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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 1845 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 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 – 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Matlock, BillABH31980 – 1984V-3
Krause, TonyAQ21980 – 1986VF-24
Miyagishima, Kent Aka "Jap"MM31980 – 1982P-2Still alive!
Gonzales, GonzoE31980 – 1984V3
Fulton, DennisFTM11980 – 1985WFShipmates, Slusser, Reagan, Diaz, Gowdy, Richardson, Wilks, Smith and the whole gang. We had fun in Perth
Spagnoli, PhilipABE21980 – 1982V2I started in arresting gear and ended up on waist cat 4. It really was an amazing experience. I was the immature 18 year old. I learned valuable life lessons that changed my life. Thankful to the guys I worked with.
Maxson, MaxBT E3Jan 1980 – Jan 1984P-3Nicknamed "MadMax " I worked the Oil Lab and 3 Main ended up in DCC and manned the sound powered phones in DCC when the fatal fire broke out in 1983.
Gordon, JamesABEARJan 1980 –V2Had an awsome experience aboard Ranger. Met some of the best friends ever! Anthony Goodwin, Jeremy Smack Mckinney, Baby face Carmin, Arch El Rocko walker Just to name a few. I'm a pastor now, married, and doing fine
Bromley, MarkSH2Jan 2, 1980 – Jan 7, 1985S-3Had a great time. She is a great ship
Rogers, Gavin profile iconABH3Jan 3, 1980 – Aug 3, 1982V-1I am looking for all my buddies from V1-2-3 and those grapes in V4!! I was the EOPO in 80 to 82 and worked all three flys on deck.
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Matthews, VerlHMCJan 4, 1980 – Nov 30, 1981HOf the three Forrestal Carriers, I was on the Ranger was the best.
Davis, Wm Scott profile iconaviation storekeeperJan 10, 1980 – Nov 1981s1-s6Living back in my Home town Spokane Wa Looking to connect with any old shipmates from the 80-81 westpac cruise ...? Randy Deckard ? Thomas Dixon ?
Newell, Godfrey (Bruiser)BT2Jan 13, 1980 – Jul 13, 19834 mmrmy 1st ship, learned a lot, endur a lot (some long hours in the pit). Work with some great guys. see some great ports.
Smith, KevinPN3Feb 1980 – 1982ESO
Spillman, DarylYN2Feb 1980 – Oct 1983Admin & V-5This was my first tour in the Navy. Just over two WESTPACs while onboard. The RANGER was always haze gray underway. Retired in 2000 at SPAWAR San Diego. Still in SD. YNC(SW)
Erickson, Kelly (Tiny)E5/BT2Feb 1980 – Aug 1983P-3Great memories, only wish I would have been a little older to appreciate the relationships. Managing a Preferred Homecare location in Colorado.
Ross, MikeABE2 NC1Feb 2, 1980 – Aug 31, 1983V2 divison, Administrative Division, Command Career Counselor officeI was assigned to V2 divison as ABE2 I worked in the waist cats and the V2 maintenance office. Also worked in the command career counselor NAVCIT office up forward. Worked with MC Broderick Retired 1996 as NCC.
Pritchard, GeorgeMM2Feb 20, 1980 – Aug 16, 19831MMR Hells Half AcreThink about the time spent on Ranger all the time. I would like to connect with my friends from the good old days. Thanks for the BEST memories of my life
Dodgen, SteveAAMar 1980 – Jun 1981vh 1good times, wouldn't do again but take nothing for it.
Dock, ChuckE3-E4Mar 3, 1980 –Aviation Electronics 2nd levelDid a couple of west pacs on this ship but was stationed in Whidbey Is.
Moores, Billabf-3Mar 15, 1980 – Oct 10, 1983v-4Had a lot of fun and learned much during my time aboard the Ranger.
Livanios, JoseABE 2Mar 15, 1980 – Jun 15, 1981V-2 Waist CatsWest Pac 1980-1981
Thomas, MichaelSgt (E-5)Mar 23, 1980 – Mar 29, 1982Mar Det I'd like to hear from weapons division. The missle sponson ducks were always 4.0. Aircraft weapons Division especially from the A-7 Squarons.
Rice, LindsayCV 61Apr 2, 1980 – Apr 3, 1983V-1 & AIMD(2)-years on flight deck as (ABH-non-rated) Fly-1:Blue shirt, yellow shirt & crash & salvage. (1)- year as (AMS)- Aviation Structural Mechanic-3rd Class Petty Officer. Stationed at NAS North Island-San-Diego, Ca.on U.S.S Ranger-Ships Co.
Rice, Lindsay3rd Class Petty OfficerApr 3, 1980 – Apr 1983V-1 (Fly 1)I worked with a great bunch of young men-that's what we were young men-many out of high school such as myself. I began as a blue shirt-(chains & chalks) (tractor driver), (yellow shirt) and finally (crash & salvage).
Muise, GrahamMM4Apr 8, 1980 – Jul 12, 19824 MMRServed with alot of great guys, On the best ship in the fleet.
Caldera, MiguelMMFNApr 11, 1980 – Jun 23, 1981mmr4
Mansker, GlenABEApr 20, 1980 – Apr 21, 1983V-2
Pidgeon, NelsonAO2May 1980 – Jun 1984WeaponsWho's up for an ice cream social and 2 formaldehyde beers while we watch the Smokers on TV. Lots of great memories.
Schindler, EricSH3May 1980 – May 1, 1983S-3Just wanted to say what a pleasure and honor serving with all the guys in S-3 Div. Geedunk/Walk-in Store/Smoke Shop/Dry cleaners. Mr Van Ausdale.LTJG . Webb, Gary Parsons, Mark Bromley, Chief Calimlim/
Runion, SteveWT2May 1, 1980 – Jun 1, 1983WW
Leonard, Mikeem5May 18, 1980 – Apr 18, 1984e div
Skelton, Tom /redABHMay 18, 1980 – 1983V-1I am looking for "Skywalker" Stephen Henry. I am Red Skelton, we used to listen to "The Police" as we were doing a re-fit before a cruise. You were tractor king, I was a EO, Crash, and smash. Rog and I are close.
Wheeler, Robert E-2Jun 1980 – Apr 1982V-2I had an educational experience.Got to go on a west pacific cruise and see other Countries(ports).Arresting gear crew was friendly and helpful.Became a shellback when we crossed the Equator.Am doing okay 35 years later.
Lennon, MarkseamanJun 1980 – Aug 1982WF DIVMet some really great guys
Montoya, MichaelMM3Jun 9, 1980 – Feb 20, 1984A GangI worked in the O2 N2 shop (Fwd/Aft), filled LOX carts and N2 rigs, also operated the generators. Spent countless hours down in 1 & 2 Aux on "Elliot" watch (LP Air compressor) Did a lot of growing up on my first boat!
Perez, DavidABH2Jun 15, 1980 – Mar 16, 1984V-1 and V-5
Duke, BillySgtJun 24, 1980 – May 27, 1982Marine Detachment
Brue, Sampson/masterdogE-4/YN3Jun 30, 1980 – Jun 7, 1983X-2COMNAVDOGPAC
Frank, RazemSM2Jul 1980 – Mar 1985Signalman
Gonzales, JoseE3Jul 1980 – Mar 1984V3Gonzo retired after 23yrs. Lookin for buddies to get in touch with.
Zingmark, LorneMM2Jul 4, 1980 – Mar 29, 1984P-1 1MMR 1MMR- "Hell's Half Acre".. MMOW, 3 cruises, 1Nov83 in 4MMR, also served on USS Cleveland LPD-7 w/ Czarnecki fm 2 AMR
Minchew, James (Jimbo)AMS2Jul 13, 1980 – Jul 7, 1983AIMD IM-2 AirframesHad the best time of my life wish i could do all over again sure would like to hear from some of the boy from the jet shop and G.S.E
Waldner, John J.YN2Aug 1980 – Jun 1982WeaponsWeapons Admin. Enjoyed my time aboard.
Griffin, RobertADAN E3Aug 1980 – Mar 1981VF2 / Flight Deck ControlWorked Flight Deck Control most of westpac while F'in IRAN had our guys! Worked for BIG-DOGin flight deck control then in line div.of VF2. made our own wine in drum on catwalk x-mas 1980 anyone from line div. remember that party? SAJAHAND
Haynes, RonMM3Aug 1980 – 1981P2
Fulton, DennisFTM 1Aug 3, 1980 – Feb 10, 1985WF Divnato seasparrow port missle battery. WF division
Gutierrez, John, GutarresABH-3Aug 5, 1980 – Jul 2, 1981V-5 DivLooking for my fellow Pri-Fly Buddies, Rodney Willis, David Perez, Jose Lopez, Joe Busse, LTJG Ospeck, Mini Boss Capt John Grice, Paterson, Rick Heaton, Larry Hite Air Boss Ed Davis West Pac 80-81
Ron (Mac) McLellen, "mac"QM3Aug 13, 1980 – Aug 13, 1984NavigationAnyone serving on the Ranger between 1980 and 1984 in navigation, or signalmen who remembers me please get in touch with me.
Williams, JamesMS3Aug 15, 1980 – May 10, 1982S-2 S=5 Capt. Messworked in staterooms, Capt. Mess for capt Pederson
Jim Parsley, Pops profile iconOS1Aug 16, 1980 – Dec 20, 1983OI
Adams, John "mike"E-3Aug 22, 1980 – May 5, 1983EX and A (Steam Heat Shop)I am working with the USS Ranger Foundation. We are trying to save Ranger and make her a Attraction and Museum. Check us out at www.ussranger.org email me at jm0418@yahoo.com We MUST save RANGER!!!
Dowdy, ArlenMM2Aug 28, 1980 – Dec 29, 1981P-4
Cartwright, "ziggy" ABF 3Sep 1980 – Jun 1983 V-4 flightdeck grape
Wolenski, SteveAO2Sep 1980 – May 1981VF-2I had the honor of serving with the Best crew, my squadron and ships company
Bilodeau, Roban-3Sep 1980 – Apr 1983v-1where are my v1buds? "red", jim long, pat mcglone,wayne williams, skywalker, christian devon kinney....
Johnson, StanAQ2Sep 1, 1980 – Jun 5, 1982VF-1Missing the good old days on Danger Ranger. Capt. (Daddy) "The Duke" Dan Pederson was the greatest.
Mulderig, KevinLT.Sep 1, 1980 – Nov 1, 1980v-5Cut my Carrier teeth on this great ship coming out of SWOS.
Lord, JeffAX2Sep 6, 1980 – Oct 20, 1982IM-3I was in HS-2 assigned to IM-3 Division. Lot's of good times!
Ron (Mac) McLellen, "mac"QM3Sep 13, 1980 – Aug 13, 1984NavigationHad some great times on the old Ranger serving with some of the best friends of my life. I had the chance to tour the world, well, at least the Pacific.
McGlone, Michael profile iconFC2Oct 19, 1980 – Mar 1983OEIt was an honor serving aboard the USS Ranger. I worked with two other technicians on the 48C Radar, David Francis and David Butler who was latter transferred to represent the Navy on the GRECO Roman wrestling team.
Klatzko, JoeMM3Oct 26, 1980 – Oct 26, 1984P11mmr
Gleason, Nigel Aka( Glea)AMS2Nov 19, 1980 – Oct 19, 1984 AIMD IM2 airframesThe Ranger was home for four years I had over 3000 Brothers from all walks of life.the best crew when we came ashore we knew how to party
Mera, TonyAD-3Nov 25, 1980 – Jun 25, 1984VA-192 AIRWING.Had fun on the RANGER. Good ship & Good people. Best Tony Mera.
Murr, BruceAC1Dec 1980 – Dec 1983OC
Murr, BruceAC1Dec 1980 – Dec 1983OCWould like to hear from former shipmates.
Garza, DanielAO third class petty officerDec 1980 – 1982G-1 divsion The best years of my life were abroad the Ranger. Meet the bravest men that came from all corners of our great country. A friend at sea is a bother forever. Only those that served at sea know that special feeling.
Linxwiler, GeneMM2Dec 2, 1980 – Aug 5, 1985P2Served in 2MMR, the Hottest Screw on Ranger.
Williams, TonyMM3Dec 4, 1980 – Aug 8, 1984P-2Worked with a lot of good guys in 3 MMR. Looking for some of the old shipmates,the names that I can remember. Lester Bullard,Aubrey Jordan,Robert Friendly etc.
Najarro, JoseMM2Dec 10, 1980 – May 10, 19841MMR/P1 DivisionHot, humid, sleep deprived, underpaid, overworked, many hours working in 1MMR (hells half acre), but what made it easy was all the good friends. 100% Rock ruled in PI plus all the gogo dancers (buy me a drink)
Besarra, EmmanuelDec 15, 1980 – Jun 19, 1981
Murr, BruceAC1Dec 20, 1980 – Dec 1, 1983OCLooking for former shipmates who served aboard Ranger 1980-1983

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