USS Yosemite Association Online Request for Your Story

We want to capture your stories to preserve them for the future and share them now with the crew, family members, and US Navy sailors on our website. We are all connected to the USS Yosemite History. Our Association’s mission is to keep the USS Yosemite alive in the hearts and minds of Navy personnel and their families. Thus, we want to hear the many untold or undocumented stories before they are lost. Life is short, and every year our numbers decline. The sailors of the USS Yosemite are an essential asset and a living testimonial of our Naval History.

So, please don’t put off telling your stories, and please attend this year’s Reunion and connect with our Yosemite crew members, friends, and family. We want to hear from you. This year our goal is to continue to capture the stories and history of the “Busy Lady” and post them on our website and save these valuable stories for posterity before there are lost.

Each crew member has stories that they will never forget. They may have fond experiences or funny or interesting incidents that remain fresh in our minds after all these years. There may be great familiar stories already told many times at gatherings or reunions, but unrecorded that we must publish on this website.

Some stories we rarely speak about that are about the excitement of battle stations, the trauma of being at war, or sailing in an angry sea with waves 30 feet tall. What about those times aboard the Busy Lady that were boring and uneventful, and finishing the assigned job was all you thought about for days?

We are part of a shared history of the USS Yosemite, and when we tell our stories, the room lights up and triggers old memories to surface, and all of a sudden, in our mind’s eye, we are there on the deck with the smell of salt in a warm sea breeze hitting our face.

Think about some of the unique situations you were involved with sailors you worked with or knew. You must have some humorous stories, stories about your finest moment, stories about huge challenges you met; there are always stories about ports of call you visited with your buddies, etc.

Bring these stories to the Yosemite Reunion, and we will capture them and share them. Or even simpler, we can capture these stories right now by using the form below so that they can be read at our next Reunion and immediately published on this website.

Thank you all for your continued support.


Give Us Your Stories, and We will Keep Them as Value Treasures to Share with the World!

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