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USS Vancouver (LPD 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vancouver (LPD 2). 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 661 crew members registered for the USS Vancouver (LPD 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – now

Coxsey, RalphE31964 – 19662ndLiving in Houston, TX now, as of 2005. Task Force 76. Landed the first Marines in Vietnam. Cinpac Fleet - Adrmiral's driver, 1966-1967. Danang '68 - '69. Would love to hear from old shipmates.
Krumsee, Charles "chuck"BT 31964 – 1967I am the daughter of Charles Krumsee. I know that he was a plankowner on the Vancouver and served from 1964 to 1967. From what I can find, he worked in the boiler room. If you knew him I would love to hear from you.
Waguespack, ThomasE4 AIRMANFeb 9, 1964 – Apr 9, 1971Eworked as flight deck handler,would to fine anyone who served aboard ship,bob long,anyone batteryshop crew,I live in New Orleans land of high water .
Ursich, MichaelQM2May 1964 – Aug 1967NAVIGATIONThe USS Vancouver LPD-2 was a grand old ship. I was proud to serve with the officers and crew where we logged over 35,000 nautical miles while I was on board. God Bless America.
Travis, DavidSNJul 5, 1964 – May 4, 19661st deck apeWhere are; Judd, Alvarado, Oshman, Armenta, Odinet, Hallquist (iggy) Townson , Hurst, Seeby
Marler, DennisE 3Jul 10, 1964 – Feb 6, 19682nd / Medicalserved in 2nd division from 1964 to 1965 then in Sick Bay as a corpsmen stricker late 1965 to 1968
Tibbetts, JackSM3Jul 10, 1964 – Jul 1, 1967OpsServed aboard Vancouver on the signal bridge for three great years. In company with the USS Thomaston and USS Union, we made the first amphib landing in Danang in March 1965. Currently retired and living in Bend, OR.
Mitchum, David AE3Aug 1964 – Jun 1966SUPPLY
Hale, RussellCS3Sep 1964 – Aug 1966S2
Latorra, BenLCDROct 1, 1964 – Oct 1, 1967Engineering OfficerOut of 9 ships I served in during my 25 year career, Vancouver was the best
Tedder, JamesGunnersmate Guns 2Oct 10, 1964 – Feb 9, 1967GunneryThe Vancouver was a great ship and I enjoyed serving on it. I have memories of many good friends and would love to hear from Kruswyk from Spokane, WA. #1 fun guy to go on liberty with.
Serne, RonaldIC11965 – 1967Electrical Looking forward to talking with old shipmates.
Vucich, MichaelBM31965 – 19672ndWhere is Blasi-Shuckler and the rest of the boys? Alive and well in Wa. St.
Kinninger, DaveDC3Jan 5, 1965 – Dec 10, 1965e
Barrett, DavidRD 3Feb 1, 1965 – Dec 8, 1967Operations
Tatman, Larry (Charlie)MM2Mar 1965 – Nov 6, 1967MInterested in a reunion and finding shipmates who served on the Vancouver 1965-1967
Stringer, Edsn/ GMG-3May 1965 – 19681st then 3rd After 40 plus years I find this web site. Have not forgoten all the GREAT times/bad time. Baraboo, Luzon on the deck force (six pac),Bobby Casebeer, Ed Tomko,and others. FTGCM then FTG-1 Van Derhowen. me,GMT1 USN re
Crook, Billysk3Jul 1965 – Feb 1967S-1My first ship and the start of 25 years. retired 1989 (SKCS)
De Luca, DaveMM3Jul 1965 – Dec 1967M Divisionaugust 2013 surprisingly still here! Mills Freeman Tatman john floyd and any other derelects that outlived the Deuce , im still trying to figure out what happened during the last 46 years. does anyone know?
Freeman, RogerMM3Jul 21, 1965 – Mar 30, 1968mwould like to know if anyone is still alive and kicking from the 66 and 68 westpacks? I'm fixing to retire this March and could make a reunion or two. I spent most of my civilian life as a Merchant Marine out of New Orleans and Yes, I"m sane.
Stavros, GeorgeRM2Aug 5, 1965 – Dec 1, 1967OCNeed to contact shipmates from second westpac deployment 1966. Specifically looking for Capt. Aubrey, CDR. Banks and RM1 Ray (Dale) Luney. Need help to verify that I went ashore in Danang in Oct. 66 as boat radioman to take CO to meeting.
Pankake, Don "Flapper"MM2Sep 1965 – Apr 1968M - Fwd Engine RmGreat Shipmates, LCDR LaTorra, SPCM Harris, Larry Tatman, Dave Milanovich, Snell,and more great men. Remember the Full Throttle run from Pearl to Danang for Tet in Feb,68 and the sea snakes in the pumps.
Sheldon, BobRM2Sep 15, 1965 – Aug 15, 1969OCThe Big V was my first ship. Great times, fond memories, good people.
Hixson, LarryBT2Sep 19, 1965 – Sep 11, 1969Bserved in #1 fire room under LT. Benny LaTorra and Chief Carpender. I remember BT1 Bell, BT3 Helmers,
Baker, VanuelQM1Oct 1965 – Nov 1966NavigationI made Chief while on line off DMZ, and had to bum khakies from anybody I could find as skinny as I was, till we got back to Subic. The Vancouver was one of the finest ships/crews I served aboard, in my thirty + years.
Hogan, HerbertDeckHand & YoemanOct 3, 1965 – Oct 1, 1967Yoeman and DeckhandIn 1966 I was a bowhook on a 40Ft boat that went up a river with the Mariines in Vietnam which was part of Deckhouse amphibious landing. Does anyone know the name of the river and date.
Crosby, Keith profile iconFTM2/E5Oct 4, 1965 – Mar 8, 1966Gunnery DivisionI served on the USS Vancouver starting Oct 5th, 1965, when the ship came back to port from Vietnam. Looking for proof that she was in Vietnam From Aug - Oct. of 1965 as there is no documentation of this deployment
Chason, Wilber RobertE-4Nov 1965 – Sep 1967EI worked out of the Battery Shop. Did one westpac cruise. When are we going to have a reunion?
Evans, NormanSeaman ApprenticeDec 1965 – May 1966OI DivisionLeft the Vancouver for Radarman A School.
Evans, NormanSADec 8, 1965 – Jun 5, 1966OII would like to contact a Joe Thomas RD2 and see what happen to others in the division.
Davenport, Larry1966 –I live in the Philadelphia Pa area
Serne, RonaldIC11966 – 1967Electrical
Sciortino, PeteHM 3Jan 1966 – Jun 1966MedicalI arrived aboard while the ship was in dry dock at Bremerton,WA
White, TerryRM-2Jan 1966 – Oct 27, 1968OC/radioshackLots of memories, good people/good ship. Two west-pacs.
Sciortino, PeterE4Feb 23, 1966 – Jun 23, 1966Hospital corpsmanBoarded ship while she was in dry dock in Bremerton, Washington.
Chambers, DennisLTJGMar 1966 – Sep 1968CommunicationsLeft ship in 1968 from Vietnam, grad school in Boston, taught college, worked in advertising agencies, now back teaching college. Glad to hear from any shipmates.
Strange, CharlesE-3Mar 3, 1966 – Sep 8, 1967Boatswain
Hackman, Daniel RRM3Apr 1966 – Aug 1968RadioWas a good ship with good people, Would like to hear from anyone who served with me.
Sachs, Larry profile iconBM3May 1, 1966 – Dec 1, 19682
Serne, RonaldIC1Jun 1, 1966 – Aug 1, 1967ElectricalI am looking for shipmates from the electrical gang.
Spratt, ThomasLTJGJun 15, 1966 – May 27, 1968SupplyGreat ship & crew top to bottom. After coming from a rust bucket WW2 LST, it was an eyeopener to join this team of pros & see how the modern Navy really worked. Kudos to our super Ship Storeman/Barber, L. Davenport! You all deserved a big $ raise
Davenport, LarrySH2Aug 29, 1966 – May 29, 1970Ship's ServicemanLooking for anyone whoe served on board from late 1966 to early 1970. I ran the Ship's Store and also the Barber Shops from 1967 to 1970. Reunion would be nice.
Hill, JamesMM-2Sep 15, 1966 – Jun 15, 1970A REEFER SHOP
Srebot, Jr., Charles R.E4Oct 1, 1966 – Apr 2, 1970LithographerWould Like to See Some of my Friends at our VFW Post 4194 in Stuart, FL. My nickname was "Crazy Chuck".
Timko, JoeQM2Nov 1966 – Oct 1969N
Crawford, Daniel (Dannyboy)ConstructiomanNov 1, 1966 – Apr 1, 1967Division BI loved our 1st class Belognis. An old time Phillipine Boatswains Mate
Snipper, JimShip Serviceman 3rdDec 1, 1966 – Jun 1, 1970supplyWould love to reconnect with Sam Vitale, Roger Rohr "Ollie", James Gregory
Staeden, CaryEN2 A-GANGDec 14, 1966 – Jun 1, 1970A GangMade 3 west pac with this ship. lots of memories
Heffner, EarlSM2Dec 15, 1966 – Jun 6, 1970Operations/Entered Banking for 22 years. Currently semi-retired & owns an Embriodery business. Married to Judy for 40 yrs w/2 grown children. Active in Yorba Linda Friends Church. Avid golfer.
Deckwa, BobCOMMISSARYMAN 3Dec 20, 1966 – Jul 30, 1969SupplyWould like to see a reunion. Also looking for Goetz, SN, from Texas. You can find more people listed at under military
Deckwa, BobCommissaryman 3Dec 20, 1966 – Jul 30, 1969Supply

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