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USS San Marcos (LSD 25) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS San Marcos (LSD 25). 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 57 crew members registered for the USS San Marcos (LSD 25).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Dole, MichaelPetty Officer 1st Class1952 – 1955Don't know
Powers, NovisRM2Mar 1952 – Jun 1955Communications Navigation & Operations (CNO) Scapanda, Schultz, Surgeon, Moreau, Morefield, Hollyfield, Baker, Becker, Russ (Sigmn), Paul (brickbat in Boston) ANYBODY!!!
Steiner, RobertsmOct 1954 – 19553rd div
Mahanna, DonaldRM3Dec 24, 1954 – Jul 10, 1957Radio
Wolfe, Leonard (Len)EN 2Jul 1955 – Apr 1956ENG. AFT. EMERG. STEERING & AUX EMERG. DIESEL
Galde, DarrellFT21957 – 1958Ordnance
Bursler, OrvRM21958 – 1961OCLooking for anyone in the RM gang from '58 to '61. Shipped over on the S/M and left for RM"B" school at Bainbridge, Md in '61. Please respond to obursler@comcast.net. Thanks Orv Bursler (former RM2)
Farmer, Doyle Gene1959 –
Bearden, DavidHM21959 – 1961OperationsOperation inland seas and Cuba were highlights and a Med cruise in there someplace...........
Pletzer Jr., CalvinSM 3Oct 1959 – Jun 1963OperationsI was a signalman . Made 3 or 4 Med cruises. B.J. Carter was the leading Signalman. My brother was stationed on the ship too, he was a Personelman, his name was Larry Pletzer. Would like to hear from old shipmates.
Morrison, RobertRM-21960 – 1963Operation
Anderson, Richard (Dick)FiremanJun 25, 1960 – Jun 26, 1964Boilerroom
Campbell, KennethBMSNAug 15, 1960 – Jul 13, 1962DeckI served on the Captain's Gig, helmsmen, boatcoxon and general deck duties
Sackter, SteveETR21961 –Operations
Varden, BobPN3Jun 30, 1961 – Jun 30, 1962OPERATIONS WENT TO SEA ABOARD USS SAN MARCOS LSD25, WORKED IN PERSONNEL, MADE PN3. WAS A 3YR ENLISTMENT FOR GUYS UNDER 18, CALLED A "KIDDIE CRUISE". ANYONE OUT THERE?
Pletzer, LarryPN3Sep 1961 – Sep 1964Operations
Williams, John WillieSH3May 10, 1962 – May 9, 1964SupplyShip's Barber. Transferred to USS Northampton cc-1
Reedyl, WilliamRD3Oct 1962 – Apr 26, 1966Operations
Van Zilen, Russell (Van)SM 3Oct 3, 1962 – Feb 5, 1965CNO
Smith, JimHMCApr 1963 – Dec 1966I made HMC onboard 12/16/65 I went on to the ALSTEDE,MCB133,7thMARREG(LZ BALDY) OKLAHOMA CITY & USNRMC JAPAN I RETIRED 10/05/79 AS HMCM MARK KISER HM2 WHO WAS ABOARD THE SAME TIME FRAME DIED 4/20008 IN WA
Ashcraft, ChrisMM2,1964 – 1968MStood watches in both pump rooms and both engine rooms over the years . Went from FM to MM2 and back to FM.... then back to MM2 during my 3 + years on USS SAN MARCOS.Would enjoy hearing from any old shipmates .
Halvorsen, Ralph (Seagull)QM3Feb 1964 – Jun 1966Nav.Passed 2nd, got out. 2-1/2 yrs, missed it. Re-enlisted/reserves, made Chief, CWO3, LDO Lt. Oldest officer, Dive school at 40! Retired 26 yrs. Retired M.I.T research lab w/46 yrs to Hampton, NH.
Davis, WayneRD2Aug 1964 – Aug 1967OPS
Brown, HenryBT2Jan 15, 1965 – Jan 5, 1967BStarboard Fireroom
Tyler, DonaldE5Mar 1, 1965 – Nov 1, 1968MMachinist mate starboard engine room
Scheskowsky, Nicholas /skiEN3Apr 11, 1965 – Aug 12, 1967Engineman in " A " gangWould like to talk with any old shipmates e mail scheskowsky@yahoo.com.
Lieberman, JackLTJGAug 1965 – Sep 19673rd (Gunnery)I was Gunnery Officer, right out of college. Had been enlisted (3rd class, Aviation Storekeeper). Had sixteen collateral duties, including Cruise Book Officer, Landing Party, Nuclear Weapons, etc.
Miller, AlanMM31966 – 1968M
Martinez, DanielSECOND CLASS PETTY OFFICE - POSTAL CLERKFeb 1, 1966 – Feb 1, 1968Started off taking care of the Captain's gig, passed the Postal Clerk 3rd examination, then became the Fleet Mail Coordinator. Shortly before leaving active duty I made Second Class. Made two Med and two Carribbean cruises.
Hager, KeithEN 5Mar 1966 – Jul 4, 1969ADoes anybody have a 1969 ship yearbook?
Otten, RaymondMM3Apr 1966 – Jan 1969MPO in charge STBD Pumproom. Throttles in Main Control, at GQ and Sea Detail. Stood top watch underway in Main Control. Did three Med cruises and several Caribean cruises.
Marotta, Jr., Peter A.MR3Oct 1966 – Dec 1968AServed with a great bunch of guys from both A and M Divisions Mike Waters, Otten, Ashcraft, Myers, and Bacon.
Dollar, RonaldSM3Jan 1967 – Feb 1968Communications
Brennan, JohnBM3Feb 1967 – Dec 1968DeckIn charge of the Boatswain locker during 1968.
Gibbens, HarryCS2Apr 1967 – Dec 1968SupplyTwo tours to the MED. then back to the reserves untill 1976
Tucker, RonnieBT4Jun 1967 – Dec 1968Served as top watch in port fireroom
Paquette, BruceSK2Jul 5, 1967 – Oct 10, 1969SupplyCame on board from USS Mountrail APA 231.
Southard, HaroldYN3Sep 3, 1967 – Aug 13, 1970X Division (Ships Office)YN2 Joe Bauer from Michigan. Joe recommended for a job in the ships office, for which I will always be indebted.
Dennis, FredLTJGSep 25, 1967 – May 5, 1969Communications
Reedy, JimCS21968 – May 1969Supply
Benson, David  NEWRD31968 – 1971Radar
Tuck Lll Gmg3, Howard Irvinggmg3Mar 1968 – Aug 15, 19693rd
Rushin, Mike3RD CLASS BOATSWAIN MATEMay 6, 1968 – Jun 1, 1971DeckWas gunnersmate, swapped to Boatswain Mate. In charge of exteriors levels at one time or another. Also had fleet of "6" boats. Director of quad and dual 40's during gunnery shoots. In charge of Captain's gig on decommision in June.
Altman, CharlesBM3Jun 1, 1968 – May 10, 1970DECKI was a E2 - E3 - BM3 on the USS San Marcos LSD 25
Protiva, MichaelETN2Jun 2, 1968 – Jul 14, 1971Operations
Protiva, MichaelETN2Jun 2, 1968 – Jul 1, 1971OperationsI was the last of the crew to leave the San Marcos. A small group of us were with COMFIVE NAVISTA, NORVA to assist in transfer of the ship to the Spanish Navy. Got to meet the new Spanish crew, it was for two weeks.

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