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USS Forrestal (CV 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV 59). Please keep in mind that this list does only include records of people who submitted their information for publication on this website. If you also served aboard and you remember one of the people below you can click on the name to send an email to the respective sailor. Would you like to have such a crew list on your website?

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There are 1713 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1963 | 1964 – 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Ridge, DavidMSSN1985 – 1990s-2/s-5I was in VF-31
Herbert, James Or Herb1985 – Nov 1987Crash & Salvage
Wilczynski, Robert (Ao2 Ski)AO21985 –VA-176
Roberts, Doug1985 – 19871MMRHad I only had more maturity, my time aboard would have been longer. Apologies around.
Whitley, Russell CraigABH31985 – Apr 30, 1988I was in V-1's Crash and Salvage
Osburn, JerryAFCM1985 – 1987VA-176 WORLDS GREATEST A-6 SQUADRON SAILING WITH THE BEST CAG AND SHIPS COMPANY
Rodier, Billao31985 – 1988vf-11 red rippershated it at the time , missed everything about it when i left. old friends please contact rodierrap@aol.com
Greenwood, SteveAO31985 – Apr 1988G-4 WEAPONSG-4 Weapons Elevators “MAN’UM UP” “B.O.H.I.C.A” “ F%#K YOU,TURN 2”
Sica, JosephABH31985 – 1988v-3One most unforgetable experiences in my life. Hello to all of the men I served with.
Shrum, Steveao3aw1985 – 1988g-2 g-4great ship,great memories
Bailey, JeffETC1985 – 1987OECI am the one who arrived late and got initiated all by myself.
Holmes, ThomasE-31985 – 1987Deck 4th div.I will always remember my time abord the FID and the friends I made
Grady, Shady Grady (Frank)ABE 21985 – 1990V2
Giordano, DeanLT/031985 – 1988Supply
Hearn, MichaelABH31985 – Oct 1989V-1Been looking for my buddies from 1985 thru 1989 in V-1 Div. I started in maintenance with Early McCollum. I moved to blue shirt, tractor driver, tractor king and finished out in crash & salvage as night PO.
Robert, BobMS3Jan 4, 1985 – Dec 5, 1988S-2 S-5
Merchant, DanSNMar 24, 1985 – Sep 25, 1987S9/S5Lots of great memories!
Pickerill, BradHT2Mar 27, 1985 – Jul 15, 1986R-1HEY WERE IS ALL MY CRAZY SHIPMATES
Steele, TerranceMS-3Apr 1985 – Nov 1987S-2 and S-5
Read, TomICC(SW)Apr 1985 – Nov 1985E
Contreras, ArnoldE6Apr 2, 1985 – Feb 10, 1990S9
Lapp, MichaelDS1Apr 20, 1985 – May 10, 1989OE
Kingsbury, StevenMR2(SW)May 1985 – Dec 1989Rlooking for izzy or chief wilson or a hi from anyone from r div.
Spell, MartinEnsignMay 7, 1985 – Dec 31, 1988PropulsionServed as boilers officer. Checked aboard as an Ensign detached as a Lieutenant. 108 days at sea during 1988 deployment, Naples never looked so good after that. Worked for some great Captains and Chief Engineers.
Wampler, DouglasEM2May 14, 1985 – Apr 6, 1988E-After not being able to get off that ship fast enough, I find it quite sad they are going to sink her. :(
Stevens, DaveMMCS(SW)May 30, 1985 – Apr 15, 1990Propulsion
Cowitt, ScottDP1Jun 1985 – Oct 1988S-7Had a great time on the Med Cruise in 1986.
Clark, Stephen/ Seno  NEWABE 3Jun 1985 – Feb 28, 1989V-2 BOWCATSI will always remember my time aboard the FID, making new friends some who I have not seen or heard from in years. The long days and nights being at sea something I will never forget
Hershey, DaleDC2Jun 18, 1985 – Dec 9, 1989Flight PrepHad a great time with the flight Prep group! Always remeber you guys...
Dicks, JeffABE3Jul 1985 – Mar 1989V-2Gear Rats all the way
Jukes, WilliamETCJul 1985 – Dec 1988OE
James, Gail "Jimbo"ABFJul 7, 1985 – Jul 7, 1989v4have so many good memories on board that ship.looking forward to visiting her agin.
Crowder, GeorgeABEC(AW/SW)RET.Aug 1985 – Apr 1989Started my career right there on the WAIST. Lot 's of good memories.
Foust, PaulEM2Aug 1, 1985 – Dec 18, 1988
Rini, DavidEMCSAug 2, 1985 – May 1, 1990E-This mas my First ship and the best tour ever. We worked hard and played hard. The best people i ever served with made the worst of time great. Got there a FN, left an EM1. I was the youngest on board, now im the oldest
Boller, TedFC2Aug 6, 1985 – Dec 12, 1989OEM
Alvarenga, RobertoAD3Aug 6, 1985 – Jun 10, 1989IM2As I look back ,The entire time was a blast .But I hated most of it.
Peralta, MiguelABF E4Aug 8, 1985 – Aug 9, 1989v4will never forget the great experience and the great friends
Smith, DonEMFN-EM2Aug 20, 1985 – Aug 22, 1990EMy first ship and the finest I served aboard in my 20 years. The guys of E-Div were the best the Forrestal had to offer.
Chapman, Thomasqm2Sep 1985 – Apr 1989navigation
Menendez, RichardE3/AN - E4/ABH3Sep 1985 – Oct 1987V-1From Chock & Chains to EO, had a blast the little time I had on there. It was the FID on our stop in Spain that I made my decision to be stationed in Rota and eventually meet my wife of 25 yrs.
Melendez, JosePN!Oct 1, 1985 – Oct 23, 1986XLooking for any real friends
Bullock, Timothy profile iconsk3Oct 1, 1985 –s-1 and s9was onboard the FID when I was only 18 and 19 years old., had a great med cruise, Mallorca, Spain is paradise! But above all, met some of the best guys in the world. Looking for any from supply one or nine. Save the FID
Crose, CliffordE 2Oct 13, 1985 – Oct 10, 1989SupplyI rember tafter to years in I got my first leave and it took sinour cheif Snow and Chaplan Dux to get for me
Brennan, JohnSK2Oct 15, 1985 – Jul 14, 1989S-9The best 4 years of my life. 2 Med cruises (1986 and 1988). Mayport and the whole Jacksonville area was the place I wanted to spend my life. But of course I moved North again...damn fool
Nelson, RandyOS1Oct 26, 1985 – Dec 14, 1988OIMOST OF THE TOUR ONBOARD WAS GOOD. BEEN RETIRED FOR 16 YEARS NOW AND IT SEEMS LIKE YESTERDAY I WAS ONBOARD.
Dixon, JayAIRMENNov 1985 – Apr 1988G-2 & G-3
Peralta, MiguelE4Nov 8, 1985 – Aug 8, 1989below decks night shift party at base meat market (base club) best friend B11 and luis garcia
James Jr., JesseSMSNNov 15, 1985 – Aug 10, 1987CSI was only on the FID for a couple of years but in that short time I have memories to last a lifetime including (but not limited to) a Med Cruise and GITMO. I would like to hear from other Communications personnel.
Escamilla, PascualANDec 1985 – Apr 1988Crash & Salvage (V1)Great time.. Oustanding Command, just at the right time. Cannes France, Mayorca Spain, Mardi Gras NO
Downie, DeanE-5/ AC2Dec 1, 1985 – Jun 20, 1988OC
Bryan, Lloyd /bizzy BE4Dec 1, 1985 – Aug 21, 1989x1 PostalLearned allot about life, we did a med cruise, Persain gulf then to the north atlantic all in one deployment what a ride
Ferdinandt, TerryCTACSDec 27, 1985 – Jun 15, 1989OS

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