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USS Fairfax County (LST 1193) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Fairfax County (LST 1193). 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 316 crew members registered for the USS Fairfax County (LST 1193).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kirby, WilliamSDSN3Jun 10, 1970 – Dec 23, 1974supplyhello mark winkel.my bunk bed was close to yours in the compartment.shifty ward lives in Maine.his brother Ellery lives in Maine too. his brothers number is1-207-625-3078.We certainly put the drinks away at some of the ports.
Will, RichardEM21971 – 1972Electricians MateOnboard for commissioning
Dickerson, DonnieEN31971 – 1975I am listing this for my Dad. He talks about the Fairfax all the time and obiously had a great time. I think the information is correct listed.
Maloney, Dennis (Stretch)E-41971 – 1975SUPPLY
Tackett, Mark TackEN31971 – 1975A-GANG
Shelton, DonSN1971 – 19731st deckhad a great time on board left way to early
Wright, Timothy A.RM-21971 – Jan 1975OperationsJoined the crew in LongBeach, CA. out of Radioman A school, for the sea trials and shakedown cruise and vividly remember coming very very close to the USS KittyHawk while they were on flight ops. Had alot of great times.
Clark, MarkFTG31971 – Oct 31, 1974FoxGreat division, FTG1 Nolen & GG1 Gunner: great bosses, got to travel, our liberty bicycle "gang", Med: Patras, North Atlantic: Stavanger and fyords, but hated the separations from my wife (now married 49 years). Retired
Volpe, Herman ZekeE-3Mar 20, 1971 – Mar 1974DIVISION DECK 1
Nolen, JohnFTG1Apr 1971 – May 1973FoxShe was my first new ship, and I was lucky enough to serve with a great crew, many of whom I remember. Am great grandfather working part time at Nation museum of pacific war in Fredericksburg, TX
Volpe, Herman R.E-3Apr 14, 1971 – Mar 14, 1974ENGINE DEPT AND DECK DIVISIONANY ONE THAT IS A PLANK OWNER CAN E-MAIL ME OR WHO REMEMBERS ME.I'M 59YRS. OLD GRAY HAIR STILL WORKING.HAVE TWO GRANDKIDS AND LOVE THE GAME OF GOLF.THE FAIRFAX CTY. WAS A GREAT TIME.NORTH ALTANTIC,MED.,CANAL,P.RICO.ALOT OF BEER DRINKING,
Volpe, HermanE-3Apr 20, 1971 – Mar 20, 1973DECK DIVISION 1WE ARE HAVING A REUNION AUG.14-16. IT IS STILL UP IN THE AIR AND IN THE WORKS.E-MAIL ME AND I WILL GIVE YOU THE INFO.clebrowns@roadrunner.com.
Jantz, DennisSN-BM1May 14, 1971 – Dec 10, 1979DECKCOMMISSIONING CREW-LEFT IN 1974 THEN RETURNED IN 1977-1979,CHIEF BROCK AND THE CREW WERE OUTSTANDING, HAD A GREAT TIME, RETIRED FINALLY BMC IN 1991 FROM GITMO WHERE I WAS FROM 1980-1991, HI TO EVERYONE
Kawa, ThomasEN1Jun 1, 1971 – Dec 23, 1974MHad a great time on Fairfax Cty came aboard as E3 left as En2. Spent 19yrs in reserve and retired 1993 residing in chicagoland area. currently retired from the fire dept. travel a lot in my motor home. would like to here
Lambert, DavidEMCJun 11, 1971 – May 13, 1973ENucleus Crew in San Diego and Plank Owner. One of the most rewarding tours of duty in 24 years of service. Great duty!
Hafner, TerryE-3Jun 15, 1971 – May 20, 1974DECKHEY GUYS WAS SAD TO FIND SHED BEEN DECOM.ED MOST MEMERIOL WAS THE MED. CRUISE IN 73 WORSED WAS NORTH ATLANTIC NATO IN FEB WAS FRIGGIN COLD. WAS IN GALLEY WHEN WE HIT THE REEF ,WHAT A MESS id like to say hey to all the grunts we had aborad
Patterson, KennethYN3Jul 1971 – May 1973OPSPlankowner, precommissioning & commissioning crew. Zumwalt project to see how reserve crew & 8 reg. Navy personnel could do. We were top scores all along. There when we poked hole in hull. Great Crew! Have since retired as CDR in 1994. Good ti
Borowski, Joseph (Bobo)PC3Jul 1971 – Jul 14, 1973Whoever is out there form this time period. I would really like to hear from you. I heard Ken Patterson retire as a commander. I'd like to hear from rick h. Ben L. Red B. Gray Nes.Wayne B. U guys know who you are and I'm running low on CH
Herman, RickSK3Jul 1971 – Jul 1973SUPPLYLooking forward to seeing my USS FAIRFAX COUNTY shipmates at REUNION in Aug., 2015 in Norfolk.
Payton, DeweySNJul 1, 1971 – Jun 30, 1972deck/opsHi shipmates I'm still living in west viginia.I have two beautiful twin grand daughters that keep me on the straight and narrow. Life is good for me now. maybe i'll hear from someone. Example: Johnny Jones from lynchburg, va. Don Shelton from T
Mandigo, BobE-3Aug 2, 1971 – Aug 16, 1972Deck: 2ndGreat crew. Almost all reserves with no actual sea duty before this. But we did pretty well. Panama Canal transit. GITMO- shot the target sleeve with VT-frag. Assaulted Little Creek in a nor'easter. We were young. How'd we do?
Henry, PatrickEM3Aug 17, 1971 – Aug 14, 1974R DivisionJoined the Pre-commissioning crew right after "A" school in Norfolk, VA. I remember all the good times and I have forgotten all the bad (except for my captains Mast I was invited too) Anyone hear from Michael Farley.
Hughes, TimRD3Sep 1971 – Sep 1973operationsPlank owner - Commissioning, Panama, the Kitty Hawk up close, Shake downs cruises, Carribean, the Med with a hole in the hull, fire at Lt. Creek, N. Atlantic. Now a tretired firefighter, paramedic and registered nurse.
Halt, Fredftg3Sep 1, 1971 – May 19, 1974deck/weaponsgreat times on med cruise , the north atlantic when we played the soccer game against the locals in Newcastle England....the "movie nights I ran in the ft shack.. the great softball team we had .let us miss 2 deployments
Haney, RicEM3Oct 1971 – Dec 1972EngineeringI was on the commissioning crew which was neat. Sailed around from San Diego through the Panama Canal to Virginia Beach. Made a North Atlantic cruise that was really cool. Made a lot of good friends that I think about often
Goldberger, Sanford "Sandy" CatfishSNOct 1971 – May 19732--deck/QMLST 1193 was my home for about 18 mos. I'm still in contact with 2 of the crew members: Bobo Borowski and Tom Pelton. I caught pneumonia (105 temp) on our MED cruise (Spring '73), and had to be trans. Bless the crew-- "Catfish"
Smith, Russell / SmittyPN2Oct 1971 – Feb 1975OperationsI came aboard at Long Beach before she was comissioned. I was on board from 1971 thru 1975. Great times / great fiiends. If anyone out there remembers me please drop me an email. rusty10886@gmail.com retired now.
Fronk, Donalde-4Oct 1971 – Jun 1973M-DIVgreat ship and command. made alot of friends onboard. pre-comm crew. anyone hear from reno or the dickerson boys?
Baldassair, RobertE-4Oct 1971 – Apr 1973A-GangLooking for my fellow shipmates! Please contact me.
Dewitt, DavidSK3Oct 1, 1971 – May 14, 1973SUPPLYLOOKING AT THE NAMES, INSTANTLY BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES. SOME GOOD, SOME NOT SO GOOD. ANY REUNIONS COMING UP? I STARTED IN THE DECK DEPT. AND WOUND UP IN SUPPLY UNDER ZAWADA. SEEN SOME GREAT PLACES IN THE MED AND N. ATLAN
Eakin, DannyE3Oct 1, 1971 – Jan 16, 1972BoatswainWe commissioned the LST-1193 Fairfax County on Oct 1971 and I left in January 72 w/back injury on deck during shake-down maneuvers . Assigned to Hospital Ship Repose in Long Beach, CA. Two days later 1193 left for Nam
Moore, KennethRM2Oct 16, 1971 – Mar 1973OPSPre-commissioning (Nucleus) Crew/Commissioning Crew. Shake-down cruises, Long Beach, Panama Canal, Little Creek, GTMO, North Atlantic, Caribbean, Spain, Med, Germany, etc. and lots of Oceans and Seas, seems like yesterday. Good Officers and Crew.
Kirby, WilliamSDSN3Oct 17, 1971 – Dec 23, 1974supplyI remember the xo had a palm tree in his state room like Mchales Navy.It sure was a rough ride out in the ocean when we went through hurricane hilda.Shifty Ward lives in Arundle Maine.He played eve of destruction on his guitar many times.
Harrison, Harold (Happy Harry)2N CLASS ENGINEMANOct 21, 1971 – Jun 29, 1975engineringServed on the ship when it was commisioned . Was killed by a drunk driver on November 15, 1977 in Norfolk , Virginia Two months before retireing with 20 years of service.His Children, Grandchildren, & wife live in Oklahoma.
Snyder Hatch, Robertht31972 – 1974r divHad good times on board, with woody and marshal vandunk and my late brother Jay
Trafton, Gsk1972 – 1976na
Clements, Robert ClemCS-3Mar 10, 1972 – Sep 14, 1974CommissaryMy very first ship! I grew up very quickly during those years. Enjoyed all of my crew as well as officers during my service. Became a baker and cook after attending A school.Saw a lot overseas!
Morgan, BruceE-3Jun 12, 1972 – Sep 24, 1973EngineringDid the 1973 Med Cruise wow what a blast,Was there fwhen the hole was put in the bow,Did alot of welding,and locking down,miss u guys,teddy,glenn,tom,,A great team on a great ship.
Bottomley, JoeSNJul 13, 1972 – Mar 27, 1974OpsGreat times in Greece, France, Spain and Rosey Roads. Am a grandpa, retired for a couple years trying to master the game of golf. Look forward to hearing from some of you guys who I haven't seen in 30+ years. My best to all of you.
Reno, DavidEN3Jul 25, 1972 – Jun 15, 1975MThe Fairfax was my 1st ship a lot of great memories. Happy Harry was my 1st boss. Hi to all of my old shipmates. Served 8 years on active duty then went reserve where I served another 18 years. Living in Chicago area now.
Coffee, KimHM2Aug 10, 1972 – Sep 21, 19722nd Mar Div, 2nd Batt, 2nd Co. EngineersI was attached to a Marine unit that embarked from Morehead City, NC that made a NATO cruise across the North Atlantic to participate in NATO exercises above the Artic Circle.
Brown, Charles K.BTFN / BT3Sep 1972 – Aug 28, 1975Engineringhad a great time on the "County" She was my second ship. came on in Little Creek, Went to North Alantic to Narvack, Norway. Caribbean so many times i lost count and 1and 1/2 "Med." cruises. Blew up a evaporator on the north alantic
Dalton, TeddySHSNSep 10, 1972 – May 21, 1975SupplyI Served Aboard the Ship from 1972 -1975 & I was released from Active Duty I had some bad times but the good times far out weighed the bad. I did a lot of growing up on this ship, I later returned to the Navy Reserves aboard the Fast Frigate-1041
Dalton, TeddyE-3Sep 15, 1972 – May 22, 1975R and Supply
Dalton, TeddySHSNSep 30, 1972 – May 21, 1973SupplyThe first ship I served on, also had Brother duty with John Dalton, and wondered what ever happened to Froggy and Johhny Lever and Jerry Smith from deck division
Swan, Mark (Swany)BOSENMATENov 30, 1972 – Aug 15, 1975deck 2Had a great time in the Med and in the Caribean ,Panama canal. We had one or two beer's as I remember. If ya can't carry your freinds back to the libberty boat what good are ya! right Willy ? It would be great to hear from deck mates

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