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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 1856 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 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 – 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Stahl, John J.MSSN1974 – 1976S-2
Bedard, AlanIC31974 – 1978EArrived aboard as an EM, changed rates to IC while on board, left as IC3.
Bighill, JoeDS21974 – 1978OE NTDSWorked in NTDS.
Dutridge, JimETR21974 – 1978OEWorked ACLS and TACAN. SOme great times were had.
Larosa, VictorHM31974 – 1976MedicalLooking for Robert C. Pressman, or Dwayne MacDonald. Both Corpsman serving with me at the time.
Robinette, Mark/ RoboE-41974 – 1978R-DivisionFwd C02 Hull Tech
Castro, TedABH31974 – May 1978V-1Best of times! Still think about all my Ranger family.. Fly 3 tractors rule..
Loudis, TedGMT21974 – Aug 23, 1977WWWhat a great time I had on board the USS Ranger.
Strohecker, Jerrye41974 – 1977eHi! My name is Jerry Strohecker an I'm looking for my shipmate, Mark Echevaria. We served together on the USS Ranger from 1973-1977. If anyone knows his wherabouts, I'd love to get in touch with him.
Sesley, RussellABE-21974 – 1982V-2Firefighter City of Memphis
Love, CliffordABF31974 – 1977V4I had some good times aboard the USS Ranger I made some good friends and fell out of touch hopefully this posting with hook me up with the friends I lost and we can reminisce about our cruises
Bighill, JoeDS21974 – 1978OE NTDS
Shaffer, GeraldABF21974 – 1977V4looking for shipmates i served with...pls contact me...
Echeveria, MarkE41974 – Feb 8, 1978E DivisionI see where Jerry Strohecker is looking for me. I would very much like to contact him. My email is:mmarkech@aol.com.
Newman, BobABH21974 – Nov 14, 1977V3Rest In Peace Ranger. Thanks for fantastic voyages and experiences of a lifetime.
Hobbs, KrisGMT3/GMT2Jan 2, 1974 – Dec 31, 1974"W" DIVISIONFIRST BIG SHIP, AND WHAT A TIME I HAD TO ADJUST TO A "CITY". HAD FUN WITH THE GANG AT THE WEST 40, THE WESTPAC AND TONKIN GULF IN AUG. MADE IT THROUGH THAT CRUISE AND THEN TRANSFERED TO NSC OAKLAND.
Engle, RandyABHANJan 2, 1974 – May 28, 1977V-1Would like to connect any old shipmates, have located John Mckelvy, Bob Sorenson from V-1 & Ricky Jackson from V-2. I worked in Flight Deck Control and ran deck edge elevators. Westpac 74 & 76. Good times certainly!!!
Mendenhall, KeithE-2 BTFA to E-7 BTCJan 5, 1974 – Jan 8, 1983P-3 oil lab and P-2 2MMr & 3 MMRLong time on board, 2 year shore duty in there somewhere.
Snitchler, Daniel mm2Jan 11, 1974 – Oct 28, 1977P4
Baker, RogerOS3Feb 1, 1974 – Jan 1, 1977operationslooking forward to hearing from others in operations
Steinhour, ArleyRMCFeb 1, 1974 – Nov 1, 1976Radio ShackBrought my sons William, Michael and Joeseph on a Tiger cruise from Hawaii to SD
Frazier, Brian profile iconABH 2Feb 5, 1974 – Oct 26, 1977V-3Great experience. Went in at 17 and 24 days old. Too young , did ok though . Worked hard & played hard. Met some good guys while in. You never forget your time in service , Good luck to all you boats.
Unger, Davidbt3Mar 1974 – Oct 1977p-3had a lot of good memories of my time on board miss a lot of the guys have kept track of a few not very well though not much of a communicator
Gordon, MichaelE5Mar 4, 1974 – Dec 4, 1978DAMAGE CONTROLHULL TECHNICIAN
Newman, BobABH2Mar 7, 1974 – Nov 14, 1977V3Made the '74 cruise and '76 American Bicentenial cruise. My only ship and absolutely loved her. I hope she's preserved as a museum and don't know why she's not in San Diego right now.
Glover, DanAME 2Apr 1974 – Apr 1, 1978VF-154I made the 1976 bicentennial cruise. Had a Blast.I wouldn't trade the experience for anything, although you probably couldn't have convinced me of that at the time.
Bonilla, Richarde1Apr 6, 1974 – Jul 2, 1974Co 941Co Comander PO Pounders...
Brown, RichardAMH 3Apr 14, 1974 – Mar 23, 1976AIMD HYDRAULICS SHOPHad some good times on her until we went to dry dock in Washington and then had do do damage control work for the rest of my time on her. all the guys in aimd I hope every one is pressing on and doing good
Gillespie, TomAK3May 1974 – Oct 1974RVAH-13My second cruise to WestPac with the squadron. Had a great time with great squadron and shipmates. My uncle, "Doc" Gillespie, later served as COB on the Ranger. Feel free to email, former shipmates.
Fiscus, PaulAO3May 1974 – Oct 1974VF-154 WHEN I FIRST WENT ABOARD THE "RANGER" I WAS TAD TO CVW-2 OFFICE. HALF WAY THROUGH THE CRUISE I MADE 3RD CLASS AND WENT BACK TO MY SQUADRON(VF-154). MY BERTHING AREA WAS A GUN TURRET ON THE PORT SIDE OF THE SHIP, HANGAR DECK LEVEL.
Pendergrass, DewittAE 2May 1974 – Oct 1974VF-154
Arguelles, NelsonPN3May 1974 – Mar 1977Personnel AdminAwesome time during my tour of the USS Ranger especially my first WESTPAC cruise.
Oliver, David/ollieCV61May 5, 1974 – May 5, 1980V-3HELLO TO ALL RANGER SHIPMATES AND V-3 DIV BUDDIES MARK FARRELL JOSEPH VANCE BRIAN FRAZIER MICHAEL RIVERS DAVIS BOLTON JUST TO NAME A FEW! IF ANY OF U GUYS SEE THIS CONTACT ME! BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU!
Findley, JohnAK3May 5, 1974 – Oct 18, 1974VA-25Visited Hawaii and Philipines and Hong Kong. Not much of a westpac cruise.
McGhee, EdwardAE2May 7, 1974 – Oct 1974VF-154I started as a 2JG phone talker, then was assigned to pri-fly for the remainder of the deployment.
Driscoll, Michael profile iconBT3Jun 1974 – Mar 1976P-1 Engineering
Art, LusignanDP2Jun 4, 1974 – Nov 18, 1975S-7 and SMAA Spent 17 months on the Ranger. First part in S-7 Div. Then last 8 1/2 months TAD to the Ships Master At Arms force. As an E-5 it was very good duty. Met some great people in both divisions. GREAT SHIP
Braun, JamesMMFNJun 17, 1974 – Jul 19, 1976MMI AND MM4GREAT TIMES THROUGH HARD TIMES OR INPORT TIMES DID 2 TOURS SEEN MORE IN THOSE 2 YEARS THAN I HAVE THE REST OF MY LIFE
Hible, James (Jim) Intellectual PowerhouseE4/BM3Jun 18, 1974 – 19761st DeckI have great memories of my days on the Ranger. I would love to get in touch with some of the shipmates that served with me.
Christopher, Jerry (Chris)e5Jun 23, 1974 – Jun 23, 1978V4What a time it was, if we could only turn back the hands of time...Any old ship mates feel free to contact me. Served in V4, mostly the repair division. Most called me Chris
Gardner, Jim / AKA "JJ"ABE-3Jul 1974 – Aug 17, 1977V-2Arresting Gear, Hook runner, wire checker, Deck Edge etc.
Sewell, IraAK3Jul 1974 – Dec 1974S-6Enjoyed port calls in Philippines, Hong Kong and Honolulu. Wish we could have made it to Australia.
Baxter, JohnLTJGJul 8, 1974 – Jun 30, 1977WeaponsWas with Weapons Dept then with the Ships Overhaul Division during the initial stage of overhaul until June 1977. Had 2 WestPacs ('74 & '76). Love every minute - GREAT crew and Officers. Think of many and CAPT Nicholson.
Hill, DanHTFNJul 11, 1974 – Jan 15, 1976R aft co2 locksmith shop
Allen, JamesPetty Officer 2nd ClassAug 1, 1974 – Jun 1, 1975OC. Air Traffic Control Division
Condrotte, Charles (Chad) profile iconDT2Aug 1, 1974 – Sep 6, 1976Dental DivisionI completed 2 WestPac cruises and really enjoyed being on a big aircraft carrier.
Matney, JohnOperations Specialist 3rd ClassAug 1, 1974 – Jun 15, 1978Operations
Wheeler, JohnnyAZCAug 15, 1974 – Aug 25, 1975VA-25Maintenace/Material Control CPO for VA-25
Bonilla, Richarde3Sep 1, 1974 – Sep 15, 1976V3onboard the day they returned from west pac Alameda NAS Sep/1974....hey fellow shipmates !! I am always l@@king to re connect with my great shipmates !! ( richard@bonilla.com / www.richard.bonilla.com )
Moran, TerrenceMM3Sep 9, 1974 – May 9, 1978P-1Looking to contact any buddies from Ranger!
Diehl, Raymond ScottAO05Oct 1974 – Jan 28, 1978Air launch guided misslesLive in Seattle
Alarcon, Victor Or ChicoSHSNOct 1974 – Jul 15, 1978SUPPLY S 4
Walden, ThomasSN / FNOct 1974 – Mar 19772nd / R DivHad some good times and bad times, Just trying to reach out and get in contact with some of my old Shipmates, I came on board assigned second division and did a Westpac in 76 . And left while in R Div.
Bjornn, Gordon profile iconSeaman 1st classOct 15, 1974 – Jan 15, 1976Deck department 2nd divisionA lot of good memories. Especially when I steered the biggest ship in the Navy
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Martucci, Frank profile iconAK2Oct 18, 1974 – Aug 16, 1976V-2 Supply
Draus Ae2, EdAE2Nov 1974 – Jul 1975AIMD CAL LABI was in VC-5 ON OKINAWA. Worked on USMC airplanes. An AE1 Pionted out to sea one day and said the Real Navy is out there an I had to go try it out. VC-5 was McHales Navy......Duck hunts, Taiwan trips.
Tatar, Frank (Home Grown)E3Nov 4, 1974 – Nov 4, 1977Jet shopRemeber (DTG,s) boy I wish I were back in them days. I had one of the best times of my life on the ranger. I hope that all my shipmates feel the same.would love to here from anyone in that time period.
Webb, CharlesSANov 4, 1974 – Sep 10, 1976DG-9750-ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALISTS, AND CLERKS-SK,Navigation.
Lindholm, ThaneOS3Dec 1974 – Sep 1976OIMade the 76 deployment with the Bicentennial in Singapore and lots of time in Subic
Schumaker, Dennis/schu profile iconFADec 1, 1974 – Mar 26, 1978A
Jones, Art profile iconHT 3Dec 11, 1974 – Nov 17, 1978R 1BICENTIENEL WES-PAC 1976 GREAT CRUISE! People I recall, John McNiel, Steve Lindquist, Joe Aggurie, Randy Scarbrough, Mike Tennison, Doug Whalen, Jack King, Dennis Dinger, Rudy Alvarez, Dan Badger, Rick Wingo, GOOD TIMES.
Plumadore, Howie ( Plum )BT- 3 PLUMADOREDec 14, 1974 – Jun 3, 1978P- 1SERVED WITH A GREAT TEAM OF MEN WHILE ABOARD THE RANGER IN 4 MMR. SOME NAMES SWINDELL GATES ETTLING WEBB BATEMAN BARROWS.
Bevier, Richard (Bear)SMSNDec 15, 1974 – Dec 27, 1976Communications (Signalman)Hello Guys 1975 WestPac cruise on Board of the USS Ranger. Where is all the Signalmans & Radiomans. We were a bunch of Cards playing fools while out at sea back then.Don't forget about all the partying we've done. hollar back guys .
Bevier, Richard (Bear)SMSNDec 18, 1974 – Dec 28, 1976Communications (Signalman)What's up guys, KT (KAT) , Childs,Leonardo, Danny Ronald Anderson,Charles R.Johnson, RM3 Flint,RM3 Sunshine, and the rest of the groups from the 1975 WestPac Cruise.Hollar back guys. My E-mail address is :taurus425bull@aol.com.love to hear

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