This page contains the various ships I was stationed on during my Navy career from 1977-1996


This is the USS Ranger CV-61. I was station on her from 1977 until 1979.




This is the USS Enterprise.  I was stationed on her from 1979 until 1981.




Then came the USS Juneau LPD-10.  I was attached to her from 1981 until 1983.


From there I went to the Navy Brig in San Diego and spent one year as a Corrections

Officer and 2 years a a Correctional Counselor.  Then it was back to sea for me.


Next was the USS Ramsey FFG-2.  I was on her from 1986 until we decomissioned

her in 1989.  She now rests on the bottom of the ocean having been used as a target

during Sinkex 2002.  Download the Movie of her demise.

 Sinkex 2002


Next came the Jolly "J" a tender.  Not sure why the detailer gods sent me there

I never asked for tender duty!  I spent 2 years on here from 1989 until 1991 when

I was due for shore duty again.  I was asked to go to FT. McClellan, Alabama as

an Instructor for the Correctional Counseling School.  While there I made Chief

Petty Officer and took over as course manager.  It was probably the best duty I had

as it changed my future and is why I now live in and love Alabama.  Well three years

passed by and it was time to head to sea again.  I was supposed to go to the USS England

CG-22 when I got a call from the XO that they had received their Decommissioning



So I ended up on the USS Anchorage LSD-36.  I spent the remainder of my

career there from 1993 until I retired January 1, 1996.