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What Commands/Squadrons were you with? *Notes* only choose RVAH-3 if you were squadron personnel, all others there for training select the RAG/FRAMP option, IF YOU SELECTED "OTHER" THEN YOU MUST ANSWER ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BELOW. BE SPECIFIC

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At 12:29pm on August 21, 2019, Donald Lee Frederking said…

Well it has been a long time since we last spoke, hope you are doing well, living the dream everyday. I have been asked by Lt. Nick Mergo's family for some help. He passed away and the wife is putting together a claim for exposure to A.O.. Do you happen to remember him or anything about his time he spent with us on the Ranger. ? I finally got my claim Granted and waiting for rating, sure takes a long time coming. Hope your are well and I will talk to you later. If you have any info please let me know. Thanks  Don 

At 4:55pm on January 3, 2018, Donald Lee Frederking said…

Russ, do you remember a Charles Knight?

I believe he is one of the guys I am looking for

At 4:24pm on April 1, 2017, Harvey ( Pete )Brestle said…

Russ, I don't know off I mentioned this to you before but the reason I asked for the date is because when the ship went into a turn because "man overboard" was called I happened to be in the shower and live steam came out of the shower head and burned me on my shoulder. I got to sick bay and was on a table with ice block on it. Commanders Werner and Russell came in and first thought I was the one. Almost immediately they brought you in and then and then I found out it was you. Looking through some old paperwork I found the paper work for no duty. You are correct on the date of 11-26-64. So happy when I finally found out you made it.  No one ever told us !!!!!

At 3:12pm on April 1, 2017, Harvey ( Pete )Brestle said…

Ed Elrod

At 3:11pm on April 1, 2017, Harvey ( Pete )Brestle said…

Hi Russ, I have been in touch with Ed World and he told me he had talked to you recently. I hope you can make the reunion in Pcola. Could you tell me the date you got hurt? I would like to talk to you when possible also.

At 10:14am on February 23, 2016, Donald Lee Frederking said…

Hey Russ, glad to hear you are well. Sorry to hear about you accident, I remember how dark it was up there at night. It is a wonder you stayed on the elevator and didn't roll off, they would never have found you. I was wondering if you remember any of the plane captains that were with us on the cruise. I have spoken to Bob Burlander and hope to find anyone that you may have been in contact with. Drop me a message when you get a chance.

Thanks  Don

At 8:22pm on February 19, 2016, v bedell said…
V bedell, I got your information from burlander, we have been talking on phone
A few times. I also have been in touch with
Pete karangis. Do you remember him
Rvah5 was a great squadron . I was in power plants. Spent a lot of time on flight deck also
At 7:58pm on February 19, 2016, v bedell said…
Hi Russ I served with You aboard uss ranger 1964 1965
I remember when you got hurt I never knew how you made out
Glad to here you are well
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