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USS Bolster (ARS 38) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bolster (ARS 38). 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 123 crew members registered for the USS Bolster (ARS 38).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1980 | 1981 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Harris, ShannonEM3/DVJul 20, 1900 – Jul 1, 1992Dive Locker / Engineering whoever worked late that dayThat Ship was a nightmare!! Had some of the best friends ever while I was there - Maybe its because we spent so much time together. It did suck though - Ya'll musta forgot!!
Walters, MarvinQM2Jan 5, 1944 – Jun 24, 1947PacificParticipated in the Phillippine Liberation before training and assigned to the USS Bolster. Completed NTSch in Farragut, Idaho.
Burch, ElzaMotor Machinist Mate1945 – 1946Engineering
Rembaugh, DonCM3 DT1946 – 1947Diving Locker/Carpenter Shop
Givens, JamesQM2May 1951 – Mar 1955QuartermasterHad a great time, a good crew and buddies. Worked with Burnsides on the bridge. He was the QM1. I went aboard as a seaman and left as a Qm2.
Crim, BenEN2BV1952 – 1956EngineeringI spent my entire time in the Navy assigned to the USS Bolster. I took part in salvage dives off of Korea and Japan, but mainly off the Korean Coast.
Pascale, JohnEMFA-EM3Jan 1955 – 1957E1st ship out of EM-A school.. Underway for "Operation-Wigwam" , West-Pac cruise's then trsanferred to Kodiak AK (ATA-196) Hope to find a few old timers. Have quite a few pics.to share.
Dolan, LarryEM3Jan 1955 – May 1957Engineering DivisionWorked in Electric Shop. Had a great 2 year experience on board, learned a lot, grew up a bit and made some good friends. I see John Pascale on this list...one of those good friends. Any others out there?
Olson, Wayne/olyem/3Jan 15, 1956 – Nov 13, 1958engine roomit was the best way in the world to grow up. great guys and a great ship.
Haase, JohnBSMDV2Feb 1957 – Oct 1958UnknownI WAS A SEAMAN WHEN I REPORTED ABOARD. I WENT TO 2ND CLASS DIVING SCHOOL AND BECAME A DIVER AND RETRIEVED A SHOT DOWN PLANE OFF THE COAST OF KOREA. I HAVE WRITTEN MY STORY AND HAVE HAD IT PLUBLISHED NUCLEAR TEST COVERUP
Triggs, DonPN3Aug 31, 1957 – Jun 30, 1959XGreat Ship Greater Crew typhoon going to hong kong typhoon leaving hong kong typhoon leave yokasuka to peral harbor and of course the atomic testing in 1958 Greatest Cook CS1 Osteen Greatest Corpsman HM1 Funderburk
Paslay, R CCS3Oct 1958 – Mar 1963My first ship. Many fond memories.
Fiebing, Gregory R FiebingET3Jan 1959 – Sep 1959ElectronicsFresh out of "A" School, I reported aboard as the only ET. I learned alot in a hurry while we went on a West Pac tour. 15 Ports of Call and 9 months later I left for Submarine School. USS Bolster was a great experience!
MacKey, RogerYN3May 10, 1959 – Oct 15, 1961Ship's OfficeWas great to see Clifford Mills name on the list. We were great buddies. Also Paisley would always pop his head in from the kitchen which was across the hall from the Ship's Office. Many great memories.
Lejeune, John (Coonie)ENFNOct 1959 – Jan 1963ENGINEERING
Lejeune, John (Coonie)ENFNOct 11, 1959 – Jan 7, 1963Engineering, Log RoomIts been years since I thought of the Bolster. I remember many good liberties I took while on her. Paslay I remember you. Remember when we crossed the equator?? I would like to get ahold of the guys we were in with.
McNew, Milo profile iconSNJan 26, 1960 – Apr 21, 1961Deck Crew
Roberson, WayneEN3Oct 1960 – 1961snipe
Mills, CliffordCS3Dec 1960 – Mar 1964supplyhave fond memories the cruises,many westpac, one to brisbane australlia. too many to recall but enjoyed all!! TRUSTY & LOYAL SHELLBACK!!
Speights, DanBM 3May 1961 – Mar 19631st divisionI went aboard right out of boot and learned to be a sailor before going on to serve on a Destroyer, what a difference. I remember liberties with John LeJuene and RC Pasley as well as many others. Remember Australia?
Leininger, HaroldSeaman1962 – 19631st divisionServed in 1st division until I was selected to attend Radioman's school in San Diego Ca. Never worked so hard in my life while I was on the Bolster but it was a good learning period in my life.
Neff, CharlesBM3 (DV)1964 – 19661st DivisionMade two West Pac trips . Lot of good friends on board. Would like to hear from you. Where is Officer Brown, my diving officer and Master Chief Lamar.
Greenwood, RichardRM1965 – 1966OperationsHad a great time on the west pac cruse swimming off the fan tail. towing a LST from Vietnam to Japan going through a typoon.
Miller, BryceCS 2Dec 14, 1965 – Mar 16, 1967supplyI REALLY HAD SOME GOOD LIBERTY ON THE OLD WORK HORSE, AND SOME REAL GOOD FRIENDS, I REALLY LIKED THE SKIPPER: LT. COMMANDER DONALD L. ALLDREDGE, HE HELPED ME IN MANY THINGS. I'D REALLY LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU GUYS.
Roney, VernonE 41966 – 1970
Tabor, ClarkCPO1966 – 1969DeckRet. As CPO , was first class RD. On board bolster.
Jordan, RobertSK31966 – 1968supply
Boggess, RandyCS2Nov 27, 1966 – Jun 15, 1968SupplyStarted in deck Division and transferred to supply. Had some great times aboard the Bolster. Work was hard and the liberty was good.
Pletzer Jr., CalvinSM2May 30, 1967 – Jan 16, 1969Operations Dept.Hi I had some great times aboard the Bolster, was hoping to contact some old shipmates who served with me to catch up on their whereabouts and what they have been up to these past 45 years. So drop me a line. Pletzer
Hillabrand, ScottsnSep 17, 1967 – Jan 19, 1969deck
Newman, Robert NewmanEM31968 – Sep 1969E Ganglooking for members that remember using carbon tet to clean motors and generators
Wilson, John EEN31968 – 1971engineering
Richardson, DaleEM31968 – Jan 1970EngineerigEM3 and diver. A great experience, only person that I had any contact with since leaving in 1970 was Don Dunn.
Ramirez, EloyDC3Jun 11, 1968 – Jan 3, 1970EngineeringI came aboard at Pearl. Any info on Burgess or Braxton (snipes) I Retired from the USNR in 1992 w/25 yrs. Put in 30 years in the Fire Dept and State Gov't,
Ramirez, EloyDC3Jun 23, 1968 – Nov 16, 1969ENG
Caynor, James OkeyEN3Sep 1968 – Jul 1969engineering-Salvage gear
Lawson, WalterUSS BOLSTERApr 1969 – 1971storekeepermeet the ship out of boot camp in Subic Bay. Made many west pac tours
Weaver, EarlMM1 (SS) (DV)Apr 15, 1969 – Aug 1970Dive Locker and "A" GangBelieve it or not Gant is a member of my Motorcycle Club Viet Nam Vets M/C
Hahn, JayETN2 then ET11970 – 1972CommunicationsQuite an experience. Liberty in Japan & Taiwan was great. Typhoons were not so great.
Robbins, ScottySM2Jun 1, 1970 – Mar 1, 1971ops
Wehri, VernEN3Jul 4, 1970 – Mar 23, 1974A-GangLong time ago.

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