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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 1049 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
Nance, BryantENFN1985 – 1986Auxilliary
Turner, TyBT21985 – 1988MP
Adkins, Stevemm31985 – 1987mp
Terry, MikeMS3Jan 15, 1985 – Oct 3, 1989S2
Brunstad, William (Bill)LCDRFeb 1985 – Feb 1987HDCWorked as HDC officer, as ship's Training officer, and flying Eagle 1. Joined the crew in the PI during last part of '84 - '85 cruise and completed the full '86 cruise.
Myers, TerryMSSAApr 1985 – Mar 2, 1989S2Good times. Looking for old galley mates; MS3 Tindall, MS3 Jackson, MSSN Gates, MSSN Straub. RIP D. Kahimo
Gaskill, RickRM3Apr 1985 – May 1988COMMI was the guy who impersonated capt Newman on talent night before wog day 1986! I have the video! Only known copy!
Woodward, BruceBM1Apr 1985 – Mar 19882nd/3rd
Hafer, JohnRM3/E4Apr 7, 1985 – Oct 13, 1988Communication RadiomanHad a great tour with ya all. Great memories.
Haines, StevenDS1(SW)Apr 14, 1985 – Jun 1, 1990CSE3The 5 years that I spend aboard the Eagle of the Sea are some the the greatest years of my life. I will always remember those days.
Guzman, Bien De , Jr.HM3Apr 15, 1985 – Sep 27, 1988Medicalscratch my back,i will scratch yours,That's the rule..always takes care of your PN,DK,HM,SK,MS,DT next smooth sailing.works in Medical Supply
Burleson, LarryRM1Apr 15, 1985 – Oct 14, 1987CRDrop me me a line, shipmates
Catlin, Michael (Catman)BMSNJun 1985 – Oct 19873rd Division Deck Dept.
Gomberg, Alane-3Jun 1, 1985 – May 1, 1987Machinest MateLife's a trip
Schuler, BarryOS2Jun 16, 1985 – Sep 10, 1990OIGreat Ship and Crew, enjoyed my 5 years aboard
Cartwright, TimothyDC2Jul 1985 – Jul 1989engineeringwhats up
Moore, TimABH3Sep 1, 1985 – Jun 9, 1989V-1"Attention on the flight deck"... Looking for fellow Air Dept./V1 division shipmates. Henning, Cox, Sylte, Wright, Barnum, Holt, Dills, Navarro, Clark, Fuentes, CDR's Barr & O'Brien, Lt. Anderson.
Colwell, ToddA2Oct 1985 – Oct 1986AirHad a great time, grow up fast. Learn a lot.
Johnson, DennisIS3Oct 1985 – Dec 1989OZ01Was on two westpacs. Had a great time in the division with IS, CT, and PH. Any shipmates that want to contact would love to hear from you.
Clark, TerryEM2Oct 17, 1985 – May 15, 1989E
McCommas, ToddBM3Oct 25, 1985 – Apr 22, 19883rd Division Deck (Boats Division)Met some of my best friends on the Tarawa and some of the sorriest leaders in the annals of Naval Histroy. Just sayin'.
Lugge, RJETCOct 31, 1985 – May 3, 1989Combat SystemsCame on as an ET1, left as an ETC. Served with ET2 Brown, ETSN Gatlin, ET2 Phillips, ETC Riley, ETCS Lundquist.
Swanton, LindsayIS3Nov 1985 – Jun 1989OZ
Eschen, BrianEM3Nov 9, 1985 – Jun 9, 1989EWheres all thos crazy guys I used to hang out with!
Gates, GregmssaDec 1985 – Jun 1989s-2
Young, PeterLTDec 20, 1985 – Jun 25, 1990Deck
Coole, RichardE-31986 – 1988A-Gangwhat a ride. too bad Subic Bay is no more
Leeson, Russell profile iconE-1 E-31986 – 19881stDeck Dept. 1st Div. Paint team under CWO2 Dowd
Plambeck, Larry (Stack Gas)BTCM1986 – 1991MPLast at sea platform. Many friends, Navy and Marine.
von Kohn, JerryMACS (SW)Jan 1986 – Sep 1989executiveBest tour as CMAA I had while in the Navy. GO Eagles!! Best Ship In the "Gator" Navy
Morgan, Mel profile iconEM 3Jan 1986 – Jul 1988E DIVISION
Sprinkle, JefferyE-3Jan 1986 – 19881st Div. Deck Dept.Asfield, Dunne, Wentling, Professor, Pay day stakes. Eagle of the Sea! I know there is more just hard to remember all ?
Alexander, DwayneMM3Jan 6, 1986 – Jan 6, 1990Auxillary
Norton, JayLI3Jan 9, 1986 – Jan 9, 19901stHello Jeff Reynolds and Christopher Coyne.
Owens, GaryOS2Feb 1986 – Jan 1991OI
Wandling, WilliamMM3Feb 10, 1986 – Feb 10, 1990HYDRAULICS SHOPSTILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH SOME OF THE GUYS.......I WAS THE BEST THROTTLEMAN G. ORTIZ, REMEMBER THAT.
Gonzalez, Aristides / GonzoE4/ENMar 1986 – Nov 1986StaffThis was my tour as a staff member for Rear Admiral Higgenson. What great memories and an awsome command
Walk, KennethHT 2Mar 1986 – Nov 1990REPAIR DIVISION
Rojas, LeonelE3Mar 10, 1986 – Mar 10, 1989A Gang
Arena, CharlesLCDRApr 19, 1986 – Jul 1, 1988DENTALBeen retired since 2010 as a Navy Captain. Live in Las Vegas Nevada. Put in 32 years service across Army (1969-74), Air Force (1990 -92 Residency), 3-Marine Corps Tours (10+ years) and the balance in the Navy.
Davis, HowardAMS1May 1986 – Jul 1989Flight Crew, Eagle ONE
Jones, RandyE-5/SM2May 1986 – Feb 1990CS/SigsWent on 2 WesPacs and had a helluva good time. Only bad thing about my 4 yrs. aboard was the yard period in Long Beach CA.
Barfuss, KirkCPLJun 1986 – Dec 1986USMC 3rd MAW / HMH-466I'm looking for a cruise book during our West Pac tour. Does anyone have the name of the book publisher?
Barfuss, KirkCPLJun 1986 – Dec 1986USMC, 3RD MAW, HMH-466
Hughes, RichardCPL.Jun 1986 – Dec 1986MSSG 13
Alayon, EdelAD1Jun 3, 1986 – Apr 1, 1990V-3/IM02She was my first ship
Heup, William profile iconLCPLJun 19, 1986 – Dec 19, 1986HMH-466 ( Combat Cargo)This Marine only did one Westpac with the Eagle, but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great shipmates.Considering it was your home,(you swabbies) I felt like part of the family.
Bragg, Robert BobFCCJul 1986 – Oct 1989CGIt was great to be on the Tarawa, Enjoyed the time with CG division and My Mentor Watash (GMCM(SW) Carlos Wilde) I hated to leave but when you have to have brain surgery it kind of puts a damper on coming home with the ship.
"Rak", Richard J Riley "Rak"MM3Oct 1986 – Apr 1990mp 1
Green, John GreenHTFNOct 1986 – Jan 1989R
Ortiz, GuillermoMM3Oct 14, 1986 – Oct 4, 1991A-gangSteam n Heat Shop And Best Throttleman around
Sparks, BrianABFANNov 1986 – Jul 1990Aviation fuels
Reed, BaronANNov 27, 1986 – Sep 19, 1989V-1/ Fly 2Hope some of you guys still remember me.
White, KevinMM3Dec 1986 – Aug 1990AssautUSS Tarawa turned me into the man that I am. A Gang all the way!

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