of the barn contributed a photo of your beautiful ship on its mainden voyage heading out of Chesapeake Bay. You can find it in the "Other Photos" section of the Barnstable Website.
Bob Dollins <jrdollins@aol.com>
Monrovia, CA USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 16:39:08 (PST)


Hey, just a shout to all the guys i served with from 90 to decomm. KOkeman, Howie, Maddog, Kohanek. Love to hear form you all again. email me sometime. Denver
Denver Slusher <Slushdawg@aol.com>
Norfolk, Va USA - Wednesday, March 06, 2002 at 15:25:30 (PST)


my e-mail is bf362@aol.com
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 00:20:28 (PST)


hello shipmates just checking in again to say hello, looking forward to hearing form anyone that was onboard from 1980 to 1984
bill freer <br362@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Tuesday, March 05, 2002 at 00:18:51 (PST)


I HAVE MOVED AROUND SOME SINCE MY LAST UPDATE. I AM IN ALASKA NOW WITH MY WIFE AND FOUR KIDS. I HAD SOME GOOD TIMES ON THE VIRGINIA DURING MY STAY (90-94). I STILL STAY IN TOUCH WITH A FEW OF YOU IN CF-DIVISION. HOPE YOU ALL ARE ENJOYING YOUR DAY TO DAY LIVES!
DAVID ROBY <david@pobox.mtaonline.net>
Wasilla, AK USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 12:25:28 (PST)


Rc. Div. from 3/97-11/89. Some people remember me as Doctor Distructo. I remember Biff, Jim Nabors, Bob Hope, Greg Hayes, Roy Brake, Rich Prouty, Bo, Brendan. I remeber the marathon Volleyball inside the vocano in Naples and the ten cases of beer. I'm going to school at nights and working for Progress Energy in Southport, Nc. give me a call 910-397-0660(H) or 910-457-2644(w). I can't believe Clinton Decomissioned the PIG.
Jay (Doctor) English <john.english@pgnmail.com>
Wilmington, NC USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 13:56:05 (PST)


Was getting home sick reading all the stories and letters from ole shipmates. Served onboard from Jul '77 - Jun-82 in A-Gang. Like to hear from Ole shipmates maybe get together at re-union?? Brings back good memories but makes me feel old with some of the "newer" stories. LOL Chat later shipmates. ENC(SW) Rue
Jim Rue <thndrbrd58@aol.com>
Rahway, NJ USA - Thursday, February 28, 2002 at 07:42:35 (PST)


updating my e-mail here. SIMA - achandler@marmc.spear.navy.mil HOME - a_w_chandler@lycos.com
Alan W. Chandler <achandler@marmc.spear.navy.mil>
Moyock , NC USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 14:26:45 (PST)


TRYING TO FIND EX-SHIPMATES! APPRECIATE ANY INFO AT ALL! THANK~YOU!
Timothy M Myers <HChakra@aol.com>
Omaha, NE USA - Thursday, February 14, 2002 at 02:42:03 (PST)


Its wonderful to read comments from so many old shipmates, really brings back some great memories! (I.E. The great "Moon Ship!" and "Attack of the flaming drone") I was crewmember from 1985 - 1989, I retired on Guam (SRF) in 98 then returned stateside to complete my graduate studies here in Normal, IL. (M.S. in Organizational Psychology this May) Would love to hear from anyone who would care to write. Best wishes to all.
FCC(SW) Mark Weidemier (RET.) <mcweide@ilstu.edu>
Normal, IL USA - Wednesday, February 13, 2002 at 21:02:05 (PST)


Wow, just seems like a moment ago. hate to say it but I miss you guys, Oz, Jerry, Jake, Ted, Frank especially Carzon who taught me things that I still use today. What great memories (except for that thing I remember as duty!!! Bingo like a MF for anyone who remembers the Med!!!! Hope life has treated all who served well. Friz
Dennis P. Frizzi Jr.
<Dennisfrizzi@Hotmail.com>
New Cumberland, Pa USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 21:01:23 (PST)


Was stationed onboard from 1989-decomm....
David Teece <teece128@cox.net>
Norfolk, Va USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 17:01:55 (PST)


I was on board the Virginia during the Indian Ocean cruise of 1980. Looking for several old shipmates from S1 division, Cliff Ball, Cris Koster, Mark Cassidy, Jim Hatfield. Would love to hear from one of them. If you know where I can reach one I would appreciate hearing from you. Thanks Mates.
Scott Murray (SK) <murrayclan@ev1.net>
Sugarland, TX USA - Thursday, January 31, 2002 at 05:42:12 (PST)


Hi my dad served on the Virginia in the 80ss his name is James Giroux i was just curious if this was a web sight for former crew members.
Jason Giroux <no e-mail>
Peru, New York12972 USA - Wednesday, January 23, 2002 at 11:03:43 (PST)


This site is great, I have heard from a few old friends and look forward to hearing from more. I hope to make the reunion, any body else from the 82 to 85 crew going? Mike Morrissey FTM2 82-85
Mike Morrissey <mpmorrissey@mediaone.net>
Boston , ma USA - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 18:59:04 (PST)


I reported aboard shortly after commissioning my first job before reporting to "E" Division was to get the ammunition elevators to work. Reported onboard as an EM-2 Left as an EM-1. Asked the career counselor to get me orders to Charleston South Carolina he got me orders to the USS Charleston LKA-113 Berthed right across the pier.Looking for IC-1 Six or IC-1 Macalister
Roland W. Ditano <rdit@netzero.net>
Carver, Ma USA - Wednesday, January 16, 2002 at 08:54:40 (PST)


Deck ape from 91 to 93. Great site. Cujo, Sloan, Woody, Drumm - drop me line.
Chuck Kreis <kreis@twcny.rr.com>
Syracuse, NY USA - Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 18:43:13 (PST)


hey, whatever happened to EW2 Chistopher Johnson, Oscar Perz and Ivan Serrano?
Mitchell Llorens <mllorens07@attbi.com>
Hartford, CT USA - Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 09:05:07 (PST)


This website brings back fond memories of a young family I have thought of often. Ed & Ilene Annino. My first husband(Mike Mieczkowski) was a plank owner on Virginia 75-78. I would love to hear from Ed&Ilene and Bob & Ann Svenson.
Deborah Mieczkowski Davies <my97softail@hotmail.comm>
Valparaiso, In USA - Saturday, January 05, 2002 at 16:52:24 (PST)


I served aboard 88-92 in R-Div. I had plenty of good times during that time. I do not miss all the damn watches in DC Central though! If anybody recognizes my name let me hear from you.
DC2 Dave Hayes <davendiana@hotmail.com>
austin, tx USA - Friday, January 04, 2002 at 21:13:08 (PST)


CMC '89 - '92. Great to hear the news and sea stories from so many Shipmates. Looking forward to the Reunion. Great site! Thanks.
Bill Slingerland <skimmers@mindspring.com>
VA BEACH, VA USA - Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 06:41:47 (PST)


Onboard from 11/84 through 4/88. Well. . . it's been a while. . . does anyone wanna meet me at Fryar Tucks for a beer? Those were the days. I have spoken with FC2 Adam Bykofsky, TM2 Ted Cronk, OS2 Lee Lucas, and some others. Sure is sad to see the ship you spent 4 years of your life on, get decommissioned. I still have dreams, 17 years later, that I'm on the Virginia. . . (sometimes dreams, sometimes nightmares). Would love to hear from LCDR John Taylor, or LT John Smith. E-mail me if ya can.
YN2 Gordon "Oz" Asbach <asbacgj@dshs.wa.gov>
Olympia, WA USA - Friday, December 28, 2001 at 12:18:05 (PST)


Merry Christmas to all of my fellow shipmates!!!! God speed in the coming year to you all. Jimmy Mac, remember shootin horse shoes at your place in Mich?? Drop me a line! Good to see ya Davy Jones.... Am making a trip to New York in January in support of my fellow firwfighters.... Take care all
Paul Eggerding <smoke_eater911@msn.com>
Oak Park , il USA - Tuesday, December 25, 2001 at 21:00:57 (PST)


A sad sight, the decomm picture next to the Triton. As a former worker at NNS, I worked on all the Virginia class cruisers, as well as 36 & 37. Merry Christmas to all our service personell.
Steve Barton
USA - Monday, December 24, 2001 at 13:30:26 (PST)


HI JIM THANKS FOR YOUR EMAIL! MERRY CHRISTMAS AND AHAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL AMERICAN PEOPLE FROM THE US NAVY! YOUR SINCERELY CLAUDIA ANGELINA BALDWIN!!
CLAUDIA ANGELINA BALDWIN <GISRI@mcflirt.de>
WILHELMSHAVEN, GERMANY - Friday, December 21, 2001 at 03:58:46 (PST)


It is good to see so many of our shipmates logging in. The formation of the USS Va association and the plans for a reunion in June is great news. My hat is off (Big Bravo Zulu) to MCPO Wright and others responsible. God bless America and all our armed forces.
Dan Shroy <lcbaptch@candw.ky>
Little Cayman, Cayman Islands - Thursday, December 20, 2001 at 05:43:07 (PST)


thanks for the great web site. i was station on destroyers . it is a great sadness to see ships to be sold for scrap.
jerry jones <jerryjanicejones@earthlink.net>
orangeburg, sc USA - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 10:28:41 (PST)


Glad to see this site is still online. Lot's of memories and familiar names. The ship may be gone, but we will always remember the times we had on her... Be safe...
W. Evan Breyn <bulldog485@yahoo.com>
Lake in the Hills, IL USA - Saturday, December 15, 2001 at 23:18:30 (PST)


Greetings and salutations to all. I am really excited about the reunion. I hope to see all of you there. I haven't seen many entries from CA Div. Ted Cronk, if your out there, shoot me an e-mail. Any of you other yahoos who remenber me, please let me know how you are. I'm soaking up the rays in sunny Florida. Happy Holidays to all and to all a blessed New Year.
Paul Carroll <mr_pc_in_fl@yahoo.com>
Holiday, FL USA - Friday, December 14, 2001 at 22:29:27 (PST)


Just passing by and thought I'd say hi. I'm looking forward to seeing you all at the reunion. You better make it! CD Div '83 to '87
Stephen Mansfield <Steve@cds-online.com>
Long Branch, NJ USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 13:00:17 (PST)


OOOPPSSS that was OT-OW div. And Yes I still have my Alf.
Patrick Keating <stc@shamrock-consultants.com>
Colonial Beach, va USA - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 12:48:40 (PST)


On board 85-88 OT div. Looking forward to seeing old friends at the Reunion. Can't believe the amount of x-va sailors I run into. Best wishes for the holidays, and EDDIE I still have buttons from liquerdale when we got thrown out of the The Button for dancing on the tables.
Patrick Keating <stc@shamrock-consultants.com>
Colonial Beach, va. USA - Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 12:58:39 (PST)


i was a crew member on the Virginia from 1979 to 1982,and it was a great time in my life.went around the world on her,from the carribean to the wonderful city called subic bay!!turned 18 years old there,who could ask for more!then onto places like Oman,Morroco,Tunisia,Mauritius,Mombasa Kenya,Curaco,N.A.St.Thomas,St.Cruoix,V.I,Halifax,Nova Scotia,Italy,Greece,.a great time.i also remember the fact that it was when these uprisings began with these so called fanatics in the middle east,,many nights at sea in the indian ocean,3 1/2 months straight til we hit that whale and ended up in drydock in Subic bay P.I!who remembers the 3.2 budweisers after the 90 days at sea!!??And crossing the equator!we all had alot of heart and pride on that ship,as does anyone who was lucky enough to serve on her.my proudest moments were with CGN-38,GOD BLESS YOU ALL MATES AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!VICTOR DEVIRGILIO (BM2 DEVO),SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS!
victor devirgilio,(DEVO) <DYVIC@AOL.COM>
staten isl.n.y., n.y. USA - Monday, December 10, 2001 at 19:59:01 (PST)


I served on the USS Virginia from Aug 92-Apr 94 and I have to say even after all of my other duty stations the VA is #1! Most of you probably know me and I just have to say that it has been a real pleasure serving with you all! Oh by the way I saw Ian Campbell and Jason "Maddog" Mattricardi on the Chief's list this time and I congratulate you on that accomplishment. Hey you guys if you read this e-mail give me a yell. If I misspelled your names I am sorry. I would love to hear from anyone else who served with me or anyone just because we all served on the Virginia one time or another. God bless all of you!
OSC(SW) Anthony L. Bolds <abolds7@yahoo.com abolds4397@aol.com>
Mayport, FL USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 13:53:43 (PST)


I was a tech rep on USS Virginia in '78 for AN/SLQ-32(V) EW System and sailed many times off the vacapes. Also, boarded her in Morocco on her first deployment. The EW chief was John Schmutte
Dave Blaine <jblaine@san.rr.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 21:06:59 (PST)


HI MY NAME IS CLAUDIA AND ÌM COME FROM DETROIT/MICHIGAN! I LIKE YOUR HOMEPAGE BECAUSE IT`S VERY INTERESTING TO READ IT! IT``S GOOD! I LIKE THE US NAVY! YOURS SINCERELY CLAUDIA ANGELINA BALDWIN!!
CLAUDIA ANGELINA BALDWIN <mum@cyberbar.de>
wilhelmshaven, germany!!! - Friday, November 30, 2001 at 03:29:25 (PST)


what's up from CF Division. Can't seem to get away from you guys. Here I am in Sunny (rainy now) Cali on board the USS Milius DDG69 in San Diego. Good to see that all ya'll are still alive and kicking (yes even you EGG). Give me a buzz or if you are in the area stop by and see me (just ask for FC1 Jones or the CF LPO from hell. Well hope to hear from someone (i.m lonely haha). Peace and give bin ladin hell.
David Jones <djones4_98@yahoo.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 19:29:54 (PST)


The reunion is on for the 74 room !! finally` stay tuned
JIMMY <>
CHESTERFIELD, MI USA , mi USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 19:04:23 (PST)


ill call terry whitt again why dont you www.MILITARY.COM
JIMMY <JIMMYJIMMYMAC@HOTMAIL.COM>
CHESTERFIELD, MI USA - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 18:56:04 (PST)


HT2(SW)/HT1, In the ten years I spent in the Navy the USS Virginia was by far the best!!! Doug French told me of your web site LT. Great Job! There was never a better crew then all the members of the USS Virginia. One of my sadest moments in the Navy was the day we decommissioned her in Portsmouth.
Keith Winingear <wkwin@norfolk.infi.net>
Norfolk, VA USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 16:43:42 (PST)


Ca div from 89 to 94 it was great to see the old "girl" agin . Ok who here remeber the battle royal between the CS divsions down in the berthin area. bein the smallest div. we always seem to lose any one from combat system please get a hold of me
Chad Atkin { stg3 Atkin } <justkidn31@aol.com>
erie, pa USA - Wednesday, November 28, 2001 at 08:14:23 (PST)


Hey guys, Looking for Dave Plumberg, does anyone have his email address? Thanks Gunner Mac
Jimmy McAlister <JIMMYMACJIMMYMAC@HOTMAIL.COM>
Chesterfield, mi USA - Monday, November 26, 2001 at 15:59:26 (PST)


I was aboard the Virginia from 1977-1980 Reported as EM-2 left the ship as EM1. Glad to see pictures of the old girl it brought back a lot of memories. Would like to hear from any old shipmates
Roland W. Ditano <rdit@netzero.net>
Carver, Ma USA - Friday, November 23, 2001 at 13:51:27 (PST)


OOPs did not notice the date,and the typo's. We are looking at June 2002. Sorry.
Fred Wright <skookumlady@whro.net>
VA Beach, VA USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 16:52:50 (PST)


Checking back in to update email address see alot of familiar names and remember a lot of the great times mentioned. Keep in touch....."Chief Smalt"
Dan Smalt <dsmalt@home.com>
Odenton, MD USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 09:33:19 (PST)


This is going to be a fun trip ahead. I believe my father, Walter Hilbish, was stationed on the Virginia.
Alex Hilbish
USA - Sunday, November 11, 2001 at 08:08:20 (PST)


The Virginia was the best ship I was stationed onboard...You know there is something wrong when you extend onboard a ship to complete a Med. cruise...I guess you do things like that when you know you are serving aboard a great ship with a great crew....9/84 to 11/87 ....CTT2(sw) Melvin (JJ) Walker
Melvin (JJ) Walker <jjwalker2186@aol.com or jjwalker42@yahoo.com>
Dallas, TX USA - Saturday, November 10, 2001 at 03:52:34 (PST)


Great Site. Lots of good memories. Served on board in M-Div from 78-82. Made some life long friends and lost touch with many I wish I could find.
Bill Lehman <wlehman@apsc.com>
Wintersburg, AZ USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 15:08:28 (PST)


Plankowner from USS Arkansas CGN-41. Glad to see this sight, I miss these ships and was sad to find out about the de-commissionings. Cheers
Mark Thomas Miller <mark_t._miller@homedepot.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 09:24:45 (PST)


Some days you just miss the Virginia, and the salt she sailed on. Hope all is well with all the pirates that rode her, Erin go Bragh! Gunner Mac
Jimmy McAlister <JIMMYMACJIMMYMAC@hotmail.com>
Chesterfield Twsp, Mi USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 05:05:14 (PST)


Great site glad I found it. I had two tours on VIRGINIA and can only say those tours were the highlight of my NAVAL Career. She always seemed to have the best people.
Philip McPherson <pmcpherson@bww.com>
Portsmouth, Va USA - Tuesday, November 06, 2001 at 11:37:44 (PST)


Hello to all of the former USS Virginia sailors, and especially the '84-'87 crew. Just checking in and updating my email address. I am also in search of USS Virginia ship's patch (can't seem to find mine). Anyone with one or two to sell, please drop me a line. Thanks.
ET2 Rob Mayhugh (CE Div) <rob_mayhugh@hotmail.com>
Warrenton, VA USA - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 04:23:26 (PST)


Just checking in again brothers...... Hope all is well for alll, please all pray for my fellow firefighters as our job is in a very high profile now!! Hope to hear from some of my old shipmates, So far have found some good old friends. Takew care all
Paul Eggerding <smoke_eater911@msn.com>
Oak Park, il USA - Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 07:05:11 (PDT)


We are puting together a Virginia Association and a Virginia reunion. The reunion will be in Norfolk, in June 2001. The secound organization meeting at Piccadilly's cafeteria, 530 N, Military highway, (Military Circle.) Norfolk. For additional information contact me. Fred Wright, 757 340 7855.
Fred Wright <skookumlady@whro.net>
Virginia , VA USA - Friday, October 26, 2001 at 07:15:17 (PDT)


In Lite of the Tragic events of Sept. 11th, 2001, We as Veterans, and Active Duty Members, Should duly Reflect on what our Service has meant to our Country, and what it has meant to you!!! I personally was shaken to the core!!! I am now able to reflect on my service to the U.S., and I have Great Pride, and Confidence, that Our Brothers, and Sisters in the Armed Forces Will Carry out this Mission at Hand, and deal a Decisive blow to the terrorists!!! O.I. Division from 09/82 to 03/85, 1 Gitmo- 1 Med Cruise, and The Yards in Portsmouth, the trip off the Central America Coast> Swim Call, My Favorite Club off of Little Creek Road " El Hombre's" In Norfolk, Va , to the Base Clubs at Damn Neck, to The Club at N.A.S. Oceana, all the fantail BBQ's!!! I miss it all! My E-mail addresses are tamoore@hotmail.com and: sointowin@yahoo.com
OS3 Timothy A. Moore <tamoore@hotmail.com>
Everett, Wa USA - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 21:50:48 (PDT)


Plankowner QM2 Bob Kirby: Please contact me or FTCM Fred Wright at skookumlady@whro.net regarding the upcoming USS VIRGINIA reunion expected to be held the weekend of either June 14th and June 21st, 2002 in Norfolk, VA.
R. A. Black (Plankowner) PN2 <black2@widomaker.com>
Williamsburg, VA USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 16:54:10 (PDT)


Hello shipmates, I served aboard the ship from 77-dec.80. I hope everyone I knew during that time is doing good. Pray for our great nation and our troops. Proverbs 3:5-6
Jeff Ferris <brojeff44@hotmail.com>
Pine Bluff, Ar USA - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 12:07:44 (PDT)


My father served in the navy for 30 years. Recently he asked me to help him find a friend he served with. They servered in Vietnam together. They were in nah-be bay together from Feb 1970- Feb 1971 serving on an advisory group. The friend's name is Master Chief Engineman Ben Bostic and his last known address was the USS VIRGINIA in 1976 or 1977. We believe his hometown is in the Charlestown West Virginia area. My fathers name is Treon Green. Please contact me at my e-mail address with any information you may have on how to find ben for my father. The address is Secfranbishop@aol.com Thank You
FRAN bISHOP <Secfranbishop@aol.com>
Lebanon, Pa USA - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 08:44:05 (PDT)


Great site. I'm building a 1/350 scale model of the Virginia class Cruiser from scratch!!!! So any photos & details I can find on these great looking ships make my reproduction more accurate. Thanks.
John Sykes <john.sykes@asiaonline.net.au>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Friday, October 05, 2001 at 06:08:01 (PDT)


Fred's e-mail address is: sookumlady@whro.net
JCW
Smyrna, GA USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 17:20:46 (PDT)


Fred's e-mail address is: skookumlady@whro.net
JCW
USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 17:19:36 (PDT)


Fred's e-mail address is: skookumlady@whro.net
JCW
USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 17:18:22 (PDT)


Received the following from Fred Wright: From: Fred Wright Subject: virginia reunion Dear Shipmate, I am the commissioning Master Chief, FTCM Fred Wright, (ret). I do not know what happened to the previous reunion effort, but would like to start one now, for the year 2002. If you are interested please contact me, and if there is enough interest, I will try to start the screws turning. Smooth Sailing. Fred Wright 3221 Deer Park Dr. Virginia Beach, VA 23452 757 340 7855
JCW
Smyrna, GA USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 17:15:03 (PDT)


Hey there Shipmates, I was on the Virginia from 74-78. A lot of good memories and friends. Would love to hear from you.
Chuck Skidmore <yncusn@bellatlantic.net>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Wednesday, October 03, 2001 at 18:23:26 (PDT)


Great site.
Mark Ford <fac1mkf@mindspring.com>
Louisville, KY USA - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 15:19:02 (PDT)


E-Div Nuke 1979-1983: After the tragedy on Sep 11, I went to buy an American flag but every place was sold out. So I dusted off my old USS Virginia hat and started wearing it out of respect of the sailors, soldiers and civilians who died. On Sunday (9-16-2001) at church, the pastor gave a moment for anyone to speak. I stood up, put my hat on and told the congregation about the actions of the USS Virginia and its fight against terrorism. The 1980 Iran Hostage Crisis, 1982(?) when we helped to evacuate US citizens from Beruit and the following year 1983 when we shelled Beruit after the Marine barracks was bombed. Its sad that there is still no peace. Where your hats boys and be proud to have served on the USS Virginia.
Steve Petrie <petrst@ncs.com>
Overland Park, KS USA - Monday, September 17, 2001 at 08:51:31 (PDT)


WELL HERE IT IS AGAIN, WE CAN'T SEEM TO GET IT RIGHT. WELL WHERE IS KENWORTHY WHEN WE NEED HIM LOL. HOPE ALL IS WELL DURING THIS TRYING TIME. PLEASE TAKE CARE AND GOD BLESS, MY PRAYERS AND SOUL WILL ALWAYS BE WITH THE OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP CREW, COMMANDER GREYSTOKE, BEATTY, AND WHO COULD FORGET LT. BRITTAN.
OS2SW EDDIE MURPHY
ROANOKE, VA USA - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 23:49:15 (PDT)


Served 91-94. Am I the only R-div (ht/dc) person to sign in? Guess Ht's and Dc's aren't hi-tech enuff yet to sign in!Great site LT. Good to see so many familiar names, brings back even better memories. Drop me a line, let me know what everyone has been up to. How about reunion news? Glad to see the Virginia will not be forgotten!
Doug French <cgn38@earthlink.com>
alexandria, VA USA - Friday, September 14, 2001 at 08:06:20 (PDT)


Served 1990-92; RM4. Most the time the ship was in the red sea / gulf. Anyone from that time remember when we stopped at Crete, and Spain.
Eugene Lewis <elewis@yahoo-inc.com>
Ellenwood, Ga USA - Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 15:18:04 (PDT)


I have always remembered September 11, 1976 as the day the Virginia was commissioned. I have a framed Plank Owners certificate hanging on my office wall. It was a great day! Now 25 years later, terrorists have given us all a different reason to remember September 11. It's sad to think this is a battle the Virginia won't be involved in.
Paul Kelley <pkelley@littonapd.com>
Woodland Hills, CA USA - Wednesday, September 12, 2001 at 18:23:58 (PDT)


here we go again,when in the hell is it going to stop?just think a country with all the might and power,and we can't even stop the son ofa bitches!!!!!!!!!!!!
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 23:41:48 (PDT)


HELLO TO THE 80-84 GANG HERE WE GO AGAIN, BERUIT ALL OVER AGAIN. HOPE ALL ARE WELL!!CONTACT ME IF YOU REMEMBER ME.
CHRIS CARLISLE <c.h.carlisle@worldnet.att.net>
Sparta, MI USA - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 19:08:05 (PDT)


Great Site, I'll be back soon
Mike Morrissey FTM2 82-85 <mpmorrissey@mediaone.net>
Sharon, MA USA - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 11:36:06 (PDT)


Just re-updating my e-mail again
Rich Slavick <slavicrj@roosevelt.navy.mil>
Hampton, VA USA - Monday, September 10, 2001 at 07:52:37 (PDT)


IT'S BEEN ALONG TIME SINCE I'VE SEEN OR HEARD FROM THE OI DIVISION CREW OF THE INFAMOUS 80'S GANG. THE GREEN HOUSE( BY THE DOES JAKE STILL HAVE THE MAJOR). WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS, THANKS MITCH FOR THE CALL WHEN MOM PASSED. TODD SENT EMAIL HOW ABOUT A CALL. TED CRONK I HAVE A EXTRA COPY OF THE CRUISE BOOK OOOOOOHHHHH YEA!540-344-6924
OS2-SW EDWARD S. MURPHY
ROANOKE , VA USA - Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 23:55:22 (PDT)


Just checkin' in ....heard from Fred Wright today....if anyone needs his email address drop me a line .... getting older but the memories don't fade like I was afraid they might .....
John Horan <jhoranjr@aol.com>
Middletown, RI USA - Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 01:13:35 (PDT)


well it's been 17yrs since i left the virgnia at pnsy,and i thought i would never look back. my how fast those 17yrs have gone,i guess you never want to forget your youth,but looking back i know now that they were some special times, serving on her.
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah , nj USA - Saturday, September 08, 2001 at 00:27:28 (PDT)


I served aboard the USS Pawcatuck AO 108 from 66-68 as RM3. First crew aboard after conversion to jumbo oiler.
thomas happy <thappy@aristotle.net>
hotsprings, ar USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 18:18:16 (PDT)


served aboard the USS Pawcatuck AO 108 as RM3 from 66-68. First crew after converson to jumbo oiler.
thomas happy <thappy@aristotle.net>
hot springs, ar USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 18:05:47 (PDT)


just checking in for fellow a-gangers, write me seved on board 86 to 91
Chuck Metzer <metzerfamily@yahoo.com>
westfield, ny USA - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 06:47:06 (PDT)


MY EMAIL ADDRESS HAS CHANGED TO KJMELLO@WORLDNET.ATT.NET
KENNETH MELLO <kjmello@worldnet.att.net>
NAUGATUCK, CT USA - Thursday, August 30, 2001 at 05:00:51 (PDT)


I served onboard from 86 to 89 as the RC Div LPO towards the end. I thought I would never look back on those years but after 11 years and finding out,only last year, that all the nuc cruisers are scrapped has me really sad. Like most everyone says Ive seem to forgotten the worst of times back then and only remember some of great times during our excellent for orse. and some of the (love boat cruises) in the med. looking back i think capt. Tom Sheridan was a great captain. some of the shipmates I remember are Archie Benner, Don Hyatt, Mark Hock, Jeff Hamman, John Bailey, Bruce Cruickshank,Tom Kolher. We should be proud what we did back then. And now, 11 years later, I think she was a great ship. hope all is well with everyones life. I tried to email those on this site. take care everyone greg hayes (ET1)
Greg Hayes <Gregory Hayes@pgnmail.com>
Kissimmee, FL USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 18:40:05 (PDT)


Just checking in.
Jeff Dudukovich <dunuke99@cs.com>
Miami, FL USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 21:08:53 (PDT)


Just checking in again, hope everyone from the '81 to 85 tour I did, as well as the rest of you shipmates are doing well.
Mauri Presser <mauri@va.prestige.net>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Tuesday, August 21, 2001 at 13:04:52 (PDT)


Just updating my e-mail
Rich Slavick <slavickrj@roosevelt.navy.mil>
Hampton, VA USA - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 08:28:57 (PDT)


JUST THOUGHT I WOULD GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO ALL THOSE GUYS BACK IN THE DAY IN RE-DIV.
SCOTT BIFFLE <BIFFLE95@HOTMAIL.COM>
USA - Wednesday, August 08, 2001 at 19:05:44 (PDT)


Looking for MMCM Gilchrest. We served in the ships tech library during the Gulf War. I served 87-91. January of 91 he recommended I buy stock in a company called Intel @ $1.43 I hate myself now...
J Eric Fitzgerald <j.eric.fitzgerald@tropicana.com>
Sarasota, Florida USA - Tuesday, August 07, 2001 at 07:50:48 (PDT)


Haven't checked in for a long time. Served from 85-89 in R-Div. Hope to here from some old shipmates. Take care, Vic Beeson
Vic Beeson <v-beeson@uiuc.edu>
Camargo, IL. USA - Sunday, July 29, 2001 at 07:44:38 (PDT)


This is just great. Served on board from Jan 1986 to Feb 1991, In A-division.
Butch Leilich
Forest Hill, Md USA - Thursday, July 26, 2001 at 17:44:57 (PDT)


MMC to LDO 86-90. Some great memories with the best crew I have ever served with!
Jim Haigh <jim_haigh@yahoo.com>
Santa Rita, GU USA - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 23:17:15 (PDT)


very good
Richard Steward <yourgoman@ozemail.com.au>
Melbourne, Vic Australia - Monday, July 23, 2001 at 21:29:45 (PDT)


just checking in again,has anyone heard from cliff ball?
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Saturday, July 14, 2001 at 00:23:24 (PDT)


Just checking in.
Bob Moody <ejpbob@mint.net>
Pittston, Me USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 13:37:46 (PDT)


E-Div, May 80 - March 84.
Dave Manning <dkm@hcnews.com>
Granbury, Tx USA - Sunday, July 08, 2001 at 17:15:16 (PDT)


Just updating my e-mail and website. http://home.adelphia.net/~mikenmags/homepage.htm
Mike McMillan(FC2) <stang302@adelphia.net>
Hobe Sound, Fl USA - Wednesday, July 04, 2001 at 09:57:20 (PDT)


Served on board 86 to 91. Last time i saw her was in Bremerton alongside the others awaiting to be cut up. Left an empty spot in my heart. Didnt think it would but it has. Anyone from A-GANG write me thx
Chuck Metzer frmr MM2 A-div <metzerfamily@yahoo.com>
Westfield, NY USA - Wednesday, June 27, 2001 at 10:07:54 (PDT)


Hey shipmates.I served aboard from 1991 to 1993. I was in CF DIV. CIWS. Great to see some of my old shipmates. Still see Krebs and Sid, boy did our lifes turn into a wierd movie when we got out. I am currently married and working as a firefighter and going to paramedic school. Get ahold of me anyone who remembers us and Crete, Spain, Panama , and crossing the equator." Little bunny Coppins thru the forest hoppins.............."
Paul Eggerding <smoke_eater911@msn.com>
Oak Park, Il USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 16:37:25 (PDT)


Hey shipmates!!! I have just 1 extra ballcap to give!!! the one I have is from 1983-1985 time frame never been worn however hung on the wall next to the other one!!! I do have 2 photos of our ship,ship photo on the high seas,& one in the shipyards from 84-85! Sail on mates!
Timothy A Moore <tamoore-1@msn.com>
everett, wa USA - Saturday, June 23, 2001 at 09:48:38 (PDT)


Just visiting A few old tin cans
HT2(SW) Cory Pate <Cspate@aol.com>
Tulsa, OK USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 05:08:34 (PDT)


Just checking in again. Pokey, your email address don't work. Bob
Bob Moody <ejpbob@mint.net>
USA - Monday, June 11, 2001 at 07:06:32 (PDT)


Hey shipmates especially those of OI DIV.!!! BOB V. YOU'RE ONE CRAZY DUDE, JOHN SCHUTRUMPF - I WISHED I HAD GOTTEN TO STAY AROUND AND SERVED WITH YOU ANOTHER YEAROR SO. CHRIS CARLISLE- HEY MAN THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO DRIVE WITH YOU UP TO MONROE, MICHIGAN TO SEE MY GIRL!! ERIC! YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE! FORGET THE PAST, AND CONTACT ME, AND MAKE AMENDS-,! I HOLD NO GRUDGES AGAINST YOU! AND TO ALL THE GUYS WHO WERE IN THAT HOTEL ROOM IN GREECE DURING THE MED CRUISE THAT COVERED FOR ME WHEN I DIDN'T COME BACK FOR THREE DAYS ,THANK YOU THOSE 3 DAYS WERE MEMORABLE! TO ONE GUY IN OD DIV- COWBOY WERE THE HECK ARE YOU!!! YOU ALMOST GOT ME IN THE WORST TROUBLE OF MY LIFE, IN HAIFA, ISRAEL!!!
timothy a moore (IGMO) <Mr_Moore1@msn.com tamoore@hotmail.com>
everett, wa USA - Saturday, June 09, 2001 at 20:56:36 (PDT)


Plankowner OS1
Gary Whitfield <cuzinmex@hotmail.com>
Lake Chapala, Jal Mexico - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 14:20:54 (PDT)


just updating my email again
bill freer <bf362@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Wednesday, June 06, 2001 at 00:00:28 (PDT)


My husband, John "Nappy" Antrican served on the USS Virginia during 89-?. I was not a part of his life then and I feel like I sometimes missed alot, especially when he starts talking about his navy days. I really enjoyed the site and reading the comments. I know he would love to hear from the guys he served with in M division. Would like to see a reunion take place. Was sorry to hear about the ship.
Amy L.Antrican <john_amyantrican@msn.com>
Rogersville, TN USA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 21:07:42 (PDT)


Served in M-1 Division from '89-93. Just updating my email address. Anyone from M, RL, RC, or RE divsions, drop me a line.
Brett Griffin <j-bgriffin@msn.com>
Grand Forks, ND USA - Sunday, June 03, 2001 at 10:33:38 (PDT)


just adding my new email address
bill freer <bf32862>
USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 23:56:48 (PDT)


just adding my new email address.
bill freef <bf32862@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 23:55:54 (PDT)


the email works better wqithout the q.
Bob Moody <ejpbob@mint.net>
USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 09:06:16 (PDT)


It is good to know all of you old M-Div guys aren't dead or in jail. I would love to hear from you.
Bob Moody <ejpbob@mint.netq>
Pittson, Me USA - Tuesday, May 29, 2001 at 09:05:19 (PDT)


I had the great good fortune to be President of Richmond Council Navy League when Virginia was commissioned September 1976. My wife, our two sons, and I attended the commissioning. I'm an honorary plankowner. I sailed on many one day cruise during the ship's life. Our Council also attended the deactivation ceremony February 1994. What a wonderful relationship our Navy League Council had with our adopted ship.
Walter Dunn Tucker CDR USNR (Ret) <sailorwalter@aol.com>
Richmond, VA USA - Saturday, May 26, 2001 at 15:00:15 (PDT)


just checking in again. would like to hear from anyone that served aboard the virginia from 80 to 84.
bill freer <nuthouse719@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 23:27:55 (PDT)


Good starting place to jog the memory. Like to here from some of my old mates. We did a "kick-ass" job running one of the most powerfull warships in the Navy. Hope everyone is doing well in life. Anyone still in the Tidewater area? We should get together and hammer a few back and tell some lies about the "good ole dazes". Peace, Phil Young ET2 (1986-1990)
Phil Young <pyoung@tdstw.com>
Norfolk, VA USA - Monday, May 14, 2001 at 06:49:09 (PDT)


Hello everyone Thanks Joel for the great site ...I was very sad to hear about the fate of the Virginia..I know she still had a lot of life left in her...It made me feel old to hear of it lol. I was part of the precom crew in the OI Div. If anyone can help me locate Operations Specialists Harold Evans,Tom Pacheco, or Ray Durham...I would appreciate it....one of the few names I recognized here was Senior chief Yancy... and I wanted to say i remembered you and im honored to have known you. Good luck to all who served aboard the virginia and to Captain Davis I salute you.
Joe Scheinkopf <tangerineone@aol.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 22:01:18 (PDT)


I WAS A PRE-COM MEMBER AND PLANKOWNER ('80-83) IN OI DIV OF YOUR SISTER SHIP USS ARKANSAS CGN-41. SORRY TO HEAR OUR WARRANTY RAN OUT. SO MUCH FOR REFUELING THEN BACK OUT TO SEA. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES OF PHOTEX AND MED CRUISE 82-83. I GOT OUT UPON ARRIVAL FROM THE MED. JOHN SAIA IF YOU'RE OUT THERE,"OH NO! KATO IS ON THE NET!!!! SO BEADWINDOW THIS!!! IF ANY OF YOU SOULS REMEMBER ME E-MAIL ME! KATO DEPARTING!
DAVID"KATO"KATONA <dennis s@cvzoom.net>
Connellsville, PA USA - Sunday, May 13, 2001 at 16:13:01 (PDT)


I remember lots of things that happend on the old boat. Does anyone remember how we cooked a turkey in the HT shop one boring weekend of duty, in the homeport. Or how the Chiefs Mess ended up with half of it (the duty cook liked it to). Or the time in GITMO during drills, when one of the drill instructors broke his ankle in a engine room, and the strecher bearers from repair 3 alfa had to git him ( or in his words "save him from more injuries"). Who remembers breaking after steering. Anyone remember dropping a bird in the fwd missile house, and who stomped on there hat on the main deck. Anyone remember playing cards during a break in GQ up in repair 2 or how many partners got sick ? How bout the fire in the sonar dome while in drydock. How bout the emergency move out fwd ic to aft ic (what a mess that was). Or the bunch of SHORTTIMERS leaving in the Med. with one full moon showwing. I could go on, but I wont right now. These things and many more Happend between 1976 to 1979. So those that remeber E=MAIL me. It will be nice to hear from you.
Jim Callender <hcallender@oceana.net>
Shelby, Mi. USA - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 20:28:02 (PDT)


Great googly moogly! I never thought I'd see this. Wonderful! I can attest to Jamie's Sea Story. I was standing right behind the Throttleman in main control. Hey If any of you old nuke buddies of mine- And you know who you are- are looking for a job e-mail me. Joe, Jamie, Aaron, Tony, or any of yall give me a hollar, just to say Hi. Whatever happened to Mike Hatfield? For all you who don't know who I am, I was THE VERY LAST WATCHSTANDER (srw) on USS Virginia!
George Inman <nmania7@hotmail.com>
Little Rock , AR USA - Saturday, April 21, 2001 at 11:57:19 (PDT)


Served on board in M-Division from Nov 81 to Oct 88. Anyone up for a game of 44.
Nick Patterson <nickp369@aol.com>
Sterling, Va USA - Thursday, April 19, 2001 at 12:40:06 (PDT)


Hello Shipmates, I served onboard the Navy's finest warship from 89-92, S-1 Div. I see alot of names of former shipmates here and I just now had the site sent to me by a friend off of the Texas. We haved swapped sea stories back and forth several times. I will have to do some searching I think I might still have a article or two about the Virginia and maybe a plaque. I have a cover that was signed before I left here are some of the names on it, SKC Ellis, DKC Rodriguez, Wally Matthews, FC1 Skip. If anyone hears from the VAMP SK2 Rick Jones please pass on my email address we where old running mates I dont know what happened to him after the Virginia. Take Care TEX
Dwayne Gregory aka: TEX <purcntry@hotmail.com>
fort worth, tx USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 18:27:16 (PDT)


A GREAT SITE. AFTER NINE CRUISES AND FIVE SHIPS THE VIRGINIA IS STILL MY FAVORITE. I GOT CAUGHT UP ON A LOT OF GUYS I HAD LOST TRACK OF. I'M STILL IN THE NAVY AS AN INSTRUCTOR AT EWTGLANT AT LITTLE CREEK.
CLAUDE A WARD <BMCSWARD1@AOL.COM>
CHESAPEAKE, VA USA - Wednesday, April 18, 2001 at 17:27:27 (PDT)


1985-1989
Mark "Biff" Hock <hockm@dteenergy.com>
Temperance, MI USA - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 19:19:41 (PDT)


Hey mates, I'm looking for a nice frameable photo of the Virgina. One for the office wall. I remember seeing one of the ship departing Venesuala in '79, great photo. If you have a nice one I'd be happy to pay for a copy and shipping costs. Never thought I'd miss the old battle wagon.
Scott Murray <murrayclan@ev1.net>
Sugarland, TX USA - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 10:46:17 (PDT)


Great site! I am searching for a buddy that served with my dad. Master Chief ENMC Engineman Benjamin Bostic. I only have the following info to work with and would love to hear from anyone who can help in this search. Ben was orginally from West Virginia. He served with dad in Vietnam from Feb 1970- Feb 1971. They were in NHA-BE BAY with an advisory group. The last known address for Ben Bostic was The USS VIRGINIA in 1976 or 1977. Believe he has a son named Jeffery who is affiliated with the Washington Redskins. Anyone with any information that could help me , please contact me at franbishop_2000@yahoo.com I am doing this search for my dad, Treon (bob) Green Thank You
FRAN BISHOP <franbishop_2000@yahoo.com>
Lebanon, Pa USA - Saturday, April 07, 2001 at 03:19:45 (PDT)


On board as the first contingent of EW's from 1975 to 1980 Glad to see Kowalski is still kicking. Still remember the 256 days during the Iran Hostage situation. As some of the comments have stated Capt.George Davis was the best Capt. to have served under.
Jeffry Glasgow EW1 <jglasgow@bwn.net>
Windsor , Co USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 21:49:00 (PDT)


On board as the first contingent of EW's form 1975 to 1980 Glad to see Kowalski is still kicking. Still remember the 256 days during the Iran Hostage situation. As some of the comments have stated Capt.George Davis was the best Capt. to have served under.
Jeffry Glasgow <jglasgow@bwn.net>
Windsor , Co USA - Friday, April 06, 2001 at 21:47:22 (PDT)


What a great site.I served aboard the virginia from 83-86 and met a lot of great people.If you read this WHESLEY "crash'MOORE E:MAIL ME.and anyone else who remembers 'ROBBIE" I would like to hear from you.
Sterling Roberts <sroberts@mdcchesapeake.com>
USA - Tuesday, April 03, 2001 at 10:17:21 (PDT)


I forgot to say, you've done a great job with the site. I recognized a lot of names, jarred a lot of memories.
Shannon Lewis <sdlewis@crosslink.net>
Weems, VA USA - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 21:09:04 (PST)


OI Division, 12/88-1/90 or so. I left VIRGINIA (on not so good terms) and never looked back, until now, more than ten years later. The sight of what's left of her kinda' got to me. Thank you, LT David Brittain (CIC Officer) for helping me change my career plans. If it wasn't for you I'd probably be an OSCM by now instead of an MBA. Other than that guy (a symbol of all that was wrong with the LDO program), there were some cool guys up in CIC (when they weren't chipping and painting the 01 Level).
Shannon Lewis <sdlewis@crosslink.net>
Weems, VA USA - Friday, March 30, 2001 at 21:04:25 (PST)


I was aboard the Viginia from Dec. 79 thru Dec. 80. I made the 9 month voyage to the Indian Ocean during the hostage crisis. Would like to hear from anyone who was aboard at that time. Thanks.
Scott Murray <murrayclan@ev1.net>
Sugarland, TX USA - Wednesday, March 21, 2001 at 07:27:01 (PST)


fantastic photos and the on line music was pretty cool
tim townsend <timstown@nex.net.au>
australia - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 04:24:36 (PST)


fantastic photos and the on line music was pretty cool!
tim townsend <timstown@nex.net.au>
australia - Monday, March 19, 2001 at 04:23:48 (PST)


Checked out the website while researching info for my dad (served on the USS Gage APA168 in WW2) and passing this web page to a bud who lives in Ronoake, VA
Robin Ramistella <RRamistell@ao.com>
Hartsdale, NY USA - Friday, March 16, 2001 at 22:39:58 (PST)


USS.Pawcatuck MM2 1965-1969
William R.Bibb <wbbb281@cs.com>
Charlottesville, va USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 06:24:22 (PST)


Hello, this is Tong Tong again, I am so sorry that I have miss-typed the number of USS Virginia in my last mail. It should be CGN-38. MK-26 launcher, still servicing aboard the USS Ticon class from CG-47 to CG-51 up to this date. Listened this outstanding weapon delivery system will be removed and the new MK-41 VLS will take it's place, are you any opinion in this case? Bye Bye.
Tong Tong <mememomo@tom.com>
Hong Kong, -- Hong Kong - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 02:41:19 (PST)


It is a very good experience to visit your site. Centainly I will visit again. Thank you so much for your site as it is still working and let me know the latest status about USS Virginia. Could you let me know that has the MK-26 launcher is mounted aboard CG-38 during her commission. Thanking you again.
Tong Tong <mememomo@tom.com>
Hong Kong, -- Hong Kong - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 02:06:54 (PST)


Wow, talk about bringing back some memories... Was onboard from 88 - 93 in OI Div. Would really like to get together with all the guys for a (*&( of a party!! Hey to Howie, MadDog and all the other OS's I served with. Great site to keep in touch with.
OS1 Mike Kochert "KokeMan" <LaKokeMan@aol.com>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, March 08, 2001 at 00:12:33 (PST)


Wuz up to all my shipmates from 93-decom. Big ups to SH1 (duke)Decasse, SH3 Matthew, OS1 Womack and all others I can't recall at this time. Worlds greatest Cruiser!!!
SH2 MIKE HOLMES <HOLMESSR@NETZERO.NET>
JAX, FL USA - Monday, February 26, 2001 at 12:11:25 (PST)


I think the previous entry is correct. A check of the Naval Vessel Register (http://www.nvr.navy.mil/nvrships/details/CGN38.htm) shows the status of Virginia as "Disposed of by recyling"
Joel Huston <huston@netgate.net>
San Jose , CA USA - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 13:13:12 (PST)


my name is frank I am sadly to say I am a burner I cut up metal well we got a ship in with 38 on it. I look it up and see its uss virginia.well she look be fine ship its sad end to it
Frank stamm <fstamm@webtv.net>
USA - Tuesday, February 20, 2001 at 20:06:02 (PST)


Hell yeah I Remember the Ratz. Anyone heard from John Marion? We use to have some good times at the Ratz "practice" sesions in the helo hanger.
Jay Beadnell <jbeadnell@nc.rr.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 06:36:30 (PST)


Hey boats, how's it going? Just checking the log and was suprised to see your post. I remenber the RATZ!!! Jim
James Riddle <rddljam@aol>
sacramento , ca USA - Sunday, February 18, 2001 at 04:20:26 (PST)


PRE-COM THRU 1979 OD DIV.
LEE TRUJILLO
ODESSA, TX USA - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 13:14:33 (PST)


DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE FANTAIL BARBEQUE WITH THE ROCK BAND THE RATZ ENTERTAINING US ??????
LEE TRUJILLO (BM2) <WWW.KOKOPELLI888@AOL.COM>
ODESSA, TX USA - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 13:05:08 (PST)


DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE FAN TAIL BARBEQUE WITH ROCK BAND THE RATZ PLAYING ?????
LEE TRUJILLO <WWW.KOKOPELLI@AOL.COM>
ODESSA, TX USA - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 12:59:50 (PST)


OK so i forgot how to spell my own name in my e-mail address. An old shipmate told me about it so this is th correction.
Charles M. Krolick (Chico) <krolick@krolick.com>
Sandy, UT USA - Thursday, February 08, 2001 at 17:16:32 (PST)


I'm signing back in again. I have heard from a few shipmates from my March 81 through July 85 tour, and will respond to all who send e-mails. John Kirkpatrick was listed below, but his e-mil has changed. Hey Squeeze, Steve Manster says you're still Active Duty in Florida, drop me a line, or I'll tell evryone what you did with the 9 volt battery! So long till next time, shipmates!
Mauri Presser <mauri@va.prestige.net>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Tuesday, February 06, 2001 at 12:41:41 (PST)


Hello all who where on the ship from 1985 to 1988
Charles M. Krolick (Chico) <kroilck@krolick.com>
Sandy, UT USA - Monday, February 05, 2001 at 20:15:24 (PST)


correct e-mail address mllorens@netzero.net or michell07@telocity.com
Mitchell LLorens <mitchell07@telocity.com>
Hartford, CT USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 10:13:28 (PST)


Hi guys, What a bout that Reunion?
Mitchell LLorens <mitchell07@netzero.net>
Hartford, CT USA - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 10:10:23 (PST)


if any one remembers me contact me
Jim Alkins <jjalkins@aol.com>
holley, NY USA - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 17:50:08 (PST)


if you know me contact me
Jim Alkins <jjalkins@aol.com>
holley, NY USA - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 17:49:15 (PST)


As a plank owner and former member of the illustrious "Green Goggle Gang" I want to say Hi to all my former shipmates and encourage you to write me when you get a chance because I would like to know how your doing.
Tom Jackson <tmjackson@prodigy.net>
Fayetteville, Ga USA - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 18:03:13 (PST)


Hello again crew of the good ship USS Virginia,yes I'm still alive,Has any seen drugie,breslin,only 5 of the commissioning green goggles gang have signed on.It was a cold day when we shot our selves.H Harp and I where on the Main deck for GQ.That was an experiance I will never forget LOL ROFFL hope to hear from more HTS chief fee where are you. Peace Ty Godby
Ty Godby <gravedigger43@aol.com>
Hamilton , NJ USA - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 17:26:12 (PST)


Nice site, didn't know it existed. Served 1974-1978.
MM1 Tom Sibley <ts0219.gte>
Bloomington, Illinois USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 14:15:45 (PST)


Nice job on the site! Good to see her again. She was my first ship. I got onboard Yorktown,VA mid 1981. Captain Joe King. Learned alot, still remember some shipmates. NGFS off the coast of Beirut, when they blew the barracks up.
ITC(AW)Chris Mc Neill <ITC-Chris.McNeill@cnet.navy.mil>
Great Lakes, IL USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 12:25:45 (PST)


Man what memories. Green Goggles Gang, I was there 75'-79'. We lived it, we loved it, but I'm glad to be where I'm at. West Michigan is a good place to be.
Jim Callender <hcallender@oceana.net>
Shelby, Mi. USA - Friday, January 19, 2001 at 17:33:39 (PST)


Hi again guys. I'm still looking for anyone who may have worked with an OS named Steve Crockett, during the years between (approx) 79-80. He transferred over from the America around that time. I'd really like to get some info on him, as well as his possible whereabouts these days. Thanks again, Art Altenbach
Art Altenbach <dilrad@aol.com>
Neptune, NJ USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 13:00:54 (PST)


i WAS NEVER IN THE NAVY. BUT I LIKE TO THE SHIPS
JOHN PRALL <JHPRALL@WEBTV.NET>
STRATFORD , CT USA - Friday, December 29, 2000 at 20:58:51 (PST)


I loved the USS Virginia! I loved serving under (Directly under) ETCS Bussler. It makes me very sad to see her gone. You will be missed...
Robert Ashurst <Bob@pimpdaddy.com>
Philladelphia, pa USA - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 14:13:51 (PST)


Enjoyed the site.
Ricky McFarling <rcmcfarling@mindspring.com>
danville, va USA - Tuesday, December 26, 2000 at 13:49:26 (PST)


Served on board from 1989-1991. Worked under ICC Smalt and EMCS Brothers. E-Division. IC3 Parker
Jimmy Parker <jp20331@hotmail.com>
Boone, NC USA - Thursday, December 21, 2000 at 23:44:16 (PST)


Oh Yeah I was on the Virginia from Feb 1978 to July of 1981. Any one remember BMC Cobb or BM1 Moses? Jeez what a crusty bunch. That stay in Subic Bay was about all the partying one man could stand. I love you no shit
Jay Beadnell <jbeadnell@nc.rr.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Tuesday, December 19, 2000 at 16:30:21 (PST)


I can't belive there is a page like this. Of course I never thought I would even want to see one. I really just wanted to get away from that grey floating "jail house" when I got out. As I look back now, I enjoyed a lot of it. Anyone remember the dissapearing target we use to tow for the planes to practice bombing on? I wonder who cut it loose that night? hmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Jay Beadnell <jbeadnell@nc.rr.com>
Raleigh, NC USA - Sunday, December 17, 2000 at 09:04:41 (PST)


NO COMMENTS. QUESTION, HOW CAN I RECEIVED A PHOTO. THANKS.
E P JOURNIETTE <CANONF1@AOL.COM>
ROANOKE, VA USA - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 20:29:58 (PST)


CIWS Crew 90-94: Skip Pensyl, Dave Roby, Scott Post, Paul Eggerding, where are you. I still run into Monte Cox every once in a while, he asks about each of you. Skip, I still remember the KSR-43 and the lesson you taught us. Everything can be improved, even if it's only to 30cps. Dave, I can't find anyone to play cribbage with anymore. Paul, my dad still asks where you ended up, come to think of it I would like to know too. Can you use computers there? Scott, how did the truck driving go ? Anyway, I still have the picture of us w/ Ms Virginia and the one of our CIWS crew. Drop a line if you get through VA. r/Leo
Leo "Wally" Matthews, FCC(SW) <leo_matthews@yahoo.com>
Newport News, VA USA - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 21:13:24 (PST)


Hey all you ole swabbies!!! Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Dan Shroy <lcbaptch@candw.ky>
Cayman Islands, BWI - Thursday, December 14, 2000 at 09:08:16 (PST)


Hey Topsiders !!! Anyone need a Needle Gun to chip Paint? Just wondering. Good to see so many names from the 91-94 times. If anyone hears from BM1 or now i should say BMC Slavick, Send me his email. Later Dudes... Remember to stay away form the RED LIGHT district in Curaco
Scott Woodard <swoodard@insight.rr.com>
USA - Wednesday, December 13, 2000 at 10:37:09 (PST)


Hi guys. I'm also a plank owner and part of the pre-com crew. If any one talks to Bill Breslin tell him I said hello .
Jim Barlow <hybar@elroynet.com>
Norwalk, Wi USA - Monday, December 04, 2000 at 16:51:41 (PST)


Hi guys. I'm also a plank owner and part of the pre-com crew. If any one talks to Bill Breslin tell him I said hello .
Jim Barlow <hybar@elroynet.com>
Norwalk, Wi USA - Monday, December 04, 2000 at 16:50:36 (PST)


Hi guys. I'm also a plank owner and part of the pre-com crew. If any one talks to Bill Breslin tell him I said hello .
Jim Barlow <hybar@elroynet.com>
Norwalk, Wi USA - Monday, December 04, 2000 at 16:49:41 (PST)


Hi guys. I'm also a plank owner and part of the pre-com crew. If any one talks to Bill Breslin tell him I said hello .
Jim Barlow <hybar@elroynet.com>
Norwalk, Wi USA - Monday, December 04, 2000 at 16:48:16 (PST)


Great site. Its only been 7 years but seems like a lifetime--- its getting so I don't remember all the B-S just the good times, Would be great to hear from guys in RL and M Div from 89-93
Ben Schaller <bjs2063@att.net>
Toledo, OH USA - Tuesday, November 28, 2000 at 22:20:37 (PST)


Served 89-90 R Div. Thanks to HTC Wratchford and HT1 Pathwrath. And to my best friend whose picture and my dog tags still sit on my monitor MM1 Douglas J Eby. If you ever see this you saved my life in more than one way!! I wish you allw L Smith <Gunnut592@aol.com>
Mulberry, Fl USA - Monday, November 27, 2000 at 16:36:31 (PST)


Was just visiting the ole' pig site once again and realized that I have let this thing go way too long without updating. By the way, I think I am the only A-div knuckledragger that has learned his way around the net. lol. Would love to hear from anyone that served aboard the pig. Joel, love the pic of the canal, I have one just like it, as a matter of fact, I think I am in the one on the page. lol. I was an MM3 in A-div from 91-June 93. Also if any old USS Raleigh sailors happen across this page, would love to hear from you. I served there in M-div from 90-91 when she was decommed. By the way, I have been married for almost 1 1/2 years and we now have a little one that is 5 months old. Hope I can show her pics of the pig when she is older. Anyone that would like to contact me, I would love to hear from you.
Shaun Taylor <shaunt@nehp.net>
Grant, Al USA - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 19:49:40 (PST)


Shipmates, A friend of mine sent me this it's the USS Cole web site.<> > > > http://www.texasnursiesgraphics.homestead.com/USSCOLE.HTML I strongly encourage you to check it out.
Stephen Mansfield <Steve@CDS-online.com>
Long Branch, NJ USA - Thursday, November 09, 2000 at 11:58:27 (PST)


Just checked out the website boy how the list of shipmates have grown. Bob Kirby remember the eunique way we use to wash windows down on 33rd and west. Am in search of the rest of the Green Goggles Gang. Drop me a line Keep up the good work.
Harold Harp <HHarp93325@aol.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 10:58:23 (PST)


Still surfing around and dropped in for a visit!!! As I get older, these memories mean more and more to me. After the USS Cole, I just wanted to say hello to my brothers again.
John Horan <jhoranjr@aol.com>
Middletown, RI USA - Saturday, October 28, 2000 at 10:20:09 (PDT)


I am a plank owner and served from 11/75 to 6/79 and am interested in contacting anyone who remembers those years, I was an SK , deck ape and all around incorrigable.I have fond memories and a few bad ones, but no regrets.
Roger Simonis Jr <rogersimonisjr@aol.com>
Eugene, Or USA - Monday, October 23, 2000 at 15:40:16 (PDT)


I am a plank owner and served from 11/75 to 6/79 and am interested in contacting anyone who remembers those years, I was an SK , deck ape and all around incorrigable.I have fond memories and a few bad ones, but no regrets.
Roger Simonis Jr <rogersimonisjr@aol.com>
Eugene, Or USA - Monday, October 23, 2000 at 15:22:20 (PDT)


hey its me again. just thought for those of you who remembered. curtis, i'll be in san diego in august 2001 on board the antietam. now i'm an FC1. when get there come and see me or let me kow where to get get together. till then see ya soon. oh, what's up macdaddy mcmillan?
david jones <djones4_98@yahoo.com>
henderson, nc USA - Saturday, October 21, 2000 at 21:48:13 (PDT)


Those were the good old days alright Curtis. And John was damn determined to pull the pickle on the last bird to go off the rails! It just brings a smile to my face everytime I think about it!! The look on his face was amazing!! I told him about the tunnle vision but I don't think he understood! I thuoght he was going to pass out until he started yelling like a mad man!! So much fun! Wish I could do it all over again! No Hand cuffs no bullshit! Ah, the carribean was great!
Mike McMillan <stang302@a1isp.net>
Stuart, Fl USA - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 20:06:32 (PDT)


Like a lot of you, I'm suprised to find myself looking back on my CGN-38 tour with much sentiment. I guess it wasn't so bad sometimes. Some of the RC-div people I knew and worked with on Virginia 88-90 are the finest I've known. It makes me sad to see the pictures of the "pig" after decommissioning. We all put a lot into her. A lot of work, and a lot of our lives. Best wishes to all of you.
Mark Cassidy <GTRMAC@AOL.com>
North Canton, Oh USA - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 15:50:19 (PDT)


Stationed onboard from March 1982 to July 1985
Mauri Presser <mauri@va.prestige.net>
Fredericksburg, VA USA - Wednesday, October 18, 2000 at 13:01:16 (PDT)


I signed the log over a year ago and I have been returning to it on occasion to read the updates.It's surprisaing to see how many former crew members have signed in. The stories bring back memories. I heard about another web page (military.com) that will also allow you to enter information under the command(s) that you served in. I notice several (but not many) crewmembers have also logged in on this web page. It is another good page to keep track of the Virginia crew.
Kenneth Mello <jmello9219@aol.com>
Naugatuck, Ct USA - Monday, October 16, 2000 at 19:00:12 (PDT)


I just found this site,and I'm trying to find some information on the ship I was on in 1969. But I like looking through all this ships, and it does bring back memories.
Larry W. Patten <lwp50@usit.net>
Erwin, TN USA - Sunday, October 15, 2000 at 17:15:28 (PDT)


just checking in again,would like to hear from some old shipmates,sevred aboard the va from 80 to 84 and does everyone remember what they were doing aboard the the va at 6:22 a.m. oct 23 1983? the bombing of the uss cole just makes my blood boil, how about yours.
Bill Freer <nuthouse719@aol.com>
wenonah, nj USA - Saturday, October 14, 2000 at 06:16:17 (PDT)


Dear fellow crew members, after reading the log book, there a whole lot of the early 90's members I noticed here and a ton of those not here. SHOUT OUT!!! BOATS' BM1 Ford, hope your still kicking man!, BMC Rich SALVIK WAHTS UUPPPPPPP!!! (hey i was the only wacked out SN to go over the edge in PNSY and paint the ship from the water line up on a sunday on a friggin JLG, after partying at the bar by the main gate to the shipyard!!!thanks for that memory!!!) and of course there is Chief Cole. Ok now for the names that i remember that I saw in the log, OS3 Griffin, WAVY DAVIE Jones, "WALLY" Mathews, Jimmy "MAC DADDY",Dan THE MAN Smalt, HEY ERIC IN SARASOTA (I'm the OTHER FITZ in Lakeland). Now for the gut twister, CMC{SS/SW} was who ?? i think he rode the boat to de-comm if i remember right.... of course the favorite MAA at the time i think he was a SM1??, yeah, that guy! Hey any other guys looking in here from Deck Div while we where in PNSY & on CNOPS??? OOOOO I cant forget Chief PEREZ!!!!! WUSUP.also there were a few really cool yoemans that hung out in Deck Berthing (remember the FARM VIDOES????) NOW here something to reflect on, I have a few pictures of the ole boat from the Father/Son Cruise after we pulled out of PNSY and went out to the VA CAPE's for a run up before we left to the Cribbean, I hope to have those scaned as soon as I pull them out of stowage (hopefully with in the next 4 weeks before Thanksgiving... I think I have some pic's of you guys to!!!! I will post here to let you know where to go gettem (probably from my server) I will bookmark this page AGIAN since the last PC took a dump on me. Also Thanks to the RM's who put up with my M.A.R.S. RADIO MOUTH!!!!PEACE AND SALUTATIONS HEY CMDR HUBBARD can be found here: http://www.hubbards.org/tom hope to hear from some of you!!! AOLIM Screen Name: CowboyFL MSN Screen name: kd4efm
Evans F. Mitchell (former SN "Mitch") Deck Div. 91' to 93' and out at 94' <kd4efm@hotmail.com>
Lakeland, Fl USA - Friday, October 13, 2000 at 21:52:01 (PDT)


It was the best of times;It was the worst of times.....yes i am waxing poetic in my old age. has it been so long? YES! Some props for everybody in CA div.( yes even Denny who was anti-smoking 10 years before the rest of the planet!!)you guys made it fun. 12hr watches anyone?? anyone??? (lol)looking for anyone from 84 - 89 to drop me a line and give me the dirt. Strumming my 6 string in florida. btw - sure would like to get a copy of the cruise book from the 87 med cruise ( i'm sure everyone remembers why!) also looking for a copy of the photo that was taken of the crew and that HUGE flag!!!!!!!) any help would be great. you guys were/are the best. SALUTE!
Ted Cronk (fmr TM2 ) 84 -89 <TCronk6976@aol.com>
Melbourne, fl USA - Thursday, October 12, 2000 at 14:58:01 (PDT)


Hi, to all that served on board from 78-80. I was in deck div. Worked on and drove the small boats. Had a blast doing ship to shore, ship to ship transfers. I'm lucky to have survived some of my experiences while on board. Guess you could say I was knocked to my senses. Thanks to the the Doc. that stitched up the back of my head. Had some good times and learned alot. Good luck to everyone that served on board. Jim
James Riddle <riddljam@aol.com>
Sacramento, CA USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 05:41:05 (PDT)


HERE'S A FEW PAUL CARROL MISSED - TRADEWINDS, THE HELM, THE DRYDOCK, CLANCY'S A-GO-GO, KNICKERBOCKERS, BLUE-JACKETS INN, THE SHACK, THE CAVE.....BOONDOCKERS, GIG-LINE, CHOW LINE, SWEEPERS, QUARTERS, REVELEE, TAPS, NOONERS, PMS, CHITS, BLUE JACKETS MANUAL, RACKS, VIRGINIA ARRIVING, VIRGINIA DEPARTING. FEEL FREE TO ADD TO THE LIST... ALSO, DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE BAR OUTSIDE OF GATE 25 (DOWN THE ROAD ABOUT 1/8 OF A MILE ON THE LEFT, IT WAS REAL HOLE IN THE WALL BUT IT WAS THE CLOSEST BAR TO THE BASE).
Eric Tennett <etennett@hotmail.com>
Cranston, RI USA - Friday, October 06, 2000 at 12:39:08 (PDT)


Hello again. I'm still looking for a former OS named Steve Crockett. He was on your ship sometime around '79-'80. He transferred over from the USS America. If anyone knows of him, please drop me a line. Thanks.
Art Altenbach <norvamap@aol.com>
Neptune, NJ USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 19:30:32 (PDT)


I know, it was Oct 23,
Stephen Mansfield <Fuzzysteve@aol.com>
Long Branch , NJ USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 07:43:24 (PDT)


Hi shipmates, most of the post here are about all the laughs, as it should be. I hope you will indulge me this one memory of about how good we really were. It’s the finest compliment I ever heard Virginia receive. I was part of the recovery team Virginia sent ashore when the Marine barracks were blown up on Oct 24 ’83. It was the longest 18 hours of my life. The next day when we were waiting for a chopper to take us back to the ship, a few of us were standing around an old oil drum. A marine walks up and reads our ball caps and then asks if we’re from the Virginia. We say yes. He tosses a six-pack with 2 beers missing up on the drum and throws some MRE’s on it too. He tells us his unit, it was one of the artillery batteries, he says, “I know it’s not much, but it’s what we’ve got. We know who has our FSA (Fire Support Area)and we all want you. Your rounds are on time and on target, you’re the best. This is just are way of saying thanks”. There is nothing any Admiral could ever say about my ship that could fill me with more pride then what the Marine said. Remember, this was the real deal, we were shooting, men were dieing and these Marines wanted us to cover their asses. Gentlemen we were the best. Some day I’ll tell about the Doc and HM1 Fry, they were the ONLY trained medical personnel on the beach for the first 6 hours that day. Think of the Okalahoma bombing with one Doctor and paramedic. That’s another story for another day Fair winds and clam sea my friends.
Stephen Mansfield <Fuzzysteve@aol.com>
Long Branch , NJ USA - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 17:41:01 (PDT)


Birds Away!!!! Dud misfire ...smoke on the rail...the target turned inbound for another run and we had another bird on the rail on the alternate launcher....i said "fire"...John said to me "Chief are you sure"...I said "Fire"...John Fired..."Swoosh"!!! Birds Away!!!!!!.... Mark India!!!...we missed, but very close. That was the last launch off the Virginia. John/Mike pulled the trigger. Terry/Davy tracked the target. You were the Best!!! John, Mike, Terry, Davy, Brian....If it flies it dies!!!! Too bad the launchers were always broke. Funny... I am still working on Missiles, Minuteman, Trident II, and now NMD....Birds Away!!!!!!!!!!!!
Curtis Mitchell <Kurtism123@yahoo.com>
Los Angeles, Ca USA - Thursday, September 28, 2000 at 13:09:18 (PDT)


Hello to all of you former Virginia sailors. It's great to see all of the responses and sae stories on this web page. I hope we can all get together and swap lies some day. I'd like to hear from some of you pre-comm crew guy's so feel free to drop me a line.
John E. Haney <JOHNEHAN@aol.com>
Houston, TX USA - Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 10:12:54 (PDT)


Hi guys it's been awhile since I frist posted a note, I thought I put up a new one for any old friends that won't read back a year or so. If you know me drop me a line I'd love to hear from you. DS3/DSSN Mansfield, CD div. Mar '83 to Aug '87. I do miss the old girl.
Stephen Mansfield <Fuzzysteve@aol.com>
Long Branch, NJ USA - Monday, September 25, 2000 at 14:10:30 (PDT)


I can't believe this site has been here for 4 years and I'm just finding it. Hello nukes '87-91.
Leo M. Mincks <minkster@iastate.edu>
Ames, IA USA - Thursday, September 14, 2000 at 18:08:19 (PDT)


Hello there, I am an NROTC cadet at the NROTC Unit Stationed at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. I am working on a platform briefing on the Virginia Class of CGN's and it would be helpful to have a visual as I conduct my briefing. Does anyone know where I can find a model of the USS Virginia or one of the Virginia class? I looked into the model listed on the website and it is too difficult and time consuming for my skill level. Does anyone know where I can find a more simple model? Thanks so much for your help. Very Respectfully, MIDN Kevin J. Burel, USNR
MIDN Kevin J. Burel, USNR <KJB5@georgetown.edu>
Washington, DC USA - Tuesday, September 12, 2000 at 06:37:16 (PDT)


This past weekend I came across this site while surfing. What a memory jog - stuff I’d long forgotten years ago. I'm Randy Sorensen and I was on the Virginia from September 1975 to August 1978. I came right after it was reclassified from a Frigate (DLGN) to a Cruiser (CGN). I remember the old building on 33rd and West in Newport News that we worked out of before moving onto the ship later. I was in L division. My rate was EM2, the only Electrician ELT that the ship had - perhaps ever had? I left in August 1978 the day after Captain Davis was relieved by his successor. When Plank Owners left the ship for the last time, they were “gonged” off - I was gonged off twice because the first time the PA wasn’t turned on topside, so they did it again for me to make it sure I could hear it myself. I remember the sea trials, the many weekend cruises in the early days, trips to the Virgin Islands and Rosey Roads. Of course the Commissioning ceremony, which was 24 years ago today (checked my Commissioning Book to make sure). Operation Shamrock (3/17/78) when we shot missiles for Jimmy Carter while he watched from the flightdeck of the Ike. A real dog and pony show - I was stationed out of sight on the far side of the 01 level, a part of a “security” force with orders to “cold cock” anyone who might want to come out and disrupt the proceedings. Many people on the ShipMateList I remember including Dave Reynolds my first CPO and Keith Bersticker my first CRA. And others too numerous to list. A great site!
Randy Sorensen <randallsorensen@cs.com>
Phoenix, AZ USA - Monday, September 11, 2000 at 15:02:05 (PDT)


this is a cool site
Lachlan Morris <loxmorris@hotmail.com>
Adelaide, SA Australia - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 20:40:19 (PDT)


MY NAME IS PAUL CARROLL, I WAS IN DECK DIVISION FROM 83-85 AND CA DIVISION FROM 85-89. SOME OF MY SPECIAL MEMORIES INCLUDE MED CRUISE 83 AND 87, CARRIBEAN, SOUTH AMERICA, GITMO (2) PUERTO RICO (2) GITMO BRIG, MESS CRANKING 3 TIMES, XO CHAPMAN(WHAT A JERK) CAPT VOORHEIS(COOL DUDE) TEASING THE HOOKERS IN CARTAHEGNA(OR HOWEVER IT IS SPELLED)BLUE AND GOLD WATCHES IN SONAR CONTROL FORGETTING THE COMBO TO THE CIC DOOR, GQ'S, ROVER WATCHES,FREAKING WORKING PARTIES/TRASH 10 FEET DEEP AT MIDSHIPS/LOSING BASKETBALLS OVER THE SIDE/LIBERTY BOATS/THE GREEN WHEEL,SILVER SADDLE, AND THE BRASS RAIL(WHAT A REDNECK I WAS)MILITARY CIRCLE MALL/ AND THE HITS JUST KEEP ON COMING. iF I LEFT ANY THING OUT, PLEASE FORGIVE ME, I WAS DRUNK MOST OF THE TIME. A SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE COMBAT SYSTEM SUPER MEN WHO MADE VIRGINIA THE GREATEST TIME OF MY LIFE. TO CARZON PATRICK WHO TOOK A CHANCE ON ME COMING OUT OF DECK DIVISION, I DONT KNOW IF I EVER PROPERLY THANKED YOU. TO ALL OF THOSE YAHOOS IN CD DIV, JIM MURRAY, STEVE MANSFIELD, JIM SILLS, BRETT, PADGETT,AND TONY. I HOPE YOU ARE ALL DOING WELL. CA DIVISION JACK BRYSON, KEVIN LILLY, FRANK ROUBAL, DENNY WRIGHT, DERRICK SMITH, PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW THING ARE. ANY ONE ON BOARD FROM 83-89 IN THE TAMPA AREA, LET ME KNOW, WE CAN TALK OVER OLD TIMES. SORRY TO SEE THE OLD GIRL GO, I GOT TO SEE HER JUST BEFORE THE FAITHFUL TRIP DOWN THE ELIZABETH RIVER. GOODBYE, YOU WILL BE MISSED
Paul Carroll <stonecold33771@yahoo.com>
Holiday, FL USA - Wednesday, September 06, 2000 at 18:01:46 (PDT)


Served onboard from 1-85 to 12-89 last two years as LPO of the IC Shop
Kevin Kupczynski <kkupczynski@yahoo.com>
Duluth, MN USA - Saturday, September 02, 2000 at 14:51:19 (PDT)


Hey, just wanted to say hi to everyone. I served from 92-94 in CE DIV. I was one of the 48 techs. If anyone knows how to get ahold of William Pouge, please let me know..
Joe DeSalvo Jr <sabotage181@home.com>
Ogden, Ut USA - Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 21:19:38 (PDT)


ATTENTION TO COMBAT! DR DIRT IS BACK IN THE HOUSE!!!I served on the ship from 1980 to 1985. Met the ship at DIEGO GARCIA,and never left. I'm looking for some of my OS buddies OSC BOSS HOGG HALL, Steve Langell, Bruce Day,Timbo JOE KLOOK,Scrunch,EW'S Vandergiesen, Max Day GOD the fun I had up in combat Making CMDR WARE laugh so hard he fell out of his chair,telling mr HARRIS I was the computer repair man, with a fire ax, sleeping behind the trasc sup's console during gq drils. Write soon BOBBY
ROBERT VOLKERT <CMFE12@AOL,COM>
SYKESVILLE, MD USA - Friday, August 25, 2000 at 08:22:18 (PDT)


Greetings! Does anyone know if a cruise book was made for the 1990/1991 cruise/war/mainshaft bearing replacement? I have books from 87 and 89 but would love to see if there is one for 91. Please email or call 941 742-2773. Thanks, Fitz
J. Eric Fitzgerald <j.eric.fitzgerald@tropicana.com>
Bradenton, Fl USA - Tuesday, August 22, 2000 at 06:34:25 (PDT)


GREAT SITE.IT BROUGHT BACK SOME FOND MEMORIES,ALL THE BEST, SHIPMATES.
scanlon,danny <scan7173@webtv.net>
BRONX, NY USA - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 20:03:08 (PDT)


GREAT SITE.IT BROUGHT BACK SOME FOND MEMORIES,ALL THE BEST, SHIPMATES.
scanlon,danny <scan7173@webtv.net>
BRONX, NY USA - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 19:57:19 (PDT)


Anybody got stuff from USS ARKANSAS CGN-41? I help at Jefferson County Museum, Pine Bluff, AR They have the coolest war room. GOT ANY photo's of CGN-41 ??? contact dinwiddi@seark.net
David Dinwiddie <dinwiddi@seark.net>
Pine Bluff, AR USA - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 17:04:55 (PDT)


Hello
Anthony Keenan <discsaber@yahoo.com>
Drogheda, Ireland - Friday, August 11, 2000 at 05:06:15 (PDT)


HEY YOU OLE SWABBIES FROM '77-'82 WHERE ARE YOU GUYS AT? WAS IN A-GANG FOR 5 YEARS EAO1,EAO4,EAO5 YOU NAME IT WORKED WITH GUYS LIKE KEN PROKOP,DOVEL BROTHERS LT SIZERT (THE SHORT GUY) SAW SOME OLD NAMES ON THE DECK LOG NOT MANY FROM WAY BACK? WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OF CREW MEMBERS THAT WHERE ON DURING MY TOUR(WAS A GOOD ONE) GUYS FROM A-GANG HUNG TIGHT WORKED HARD PLAYED HARDER........CHECK BACK SOON.MM2 RUE
JAMES A RUE <THNDRBRD58@AOL.COM>
RAHWAY, NJ USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 18:44:23 (PDT)


FOUND A FEW FAMILIAR NAMES AND E-MAIL ADDRESS. HOPE TO TALK TO SOME OF YOU GUYS SOON.ENJOYED THIS SITE, THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE MORE OF YOU OUT THERE FROM CIC WITH ADDRESS. E-MAIL ME IF YOU CAN..LATER TODD
TODD NICHOLS <tandt@dixie-net,com>
TUPELO, MS USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 18:19:55 (PDT)


Great site. Although my time on the Virginia was short, I hang on to the positive things she brought me. I will never forget the feeling of being at sea and going up to the fantail to watch the sunset
michael broer <mbroer@lincon.com>
chicopee, ma USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 10:08:14 (PDT)


this is a very interesting site
jeffrey alkins <jjalkins@aol.com>
holley, ny USA - Wednesday, August 02, 2000 at 07:35:09 (PDT)


If anyone is looking for a Virginia ballcap the site: www.soldiercity.com has the regular ones and special ones. resonably priced also
Patrick Moylan <moylan@bnl.gov>
Long Island, NY USA - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 11:53:12 (PDT)


Hey if anyone is looking for a Virginia hat or shirt you can get one at: www.soldiercity.com
Patrick Moylan <moylan@bnl.gov>
USA - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 10:27:13 (PDT)


Just checking in yet again. I seem to keep getting drawn back to the site. Best tour of duty I had in my 20 yrs. George Davis and XO McKechney were one of the finest CO/XO teams I served under. Lots of good memories!!!!
John Horan <jhoranjr@aol.com>
Middletown, RI USA - Sunday, July 30, 2000 at 04:14:12 (PDT)


HELLO SHIPMATES, I WAS THE SHIP'S SECRETARY WHEN YOU WAS BEING CUT-UP AND WHEN THE TOOK HER AWAY FOR GOOD. NOW I AM OUT HERE IN WASHINGTON STATE AT WHIDBEY ISLAND NAVAL AIR STATION WHERE THE BROUGHT HERE TO LAY TO REST. I AM GLAD I HAD FOUND THIS WEB SITE. I WAS ON HER FROM AROUND 1993 TIL THE END, SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I SURE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A REUNION THAT WOULD BE GREAT. GREAT SITE, KEEP IT GOING.
YN1(SW) DALTON <jdgonefishing@netscape.net>
Oak Harbor, WA USA - Friday, July 28, 2000 at 15:57:17 (PDT)


Friends, For those of you that served onboard Virginia from 89-91, I learned today that our XO, CDR Bill McBride passed away this year on 4/18. His obituary is listed in the Navy Times edition for 7/31. I was the Supply Officer while Bill was XO. Bill was a good friend. For those of you that had a chance attend 8 o'clock reports when we were at sea during Bill's tour, we usually came out of there with red faces from laughing so hard. My best memory of Bill is an evening when I was coming into the wardroom for 8 o'clock reports and proceeded to land on my rear because the floor had just been waxed. Bill held up a hand written 10 to presumably score my landing, as if it were an Olympic event. I think I proceeded to tell him what he could do with it, but we all had a good laugh. We'll all miss you Bill.
Chuck Bloom <bloomch@aol.com>
Williamsburg, VA USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 19:17:32 (PDT)


Served from '83-'87., M-1 Division
Brent Henderson <huskshep@aol.com>
Poquoson, VA USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 08:01:55 (PDT)


Great site Joel. I ran into Sparta Cagle and he told me about it. Lepage, good story on Mickey D's. I am out of the navy, left after making MMC, 16 years. Have my own firm now. I speak regularly with Dave Stitt. He is doing well and is now an MMC. Anyhow, it was nice seeing alot of old names, thanks,
Bill Ferguson <bferguson@eam-solutions.com>
Atlanta, GA USA - Saturday, July 22, 2000 at 14:39:50 (PDT)


Wow! It was great to find this site. So many memories of this ship and my shipmates. I served onboard during 79-83 in R-Division. Was privileged to be part of the first shellback ceremony held on-board Virginia, 23 April 1980. Was also privileged to serve with one of the finest crews in Naval history. Too many memories to start recalling them all here but I do remember many, many helo ops, vert reps, DCC watches and Subic Bay, Aug 80. The best port visit we ever made. ( If you missed that one, you missed a classic naval port visit by 400 or so sea-glazed 'Thirsty' squids ) Its great to see that some of my shipmates in R & A division have also made it here. I was saddened to learn of this great ships fate. But I figured she wasn't still in commission. Would love to hear from any shipmates that may happen by. Sail on Virginia!
Scott Huffman <Scott.Huffman@rich.frb.org>
Richmond, VA USA - Thursday, July 20, 2000 at 11:02:45 (PDT)


hello i was OS3 Griffin, onboard from 91-94. i am looking for anyone who has some video of that storm we went thru in '93. i think it was on the way back from counter-narcotics duty. thanks and reply to oceanlfgrd@yahoo.com
james griffin <oceanlfgrd@yahoo.com>
USA - Tuesday, July 04, 2000 at 11:11:52 (PDT)


GREETINGS, SHIPMATES, CAN YOU BELIEVE WHATS BECOME OF OUR GIRL? I WAS FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN ASSIGNED TO VIRGINIA AS A BOATSWAINMATE FROM 10/83 - 05/87, THERE WAS NEVER A FINER CREW NOR SHIP TO SHIFT COLORS, I ALWAYS FELT SECURE KNOWING THAT VIRGINIA WAS STEAMING ALONG HAPPILY SOMEWHERE IN THE WORLD, THE PICTURE OF HER SITTING THERE TIED UP STRIPPED OF HER SUPERSTRUCTURE IS QUITE HARD TO TAKE, IS SHE STILL TIED UP IN WASHINGTON...OR NO?... THE VIRGINIA SPIRIT AND ATTITUDE LIVES ON... ewh
E W HOOPER <chevail@msn.com>
PHILADELPHIA, LA USA - Saturday, July 01, 2000 at 17:40:38 (PDT)


Plank owner and pre-com crew. Was in two-plant mostly. I remember cheeseburgers from the Jeffson Inn, shooting ourself in the foot(figuratively), testing the new "Boomerang Missle", four m-div chiefs carrying the MPA back from cinderella liberty in St. Croix, Tony Vargas plus Tom Philpot equals one evaporator watch, oh yeah, spring-break in Ft. Lauderdale. It was colder than a well-digger's ass and nobody was on the beach. Great seeing some familiar names and stories.
Bill "Buck" Buckmiller <Bucko one@aol.com>
West Hartford, CT USA - Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 11:13:10 (PDT)


It is great to see so many logging in. If anyone knows the where-abouts of A and R div precom crew tell them to log on and check this site out. It would be great ot hear from them. Sail on shipmates, sail on.
Dan Shroy <lcbaptch@candw.ky>
Cayman Islands, B.W.I. - Friday, June 09, 2000 at 06:20:38 (PDT)


Does any one remember the wonderful day downsouth during missleop when they left one boatload of us on St. Thomas for the day. I can still see the boat going out to sea while a few of us wer setting on the dock drinking rum and coke.
Booboo Rees <lakoda55@gateway.com>
Mansfield, La. USA - Tuesday, June 06, 2000 at 19:01:57 (PDT)


Goon Bucket 82-85 Howdy to all you glow in the darks! I thought they made razor blades out of old ships. Hoser where is you? Toby? St. T Bomber runs!
Jim Grant <kennebagoj@earthlink.net>
Longmont, Colorado USA - Monday, June 05, 2000 at 16:34:33 (PDT)


Served as Combat Systems MCPO from 87 to 90. I had a real good tour and my experiences on board helped ne get my current job which is teaching Advanced Tomahawk at Dam Neck. Other than that I'm enjoying life living out in the woods in Carolina
Dave Sell <ldsell@inteliport.com>
South Mills, NC USA - Wednesday, May 31, 2000 at 08:46:41 (PDT)


I was assigned to the Pre-Com Unit and then aboard VIRGINIA from 75-79. Started out in the ship's office and then was assigned to the Weapons Department under the tutelage of LCDR Maddux. Have been looking for a way to get in touch with some of the old crew like Corky Armendariz, Gunner Battle, STG2 Hanshaw and the sonar gang. The early crew had a lot of good time, especially on the trips to FT Lauderdale during spring breaks. Ya'll drop a line if you get time.
Chuck Skidmore <yncusn@bellatlantic.net>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Wednesday, May 24, 2000 at 19:57:07 (PDT)


Just like to say to the people who set this up--thank you. It brings back memeories that I can visualize from the good to the bad. it lets me back to a time where I was happy and alive and with people that I call friends (although I bet some don't). Again thank you...
David Jones <djones4_98@yahoo.com>
Henderson, NC USA - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 19:56:22 (PDT)


Served on board the PIG from 1990 to 1994 and decomm as MK74 Radar guru along with the others (Herman, CRAZY Terry Whitt, MACDADDY Mcmillian, et al). I always wondered what happened to the guys from the Virginia and now I know. That was the real Navy, and I don't miss it for the world (oh okay so I do miss the haircuts by Crawford but who knew--john knew the little bastard). If ya'll think it was bad then, you should try it now. Now I'm a Navy Recruiter and this sucks (damn should have taken the maintenace billet at Wallops Island). That was, I think, the best four years of my Navy life and to be honest, I do miss it. We all had some good times with some good friends, and I miss it all. Oh for you NUKES. Anyone know what happened to ET1 Gumina. If anyone wants to email me to remember the times, do so. And I think a reunion is in order. Just email all to let us know when and where (maybe when the new Virginia is commissioned we should get together). Until the PEACE.
David Jones <djones4_98@yahoo.com>
Henderson, NC USA - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 19:33:46 (PDT)


Anybody know the where-abouts of Mike Stanley, A-gang 1977-1979.
Jim Udell <jjudell@pro-ns.net>
Champlin, Mn USA - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 16:55:30 (PDT)


This is my second visit to this page. Sure do enjoy the visit! I was a nuke fron '80 to '84. Now still in nuclear power in the civilian world. Life is good! I've been able to get in touch with some old buddies here. Keep signing that Log Book! Bob
Bob Iliff <riliff@earthlink.net>
Gales Ferry, CT USA - Monday, May 22, 2000 at 08:40:26 (PDT)


I am the Chief Of the Boat of the new attack submarine USS Virginia (SSN-774) and I'm looking to establish ties to past Virginia Sailors, especially the Command Master Chiefs. Please drop me an E-mail and we can get the newest Virginia Sailors connected to the more senior Virginia Sailors.
Casey L. White <auxiliarym@aol.com>
Gales Ferry, CT USA - Tuesday, May 16, 2000 at 16:30:12 (PDT)


I was just looking for a friend of mine, Isaac Mastel, in Virginia. Can't seem to find him.
Mekaela Nichols <mekaela.caleb@gateway.net>
San Antonio, TX USA - Friday, May 12, 2000 at 10:44:22 (PDT)


I am seeking infor about the USS Virginia of Wi=orld War I.It was stationed in Boston where my father joined up aboard ship. Also the USS Georgia of WWI
jim joyce <gyminyj@aol.com>
danvers, MA USA - Sunday, May 07, 2000 at 17:51:40 (PDT)


Just checking back in. Was GMG2 when we shot ourselves, forward starboard break door. Gary McBrayer (BCO) had a ringside seat up on the 01 level forward. I had never before (nor since) heard anyone verbally overload a sound powered phone!!!!! And we never did totally trust those firing cutout cams thereafter!!!
John R. Horan Jr. <jhoranjr@aol.com>
Middletown, RI USA - Wednesday, April 19, 2000 at 02:41:33 (PDT)


Greetings and salutations to all. Looking to here from Nukes from 89-92, especially M-Divers. Bilbo, Bo, Dixson, Fathead, you know how you are.
Steve Huber <shcgn38@aol.com>
Carmel, NY USA - Tuesday, April 11, 2000 at 20:16:40 (PDT)


I was a CIWS Tech 90-94. Just checking in with some of the most insane people I have ever known. I wouldn't trade you for the world. FC1(SW) "Wally" Matthews
Leo Matthews <the5matthews@earthlink.net>
Newport News, VA USA - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 14:25:26 (PDT)


83-85 E-Div. Its amazing what you can find on the Web. The Virginia was a greate ship and I was saddened to hear about the de-commission. ENS Eyer - us cranks never did put anything in your food (but we did talk about it an awfull lot). We actually thought you were pretty cool. But LTJG Brown - how were those mashed potatoes? Maybe someday we can have a reunion. Til then - Godspeed.
Eric Tennett <etennett@hotmail.com>
Cranston, RI USA - Friday, April 07, 2000 at 09:20:38 (PDT)


It was a pleasure to find this web site and see all the people who served aboard the Virginia. I served on her from 83-85. Those were the days! Still waiting for Hubert to check in. Where are you Hubert? I figure you might have made made to BM3 by now! Godspeed. Eric Tennett
Eric Tennett <etennett@hotmail.com>
Cranston, RI USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 08:39:20 (PDT)


Glad to see the web page! How have you guys been?!
Gerry Maddock (MAD-DOG)MM3 A-GANG <gerrym@futuremetals.com>
Ft. Lauderdale, Fl USA - Wednesday, March 22, 2000 at 07:44:55 (PST)


Great to see some familier names, served on board the ship from 86 to 90 any fellow a gangers write me thx
Chuck Metzer MM2 A-GANG <metzerfamily@yahoo.com>
mayville , ny USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 18:39:29 (PST)


PLEASE CHANGE NEW E MAIL ADDRESS THANK YOU FROM CO DIV GMG3MCALISTER
JIMMY MCALISTER <JIMMYMAC_48045@YAHOO.COM>
HARRISON TWSP, MI USA - Saturday, March 18, 2000 at 13:13:33 (PST)


Please look into my web site www.napoli.com/ruocco and click on Tony references letters and plaque you will see something interesting regarding the USS VIRGINIA. Please keep in touch Tony Ruocco
Tony Ruocco <navytours@synapsis.it>
naples, italy Italy - Wednesday, March 08, 2000 at 08:30:22 (PST)


HELLO TO ALL THIS IS GM1(SW)JAMIERSON( DUROCK ) I SERVED ON THE VIRGINIA FROM AUG 84 TO APRIL 89. IT WAS GOOD TO KNOW THEY HAD A WEBSITE . TIM SEXTON TOLD ME ABOUT IT.IF I RUN INTO ANY OTHER PEOPLE I WILL LET THEM KNOW. I MISS THE VA ALOT IF SHE WAS STILL AROUND TODAY I WOULD GO BACK. THESE SHIP'S TODAY CANNOT COMPARE TO THE SHIP OR THE CREWS THAT WE HAD. DROP ME A LINE SOMETIME AT durockj@aol.com LATER YOU GUYS TAKE CARE.
DAVID B. JAMIERSON <durockj@aol.com>
virginia beach, va USA - Tuesday, March 07, 2000 at 14:55:33 (PST)


Hello commishioning crew.Ty is still alive I am a plank owner assinged to R division sorry to fid out she was decommisioned some one get in touch with me HT3 godby gravedigger43@aol.com
tyrone godby <gravedigger43@aol.com>
hamilton, nj USA - Sunday, March 05, 2000 at 10:22:41 (PST)


I served on the USS Viginia from Oct. 90 to her decomissioning. I was a DS2 in CE division. I'm glad to see that someone created a way for everyone to keep in touch.
Averett Thompson <athompso@comptek.com or awnt@aol.com>
Tampa , Fla USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 14:43:25 (PST)


Hello to all, I was in here before and so was DOC Kevin Occonnor, I dont understand what happened. Anyways Im back and all for a reunion. I was onboard fm may 89 to jun 92. During Desert storm and when we destroyed a greek fishing boat, Gary Voorhees was the CO, my wife dottie was also the Unbudsman, best 3 years of my Navy career.
Roy Vexler. HMCS (SW) Ret <stang93man@aol.com>
Chesapeake, va USA - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 13:36:10 (PST)


Some of the best memories of the Navy I have happened while on the Virginia. Served from 1986-1989. In my experience there were never a better group of ET's than CE division during that time. Retired in 1993 after four years of recruiting duty. Would like to here from old shipmates and friends. Its sad to see the greatest cruiser in the Navy decommissioned.
Jim Putz <etcm.ss.sw.ret@alltel.net>
Crete, NE USA - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 08:20:06 (PST)


Very nice site! A real pleasure to discover it - an old friend told me of it, and the planned reunion. ['MAC' McDade finally told me of the site - took long enough!] MAC was RC div shortly after I left. I was the first RC Div LPO - served from 1974 thru 1977, when I left active service. Left as a ETCS, joined the reserves, and did another 18 years!! What didn't I learn the first time around? Retired a couple of years back as CWO4. I recall the day we shot ourself, and I recall the evening in St. Thomas when Capt. Davis made a regal entry - dress whites, no less - at the fancy restaurant [can't recall the name] overlooking the bay. What a sight it was, looking out at our ship there in the harbor while we tried hard to change the rather reserved clientel! Sure wish I could remember the name of the restaruant! Anyway, good time were had - and as one of the plank owners, who could forget our first roosie roads visit? Remember painting and replacing all those "DC" labels?
Larry McNeil <lrmcneil@att.net>
Marietta, GA USA - Wednesday, February 16, 2000 at 17:52:35 (PST)


It has been 13 years since I left the Navy. The memories, however, will last a lifetime. It was with a great sadness that I viewed the pictures of the Virginia being cut up for scrap. We worked hard during the 84-86 overhaul at NNSY to refit the ship. To see it all go down the drain so fast is a real waste. I will always be thankful for the great people that I got to know and work with on the Virginia.
Bill McKinney <billandtrudymckinney@worldnet.att.net>
Metairie, LA USA - Saturday, February 12, 2000 at 20:24:56 (PST)


This is about the third time that I have visited the web site. Nice to see people still checking in. Served aboard form June '81 til Dec.'84 in R-Div. Sorry to the guys in CC-13 (cht holding tank) we didn't design the ship we just tried to keep her going. Lots of memories good and bad, funny after time how the bad ones seem to fade leaving only the good. If any one knows were Scott (Buck) Huffman or Brian (Mac) McCauglin are let me know. Any one else want to drop a line feel free to.
Tim Rowlett <trowlett@tcworks.net>
Greenbrier, AR USA - Thursday, February 10, 2000 at 18:52:21 (PST)


PLANKOWNER OI Division 1975-1980 Good to see so many familiar names and remember the times (good and bad). My first ship. Had the distinction of seeing her come into service and attended the Decommissioning 2 years before I retired. How many remember the ship being blown away from Pier 12 NOB 2 days before commissioning with 2/3 the crew on the pier for Commissioning Practice? How about the Shore Power cable that exploded on the 01 level forward Weatherdeck the day before commissioning and badly burned the electrician checking it? The good times included the first deployment. Remember the picnic on the flight deck and the "Over the hump cake"? How about Athens and Alexandria. Memories!
H. Bruce Moon <Bruce.Moon@Home.com>
Virginia Beach, VA USA - Thursday, February 03, 2000 at 21:54:35 (PST)


Nice page guys. I didn't serve on the Virginia, but a friend of mine transferred over from the America around 1978-79. His name is Steve Crockett, and was an OS. He came from Louisiana. Does anyone have any idea what happened to him? Feel free to drop me a line if you have any info. BTW- if any are interested, check out the USS America page at: www.ussamerica.org. Thanks for your help!
Art Altenbach <norvamap@aol.com>
Neptune, NJ USA - Friday, January 28, 2000 at 17:10:40 (PST)


I'm a ole 60's submariner [USS Harder SS 568] Enjoyed comming on board your ship. Somewhat larger than my "boat" "Sea Power" that's where it's @ = Thank You-All B-ing there for me & us.
Archie McKay <HAMTMM@aol.com>
Brandon,, Ms USA - Thursday, January 27, 2000 at 14:49:49 (PST)


i think it is reprehensible that this great ship is out of commission! Great site, though.
Guy J. Giamporcaro <aphelion@twcny.rr,.com>
Rome, Ny USA - Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 10:54:19 (PST)


Has anyone heard from Derek Pickett since he moved? I miss his jokes Derek drop us a line let us know you are okay!
Patrick Moylan <moylan@bnl.gov>
USA - Wednesday, January 26, 2000 at 05:50:54 (PST)


Served on board from 88 - 91 in OT div. Was just thinking of the brawl in Crete, and how the 87' crew made our cruisebook boring. I have been free for 5 years now and have re-located to Denver. If you remember, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
Clif Morrow <cmo28@hotmail.com>
Denver, Co USA - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 09:31:17 (PST)


Great Site! I was an STG3 in CA division 78-81. Sad to see her looking like that today though. Anybody know where Wally (STG2 Herbert Wallace) is? It's good to see some names that I recognize!
Art Andreasen <aandreas@labelart.com>
Marlow, NH USA - Sunday, January 16, 2000 at 09:57:11 (PST)


Radioman 79-81
Vincent M. Diemert <BRZE@aol.com>
Mobile, AL USA - Thursday, January 13, 2000 at 10:20:20 (PST)


My god...they have computers in North Dakota???? Still hoping to hear more about the reunion so I can go back to Annebelles in Pembroke mall and get tossed out again...
J. Eric Fitzgerald <Sempervin@aol.com>
Sarasota, fl USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 14:38:28 (PST)


It is great to see so many of the plankowners logging in. I was in R Div. from 76 to 81. I would like to hear from any of you old turd chasers out there who remember me.
Dan Shroy <lcbaptch@candw.ky>
Cayman Islands, B.W.I. - Wednesday, January 05, 2000 at 14:22:06 (PST)


Glad to see that so many of us plank owners have survived. I was aboard pre comm from October 76 through commissioning. Went to AUTEC and Roosevelt Roads and then was in the yard at Portsmouth when I got off and out. I was an HM1 and probably took care of most of you turkeys at sick call. Anybody know anything of Dr. Esposito? Few people were aware that Capt. Davis restricted him to the ship for a few days after he mooned the British flagship in Roosevelt Roads!
Woody Woodrome <woodyww@worldnet.att.net>
Port Arthur, TX USA - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 09:26:19 (PST)


Hello to all! I just found this page and am glad to see so many people that I remember. I was on the Virginia from 3/88-8/89 as an HN. Please feel free to write. Thanks for all the great memories guys! Hope we can have a reunion soon. Fair winds and following seas shipmates!
Tony Barton <tonyb@inteliport.com>
Elizabeth City, NC USA - Sunday, January 02, 2000 at 22:54:05 (PST)



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