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USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). 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 4663 crew members registered for the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

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Boulware, EdPN31970 – 1972Personnel
Wagner, CarlABE31970 – 1973V-2
Tompkins, MikeSN1970 – 1973W, ...DeckW- division and Deck department first division Uss John F. Kennedy cva-67
Clements, ChuckOS31970 – Aug 2, 1973OIOI Div. Early 1970 to Aug 1973. Three deployments to the Med. got out mid way through the third. The second deploment was 12 months long.
O'Meara, Dave- Aka: BabyMM31970 – 1972P-1Worked in 1MMR and 4MMR. Have many good memories of those days.
Wallace, DickATN21970 – 1971Attack Squadron VA-46I worked on the flight deck as a troubleshooter for the A-7 aircraft. Two things I remember and enjoyed - Bob Hope show aboard ship and the ship and air show demonstration we put on for President Nixon.
Estes, MikeAO31970 – 1973AMMade the 2-3-4 cruises. Remember that 10 monther from 71-72!! Great people serving their country during some hard times. Great ship - the kid in me didn't realize it then. Still have my CVA-67 belt buckle in my shadow box - Retired AOCM.
Malty, Arthur "butch"1970 – 1972GRemeber when the master of arms sleeping quarters flooded .....???? WHO DID THAT????? (Straw, VAN, CHOC)
Howie, RonRMC1970 – 1974CRSpent 4 years on the "Slack Jack" in CR division. Made 3 Med cruises. Enjoyed my time aboard. Great bunch of communicators.
Wald, JohnADR-31970 – 1971V-1Sure would like to see her again, great times with great people.
Harrington, MikeMM31970 – 1971#4 engine room
Amato, Richard "Richie" Allenseaman 3rd class1970 – 19714th division
Elder, LarryIC11970 – 1972E Division you
Elder, LarryIC 11970 – 1972Engineering
Endraske, Paulcourier for the weapons office1970 – 1971seaman
Beaudoin, JamesEMFN1970 – 1973 Engineering E Division Great fun on the BIG J. Had fun teaching Dave Schneider to drive stick shift in Palma! What happened to Jim Batzell ? Loved being catapulted off the ship! Would do it again in a heartbeat! Main lighting & Battery locker.
Blankenship, LarryE41970 – 1972PersonnelRetired and back on a boat although bit smaller than the Kennedy (37'). Life is good!
Huber, JohnE-31970 – 1974V-1
Baker, EjHM 21970 – Feb 1973MedicalWas a great time in my life..Lots of memories and still have friends that I made while aboard.
Reddick, JamesRM2Jan 1970 – Sep 1972communicationMy first taste of life on the big seas, and love every minute of it.
Smith, Carle-5Jan 1970 – Nov 1973R
Melber, HarrySK3Jan 1970 – Oct 1, 1971Supply 1 and 6Was on 2nd Med. Cruise and remember the fight very well since Rich Wohlford and I became very good friends since we were In charge of many store rooms including foul weather gear. I received an early out Oct. 1st. 1971.
Bedell, Michael TonySEAMAN STEWARDJan 1, 1970 – Aug 31, 1971Officer's MessSome of my best memories were of sitting on the flight deck watching night ops.
Shawhan, SteveDK3Jan 2, 1970 – Sep 2, 1971S-4Worked in disbursing office. Most vivid memory was the emergency deployment to the Med during the first Mid-East crisis in Lebanon in 1970. We were there before anyone knew we were going.
Mc Hugh, Joseph(Dog) profile icone-3Jan 5, 1970 – Aug 20, 19731st divisiontrying to locate shipmates from 1st div 1970-1973, joe mc hugh(dog). e
Shettlesworth, DonLITHOGRAPHER 2ND CLASSJan 10, 1970 – Feb 5, 1972xserved under a top noch chief and man named bob kline. still have many great memories of ship mates and liberty ports
Pietz, BillSK2Jan 15, 1970 – Nov 26, 1971SupplyMade the second cruise. Funny I thought I was miserable then but boy would I like to go back now!The name of the fighter from S1 in the smoker that got robbed was Rich Wolford. I worked in the supply office cranking out those purchase order
Reynolds III, Claude M.HT3Feb 1970 – Jan 1973I worked in the R-Division office under Chief Bobby Jennings E9. Would never have that time taken away. Learned so much and made great friends that are still friends 30+ yrs later.
Holland, MichaelAEANFeb 1970 – Dec 1972VA46
Vernon, HerbEM2Feb 1970 – Jan 26, 1973E divisionFlight Deck Lighting and Electrical Safety Shop
Alves, DavidE3Feb 1970 – Mar 1971CATC
Korzeniewski, Gary S. (Kosmo)SM2Feb 1, 1970 – Nov 14, 1973CSNever realized that it would be one of the greatest times of my life. I really miss all the guys I serverd with for the three years I was aboard. I've had the pleasure to see some of them afterwards, and it was like we never parted.
Nutter, Jr, HarveyABE3Feb 1, 1970 – Aug 21, 1973V2v2 yeoman twice deck edge opr and engine opr and ppo also side cleaned
Pietz, BillSK2Feb 2, 1970 – Nov 25, 1971S1
Gayon, GaryABANFeb 7, 1970 – Jan 30, 1971V-3 Hangar DeckElevator Operator, Chock Chucker, Safetyman, Hangar Deck Control A/C Moving Crews Co-ordinator.
Oliver, LeroySAFeb 8, 1970 – Apr 5, 19725I wish I could relive the time I was on the ship.The best years of my youth were spent on her.I miss the 5th division.
Sobocinski, Robert SkiE-3Feb 8, 1970 – Sep 30, 1971P-1Worked in the division office, deployed during the arab hijacking crisis
Sibole, DennisSK-2Mar 1970 – Jan 1971SupplyI often think back on my time on the JFK. I was facinated on the things she could do. I will never forget our arrival in Boston Harbor as well as our sudden and speedy trip to the Med in September 1970. Hello to all of you I worked with.
Dudeck, FrankOS3Mar 1970 – Mar 1973OISupply P.O. for the division.Detection and Tracking Supervisor for air warfare.2 Med cruises 1 of which was the Year-Long cruise.
Launderville, LewisMM3Mar 1970 – Jun 1973 4MMR4MMR WE CAN HACK IT
Kesler,jr., Alvin F.QM3Mar 1970 – Dec 1973Navigation
Whipple, ArthurE3Mar 1970 – Sep 19711st (Deck) Division
Lane, RobertATN2Mar 1970 – Jan 1972Work Center 640Just checking in.
Picketts, GuyRM 2Mar 1, 1970 – Aug 15, 1971CommunicationsAt the time, I was just counting down the days before I was getting off the Kennedy and out of the Navy, but now that I look back, it was a great time with a great bunch of guys in the Comm Div. I will always remember those days.
Willeford, RoyE-3Mar 5, 1970 – Dec 14, 1973A
Pfeil, MarkYN3Mar 14, 1970 – Jul 26, 1973OZI was in the Strike Operations and Training office. Three great cruises to the Med. Bob Hope Shope 19770
Harden, Carl HardenHTN/ E3Mar 21, 1970 – Aug 23, 1973R DivisionWorked in Aft DC Shop one my best friends "ed" Shelly Edidin. Also worked with Claude M. Renolds III and Carl Smith.
Soini, AlE3Mar 23, 1970 – Mar 22, 1974RI was the Ships Locksmith. I was in the Forward most compartment when they lost the Anchor Back in Crete in 1971. I went up to the Anchor room just after it happened and smoke was still apparent in the room.
Kobylarz, DennisE-4Apr 1970 – 1972E
Basic, SteveDP3Apr 1970 – Aug 1971IOICI enjoyed being at sea and watching flight ops. It was a great time in my life. My shipmates were super people. I had the opportunity to land on the ship in the COD. That was a an exhilarating experience!
Fish, RobertAG2Apr 1970 – Jun 1973OA
Brister, DavidEM2Apr 1970 – Oct 15, 1973E
Egnot, BobPN2Apr 10, 1970 – Oct 28, 1972Educational ServicesHave some great memories from our 2 Med cruises. Proud to have served on the Kennedy. My car license plate displays the name "Navy JFK". She is a great ship.
Shollmier, Gerald (Jerry)AE3Apr 15, 1970 – Mar 1, 1971VF14 (F4B Phantoms)Started off as a 4 weeker to the Caribean sea but ended up as a 6 monther to the Med. It was Great. Served as Beach Guard/ Shore Patrol. Looking for info on Tom Roach. He was on the Pre-Com crew, then in IM-3 Divison. From Dayton, OH.
Pfeil, Markyn3Apr 20, 1970 – Jul 26, 1973ozI was in strike ops on the John F Kennedy, would like to meet up with fellow shipmates Mark
Orth, TomMM2Apr 23, 1970 – Apr 22, 1974P2-4MMRBest experience of my life! Great bunch of guys I served with!
Buchanan, James profile iconMDSN 1st C lassMay 1970 – Aug 19701st DivisionMidshipman training cruise to GITMO and Boston for Kennedy family event.
Bigelow, MikeCWO 2May 1970 – Oct 1972IM2
Combs, DaleE4May 1, 1970 – Jun 13, 1972RWorked in FWD DC Shop
Combs, DaleHT3May 1, 1970 – Jun 1, 1972RWorked in FWD DC Shop
Barnett, Leonard / LenAQF 2May 5, 1970 – Mar 1, 1971Ship's CompanyI remember my time on the Kennedy "Slack Jack" fondly. I remember the stops in the Med as though they happened yesterday. The Bob Hope show was great.
Kidd, JamesMR3May 10, 1970 – 1973a-4
Davies, ScottCTO3May 15, 1970 – Nov 10, 1971OSJFK got me off to the right start..I know I owe her my anchors, retired as CWO3. Went back for a "Tiger Cruise" in '99..years just melted away.
Thiel, JohnEM1(EOD)May 20, 1970 – Mar 1, 1971WeapopnsEOD Detachment for Med Cruise along with CWO John Cribbs & AOC "Woddy" Cox.
Mulligan, Alfred ( Fredd)AB3May 25, 1970 – Jun 1, 1972V1 & V3Had a great time serving my country with a group of great guys. I'm still looking for my friend Nettie Torres from Jersey City.
Tristani, VictorE3Jun 1970 – 19721stNot sure of the division but I was a coxn
Haynes, HerbYN4Jun 1970 – 1973AdministrationStarted in the C.O’s office, then transferred to the Legal office (JAG)
Molkenbur, John, MolkyAK3 SKIVVY STACKERJun 1, 1970 – Feb 10, 1974OC & S 1Anyone remember the Smoker(box match) on 70-71 cruise? I was the guy that got DQed becuse I hit the ref. Chief Walker.The last hwt fight went into a full hangar bay riot when they gave the fight to the Marine over the guy from S1 div
Jensen, DoyleAQ2Jun 1, 1970 – Dec 1, 1971Fighter Squadron 14 VF-14Sorry to hear it was decommissioned.
Holloway, Gary Docmm 2Jun 1, 1970 – Jun 1, 1972AGreat time in my life, Good friends made hope to find john (jack) Curtis.
Smith, ThomasW-1 CWO-2 LTJGJun 4, 1970 – Oct 2, 1972AIR V-1
Lofquist, WilliamE2Jun 14, 1970 – Jun 14, 1972P2I would like to get intouch with my crew members of P 2 Division engine #2. also all crew members in the office and air division unit.
Lofquist, William profile icone2Jun 14, 1970 – Jun 14, 1972p2when the fire pump in engine room 2 blewup while I was on watch. also thanksgiving day 1972 in chow line, sailor punch the captian in the mouth while I was standing next to the captain. anyone saw this action.
Jakawich, EdCVA 67Jun 15, 1970 – Aug 15, 1970Flight Deck LightingI was a Midshipman 3rd class. I took the helm for about 15 minutes right around the time of the man-overboard incident. I frequently traded my blue ringed Middy cap for a plain white crew hat with my buddy Terry Brown.
Phillips, Glen / Sly profile iconE-3 MMJun 20, 1970 – Nov 17, 1971A-1I was on the 70 Med cruise and 71 with a couple of friends Lenord Webb and Smithy and a guy Richard Burchard and a brother named Campbell and anybody that remembers the Sly Slick & Wicked. We slept under the mess hall.
Batey, DoyleMaster Chief Petty OfficerJul 1970 – Dec 13, 1971CVW1RVAH-14 Vigilantes. Also deployed 1975-1979 with VF-14 Tomcats.
Bonner, Herman JE3 FAJul 1970 – Oct 1970P1Only had a chance to serve a few months. USNR R training. I really liked the flight ops at night.
Gavin, DanielSKSNJul 28, 1970 – Jun 30, 1972Best memory Bob Hope show sit front row also was part of the working party that met him. Hope some day to find the tape of the show to show my childern and grandchildren
Ramaglia, John RagmanABE-3Aug 1970 – Mar 1972V2worked as hook runner ,played music in the coke storage room,with Krumpek,Maciose, Dixon,Miller.Took naps on the barricade. Listened to Santana with Victor Medrano. Hey guys give me a HELLO
Suszek, Tom Aka "greek"MM3Aug 1970 – Dec 19714MMRFond Memories of the crew in 4 main, "4MMR, We Can Hack It"
Buddenhagen, KarlANAug 1970 – Apr 1971V1
Muir, PatE3Aug 1970 – 1972ER Best time of my life!
Sancken, AllenAZ2Aug 1, 1970 – Dec 31, 1973VA-34I'm just feeling old that my carrier is being decommissioned!
Johnson, Charlie - HogmanEM2Aug 1, 1970 – Dec 1, 1973E DivisionI enjoyed my tour aboard the JFK. The 3 trips to the Med were wonderful.
Holt, Fred profile icon04Aug 14, 1970 – Sep 24, 1972CommunicationsLoved my time on Big John with my shipmates. God Bless each one of you..
O'rourke, JohnAQ2Aug 15, 1970 – Jul 15, 1972AMD
Risdon, RichardSep 1970 – Sep 1971V 2#3 engine operator
Barr, JerryABH 3Sep 1970 – Apr 1971VAQ 131I was a plane captain on an A3-B. I have a lot of fond memories of that Med cruise, Malta was my favorite. Still can see Bob Hope, I was sitting on the crane watching the show.
Spurlin, GaryOS2Sep 1970 – May 1972OII got to see more of the world than I thought I ever would. Arrived on the Big John in Naples 1970, left ship in Barcelona May of 1972. OI was composed of great people who worked well together; good memories of that period.
Flood, JoeE-3Sep 1970 – Mar 1971vaq-131--mess cook for 3 months1st cruise - great ports-bob hope show-xmas leave from athens greece-great memories-great friends.
Thompson, KeithE1Sep 1970 – Sep 1972P1 - 1MMR & 4MMR
Dahlgren, WilliamADJ 2Sep 1, 1970 – Apr 13, 1971RVAH 14I worked as an engine mech in the squadrons powerplants shop located aft. I also worked on the flightdeck as a troubleshooter
Saylor, Terrill "Terry"ATN-3Sep 1, 1970 –RVAH-14What started out as a two week carrier quals near Puerto Rico turned out to be the ships 2nd cruise of six months in the Med. The ship, airwing and crew was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation during that cruise.
Grajkowske, Terry (Ske)AMS2Sep 1, 1970 – Mar 1, 1971VA 46 (Air Wing)
Canull, DouglasPO3Sep 1, 1970 – Aug 15, 1972E-Div
Holt, FredCDRSep 5, 1970 – Sep 9, 1972Communications (CR/CS)2nd Communications Officer. 2 MED Cruises (1 a 10 monther!)CO's served: Yates/Koch/Ghormley. We communicated with NO computers or satelites, but we did it great! Big John had the best COMM Gang in the Fleet. God Bless the JFK & those who sailed h
McKesson, Jacob/jimAE2Sep 14, 1970 – Mar 2, 1971VF-32Worked the night shift with AE1 Jerry Achee. Chief Avery was the shop chief.
Edidin, Shelley ''ed''E-3Sep 17, 1970 – Dec 12, 1972storkeeper repairi took care of all the battle lockers & files and publications . mustered in aft repair locker. was # 1 or # 2 on the nuclear fire party . was on three med cruses would love to find some more R DIV , PEOPLE
Burnett, Robert D.E-3 AIRMANSep 18, 1970 – Sep 8, 1970OC
Harris, PhillipBTCSep 30, 1970 – Sep 1, 1974bwould like to contact oil lab gang who served with me.
Kenyon, WilliamSEAMANOct 1970 – Feb 19711sthad a great med cruise with a bunch of great me
Ridinger, LarrySM2Oct 8, 1970 – Dec 21, 1972CSServed with a bunch of ski's.
Williams, "jack"COMMANDEROct 25, 1970 – Aug 15, 1972Supply OfficerI served in 5 aircraft carriers and Big John was the best of the best. As you are decommissioned you will be remembered by all who served in you.
Muller, HalLTJGNov 1970 – Apr 1972RThe most memorable 18 months of my life. Sorry I missed the one significant fire on board during my tenure - I was away at fire fighting school in Philadelphia! Thanks to all of my shipmates and most of all, the awesome men of R Division.
Mitchem, Billy (Rusty)BM3Nov 1970 – May 31, 1974Boatswain Locker
Mulitsch, Andrew JoeE-5 Machinist Mate 2 MM2Nov 1970 – Jun 1972Auxilliary Machinery Room AMRI was assigned to AMR and also stood Evaporator watches in both Main propulsion Rooms.
Cotter, Dennis P.YN3Nov 1970 – Jun 12, 1974EngineeringWas yeoman for the Commander of the Engineering Dept.
Knight, KenAE2Nov 3, 1970 – Aug 31, 1971VA34What a wild ride it was. Heading to Cuba and detoured to a Med cruise. Big John was great for the air wing. Worked on A6A's and grew up in Naples and Palma de Majorca.
Levin, FrederickIC3Nov 18, 1970 – Nov 18, 1972E DIVISIONServed as an FN, made IC3 onboard, loved the Med. ports of call.
Porter, Geoffrey (Jeff)ADR 2Dec 1970 – Jul 1974IM 2Ships company, Caroline II Cod Crew. C1A Bu. # 136780. God Bless All Who Served. Hate to see you go Big John.
Schutz, LarryAT-2Dec 1970 – Dec 1973VA-34 (AIMD, ECM)Great way to see the world.
Weyant, DickAQ2Dec 1970 – Jun 1972VA-34Many fond memories of days aboard the JFK and ports of call. It is sad that the A6 aircraft and the JFK are now out of service. That was a lifetime ago.
Biri, MarkOSSNDec 1970 – Dec 1972OI
Payne, MarkAN3Dec 1970 – May 5, 1974V1/FLY1Have great memories of the times I spent on the ship. Would like to visit the ship and all my old ship mates one more time.
Johnson, JamesE-3Dec 1970 – Nov 1975BOATS
Johnson, Joe (Jh)BM3Dec 1970 – May 1974Deck - Boats3 Med Cruises..long cruises seemed we always got extended. Meet some great friends, great ports, loved Palma
Walker, Eugene- GeneBT-3Dec 14, 1970 – Aug 24, 1974P-1 Division 1MMRHad a great time serving aboard "Big John" If you remember me feel free to contact me.
Sampson, CliffordBM3Dec 27, 1970 – Aug 27, 19744TH DIV

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