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USS Forrestal (CVA 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CVA 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 1651 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CVA 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 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Chapman, ToniDS11992 – 1993OPS
Hile-hieden, StephanieABFAN1992 – 1994V-4I loved my time on the ship and it was a sad day in the ship yard when it was time to leave. We had the best group of grapes ever on the deck!
Sacks, BrianABE3Jan 1992 – Aug 1993V-2Had a great time aboard, met alot of great people onboard. Was my first ship and my favorite ship.
Sacks, BrianABE3Jan 1992 – Aug 1993V-2Was my first ship and my favorite command. Met some of the greatest guys aboard this ship. Bow Cats the hardest working center in the division.
Benjamin-Rivas, DeeAN/ABH3Jan 1, 1992 – Jan 1, 1993V-3Blueshirt. My shortest time in a command of my all my 10 years, but the one I remember most fondly
Conklin (Hepler), AngelaOSSNJan 1, 1992 – Sep 9, 1993Operations CDCMet my husband, Lynn Conklin, (also stationed on the ship) during the decommissioning of the Forrestal while in Philadelphia. We have two children and have many fond memories of our Navy experience.
Spears, ThomasDC2Jan 21, 1992 – Jul 12, 1993Repair
Powell, PeterE-3 FNFeb 1992 – Oct 1993EngineeringI worked in the oil lab
Hendrix, ReneeIC3Feb 10, 1992 – Sep 9, 1993e
Norha Rios, KimOSSNFeb 29, 1992 – Jun 1, 1993OPSMet Roland Rios onboard and married in June '93. Been married over 16 years and have two kids. Roland's made E-8 (as an NC) and has 2 and a 1/2 years left to retire with 20.
Porter, ChakaANApr 1992 – Aug 1993V3In the 16 months that I was there I meet some of the best people of my career on board that mighty ship. From the time I reported to going to New Orleans to Philadelphia. I had a lot of fun.Thank you all for all the memories.
Brown, NenyaE3Apr 1992 – Oct 30, 1993DentalWas not there long, but enjoyed it.
Gamble, Robert GambleAZ3May 1992 – Sep 11, 1993ExecServed as Yeoman for the CMC AFCM I.R. Hendershot. What a sweet gig to get after flunking out of ET school and getting sent to the fleet undesignated. Thanks to Joe Claremont for passing the torch. I had my own office and phone. Great!
Koier, Jason profile iconE-2Jun 1992 – Dec 1992V3Was an experience I will never forget. Iremember the first time seing my new ship, I was awed by the size of the vessel. That would be my best memory. Second would be the first time watching flight ops from vulture's row
Sheppard, WilliamHM3Jun 15, 1992 – Sep 11, 1993THE BEST COMMAND DURING MY 4 YEAR ENLISTMENT.
Dushan, PeteAN/ABFJun 24, 1992 – Sep 11, 1993V-4I only served on the FID for a short time but it was one of the best times of my life. Im looking for Chris Polito or Troy Finch or anyone who knew them. Ive been trying to contact them for several years. inker610@yahoo.com / 989-482-4735
Lawson, Derek (Dj)E-2Aug 1992 – 1993
Baskin, Theresa (Terry)PR2Aug 1992 – Sep 28, 1993V-5
Holbach, RichardACANAug 1, 1992 – Jun 30, 1993OCJoined in Pcola and decommisioned in Philly. Had a great time at both places.
Smith, MarlonBT3Sep 1992 – Nov 1993B
Finch, TroyABFANSep 1992 – Sep 1993Had some of the best times of my life with everyone on that ship. Stayed there until decom. Would love to hear from anybody. troyandtonya@gmail.com
Skeates, TimothyE-2/AASep 14, 1992 – Sep 11, 1993V-4The ship just pulled into Philadelphia for dry dock. I was straight out of boot camp, and reported to V-4 undesignated. I chipped a lot of paint. It was great times, got off early a lot. I'm still in skeatest@gmail.com
Sherman, Orzandria "Ozzie"ABF3Sep 24, 1992 – Jun 30, 1993V-4I miss my purfume JP5, steel toe boats, grape hard hat, and the chow hall. I really miss pumping the sludge out the storage tanks, the few months i spent on the FID is some of my favorite memories of my Navy years.
Schmidtz, DaleANOct 1992 – Aug 1993V-2 arresting gear
Hoffman, DawnAirmanOct 31, 1992 – Sep 11, 1993V-1Met some of the neatest people and made some of the most memorable times of my life. It was so sad to see her go...
Burke, BethSK3Dec 1992 – Oct 1993S9Was able to experience my first blizzard.
Arnold, MelodieANJan 1993 – Aug 1994V1Although my time on board was brief, I continue to have many memories on this ship. I am disappointed that she is being scrapped. I live in Houston and am hoping to travel to Brownsville to say my last good byes soon.
Busbee, ChrisAN/E3Feb 1993 – Sep 1993AIR/V-1This was my first command after boot camp. Had a great time in Philly and on the FID. Anyone else remember Tweed in V-1?
Mesgleski, MatthewANFeb 1, 1993 – Oct 1, 1993Hanger Bay punkI was an AN and it was in the shipyard so I wound up chipping paint, painting, cleaning up the hanger bay. I remeber doing those FOD walks while in dry dock. Playing softball and getting drunk. Going to my shore house and getting drunk.
Keezer, TracySK2May 1993 – Dec 1993Supply S9Although I was stationed on the carrier for a brief period, it was the most memorable during my career. Watching the Phillies games, the final golf tourny, volleyball matches and the numerous fantastic people I met!
Harris, Kari profile iconCivilianJan 1, 2008 – 2009Interested in Aircraft Carriers

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