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USS Tarawa (LHA 1) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Tarawa (LHA 1). 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 1039 crew members registered for the USS Tarawa (LHA 1).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2002 | 2003 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Hall, Forrest (Frosty)ABH31978 – 1981V1Hello one and all,Every once and a while things come back to me,and it always brings a smile. Those were great times,with great folks,I lost track of whirley,and beatty about ten years ago Dan had gone back in as an AtC with top gun still looking.
Wehrly, DanABH-31978 – 1982V-1This is where it all started for me. Im now retired and you can catch me at the below e-mail address. Back at ya frosty. I named my boy after you.Do you all remember the 3-m system. Murphy, Martin and Mejia.
Smith, RonaldMGYSGT / USMC1978 – 1979COMBAT CARGOPROUDLY SERVED ABOARD "THE EAGLE" FOR TWO YEARS, WHICH INCLUDED THE FIRST WESTPAC CRUISE. WAS SELECTED TO BE "MCPOC" DURING MY TOUR. WAS ONE OF FOUR MARINES ASSIGNED TO COMBAT CARGO. GREAT SHIP AND BETTER CREW. SEMPER FI.
Smith, RonaldMSGT / USMC1978 – 1978COMBAT CARGOMY LONG TIME FRIEND AND FELLOW MARINE (KIRBY SMITH) LEFT FOR HIS FINAL DUTY STATION ON JULY 23, 2005. HIS SHORT TOUR ABOARD TARAWA WAS ENDED BY A BACK INJURY. HE IS MISSED BY ALL WHO HAD THE HONOR OF KNOWING HIM. SEMPER FI.
Silver, Kenac31978 – 1980Air traffic control We lived in a wonderful era. I will never forget those Westpac cruises. God to be young and in Subic Bay again!
Hahn, DanielHMCM1978 – 1979H
Wilder, JoeQm31978 – 1982Navigation
Sims, BruceIC21978 – 1980E-DivisionMy favorite ship with a great crew. I came aboard with several other console techs in the yards before the first cruise and left on emergency leave during the second cruise. From there I was assigned to shore duty.
Collins, Walter J.MSSN1978 – 1980MSLearned a lot about life i was young and foolish thank you RE KLEE
Truitt, Donald (Ears)PO3 ABHJan 1978 – Oct 1981V1Loved it Hated it Where you at Hambone?
Burciaga, DanANJan 23, 1978 – Jan 24, 1981V-1Any old dudes still left?
Miner, AnthonyENFNFeb 6, 1978 – Jun 6, 1980a ganghydraulics shop
Miner, AnthonyenfnFeb 20, 1978 – Jun 24, 1980a-ganganybody seen arnett. damn its been a long time. believe it or not ,i was married to herndons sister. 2 very healthy kids, actually 3 ,5 grandkids , devorced after 24 years. glen and i are best of friends. a-gangers -hi
Carroll, TomQMMar 1978 – Sep 5, 1979NavigationA lot of years since that first WEST PAC. WOW
Burke, Robert OBOILERTECH 2ND CLASSMar 1, 1978 – Mar 3, 1983mp-1
Conner, RossICC / CWO-2Mar 12, 1978 – Apr 26, 1985E Division
Barrett, DannyYN2May 10, 1978 – Jan 4, 1982EXECUTIVE DIVISIONoutstanding duty station, made 2 cruises, 2 yard periods, and met alot of nice people and shipmates, cherish all my meories of my first duty station ever in the Navy.
Jones, DexterBT2May 21, 1978 – Oct 26, 1980MPI enjoyed working on Tarawa, had a lot of fun. It was a different experience for a hole snipe, high tech! where have all the years gone!
MacKris, GeorgeFTG3May 29, 1978 – Jul 10, 1980GHi Everybody from the Cosmic Helmsman. I was the guy in drag on Mr. Gamboa's "XO Show". Hope everyone has had a good life since then. "I love you no sh*t, buy me air conditioned helicopter."
Abraham, JeffreySNJun 1978 – Feb 19821st / 2nd DivisionHey all you deck apes, west pac in 79 and 80 was the best and i hope you all are all the more better for them. remember P.I. and Subic City? It was the best time!
Moore, John SAMCSJun 1978 – Jun 1979Ships Maintence Force----AIMDWas AIMD & SMF leading chief, left ship in Hawaii on its first cruise to come back to states to retire
Hefley, TerryRM3Jun 10, 1978 – Oct 12, 1980Communications1st westpac the Tarawa made..and oh, the memories.
McAllister, MacEN3Jul 12, 1978 – Jun 12, 1980A GANGBoats, AC&R, ICE
Jones, HavisE3 AirmanSep 1978 – Aug 31, 1981V-1
Wissler, FrankEM3Sep 1978 – Oct 1981E and AssaultLighting shop, Power shop, Assault Div., Flying Squad. First two WestPacs, Golden Shellback. Seems a lifetime ago and now the old girl is mothballed. Anyone still remember that cruise up the Cali coast to San Fran?
MacAysa, MacABF4Sep 26, 1978 – Jun 30, 1982V-4three wes pacs,crossed the equator, and dry docks in long beach for a year next to the new jersey.hey moody.
Anderson, RandyBT-2Sep 28, 1978 – Sep 28, 1981ENGINEERING
Hubbard, David profile iconSH-3Oct 15, 1978 – Apr 4, 1982S-3Great times, 2 great cruises, alot of hard work and lotsa good times. Would do it again if I was 30 years younger. Ol shipmates can contact me at DBHLLH@gmail.com.
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Madrigal, ArmandoMM3Nov 1978 – Jun 1982MP/Aft MachinaryBest bunch of guys I have ever worked with. Through good and bad times.
Neal, DerrickMM2Nov 20, 1978 – Jul 14, 1980AWork center supervisor hydraulic shop.
Angleovich, BrianEN31979 – 1981A GANGICE SHOP SMALL BOATS AND GENERATORS
Fluker, Richard (Rj)LCPL/E-31979 – 1979Weapons Co. BLT 2/3Member of the Marine Battalion Landing Team on Tarawa's first ever WestPac deployment
Conte, JoeAK31979 – 1981S-6
Thompson, RichardLANCE CORPAL E-31979 – 1979FLEW INTO THE PHILLIPINES FROM OKINAWA ON A T-39 LEAR JET WHILE I WAS ATTACHED WITH MAJ. GENERAL ROBINSON USMC I WAS HIS PERSONAL DRIVER. LEFT THE PHILLIPINES BACK TO OKINAWA ON THE LHA 1. FLEW OFF ON A HELICOPTER.
Brian Angleovich, PolockEN31979 – 1981a-gangworked on mike 6 boats,lcpl#2 emergency diesels ocassionally the captians gig
Schoenhoff, MarkBM31979 – 19832nd (Boats)It was awesome!!!! Wish I could go back!!!! shonuff1460@charter.net Thank you, Lt. Giles, for your faith in my abilities and standing up for me when I needed it most!!!!
Piearcy, RussellE41979 – 1980GOLF CO. 2/3 1ST MARINE BRIGADEMY FIRST DEPLOYMENT ON A WESTPAC WAS ON THIS MIGHTY SHIP.SHE WAS FAIRLY NEW AT THE TIME. THE MEMORIES MADE ON HER WILL LAST MY LIFETIME.PICKING UP VIET. BOAT PEOPLE. THE PORTS OF CALL. SITTING ON THE FANTAIL WATCHING THE SUN SET. RIP TARAWA
Rinehart, TomE-61979 – 1982AIMD
Schappert, MikeL/clp1979 – 19802/3Best time of our lives and get paid to see the world. I,m glad we were there. I was with Golf Co 2/3 2nd plt.
Brownmiller, KeithGySgt USMC Retired1979 – 1979Deployed Marine Forcewas the Electronic Maint Chief and worked in Maint Management - made the parts runs to Oki Also remember picking up the Viet Boat People.
Turner, BruceE-41979 – 1981Data ProcessingLooking for old friends and 80-81 west-pac book
Olsen, TomAirman1979 – 1981Hanger DeckWas a good time, got to see the world,good frends
Turner, BruceE-41979 –Data ProcessingLooking for anyone that was on USS Tarawa (LHA-1). That was on the West-pac 80-81 that might still have a copy of the Cruise Book
Gembola, AlanIC1979 – 1984E & XMet the ship inport PI midway through 1st cruise (& finished it), made the complete 2nd cruise, the year long overhaul in Long Beach, and the complete 3rd cruise! Will never forget my nearly five full years on Tarawa!
Manley, RobSM31979 – 1982CommStill living in San Diego. Looking to catch up with old shipmates.
Smith, John (Ja)E41979 – 19791st Marine Brigade LSUServed as a Master at Arms on the first West PAC. Best year of my life as a Marine was severing aboard the Tarawa. Amazing ship and an amazing crew.
Bryant, PhilipSNJan 1979 – Apr 19792ndWasn't on the ship very long.Came to the Tarawa after decommissioning the Agerholm. Left before first West Pac, went to school, and wound up on the east coast on the Saipan. All three ships are gone now.
Holy, WesleyRmJan 20, 1979 – Aug 30, 1982CommunicationThis was the most rewarding of the two ships I served on. The 80-81 west-package was great fun. I made some life long friends on board the eagle of the Sea.
Burciaga, Dan (Burcdog)ANJan 23, 1979 – Jan 7, 1981V-1
Overbey, RickE-4Jan 29, 1979 – Jun 18, 1982E-DivisionI Miss my tarawa Buds
Rikard, MichaelAE3Feb 1979 – May 1982V1 & AIMDChino Cuervo where are you? To truitt where is Hambone? Lol
Harris, Dewey "The Duck"SGT E/5Mar 1979 – Sep 1979LSU Hotel "Shore Party" Marine Heavy EquipmentI was embarked aboard TARAWA on her 1st West-Pac deployment. It was a great cruise and a great ship! I rember well shore leave in Thailand and the Phillipines. I also remember picking up the Vietnamese "boat people" while off of Thailand.
Burke, Robert OBT2Mar 1979 – Feb 1983MP1Served aboard her 1st and 2nd deployments.She steamed great.Once past SD1.Really miss the open sea aboard her.Hope that all is well with those who have served and are serving aboard her.She was a steaming queen while aboard.
Beagle, TerryHM2Mar 1979 – Apr 1982MedicalI enjoyed the two westpacs I went on. I remember picking up the Vietnamese in Thailand and the baby born on board.We did square grids in the Indian Ocean during the Iran hostage crisis. I ran the STD clinic and did sanitation inspections.
Reese Jr., Jc E5Mar 1979 – Nov 1979HMM 262 Flight Line
Muller, LeeLCDR USN (RET)Mar 1, 1979 – Jun 1, 1982Legal Officer & Weapons OfficerStill my favorite ship tour...Made first 2 cruises and first yard period. Great crew & experiences, and a lot of "firsts" for a brand new ship and mission (like deploying with Harriers during the Iran hostage crisis). Sorry she is gone.
Connolly, MartinHNMar 10, 1979 – Sep 20, 1979EMBARKED TROOPS/LSU HOTEL MEDICALWHAT AN EXPERIENCE IT WAS THE PORTS OF CALL/TRAVEL, AND GETTING PLENTY OF EXPERIENCE IN MY HM RATING, STAYED NAVY FOR 20 YEARS RETIRED 09/30/98.
Miller, DavidL/CPL E-3Mar 16, 1979 – Sep 11, 1979HMM 262 Helicoptor Squadron - DPI'll forever remember Tarawa's maiden voyage to West-Pac. I met a bunch of great people & enjoyed all ports of call. I still have my "Shellback" certificate for crossing the equator on 1 May at Lat.0000, Long. 106E.
Large, PhilipEW2Apr 1979 – Oct 1981Combat systemsChanged name to McKay in 93. Check website www.gunnisonlaw.com for philip mckay
Bishop, RobertAG-2Apr 1979 – Sep 4, 1981OADave Frazell where in the hell are you? No better times have ever been had than those spent in the balloon room or mid watch up in the weather shack. 2 west pacs and 2 lifetimes worth of great memories
Jolley, BuddybtApr 1979 – 1982engbest time of my life. i miss all you guys.
Keith, GulleyE-2May 2, 1979 – Nov 26, 1982boat divisionIt was a great ship.wish i could go back.I was a Assualt Boat Coxswain
Watkins, Curtis (Watty)EM 3May 15, 1979 – Jul 1, 1982EHad a good time. Jeez, were we young once?
Jones, Jime-3Jun 5, 1979 – Aug 10, 1983boat div2nd
Heimann, GregoryASC AW/NAC (ASCM AW/NAC Ret)Jun 5, 1979 – Jun 23, 1982AIMD/IM4USS Tarawa one of the best tours in my Navy Career.
Boden, VictorABH-3Jul 16, 1979 – Nov 21, 1982V-1 and V-3Took her first 2 cruises and had a blast
Henry, Michael E.EN-3Jul 23, 1979 – Feb 23, 1983ASSAULTI SERVED AS HEAD MONO-RAIL OPPERATOR AND MECHANIC IN WELL DECK AND ON IN PORT FIRE PARTY FOR ALL MY ENLISTMENT WAS ON 2 WEST-PAC TOURS AND A VETERAN OF THE P.C.COMPOUND IN P.I. URAW!
Lemmons, ChuckMM2Aug 1979 – Jan 22, 1983MP EMO 1Had some good times and some bad but overall I'd definately do it again' want to give a shout out to the rest of THE GOOD,THE BAD AND THE UGLY you guys know who you are.
Bishop, ToddEM3Sep 1979 – Jan 1983Would like to hear fron any of my old shipmates.Was in E-Division and Assault.
Carroll, Lewis/stubbySNSep 1979 – Dec 1980secondHope to hook up with corpsman and deck folks
Resto, Edwinsm2Oct 20, 1979 – May 30, 1981comlooking for some navy buddies
Dickinson, AndrewEM3Nov 1979 – 1980ERemembering GREAT times traveling the Pacific Ocean and ports. Some GREAT shipmates!
Schatzman, KeithBT3Nov 1979 – Jun 1983EngineeringHated sometimes and really enjoyed others. Remembering my friends. MM2 Anderson, BT3 Lombardi, MM3 Heidbrink, BT3 Jolley, MM2 Bailey, BT2 Ferrebee. Chief Decoste was the best. I miss steaming.
Petrach, Bob (Trash)MM2Nov 19, 1979 – May 1983MP 1 Main ControlThe subic city raiders still live in my memories
Justus, William (Kong)BTRDec 1979 – Jun 1983MPLoved the ship and had alot of fun.
Rosario, IvanOS2Dec 15, 1979 – Apr 1, 1985OIJust looking to see which shipmates might still be around. I used to hang out with Dave Guerra, Vince Cuelar, Gary Mitchell
Rosario, IvanOS3Dec 17, 1979 – Apr 10, 1985OI

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