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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 1036 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
Harris, BrianEW21997 – 1998OT
Yanisky, Diego1997 – 1998V-4Go grapes, so if you are one you know that everything taste like fuel. Fleet week 1997 in San Fransisco, very wild.
Tunstall, TiffanyE3 / Lithographer1997 – 1999Exec. Dept
Reynolds, SteveBMC1997 – 20001st
Scroggins, WilliamE 21997 – May 13, 1999Air B4
Washington, AnthonyMssn1997 – 1998Supply
Trannon, Lovell Catdaddy profile iconE-6 retiredJan 6, 1997 – Jun 13, 1999Deck
Howie, PeterE4/DCJan 29, 1997 – Jun 19, 2000engirningi wish i would have stayed
Johnson, Melvin Aka Mely MelCS3Feb 1, 1997 – Mar 1, 2000SupplyWhat up my fellow shipmates; I often reminisce about the great times we had, and I hope you guys appreciated the great chow I prepared for you. Look forward to reaquainting with the best sailors that were in the fleet!
Huang, Ying "Jimmy"AS3Feb 28, 1997 – Aug 14, 2000AIMD IMO4
Woodcock, KurtisOS3Apr 22, 1997 – Aug 26, 2000OIA part of my life I will never forget. I meet people from all over this country that triped me the hell out from day one. If you remember me hit me up at bigkain28@yahoo.com
Nicholson, Tony (Nick)E-5May 1, 1997 – Apr 1, 2001Air v-1 / Radio CRWent from Air department to Radio, Crazy times. What port do any of us remember? Steaming to save the USS Cole to drinking beers in Seychelle's. Hey, and who didn't make it Captain's mast at least once ha ha ha.
Fisher, Aqua "fishbone"RM3Jun 1997 – Dec 1999RadioOh Wow!!! So many memories on the boat!!! I was in the first round of women put on the ship...& I am proud of it!!! If you remember me, hit me up via e-mail or myspace...www.myspace.com/qlove29
Murphy, RobertFC1(SW/AW)Jun 1997 – Jun 2001CF DivisionBeing retired is great
Kidd, Johnen3Jun 1997 – Feb 2001ahad a great time and made many friends that I haven't forgotten
Seavey, Spencer MattMM3Jun 2, 1997 – Nov 8, 2000mp1
Dlouhy, JesseE-5/ BM2Jun 6, 1997 – Jan 20, 2001Deck / 3rd DivHey everyone I miss the good times we had. I hope all is well with my old shipmates.
Goff, JasonMM3Jun 30, 1997 – Oct 18, 1999MP-2Seems the Chicken of the Sea is doomed for the blocks now. I cried a little when I saw the news report... and I haven't seen the ship in 9 years. Fair winds and Following seas.
Flores, AdrianABF2(AW)Jul 1997 – Jul 2001V-4The best damn Amphib Navy in the fleet. Met and made some great friends.
Millerburns, MommaburnsHM3Jul 30, 1997 – Dec 1, 1999MedicalI had so much fun and got to meet some awesome shipmates. I am glad you gave me a nickname while on wespac. Today I live in beautiful Oregon and it took me awhile to arrive here. you can contact me @ deserteskimo12@gmail
Smith (Phan), JanineABHANOct 1997 – 2000V-3Join my tarawa myspace group! http://groups.myspace.com/USSTarawaLHA1 www.myspace.com/socaljanine
Ayala, DavidMM3Oct 1997 – Aug 2001MP-1This is a cool site. Had an experience of a life time serving on the Tarawa. Miss all of my PIT SNIPE friends. Hit me up guys.
Jackson, DonnieMM3Oct 1997 – Jun 2001MP-1Have a lot of good memories on the Tarawa. MP-1 Pit Snipe for life. Please contact me at djkj00@att.net
Gutierrez (Arballo), GracePN3Oct 1997 – Jul 1999Personnel
Dunnegan, JohnMM 3Oct 1, 1997 – Oct 1, 2001MP-1
White, KewaunE-4Dec 1997 – Jun 2001RChecked onboard the ship in December of 97. And went on my first deployment in February of 98. Met some great people who I still communicate with through phone calls and social media. Overall great experience.
To, MichaelABHANDec 1, 1997 – Aug 1, 2000V-1I'm very proud to be a part of the Tarawa crew back then. I missed the good times at sea. I wish to keep in contact with my old friends again. Please contact me if you knew me before at michaelnto@yahoo.com
Schwenzer, DavidE6/CTO1Dec 20, 1997 – Oct 14, 2000OZ
Chambers, ChrisABH2 (AW/SW/DV)1998 – 2001V1V1, Fly 1 , LSE
Corwin, Robert (Bob)AS11998 – 2000AIMD/IM4
Shoup, AaronMM3Feb 1998 – Oct 2000Oil Lab
Erlien, JoshuaCPLFeb 1998 – Aug 1998IM-3Worked 650/640 down in the well decks with the other Marines from MALS-13 AVI. Awesome cruise had a blast with my Marine brothers. Drank, Drank, Drank, played madden 98 like mad men!!
Arthurs, Chris profile iconMM3Feb 1, 1998 – Sep 30, 2001MP-2Hey Hey all, glad to see a few of my shipmates on here.
View 'now' Photo
Stouffer, Kevin (Stouff)E-5Feb 1, 1998 – Feb 1, 2000OAAnyone who served during this time. Edwards, Keiger, Kemp, Monson, Terry, Uncafur, Fitz, Jason, etc
Scott, Terrill/comptonE3Feb 2, 1998 – Dec 12, 1998OPERATIONIT WAS COOL KICKING IT WITH MY SHIPMATES AWAY FROM THE SHIP.................. AND BEING THAT CLOSE TO HOME..............COMPTON LUVFAMIL@YAHOO.COM
Vincent, JamieE5Feb 2, 1998 – 2002AO
Alba, JuliusABH3 (AW/SW)Feb 20, 1998 – Nov 4, 2001V-1 Crash & SalvagePN2 as of May 2004.
Zavala, HectorE-4Mar 6, 1998 – Aug 9, 1998HMM-268 REIN
Antiporda, AmberSNMar 11, 1998 – Apr 20, 20001stNow an HM3
Craig, ChristopherBM3Mar 11, 1998 – Oct 10, 20011stI made a lot of good friends and have a lot of fond memories.
Mena, HectorMM3Mar 20, 1998 – Jun 15, 2001A-GangWhat an experience, two deployments and many great liberty ports!!!
Wilson III, John C (Jc)ITCApr 14, 1998 – May 17, 2000OCHey out there this is JC ITC Wilson III anyone who knows hit on e-mail vols4ever1@yahoo.com
Pegues, JohnnyGM1Jun 20, 1998 – Aug 15, 2000weao1
Schaper, AnthonyABH3Jul 27, 1998 – Jul 27, 2001V1warrior
Pritchard, MattAHB3Aug 1998 – Dec 2002V-1 Crash
Lopez, MaritzaIT1(SW/AW)Aug 8, 1998 – Aug 1, 2002communicationsUSS Tarawa was definitely the "Eagle of the Sea", what great duty. THE BEST in my 20 year career! Best "CO" Captain Capt Hall!!! And wonderful shipmates. We were all a FAMILY. I will forever cherish this duty.
Lilley, JBABH3Aug 26, 1998 – Feb 20, 2002V-1Crash and Salvage Crew. The journey has ended
Larsen, RyanE-4Sep 7, 1998 – Sep 7, 2002V-3
Vallejo, DocBM3Sep 12, 1998 – Dec 12, 2002Deck/1stBeing on deployment and all over the world was the greatest thing...Now i am a HM2 out of Ventura County transfering to Fresno..Currently a Surgical Tech. Email me DavidVallejo2974@yahoo.com
Rada, JoshMM3Sep 17, 1998 – Jan 7, 2001main controlStill have alot of great memories of that ship, especially watching a gang forget to hit the breaks while letting out the anchor in Hong Kong, China losing the whole anchor and chain.
Cadwell, KathyISCSOct 1998 – Feb 2001OZFun times, good memories and good shipmates!!
Batchar, RobertE-6/SK1Oct 1, 1998 – Oct 1, 2002S-6/Supply10 years of service 1st 4 aboard her...the best command ever...awesome group of friends I met...robertbatchar@yahoo.com...
Sherrill, Larry (Boats)BM2Oct 9, 1998 – Jan 3, 20032nd/ DeckThis ship is the reason where i am today in my career it made me what i am, great crew/COC/ Thank you for everything/BMC Sherrill LCPO on USS Vandegrift
Danner, EricSN-BM2(SW/AW)Oct 16, 1998 – Oct 16, 20021st & 2ndBest years of my life! To our good friend BM3 Thomas Smith. May your soul ever live aboard the O'mighty USS TARAWA. You are not forgotten. R.I.P.
Ramirez, Jose (Aka- Rooster)ABH3Nov 5, 1998 – Jul 17, 2001V-1
Abad, EdilbertoDC1Nov 14, 1998 – Mar 15, 2002RGREAT SHIP, GREAT CREW.
Nunez, Michael Or MikeMM3Nov 15, 1998 – Feb 22, 2001EngineeringI was part of MP-1. I had a blast, would love to communicate with my shipmates that i spent so many 6 and 6 watches with! Best times of my life were spent with them!
Frierson, RichardOS2Nov 21, 1998 – Jan 6, 2004oiyou know you remember me
Henderson, MichaelDC2Nov 26, 1998 – Dec 2000REPAIRI LUV THE PEOPLE ON THIS SHIP, BUT ALL THE E-6 AND ABOVE CAN GO TO HELL... SOME MAY KNOW ME AS THE UNI BOMBER... I WAS IN THE BRIG FOR 90 DAYS AROUND THE TIME OF THE COLE BEING BOMBED
Nunez, MichaelMM3Dec 10, 1998 – Feb 23, 2001MP 1Memories that last will last a lifetime were made on board and abroad. Was lucky enough to serve with my brother, Ens. Nunez (at the time). Engineering will always be the heart of the ship!!!!!!!!

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