'Roosevelt' and 'Gonzales' Perfect

What is the truth about US/NATO losses in the 'concluded' war against Yugoslavia? The president says the US and NATO lost only two over 30,000 SORTIES over a 2 and 1/2 month campaign. Meanwhile, rumors and reports continue to come in painting a far different picture.
During his June 7 appearance on the program, Chicago-based journalist Sherman Skolnick said he had received multiple, reliable reports from sources in Europe that the USS Gonzales had *possibly* been sunk and that the carrier Roosevelt had *possibly* been damaged and knocked out of action. This raised several complaints about Mr. Skolnick's statements from listeners. We have been endeavoring to research these reports ever since. Here are the results of our request for your help:
USS Gonzales
From: Dave < Subject: USS Gonzalez - No damage Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:01:13 -0300
Subject: Dear Amy I have a question about the Gonzales
Date: Tue, 22 Jun 1999 18:01:13 -0300
From: "xxx" < (name is on file)
I'm fine, the ship's fine. Where are you getting your info??? Right now we're sitting off the coast of Bermuda. No liberty boats so all we can do is sit here and wish we were on the island. Be home by Friday. Don't know if I'll have a phone hooked up or not. I'll call as soon as I do. I don't know anything about the party on the pier. I intend to walk off the brow, throw my stuff in the Jeep, jump on the back of a Harley, and take the long way home.
Cohen Stops In Spain To See USS Theodore Roosevelt
(we posted this two days ago on
ABOARD THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER THEODORE ROOSEVELT (Reuters) - U.S. Defence Secretary William Cohen on Sunday visited this big American warship in Spain, praising the crew's role in 11 weeks of NATO airstrikes that drove Yugoslavia to accept peace in Kosovo.
Cohen stopped at Palma on the island of Majorca en route home from a busy European trip, which included a stop in Kosovo, to visit the Roosevelt docked in the harbour.
The Roosevelt was making a port call after steaming the Adriatic, where U.S. Navy pilots dropped laser- and satellite- guided bombs on targets in Serbia.
``I wanted to come here to express my appreciation for what an incredible job you have done, for what you do day in and day out,'' he told the crew.
On Saturday, Cohen became the first senior U.S. official to visit Kosovo since the air war began. He met with U.S. Marines and army airborne troops in the American peacekeeping sector of southeast Kosovo.
The secretary, who also visited a refugee camp in Macedonia, where he was cheered repeatedly by ethnic Albanians who were driven from their country by Serb forces,'' said, ``yesterday was a very memorable moment for me.''
``To see the gratitude of the people who have been liberated from one of the greatest atrocities since World War Two, was wonderful,'' he said.
Cohen later flew back to Washington, D.C., ending a trip that began with three days of negotiations in Helsinki with Russian officials. Those talks opened the way for 3,600 Russian troops to serve in the NATO-led Kosovo peacekeeping force (KFOR).