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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Freeman, BruceAO21984 – 1988WeaponsGreatest memories of my life were made here.
Edwards, RaymondYN31984 – 1986AdminVA-165 Admin Shop. Deployed on the famous Ranger 121 days at sea cruise and Kitty Hawk cruises. YN1 John Cavitt, AME1 Paul Curry, PN2 Vincent.
Stewart, DavidWT31984 – 1986Special WeaponsI will always treasure my memories of life aboard this great ship! It was truly an honor to serve aboard her.
Richardson, BradleyE-5/LI21984 – 1988X-1 Admin Print ShopWhat a Great Ship and a great Crew! I miss the days when we cruised! Hello to all my Print Shop Buddies!
Micheletti, RandyYN21984 – 1987AdminCaptain's office
Decker, Richard (Dick)Ht1 (SW1 Seabees)1984 – Apr 30, 1988RepairLike to hear from anyone that remembers me. deckerdick@clear.net.nz, presently living perminently in New Zealand
Weiler, JoeASE41984 – 1987Aviation Support EquipmentGreat memories, Great Crew, Great Ship! USS Ranger CV-61 Forever! Still remember you Brad.
Jack, RobertE3/FN1984 – Aug 26, 1986E-DivisionLooking for fellow shipmate who served aboard USS Ranger from 1984 to 1986 E-Division/ Lighting shop.
Dicks, ChrisAK21984 – Aug 28, 1984S1 -S8-Petty officer in charge S8 Shipping F14 Expediter assisting Gruman tech rep S1 My favorite ship, my favorite cruise
Kennedy, PhillipIM2Jan 1984 – Apr 1987S=1/S-9Worked in the typewriter repair shop.
Greene, Garth (Skooter)E-4 / AZ3Jan 1984 – Aug 1987V-1 / IM-1My first ship and the best. Met a lot of good guys on here. Hope all of you who I knew on her are doing well, both mentally and physically.
Hoctor, TomABH-2Jan 5, 1984 – Sep 15, 1988Air/V-1Awsome Ship
Berry, MichaelAMS3Feb 22, 1984 – Aug 22, 1986VA-145Nightshift Line Supervisor.. I truly enjoyed my time aboard USS RANGER.. Met some great Folks and have some great Memories !!
Sabolek, DavidAG1Feb 29, 1984 – Dec 16, 1985OAMade CPO 16 Sep 1985
Moran, JohnWT1/GMG1Mar 1984 – Feb 1987W Division
Smith, Gerald (Jerry)HM2 & 1Mar 15, 1984 – Mar 1, 1987MEDICAL HI SERVED WITH THE BEST SHIPMATES AND UNDER THE BEST CAPTAIN DURING MY TOUR OF DUTY. CAPT WALT DAVIS SKIPPERED THE "TOP GUN" WHILE I WAS ABOARD. I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE AND HAVE MISSED IT AT TIMES.
Ford, Lloyd AnthonyE5Mar 15, 1984 – Oct 28, 1984Engineering
Cooper, Ken (Coop)BT3Apr 1984 – Oct 21, 1986P-3 OIL LABlOT OF GREAT TIMES! HOPING TO HEAR FROM OLD BUDDIES! REMEMBERING COOKING SHRIMP IN THE SHOP FOR THE CHIEF HARRIS AND TERRY! HITTING THE BEACH IN SAN DOG, WHERE HAVE ALL THE GOOD TIMES GONE HUH!
McNeese, TommABE1Apr 1984 – Jun 1988V-2
Mccarty, Mike (Flounder)AMS3Apr 10, 1984 – Apr 6, 1989USS Ranger/VF-2 Bounty HuntersBest time o f my life
Valenzuela, RobertABH3Apr 14, 1984 – Feb 6, 1988V1
Ellis, DonBM2Apr 17, 1984 – Apr 16, 19883rd / Captain's GigStill in San Diego!
Swanzey, MikeFC2May 1984 – May 1988OEM
Wood, Rodrick/woodyPETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASSMay 1984 – Jan 1988G-3 AO3Enjoyed serving with all you men. Some of the best years of my life. Please contact me I would like to hear from you guys again.
Gorrin, Pedro (Cujo)E-3, but made Petty officer (E-4) before my dischargeMay 24, 1984 – May 25, 1988S-8Was on board the USS Ranger for 4 yrs. Started off in Bremerton, Wa and made friends with young men and still to this day keep in contact with them.
Smith, David "Smitty Built"E-3May 29, 1984 – Jul 29, 1986P-3 / X-4Best time in the world. would like to hear from R. Lampe, J. Mello, Cooper, Frog, ect., ect.
Smith, David Aka SmittybuiltE-3Jun 1984 – Oct 1986P-3, X-4Hey folks hows it going-? looking for Roger Lampe, Jim Mello, Ken Cooper, Daryl Reed,
Zarycki (Aka Zark), GaryABH1Jun 1984 – May 21, 1992V-3 AirDid two tours on the Ranger 84-88 and 90-92 both in the Air Department V-3 Division
Lupton, BrianAO2Jun 1984 – Nov 1988WE,G-4,G-3 Flt Dk ORD
Workman, MikeIC2Jun 20, 1984 – Jun 20, 1986V2 FLOLS ILARTSLooking for old shipmates. Please contact me at workman.mike@comcast.net
Bishop, DavidDS1Jun 30, 1984 – Dec 20, 1987Worked in OED as the CVIC workcenter supervisor
Baker, TerryAIRMANJul 1984 – Feb 1988Air\V-1Hello to my fellow shipmates...SC Brabant, Mac, Lou, Pick, Tipton, Mr. Montgomery, Szitta, Beese, Negley, Norwood, Pearson, Biscuit, Duncan, Sawyer, Boyd, Houston, Glover, Sherman, Sweet, Johnson, and yes even you Pfarr.. It was great!!!
Shannon, JayANJul 8, 1984 – Feb 1985v3Anybody know the whereabouts of Ron Dockery?
Tessman, JosephAMS3Jul 28, 1984 – Jan 8, 1988IM-2 AIMDbest time of my life for my brother Robert and I we were luckt enough to serve together on the same ship he was with weapons div. My dearest brother Robert is now in Heaven. Robert Frank Tessman (1961)-(1997) Rest in peace.
Petro, MikeOS2Jul 29, 1984 – Jan 30, 1988OIwanting to hear from RM3 Bogensburger and OS2 Ron Pruitt
Swanzey, MikeFC2Sep 1984 – May 1988OEM
Thompson, EdwardAXANSep 1984 – Dec 1986AIMDHad fun
Hoover, JohnSep 9, 1984 – Jul 10, 1986
Lavell, MartinDC3Sep 18, 1984 – Jul 16, 1988R-DivUSS Ranger was my first ship and you will never forget your first.
Robinson, Terry A.IS2Oct 1984 – Feb 1988OZThis was a great ship. It was sad to see her used up and tossed out before other ships that couldn't hold a candle to her service record.
Seymour, DouglasEW2Oct 1984 – Jan 19, 1987OW
Wabschall, DaleRMSNOct 1984 – Sep 1985CommunicationsLooking for anyone who served with me.
Turner, Eugene/geneE-3/AOAMOct 1984 – Jun 1987G-2
Thomas, Jimmy (Hillbilly)BM2Oct 16, 1984 – Apr 15, 19883rdSeems like yesterday
Griggs, DavidQM2Oct 31, 1984 – Apr 28, 1988NavigationI had a great time on the Ranger and made some real good friends. I would have never dreamed that 22 years later I would still be in the navy!
Close, PaulAO3Nov 1984 – Apr 1988G-3 Flight Deck ShopFondest memory: Sneaking in and parking off the Rusky coast. When Ivan flew by, we all communicated with him using a familiar hand signal. Was a great day for the "Stealth Carrier".
Whyte, Everett J.YN2/E5Nov 1, 1984 – May 22, 1964Admin & OpsACC Tom Houseworth was my mentor. Thanks Tom.
Kellogg, GregABH3Nov 5, 1984 – Nov 6, 1988V-1 CrashGreat bunch of guys
Richardson, John/chitownIC3Nov 13, 1984 – Jun 15, 1988AIR DEPT V-2I'm looking for my BOI Big C Cassidy
Witz, SteveFNDec 1984 – Jul 1, 1987P1 & P3Stealing Pop Corn From the Wardroom and cooking it with the Flash point tester until we got to Pusan then we chipped in for a pop corn machine
Skinness, Mitch/skinbowe-3Dec 1984 – Apr 1988p-4had an awesome time on board. made some good friends looking to find anyone who was in the divisiom between 84-88
Arnold, DarylE4/AZ3Dec 1984 – Jan 1988AIMD/IM1This was a great ship and my first home away from home. Met a lot of good shipmates on the this ship.
Randall, Robert profile iconAK-3Dec 3, 1984 – Jun 18, 1988S-8 DivisionMy time on Ranger was without a doubt the BEST of my life. Working down in R-mart then down in GSK all the crazy long hours and the camaraderie. You all were my brothers. Truly the best Job and group of friends/family!
Leary, Ed (Doc)RM1 (RADIOMAN FIRST CLASS) LPODec 8, 1984 – Aug 17, 1987FLAG CommunicationsBest seat to have for the end of the cold war.

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