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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 – 1990 | 1991 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2002 | 2003 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
McLarty, JohnBT21990 – 1990MPdesert strom cruise then returned to LHA 3
Apple, JerryLcpl/E-31990 – 19915 meb/ships platoon
Smith, SmithMS11990 – 1992S-2 / Supply / Food Service/ Galley Leading Petty OfficerGreat Ship, Great times.
Goodwin, RichardMS21990 – 1992S2Served as galley captain in general mess prior to managing the Wardroom Mess.
Clift, JasonAC21990 – Apr 1, 1994Operations
Anderson, Tyos31990 – Jun 16, 1993opsGreat memories and friends that i will never forget!
Pownell, JohnACC1990 – 1993OC
Tavernia, Adam / Tav profile iconE-3Jan 1, 1990 – Feb 1, 1992Deck Dept. - 3rd DivisionSome of my fondest memories, defining moments in my youth were aboard LHA-1. If you remeber me please email me. Does anyone know how to reach out to the follwing guys...Tommy Bellon, Brad Swith, TJ, ot Starnes?
Cole, RichardHT2Jan 12, 1990 – Mar 23, 1993Repair
Mueller, JackOS2Jan 29, 1990 – Mar 23, 1993OI
Daluga, BrianIT1(EXW)Feb 1, 1990 – Jul 1, 1992OIFun times in OI Division when I was an OS back then. Changed rates to RM in 00, which then became IT in 02. Currently serving at SEAL Team 17 in Coronado, CA. Deployed to Al Asad Iraq with SEAL Team 7 Mar - Sep 09. Will retire in Apr 11.
Ives, RobertGMG2Feb 2, 1990 – Feb 2, 1994Combat SystemsI enjoyed my tour on the Tarawa. Loved being a Gunnersmate. I currently work for the Dept. Of Army as a Quality Assurance Specialist Ammunition Surveillance at Sierra Army Depot in Herlong, CA.
Williams, JeremyAG2Mar 1990 – Aug 1991OAWho remembers the aft aircraft elevator, loaded w/ ordnance, collapsing into the Hanger Deck while onloading in Long Beach Harbor ???
Garner, Johnny RE5Mar 10, 1990 – Apr 10, 1992RadiomanHow irnoic, I served aboard this ship with one of the original plank owner.
Plotner, Marc AABH 1Mar 15, 1990 – Jun 26, 2001V-1
McClurkin, RobertCPL USMCApr 1990 – Apr 1992Aviation OrdnanceI was one of thirteen Marines that was ship's company during this time period.
Walker, TeranceMSSNApr 10, 1990 – Jun 28, 1993supplythe best ms for the 4yr on tarawa and will allways be. had lots of fun on the T, i'll allways remember . as for msc brandon i know you didnt like me but your ass knew i was the best cook to hit the chiefs mess on the tarawa.lol
Glasgow, Richard/rickSH1Apr 21, 1990 – Jul 1, 1995SupplyGreat Shipmates
Glasgow, RichardSH1Apr 21, 1990 – Jul 1, 1995s-3
Usery, MichaelITCMay 3, 1990 – Jan 23, 1993CRFirst ship and the best of memories. Still enjoy thinking back at the cast of characters.
Williams, JasonRM3Aug 1990 – Aug 1994CRGood ship, good times.
Gandia, CarlosRM3Aug 1990 – Jan 10, 1994CRGreat memories!! Made some Great friends..
Williams, JasonitcAug 10, 1990 – Aug 10, 1994cr
Strand, CadeANAug 20, 1990 – May 20, 1993V1
Williams, JasonITCAug 31, 1990 – Aug 1994CR
Lautzenheiser, BruceRMCS(SW)Sep 1990 – May 1992RadioThis is my Father, He passed away in July 2019.
Goudron, MichaelABH3Sep 1, 1990 – Jun 1, 1992Flight TowerI will never forget the comradery and the long hours during Desert Storm. One of the most memorable times of my life. Sad to hear the Tarawa was decommissioned.
Robinette, PaulABH 3Sep 23, 1990 – Feb 1993V 3 v 1Gettin banged up with all my boys- dancin at the east coast club- mojo/bullfrog... Gettin fukd up in a car accident...and long beach dry dock... Flight quaters forever- the "rat whole" Just great times...
Weber, JuddAIRMANOct 1990 – Oct 1992abf(fuelThe best time of my life. Good ship to be on.
Moomey, ShawnE-4/EN3Oct 1990 – Aug 14, 1994
Hiatt, BrandenABH3Oct 10, 1990 – Jul 6, 1993V-1 Flight Deck Crash and SalvageJust was surfing the memmories and thinking of the guys from days on the Tarawa. Hope all is going well for guys like Mic, Hall, Mac, Boyd and McCasslin.
Boyd, JANOct 23, 1990 – Jul 8, 1993V3Desert Shield/Storm. So many memories, great ship. Wish I had more pictures. Lost a couple rolls of film in Subic late 90-91.
Baca, TonyE3/LCplNov 1990 – Aug 1991HQSVCCO, S-1Hello Devil dogs and shipmates. I worked in the Admin/S-1 shop for 5th MEB with GySgt Hildago, Morgan, Sgt Fitz, Sgt Postert, LCpl Picklo & LCpl Taylor.
Seay, JosephBT3Nov 1, 1990 – Oct 20, 1995EBO2Man i cant believe the names im seeing and yes who could forget the steam leak back aft before pulling into port in 92 off west pack . how is btfn goings was his name.I think we were the only ship running on 1 screw.
Goudron, MichaelABH3Nov 1, 1990 – Jun 1, 1992Air DepartmentThe experience of a lifetime. Wouldn’t trade it for the world.
Nercessian, DariusE-3Nov 2, 1990 – Oct 14, 1992DECK DEPARTMENTTo my boys from Deck depatment, Arthur Black, or My boys in Aviation Boatsmate - Edwin Martinez.. been trying to reach u guys through Facebook.. Mauricio also,,.. I was there during Persian Gulf war..
Casteen, Ellis "Ed"SM1Nov 15, 1990 – Oct 15, 1991CommThe floating TURD!! Worst command EVER!!!
Kegley, HankGYSGT/E7Nov 20, 1990 – Jun 30, 1991G-3 PLANS 5th MEB CE
Jones, JefferySMDec 1990 – Apr 1991COMMServed onboard as a recalled reservist during Desert Shield / Storm in the gulf..
Corfield, JoeBT3Dec 1, 1990 – Dec 15, 1993MP1forever a sea going snipe
Haws, MattSM2Dec 1, 1990 – Apr 1, 1993CSI was a much better signalman, and far saltier, than SM2 Bryant.
Rivas, CarmeloLance CorporalDec 1, 1990 – Jul 1, 1991HMLA-169 / Ships platoon / Combat CargoHey, are Marines allowed on this website? I sure love my memories of the Tarawa and her crew. A very accommodating ship with plenty of ice cream socials! Hope all is well with all you Desert Storm Vets.
Corfield, JoeE-4/ BT3Dec 1, 1990 – Dec 1994MP-2had a blast with y'all and glad to share the Desert Shield/Storm experience with you.
Wempe, PatrickE-4Dec 28, 1990 – Sep 20, 1994DeckMade great friends and enjoyed my time on the Tarawa. Mosty trying to avoid BMC Totten.... as he was always wanting us to get "Hot" on what ever we were doing. Great Memories and wish I was in touch with more buddies.

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