Share your memories of the USS Ranger

Chris Tucker of the Bremerton Patriot posted these fine photos of the USS Ranger’s departure from Bremerton on March 5.

Did you or a family member serve aboard the Ranger? Share your memories in the April edition of Veterans Life. Write, or mail to Herald, P.O. Box 278, Poulsbo, WA. 98370.

USS Ranger, CV-61, was commissioned in 1957 and served extensively in the Pacific, especially the Vietnam War, for which she earned 13 battle stars. Near the end of her career, she also served in the Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf.

USS Ranger appeared on television in “The Six Million Dollar Man” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” and in the films “Top Gun,” “Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home” and “Flight of the Intruder.”

USS Ranger was decommissioned in 1993. She is under tow to Brownsville, Texas, for scrapping.