The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vernon County (LST 1161). 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 26 crew members registered for the USS Vernon County (LST 1161).
|Dexter, William||Sep 1952 – May 1956|
|Chatlos, Andrew Moose||SEAMAN||Sep 21, 1955 – Aug 21, 1959||DECK|
|Chatlos, Andrew||E-3||Dec 17, 1957 – Jul 27, 1959||DECK FORCE|
|Weitzel, Lee||ET-3||May 1958 – Jun 1960||Deck and Operations|
|Benaske, Sidney||YN2||May 1, 1958 – Jun 1, 1960||operations|
|Brasher, Jack||RM2||Apr 19, 1959 – Sep 27, 1962||I was on the Vernon County when we became Golden Shellback.....If anyone remembers me, I would like you to contact me.....|
|Barrientos, Manuel (Jr.)||SN||Oct 21, 1959 – May 22, 1960||Deck||I reported aboard in October, Assigned to the deck dept. Was trf to USS Paul Revere APA248 in May. Served with a great bunch of guys I retired in 1980 as a BMCS.|
|Campbell, Charles||E4||1960 – 1962||Deck and Eng. Boiler tender|
|Fabricius, Thomas||EN3||1962 – 1964||Engineering ( enginerooms )||Was my 1st. shipboard expirence, it was good, will never forget ti.|
|Roman, Lydia||U.S.S Spiegelgrove||Jan 1, 1963 – Dec 31, 2012||U.S.S Spiegelgrove||I am looking for a Marine named Vincent who served on The U.S.S SPIEGELGROVE IN 1963 which docked in Cape Town South Africa. He went by the name "Vince " and he he a bosom friend called John. I have very little info.|
|Gumm, Ray||RMSN||Aug 1963 – Dec 1965||BOATSWAIN TO RADIOMAN||One wild crew.. up to and including Captain Nesbitt. Had alot of fun in the orient and proud to serve in Nam. Operation Starlight - Chu Lai.. Pic of 1161 with avgas is on the LST 1161 website offloading.|
|Deen, Curtis||RM3||Aug 23, 1964 – Jul 27, 1966||Communications||One of the greatest experiences of my life serving under LCDR Harry J. Nesbitt, CO and a great Comm gang and crew.|
|Caviness, Ed||SA - QM2||Sep 1964 – Jul 1969||Deck|
|Wills, Frank||FTG 2||Mar 31, 1965 – Jan 5, 1966||Gunnery|
|Schock, Larry||SEAMAN||Nov 1, 1965 –||DECK - ENGINEERING||Looking for anyone who remembers my on deck accident around 1966ish - especially the Medic? (While Underway Replenishment)|
|Brett, Tom||GMG 3||Jun 1, 1966 – Feb 28, 1968||Weapons|
|Wollett, Michael||2nd Class Electrician||Aug 1, 1967 – Aug 10, 1969||Snipes|
|Putegnat, William (Bill)||VERNON COUNTY||Oct 1967 – Aug 1969||I was SK3, best time of my life|
|Zivic, John R.||FN||1968 – 1969||MRF||John died on 4 Nov 2012|
|Pacheco, Donald||PO3||Jul 26, 1968 – Mar 20, 1970||Mobileriverine force|
|Tienhaara, Gary Tienhaara||SN||1969 – 1970||Deck / Ops|
|Andrews, Kurt (Andy)||ht2||Apr 22, 1969 – Jun 8, 1971||r division||Looking for old buddies from R division,Hays, Pacheco,Neeley,Suchon,wiesman, mitchell, haviland,karkoff others? too.....|
|Sekol, Dave||RD3||Apr 1970 – Mar 1973||Operations||John McGhee, Frank Rivera, Seward where are you? The only one in touch is Tom Ferguson.|
|Stahl, Ken||E-3||Jun 10, 1970 – Oct 20, 1971||deck||Had a lot of good times on that ship and with the guys that served on her, except (HIGMAN) what a pain in the ass.i can remember i wanted to punch him out one night on the beach. frankie it's good to see your name i hope all is well.|
|Rivera, Frank||BT3||Aug 1970 – Feb 1973||ENGENEERING||LOOKING FOR TOMMY DEPALMA GM3|
|Rivera, Frank||BT3||Sep 1970 – Aug 1973||ENGINERING||SERVED ON VC LST 1161 AS A THIRD CLASS BOILER TENDER. WENT TO DIEGO GARCIA AND SAIL THE SHIP FROM GUAM TO SAN DIEGO AND TURNED HER OVER TO THE VENEZUELAN NAVY. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER CREW MEMBERS ESPECIALLY GUNNERS MATE TOMMY DEPALMA|
There are currently no planned reunions.