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USS Point Defiance (LSD 31) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Point Defiance (LSD 31). 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 277 crew members registered for the USS Point Defiance (LSD 31).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1961 | 1962 – 1965 | 1966 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Vogel, RickyBM31978 – 19803rdRemember all the good times. West-pac Major overhaul in Portland, OR. Reenlisting when we hit the ocean going back to San Diego. All the newbees getting sea sick.
Raymond Villegas, RockyBM2Feb 22, 1978 – Aug 6, 1983!stBM2 Kramer BMSN Wallin all of deck dept. where are you
Hess Jr, William H (Bill)E5/BM2Apr 1978 – Nov 1978BMU-1/B.P.T. Alpha.I made my third and final deployment with Beachmaster Unit One aboard the "Point-D". It was a good ship.
Timmers, Christopher / WaldoBT3Jun 1978 – Dec 1981BOne of thee three of B Remember the Freemont. WestPac78 Mother D spent a year in the yards in 79 up in Portland Another 6months in the yards in San Diego. Never the same after that.WestPac'80-81 she was hurt'in. Low Water Fires Out # 2 Boiler
Ross, TimBM/E3Jun 10, 1978 – Jun 10, 19812nd Div.Here is a few other guys on the ship during this time, Muzzy, Elmer, Buffkin(1st Div.), dont forget BM2 Hellwig or BM2 Vellagos what about BM1 Balser, remember Chief Moriarty. ensign Fossen, Portland Drydock, Westpac!!!
Schneider, Geraldbm3Jun 17, 1978 – Mar 25, 19801st divison
Davis, JakeRM2Sep 21, 1978 – Jan 31, 1982OperationsWhat a great time I had on the Point D. Met some great people and traveled to some interesting places during our Westpac deployment. Butterball, are you out there?
Robinson, Marvin S.OSSNOct 27, 1978 – Feb 23, 1981Operations Specialist-Operations Intelligence Division Quindaro Ruins/ Underground Railroad-Exercise 2011 is the community service out-reach organizing project that I have tried to cultivate preservation for. You can Google Search Engine, or Facebook, the effort. WOW
Villars, TimothySNDec 6, 1978 – Mar 10, 1981DeckOver 30 year ago, How's it going Clay? Years have taken there toll heart trouble and skin cancer. I remember everything and everybody, especially west pack and portland.
Cancel, DavidE4 / QM31979 – 1982NAVI had the honor of working with great men. I miss the fun times we had. Pt. D. and it's crew will always have a place in my heart. I'd like to hear from Bob Allen (PN). You were a great friend.
Taylor, ScottHT31979 – 1981RGood times in drydock at Swan Island and then the West Pac.Lots of memories in Portland and San Diego
Christopher, BarrySM1Jan 1, 1979 – Jan 1, 1981COMMUNICATIONSI FIRSTCAME ABOARD "PT D" WHEN SHE WAS IN THE YARDS IN PORTLAND, OREGON. WHEN I FIRST CAME ABOARD I WAS ASSIGNED TO DECK, AND AFTER ABOUT 4-6 MONTHS I STARTED GETTING INTERESTED IN SIGNALMAN AND EVENTUALLY BECAME A SM.
Neal, ChristopherEMFN-EM3Jan 3, 1979 – Nov 1, 1981ESecond entry, could not remember email address. Great time in Portland and then Westpac 1980.
Neal, Christopher NealEM2Jan 4, 1979 – Feb 11, 1982E-1What a tour, Shipyard in Portland and one westpac.
Audet, JaniJan 8, 1979 – Jan 10, 1982Does anyone remember Larry Audet (ACE) I am trying to locate shipmates so that our son can hear some of the navy stories,as his dad has passed away. Thanks
Bedard, ThomasMS3Jul 1, 1979 – Aug 2, 1981SupplyHey mates... wishing everybody the best!
Bedard, TomMS3Jul 23, 1979 – Aug 2, 1981Supply
Mauldin, Clay MatthewSM DECK APEAug 8, 1979 – Aug 8, 1981DECKI did alot of growing up on this ship & a lot of partying in san diego, portland oregon & on west pack. Had a blast. Like to here from,Tim villars,Ron viemier,Arnold evangulista,Andy lakey,Clint deerfield,Levy brown, or any of the crew .
Lucero, Aron Aka LuckyIC2Oct 30, 1979 – Jul 20, 1983EI worked in the IC shop with Mike chaya, then Ron "auto" carr. Spent alot of time fixing things on the first west pac in 80, second one in 82 nothing to fix. I will always remember the good friends, good times, and the many places.
Wood, Eric M.SM1Nov 1979 – Nov 1981SignalWould like to hear form any of the crew. My first assignment as a SM after converting from BT1. Have many good memories of the time aboard. Yes, even the memories of "our Hong Kong incident" are good at this stage!
Briscoe, HowardE-3Dec 23, 1979 – Mar 20, 1983deck ,cran IT wasn't just a job it was a aventure
Ruhle, NickBT31980 – 1982Aft boiler Roomback when we were young!!!!!!
Cheney, TerryBTFR--BT2Feb 1980 – Jul 1983Worked in the Aft fireroom with Paul, Chris, Jim Dye, Steamer, Mike Powers and all the other great people.
Powers, MikeBT3Mar 1980 – 1984BSailed her through 2 Pacs and the saw her to decom. The best memories of my life were made on this lady, with the best friends I ever met. Served in the aft fireroom with Terry C., David(GONZO), Cliff(CYRIS) just to name a few.
Carr, RonIC2Mar 1980 – 1983EI am glad to see so many of my shipmates on this site. I remember sitting near the harbor with my wife and watching the Point "D" towed out to sea after we decomissioned her.
Brock, BillMM3Apr 1980 – Mar 1982Worked and lived in after eng room with mm2 sensabaugh, and mmfn roger dunn,mm3
Owens, MarkSMR-SM3Aug 1980 – 1983OPSMy first ship, What a blast I had. I remember the sig gang and the guys from radio. Hanging out in the PI. BM1 Burgess telling jokes in the sig shack on the mid watch. Illig working in the mail room. Would like to hear from anyone.
Long, JerryRM3Sep 26, 1980 – Sep 21, 1981RadiomanHello everybody I was one of the proud men that came to the boat and slept on the barge while in the dry dock. What a great time we all had in Portland, getting the Ship ready for West Pac. It was truly an adventure.
Allen, BobPNSR-PN3Oct 10, 1980 – Mar 2, 1983X - PersonnelIt was my first ship and the one that I have the fondest memories of. 20 years in the Navy and it all started here.
David M Gonsoski, GonzoBT3Oct 16, 1980 – Apr 30, 1983I work in the after boilerroom with cliif soleman, mike powers, terry cheney.
Brown, WilliamGunners Mate Deck YeomanDec 17, 1980 – Nov 17, 1982Decklooking for Raw Dawgs KC, Shell Willis, Sammy G Charles Johnson, Johnny Stills, Carl Cruise, Doc OC Cambell, Lakey,' Red, Brown, Chief Yudy Senior, Chief Reed, Lewis, Charles Swafford,
Palmer, NickMSSN1981 – 1983
Wallen, Thomasos21981 – 1983oithe best crew ever i can be reached at 407-300-8487
Walker, Mickey profile icon  NEWHT31981 – 1983R div.My first ship, made a lot of good friends, Loved West Pac 82,
Velador, StephenBTFNJan 1981 – Sep 30, 1983BTHad a great time, with a great crew. Bill Pickett, Jimmie Dye. Etc. Also looking for mm Lewis, & Bones.
Keith, Jonese3Feb 4, 1981 – Feb 15, 1983gunnersmateI worked in the Armory, wonder if Chief Cobb is still living, lets have a reunion guys. Anybody know where Gleason is?
Adams, StephenBM E-3Mar 1981 – Apr 1982DeckBest time I had was at sea! I remember when on Liberty me/Nacho-Ignacio Cisneros/Clark "The Samoan"/and Lingle got jumped by the entire crew of another ship.on leave. Searched for them for a while never caught up with the instigator.
Reese, Curtis "doc"HM3Apr 7, 1981 – Feb 1, 1983MedicalMember of the RAW DOGS. Went on first West Pac. Had a wonderful time in the PI. Met some cool brothers. What up Harber and Illig. Yall still Raw!
Harber, Reginald HarberEN2Aug 1981 – Apr 1983AWORK IN A DIVISON UNTIL DECOM
Haines, Scottmm3Aug 10, 1981 – Jul 28, 1983aft mach. roomhello every body i worked aft with tery cheny and lucero and gang i was the one with the hair lip you know the good looking one.
Peterson, David (Pete)OSAug 24, 1981 – Mar 17, 1983OIGreat times, remembering the guys,J.R. Craft, Mark Wallen,Keith Hancock, Rusty Croce, Roger Camino. What ever happened to the Captains 1982 Thanksgiving drumsticks?
Gallagher, Jamesjo3Sep 1981 – Jan 11, 1983administrationStill alive how about the rest of you where is whalen?
Benson, Scott/ensignMM3Nov 1981 –Main Control until Decom
Illig, PaulPCSR-PC3Nov 1981 – Apr 1983XI was the only PC aboard. She was my first ship, lots of fond memories and new friends. I was there until decom. then went to LSD-33.
Kersey, Sam/kyBT/FNDec 1, 1981 – Oct 20, 1983BHey powers,gonzo,cheny,benson I didnt realize PT D had a web site I have a lot of great memories of us guys my first w pac and avioding getting greased for so long hey powers remember cliffs seaweed in hawaii or feista Island reup party
Torres, JorgeET31982 – 1983She was my first ship and my first WESTPAC. Met alot of stand up guys and i had alot out there. Was on her until she was decommissioned. The ET Shop was a great place to be. We all got some nice tans on the way to PI.
Kauffman, Kennethmm31982 – 1985engineering
Williams, SteveMSSNJan 1982 – 1983SupplyI was an MS right out of "A"school. Made my 1st Westpac in April of '82. Worked with Bear; Dominick; Harnois. It was a great old ship! Westpac was awesome! I was there until decommission. Went to the USS England. CG-22.
Moser, Mike/moHTFNNov 20, 1982 – 1984R DIVISIONMY FIRST SHIP, WHAT AN EXPERIENCE, AND HAD ALOT OF GOOD SHIPMATES. I AM NOW A MASTERCHIEF MASTERDIVER WITH 29 YRS. WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER MOMMA D. WORKED WITH HT3 BREWER, HTFN COOK, HT3 TURANO, HT3 WALKER, IC3 LUCERO

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