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USS Forrestal (CV 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV 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 2081 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 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 – 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

Rotelle, Craig1989 – 1991
Hanson, CaryIC21989 – Sep 11, 1993Engineering E-Div & Maint-QA"Forest Fire" a ship you love to hate to love. I have many good memories serving onboard with a good crew. I was also part of the decommissioning crew and was sad to see her go.
Fowler, Jd1989 –
Williams, Clarence MichaelAT41989 – 1992
Cleve, GreenAO11989 – 1992G-1/Flightdeck
Childers, JeffreyWT 21989 – 1991WEPS / "W"Worked in FWD and AFT SASS with some great guys.
Smith, EdwardBT 21989 – 1991B division (water lab)
Powell, AllenAN1989 – 1992V-3 and RMDThere will never be another FID. A great crew and ship. Made the Final Cruise in 91.
Yesaitis, EddieMM21989 – 1993P-FWDAnyone from 4MMR during '91 cruise please contact me.
Davis, JamesABE 31989 – 1993V-2 Waist CatsWas a great experience that I will never forget, the last time I seen the old girl was in the shipyard in Philadelphia. I wish I had a chance to show my son that ship, she will be missed.
Douthit, DavidUndesignated Airman / AOAN1989 – 1992V1 Div G1H DivWhen I first came on the ship, I spent about 3 years in Air dept., Then after almost walking off the bow after night flight ops, I decided it was time for a new job and went to Weapons dept. G1H. I had a great time...
Terry, RobertAMS21989 – 1990VA-37great ship, awesome crew
Noles, AllenAT31989 – 1992AIMD
Runderson, RundeMM11989 – 1992M - DivisionLooking for the rest of the 2 Aux Crew. Please sound off!
Wells, EdwardEM51989 – 1992E
Howell, RobertAbe31989 – 1992V-2Enjoyed my time on the Fid. Made many friends.
Mason, ThomasAO31989 – 1992G-1 Flight Deck OrdnanceCame aboard in 89 and I served on the flight deck until the Forrestal came to Pensacola as AVT-59 and I finished out the remainder of my enlistment with VS-32 attached to the USS America CV-66
Lenoir, GeoffreyABH2/IT2Jan 1989 – May 1992V-1Crash&Smash Miss you guys!!
Swiger, BillAO1(AW)Jan 1989 – May 1991G-1 Hangerdeck
Franklin, DarrellABF3Jan 1989 – Sep 1991V-4Great experience serving in the Navy and stationed aboard this carrier.
Farrier, CharlesMM2Jan 1989 – Dec 1991PAFT 2 AUX.. #2 Evap/gen roomi hated all the long hot hours spent down in that pit...then again i did get to make friens with alot of great SHIPMATES...
Curry, BrianAK3Jan 1, 1989 – Jul 1, 1992S-6Best times of my life was during my Navy years. Great experience and many memories from the FID. Didn't keep in touch with anyone after I got out. If anyone served during the same time, please contact me to say hello.
Cooper, CoopIC1Jan 1, 1989 – Feb 1, 1992E DivisionE division and supply used to do battle.
Josey, RicoE-1Jan 14, 1989 – Jun 1, 1989V-3Enjoyed short tenure on the FID and hoopin' at the base gym...Still residing at home in the ATL (1 dau/grandson & 2 sons);A&P; Master of Aeronautical Science/Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University;Flight Training Soon
Lenoir, GeoffreABH-2Feb 1989 – May 1992V-1 (Crash&Salvage)I remember the toilet paper story from Capt Thomasy. Capt mast on the flight deck!! All the ports, all the nights falling down drunk. Best times of my life!! "Will we stay or will we go"!! Loved that one!!
Gaona, Jamesmm3Feb 1989 – Aug 19934mmr engif anyone remembers say hello
Edwards, James profile iconABH2Feb 1989 – Dec 1990V-1FLY 3 PO (YELLOW SHIRT)
Rubalcaba, Rene (Rico)AN/PCFeb 8, 1989 – Jan 8, 1989VA-37 BullsAir wing was great. By the way what was below the hangar bay?
Bonett, AnthonyAG2Feb 13, 1989 – Jul 28, 1992Operations WeatherEnjoyed 3 1/2 years on the greatest carrier to ever sail. Two med cruises, one Carib, jaunt and a stellar fleet week in New York. God bless the FID
Thurman, GregABH 3Mar 1989 – Oct 1993V-1 Crash & SalvageServed aboard FID from 3/89 10/93 in V-1 Div/Crash & Salvage Rock Dave Joe Kirk Rod John Geoff, Curtis and Bobby,CWO3 "Air Bos'n" Don Johnson Chief Flecher & Long, Kirkland RIP Would love to hear from the crew again. gthurman@hotm
Polumbo, Doug ( Polo)DC2Mar 1989 – Jul 1992RepairGreat Experience with some really good people..FID shipmates email me @
Baccigalopi, JohnBT3Mar 1989 – Sep 1993B AUXworked in the oil lab. looking for others
Bruce, Mathewabf3Mar 1989 – Sep 1992V4I worked all areas of the aviation fuels including the lab.
Irons, BobbyMM3Mar 10, 1989 – Sep 9, 1992
Bell, JohnBTFNMar 17, 1989 – Sep 9, 1992PMwhere's the PM crew?
Blackman, R. AlexANApr 1989 – Oct 1990V-4
Thomas, BillyAO3Apr 14, 1989 – Apr 16, 1990AIMDWorked in he AIMD AO Shop would love to hear from any other AO's!
Joshua, Errol "Josh"EM3Apr 17, 1989 – Apr 17, 1993ELooking to reunite with old shipmates.
Lass, PatricDC1(SW)Apr 27, 1989 – Sep 1, 1993RepairGreat tour.
Brown, Gary Aka SkinneyET2May 1989 – Jun 1993RadarIn time most memories turn into good ones. I certainly was not happy to be on a ship then but I am glad now that I did it.
Prochaska, KurtLTJGMay 1989 – May 1991OZShe was a good ship with a fine crew. I did two work-ups and one Med cruise.
Thiele, JohnPr3May 1989 – Dec 1991Vf-11
Noble, JamieFC2 CIWS TECHMay 1, 1989 – Jun 1, 1991OEMTwo Med cruises and lots of memories with my fellow Fire Controlmen, CIWS and NATO SeaSparrow techs. Send me an email.
Walker, TreyOS2May 1, 1989 – Dec 10, 1992OIgood times! OPS/OI call me! 334-419-0855
Webber, JosephE4May 3, 1989 –MSSN
Weber, StephenRM3May 8, 1989 – Sep 1, 1992Comm/CRI enjoyed serving on the FID, best years of my life and miss my buddies I served with in the Comm dept
Medina, Alfredo " Bubba:CS1(SW/AW)May 12, 1989 – Jan 3, 1993S-2 CargoMy first ship the FID and still holds a lot of memories and forever keep it with me , Every ones knows me , I'm the food keeper and coffee issuer. The only MS that never worked in the Galley did a real good job in cargo.
Alleman, JarrodMM3Jun 1989 – Feb 1990MMR 4
Ruiz, EddieMS3Jun 1989 – Jan 1992S-2 CargoLeft Navy in 92. Graduated from NMSU in 97. I am exec director of Soc Service agency in New Mexico. Still think of the FID. I still keep in touch with Brocato of S-2 and SK2 Ruiz. I see Medina is listed. What up Bubba.
Welfel, ScottOS2Jun 1989 – Dec 1992OI
Larios, EricHMJun 1989 – Feb 1994Medical
Loftus, Brian MM2 E5Jun 1, 1989 – Apr 1, 19932UAX PAFT2AUX CREW will always live and breath. Had some wonderful shipmates and worked hard amd played harder. Anyone want to contact in touch with Rundy and Sweet Chuck
Stull, GregOSSNJun 9, 1989 – Oct 10, 1990operations
Brown, TroySH2Jun 15, 1989 – Sep 15, 1993S-3 SupplyI was an SH2 assigned to S-3 Supply Division. I now live in Pensacola and work at the Escambia Sheriff's Office as a Detective. The FID was great.
Richard, RichIC3Jul 1989 – May 1992I will never forget standing on the flightdeck as we passed through the Straights of Gibralter on a Med Cruise. Too bad I will not be able to show my children the ship on which I served this country. It is a great loss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gubanski, Robert E.AZ2Jul 1989 – Apr 12, 1990VA-37 BullsProud to have been a part of the FID and would love to hear from anyone who was in VA-37/VFA-37 from 1989 to 1992.
Campbell, Jeffreysk3Jul 1989 – Jul 1993s-9
Gil, Laurence0-2Jul 6, 1989 – Nov 17, 1990SupplyGreat Crew.
Taylor, JonMM2Jul 12, 1989 – Sep 11, 1993P-FWD/1 AMR
Powell, JimAug 1989 – Jun 1992G-3 Wepons Admin Ships Security QAi was one of the last AO'S to leave the ship in Pensacola other than AO1 Crocker
Turner, MikeIC3Aug 1989 – Aug 1990E DivisionGlad to have served with a Great crew! Memories, as if it were yesterday!
Drake, MatthewE3 Gunners MateAug 1989 – Apr 1992G2 Armory WeaponsI served as a .50 cal Gunner in the Ship’s Armory. Worked on Sprinkler Systems in Weapons mags, on small arms like .45’s, M16’s, M60’s, and 12 ga. Favorite task was line gunning, love fire and working with MARDET
Frausto, Mark SnowmanEN3Aug 7, 1989 – Jun 12, 1993A DivMiss this ship really bad best days off my life.
Bryant, Harvey ( Big Brain )HT3Aug 10, 1989 – May 14, 1991REPAIRI started out in the CHT shop, and ended up in the METAL SHOP. I'm about to retire in 2009 and without a dought there's no other ship that could even hold a candle to the crew of the ( FID ). Look me up REPAIR (
Harris, RodrickMM3Aug 16, 1989 – Aug 16, 1993
Ramirez, JesseE-7 DCCAug 20, 1989 – Jul 20, 1993REPAIR Best Ship and crew I've had the privaledge to serve with in the last 23 years. Had a great time onboard her. I won't ever forget you Mighty FID. Thanks for the memories.Retirements only 4 months away. I think I'm happy about it.
Dixon, MikeE-4/ HT3Aug 26, 1989 – Jan 15, 1991Repair
Ownbey, Jeff "Op"AS2Sep 1989 – Jan 1992AIMD IM-4Served aboard FID with a great bunch of fellas, had alot of fun, visited alot of places. I sometimes feel a little nostalgic about times long since gone by. I have managed to keep up with a few old pals from the crew. Hope to hear from more of them.
Pennington, JasonHM3Sep 1989 – Mar 1993VF 31
Breaux III, JohnABH3Sep 1989 – Sep 8, 1992V-3Some of my most memorable moments and some of the best guys I ever had the pleasure of meeting I owe to the Navy. I wouldn't change not a single experience during my time on-board Forrestal. Thanks for the memories!!!!!!
Luttman, John W.EN 1Sep 1, 1989 – Sep 11, 1993A and RFinest ship and best crew I ever worked with.
James, KellyDP1 (SW/AW)Sep 1, 1989 – Mar 15, 1991OZProudly served on board the USS Forrestal.
Pyrtle, JamesMM3Sep 12, 1989 – Aug 27, 1991#4 EngineroomI don't remember alot cause I'm an even bigger dumbass now than I was then but I do remember what I remember I can remember that anyway.
Mathis, SageADANSep 14, 1989 – Feb 15, 1992IM-2Started out in S-9 for a year, afterwards to the jet shop right under the "Mezz"! FID was my first command and everytime I flew over PNSY after decomm I dropped a tear. Glad she's still out there holding my memories. "OL Girl" wil
Carcamo, JoseE6/AS1Sep 21, 1989 – Jan 30, 1992IM-4
Cummings, Brian C.SKSN E-3Oct 1989 – Mar 1993S-9Had a great tour and met alot of friends that I have lost touch with.
Borcherding, CarlWT2Oct 1989 – Feb 1993"W" Weapons (TAD to Security)I LOVED FID!!!! Spent 6 months out of a 4 year assignment in "W" division (in Forward and Aft SASS), the rest of the time was TAD to Security Department. Served as a TAD Watch Commander and Command Investigator almost the entire time.
Hoilman, Glenn / H-daddyAT1Oct 1989 – Mar 1992AIMD/IM1 & IM3 also 12 months Ships Master-at-ArmsIM1 IMRL/TOL Manager IM3 RADCOM Shop 2 Supervisor Security Command Drug Screening Coordinator/Investigations
Ron, RayAK3Oct 1989 – May 1991Supply S-9Was on the last cruise with her, then to Pensacola.
Kester, KdogMM2Oct 16, 1989 – Sep 2, 1993M DivisionWorked in 3 Main Machinery Room Qualified Top Watch Decom Crew Last Med cruise MMC Yell,MMC Kimberly,MM1 MCcune, and the rest of crew I miss you all.Peace be with you.Finally retired MM1 Kester.
Leveston Jr, JamesE-4 AOOct 29, 1989 – Jul 26, 1992I was in -3 division bomb assembly and i am looking for all my homies so i can catch up. Damm I miss my dogs we had the best time. Get at me.
Powers, KennethIC3Nov 1989 – 1992V2Great time and great people.
Carter, KevinIC3Nov 1989 – Sep 2003V-2 Plat/LensMy first ship. Good times!!! Especially Rhodes Greece.
Hoffman, MartyIC1Nov 1989 – Nov 1992V-2Assigned to PLAT/LENS.
Norton, BruceOS2Nov 10, 1989 – Feb 1992OI
Borcherding, CarlWT2Nov 14, 1989 – Feb 26, 1993Weapons "W"Assigned to "W" division (forward and aft SASS) and was TAD to Security Department during both of the ship's final MED cruises. Loved my time on the FID; hope to see her again some day.
Willemsen, ScottABE3Nov 30, 1989 – Oct 15, 1992V-2Served in Waist Cats but to all in Air Dept. Best bunch of guys I ever served with...many a friend made on that ol girl and alot of good times. Thanks Ol girl
Austin, LowellIC2Dec 1989 – Nov 1992V2
Barnett, KeifPC3Dec 3, 1989 – Nov 21, 1994S-8(RIP) This is posted by ABF1 Kenneth D. Lake . The brother is truly missed.
Dones, RobertABE3Dec 9, 1989 – May 7, 1993V-2 Div. Arresting GearGreat times, met good friends, and unforgettable memories. RIP to my Buddy ABE3 Paul G. Montealegre (Monte.) who also served onboard. from 1989-1993. I would like to say Hi to all of the shipmates that served with me.
Krumins, StevenAC2Dec 12, 1989 – Dec 12, 1992OC
Bradley, Time 3Dec 12, 1989 – Mar 23, 1993V3I enjoyed my time onboard the FID it was an was the good old to know how my navy buddies are doin.lm married we hav 2 beautiful little girls and a baby boy on the way.the mighty FID lives on.
Bradley, TimABHANDec 13, 1989 – Mar 23, 1993V3The Forrestal was a memorable ship i meet a lot of nice people i must admit I miss that ship.It help turn me into the man I am today.I miss all my chilling buddies,drinking was GREAT being on that ship
Herrera, Julio CABE3Dec 20, 1989 – Aug 18, 1993V-2 AIRGreetings from the Gear Rats, loved Mayport, Pesacola and Philly! I had great times and great friends.
Brinson, Gregmm3Dec 30, 1989 – May 6, 1993p-aft 2amr
McKnight, MatthewABH3Dec 31, 1989 – Sep 6, 1992V-1Great place to start life.

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