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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 1708 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 | 1986 – 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Little, WallyIC11986 – 1987V-2Served in PLAT / LENS as group supervisor under ICC Chuck Foreman. Short tour but always a blast
Day, William1986 –
Bobbitt, DarrellBM1986 – 1989Deck
McDow, Arthur (Mac)EM21986 – 1988V-2I was a Cat-Elec in V-2 Division untill I was Hurt and had to get a medical discharge.
Campana, LouisE-5 ABE 21986 – 1989V-2/V-0
Clemons, GuyGMT2-WT11986 – 1990W-Division
Haley, RandyHT2 / DC21986 – 1989RepairGreat times on this old gal. Enjoyed every minute.
Cole, DougMM21986 – 19912MMR
Radcliffe, ReedDS1 DSC1986 – 1990OE DataA great command, lots of sea time, two med cruises, an IO cruise (108 days at sea) and a North Atlantic cruise. I only remember the best parts now, but we worked hard 12 on 12 off and got a lot done!
Elmore, Stephen profile iconOSC1986 – 1990OI
Ward, RickeyE61986 – 1989VA 37looking for some old navy buddies
Gerald, EdmundIS11986 – 1989OZ
Taylor, Josephe-3 abh31986 – 1990v-1v-1 division crash and salvage enjoyed severing with neck cramer,frannk ross,micheal ,hearn ,robert accountilao,mike walker,curtis evans,mark smith bosin don johnson
Waters, Keithms31986 – 1990supplyBest experience ever !
Dickson, ChrisSN1986 – 1988DECK/ MEDICALStriker 86 retired 2008
Donovan, StephenBMJan 1986 – Oct 19892nd
Peske, RaySNJan 1986 – Jan 1987DeckAt the helm during flight ops, what a rush!!! Great boat & fantastic crew. Memories are priceless.
Hale, PatrickOS2Jan 1, 1986 – Jun 10, 1989OI
Robert Marler, BoatsBM3Jan 27, 1986 – Oct 10, 19894th DIVMy First tour in the navy.
Callahan, MervynCPO(SW)Feb 1986 – Apr 1990ElectricalI learned so much while onboard the FID. It was a grat ship and I have fours years of great memories of places visited and more important of great sailors and friends. My sailors were the best a Chief could ask for.
Henson, ScottAME3Feb 1986 – Oct 1989VA-176 "Thunderbolts"Still serving in the world's finest Navy as of June 2004.
Collison, DavidYN2Feb 1986 – Apr 1, 1988VF-31I hated every second on this ship! As I have gotten older the experiences that I had helped shape me in ways I never thought possible. Remember the 86 Med Cruise? Palma for two weeks in July, Cannes for two weeks in August. Now that was fun!
Simmons, GlennABH1Feb 1986 – Jun 1991V1ONE OF THE BEST JOBS I EVER HAD. TRACTORS RULE GO FID!
Perry, Timhm2Feb 15, 1986 – Jan 11, 1987medicalI served my last 11 months on this great monster. We were deployed to the med. sea June-November in '86
Gordon, MichaelE3/AirmanFeb 19, 1986 – Feb 19, 1989V1/AirI served on forrestal from february 86 to feb 89 V1 division fly 1 Iooking for shipmates I served with ozzy. Tourgen nate Clark got out 89 truck driver for 13 years johnforce08@yahoo.com
Mangrum, JeffRM 3Mar 1986 – Aug 19, 1989CRPrior to the Forrestal I served on Diego Garcia. Once onboard I made 2 Med. deployments. One thing the Navy permitted, was the fact I was able to see the world. The Forrestal was a huge part of this maturing.
Scott, ChrisAK3Mar 1986 – Sep 1989IM01/IMRL
Balling, Aron (Ballistic!)E4Mar 1, 1986 – Sep 30, 1989S9
Lesure, LeanderRM2Mar 2, 1986 – May 1, 1988Admiral StaffI served with COMCARGRU 6.
Hatfield, LanceYN3Mar 8, 1986 – Mar 8, 1988X-2/LegalVisit the USS Forrestal Association and help make the Forrestal museum a reality! www.lancehatfield.com/cv59.htm
Steban, CharlesABF2Mar 16, 1986 – Mar 12, 1988V-4 Flight DeckSome of the best times I had on the FID. Serving with Cianci, Bugbee, Johnson, Wright, Coleman, Mockabee. We had some great port visits!!!
Chiswick, GaryE-5/ET2Mar 25, 1986 – Dec 19, 1989OE-02Retired ETC 31 May 2006 after 24 years of service, 17 Apr 2006 started working for American Systems at the San Diego Office.
Seibert, MichaelA2Apr 1986 – Sep 1988V-3
Richards, DeanANApr 1986 – Dec 1987V1
King, RandallIC3Apr 15, 1986 – Aug 13, 1989E
Payne, CharlesRM3Apr 20, 1986 – Dec 3, 1989CR/COMMUNICATIONHAD A LOT OF GOOD TIMES (AND SOME BAD) BUT THE MEMORIES ARE FOREVER. I SAW A LOT, LEARNED A LOT AND DID A LOT OF GROWING UP.
Hansen, JayAAMay 1986 – Sep 1989v-3as a troubled 18 year old i loved this boat and spent many months dreaming of aircraft and adventure while working as a handler on the hanger deck. ill never forget how big it was when i first saw her in mayport florida. Ive missed her for 20 years
Mandes, GeorgeFAMay 1986 – 1988Enginnering
Bigbee,m.d., JohnCAPTMay 1986 – Jul 1988Medical DepartmentBest tour I had during my career in the Navy.
Williams, Mickel (Mike)E6May 6, 1986 – Oct 15, 1992MedicalI made the best friends while serving on this powerful ship. I still talk about my time aboard the fine vessel. I boarded the USS Forrestal as a boy and left as a man! I would love to take another cruise on her!
Jones, MikeFC2May 30, 1986 – Mar 1991OEM
Mills, AllanOSSNJun 1986 – Aug 1986V-4 (CIC)Was TAD from CVN-69 for part of 1986 Med. Tour. Met Forrestal in Naples. Also made stops in Palermo, Palma-Majorca, Caanes.
Caines, ArnoldAQANJun 1986 – Nov 1986VF-11 TAD AIMD
Jarvis, AlanMMJun 1986 – Nov 13, 1988Propulsion/1MMRAlthough a youthful error in judgement prompted my discharge, my two years aboard the Forrestal were some of the most enriching of my life. To my mentors, you would not believe the changes in my life...you would be proud!
Kingsbury, JosephanJun 4, 1986 – Nov 4, 1987v1
Steele, RogerEM1Jul 1986 – Oct 1989G4 WEAPONS
Baker, GregCTO2Aug 1986 – Jun 1989OS
Rice, JeffABH3Aug 1986 – Aug 1990V-!Great time in my life. Being stationed on the forrestal was a great experiance and met alot of great people.
Schrader, BillLCDRAug 15, 1986 – Jun 1, 1988Communication DepartmentA great tour of duty! I should have appreciated it more at the time.
Goodrich, BryanE4/AME3Sep 1986 – Aug 1990VAW 122 STEELJAWS!A lot of good memories and good friends were made while onboard the FID.
Smith, DavidDP2Sep 1, 1986 – Sep 1, 1990S7Loved learning about computer operations while on the FID. Have continued working in the IT field and would love to learn what my shipmates did with their lives. Anyone remember getting those paper tapes called EZ 7's?
Day, BillAME2/E5Sep 10, 1986 – Apr 20, 1990VAQ-132
McGinn, DennisFC3Oct 1986 – Dec 1989OEMt 22 CIWS Captain
Dean, EverettRM2Oct 1986 – Nov 1988Communication
Wydra, MikeAbecOct 1, 1986 – Aug 30, 1989V2
Cabassa, JoaquinADOct 13, 1986 – Oct 13, 1991VA 105
Fisher, DonFC3Oct 19, 1986 – Sep 1988OEMHello old FID sailors, had a great time working with a bunch of awesome people. Awesome time at Mardis Gras and Benidorm Spain where I ended my duty. Love to see some pictures.
Broady, JeffersonGMG/E-4Oct 23, 1986 – Jul 28, 1990G-5 /Ships armoryWas on board USS FORRESTAL in Weapons Department G-5 Ships Armory,did two Med cruises and one Indian ocean cruise,anybody remember the 108 days in the Indian Ocean?Anybody out there give me a quick E-Mail and I will get back to you.
Kelly, TomABE-3Nov 1986 – Oct 1990V-2The best thing I ever did!!!! Bow Cats Rock!!!
Ross, Frankabh3Nov 2, 1986 – Jun 9, 1989v-1had some great times with Mike Hearn, John "Neck" Cramer and Joe Taylor in Crash and Salvage. that 108 days out at sea was a killer. Miss all my old buddies on the FID. May she Rest in Peace
Johnson, DennisE-5Nov 3, 1986 – Apr 8, 1990V-2 Waist Catapult cat CaptainBeing onboard the FID was my first naval vessle. Boy I learned a lot from her crew and made some really great friends. I'm in the process of looking some of those great guys up. Check out my profile @ together we served navy.
Johnson, DennisE-5Nov 8, 1986 – Apr 6, 1990V-2 Waist Catapult cat CaptainGet crew and extrodinary ship. I loved every minute of it. johnson562@bellsouth.net
Femenella, StevenDP3Nov 12, 1986 – Jan 10, 1989S-7
Townsend, MarvinANDec 17, 1986 – Dec 12, 1990S-6/V-1

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