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Gary Matthees
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  • Plover, WI
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May 7, 1947
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At 1:40pm on May 1, 2017, Gary Wiggins said…

Happy Birthday you old fart!!!   I think I can get away with calling you an old fart since I am one too.

Gary Wiggins ATR-2

At 11:02pm on April 19, 2017, Gary Wiggins said…
If you want to converse by email I am at gary.wiggins@hotmail.com. I have already found two others that worked with me in the ASSC shop. I remember you and Lavarnway. I got out after my one hitch, went back to college and got my degree in EET. I have worked in electronics /communications my whole life. I was already married when in Heavy 12. Married for 12 years before we decided to have kids, wanted to get college out of the way and careers started strong. I have two married daughters and 5 grandkids. I am now retired and loving it. Living in the Atlanta area now and not planning on moving any time soon. Can hardly believe the wife and I have been married for 48 years. Drop me a line every once in awhile.
Gary Wiggins ATR-2
At 12:59pm on April 8, 2017, Douglas Moore said…


Put more than I probably should have in first response. My email is demoore47@gmail.com


At 6:49pm on November 3, 2015, Gary Wiggins said…


        I remember you and Lavarnway when in Heavy 12 aboard the Forrestal in the Med. and the America on the Westpac. I ran the SLR and IR benches in the ASSC shop. Let me know how it's going

Gary Wiggins

At 7:26pm on November 18, 2011, John Peluso said…

Hello Gary,

I got your name from Ron Lavarnway, and he asked if I remembered you from aboard the AMERICA on the WesPac Cruise in 1970. Seems we were all there at the same time. I still have the cruise book, so I will look up your photo. Can you tell me which unit you were in? I know it was R-12, but you were not a pod changer photo mate? :)

It is great to converse with old shipmates!


At 4:04pm on October 26, 2010, Ron Lavarnway said…
gary let me know if you got my last message I answered you back about Greg and sent pic
At 1:49pm on October 6, 2009, Ron Lavarnway said…
gary, received your message about meeting up with some of the guys sound like fun . I still live in atlsnta never left ga after albany. life been good for many years but this getting old is not all it's cracked up to be. still party way too much but what the hell only live once keep in touch
At 6:33am on October 5, 2009, Bob Marioni said…
Hi Gary, to leave a comment you have to click on the Leave Comment link above left here. Then when you finish typing click Add Comment on the bottom right. You can also click on you inbox below you rname on the upper right of your page.

You can create a message and send it to Ron directly.
At 12:15pm on September 17, 2009, Ron Lavarnway said…
gary were you in heavy 12 on uss america 1970

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