About this Blog

This Blog was established to remind present day USS Intrepid Former Crew Members and the General Public, to…’Never Forget Those Intrepid Former Crew Members Who Have Gone Before Us’ by making available the memory of the World War II Aircraft Carrier, U.S.S. Intrepid (CV-11), that served our country through three (3) tours in Vietnam. This Blog also includes other informative and relative and information.

We Will Never Forget Those Who Have Gone Before Us

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  1. Chuck Anderson

     /  October 20, 2012

    I enjoyed a wonderful trip to NYC to visit the “I” in June with my family, son, daughter’s and grandchildren. Had the VIP tour. Some of the comments from my family were, how could you all sleep in such close quarters–the ceilings are sure low and the stairs (ladders) are to steep and yes I did bang my head many times going through hatches.The tour guide was great even though he never served on the “I”. I served aboard the “I” after serving on the Tarawa (pushing planes on the flight deck) from Oct 52 to Aug 53. I receved orders to Airman school in Norman, OK then was sent to AO school in Jax,FL but after four weeks I decided I did not want to be an AO so I requested transfer back to the fleet. I was sent to NOB Norfolk for training (again) in fire fighting & damage control, than was assigned to an APL in Oct 53 with about 50 other precomissioning crew. My precomissioning assignment started out in the deep sink on the APL until a chief came in one day and wanted to know if anyone could type. Any thing was better then the deep sink. I was assigned to the Supply dept. typing up requests for aviation spares. After doing this for a few months I was promoted to AK3. Never saw it coming but was pleased that my hard work was rewarded (without an exam). Remainded in the S1A division until my transfer to NAAS Chincoteague, Va in Feb of 56. Other duty stations included FASRON 106; Argentia NFLD; VC-6 NAS Norfolk; NAS Cecil Field, Fla; NSD Argentia and NFLD Philadelphia Recruting District, Phila. Retired in ’71 as an AK1/RIC on recruiting duty in Dover Del.

    • Chuck, good to hear from you and I’m happy to hear your recent Intrepid tour was most gratifying. Please take note of the other posts that are available and particularly the one about Intrepid’s 70th Anniversary/Reunion/Cruise. Thank you for your support of my ‘Blog’.

  2. Mike the Greek. R-Div.

     /  November 5, 2012

    John Simonetti. I have the pc of captain Macri, how can I send it to You?

    • Mike…good to hear from you. If you can, please email the picture as a .jpeg file to cv11texfcm@gmail.com and thank you for your service and support of my blog.

      John Simonetti AMS3, V6 Div., ’61-’62 USS Intrepid Association, Inc. President ’03-’05

      On Mon, Nov 5, 2012 at 5:36 AM, A Former U.S.S. Intrepid (CV-11) Crew

  3. Mike the Greek. R-Div.

     /  November 7, 2012

    John Simonetti. I found the pc of captain Macri. How can I send it to u?

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  7. David Borland

     /  April 21, 2013

    I am enjoying the blogs!! Keep up the “GREAT WORK” hope to see you soon.
    Dave Borland S-4 Div. 62-64 Pittsburgh, Pa.

  8. Any sailors exposed to asbestos between 1973 through 1974 while removing floor tile on the Intrepid?


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