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USS Valley Forge (CV 45) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Valley Forge (CV 45). 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 187 crew members registered for the USS Valley Forge (CV 45).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1960 | 1961 – 1966 | 1967 – now

Black, GregETR31967 – 1969OETwo cruises to VN.
Cline, JackETR31967 – 1969OEIt would be great to hear from some of my old shipmates.
Gilzean, John profile iconAG21967 – 1968weatherTwo tours RVN 67-68, our relief couldn't make it on time due to fuel contamination as I recall. Went in as a boy, came out as a big boy. Wouldn't trade the memories for anything. Subic, Hong Kong, and a few others.
Rogers, Charley / ChuckE21967 – 1968Boatswain mateServed one year on the valley forge lph8 one tour to Vietnam great adventure for a young man trained for LCMs
Sexton, CharlesETN2Jan 1967 – Nov 1969Operations - Electronics
Gill, JamesE4Jan 1, 1967 – Nov 1, 1969NavigationWondering where some of the guys are now!
Young, FredLI3Jan 1, 1967 – May 1, 1970X DIVPRINT SHOP STILL PRINTING
Marien, Thomase-4Mar 23, 1967 – Oct 3, 1969EIC Electrician
Perratore, VincentFNMar 27, 1967 – Oct 1968EWas assigned to the Forward Diesel room and was trained by EMC Culpepper, and later in the Ordinance Power Shop, by EM1 Ehlers, EM2 Hawk, EM2 Fortune, EM2 Slaven, EM2 Smith, EM3 Giles, EM3 Shilhanek, and EM3 Blocker.
Glasgow, TerryAirman E-3Apr 1967 – Feb 1968V-1 divisionI worked on flight deck as yellow shirt for a short time and got to go home before cruise was over. One guy I was friends with was last name Nelson. H.E. Nelson. Division officer Lt. Langford was from my home state Fla.
Singer, RayE4Apr 5, 1967 – Aug 1968OEWOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OLD FRIENDS FROM CREW & MARINE BATTALION 3/1 (MARINE IN DISGUISE), PARTICULARLY MPs & LSU from the Valley Forge. would like to hear from those I served with in ACU1 & the USS Norfolk.
Beech, DonET2Apr 15, 1967 – Dec 2, 1969OE
Patik, Ed (Pat)AZ2May 1967 – Nov 1968V-1yeoman/fueler V-1 divison under LT. bradford,chief snead, 1st class og hall, 2nd class mulligan. AZ school at Millington, TN. stationed at Barbers Point, Hawaii in charge of logs & records, flight schedule,etc
Langlois, GerardSMMay 1967 –CommunicationsJust looking for the shipmates in the signal gang from summer of 67 thru 69.
Wagner, PeterE-3Jul 1967 – Aug 20, 1969V-4 I would not of miss it
Condrotte, Charles (Chad) profile iconDT2Aug 21, 1967 – Sep 1, 1969Dental DivisionI was the Dental Clinic Supervisor and did 2 WestPac cruises during the Vietnam War. I was in a helicopter crash into the Tonkin Gulf on a CH-46, 14 rescued, no injuries. I really enjoyed my tour aboard Valley Forge.
Fitzpatrick, JohnsfpSep 15, 1967 – Nov 10, 1968r divisionlooking for John Svaldi.i am a retired fitter, and welder, learned my trade in the Navy.
Shuey, DennisSfp2Sep 15, 1967 – Nov 8, 1969RLooking for shipmates from 67 to 69 in R div
Bartholomew, BartSNSep 17, 1967 – May 1, 1969Combat CargoI worked for Capt. J.M. Puckett USMC and Gunny J. Barnett USMC. Work with Larry and Gary Wymer (Wisc) Don Chambers, Rich Hoover, Joe Cook
Walls, JimIC 2Oct 1967 – Sep 1969EWas an IC man in E division under IC1 Williams and chief Green working in sound power shop. Did 2 west pacs.
Bartholomew, Marvin snOct 17, 1967 – Nov 11, 1969xI am looking for Larry Wymer. He was also in X division and we both worked for Combat Cargo.
Costello, FrankSNNov 1967 – 1969GM DivisionI'm looking for anyone who was on board the Valley Forge LPH-8 when we anchored in Da-Nang Harbor for a few days. We were to split the ship into three groups so we could have a day of R & R. We got cut off after 2 days
Darnell, Jimsk-3Nov 1967 – Nov 1968S-1Was on board during tea
Crowe, RichardSNNov 10, 1967 – Jan 10, 1970NavationI did 2 West-Pac. cruises. First one in 1st division,Second one I was in navation.division. Transfered to USS Midway in San Francisco,CA Jan 1970 into Navation
Knill, Tom1968 – 1970
Faul, MikeABH31968 – 1969V-1
Ziegler, Stevebtfn1968 – 1970BThe Happy Valley as we called her was my first duty station I worked in the chiefs mess then was in B Div down in the boiler rooms When they decommissioned her l and a few others were sent to serve on the Midway
Lenzer, JackENFN1968 – 1969X -Combat Cargowas on with a few Lt. Ray USMC Gunnery Sgt J Barnett the Navel Crew and I was the last Leading Seaman on the ship when we pulled in to Long Beach in Oct. 1969 got out went to bus station with Dave Kowitz 10/10/1969
Seigal, James LAG31968 – 1969OA
Robbins, LouisHT 2Jan 1968 – Oct 1969RMade a lot of friends on the Valley. In contact with some of them now. We sure had some times. Wish she would not of been scraped out. Would bring back some memories to walk the flight deck again, good and bad ones.
Kowitz, DavidSAJun 1968 – Dec 1969tad marine corp. combat cargo
Ryan, ForrestDK3Jul 1968 – Sep 1970DisbursingI met many great people while on the Valley. I was a disbursing clerk.
Polio, MikeDC3Aug 1968 – Jan 1970dcit is a shame that the Valley was abandoned for scrapp --
Klier, Mikeeng-3Aug 16, 1968 – Aug 16, 1972A gang
Yareff, Bob profile iconLI3Sep 1968 – Dec 1969XI was a Personellman then a Lithographer trained by Jerry Crowley and Fred Young. I'm trying to get in touch with Fred Young. Also anyone from the Personell Office.
Anlage, Bernard (Ben)PHANOct 1968 – Nov 1969OA
Ratliff, GaryDPSNOct 15, 1968 – Jan 7, 1970Data ProcessingValley Forge was my first command. Looking for friends in the computer room.
Juhasz, David Nickname(Rabbit)FN3Oct 16, 1968 – Feb 3, 1970B DivisionNice to see something like this. I served on the Valley during her last deployment. Looking for anyone who can help me "fill in" acouple "missing days in my life aboard.. Would have been around july-Aug 69 "
McCrum, BarryAG2Nov 8, 1968 – Nov 1969OAEnjoyed my time aboard. Would like to connect with any fellow OA Division shipmates.
Duncan, JamesE5Dec 1968 – Jan 15, 1970CommunicationsInterested in hearing from Radioman on Valley from any year.
Robertson, RichardRDSN1969 – 1970CICBoarded in Danang harbor to complete the final tour. Took the final trip back to Long Beach, CA and helped decommision. Secret spot- the SPN-6 room up high and below the flight deck at the rear corner.
Vieira, RayBTFN1969 – 1970B divisionValley Forge was my first command.
Brady, BillBT-2Jan 1969 – Jan 1970BThe Valley Forge was my 2nd of 3 trips to Vietnam.
Buckman, Robert "buck"EM3Jan 4, 1969 – Jan 15, 1970EWorked in Ordnance Power Shop for EMC Tallmadge & EM1 Dave Hawk. Also, Hilligoss, Vehon, Swett, Holder, Bailey, Harbert, Ehlers
Rapp, DaveNavy seaman E3Jan 10, 1969 – Jun 1, 1970Boatwain's MateMy Name Is Dave Rapp. I Was On The Valley Forge LPH-8 From Jan. 1969 until She Was Decommissioned. my Next Ship Was The USS Isle Royale.I Lost Contact With Friends I Had On Happy Valley. I'm 67 Now, And Reconnect
Greenwood, PaulSR E2May 28, 1969 – May 15, 1970opslooking fo0r shipmates Ken Grover.Marty,Clevland,Larson
Whittaker, JamesE3Jun 1969 – Dec 20, 1969V1Joined the ships crew in Dananng and finished out the Old Girls history at Long Beach.
Brown, Richard profile iconANABFJun 1969 – Dec 1969V-4

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