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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 181 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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Pfanku, Richard. ( Pancake )AMH 31961 – 1962V 6
Kelly, Robert profile iconIC21961 – 1964EMade E5 on the Valley. Westpac @ Subic1962. From a carrier to an LST in 1964. Vietnam vet. Honorably discharged at Treasure Island, San Francisco. 1965. I would like to connect with shipmates from this time.
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Martinez, Loyde (Marty)E3Jan 1961 –Engineering-Boiler TenderI am filling this in for my grandpa, as he is in no state to be able to fill this out himself. The navy was something he loved, and he has passed that to me. Cheyenne R. O'Connell (Grand-daughter)
Brunetti, Salvatoresm3Mar 1961 – Oct 21, 1963signal bridgewas also captians orderly xmma divison
Jackson, BillAE3Jun 1961 – Sep 1964V6
Michael, DennisSK-3Nov 1961 – Nov 1963Supply
Melton, Dan1962 – 1963V-4, XMAA
Alexander, William (Alex)Alex E51962 – 1969V1 Flight Deck and Hanger Deckserved two tours on the valley forge one from 1962 to 1965 and 1967 to her Retirement
Knox, Raymond/tommyairmanMar 3, 1962 – May 16, 1963V3Worked on the hangar deck in V3 division as a "plane pusher". Home port was Long Beach. Went to Westpac for 9 months in 1962. Finally left the happy valley in 1963 for PR "A" school at Lakehurst .
Morgan, Jerry W. (Leo)SM3Oct 9, 1962 – Aug 9, 1965OSBest years of my life. In contact with 7 former shipmates and would love to find more. Where is Ralph Lewis and Jesse Lozano.
Morgan, JerrySignalman 3rd Class (E-4)Oct 16, 1962 – Aug 9, 1965OSWas on the signalbridge with Roy Gnirke, Raymond Telzero, John Gambler, Ralph Lewis, Clyde Connelly, The O'Leary brothers, Jessie Lozano, Tom Cocks, Christenson, and many other. Where are you guys. LaBonce, Robert Ryan,
Harmon, JohnMM3Dec 20, 1962 – Aug 12, 1966 m
Duncan, Orville (Duke)BT2Jan 10, 1963 – Aug 4, 1966B-Div
Shelton, Thomas/tce-4Feb 16, 1963 – Jul 21, 1966engineering
Goodwin, GoodySMCM(SW)Mar 11, 1963 – Nov 15, 1969OSOBBOARD 1963-1969 ON SIGNAL BRIDGE. IF YOU DESIRE, PLEASE CONTACT ME TO REFLECT OLD TIMES.
Brown, RonaldEM3Apr 30, 1963 –power shop
Lagerberg, Carroll (Nickname Scott)E3May 16, 1963 – Sep 16, 1966V4Contact me if you remember...
Cavalier, VernE3Jun 1, 1963 – Mar 12, 1967V4GET IN TOUCH WITH ME
Herbert, FrankLTOct 1963 – Dec 19, 1965Navigation
Meinz, CarrollE-4 BTNov 30, 1963 – Jul 23, 1967BRAVO DIVjust looking for some old shipmates to connect with .....some of the mates names i remember are Kennith Byng, Boyd,CONTREAS,jOHNSON E-5,Clay E-5,......
Gorton, Terry(smiley)GMG3Dec 1963 – Jun 19655thHad a good time aboard the Valley Forge.Good people,good duty.
Knight, Jacke31964 – 1967s3-divjust looking for old ship mates
Fasano, TonyE 3Jan 1964 – Sep 1966flight deck
Pierce, LarryGunners Mate E3Jan 1, 1964 – Dec 1, 19665thHello old shipmates I am looking for others that served with me on the Valley Forge from 1964 to 1966, and are having health problems caused by Agent Orange and if you are getting benefits for it. Please reply to my email
Stracener, JohnE3Mar 17, 1964 – Nov 17, 1967V4V4 Div, Fuel Specialist on flight deck, wore purple Jersey.
Brechbiel, EmelieSFM3Oct 1964 – Aug 29, 1966just going down memory lane
MacDonald, TerryE3Oct 1964 – Dec 1964MedicalOn the ship for 3 months waiting for my "A" school as it was highly impacted. Looking for persons such as Fred Cockren/Corcren and others.
Deyoung, Sidney. (Dusty)Ab-aaNov 3, 1964 – Apr 23, 1968V-3Looking for old shipmates, also looking for cruse books for the years I served.1965-66-67-
Baughman, BobE41965 – 1968Ships servicemeI left the navy in 1968, got married in1969, and have 2 kids and 2 grandkids. I am an owner operator and driving the countryside. Looking to contact Jack Knight and Donald Gledhl
Kohn, RobertE4Jan 7, 1965 – Feb 1968engineeringlooking for Bill Fayle,I still own him $20., Esteban Garza, Juan Roman, Jimmy Ryder,& Jon Russel What's everyone up to????
Gledhill, DonaldE5Apr 1965 – 1971navy
David Van Fossen, David/fookerRM2Sep 1965 – Apr 1967Operations
Trybus, JimE5Nov 1, 1965 – Jan 5, 1969S DivisionI worked in the ships store have a picture taken with Capt Carr cutting the ribbon to the new store.. long time buddy's where Wayne Olson !and Jim Jenson. went to Nam four times. Sailorboyjimmy@gmail.com,regards.
Matson, QuentinANDec 24, 1965 – Mar 10, 1967V4I am looking for anyone that knew my dad and if anyone has any stories or memories to share. Sadly, he passed away Oct. 20th 2019. Please get in touch with me, his daughter, Amber Matson. Thank you!
Nichols, JerryAn1966 – 1969V-1
Ashbrook, Jerrysk31966 – 1969s-1best command in my navy 20 yr career
Robinson, Larry, RobbiePetty Officer 3rd class1966 –Navigation
Rebhahn, DaveE-9Mar 1966 – Sep 1968G DIVISIONLOOKING FOR SHIPMATES ABOARD DURING THE SAME TIME AS MYSELF.IF ANYONE REMEMBERS ME,JUST DROP ME A LINE.WIFE CAROLE IS SENDING A HELLO TO ALL.
Rushing, GeraldSeamanJun 1966 – Aug 1968X Div Post OfficeI also worked for Capt Mickey in Combat Cargo with "The old Walrus"
Rodriguez, James (Ted)AMH-3Jul 6, 1966 – Dec 31, 1969V-1/V-6
Chaisson, GeorgeABH2Oct 1, 1966 – May 2, 1968V-1
Copeland, Chris (Crazyleggs Copeland)ANNov 6, 1966 – May 15, 1969V4Looking for the guy's I play music with.
Barnhouse Jr, Emery "Buck"Third Class Petty Officer- E4 Commissaryman/CookDec 1966 – Dec 5, 1969S-2I would like to find some of the guys that i hung out with the most, but I would like to find anyone that remembers me.
Tieman, Charlesrm-3Dec 1966 – Jan 1970cr divisionlooking for anyone that work in the radio rooms
Buckley, CharlesMM1Dec 15, 1966 – Jun 15, 1967EngineeringMy time aboard the Valley Forge was short by being close to end of service. I came from the Bainbridge that was being deployed back to Vietnam and helped prepare the Forge for her trip back to Vietnam while in Long Beach
Chaisson, George profile iconABH2Dec 15, 1966 – May 5, 1968V1
Frederick, KeithSNDec 15, 1966 – Nov 15, 1967GI came aboard ship right after GL bootcamp in Long Beach as a SR went to G division as a FT striker and left as SN to attend 16 weeks of FT "A" school at Vallejo, CA as ship pulled out for extended WesPac

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