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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Richardson, John1975 – Jan 1978OE
Adams, StevenABH1975 – 1976Flight deck blue shirt
O'Daire, AlfredSGT, USMC1975 – 1977MarDetDirty trick to play on a Marine, but found out it beat humping Pendleton
Moistner, WillAE 21975 – 1976VAQ 135Best time I ever had was on the Ranger during her bicentinnal of 76
Robinson, RobiE31975 – 1976VF 154 Fighting Black KnightsIcame on board a 17 year old kid, left a grown man. great memories,loved flight ops.
Ettling, SteveMM21975 – 1980P1High times
Trosvig, GlennYN31975 – 1979Captain's OfficeI met some really great guys.
Vondrak, DennisMS31975 – 1977S-5Young and dumb but the most adventure a young man could imagine. Best to all former friends and crew of CV-61!
Matthews, JeffPO31975 – 1979VA-25 AD
Swindell, RickBT31975 – 1977B division
Sorensen, Kim (Kimbo)PH31975 – Dec 1975OPMy time in the Navy was the highlight of my life. Wish I had the foresight to of known this before getting out. I saw and did so much more in those yrs. than all my yrs. since. Bless the USA and all fellow veterans!!!!
Andrews, Robert DonAT21975 – 1978AIMD
Petrimoulx, Dave (Kid)E 4Jan 1975 – Sep 1977V 2Good old arresting gear
Hurdle, Charles "chuck"MS3Jan 1975 – Sep 5, 1978S5Mess Mgmt Spec in both wardroom and gen mess. Also cleaned state rms in Warrant Officer country. Was made honorary member of the Savage Sons RVAH-5 Squadron. Onboard during '76 W. Pac Bicent Cruise. Curtis White & Rick Lewis were shipmates
Petrimoulx, DaveABE4Jan 1975 – Sep 1977V2 Arresting Geargood times bad times I had my share
Aguirre, JoeHT 2Jan 1975 – Jan 8, 1979R-Div
Schutz, DavidBT3Jan 1975 – Jul 1978P3This was a time in my life I will always cherish.
Spurgeon, LorinoneJan 1, 1975 – Dec 31, 1977n/aMy dad was on this ship and the navy moved our family from San Diego to Bremerton on this ship. Would like to know if anyone remembers a little blonde girl that they gave M&Ms to every morning.
Cochran, MarkSNJan 3, 1975 – Sep 9, 1976wg/ weaponsAny one in w/g division that was on 76 westpac cruise ..Was wondering if Ao3 Steve Tench,Ymn Baker or Airman Whitting are in communication.
Ramage, Brad/aceABE2Jan 5, 1975 – Feb 20, 1977V-2 Div. Waist catsCame aboard during O/H in Bremerton. I had a great time and have many fond memories. I left the Navy and received an Army commission in 84. I retired as an engineer officer in 98. I hope Top Gun finds a home in Or.
Miller, RandallCTT2Jan 5, 1975 – Mar 14, 1978OZ Division
Hanna, WilliamAO2Jan 10, 1975 – Jul 7, 1979IM-3 W/C 710AIMD Weapons I Level, We had hot and cold running water, and a phone dial on the hatch to enter. A terrific place to play spades
Kleinfelter, TomAQ 2Jan 20, 1975 – Oct 13, 1979AIMD IM 3Had a great time and met many of good buddies
Thompson, VanceE-5/EM2Jan 31, 1975 – Jun 28, 1979/ V-2Sure learned alot while on board and have numerous fond memories of the other shipmates I served with. Only now do I realize the time I was on the Ranger were the best years of my life.
Larson, Keith profile iconHT2Feb 1975 – Jun 1977R-DivisionMany years have gone by since my time on the Ranger. Now a retired engineer for Boeing Aircraft, living in central Minnesota.
Hernandez, Edward (Ed)E-2Feb 1, 1975 – Nov 26, 19763rd DivI was young and dumb, Now when I think back, it was the greatest adventure of my life...... and good times
Kosowski, HankE 3Feb 2, 1975 – Feb 2, 1979V 1Looking for ship mates ,was a red shirt crash crew.
Flores, Herbert "The Bean"E5 BTFeb 12, 1975 – Aug 18, 1979P2, P3, CATSDuring my time on the Ranger, I saw, met, and aquired many things I will never forget. Although at the time I didn't think so, I now cherish those days. I have had contact with a few friends from that time, still looking for more.
Boucher, WilliamFA-BT3Feb 13, 1975 – Nov 30, 1978P-3 Oil LabFun Times and good memories, still in contact with lots of shipmates
Yager, Terry "Yagman"BT2Mar 1975 – Sep 1980P-3 Oil Lab/ Oil KingStill Love the Ol'Girl. Had the best Times of my life onbord her. Best Memory was Japan after meeting up with the 'Fortune Monrovia' in the IO -' 79. In touch with some of ya, looking for the rest of the Gang.
Mc White, TomMSSNMar 1975 – Oct 1978s-5
Tracy, BobASH-3Mar 1975 – Jun 1976AIMD
Vann, GeoffE3Mar 5, 1975 – Mar 6, 1980V4Its only been 32 years. Have not talked to anyone but Ken Hermanson I Think. Looking for all. Was best Man for Joe Fortin. Where is Buzz Jensen? And one can Stan.Learned how to drink large amounts of alcohol. All good.
Higgins, John (Huggybear) profile iconBM1Mar 10, 1975 – Feb 25, 19784th and 1stI did manage to make Chief despite the road blocks of our loveable 1st LT
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McWhite, TommssnMar 13, 1975 – Sep 22, 1978s-5looking for anybody who remebers me.
Pierce, Harry HairbearMM3Mar 15, 1975 – Dec 15, 1978P-1 DIVwhat a time in my life
Puckett, Mike profile iconABH-3Mar 15, 1975 – Jul 22, 1978V-1 AIR"GI Beans...GI Gravy...Gee,.. I wish I'd Stayed in the NAVY"...GREAT Time With All My Shipmates in V-1...Fly 1 & 2...YELLOWSHIRTS..."Crash Crew"..Blueshirts... Olongopo City..Subic Bay...Singapore...Hong Kong
Loudis, TomDK3Mar 16, 1975 – Jan 6, 1976Supply
Loudis, Tom profile iconDK3Mar 16, 1975 – Jan 10, 1976S-4
Gerard E Fritze, Jerry/ricochet RabbitAE-3Apr 1975 – Jun 1978VA-25Looking for Fisties from this period
Richards, PeterPNSNApr 1975 – Jan 1977XStarted in Personnel working for CWO Romo - then moved to the discipline office working for Chief Baker and Lt. Haskell. Remember the great times in the PI and playing guts all nite at sea. PRESS ON!
Bruce, Robert/bobGMG3Apr 1975 – Jun 1976WFLOOKING FOR OTHER WF DIVISION SHIPMATES,DROP ME AN E-MAIL
Thompson, VanceEM2Apr 9, 1975 – Jun 23, 1979E / V 2Sure learned alot on TOP GUN and it gave me the opportunity to go to College
Lopez, JoseEM2Apr 10, 1975 – Sep 8, 1978E DIVWORKED IN E DIV WITH THE DISTRIBUTION GROUP. MADE A WESTPAC CRUISE IN 1976, AND HAD A LOT OF FUN AT IN PI. MET A LOT OF FRIENDS WHO I WILL NEVER FORGET. ED CONSUNJI, AREOLA, BARCOMA, RUDY CASIAS, ED MENDOZA , M MONCADA
Barnes, David BarneyE-5Apr 15, 1975 – Oct 28, 1978V-2 A/GAressting gear dept V-2 A/G top side po... Pri fly po
Biel, DavidAT3Apr 19, 1975 –RVAH-5
Wilder, RogerICCMay 1975 – Mar 1977ETOP GUN BAR NONE
Strickler, RayCTOSNMay 1975 – Dec 17, 1976OZMan I sure was young then
Stagner, Kevin Nick Name AggieE5 GMGMay 12, 1975 – Oct 28, 1978G1
Rivers, MichaelABH2Jun 1975 – Jan 20, 1979V-3 Hanger Deck
Paguio, Larryabe4Jun 1975 – 1978v-2 arresting gearii really miss the comradery aboard the ship. had some great memorable times. great bunch of guys.
Burgher, DarylMM3Jun 1975 – Dec 1978A-Gang Cat Steam ShopI'm a heat & cooling contractor since discharge. Did the 76' cruise in the cat steam shop. Anyone else from the A-Gang?
Baird, Dale E.OS3Jun 1, 1975 – Aug 20, 1976OperationsGreat memories of 1976 West-Pac cruise including Singapore for Bi-Centennial. Captain John Nicholson was a wonderful skipper.
Shillair, PaulABE-4Jun 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 1977v-2 arresting gear what a ride
McElroy, Robert profile iconMM2Jun 1, 1975 – Jul 1, 1976adminAssigned to Master at Arms under Chief Hadley. One tour Great time and memories of a lifetime.
Gordon, Sam profile iconAMS2Jun 13, 1975 – Sep 1979HS4My first cruise in 1975, I worked with HS4, AMS3 flight deck, plane captain. The 1979 Cruise, TAD to AIMD airframes as a AMS2
Bryan, MichaelABF3Jun 20, 1975 – Feb 7, 1977V-4
Myers, GeneABF-3Jul 1975 – May 1979V-4Hi men, Best time of my life, didn't think so then. I'm living is the Seatle area. Let's get together and talk old times. Remember Captain Nick? My home state is Indiana. Where you guys at? I just seen the Ranger for the first time since
Varca, JoeAO2Jul 1975 – Jul 1976G DivA lot of "Fun" least of all was "Crossing The Line"....My Knees still hurt.....Trying to find Fellow Mag Rats.
Marcotte, Douglas QM-3Jul 1975 – Jul 18, 1979Navigation DivisionNAV was a great crew of guys that worked hard and got 3000 guys around the world and back. Richard Rangel, Ed Green, Chris Cross, Michael Rush, Dave Spillings-you were great guys to work with.
Driscoll, Raymondcto3Jul 1, 1975 – May 1, 1977os
Wolfe, Scotte-4 A M HJul 16, 1975 – Jul 16, 1979va 145 Like many others it was the best thing i ever did as a young man, and it took until years later to realize it. I spent many hours in the island structure watching jets take off and land for hours on end I.enjoyed it.
Lang, DonABE1Jul 17, 1975 – Nov 17, 1979V-2
Jackson, TedABE2Aug 1, 1975 – Feb 3, 1979V2Done it all seen it all! Ha
Gonzalez, Juan/tacoBTSep 7, 1975 – May 19, 1979P1/1MMR
Rodriguez, HenryGMG2 RodriguezSep 9, 1975 – Sep 9, 1980Weaponsmemories of ship collision 1979 and pilots lost at sea 1978 does anyone recalled the incidents
Thompson, CharlieABF3Sep 20, 1975 – Oct 1978V4Wespac 76 and the yards in 77 & 78, looking for some of the old buddies especially G.Shaffer
Kidder, VaughnE-3/SNOct 1975 – Apr 19763rd
Atchley, KevinEM3Oct 1975 – Nov 1978E DivisionIf any one remembers me it will be because I ran the movie booth. Hope to hear from any of you, my E mail should be listed.
Gruwell, DavidFTG1Oct 10, 1975 – Aug 13, 1980WF5 good years aboard the Mighty Ranger. Lots of great experiences, memories and friendships.
Evans, KennethAT-3Oct 13, 1975 – Jul 1, 1978V-2 and AIMDThe time I spent aboard this address afloat gave me a sense of comradery that could not be experienced any where else. A care was there for each other from friend to foe. American
Hendrix, MichaelAROct 30, 1975 – Dec 1976V-3
Bardon, John profile iconqmsaNov 1975 – 1979NavigationNice to have served came from a military family followed dad by was glad to return to civilian life to continue my education thanks to the navy i made it .
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Hahn, CharlesLTJGNov 1, 1975 – Jul 10, 19761stFirst Division Officer
Bonnell, Douglas profile iconE4Nov 1, 1975 – Feb 1, 1977V2Was a former Marine. My 1st Division was Legal Dept. Then reassigned to V2 Office. I had 8-hour workdays, ending at 5 pm, while the V2 crew worked all hours. I volunteered to work the Center Deck and trained for it.
McQueary, GregGMG 3Dec 1975 – Oct 22, 1979WGJust wanted to hear from my buds and say drop me an e-mail if you get time .
Stokes, Bailey J. (Tater)E3Dec 1975 – Aug 19775th deckhad a blast! would like to hear from some mates.
Taylor, MickeyABH_3Dec 1975 – Aug 1979V-1Great learning ex. and great people. from blue shirting in fly1 to crash and salvage to fly3 yellow shirt to tractor driver and short time TK , thanks for the memories . becoming a Golden shall back was the best &.pickin' in the bow nets
Hurdle, Charles (Chuck) profile iconMS3Dec 1975 – Sep 5, 1978S5/ S2 I served in S5 division when I reported aboard and served there during the westpac cruise in 1976 and then after we got back to the states, I transfered to S2 division for the remainder of my enlistment
Johnson, RonaldMM3Dec 1975 – Aug 1979P2Enjoyed my tour on this ship. Out of all the ships I was on this is my favorite one. Looking for old shipmates.
Wilson, JackieCV-61Dec 13, 1975 – Jun 16, 1979A-6Machine shop below the tabaco shop...MR2 Wilson 3-119--0-Q
Horak, DennisMM3Dec 30, 1975 – Jun 10, 1979A and p1
Ross, RonaldE5 EM2 SWDec 30, 1975 – Mar 1, 1980ElectricalI enjoyed my time on board the ship, would like to find some one that has copies of the ships paper, my photo was on the cover after the fire in Subic Bay. Would like to share that with my son.

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