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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 1846 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 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 | 1971 – 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
Patterson, MelvinSHC E71971 – 1975Just wanted to chime in for my father that served on the USS Ranger. He served on the Ranger from 1971-1975 SHC Melvin Patterson.
Burton, DonaldSGT USMC1971 – 1973MARDET
Cole, DonnySN1971 – 19721stIf ya know me I'd be glad to hear from you
Juhasz, TimPetty Officer 2nd Class1971 – 1973XTo coin a phrase, "it was the best of times, it was the worst of times". Hope to see you guys at one of the reunions!
Schmuhl, LarryDS21971 – 1974OZDS2 in IOIC. Great ship, great crew. Currently working full time to turn her into a museum in Oregon, on the Columbia River. Please visit USSRanger.ORG
Butler, Jerrymmfn1971 – 1974A-1 hydraulics
Defenbaugh, LonnieE-31971 – 1973OCI was ATO in Operations, OC Div. Took care of mail people and cargo going on and off the ship by plane.
Stransky, Edmundsn1971 – 19744th divisiondeck seaman in 4th division from 1971 to 1974. best time of mine life. great ship,great crew
Chambers, JoeMM11971 –P1 - 4MMR
Forshey, RandyFTG3Jan 1971 – Apr 1974FoxWorked hard, played hard. The Ranger was a great ship.
Sikora, Stephen / Sikora TreeAIRMENJan 1971 – Jan 1973V3To the Russian, Hawk & Vinnotti where are you guys? Max Bird & Bob Worth are you out there??? Contact me. Would love to see you guy's again sometime.
Piper, StevenLt (jg)Jan 1971 – Jun 1973GM
Moglia, Robert MogABE3Jan 1971 – May 28, 1974V=2 Arresting Gear
Dugan, DavidETN3Jan 1971 – Aug 1974OEThe last place in the world I would want to revisit, but would do so in a minute if called back.
Souto, GeorgeAZ3Feb 1971 – Sep 1974AIMD - IM1I would like to connect with those I served with. My e-mail address is souto@snet.net
Purkiewicz, BobFTG3Mar 1971 – Jan 1974Fox
Michael Bullock, MikePFCMar 1971 – Jun 1971MED Detachment-USAIs there a Forchee (sorry, can't remember the spelling of your last name) out there? Want to thank you for shipboard orientation!
Jackson, TommieE-5Mar 13, 1971 – Nov 19, 1973Marine Detachmentassit brig warden
Burns, James Michael "Mike"AN (E-3)Mar 17, 1971 – Dec 22, 1972Aviation Stores DivisionI am trying to locate anyone who knew with my brother-in-law. He has passed and I am trying to help my sister get her benefits. We are running into a lot of red tape and need to talk to someone who served with him. Than
Tony, SorianoRM2Apr 1971 – Jul 1973CRLooking for old shipmates from CR Division, 1971-1972. Specifically looking for Doug Simon and Chuck Jochman.
Arzate, ManuelE4Apr 15, 1971 – Jul 3, 1973Marine detachmentcapt. debello was our c/o
Earnest, BenHT5Apr 15, 1971 – Sep 17, 1973Repair
Jacobs, George (Jake)DKSNApr 15, 1971 – May 10, 1972S-4Fond memories of the shipmates in Disbursing.
Camp, TomCorporalMay 1971 – May 1973Marine DetachmentI was the XO's orderly...Commander Rice
Mello, Robert BobE5May 1, 1971 – Jun 1, 1975Bosun's mateWas in the Navy for tours of Vietnam 11 years I was on the Ranger the Goblet and the Flint I enjoyed my Navy years I should have retired from the Navy but family came first
Pendley, GeorgeABE 3May 15, 1971 – Dec 13, 1974V 2AFT CAT ANIMALS 2YRS A/G 1.5 YRS
Kinrade, BillABE-3Jun 17, 1971 – Dec 1, 1974v2worked topside cat3 , met alot of good people. Times I won't ever forget
Walker, Ray profile iconDP1Jul 1971 – Jul 1974S7So many memories but does the fire in the MMR ring bells with anyone else? Awesome experience! From the first day at Hunters Point to the last day in Olongapo, Subic Bay. Remember Dila Dila? It was the BEST day!
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Lipp, RickHM2Jul 1, 1971 – Jul 30, 1972MedicalLooking for my friend Frank Lawson HM2
Carrillo, Sergioe-3Jul 11, 1971 – Aug 13, 1974V-4CAN ANYONE REMEMBER THE INCIDENT THAT HAPPEN IN 1973, WHEN THE CATAPULT MALFUNCTION AND A PLAN WENT IN THE SEA, WE LOST SOME LIVES. I need this information. my e-mail is scarrillo003@satx.rr.com, we had some great times!
Carnine, EddieAO2Jul 25, 1971 – Jul 25, 1975gmhad some of the best times of my life.alongopo ,done 4 tours.calif.wasnt to bad to me either,met alot of pretty women,still looking for one of them jeanine brandt.oakland calif.
Mestre, Hector L.Cs2Aug 1971 – Aug 1972S2Only 1 yr but many great memorier at the shipyard and the shakedown cruise when the engine was sabbotage.
Jennings, RichardBT3Aug 19, 1971 – Mar 19744MMRHad the best time of my young life aboard this o'girl. Wish I had stayed with her when my enlistment was up. Meet alot of good friends and had many enjoyable port calls. Still have a picture of the 4 carriers at end of Nam. Kids ask about.
Chase, KennethDK3Sep 1971 – Jun 1973S4God, I miss the Ranger!!!
Harris, Leonard (Harry)BT3/BTFNSep 1971 – Sep 1973MP1 and MP4Well, I came aboard a BT3 out of "A" School. Signed for an extra 2 years to do that and found out VERY quickly that I had absolutely no business as a 3rd class in Number 1 MMR. After a couple UA's I found myself a BTFN.
Wilson, Barry3rd class radarmanSep 1971 – Apr 18, 1974combat information centeri learned a lot about the service and about life
Horn, StephenE3Sep 1, 1971 – May 14, 1975V-3 IM-1 S-6
Farley, Jeffrey / J VSH/3Sep 16, 1971 – Sep 4, 1974
Reinig, MichaelSH3Oct 1971 – Oct 25, 1973S-3Great ship, great crew, great memories.
Horn, StephenE3Oct 4, 1971 – May 7, 1975S6
Saracina, PotitoCSSNOct 14, 1971 – Aug 6, 1972S-2I served on the Ranger as a cook and caught the ship in Hawaii. My name is Potito Saracina. We spent time for R&R in Phillippines, visited Hong Kong and Japan.
Heckman, DaveAirmanNov 1971 – Jul 1974V-1 and V-3 DivisionsLove to hear from old mates.
Smeins, MichaelAMS3Nov 1971 – May 1975Fist of the Fleet VA-25Was in the line division for two west pac cruises
Heckmn, DaveE3Nov 1971 – Jun 1974V-1 & V-3 DivisionsOld shipmates, please drop a line.
Eggerman, JamesE-3Nov 15, 1971 – 1973
Shenefield, John (Mike)e-3Nov 22, 1971 – Apr 23, 1974hanger bay control
Shenefield, John(Mike)E-3Nov 22, 1971 – Apr 23, 1974V-3ernie Montez contact me if possible
Guidry, JimmyHM2Dec 3, 1971 – Apr 17, 1974HOld shipmates, please drop a line.

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