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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 1720 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 | 1987 | 1988 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gates, James D.MM2 /E-51988 – 1993A / Engineering
Coyne, ThomasE-31988 –v2
Adams, JamesAT21988 – 1990IM3
Weaver, JohnAT11988 – 1992AIMDCalibration Lab Night Check Supervisor. Previously with NATTC Millington and VF-31.
Brant, Steve profile icon  NEWsk3Jan 1988 – Aug 1991s9Any slaves out there want to bs call me 6418601590
Prucnal, MarkAW2Jan 1, 1988 – Dec 29, 1992OperationsASW Module (Combat)
Lampert, ScottMR3Feb 1988 – Sep 1990R (Repair)I see a few of our R-div miscreants on here...Darby & Christie-What's up!!! Surviving Cheif Wilson gave me the ability to deal with any boss in life...miss the old bag of bolts & you guys but not the Atlantic crossings or IO cruise!!!
Austin, GoobQM2Feb 1, 1988 – Aug 15, 1991NavigationBest damn airport the Navy has ever had. Life hasn't been the same since leaving my shipmates.
Figueras, ApolloE-3Feb 2, 1988 – Feb 23, 1990communicationsnovember 8 1989 name of man killed by hatch falling on his head on uss forrestal cv59
Jordan, RobertDCFeb 8, 1988 – Feb 27, 1991R (AFFF Shop)Reported aboard as an MS, but cross rated into DC, worked in the Aft AFFF shop behind the carpenter shop. Had duty that night in Oct 89, fire, flooding, yee haw! Saratoga behind us and were the last R&A team to show up to help! Great ship, miss FID
Martin, Jime-2Feb 12, 1988 – Oct 26, 1988AIMD Shop 8Miss all of my old shipmates! Big Jim Rath, Lou Beckey, Freddie Ball most of all!! BIG SHOUT OUT GUYS!
Charles, MikeLI2Feb 14, 1988 – Mar 6, 1991X-1As part of the 'seagoingest' carrier in the fleet, I had some of the best times as part of the FID's printshop boys! Hello to Teina, Darren, Jose, Chuck and Ken. You guys were the best. I can't thank you enough for all you did for me.
Archer, GregAEANFeb 14, 1988 – Jun 15, 1991aimd
Rowe, RonnieE-6 / SK1Feb 25, 1988 – Dec 10, 1991S-1 / Stock ControlFID was a great tour. Met some great peeps. All the young brothas and guys I worked with. SKCS, both of them. Great crew that new how to have fun. Holla at me. roweronald@hotmail.com 256-749-6605 God Bless.
Christy, RobertABEMar 1988 – Dec 1990V-2I'll never forget the friends and fond memories on the FID
Carducci, Mark "dooch"OS2Mar 1, 1988 – Aug 10, 1991OI"What's Up" to all my OI Combat mates. I had a great 4 years on the old gal and all my guys made it possible. K.O., Deveraux, Statz, Vick, Escobedo, Moser, D.Brown, Howell, all my fellas, you know who you are, call me up 302-229-3063.
Myrick, RichardDP3Mar 13, 1988 – Oct 9, 1991S-7No doubt the best ship I've served on. Looking for my ADP brethren to hook up with.
Stenson, CarlE-5 POSTAL CLERKMar 13, 1988 – Oct 14, 1991X-DIV
Vasquez, Joel ArmandoAAMar 15, 1988 – Sep 9, 1990G-2 weaponsBeing on the FID was one of my best memories. I made a lot of friends and traveled to many nations.... Mostly Naples, Italy lol. but it was one experiance I will never forget.
Sargent, KennethE-3Mar 17, 1988 – Jul 15, 1989CommunicationsLoved serving on the Forrestal. Would like to see some of the members I served with
Lynch, ChristopherRM2Mar 18, 1988 – Aug 25, 1990CRThis was my first tour in the Navy. I separated at my EAOS and went to pharmacy school. I am now a Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Service Corps, USN. I am stationed at Branch Medical Clinic Mayport and would love to hear from old shipmates.
Martinez, Bernardo (Nikki B.)ABH3Mar 18, 1988 – Jun 15, 1990V-3Enjoyed it had a great adventure. The I.O. cruise was a bit rough being out at sea for 108 days straight! (I wonder if they still do that) but anyway got to see alot of the Med. and enjoyed the port visits!
Kumpula Sr, TroyAO3Mar 21, 1988 – Jul 10, 1991G-2
Kumpula Sr, Troy profile iconAO3Mar 22, 1988 – Jul 25, 1991weaponsJust trying to get in contact with fellow shipmates now, after such a long time! It's a disgrace to the Navy to let this happen to the FID.
Hurley, JeffDP3Apr 1, 1988 – Jan 1, 1991S-7Looking for old shipmates from S-7
Watson, Kevin profile iconEM3Apr 6, 1988 – May 28, 1991E DivisionI served aboard the FID and enjoyed the experience overall. I would love to reconnect with old friends. I remember going to "BE NO" Station. 108 days underway in the summer of 88. Where did the time go.....
Gray, AlanE-4May 1, 1988 – May 14, 1990Radio men
Newsom, LarryAO3May 4, 1988 – May 4, 1993VF-31
Richards, JimE-3Jun 1988 – Aug 1990V-3Best ship in the fleet, and lots of memories. Would love to hear from someone that I served with.E-mail me at RichardsJimM@aol.com
Ryan, ToddABFJun 1988 – Jul 1991V-4 Worked with the best bunch of Grapes ever. Will always remember my time onboard. Sorry to see her going to the bottom of the ocean. Looked forward to bringing my sons to see her!!
Zamejtis, EdEM3Jun 1, 1988 – Dec 10, 1991Engineering-Flight Deck Lighting ElectricianI put more more electrical fires out on that ship..lol
Adams, Doug`AT2Jun 1, 1988 – Apr 1, 1990IM-3
Miller, JohnABHARJun 21, 1988 – Jun 21, 1990V-1I was a Fly-3 blue shirt with ABH1 Harris, ABH1 Frankie "Ciccio"Tardungo and many others such as ABHC Bomba and ABHC Long. I eventually made a great Tractor driver then swapped tothe USS America. I had some good times on the FID.
Reyes, RandalMR3Jul 1988 – Jan 1991R-DIV Machine ShopGreat times on the FID and all the guys in the machine shop....
Vikdal, MontyOS1Jul 1, 1988 – Jul 7, 1992OI
White, MarkDK3Jul 5, 1988 – Feb 10, 1990S-4got to know a lot of great people on the FID. Dale Kolden, James Blackburn, Chris Faught, Brent Baily, and many other.
Ruiz, EdwardSH2Jul 6, 1988 – Aug 6, 1990Laundy/Drycleaningi miss the fid. ran drycleaning/ ships tailor
Keller, BobAMH1Aug 1988 – Jan 1992AIMD, IM2 Hydraulics
Rowe, RonnieE-5 / SK2Aug 8, 1988 – May 1, 1991S-1 / STOCK CONTROLLET ME HEAR FROM SOME OF YOU GUYS 256-749-6605
Large, GarryABF2Aug 10, 1988 – Aug 8, 1991V-4The greatest time I have had to date. I miss her and all the great people. Never forget Capt Thomasy at Mast. "you do drugs, I'll squash you like a grape" Those were the days!
Stevens, TroyMM2Aug 19, 1988 – Apr 12, 1992P-AFTI had a great time, and learned a lot on the fid, she truly was a SUPER CARRIER
Evans, Todd Big EEM3Sep 1988 – Nov 1991
Palmer, Rodney "kinky Pinky"ABF3Sep 1988 – Apr 1992V-4I will miss that ship and all the friends that I made. Alot of them have had a impact on my life today..... Hope to see you guy someday...... I still cant dance..LOL
Weedon, RodneyMM3Oct 1988 – Oct 19901AMR & 4MMR
Townsend, TravisOS2Oct 1988 – Dec 1991OISend me an email if you are interested in an OI reunion 251-643-5929
Rasnick, ShannonIC3Oct 1988 – Aug 1991E-divWhat an experience!
Simmons, RickAKCSOct 1, 1988 – Dec 1, 1991S-6
Burke, DonovanDc3Oct 12, 1988 – Oct 12, 1992DcFour med cruise on this carrier
Hernandez, MannyDP2Oct 15, 1988 – Sep 28, 1991S-7Looking for old buddies.
Ruiz, JoseE-1Oct 16, 1988 – Oct 18, 1990v-4
Stuart, DavidABE3Oct 29, 1988 – Oct 28, 1992V-2 WAIST CATSTOPSIDE PO CAT 3
Petzoldt, BrianBM3Nov 13, 1988 – Sep 7, 19943rd div deck and 2nd div deck dept
Griffith, JeffMM2Nov 25, 1988 – Oct 5, 1991P-FWD2 Med cruises. Rhodes, Greece was great.
Statzer, BryanOS2Dec 1988 – May 29, 1992OIGreat times in Rhodes, Greece... Capt. Thomassy always finished his 1MC talks with "Have a fine Navy Day"... All the good friends and great times had in port and out-to-sea!
Hoover, ScottABEDec 1988 – Sep 1990V2 Bowcats
Stone, James1stSgt/SgtMajDec 1988 – Dec 1989Marine Security Forces Detachment
McFarland, Jesse BM2Dec 1988 – Jun 6, 19921st,2nd,3rd,4thServed as ship's rescue swimmer last 2 years on board. Enjoyed the experience and adventures while serving on the FID. Met wonderful people and have made many life long friends.
Bower, DanANDec 5, 1988 – Aug 20, 1990V2 Arresting GearI only served 2 years active duty but it was an honor to have been on the Forrestal. I met some good people while aboard and glad to be in touch with them. Take care.
Dierks, Brian profile iconAT3Dec 12, 1988 – Sep 9, 1991AIMD IM3 Shop 10 (EA-6B Vans)SeaOpDet NAS Whidbey - made last 2 cruises, Fleet Week in NY
Burkhart, BrianABE3Dec 15, 1988 – Sep 4, 1990V-2Good times.

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