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USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39). 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 662 crew members registered for the USS Mount Vernon (LSD 39).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 – now

Puyear, EricCS21971 – 1972Supply
Hightree, GlennET3Jan 29, 1971 – Jun 6, 1976OIJoined the MV in Quincy, Mass, as the pre-commisioning crew overseeing the build. I had the honor of being the very last Plankowner to leave the MV in 1976. I was presented an actual plank from the MV.
David Michael Buckland, BuckMM2Mar 15, 1971 – Apr 27, 1976A & M Division
Bretzius, DaleSf3Apr 1971 – Aug 3, 1973RepairPlank owner,on the skeleton crew..saw a few names I remember,but not many as I thought I would. Long long time ago.
Parsons, BruceBT3Apr 1, 1971 – Apr 1, 1975bplank owner and all that good stuff,always gives me a smile when I think of them days.
Ray, RichmondBT2Apr 1, 1971 – Jun 29, 1973BPLANKOWNER
Ray, RichmondBT2Apr 1, 1971 – Aug 29, 1973BPLANKOWNER
Remillard, MichaelGMG2Apr 1, 1971 – Aug 19, 19753rdShe was my first and best ship I served on in my Navy Career.
Ray, RichmondBT2Apr 20, 1971 – Jun 29, 1973BPlankowner - Enjoyed the cruise from Boston to San Diego with a new crew, Abe, Bruce, Benny and others. Previously served 2 years on the USS Dubuque LPD-8 1969-1971 with 14 months in Vietnam.
Parsons, Bruce EBT3May 15, 1971 – Apr 1, 1975BGreat times with good friends,Abe,Paul Malm,Mike Dunleavy,Bob Neal Brain Memford,Shorty,Link and that lirrle mexican guy.Let's hear from you guys?
Richards, TomSHIP\'S BAKER/COMMISARYMANJul 26, 1971 – Jul 26, 1973SupplyCame aboard as a 2 year reservist. Pre-com in SD, Boston, So. Amer., those cold days around the cape. Still got that pic of that honey in PR. (sober 25 yrs) Sorry to hear they sunk her in 2003. the MV...not the honey. Bud Rice wher RU now?
Cornwell, NeilHT-3Aug 27, 1971 – Aug 29, 1973R-Division
Cole, DonaldE-3Sep 1971 – Sep 1973MMPLANK OWNER
Guerra, Fernando "Fred"YN3Sep 1971 – May 17, 1973AdminPlank Owner, first Engineering Log Room Yoeman
O'rourke, James P. HTCMSep 12, 1971 – Aug 18, 1973 REPAIR I was a plank owner with the first crew and I attended the decommissioning in 2003 in San Diego. I retired in 1973, I worked in the Shipyard where the MT Vernon was built for 10 years, then for 8 years at the Naval Air Station in Weymouth
Guerra, Fernando "Fred"YN3Sep 20, 1971 – May 17, 1973
Hughes, DanRD2/OS1Oct 1971 – Mar 1974OIPLANKOWNER - Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, Mass. Was a great start for a career of 20 years.
Clark, DougFTG3Oct 1971 – May 19743rdI joined the Mt. Vernon as one of it's first crew and had the opportunity to make the trip around the Cape & Shellback initiation, Hong Kong at Christmas, Okinawa, Taiwan, Subic Bay. Email me if you have pictures of this time period.
Dechaine, FrankSM2Oct 1971 – May 1974OCWas part of the pre commissioning crew in San Diego and then off we went to Boston. Great time going around the horn! I met many friends during my stay and am now just starting to get in contact with them again. What wonderful memories!
Cornwell, EilE-5Oct 5, 1971 – Aug 30, 1973RPlank Owner-Shellback. I worked in the "pipe shop"', onboard firefighting team. We had a Great PRE COM crew in Quincy, Mass-General Dynamics Shipyard. I wwish every one well.
Wolf, ThomasHT3Nov 1971 – Jul 21, 1973RepairI worked in the carpenter shop. Worked with shipboard maintenance, repair and ships fire team. Also was on the crash fire rescue team.
Adkins, JamesIC 1Nov 9, 1971 – Nov 22, 1976ElectricalStarted as a Hull Technician but changed to Interior Communications and advanced to E5 during my time onboard. Was the Last Plank Owner to leave the ship.
Girdler, JosephMM 3Nov 14, 1971 – Feb 14, 1973engine roomcame aboard 71 pre-com plank owner shellback sea dog. Had a great time adoard
Abram, Russell (Abe)BT2Dec 1971 – May 1973My pals were Preacher 'Tricky and RD I remember leaving Callio Peru MC accident in May 73 got me 2 yrs shore duty 32 St
Neisch, GilbertBT2Dec 1971 – Aug 1975"B" Division, Forward FireroomPre-Com Crew, Plank Owner, Shellback, and Mossback all in the first nine months in the Navy. Evacuation of Vietnam, Hong Kong, Subic Bay, Keelung, and many more great memories, and building friendships. Great crew.
Innocenti, BobSH2Dec 1, 1971 – Sep 20, 1975Supply S-3I reported onboard to the Pre-Com crew in San Diego. We then flew to Charlestown, MA to commission her, take her around the Cape, become shellbacks, and homeport her in San Diego. She was a great ship and I saw much of the world being a crewmember.
Billiel, TimGMG3Dec 1, 1971 – Dec 15, 19733rdThis was my first ship and my first commissioning and one that i certainly will never for get.
Beauregard, BruceOS3Dec 5, 1971 – Aug 5, 1975Operations
Chapin, Steve (Harry)PN2/Command Career CounselorDec 16, 1971 – Aug 28, 1975NAVIGATIONPLANKOWNER; SHELLBACK. Pre-com S.D. then Boston. Around S.A. with crazy Ol Man Bill Keller ("All eyes stardboard! Ladies sunbathing!) 2 WESTPAC Tours, evacuation of Saigon, Triton Island and Subic Bay. Whitey snoring!
Ivey, BobSMSN1972 – 1973Commuicaton plankonwer , shellback
Thomas, MikeEN21972 – 1976A GangWhat a time on the mickey "V"...Elwood where are you, I still owe you a pie. I would like to get in touch with old crew mates..guess now we are all old.
Carr, ConleySM 2Jan 1972 – Aug 1975OCPlank owner/Decommissioning Ceremonial crew member, San Diego, CA
Arrant, RandyE-3Jan 1972 – Feb 16, 1973b,mPLANK OWNER SHELL BACK Was on the first crew flew from San Diego to Boston and then South America to San Diego Seen nice places, Met some good friends and Had some good times.
Frausto, RudyBT3Jan 1972 – Apr 1975EngernieringSending Message to old ship mates Get in touch
Cowburn, Harland (Harley)MMJan 1972 – Jun 1976FWD EngineroomWas on precom in Boston and stayed on until after the evac of Nam.
Thompson, Jon/okiemmfnJan 1972 – Apr 1975m-fwd
Padubrin, UweEN3Jan 3, 1972 – Jan 1, 1973AI was on A gang as an engineman. Does anyone know where Fred Miller is now? send info to
Naetzker, SteveSM3Feb 15, 1972 – Aug 12, 1975OCGreat friends and times from MV and great start of a 40 year career in the sea services! BZ to everyone for a job well done, from Pre-Com to Operation Frequent Wind!
Guasch, RoyRM2Mar 1972 – Mar 1974Original plank owner
Spangler, DavidE3-BMMar 1972 – Feb 2, 1973first
Hectus, Ron / PoohbearRM2Mar 1972 – Mar 1974OCOriginal Plankowner. Mossback, shellback. Pre-comm in San Diego. Great gang in the radio shack! E-mail ok.
McLean, MarkEN@Mar 1, 1972 – Aug 1, 1973AShift colors. Ships underway. With that, we left Boston on her maiden voyage. We sailed past the USS Constitution and on into history. Anchorage was later to roam the world, but we were her first guardians. Fare well and following seas Anchorage.
Coen, DennisMM2Apr 1972 – Aug 1975EngineeringAft MMR always did most of the work. Had alot of good times and unforgetable memories. How about the evacuation of Saigon followed by Dry Dock in Subic.
Staehle, JohnGMG3Apr 15, 1972 – Aug 15, 19733rdI was in charge of the aft 3"-50 open mounts and the magazine maintenance as well as the armory. Coming from riverine patrol boats the Haze Grey was a big ship and the real Navy but I learned a lot outside my rate.
Mick, RichardS.AMay 1972 – Feb 19732 ndPlank owner
Rehr, MarkRD/ OS3May 1, 1972 – Sep 23, 1975OsI don't remmember the exact dates.
Mitchell, RobertBM2May 1, 1972 – Aug 1, 19751stPart of the pre-com crew, picked her up in Boston, sailed around South America back to San Diego
Card, KennethSK3May 3, 1972 – Aug 11, 1975Supplywas part of the Precomm crew San Diego than to Boston for commissioning of USS Mt. Vernon Plank owner,Shellback by way of maiden voyage around cape horn and made port calls at PR,Brazil,Argentina,Peru,Panama,El Salvador.
Hicks, LarryRM2May 12, 1972 – Apr 9, 1974Radio ShackOriginal Plank owner, mossback, shellback. Any of you guy out there that remember me feel freel to email me. Hawkeye
Silva, MichaelBM-2May 13, 1972 – Apr 2, 19732ndOne of my best tours in the Navy. I really enjoyed our trip to our new homeport, San Diego CA.
Smith, JoeE2May 16, 1972 – Jan 15, 19731stI came on board in Boston as part of the nucleus crew as they were still welding her together. I was aboard for the trip through the Straits and various exercises after we reached home port. Great memory's. I have lots of pictures to share.
Ferguson, RobertE-4Jul 1972 – Jan 1973Hull MaintI was sent to boston Mass to join the U.S.S.Mount Vernon being completed in the chelsey Naval Ship Yard I helped stow the damage control lockers for her first time at sea. E-4 Hull tech Robert Ferguson
Craig, William/billE-4Jul 1972 – 1973Boiler RoomPlank owner and shell back sorry to hear the Mount Vernon's been decommissioned and sunk!
Corbitt, TroyBT2Aug 1972 – May 1976BLots of memories, mostly good times, didn't care for typhoons. Made some friends that I still think about 30 years later.
Neal, BobMME3Aug 1972 – Dec 1974Aft Engine RoomHad a good time with the guys on and off "The Boat". Especially the guys in Aft Engine Room. Anchors Away.
Carter, Thomas Aka SmileyE1Aug 1972 – May 1973Deck apprenticeLooking for ship mates when based in San Diego
Tokarski, StevenETNSNSep 21, 1972 – Mar 14, 1974OIRemember Triton Island, Nora Opal & Pearl
Worthem, NeltonBT-1Nov 19, 1972 – Nov 24, 1973engineering B
Levasseur, TedPC3Dec 1972 – Jun 1976Was part of the pre commissioning crew left Boston on her maiden voyage went around the horn to San Diego Calif. Plank owner,Shellback had a great time saw a lot of the world, good pepole, a lot of good memories thanks

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