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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Beam, ClifAT31987 –Served with VF-2 and made the '87 WestPac.
Sobek, Christopher B.ABHAN1987 – 1991V-1
Susey, PeteABHAN1987 – 1990V-1Got some great Films from our 88 West Pac. It's mainly from the Tiger Cruise in 1988. Great stuff that mainly includes all the fella's of V-1 division and flight deck ops.
Wingerter, Ron "Rowdy"AN1987 – 1989V5, V1Tower flower turned deck ape.
Lightfritz, Scottfc31987 – 1989OEM
Smith, ChadABF31987 – 1990V-4worked in QA and on flight deck
Proper, Claude profile iconBT31987 – 1992P3
Jones, Michael (Jonesy)ABF31987 – 19901st Div/ V-4V4 Grapes Forever! The fastest and finest deck fuelers on any flat top. Once a Rangerman, always one!
Whitehurst, GaryAO31987 – Dec 1990G4I was Ships Master at Arms my last year. Weapon elevators and magazines were my primary assignment up until then. Slept in the aft coup.
Blalock, Daniel (Danny) profile iconPetty officer1987 – 1991OIIt is with regret that I inform the shipmates of Daniel Blalock that he is deceased. I am his former wife. He was killed in a motorcycle wreck on Oct 8, 2004.
Aubert, RichardABE/E31987 – 1988V2 Bow Cat 2We made a cruise to Pusan Korea, had the times of our lives, miss the old Navy days, lost contact with everyone. I have some pics of some of us partying in Korea if you were on Bow Cat 2.
Peszynski, Dave. “ski”AT21987 –VF-2 AT ShopAlthough I was only on the USS Ranger for 2 RIMPAC cruises and one WESPAC, Many of my favorite memories in life or made on board that ship. It was a great honor to serve with my shipmates on that boat. TOP GUN BAR NONE
Voltz, RonET2Jan 1987 – Aug 1990OER/SINSGreat time.
Hudson, KennethAC2 advanced to AC1Feb 1987 – Jun 1990OCFine Ship, Excellent Crew, "Top Gun - Bar None" . The high light of my career. Would have never gone to Japan and South Korea if not for USS Midway going broke. A crew that partied together always stayed together.
Kettel, MelOS2Feb 1987 – Jul 1990OI1 rimpac 2 westpacsl. I'm back in Cleveland living the dream
Foresman, KellyAOFeb 2, 1987 – Feb 2, 1990G3looking for members of the old crew from G3 weapons division.
Cranford, Mike /crannyEN3Feb 15, 1987 – Jul 20, 1990she was 1 hell of a ship had a lot of fun met a lot of great guys saw a lot of cool places hope to go see her 1 day
Picchioni, AnthonySNFeb 15, 1987 – Nov 3, 1988X3 - ADMINI would serve aboard the Ranger again in a heart beat. I loved my time on board and miss her dearly. Aside from being part of Div X3, I was also a part of the Security Augmentation Force. RIMPAC 87, WestPac 88, RERTRA 88, Fleet Week 88.
Roche, ScottYN2Mar 1987 – Mar 1989X-1What a ride.
Morton, MichaelDCFN - DC2Mar 1, 1987 – Dec 1, 1990DCGreat ship and shipmates....
Thompson, Richard profile iconLance CorporalMar 3, 1987 –WEAPONSI WAS PART OF THE MARINE DETACHMENT AND WAS HONORED TO RECEIVE THE BATTLE "E" ONBOARD THE RANGER. IT WAS MY MOST MEMORABLE DUTY STATION DURING MY TOUR OF DUTY.
Johnson, RooseveltMM3Mar 8, 1987 – Sep 7, 1990P-6I enjoyed the three plus years spent aboard the USS Ranger. The men who served alongside me in P-6 Division, #1 and #2 Auxiliary Machinery Room, where some of the finest personnel I ever met. Thanks for the memories and God Bless America.
Murrin, BruceDC3Apr 1987 – Nov 23, 1989What a ride!
Hamilton, RaymondOS3Apr 1987 – May 1990OIGreat time on board Ranger for three years. Chief Keith was a great man to work for.
Landrum, DerekOS2Apr 1987 – Sep 1990OIRanger was a great ship, OI Div was the best group of people to work and party with.
Hale, PatrickIC2Apr 10, 1987 – May 5, 1989E2 West Pac cruises, had a great time seeing the world, Desert Storm and Desert Shield Vet
Tudela, SylvanAS2Apr 13, 1987 – Oct 15, 1990AIMD/IM-4I recall the great shipmates who became long time friends. Enjoyed the wonderful ports of PI, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong and Thailand. Those were the days of TRUE Liberty Port calls.
Miller, RonABF3May 1987 – Dec 1991V-4 Worked below decks
Boone, JamesOS2 (P)May 1, 1987 – Sep 29, 1987TFCC
Kilburn, RandyAMSANMay 18, 1987 – Apr 22, 1991AIMD IM-2I had the best experiences in the world (now that I think about it!) Hey! Mo! Chaz! Kilmer! everyone from Airframes!
Vagnini, Mike 'Vinny'E4May 18, 1987 – Nov 29, 1990G4it was a pleasure working with all of you and the after work festivities were great it was a fun time in life
Rivera, AnthonyE-4 ABE3Jun 1987 – Jan 1991V-2 Air DepartmentHello Everyone! I really enjoyed my time on the Ranger. My shipmates working together made it easy and fun despite the hard work and long hours.
Purves, Michael/purvABH/ANJun 1987 – May 1990V1 fly3
Hale, PatrickIC2Jun 12, 1987 – Sep 23, 1989E
Yaeger, KenBT1 (SW)Jun 15, 1987 –P-3Look me up on Facebook or 573-406-7750
Nickelberry, John/nickelbagMM3Jun 20, 1987 – Sep 19, 1990P1 1MMR
Borgwardt, ChuckFC2Jul 1987 – Jun 1991OEMAN/SPS-48C
Dale, JamesABH 3Jul 1987 – Feb 1991V-1
Erickson, PaulETCJul 1987 – 1990OECWorked with a bunch of great guys aboard the Ranger.
Wright, LesterWT2Jul 10, 1987 – Dec 19, 1988WWGreat times had by PI, JAPAN and Korea.
Steinmayer, Paul "Steiny"AS2Jul 14, 1987 – Jun 8, 1991AIMD IM-4 DivI spent 4 of the greatest years of my life on Ranger! I wouldn't trade one minute! Ranger was more than a command to me... She was HOME, and I love her!
Bambusch, DuaneRMCJul 15, 1987 – Mar 31, 1990OCThe Ranger was my first carrier and the last assignment of my Naval career. I never worked so hard but the satisfaction recieved made it all worth while. The Ranger was an adventure that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
Smith, Rodney /smittyAbe2Jul 30, 1987 – Mar 4, 1991V-2 bow catsEverybody that knows me, hit me up on Facebook. A lot of v-2 guys are on my page from the old school. My email is rodsrdogg@yahoo.com
Singh, NirajFNAug 1, 1987 – May 15, 1989Engineering - 4MMR
Boudreaux, Mickey profile iconPC2Aug 10, 1987 – Apr 1, 1991X-3I had a great time on Ranger.
Harris, MalcolmE3Sep 20, 1987 – Sep 20, 1991VA145
Graham, ChrisANOct 1987 – Jun 1989V5 PriFly
Burgin, Paul E.ABF3Dec 1987 – Mar 1993V-4
Butler, Kevin( Red Butler)ak3Dec 1987 – Aug 10, 1990s8/s6looking for my storekeeper brothers can't leave out my BM/RM/andsnipe brothers all hands on deck. the 89 west pac was a awsome cruise email me at butler.kevin99@yaahoo.com love to here from yall. tripp,moon, zub,squeeky
Edens, DouglasBT-2Dec 1987 – May 1989P-4Never forget the Ranger and in the crews words The Ranger Way. Left her in Diego Garcia in 89 but proud to have served aboard her.
Michael, McClearyE3Dec 20, 1987 – Aug 31, 1990V4Was a great ride
Velasquez, MaxE1-E5/BMDec 30, 1987 – Oct 25, 19914th and 3rdWhat's up Shipmates!!! Some of the best times I ever had in the Navy were aboard the Ranger and with my buddies from good old Deck Deparment. Hope all who got out of the Nav are fine, as for myself, I'm at 19 now and got 11 more years to go. GO
Thusrton, DanABH3Dec 31, 1987 – Dec 31, 1990V-1Had a great time on the Ranger hope we save her.

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