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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).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 | 1996 | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 – now

Musselman, Andrew / AndyAX1981 – 1985VS 22 CHECKMATESLots of gosd? times! wish i could remember them all!!! all Checkmates from 81 to 85 email me for info re reunion in nebraska in fall of 05
O'Connell, Dan (Oc)ABE21981 – 1984V2Gear Rat. Worked mostly on the 'deck. Operated deck edge for a year or so. Deployed to the Med/IO in '82, Med (Beirut) in '83.
Rubin, Michael1981 – 1983VF 31
Brunson, ScottAD21981 – 1983VS22 / AIMD
Valencia, Robert RE61981 – Oct 8, 1985Special Ops
Rosabal, GregoryEM31981 – 1983EHope all you shipmates Are doing OK out there now...sometimes I look back and actually miss those days on the Kennedy...crazy ain't It...after all it wasn't all bad.
Flores, MichaelCORPORAL1981 – 1983Marine DetachmentServed as 2nd section leader and had great times and stories aboard "Big John". Miss the old friends and service, but not so much the "sliders" in the chow hall.
Houston, JerryHM31981 – 1982Hospital
Cook, TimothyMM31981 – Mar 1985Aux Eng Hyd shopTwo Med cruises, A north Atlantic and an Indian Ocean. Not to mention all the workups and training to make it happen with great success. She was one of the best and will never be forgotten!
Grueninger, JeffEM2-EM11981 – 1985EBest of times...Good memories even while out at sea. Good ports. I should have taken more pictures...
Kozsey, Lee profile iconRM31981 – Feb 24, 1982Comms
Bowser, Russel (Boozer)PHAN1981 – 1984Op Div. Photo LabMade some good lifelong friends on the ship.
Caldwell, Jerry "Junior" To Ms GangSeaman Apprentice paygrade E-2 Leading Seaman1981 – 19821st LT. DivisionAirwing attached to the U.S.S. John F. Kennedy 1981-82.Spent 12 hours or more every day with 6-8 airmen, walking the squardon's laundry a quarter mile back and fourth from the ship. Never did work for N.I.S. Ha, ha.
Wisler, JeffreyABEC1981 – 1985Air V2My first tour onboard "Big John" reported as a Second Class left as a Chief, Great ship, Great people... Enjoyed my tour immensely, so good I did a second tour as the V2 Maintenance Officer....
Hunt, JimGMT21981 – 1983W-Div
Forney, DougAT1981 –AIMDHad a great time on "Big John".
Brady, MikeMess Management Specialist1981 – 1981Supply
Vance, DonaldMmfn1981 – 1983M division I enjoyed all the people I met on board Naples was my favorite port
Sodomire, MichaelP.O 2nd class1981 –mr/ BlackshoeI wish I could have stayed with the carrier group before being transferred to U.S.S Holland. I was proud to serve on CV-67 .
Chappell, Hubert (Harold)E-11981 –V-1 div flight deck blue shirtyo chuck murphy , coon ass, STIRLING ,deyoung , i got caught coming back on in aus w your id remember ? THE Yshirts blowing dirzek around the deck w the jet xhst , HIT ME UP GUYS . YA U CHUCK , HOWS UR SIS , IF ONLY .
Marsh, DavidE21981 – 1983G5
Duarte, RonE11981 –1mmrI guess I got into a lot of trouble back then. It was fun. I definitely know a few of you still remember me. Even capt.Hernandaze got to know me pretty It would be good to hear from a few of you guys.
Gawne, JohnLCDR1981 – 19833M
Lemmeyer, DavidYN3 - YN2Jan 1981 – Sep 1983Attack Squadron SEVEN FIVE
Everett, GregoryAE1(AW)Jan 1981 – Jan 1992VA-37 & Ships Company IM3Made first Cruise during JFK's 1982 IO deployment serving in VA37, Live on ship serving in IM3 division between Mar of 88 and Oct 1991 making two more cruises 88 Med and 1990 Desert Sheild/Storm deployment. Best Ship in the Fleet.
Wood, LanceASH3Jan 1981 –AIMDShocked to find her decommissioned..
Austin, BillABF3Jan 1981 – Nov 1984V-4Worked most of my time on the Deck. still the most exciting job i've had! Would do it all over again, still kicking myself for getting out after 4.
Williams, RonYN3Jan 1981 – Sep 1984V4Very interesting time of my life. Would enjoy reconnecting with shipmates.....
Gilbride, DanielABE 3Jan 1, 1981 – Feb 22, 1985V 2Served in the waist cats
Knox, EverettLTJan 1, 1981 – Jan 1, 1983BLooking back, there are a few things I would have done differently, but then - we all grow wiser with age. I miss those days. I miss the snipes. They are always with me. In my mind, we are all still young and about to get underway ...
Merry, MaxHT3 - HT2Jan 1, 1981 – Aug 26, 1982R Div
Mapstone, PhilE3Jan 8, 1981 – Jun 1, 1982V1Wasn't on long but it seemed forever. Who can forget the "Steele Beach Party" and Perth? Left the Ship before we went back through the Suez and went off to Photo School. If anyone remembers me contact me at
Steven, Jenks ABH -3Jan 9, 1981 – Sep 10, 1985V-1 Who ever remembers Chief Bell send me a line "Jenks" Crash ans salvage Fly 1 Asst.
Derrickson, DougMS3Jan 15, 1981 – Jun 6, 1984S5I cooked for the XO's mess and made a lot of friends who I would like to get back in touch with. Had some of the best times of my life on "Big John" Drop me a line at
Highlander, JimHT2Jan 15, 1981 – Jun 10, 1984RBest times best ship of my Career. Not a day goes by I dont think about the good times and bad from Big John.
Sergo, DavidAG1Jan 17, 1981 – Nov 11, 1982oaindian ocean cruise 81 , perth , freemantle, beer day, athens bobbysbar, shell back iniation, med cruise, workups, man overboard azores, accident during workups , bad and good stuff, super k bull, all good friends and crew,
Perez, FredSH3Feb 1981 – Aug 6, 1984S-3Lots of memories, mostly good. dont remember all the names but know the faces, lots of memories. always remember the uso show when all the luggage was 'lost' :-) wish I had at least some of the money spent on drinks. lots of memories.
Gibson, TracyE 3Feb 1981 – Apr 1983V 1What up fellow, who would believe I did 20 Years,Zeka, Kunz, Matter my Fly 2 PO Vincent Jones,Dirty D, Chuck Murphy, Barn and I in the petty wagon,EJ, Hidden still in contact.
Lazovich, DanQM2Feb 5, 1981 – Jun 3, 1985NavigationCouldn't beleive what a great time it was, Some hard Work in the ship yard but We had a Great group of guys to work with !!! What a Great Department !
Veit, JamesIC2Feb 12, 1981 – Aug 4, 1984Air Dept V-2 VLAI enjoyed my time aboard. VLA was the best place to serve. I can be reached 516 710-2792.Hope to hear from my shipmates.
Donovan, BillE-1 / EN2Mar 1981 – Oct 16, 1984A-3 AC&R ShopGood friends & shipmates ,grew up and saw the world cooking Lobster&Steak in filter shop pollywog then Shellback beer on flt deck,5days off perth Hinkle Stanke Gilespie got on in boston with onofaro before decom 2007 shame so dirtyGreatship
Brancheau, DanielMR3Mar 1981 – May 2, 1984A-4Many good memoriesof the deployments and even work-ups. I can still remember being in Central when the left rear wheel broke off the A6E.
Esparza, SparkyRm 3Mar 1981 – Jun 1983COMA great command, great memories, great men. Least we forget
Rowlett, TomABE2Mar 1, 1981 – Nov 17, 1984V-2 DivisionCURRENTLY RESIDE IN VA, GREAT TIME IN NAVY ON BOARD JFK
Radkowski, David (Ski)PN3Mar 2, 1981 – Aug 1, 1983VA-85ON CV-67 WAS BEST YEARS THAT HAD IN USN
Stanton, DavidLT (JG)Mar 6, 1981 – May 25, 19831ST AND G-2St. Thomas, VI, Malaga, Spain, Perth, Australia, Mombosa, Kenya, Toulon, France, Malaga, Spain, Barbados. Deck-1 yr, Weps-1 yr, PAO-2 months. Repair 2. Retiring from reserves 1 JUN 08 as CDR. Loved it! Wish I could do it again!
Foster, MarkE4Mar 11, 1981 – Mar 11, 1985A-8I would love to get back together with my friends to talk, some of my good friends was:Wayne Sides, Derek Anderson, Larry P. you can reach me at 423-539-8977 or my sons web addresss , get in tuch with me.
Small, JamesBT2/BT1Mar 30, 1981 – Sep 27, 1983B What an Outstanding time to have been a Snipe! Started in Oil Lab. Sent TAD to SMAA while finishing yard time. Then to ACC shop and 4MMR. We were just that good. Here it is 32 years later and like it was yesterday.
Hill, Frederick/freddieABH3Apr 1981 – May 8, 1984V-1A great ship. Anyone who was in the V-1 division feel free to contact me.
Stone, Jonathan DavidSR-SNApr 1981 – Oct 1982X-1 & X-2
Lunsford, KellyDS3Apr 1981 – Oct 1984EDSHard to believe she's retired. Days seemed to last forever out to see but looking back it all seems like an eye blink that I wish I could do again.
Sterling, ScottTractor/blue shirt ABHApr 1981 – Aug 1982V1I didn't have a glorious military career, but I know I worked hard and was a damn good tractor driver. I hung with the misfits. Mike Miers was my best friend and I would love to contact him if anyone knows where he is.
McBrayer, JimAO3Apr 4, 1981 – Jan 5, 1985g-3 mag ratsit was quite a time. i remember some of you guys.
Carl, EnderwitzHT2Apr 4, 1981 – Apr 8, 1985R NO,regrets about time served on big k,worked on her many times in the shipyards also.
Stewart, Derek "Shorty"ABF-1Apr 5, 1981 – Dec 31, 1984V-4I served onboard the "Big John" twice... It was my very first ship, and I loved the times I spent on her... A short time in Below Decks,and a very long time on the Flight Deck. I met some awesome folks onboard this ship!
Sommers, Philipe-3Apr 8, 1981 – Jul 1, 1983V-4Naples,the Gut, Hey Joe, CMC, Zaborni, Swink, Ski, McCrory, Nedham, Gunn, Janis, Spain, Africa,Sliz, black gungy,purifiers,flight ops,gitmo,a7 in the net ,torres, mcfadden,lilly,johnny boy,eric,london,rota,alverez,romero
Willliams, GlennABE AAApr 10, 1981 – Mar 19, 1982V-2Best time of my life. Best friends ever miss them all wish I could still be there. There is nothing that will ever compare to this.
Barr, MichaelAD-3Apr 26, 1981 – Dec 28, 1984AIMD/ IM-2Im a building inspector now working for clark county school district, i enjoyed my time on board JFK, started in V-3 Division to V-O Division to AIMD jet shop, my wife is from rio de janeiro brasil
Picinich, ArnoldAO 2May 1981 – Apr 1985G-2
Young, PhillipABH-3May 16, 1981 – Dec 12, 1983V-0, V-1 & V-4I was young and didn't understand many things but, the flight deck got my very best. Thank you all especially Boatswain Hartman!!!
Sides, WayneE-5Jun 1981 – 1985A-8I found Mark Foster, what about Chris Jones, Derek Anderson(mo-dee), Richard Flack. Would like to hear from you guys, lots of good times, Real shame to see her decommissioned.
Bovia, DonaldBT1Jun 6, 1981 – Jun 17, 1986Worked in the ACC shop, but stood watch in every main space. Went from BT3 to BT1 while onboard the Big John. I Retired in 2000. It may say 67 on the hall, but she's number one in my heart. You never forget your first ship!
Horner, RoyPH3Jun 9, 1981 – Nov 30, 1985OP Division The 82 Austrailia cruise was fun compared to the seriousness of the 83-84 Lebanon expedition. Witnessed history: Bob Hope's USO show & the audience with PopeJPII. Wheatly was a great skipper.
Walker, TyroneAVE3Jun 16, 1981 – Jan 15, 1983V2Aircraft launch and recovery. Quote: If your weren't a E, You weren't a AB. End of Quate
Turner, Timothy (Tee)Jun 19, 1981 – Feb 15, 1985S-3 Sales and ServiceI was a Ships Serviceman aboard the Big John, Was manager of the 67 store on the 0-3 level and later stor manager Twin Ten. Ended as Cash Collection Agent, when I got out. Never see things like you do later in life, She was a good Ship
Moen, ClaytonHMC(SCW/SW)Jun 21, 1981 – Aug 2, 1983MedicalReported aboard at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, my first ship and a real eye opener. We were a team that could do the impossible. Loved my time as a Flight Deck BDS Corpsman. Will never forget my time between Cat 1 and 2.
Turner, TimothySH2Jun 21, 1981 – Feb 12, 1985S-3I was assigned to the Sales Office as a Clerk. I later was assigned as Cash Collection Agent. I made 1 IO Cruise, 1 Med Cruise, several Carribean in and outs. Shout out to Julio Dellicio SH1
Mendonsa, "Goose"AQ2Jul 1981 – Jan 1983AIMD via VA-75 Sunday PunchersShe is a Grand Old Lady! The years have faded the memories of many names, but I live the good times in my dreams. I miss you all!
Thompson, RobertICFNJul 1981 – Feb 1983EAft IC and Gyro Room.
Coghlan, JohnGMG3Jul 1, 1981 – Jun 1, 1984G-1
Reyna, Thomas (Taco)AT2Jul 1, 1981 – Jul 30, 1982HS-7Start date approx. I remember the "Big John" with good memories. As a founding father of the "Helo Gang", this cruise was indeed one of the best I have done. There were alot of good times. Dan, Boot, BamBam, Flu, Bones and the others.
Downs, BradE4Jul 1, 1981 – Mar 1, 1985OIDoes any know the whereabouts of James Belt or Lee Beaner Richardson?
Ramirez, BennyE3Jul 10, 1981 – Mar 15, 1984S1I'm Proud to have servedon this great SHIP
Metallo, MikeAT2Aug 1981 – Aug 1983IM3 (VF-31)What a great time it was working for Dusty Tubbs...not. But it was still a good time. There's nothing like rolling in garbage with 5000 guys.
Arnett, TeryAW2Aug 1981 – Mar 1984HS 7Made the IO cruise in 82. Still married to the girl I met in Perth. Wow almost 25 years now. Finished up my Navy career on the Med cruise in 84. Great memories of some great friends and good times.
Kenney, Michael (Mike)RM3Aug 1981 – May 1983CommunicationsGood to be able to reunite with old buddies
Fegan, Robertase 3Aug 1, 1981 – Nov 15, 1982im 4Would love to hear from any of the gse crew. John Lehman for certain.
Fentress, RonnieE-4Aug 7, 1981 – Jul 10, 1987R
Bass, TomANAug 18, 1981 – Nov 20, 1981G-3 "MagRats"I was only on the "JFK" for 3 months, but it was my first ship and it will always have a special place in my heart. I left on a medvac helo after getting burned by a smoke marker on Thanksgiving day 1981.
Bass, Thomas "ty"ANAug 18, 1981 – Nov 25, 1981G-3 Mag Rat
Dindal, David DindalAE2Aug 23, 1981 – Jun 5, 1982IM-3 assigned to HS-7Served on the "Big John" in work center 620 IM-3 assigned to HS-7. Looking for old shipmates to touch base with. Made the Indian Ocean cruise in 1982 and returned to NAS Jax. Hope to hear from someone!
Maurer, MatthewMM3-MM1Aug 26, 1981 – Sep 10, 1985M and BThe best of times. Made me stay for 25 and retire as an LDO engineer
Yates, ScottCPL.Sep 1981 – Oct 1983MarDetI realy liked seeing the world and the foreign ports.. It made me appreciate what I had a lot more. The days at sea were not always fun but I made some decent friends that I will never forget.
Hill, Charles / BennyE-4Sep 1981 – May 1985V-4
Jensen, ChrisIC2Sep 1981 – Dec 1984EAft IC gang, I purged the rotten times, just remembering the good times.
Collins, BillAK3Sep 1, 1981 – May 2, 1984S-1Proud to have served aboard her.
Derro, AlHT2Sep 1, 1981 – Jan 7, 1985RWhit, Mitch, Danny B., Carl E., Mike M, Spudhead.....Hope everyone is safe and well. I'm teaching High School now. Long way from the middle of the Indian Ocean and the shores of Rio. Best of luck to everyone. - Big Al
Allen, KevinCORPORALSep 1, 1981 – Sep 1, 1983Marine DetachmentLoved the ship, hated being out to sea.
Petralia, JoeBTFNSep 9, 1981 – May 25, 1985B Division 2MMRI aways think of my time there, it was a great time in my life looking back on it I miss it, recently reconnected with about 30 old buddies on Facebook
Yerkes, DaveABF2Sep 15, 1981 – May 17, 1985V-4 Below Decks One of the best times of my life.Gunn,Rightmyer,the house on GeorgeTown during the 1984-1985 dry dock in Portsmith.Very proud to have served on BIG JOHN David Vena R.I.P.Shipmate
Rader, DavidE-5Sep 30, 1981 – Mar 10, 1984OI Division Operation Specialist
Lynch, EricBT2Sep 30, 1981 – May 31, 1985B DivisionHi to all you guys from B and M divisions
Routh, SteveSAOct 1981 – Apr 1982H/MedicalTHis was my first ship I recall walking along Pier 12 in Norfolk and thinking, "How does this thing float?" I was in one of the best Medical depts. in the fleet and man, did I learn things! I loved working the flight deck. I miss it.
Penney, NolanYN3Oct 1981 – Apr 1985Engineering Log Room
Penney, NolanYN3Oct 1981 – Apr 18, 1985R
Neff, RonaldAMS-3Oct 1981 – Oct 1986Structural MechanicIt has been a very long time since I heard from anybody. Everyone just went there own way.
Chaney, DouglasABECOct 1, 1981 – Jun 15, 1984V-2I miss all my Shipmates from that time period. I was selected to CWO2 coming off the JFK. Capt. Wheatley signed my package for CWO. Lt. Jim Neary, ABEC Rick Neely and ABECS Jim Mitchell were my best friends. I was SUPER "K", ship's Mas
Bernard, DonANOct 1, 1981 – Feb 25, 1984G3 mag ratsHad some good times. Don't remember a lot of names but can remember some of you guys.
Ramey, TonyAK2(AW)Oct 5, 1981 – Apr 28, 1983S-1/CMAAI started out in S-1 and eventually I was assigned as one of 4 Ship's Criminal Investigators. We had our share of crime and I learned a lot, retired as an MACS. My first ship and I learned a lot, good people.
Romano, MikeBT3Oct 10, 1981 – Jun 20, 1985BHad a great time and met some good people along the way. Saw the world and have alot of great memories. Hope everyone felt the same and is doing well.
De'young, GordonAIRMANOct 20, 1981 – Oct 15, 1983V-1I wasnt the best she ever had unfortunatly i had horrible circumstances that needed attention back at home.
Congdon, MikeEM2Oct 25, 1981 – Nov 16, 1984eBitched while I was on her, but now some of the proudest moments. Hope all the "E" division squidlys are doing o.k.
Border, WilliamE2Nov 1981 – Jul 1983DeckI was only there a short period of time, but it was the best experience of my life. I wish I had it to do over to correct all the mistakes I made.
Keay, KevinFC2Nov 1981 – Oct 1984sam
Rhea, DanAD3Dec 1981 – Oct 1983VF-31alot of good memories
Hughes, Dean (Burrhead)BT2Dec 1981 – May 1986BAlot of good times in 2MMR. I Don't miss the long cruises, but do miss all the freinds. Would love to hear how everybody is doing.
Miller, GregAO3-AO2Dec 1981 – May 1983G-3Remember Darryl, Raymo, Pete, Chester, Eaton in G5 from New York I think, Brown. Wish I could re-up
Zink, DennisE-4Dec 1981 – Apr 1984mardetHad a great time and some rough times.Wish I had a dime for every drink I had.
Holle, TerryEN2Dec 1981 – Mar 1983A-5/engine shopWorked with the Liberty boats, Life boats and emergency generators Was in with en1 Morris enc Swenson enc Cyr or Syr , M.Dembreski K.Wiendel S.Beam D.Barr I Know there were more. I was flown off the ship Rio to Hosp.
Rains, MarkRM3Dec 1981 – Jan 1985Communications
Ryan, PatrickLTDec 1981 – Dec 1984G2, CVIC
Obrien, DaveGMT2Dec 4, 1981 – Jun 28, 1985W
Lemonde, Brian/stretchFTMSNDec 5, 1981 – Nov 22, 1983samAs a younger man serving aboard the john f.kennedy gave me experience,memories that will last throught my life.
Margeson, Ray C.GMTCSDec 11, 1981 – Dec 13, 1984WWEPS LCPO then WEPS 3M Coordinator - Looking for folks in PRP to join
Laliberte, TomABE-1Dec 11, 1981 – Sep 15, 1985V-2 Bow CatapultsHad a great time. Miss all the good friends. wish I was still there.
Songer, Richard B.EM2Dec 11, 1981 – Mar 2, 1985E-
Hall, Donald profile iconBT2Dec 11, 1981 – Mar 23, 1984BoilersThis was my first ship and probably the toughest! It defined the sailor I was to become and how I have learned to live my life!
Harmon, RalphAO 2Dec 28, 1981 – Jul 23, 1983WEAPONS G-2Best Friends
Greene, GerryRMSNDec 30, 1981 –Comm

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