Gregory A. Sage, Navy

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  • Service BranchNavy
  • HometownOmaha
  • Home CountyDouglas County
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Gregory Allan Sage Sr. was born February 20, 1948 in Bloomfield, Nebraska at Aunt Bess and Swede Johnson’s house. He was the second son born to Ernest and Eunice [Cornish] Sage.

He weighed 110 pounds with blue eyes and light brown hair. Greg started school in a country school but attended Niobrara High School for his 4 years of high school, where he played football, lettered all four years, was in class plays, and still helped his family on the farm.

He met Linda Angel the day before his junior year and they dated for 2 years until both graduated in 1966. Greg worked in Omaha for 6 months before his enlistment into the Navy. His training was at Great Lakes Naval School before going onboard Evans. 

On his second leave he married Linda Angel on July 1, 1967. Ten months later he returned to Niobrara to meet his new son, Gregory Allan Sage Jr. The three of them moved to Long Beach, California where Greg was stationed for 10 months. Big brother Gary transferred to the USS Frank E Evans and moved in with Greg, Linda and Allan. It was wonderful to watch the 2 brothers talk, watch football, and we were just a big American family.

March 9, 1969, Gary, Greg, Linda and Greg Jr. drove back to Niobrara for a real family reunion. Kelly had just returned home from boot camp so the house jumped with excitement. Kelly Jo had to leave early that last Thanksgiving, little did we know that would be the last time we would all be together. June 3 the USS Frank E Evans was cut in half and we all lost our dreams. All 3 were gone.

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