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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 | 1985 | 1986 – 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Jota, JimABE31986 – 1989V2Waist Cats
Smith, KurtJO21986 – 1991
Johnson, Wayne Johnson641AD2/E51986 – 1992IM2 AIMD POWERPLANT JET SHOPThe Danger Ranger was 1 of the best ships I have ever been apart of, a great set of skippers, and the best ships company/seaop det./ squadron personnel I have ever had the previlage of serving with and for. If I had a chance to do it again.
Jota, JimABE31986 – 1990V2 Waist CatsGreat memories.... fantastic friends...good times!
Cawagas, FrankBM11986 – 19881st Division
Baggett, GrampsMM31986 – 1990P2 - QOLLooking for some of my friends and see if they remember me, my nickname was GRAMPS I worked in P2 and QOL Division
Lampe, JohnSm31986 – 1990csSeems like so long ago...but the memories are like yesterday, this has always been a blessing to me to have been part of "Danger Ranger" just took a couple of years to realize it. ;)
Magnetti, PaulMM31986 – 1988A- gangI had a blast working on this boat recently went back to San Diego and was a little broken hearted that they had the Midway there as a museum and not the Ranger. Would have really loved to see the old girl again.
Osmonson, OzzyBT31986 – Aug 18, 1989p-3Looking for old friends worked 3mmr
Norris, JayE31986 – 1990ABH
Fernandez, Renehm11986 – Dec 12, 1988Medicallooking for all my buddies from medical, supply, and personnel division
Mahoney, Eric (Emo)AK21986 – 1990S6Proud to have served aboard the USS Ranger CV-61 AKA Jack Stone Ranger! Had some great times and some great memories with some of the best shipmates. Carry on!
Buri, DarinAO3Jan 1986 – Jul 1989G-1I had many memorable experiences on Ranger. I'd love to hear from any shipmates out there!
Burns, Harvey KeithAE2Jan 19, 1986 – Apr 21, 1989VA-145
Karatz, MatthewE4/ASMFeb 1, 1986 – Aug 1, 1989IM 4
Becker, Brian3 classFeb 16, 1986 – May 16, 1988aimdhi
Cruz, Marcos / MasonE-3 / ATFeb 19, 1986 – Feb 18, 1990S-8 / AIMD Shop 1
Alter, GregABE2Feb 23, 1986 – Jul 31, 1989V-2 Arresting GearGreat Time! Lots of memories. Would do it again.
Scott, LacyET3Mar 1986 – Oct 1988Electronics
Buckley, JackMA1 (sw)Mar 1, 1986 – Feb 27, 1990X-4, ADMINThe great tour anyone could ever have. I miss the ol girl. May she rest in peace.
Paffen, BrianAO3Mar 3, 1986 – Mar 3, 1987G3Memories. Brings a tear to me eye. Somebody pass me a tissue! I'm a gonna start blubber'n...
Webb Jr, James ABt-3Mar 3, 1986 – Mar 3, 1990p-2 main
Osmonson, Rod (Ozzy)BT 3Mar 5, 1986 – Oct 15, 1989P-2Looking to get in touch with fellow rangerman
True, StephenET2Mar 7, 1986 – Sep 6, 1990OECIt was the best ship I was ever on.
Bass, JimLTMar 18, 1986 – May 12, 1988OZLots of great memories. Shipmates....join the Ranger Reunion Association Inc. and stay in touch.
Zoller, Dan "Z"AMS3Apr 1986 – 1990V1/AIMD
Van Allen, BillBM2 / BMIApr 2, 1986 – Nov 9, 19871st and Bos'n lockerThis tour was the highlight of my career when I made BM1 and got to know Captain Davis. What a great skipper!
Graham, GeorgeABE 3Apr 8, 1986 – 1988V 2 BOW CATS TOPSIDE POGREAT TIMES WE WORKED HARD AND PLAYED HARD WOULD DO IT ALL AGAIN .
McHenry, RobertseamenApr 22, 1986 – Nov 21, 1990G-2What a wonderful 4 years i spent on her. Hope to find everybody safe and doing fine.
Stallings, Anthony (Nutt/wilt)ANMay 3, 1986 – Dec 22, 1988V-2Had a blast! Thank you to all of the sea vets that help me grow up! Hope that everyone is doing great! I'm retired and living in VA.
Tinnes, JamesBM3May 6, 1986 – Feb 2, 19892nd & 4thWhats up shipmates!! Some of the best years of my life were spent on the Ranger!! Several good friends I lost touch with. Would go back in a heartbeat!!!
Johnson, KeithQUARTER MASTER May 18, 1986 – Mar 16, 1987NavigationGreat crew and a fine ship.
Huntoon, Guy ("Hooter")HTFNJun 1986 – Jun 1988RepairWe had some of the greatest bunch of guys to see the world with.You always knew when the "Red hats" were coming. "MAKE A HOLE!"
Krupp, MikeIC 3Jun 1986 – Jun 1989e
Mitzen, JamesE-5 / ASM2Jun 1986 – Sep 16, 1989IM-4
Betti, Mark JEM 2Jun 1986 – Dec 1986E-DivI was only aboard for the last 7 months of '86 but enjoyed my Ranger tour. I consider myself a "Ranger sailor." We went to Pearl, Pusan and Vancouver. Loved the air show during the Tiger Cruise. - Fr. Mark J Betti (EM 2)
Geraci, PaulOS2(SW)Jun 1, 1986 – Oct 30, 1989OIBest time of my life. Made a man out me.
Fleming, DavidFNJun 2, 1986 – Nov 23, 1988x-1Memories? Some great, some - well, not. Some great folks that I spent (did) time with, however. KRAN and QOL guys particularily. Donny and the rest of the D&D guys, Print Shop and other Admin sub-groups not to be forgotten either.
McCance, Fred profile iconAE3Jun 3, 1986 – Jan 20, 1989IM-3I had a blast and as the years have past I find myself missing my shipmates and the best ship in the fleet. I was proud then and still am proud to have servied in the BEST NAVY IN THE WORLD!!!
Skinner, MichaelIS2Jun 4, 1986 – Apr 27, 1989OZYou never forget your first ship and the friends you make. I am still active duty and I am surprised the number of shipmates that are still active 20 years later.
Evangelista, JackBT2(SW/AW)Jun 20, 1986 – Mar 30, 1992P-5 Div.The best ship, they have to kick me out and force me to shore duty. Top Watch, LPO, Dual Pin, CAP to E-5. Made lot of friends I hope to met again someday. "CV by GOD 61", Bar None
Waugh, ChuckIS1 AWJun 20, 1986 – Dec 24, 1987OZ
Boyd, NelsonABHAIRMENJul 1986 – Feb 1988V-1Had a good time on her.
Anderson, MikeABE2Jul 1986 – Jun 1988V2Worked in V2 Div, Arresting Gear, worked topside first year then became Engine room #4 PO, helped with 2 Barricade Arrestment's, Enjoyed all my Shipmates and my Time On Ranger. Even Got My Shellback Wings on Westpac 87!
Liranzo, JuanASM2Aug 1, 1986 – Oct 14, 1989IM-4After 24 years of honorable service I can look back with great pride and say I served with some of the greatest sailors in uniform.
Bazis, EricBT3Aug 10, 1986 – Jul 20, 1990P4Oh how I remember those days , they had to be some of the best for me ,remeber the( pitt ) gang!! I give anything to steam with the demons again go 4 main..
Paz, Javier GeovanniABH3Aug 19, 1986 – Jul 22, 1991V-1Just was hoping to find some old friends. Catch up on life.
Jones, John M.WT2 (SW)Sep 1986 – Sep 1990WI will never forget the memories, good and bad!
Halsey, JjABE3Sep 1986 – Sep 1990
Shafer, KennethAT-1Sep 1986 – Nov 30, 1989AIMD IM-3 shop 640I really enjoyed my time onboard the Ranger and often think of my shipmates and all the great times we had.
Mergler, WilliamAD3Sep 1986 – Nov 1987Air Division
McGrath, Buddyat3Sep 1986 –aimd
Moore, TerrySK3Sep 1, 1986 – Sep 1, 1990S8 / S2/ S1I SERVED IN THE SUPPLY DEPARTMENT.
Butt, WayneDS2Sep 20, 1986 – Oct 15, 1990OED, MAAI would sail aboard her any day!
Leonard, Michael J. "Mutt"CWO2Oct 1986 – Oct 1, 1990ESO
Chance, TimAO3Oct 1986 – May 12, 1990G-3,G-4,ORDNACE CONTROLHELLO TO ALL, HOPE LIFE IS GOOD. DANGER RANGER WAS MY HOME FOR THREE AND A HALF YEARS. REMEMBER IT BETTER THAN YESTERDAY!!
Wright, LesterWT2Oct 15, 1986 – Dec 15, 1988WWDid West PAC 87 Team Spirit 87 Midway cover cruise Team Spirit 88
Evans, RichardOS1Nov 1986 – Nov 1991OI
Coleman, RodneyAO3Nov 1986 – Jan 1988G3I Miss This Ship and Crew ! ! Any Shipmates contact me anytime. Remember WESPAC 87 ! ! crimsonpride65@yahoo.com Long Live Ranger visit my webstore: http://www.BargainOutletUSA.com
Evans, RichardOS1Nov 1986 – Oct 1991OI
Younker, DouglasAE2Nov 1986 – Nov 1988IM-3Worked in 62B (Aircraft Instrument Repair). AE1 Ed Spurlin and I initially created 62B during this time.
Glenn Jr., CecilABE-3Nov 1986 – Aug 30, 1990V2 -Arrestig GearI really enjoyed my time on the ship and the people that made her work everyday!! My hats off ! Drop a line sometime. :)
Coleman, Rodney profile iconAO3Nov 1986 – Jan 1988G-3Had an awesome time while serving on the Ranger. Looking for Alan Reynolds, Ed Zorn and Steve Hicks and anyone else who remembers me lol
McNeil, JamesMm3Nov 3, 1986 – Nov 3, 1990AuxHad some good times with my shipmates and bad time too, but we made it!!!!!
Haywood, BernardE-4Nov 21, 1986 – Sep 18, 1990Deck Department 1st. Division
Lovelace, MiltonSK1Dec 1986 – Dec 1989Supply / S8My 1st Westpac, what a cruise.
Smyth, ThomasDK3Dec 1986 – Sep 1990DECK DEPT / S-4Good times indeed...... An adventure, like promised ! Saludos al combo boricua !
Kern, BryanDP3Dec 1986 – May 19890ZThe times that I spent on the Ranger, in the OZ Div and with the rest of my friends and shipmates are still some of the best times in my military career, which now spans over 25 years.
Walton, KenABE2Dec 1986 – Jun 1990V-2 Bow Cats R&T operator cat 1Great time and made great friends. I would do it all again
Walton, KenABE2/E5Dec 1986 – Jun 1990V-2 Bow Cats cat 1 R&T operatorLooking to meet up with some old shipmates
Vasquez, DanielCPLDec 2, 1986 – Apr 24, 1987Marine Detachment
Sims, Scotte-3Dec 10, 1986 – Dec 10, 1988mar-detI had lots of great memories on the Ranger and would love to hear from anyone who I served with. scott.sims@sabic-ip.com SEMPER FI
Magnuson, BrianBM3Dec 27, 1986 – Aug 15, 19902ndhad alot of good times if you rember me please e-mai me

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