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1958 Sara Med Cruise:
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01Feb-depart Mayport;  13-15Feb-Gibraltar;  18-28Feb Naples;  10-21Mar-Barcelona;  31Mar-10Apr Genoa;  17-25Apr Cannes;  02-08May Palma;  09-16May Barcelona;  25-28May Suda Bay;  10-16Jun Athens;  18-24Jan Rhodes;  01-15Jul Cannes



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1966 Sara Med Cruise:
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11Mar-depart Mayport;  17-20Mar-anchored off St. Thomas;  30Mar-Pollensa Bay, relieve USS Forrestal
1st port-Valletta, Malta;  2nd port-Thessaloniki, Greece;  3rd port-Istanbul, Turkey;  4th-port-Rhodes, Greece;  5th port-Naples, Italy;  6th port-Genoa, Italy;  7th port-Palermo, Sicily;  8th port-Taranto, Italy;  9th port-Athens, Greece;  10th port-Barcelona, Spain;  11th port-Palma, Spain
Pollensa Bay, turnover with USS Shangri-La,  and home to Mayport.



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CDR Robert A. Weenink (USN ret.)  Jul66 to Jan67 (AA-AN)
I reported to Sara, late July, 1966 fresh from boot camp and was assigned to V-3.  My total Navy sea duty consisted of the 6 months I spent on Sara.  I was transferred to school at NATTC, Memphis in Jan67.  After graduation I was stationed there as ships-company.  In Aug72 I transferred to San Diego leaving active duty in Dec73 as a TD2.
After completing college I stating a new career at Ford Motor in Dearborn.  I joined the Navy Reserve in 1980 as an ADJ1.  After earning my commission in 1981, I transferred to the Seabee Navy where I served until I retired in 2001.

 

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