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USS Sumter (LST 1181) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sumter (LST 1181). 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 263 crew members registered for the USS Sumter (LST 1181).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Gardner, PatrickOSSR-OS2Jan 1982 – Sep 1985OIMy first sea command. I was taught by the best, OS1 Kerr, OS2 Tatum, amoung others. Any other OS's hanging around anywhere?
Benson, Jimbm2Feb 1982 – Oct 19852ndit was fun but i dont miss it
Ordmandy, GeneBM2(SW)Mar 15, 1982 – Jan 26, 19862nd DivHey deck div you still alive and kickin ass. Never forget those last min Yard and Stay riggings, or vertreps,or unreps,or DC Drills,or port and starboard watches. i'm only kidding, wouldn't have missed that for the world
Farrington, Tyrone E.SM2Apr 1982 – Dec 1985OC02Wally Hill, Randy Arney, David Blake, Donnie Malone, Corson, David Dallas, BM1 Jones, MSC Groves, SH1 Timley, SM1 Hager, RM1 Calmese, RMSN Jackson
Brubaker, Wayne BrubedooEN1 Aug 12, 1982 – Jul 29, 1999ENGWould love to hear from ole ship mates
Everson, ChristopherENS - LTOct 1982 – Apr 1985A-GANG, ADMIN, NAVIGATION
Cowley, JeffEN21983 – 1986M
Strack, BobbyEM21983 – 1986EYou touch me and I'll kill ya, you touch my stuff and I'll kill ya! And any of you homos touch me and I'll kill ya! : ) Stay in touch, great memories!
Acevedo, AceE11983 – 1984Engineering
Griffin, JimmieYN31983 – 1994ADMINI was a reservest attached to the sumter two weeks out of the year enjoyed my time there (some of you my remember me when i was blinded by flash burns and everyone had to lead me around for a couple of days) thank you
East, Charles E.E5/FC21983 – 1987Fox
Brown, KennyEM2Jan 1, 1983 – Jan 1, 1985EngineeringI enjoyed the time we had on the Sumter. There is nothing like crossing the Atlantic 2x in a flat bottomed boat.
D'Avignon, AllenCSCSFeb 1983 – Dec 1983
Elliott, DougLTFeb 22, 1983 – May 22, 19861st and foxBest 3 years of my entire navy career. Never forget Capt. Pernini and our XO, Tom. Our 7 month Med with 22 days underway & 190 in ports. This was a cruise only myths are made from.
Williams, RobertHM2Mar 4, 1983 – Aug 1985OX
Kilpatrick, ChrisE-4 HT3Mar 12, 1983 – Jun 30, 1986R- DIVISIONIt was a wonderful experience being aboard the uss sumter . There are times I wished I would've stayed and then there are times where I have no regrets. It was a life changing experience.
Johnson, Darryl (Magic)MS3Apr 1983 – Dec 1986S -2Hey glad I found this site I see a lot of my old partners on here will be hitting u up.
Bufler, JeffMS 3Apr 15, 1983 – Dec 14, 1986Supplyworking in the galley i got to meet a lot of good people made many good friends.
Collier, ChristopherMS2Jun 15, 1983 – Mar 13, 1985supplyI loved being out to sea. Some great memories and lots of hard work. Would like to see everyone again. I often wonder how many went to the duty rack in engineering?
Vaughn, RichardIC3Jul 11, 1983 – Jul 11, 1987E DIVISION
Emmons, JohnIC3Dec 20, 1983 – Mar 31, 1987ELECTRICIANSOn the Sumter for 3.5 long years. Good group of guys. Still talk to Denis Dille, Don Cox, and Bobby Strack.
Dallas, DavidSM21984 – 1986OC
Yates, MaxGMG31984 – 1987FoxI got to make some really great friends and had some good times along the way. Hope all are doing well.
Coleman, MichaelOSSN1984 – 1986DeckWhat a great experience to start my Navy career.Mostly remember crossing Atlantic and sick Grunts .... Lolz
Fishburn, KemmMR1Feb 1, 1984 – May 30, 1988A-GangLots of great memories and friends.
Enyart, BrentRM2Feb 1, 1984 – Dec 10, 1987OC
Stewart, MarkOS2Feb 12, 1984 – Aug 23, 1987CICShout outs to the OS crew between 84 - 87. Jeff (OS1) Leroy, Harris, Pat, Baker, Shipman, Lasher, John, Contreas just to name a few. These were some of the best years of my life. 1181 is a number I will never forget.
Newton, FredericGMG2May 1984 – Apr 1988FOXLoved my time onboard. Started out with Deck gang; then I worked up thru the gunnery div. with the help of the old chief gunner, who took me and made me a member of the best group of guys I have ever worked with. Fox division rocks!!
Maurer, BruceENCM(SW)Jun 1984 – Apr 1991MGreat Memories Still love my Softball. Enjoying retirement but still working living in Maine. DSrop a line and sure miss the great times we all had. Sure miss my sidekick Big Walt EN1 Boner as well as the family of the Sumter.
Stanford, Douglasms E3Jun 1, 1984 –supply
Gidney, DonnieE-4/SK3Aug 1984 – Apr 1987S-1
Jeff Michael Moyer, MooseEN2Sep 1984 – Mar 1988A gangGood times
Schmidt, WilliamHT31985 – Feb 1989RepairIt was cool to see names I almost forgot. I still keep in touch with a few people, T Cupp, Teen and talked to Sammy a couple of times. It was fun the time I was there (glad to be away). Enjoy my job now-----hate the rest of life $$$$$ haha.
Mandeville, PeteEN21985 – 1987MMiss my brothers in M division. Drop a line.
Huttenbrauck, Richard profile iconFCCS1985 – 1988FoxGreat tour aboard Sumter. Can't seem to find any of the old salts I served with. SMC Powell, GMGC Kachuba, MSC Groves and BMCM Wooley. I went on to recruiting (that really sucked) and then USS AW Radford. Ret.1993
Laws, DarrenEN21985 – 1991MHow hard it has been to find my long lost mates! Feel free to hit me up anytime! Miss you all and the days we had so much wild fun together!
Campbell, DougE-4 BT3Jan 15, 1985 – Oct 30, 1988MHad alot of good times onboard the Sumter I had a lot of good friends in the navy and often think of them, would like to hear from any of them .
Lenherr, RussEN2Mar 1985 – 1988M-Division
Lafreniere, Donalden2Mar 1, 1985 – Oct 1, 1988A-Gang M Div
Milton, Whittakerbm2Mar 23, 1985 – Mar 23, 1989deck
Clark, Keith (Keith-ro)EN3May 1985 – Dec 1988M DivWow..I can on that ship a young kid of 18 and left a man...Whether ruckusing with T-Cupp, Changing pumps with Doug ang Greg Fresh, or partying with T-Bop..good times.
Lawlor, Tom(Lexx)BM2Sep 1985 – Feb 1989Second/DeckStill keep in touch w/ some of the old deck apes,Ran into Greg Kemp on a street corner in Atl. Small world! keep in touch,Lawlormarine@comcast.net
Cruz, RonaldEMFNSep 16, 1985 – Apr 11, 1987EThis is my first ship in the Navy. I was young at that time and I don't know anything about the Navy. EMC Alejandro and EM1 Zulsdorf was my LCPO and LPO at that time...

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