44. Task Group 77.7 1976

USS Ranger (CV-61) sails with Task Group 77.7 across the Pacific.



  1. Nice video, I served on the USS Preble DDG46 during this deployment.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    I’ve wanted to tell you over these years just how much you meant to me and the sailors that I worked with! You actually ruined me for other Captains because they never kept us informed the way that you did!

    Press On! Is a motto that is emblazoned on the heart of many sailors because of you Sir!

    You were my first ship’s Captain, and I will always be forever grateful to the universe for putting me under your command!

    I clearly remember you coming over the 1MC to tell us of Commander Ogle having to ditch and being picked up by ship’s rescue.

    I was proud to serve under your command Sir, and always will be.

    I wish I could have been at the 55th anniversary at Lemoore a few years ago, but work was in the way. I hope that I will meet you again in the near future. Press On!

    Charles Overby

    Ft. Collins, CO

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