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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 1045 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
Teeple, KevinOS31981 – 1985CIC
Todd, BruceEN21981 – 1985Assault DivisionShe was a great ship.
Boorman, BrettE31981 –38Alpha
Smith, Richard / Rasmm11981 – 1986A GangGood times and good friends
Walden, DonDP31981 – 1984OD
Maier, Bruce profile iconIC31981 – Oct 17, 1983E DivisionNever forget the Fwd IC empire and the phone guys. First one to find me gets "The Buckle".
Johnson, James L Johnson Cpo Usn RetiredRMCJan 1981 – Jul 1985RadioCOMM OP's Chief, CMS Custodian - Great Sea Duty, Best Chief's Mess in the Navy!
Hedrick, Ron profile iconmr2Jan 1981 – Sep 1984EA09/ER09A special thanks to Chief Petty Officer Chris Wisener. Thanks for always giving me the skills to prosper not just in the Navy but in the real world. I thank the shipmates for friendships and memories of a life time.
Montemayor, Anthony "Monty"HT2Jan 8, 1981 – Sep 6, 1985R-1
Mitchell, RobertSMSNJan 10, 1981 – Sep 10, 1983CommunicationsI look back on my days aboard her with a deep longing to return. John Wells, Victor Miebs, Bob Coyle,Paul Smith, Boatwright, Whitehead, Pope. I miss you guys ( many others not named) I even miss Sr. Chief Cronin
Bullock, PaulAD3 Paul BullockJan 28, 1981 – Jan 27, 1984AIMD/UH-1 Maint.Great Crew, would like to here from aircraft maintenance crew and rescue swimmers. Eagle -1 over!!!
Phillips, RichardSNFeb 1981 – Jun 1985deckdeck ape for the whole 5 years on tub.
Zerbe, NormanEN2Mar 1981 – Sep 1984A GANGTarawa was the best ship I was on the hole time I was in the navy
Day, Robert / BobMA1Mar 1981 – May 1982MAA
Perlman, DouglasABF-3Apr 1981 – Oct 1984V-4
William, BernierMS3Apr 1981 – Nov 1983S2Loved it most days, hated it some. Wouldn't change a thing
Farley, DavidOS2Apr 1981 – Dec 1985OI Division
Wolf, FrederickLieutenantApr 1981 – Dec 1983Medical
Foissett, John 1st LieuLT(JG)Aug 1981 – Oct 1983
Murray, MitchFTM2Aug 29, 1981 – Aug 29, 1982Fox
Higgins, DouglasAT2Aug 31, 1981 – Aug 31, 1984AIMDI am fully retired after 20+ years and am about to get my Social Secuity
Blaess, Henry (Hank)AMS3Sep 1, 1981 – Jan 1, 1985AIMD/AIRFRAMESBest years of my life. Just read the old girl was decomissioned. I would've given anything to have gone on board one last time.
Murray, TomNov 1981 – Aug 1985V-1
Utley, JoeOS2Nov 1981 – May 1985OI
Walters Bmc, JamesBMCNov 10, 1981 – Nov 15, 19931ST / 2NDIs been long long time. I just wanted to say hello to dose that served with me on the BIG -E- drop me a line if you remember me.
Utley, JoeOS2Nov 11, 1981 – May 11, 1985OI
Adams, KenYNC1982 – 1986ExecutiveLots of great memories.
Boudreaux, CarlYN31982 – 1985ExecutiveGreat memories! Managing to stay out of the brig! Go Eagle!
Declue, BrianAT21982 – 1985AIMD
Hall, KevinBMSN1982 – 1985DeckA semi-troubled time in my life where I learned to work a 18 hour day. In my humble opinion, in hind sight, I was more of a burden than an asset to my shipmates... I wish I would have listened more. It would have helped.
Anderson, MattBM31982 – 19852nd Division / BoatsA very proud time in my life! I eventually married David Salcedo's (another shipmate) sister! Would love to crack a few beers and talk old times with all of you! Deck Department ruled, everyone wanted to hang with us!
Lingenfelter, Ray profile iconAT11982 – 1985AIMD
Scherff, Charles (Fred)ABHCS (AW/SW) Retired1982 – 1984V-1
Hoath, RobertADFeb 2, 1982 – Nov 5, 1983V1 and AIMD JET ENGINE SHOP
Miller, ThomasYN2Feb 2, 1982 – Mar 24, 1986Executive
Justice, RobertOS2Feb 10, 1982 – Aug 7, 1984Operations (CIC)Great Times, Good People, Great Memories, just didnt realize the fun I was having until it was over
Honaker, JamesFTG3Mar 1982 – Nov 19831ST WEAPONS
Griffin, RichardAO3Mar 1982 – Nov 1983GYou all may remember me as "Griff"
Hostetter, BrianDS2Mar 1982 – Apr 1986Combat Systems
Stoute, John /sproutDPSNMar 15, 1982 – Sep 3, 1984Operations/Data ProcessingI miss the men I searved with. I Tarawa gave us some good times and bad times but we would not trade those days.
Babson, VinnyMMFNApr 1982 – Nov 1985MP-1 Main Control, Forward Engine Room
Acox, Kenim2Apr 1982 – Mar 1985AIMDGreat ship, just wish I could have seen her one more time before they decomed her!
Bates, Robert 'bob'BM1Apr 1, 1982 – Oct 1, 19861 ST AND 2ND DECK LPOBEST SHIP I SERVED ON. GREAT CREW. MADE CHIEF AND RETIRED IN 1991 AFTER 26 YEARS. LIVING IN SAN DIEGO, CA.
Ingram, WalterIC-4Apr 1, 1982 – Dec 28, 1985Electrical DivisionWould like to hear from some of the old fellas
Smith, Richard "ras"MM2May 1982 – Jun 1986Oil Lab / A Gang"Good on ya Eagle!"
Burden, ThomasLTJun 1982 – May 1984MedicalMedical Service Corps. My best assignment - enjoyed every day, especially WESTPAC '83.
Martinez, TonyENS/LTJG/LTJun 1982 – Oct 1984Disbursing - S-4/Sales and Services- S-3Lots of great memories. Crew was fantastic, and challenges were many.
Bakos, DavidRM3Jun 16, 1982 – May 16, 1986Radio2.5 Westpacs been looking for Scott wellman and Radio crew forever. Sparks Baby!
Bodaly, DavidLTJG/LTAug 1982 – Oct 1984OEBEST SHIP TO HAVE EVER HAD A NAVY EXPERIENCE. SWO QUALIFIED ONBOARD. LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES FROM THE CRUISE OF '83.
Cook, JohnCDRAug 23, 1982 – Nov 26, 1983AirAir Boss on USS Tarawa for deployment thru the Suez Canal to Lebanon and back.
Sanchez, RoyABH3 (Crash&Salvage)Sep 1982 – Jun 1986V-1I had great experience's while onboard Tarawa and made some friends I still keep in contact with today. My time in spent the Navy helped make me who I am today and I am forever grateful for the experience's.
Seymour, JackABFC RetiredSep 23, 1982 – Mar 5, 1986V4What a great ship had such a fun crew
Dyson, EricHT3Sep 26, 1982 – Sep 26, 1985EngineeringI made a lot friends on the Tarawa, one I still keep in touch with. I did two West Pac's and miss going out to sea.
Wyatt, DonaldEM3/EM2Sep 28, 1982 – May 11, 1987ElectricalTarawa was my first ship and was the bench mark of comparison to all others. It was a different era in naval history. We were a tight bunch of shipmates. We worked hard, and played hard. The comradery was second to none.
Gabio, TimothyAK3Oct 1982 – May 1985S-6, AIMDI was with the S-6 Division, Aviation Supply, under LTJG Thomas Blair and later under Lt. Oscar Minter. I was also assigned at the AIMD with AK1 Smith.
Hoskins, AndyMM2Oct 1, 1982 – Jun 12, 1987MP-1 Main Control, forward Engine Room
Henning, Michael, MikeABH1Oct 11, 1982 – Sep 6, 1988V1I enjoyed all my days on that ship, made lots of good friends Tim Moore, Roy Sanchez , Wright
Volmert, TomMM-2Nov 1982 – Nov 1987AMade some good friends, A Gang was a great group of sailors
Gaouette, MarkLTJG/LT CDR USNR Ret.Nov 1982 – Apr 1, 19861ST Division Officer, COMSEC Custodian, Security OfficerNow retired from Naval Reserve , Commander. Returned to Beirut as the Regional Security Officer at the US Embassy in 2001 including 9/11. Thanks to the officers and crew, too many to mention, you guys were the best!
Sepulveda, Gus (Gustavo)E-3 BOILER TECHNov 7, 1982 – Jun 28, 1984B- Aft EngineroomIknow I did 2 West Pacs, Crossed the Ecuador line, and participated in the Multinational Peace Keapping Force, I used to hung out with Bouse, only one problem with all of this, I cant remember anything after a few hours of arriving to a port of call.
Sepulveda, Gustavo / Gus Or SepE-3Nov 12, 1982 – Aug 27, 1984Engenniering Aft Machinery room
Sather, TomSeamanNov 15, 1982 – Jul 1983Deck departmentI had a great experience on board the Tarawa. Met a lot of great people. Unfortunately I was young and dumb and things didn't work out for me.
Jefferson, KeithRm2 to rmsnNov 23, 1982 – May 2, 1985ComAny one look Keith Jefferson 5598369184
Stovall Sr, KevinMR3Dec 1982 – 1984Engineering ''A'' DIV.

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