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USS America (CV 66) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS America (CV 66). 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 2902 crew members registered for the USS America (CV 66).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 – 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 – now

Goley, 'Rockin' RichBT21985 – 1989MP
Kertiss, JoeAMH1985 –520Coz or Slosh where are you.Also Bill Howard
Gray, LeonardCV 661985 – 1987
Knutson, CraigAO31985 – 1986G-4It's been a long time. Longer I was out, the more I learned to appreciate my time there. As I look through here, all the great memories that flash back............
Crite, Jerry(Soudabay)AO1/CWO21985 – 1991SMM,AIMD(QA),WEPS(G4-G3)the ship was in drydock when i arrived,so i went to SMM Dept.
Davis, ThomasAE1/E61985 – Apr 1989AIMD IM3, IM5
Hansen, Anthonysmsn1985 – 1987comunicationsSome of the best memories of my life!
Henry, William profile iconAO31985 –G-3
Gore, David profile iconAO21985 – 1989G3 Weapons ElevatorsSorry to see the Uss America retired! Great ship with a great crew!
Whittington, DuncanET1 SW1985 – Jul 31, 1987OE
Pinaula, VinceABE11985 – 1989V2
Melcher, ChetLI 31985 – 1987executive ?Worked as a deck seaman in R$ I believe then struck in to the printshop
Vanbibber, MichaelE-3 DP1985 – 1986S-7Being aboard the America, was actually great to me. Master Chief called me Beaker, said I sounded like the Muppet of same name.{ Beaker } Then we got that "New LT", We clashed right off. He got me discharged. SAD
Carder, KennethE-4Jan 1985 – 1988machinist mate
Lemke, Michael profile iconMS3Jan 1985 – Dec 1986S2Second command. Said I would never come back to Norfolk once I got off of that ship. Was I ever wrong, not only came back but married a Virginia Beach girl and 17 years later I am still here. Oh well
Dyer, MikeDP1Jan 1985 – Dec 1987S-7 Data ProcessingIn 21 years, CV66 was the last ship I ever served on. Certainly the hardest work and best liberty I have ever had!!! Sad she's at the bottom of the ocean.
Brightwell, Keith "Brighty"AQ2Jan 1, 1985 – Oct 15, 1989VF 33IWT shop. Med 86, So. Atlantic 88, North Atlantic 89, Med/IO 89.
Rix, MichaelAMH2Jan 1, 1985 – May 13, 1988VF-33Plane Captain/Final Checker Med cruise 86.
Schwartz, PeteAC3Jan 1, 1985 – Mar 17, 1987OC
Huprich, Dave "Hoop"L/CPLJan 4, 1985 – Mar 13, 1987MARDETThe America turned boys to men. Semper Fi to my Marine brothers who served her decks. "Security Alert...'Make a hole'!!
Say, RichardOSSNJan 8, 1985 – Apr 24, 1987C-1
Langenheim, GregOS2Jan 20, 1985 – Dec 15, 1989OISad to see she was scrapped...looking for any fellow OS's from that same time, namely Kevin Harrington, Lonnie, and Leonard...
Cruzado, Raul (Tony)bmsnFeb 1, 1985 – May 13, 19881st division deck deparment
Todd, BretE-4/ABEFeb 5, 1985 – Feb 4, 1989V2At the time the military seemed to me to be a hard time. But since I got out, I have had many fond memories. I am proud to have servied on the America and am proud to be a part of the Lybia confrontation. April 1986. We crossed the line of Death!
Neal, DennisJOCFeb 11, 1985 – Apr 10, 1992Best place I ever served. I was the "Newsman" to many who saw me, as I was the person who did the news every night; I miss the ship.
Clark, DeanABF2Feb 15, 1985 – Nov 20, 1989V4
Mu̱iz, LeoAOAN Mar 1985 РNov 1987G-4 Hanger BayMiss all my best friend (AO BROTHERS). If I have to do it again. Hell yea, and when I heard what they did to the best Carrier the fleet, I cry no lie. Proud to have serve on a ship that was name after this great Country.
Howard, MarvinAE3Mar 1985 – Nov 1985AIMD IM3First and only sea duty. Glad I had the opportunity!
Lrobinson, T , IIIAT2Mar 5, 1985 – Nov 23, 1988IM-3
Mcmanus, TimothyABH3Mar 6, 1985 – Sep 7, 1989V-3It's sad to know that they sunk her and they didn't name a new carrier after her. E--Mail me at Or
Knapp, DavidGMG2Mar 10, 1985 – Oct 10, 1989G-2Best years of my life like to live them all over again.
Chester, DanaAMH 3Mar 11, 1985 – Jul 27, 1987world famous va 34 bule blasterscv 66 was a great ship.had a lot of fun.on her. it was a place that made men out boys. love all the med and north atlantic stops. and who can forget the middle east, . never will forget france. and playing in the snow and skiing in the alps
Keel, DouglasAMS3Mar 15, 1985 – Sep 15, 1985VA-72 Bluehawks A-7E SquadronServed 1 Med cruise on her.
Snyder, Edward "Sny Dog"E-5/IS2Mar 15, 1985 – Jun 23, 1987OZNow a Deputy Sheriff in Fresno County, CA.
Pugh, CliffordSh3Mar 20, 1985 – Mar 20, 1985S3Working parties were hell.Enjoyed being a barber
Stoker, Robert (Bob)CTO3Mar 25, 1985 – Dec 22, 1989SSES
Bingaman, MichaelBM-3Apr 1985 – Aug 7, 19871ST Deck Drpt
Swartz, MarkAT2Apr 1985 – Apr 1988AIMD IM5 Cal Lab
Huecker, HenryAMS3Apr 1985 – Oct 1987VS-32Plance Captain and Aviational Structural Mechanic third class
Payne, GregoryMachinist MateApr 1985 – Oct 1988AI appreciate and value my time on the America. The Brotherhood is forever a piece of my heart. Meals together, wartime, and having each others back, through the good and bad times.
Flores "Flo", RandyABE3/E4Apr 10, 1985 – Jan 3, 1989V2/AIR Waist Catapults Cats 3 and 4I was centerdeck oper. for the waist. Worked long hours,but had good times. Worked with a great bunch of men. We would get non rates and turn em into one of us,or they would end up down at medical with some lame excuse. "My eye hurts" Waaa Waaa
Etris, LeeABH2Apr 10, 1985 – Dec 17, 1988V-1Assigned to Crash and Salvage throughout my entire enlistment. Really enjoyed my crash crew teammates. I left the Navy and enlisted in the US Army. I am retired from the US Department of Justice as a Federal Officer.
Torres, Luis0S2Apr 10, 1985 – Oct 15, 1991Operation
Flores, Randy "Flo"ABE3/CATAPULT OPERATERApr 18, 1985 – Jan 3, 1989V2/AirI worked on cat 4 I was cenetdeck operater. If you know me then get in touch. Have a good one.
Trail, JimOS-2May 1985 – 1989Ops/ C-1Greatest tour I had.
Rozycki, GreggHT3May 1985 – Jan 1988
Holden, MarkAO3May 1985 – Dec 1988G-4 then G-3 ForwardLooking for old shipmates.
Decker, TomAC2May 1985 – Aug 1988OPS/OCSummer Med Cruise, Benidorm, Spain,GQ, Line Of Death, Vjords, Norway and being part of one of the Finest CATCC Teams ever! Thanks guys you taught me lessons that have lasted for a lifetime!
Cross, CarlPC 3May 1985 – Oct 1988ExecutiveHello shipmates, need to here from old friends
Hummel, James (Hound Dog)ENSMay 1, 1985 – Jun 1, 1987PERSCurrently retired and living in Virginia Beach.
Jarboe, WesleyE3May 12, 1985 – Sep 18, 1990Fire DepartmentI grew up on the America. When I got there I was 19 going on 9. When I left I was 24 going on 25. I wouldn't have missed it for the world. But I wouldn't go back for all the money in the world.
Mardis, KurtAO3Jun 1985 – Nov 1988G2 then changed to G4This is the only ship that I served on and it really struck a nerve when I found out that she was sunk. We've lost a part of our past that we will never be able to revisit. I would be interested in hearing from others from the division.
Barber, Davidabh3Jun 1985 – Jan 1989v3Held a piece of her before they put her down. Contact me for more info @ God Bless America and the ship that bore her name.
Martinson, AndrewABE 3Jun 1985 – Mar 3, 1989wc
McComiskey, Ed "Tree"CAPTAIN, USMCJun 15, 1985 – Oct 15, 1986MARDETI'll never forget my time aboard this mighty ship, where I had the privilege to serve with some of the finest Marines and sailors who have ever worn the uniform. We were on "Mad Dog Station" and we crossed "The Line of Death" tog
Stephenson, BrianIS2Jun 30, 1985 – Sep 30, 1988OZ
Pelland, WilliamHTCSJul 1985 – Oct 1987
Rogers, DanielAE 2Jul 1985 – Sep 1987VS - 32Spent one cruise and many workups onboard. Got to see and learn about alot of the world. A great ship and great crew. Have so many great memories of my time at sea.
Opolsky, RobertABH2-ABH1Jul 1985 – Jun 1989V-3Second Tour
Janke, William (Bill)EM3Jul 1985 – Oct 1988ElectricalWas very proud to serve abord the ship carrying our countries name. Deployed on several tours, one to the Artic Circle, one to england, and of course our Mediterranean Cruise during the fight with Muammar Qaddafi & Libya
Ratajczak, MichaleAT5Jul 5, 1985 – Jul 5, 1987VAW123Hey Seaborn you out there?
Hopkins, GaryAMH2Aug 1985 – Dec 17, 1988IM-2Was part of the AIMD IM-2 Hydraulic Shop like to hear from others.
McFetridge, KennethABEANAug 1985 – Feb 1987V2I started off in V2 div arresting gear then ended up in the V2 tool room. I meet some of the greatest people and some of the biggest asses but boy the memories will last a lifetime. Hopefully someone will remember me, take care all.
Dann, JohnLTAug 1985 – Aug 19892ndLots of fond memories. Specifically, playing ball with Deck shipmates during the '86 overhaul in Portsmouth. Anyone remember? I would like to get a chance to do that again...
Myrick, JohnBM 3Aug 10, 1985 – May 28, 1989Deck department
Gann, Willie J.CTO1Aug 13, 1985 – Jun 1, 1988OS Div (SSES)We were the spooks onboard the America. No better group of CT's ever existed in one Division like those onboard this ship. We were the eyes and ears of the fleet.
Martin, SteveASE2Aug 14, 1985 – Nov 7, 1988AIMD IM-4Had a great time onboard the America. Hello to all her crew.
Coscarelli, CozAZ2Aug 15, 1985 – Sep 30, 1988AIMD AdminFirst duty station and ship. Had a blast on all the cruises and ports. So many fond memories of the ship and crew - made some awesome friends. Hope everyone is doing well!
Hester, TomAO3Sep 1985 – Jun 1989Weapons G-4/Flt Dk OrdHello to all the Ordies out there. The only regret I have is, not being able to step foot on the old girl anymore!
Shaw, Tennysonbt2Sep 1985 – Apr 1989mp/3mmr
Mills, RobertAZ3Sep 15, 1985 – Oct 10, 1989VAW 123 E2C Hawkeye SquadronWorked on the flight deck as a Plane Captain on the Med Cruise '85-86 when we dropped on Libya. A shout out to all my boys on that cruise! Great time! Anyone who knows me email me at
Troutman, GaryPO2/ ABFSep 20, 1985 – Apr 1, 1989V-4Would like to hear from other crewmembers.
Troutman, GaryABF2Sep 20, 1985 – May 5, 1989V-4
Babineau, Christopher/babs profile iconao 3Sep 27, 1985 – Sep 26, 1986g 4Just wanted to see if all you guys are doing well, and where you all are. lord r,i,p, my old roommate
De La Torre, WaldoSK3Sep 30, 1985 – Apr 10, 1988S-9A great ship with a great crew. Would like to hear from my old friends.
Wearsch, EricBM3Oct 1985 – May 19883rd Deck
Vaughn, BobbyOct 1985 – Sep 28, 1989AHEY GEORGE
Reynolds, RobertWTCSOct 1985 – Dec 1987W Division
Lane, JamesE4Oct 6, 1985 – Jun 6, 1989V2Bow cats cat 1, a lot of good times with great guys. Miss you all live in Pensacola florida now, would like to get ahold of some old friends. 8507540002.
Long, James profile iconMA1Oct 9, 1985 – Jul 31, 1989Deceased, Looking for shipmates who servied with Jim. Also became a SHELLBACK on July 12, 1989.
Vaughn Jr., BobbyEN3Oct 9, 1985 – Sep 28, 1989Auxillary
Lane, JamesE4Oct 19, 1985 – Jun 6, 1989V2 Bow catsI was stationed aboard the America, I met alot of good guys. Had a blast and would like to find Mike Mcpheters V2 bow cats. Anyone who remembers me send me a message or call me at 8505496748. God bless
Kewak, JeffIS3Oct 31, 1985 – Feb 18, 1989OZ
Long, JoeASE2Nov 1985 – Apr 1989AIMD IM-4What a great experience. Sure would like to hear from some shipmates. My last days were spent in the flight deck troubleshooters shack.
Parker, ChuckDP3Nov 1985 – Mar 1989S7I had a great time on the USS America please contact me if you remember me..
Kalal, Pete profile iconABH3Nov 5, 1985 – May 1989V-1Was fortunate to be in fire dept for awhile, which I wouldnt trade for anything. Learned more there than anywhere. Was very fortunate to leave the command in Bennidorm. heh. Went back in a few years later. Strange.
Thompson, PhilABF2Nov 20, 1985 – Jun 7, 1989V-4Left in a hurry with one of the bodies from the #2 pumproom fire in 89. I never returned or said goodbye to the gang....Would like to here from someone..
Long, JosephASE2Dec 1985 – Apr 1989AIMD IM-4What a ship and what a crew. Hello shipmates. Remember me I used to play 5 string banjo in the GSE trouble shooter shack. Until someone said GSE troubleshooter to the hummerhole 5 Bravo. I do miss the action.
Maier, GaryAO3Dec 6, 1985 – Nov 1989G3
Ekback, JustinBM/E3Dec 10, 1985 – Jul 16, 1986deckone o f the greatest boats i had the pleasrue of serving on
Howell, David profile iconOS2Dec 10, 1985 – Oct 6, 1988OI/O1Best ship i ever sailed on due to the crew onboard,and the team spirit i felt
Colbree, David (Ninja)AZ2Dec 21, 1985 – Jul 1989AIMD IM5Served with the Calibration Lab in AIMD. Would love to hear from any of you that were with me, as well as you TARPS guys from VF102.
Colbree, David profile iconAZ2Dec 21, 1985 – Jul 20, 1989AIMD IM-5
Prairie, Keith (Prairie Dog) profile iconE6/NC1Dec 28, 1985 – May 14, 1988Executive/Navigation DepartmentsI was assigned to the Executive Dept/Navigation Dept. I was a SN/E3 for my time on the ship. I went on to retire from active duty from the Navy Recruiting Command as a NC1/E6 Career Recruiter.
Rumley, TomABH3Dec 31, 1985 – Jul 1, 1989V-3always remebering the good times and the guys while being "haze gray and underway." Even the years in "the yard"

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