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USS Ranger (CV 61) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ranger (CV 61). 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 1847 crew members registered for the USS Ranger (CV 61).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1957 | 1958 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 – 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
Lopez, Francisco C.DM31965 – 1967OP
Lamson, L.j. "Casey"1965 – 1966FoxI never thought I would miss the Old Girl...but I do. I wonder what happened to "The Great Roaming Gronk", and Ellison, and the guys..
Hughes, Gerald JPETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS1965 – 1968Damage Control
Price, Mike1965 – 1966VF-143Loved my West Pac cruise. I still remember coming into SF Bay with crew at parade rest around perimeter of flight deck after our long hot cruise. This is the most favorite memory of my life. I still get a lump in my throat to this day.
Johnson, Steven JohnneyPN31965 – 1966VF-142
Crabbe, Gary (Monty)Petty Officer 3rd class1965 – 1969DC3
Wheeler, StevenAK41965 – 1966S-6 Aviation SupplyReported at shipyard in San Francisco. She was in for repairs to a boiler. South China Sea operating at sea for 124 days with no break. Extended indefinitely, fire in the engine room, and back to San Francisco. Me & Sid
Wilson, RobertE4 IC31965 – Nov 4, 1967E & X
Larrabee, RichardPH 41965 – 1965Photography DepartmentI love this ship, I'll never forget the day I went over board. But landed in one of the nets. That saved my life. I was taking photos when this happy. Then off Nam. I went along to make the Beach landing on March 8, 1965
Meshey, CharlesSM1965 – 1968CS
Weeks, CharlieAO31965 – 1967G-DivGot to see a lot of the ports besides the South China Sea Some good times
Points, MikeMM 3Jan 28, 1965 – Jan 28, 1969A-4 DIVISIONLIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU
Harris, Charlesstewardmate E-3Feb 12, 1965 – Jul 27, 1968S-1STEWARDMATE
Beers, RobertE-2Mar 1965 – Jan 1966Gunners Mate/Bomb Mag. I really enjoyed my time on the ship I will never forget.
Lopez, Francisco C.DM-3Mar 1965 – Feb 7, 1967OP (I.O.I.C.)A wonderful and formative experience! Long live the fine memory of our REAL skipper...Capt.Leo B. McCuddin (10May65-7Jun66)!!!! Fontana, California Ft.Apache@sbcglobal.net (909) 823-1876
Keyte, MorrisE3Apr 2, 1965 – May 1, 1968A-7 O2N2 Lox plantAhoy Dudes, You were right Joe Simon we never had it so good. Thank you USS Ranger for all the memories. Would like to hear from some of you Dudes.
Purdy, VicPC2 - Postal ClerkMay 1965 – Feb 1967AdminI enjoyed my time on Ranger. The post office gang was a great group to work with. Vietnam wasn't fun but Ranger excelled. Saw good ports. Could forget Danang wait for cod under spotter plane - beat mortar shell hit by exactly 24 hrs
Buckley, DanSeaman E3May 1965 – May 19672nd Division
Gagnon, William profile icondpsnMay 5, 1965 – Oct 12, 1968op ioici will alway miss the ranger and the friendship that i have made with folks from all over america. especially one person lcdr steele who treated my like the father i never had.his encouragement helped me .
Bailey, RobertCS3May 30, 1965 – Jan 1967S2In Jan of 1967 a few of us were transferred to the USS BON HOMME RICHARD CVA 31
Buchanan, JerryAK3Jun 1965 – Jun 1967S-6 Avation SupplySupplied the planes with parts, remember the time when someone ordered to much deck cleaner and as it came on we had to throw it off the back of the ship. Remember 500 lb bomb that fell and didn't go off.
Berry, Michael profile iconAG3Jun 1965 – Dec 1966OA DIVEnjoyed my time on the Ranger. Made many friends, some lifelong. Was upper air specialist. Crazy cruise with two typhoons.
Bridenbaugh, Dave "Bull"ABH ANJun 10, 1965 – Sep 22, 1967V-1Fond memories that I never would have thought I would ever have. Pier watch, In port Fire Party, Side Boys, Flight Deck Controll Watch. But I missed the guys and the feeling of being on a GREAT SHIP. I left as a Yellow Shirt in Fly One.
Mose, Ron profile iconDC 3 Jun 10, 1965 – Feb 20, 1969RLots of memories of Ranger and crew.
Meter, Rick VanRD2Jul 1965 – May 1968OI2 West-Pac cruise 1966 and 1967 1968. I was on board during the Pueblo incident.
Degnan, JimABHANJul 1965 – Feb 11, 1969V3See her sitting in mothballs at least once a week. Not a pretty sight.
Tharpe, William {bill}ak3 avation storekeeperJul 1, 1965 – Sep 1, 1968s-6 avation supplyworked mostly on the mezine about the jet shop , was on the inventory team
Tinberg, SteveABE2Jul 1, 1965 – Oct 31, 1968V2Briefly catapult hook-up, then r & t engine operator. Then made second class and became catapult captain. Retired and living in Kansas
Rogers, TerryMM3Jul 19, 1965 – Jun 29, 1967A-4 AIRCONDITIONING &REFREGERATION HAVE LOTS OF GOOD MEMEORIES FROM THE SHIP AND SHIPMATES
Allen, Harold G.RM2Aug 1965 – Sep 1968CR
Oconnell, WayneGMG3Aug 1965 – Feb 19685TH DIV.
Walker, TedMM2Aug 6, 1965 – Mar 7, 1969P-2Lots of good memories
Kimball, DonaldEMAug 6, 1965 – Aug 5, 1967E
Charbeneau, RobertE3Aug 10, 1965 – May 8, 1967G
Callahan, Ronnie M.ABH3Aug 12, 1965 – Nov 22, 1968v5by far the best years of my LIFE while onboard RANGER FURTHERD MY EDUCATION REENLISTED RETIRED 1992 CWO3
Tucker, Jerry L. "Tuck"seamanOct 1965 – Aug 19671st divisionI would love to here from anyone I served with before i left in '67 before I went to seal training.
Van Meter, RickRD2Oct 1, 1965 – May 7, 1968OI Divison Radar CICSpent 3 years on Ranger after A school.
Vancheri, RonSH2Nov 1965 – Jun 1968Ship ServiceAnthony Rubino, Bill Rodgers, Mike Hill, Leaf Narvesen where are you. I had a great time with you guys and would like to hear from you all. I lost all of the pictures I had in a flood but I'd remember your faces anywhere
Taylor, BobPH 1Nov 10, 1965 – Jan 20, 1968PhotoDirected Night crew in Tokin Gulf. Processing aerial film and printing thousands of picture.
Brockway, BobE 3Dec 1, 1965 – Sep 28, 1967V-2 AFT catsI will never forget the great men in our crew, and my time aboard the Ranger.
Stockton, Bob (Nasty)RD2Dec 10, 1965 – Aug 8, 1966OPCross decked with Yankee Team Assets to Constellation while on Yankee Station 8/66.
Driskill, FredSeamanDec 20, 1965 – Aug 14, 1968OII served as a radar man and went to combat information center school, and ntds school. My contact address is freddriskill2@gmail.com
Dillard, JoeHM3Dec 28, 1965 – Mar 17, 1966TAD'd H DivMade part of West Pac to Gulf of Tonkin

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