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Name: John Eannetta
City: Concord
State/Province: CA
Country: United States
Sent: 01/06/2021 09:52:50 pm

Hello USS Nimitz, I am a prior Navy service member, USS Midway 1981-1983. I want to express my gratitude to all of you for what you do and your long deployments. I assure you there are plenty more Americans that feel the same way. I cannot thank you all enough.
John Eannetta (MM2)
Concord, CA

Name: David Monell
City: Kill Devil Hills
State/Province: NC
Country: USA
Sent: 01/01/2021 11:40:51 am

I never served on NIMITZ but I worked on her for numerous availabilities during her early years at Norfolk Naval and at Norfolk Naval Base when they were filming the movie, "The Final Countdown" on her. I later worked on her at Newport News for her re-fueling in 2001. As a retired civilian employee, I want to thank all of the sailors who have served on Nimitz since 1975 for their service and keeping America safe and free. Happy New Year to all.
Name: Harry Keenan
City: Jax
State/Province: Fla
Country: USA
Sent: 11/20/2020 07:29:42 pm

I often think back on my time aboard, and although I missed my family terribly, I am proud of the fact that I sserved here with my squadron on her first two Med cruises.

Harry Keenan
VA-82 (TAD IM-2 DIV. W/C 120)

Name: Stanley Rendowski
City: Tucson
State/Province: Arizona
Country: United States
Sent: 10/28/2020 11:57:55 am

The best first 4 years of my life in the navy, out of 21 years. Keep steaming on Nimitz.
Name: andy duran
Sent: 10/21/2020 03:47:32 pm

I'm trying to reach out to Lt. Valinsky of the Engineering Dept. I was an MM3, and served under his watch. Thank you. GO NAVY!
Name: alton wilcox
City: Irving
State/Province: Texas
Country: USA
Sent: 10/14/2020 10:02:36 am

A gang 1978-80 the never ending cruise

State/Province: FL
Country: United States
Sent: 09/11/2020 03:15:11 pm

uss nimitz june 1980-aug 1981
Name: Cliff Bowen
City: Newport News
State/Province: Virginia
Country: USA
Sent: 08/10/2020 09:20:59 am

I attended the ceremony to commission this great ship in Norfolk in May of 1975. Later, as an employee of NN Shipbuilding, I had the opportunity to work on the ship when she came into the yard for overhaul in 1983.

I was only 14 at the time of the commissioning but I got the chance to shake hands with President Ford and Admiral Rickover (who cursed at me for asking for his autograph). However, a very classy, elderly lady gently smacked the admiral on the arm and told him told to sign my program. He complied and I was grateful to this kind lady for intervening on my behalf. I was then told that this lady was Mrs. Douglas McArthur. She signed the program too but I have long since lost it. Can you confirm that Mrs. McArthur attended the ceremony? It is a great story and I want to have my facts straight, Thank you!

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