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USS Germantown (LSD 42) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Germantown (LSD 42). 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 309 crew members registered for the USS Germantown (LSD 42).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1995 | 1996 – 1999 | 2000 – 2003 | 2004 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tan, DanielET11984 – 1988OE01Plankowner - was the first operations person. Part of the OSI team that only a Exceptional few were a part of. Whatever happened to Gary Bolles and Steven Dorval? Follow in our footsteps - forever
Prudhomme, RandallEM2/EM1Oct 1984 – Nov 1989Ecommising crew enjoyed my time on board now driving a semi cross country and enjoying life
Davis, (Bill) WilliamLTOct 1984 – Jun 5, 1987AdminPlank Owner and Ship's First Navigator/Admin Officer. FIrst Time leaving shipyard for sea trilas was at night to remember! Picked up the first LCACs in Florida. Great Crew. CDR Kline and LCDR McKearney CO/XO.
Latimer, GarySK2 (SW)Nov 1984 – Jan 1989SUPPLY - LSCPlankowner, OSI Team, 2nd Enlisted man to report to PreCom Crew. Awesome memories and still in touch with some of my old shipmates. Fair Winds and Following Seas to all past, present and future crew-members of this fine Lady.
Latimer, GarySK2(SW)Nov 1, 1984 – Aug 1, 1989S-1Proud Plankowner of this fine Lady. 1at enlisted member to report to Precom.
Thomas, DavidHM11985 – 1987MEDICALRECENTLY RETIRED, LIVING BACK IN OKLA CITY, OK. WORKING AS A LAB TECH. MOST FUN I HAD IN THE NAVY
Slusher, Allan (Slush)ENFN1985 – 1986AUX 1HAD A GREAT TIME ON THE 42. LOOKING FOR MARK GUELFO & THE OTHER IDIOTS I HUNG 'ROUND WITH. LOOK ME UP IN ATHENS, TX.
Pigott, JamesGMG21985 – 1989WeaponsLIke to get in contact with any other plankowners
Issleib, Robert (Issy)EN 41985 – Apr 1989main propulsion div.Had a great time got to know some good people trying to keep in touch have reconnected with some. Would like to get in touch with others. I live in Temecula, Ca married have one boy.
Kolesar, SteveEM21985 – 1988EFrom Precom in Seattle thru West-Pac '87 - Great Crew, Great Friends, Had a Great Time!
Guelfo, MarkENFN1985 – 1987AUX1
Adams, ThomasEN1 (SW)1985 – 1989M-DivHello to the best crew ever to man a ship
Bechtold, SamE51985 – Mar 1987repair
Cline, JohnBM2Feb 1985 – Nov 19862ndI was a plankowner on the OSI team and was one of the first ten people to report to Germantown in Seattle. I went out on the sea trials and still have sea trial and commisioning booklets.
Bowden, DexterRM3Feb 1, 1985 – Mar 1, 1989OCPlankowner! Loved every minute of it. Just had a mini reunion with RM3 Baggesgard & EWSN Rodda in Vegas (April 3 - 5, 2012). Had a BLAST. Doing it again same timeframe next year.
Bannister, DennieEN2Feb 19, 1985 – Feb 19, 1989just looking for some crew members from that time
Lucero, CamiloEN-2Mar 11, 1985 – Jun 11, 1990M-Div / A-Div(Plankowner) To all you crazy plankowners if your wondering what has become of Camilo Lucero will I live in Hartford, Michigan with my wife, four kids, and three cats. I well like to here from some of you.
Guinn, MichaelEN3Apr 1985 – Oct 1987m div main controlGOOD TIME WITH ALOT OF GOOD FRIENDS.
Roeger, JeffEM1May 1985 – Apr 1988Plank Owner. Had good times on West-Pac tours. Went to SIMA comand for 2 years then moved to Maryland stayed in the Naval Reserves. Retired in 2002 as and EMC. I presently work as a Supervisor for the Subway System in D.C.
Thomas, Juan A. Ships BoatswainCWO-4May 5, 1985 – Jul 20, 1989DECK -I retired on 1-April - 1992 after 32 years naval service,LSD - 42,to me was the best due to the CREW ,THANKS ,for the Support , FAIR-WINDS,
Dudley, DavidE3 hulltechnicianJun 1985 – Jun 1986repairplank owner lockheed ship yards.Live in Riverton Wy.if you know me and would like to get in touch David Dudley 12 Haymaker Rd Riverton,Wy 82501 (307)840-0082 daviddu@wyoming.com
Walsh, RickDC2Jun 1985 – Aug 31, 1988RPlank owner, retired 20 years service
Atwood, MitchYN3Jun 1985 – Dec 1988AdminPlankowner! Good times and great shipmates. Hope y'all are doing great.
Hancock, JimEM2Jul 1985 – Oct 22, 1988Plankowner! Guessed at the dates ...it has been so long. Graduated from UCSD in '92 and then moved to Seattle to save the world from bad software. Currently a high-tech VP at a bank.
Bridge, SeanBM3Jul 1985 – Aug 19892nd DeckPLANKOWNER. Living in Georgia now. Now a labtech at a plastics concentates plant.
O'berry, SteveSM2Jul 1985 – Nov 1986Ahh, my second ship. At the time (an E-5) I felt that I was the most overpaid Seaman in the Navy. Precom in Seattle was rough. Taking the bus to the ship in the morning in the dark. Getting off work in the evening in the dark.
Edwards, Raymond "Ed"ET1 (SW)Jul 15, 1985 – Jul 27, 1989OEPRECOMM crew. Went from being a wet-behind the ears 3rd to a salty senior 2nd class. Finished up my Navy time in Great Mistakes. Now I am about to become a Lawyer... time is a funny thing. wouldn't trade my time on the G-town for anything.
Salenga, Nestor profile iconCSC (SW/AW)Jul 15, 1985 – Jul 1, 19871ST DIV/S-2Retired in 2005, and living in the Philipines...
Drawdy, JohnfnAug 1985 – Dec 11, 1988m division
Gonzalez, Jose C (Gonzo)E3/SNAug 1985 – Nov 1987Second DivisionProud Plankowner and Shellback. Had a great time and learned a lot. Great memories that I will never forget. Thank you to all my "band of brothers"; SN Reagan, SN Petersik, SN Smith, SN Portillo & SN O'Brian.
Moss, ThomasSH2Aug 1985 – Feb 1987S-3Totally enjoyed the Pre Commissioning process. Great Divsion.
Cash, Greg profile iconSH3Aug 1985 – Dec 1987S-3Plankowner! Had the best times! Went to the reserves decided to go back active served on the USS Whidbey Island for 2 yrs. Currently living in Chicago area working for the US Postal Service since 1991. Hope all is well!
Casey, TimYN3Aug 1, 1985 – Feb 5, 1989PersonnelYANNACCI, ATWOOD AND CASEY, THE THREE SMART ASS YEOMEN IN THE CAPTAIN'S OFFICE. I HAVE NOTHING BUT GOOD MEMORIES OF THOSE THREE AND A HALF YEARS, EXCEPT THE NIGHTMARES. THIALAND, AUSTRALIA, PHILLIPINES, Y'ALL REMEMBER THOSE? HELL YEAH. ROLL
Eglin, CraigAug 16, 1985 – Aug 25, 1987PERSONNELCOMMISSIONING CREW
Drawdy, JohnfnAug 20, 1985 – Dec 11, 1988m divisionwoked in aux1, aux2 ,and log room. had a lot of good times and some badtimes. wish i was the man i am now back then, wouldhave stayed 20 years. im married with two sons, work for edys grand ice cream / haagendazs ice cre
Kelley, JohnGMG1Sep 1985 – Dec 19873rdAnybody know where I can find GMC Dowding?
Terry, Curtis ( Mega Sgt )BM3 / BM2Sep 1985 – Nov 19872ndThis was the best Command of my 20 years. This is what it ment to serve and being a PLANK OWNER.
Long, BarryHM2(SW)Sep 1, 1985 – Mar 13, 1988Medical/Dental DivisionThis was the Best Shipboard duty of my time in the Navy. I remember a lot of you other plankowners and you can contact me if you'd like.
Russell, DanPN3Sep 4, 1985 – Jan 10, 1989AdministrationPlankowners forever! I had some goodtimes on this ship and some hard times. Getting up in the middle of the night for LCAC ops. Seattle, Order of the Ditch, WESTPAC 87. Good friends Tim Casey and Mitch Atwood.
Bannister, CharlesLSD 42Sep 10, 1985 – Feb 6, 1986ms2
Baun, RolandoCSC(SW/AW)Sep 18, 1985 – Mar 30, 1990S2Retired in 2005 currently in Las Vegas. Working as the Safety Manager for the Clark County School District.
Petersik, MikeSEAMANOct 1985 – Apr 19882ndI miss the years I had on germantown and remember the look on gonzos face when he saw his first snow in seattle
Griggs, Thomas Edward (Ed)RM3 / RM2Oct 1985 – Nov 1990OC01Proud Plankowner! Served with a Great Crew! Enjoyed my time onboard! No greater gator!
Reagan, EricE-4/BMSN/MS3Oct 5, 1985 – Apr 1, 1988DeckSome of the best! Some of the worst! Boarded barely 17, but it made a man out of me. Thanks Bosun! Looking for Jose Gonzalles, Greg Portillo, Burroughs, and Leno Rifareal.
Smith II, CarlSN/E-3Oct 19, 1985 – Dec 29, 1988DECKHad a awesome time,If I could do it all over I would have did more.More tobe a outstanding Sailor,not a goof off. Being a plankowner we broke the Beauty in.All and all my time in the Navy will never be forgotten. Thanks USS.GERMANTOWN(LSD-42).
Gibbs, KevinHTFNOct 29, 1985 – Jan 26, 1986ENGINEERINGPLANKOWNER
Johnson, Milton ARM2Nov 1985 – Jul 29, 1987OCPrecomm Lockheed Ship Yard Seattle Washington untill July 1987
Ward, JamesEN 3Dec 1985 – Aug 1989A gangPlankowner. Now living in Georgia. Would like to hear from other plankowners. G-town 4ever!!
Hennessey, MichaelE2Dec 1, 1985 – Nov 13, 1986Deck 2ndPlank owner assigned in 1985 to 2nd deck division.
Calderon, MiguelEM-3Dec 1, 1985 – Jun 15, 1988E-DivisionGood memories and good people!
Ward, JamesEN3Dec 12, 1985 – Aug 5, 1989ALooking for other plankowners.
Clifton, SteveEN3Dec 26, 1985 – Aug 14, 1989A-GangPlankowner. I still have lots of memories of old '42. Just looking at the crew list brings back even more.

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