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USS Saipan (LHA 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Saipan (LHA 2). 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 1309 crew members registered for the USS Saipan (LHA 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 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

Wall, JohnAG21980 – 1983
Sullivan, TomOS31980 – Apr 13, 1983Operations
Conant, Ralph / RjABH31980 – Mar 12, 1982V3The best and worst times of my life. Mostly best. Think about it often. Miss you guys. Hey Don James, Sandy Jones, Kenney Rector, Chris Marsillia, Beno Aina. Where you guys at?
McDonnell, JimFTG11980 – 1983Deck/Fox
Krivas, KenL / Cpl1980 –1st Plt. C Co. 1st Bn. 2nd Mar.It was one hell of an adventure. On board the USS Saipan for a NATO cruise in Feb 1980 under the command of Lt. Breslin and Capt. Hamilton. Liberty ports in England and The Netherlands and training in Norway.
Beeba, JeffE3 Seaman1980 –Deck 2nd Div.It was the best of was the worst of times. Made a hell of a lot of lifelong friends. Wishing all crew-mates the best.
Vavra, ScottSeaman Apprentice1980 – 19832nd Division
Hoag, MikeE-3Jan 1980 – Apr 19802nd MarinesCorpsman deployed with Marines, Hamilton Capt.
Sheely, RandyHT2Jan 1980 – Sep 1983R3 1/2 years of the Good, the Bad and the Ugly but I would do it all over again Contact info :
Arvidson, MikeBM3Jan 4, 1980 – Jan 4, 19841st
Deforge, KennethE4Jan 13, 1980 – Apr 3, 19802nd marinesLooking for fellow blue nose Marines who were onboard 12 March 1980.
Robinson, John "robbie"OS1Jan 15, 1980 – Jul 15, 1982OIReserve, volunteered for two years active duty. Returned to Jacksonville NAS and retired as OSC after 26 years combined service. I've got the Med Cruise "81 Book.
Cullen, DanEW3Jan 17, 1980 – Oct 4, 1982EWEven though I lost a stripe and got into plenty of trouble while in port I still look fondly on my Naval experience. Our cruises and accomplisments and the many memories will always be with me. What a great crew!
Guffey, DavidSK3Jan 17, 1980 – Jan 17, 1983SupplyDavid Guffey
Valania, BobMS3Mar 1980 – Sep 1, 1981S-2
Kuhnen, AnthonyOSSAMar 1980 – Aug 1981O.I.What a floating pile of scrap! Thought we were all going to buy it a couple times when the electric cut out in the middle of a monster storm in the Med. Can't say I will ever miss her. Maybe she will make a better reef or something!
Tabor, Lancebt3Mar 1980 – Sep 1982mpworked in the oil lab all the time sounding tanks seemed like a past time.was always doing it..many nights drinking coffeeand blowing boilers seem like yesterday.
Keating, MarkPO3Mar 1, 1980 – Dec 12, 1982AdminServed onboard USS Saipan first in Deck Division for the first year, than moved to the Post Office as Postal Clerk. Currently, I have moved out of the United States and I'm working as a professional for a United Nations agency
Keating, MarkPC3Mar 2, 1980 – Dec 12, 1982Had a great time while serving abord USS Saipan. Truly missing the good old days. Now I am serving in the United Nations as Evaluation Officer, travelling around the world, but still remebering the great Navy days
Essler, BruceENS/LTJG/LTApr 1980 – Sep 1983Assault
Dempsey, TimothyE3Apr 1980 – Jun 198134th Marine Amphib. Unitwould love to hear from some of those shellback marines
Lapides, OwenDP3Apr 1, 1980 – Jan worked in OD with the univac an/uyk 7 and univac keypunch machines. anybody that remembers me living on long island NY. did med cruise 81 and dry dock in portsmouth va
Donnelly, William "pat"AIRMENApr 15, 1980 – Aug 28, 1981v-1want to hear from the krew from back in the day! shout outs to pat mac,casey bugenhagen,mitchell,phaff,barone and any of the hard core from div. v-1. cathy says hey!
Cairns, DaveACApr 22, 1980 – Aug 21, 1981Looking back, saw some amazing things, and met some great guys...hope Life turned out good for all... :)
Naegele, JohnDP3May 1980 – Dec 1984OD/ S7Anyone who served with me on the Saipan feel free to contact me @ was some good laughs
Scott, SamuelSK2May 1980 – Dec 30, 1983S-1what a great experience to have served on Saipan.All my peeps hit me at
Reif, JohnDP3May 1980 – May 1982OZHad a great experience and great friends on Saipan and left in 1982 for NAS North Island in San Diego. San Diego has been my home ever since and recently retired as a police officer. Hard to believe it’s been 38 yrs.
McKeller, MarkE2/Mess Specialist-Seaman Apprentice Jul 15, 1980 – Sep 10, 1981Crew's Mess/ Officer's MessI was asked what kind of ship I wanted in A school. I selected a carrier because I didn't want to be sea sick. That failed! I begged to be transferred. No deal. Made a good friend, hated my karate master Filipino NCO.
Culbreath, Michael L.AK3Aug 1980 – Feb 1984S-6 "On the Road Again"
Walden, BobENS/LTJGAug 1980 – Jul 19821st, 2ndMade 2 Med cruises with Saipan. Visited England, Spain, Italy, Greece, Kenya. Tours with USS Spiegel Grove, USS Nitro and Weapons Station Yorktown. Left active duty in 1990 and into Reserves. I made Captain in 2003 and will retire........someday.
Schwaebler, JohnEWAug 1980 – Jan 1985Retired from USN in March 1999
Coburn, Steve / (Aka - Co Bee )MRFNAug 1980 – Mar 1984A GangI worked in the machine shop. Great time in my life.
Tuten, JohnMM2Aug 1, 1980 – May 1, 1985AWorked in Steam & Heat & AC&R Shops. Most of the time did Supply P.O. Work. Famous (or Infamous) for flooding out the Chief's Mess trying to fix a Hot Water Heater and dropping a Bucket On MMC Thiebeu's (sp) Head. Am now a Pharmaci
Hook, AnthonyFTMSNAug 1, 1980 – Feb 22, 1983DeckFire Control Tech on the Basic Point Defense Missile System
Hoffis, LouisAT1(AW)Aug 1, 1980 – Aug 1, 1983AIMDI was assigned to Avionics shop. Great memories aboard the Saipan. LHAs turned out to be great ships for liberty and serving abroad. Made some great friends whom I remember fondly.
Lee, TerrenceMMAug 16, 1980 – Jan 1, 1982Main Propulsion MPDivision Had a lot of good times aboard and also some bad times, but my shipmates were all the best. Looking for anyone from Main control during 1980-1982 Would love to hear from any of my shipmates.
Shafer, SteveAG1Aug 24, 1980 – Nov 20, 1981weather office -oaEnjoyed most of the time 'cept the last month so i retired. XO thought i was too fat. Sooo I got out before he kicked me out..
Faulkner, JohnCORPORALAug 25, 1980 – Feb 27, 198134th mau Remember the Tunisia troops that smelt so bad?? Norway,Kenya, Diego Garcia, Shellback? What a cruise. The hostage's in Iran getting released. Thought for sure we were going to Iran...Probably should have now that I look back. Semper Fi
Shafer, SteveAG 1Aug 26, 1980 – Nov 21, 1981Weather Officeretied from the LHA 2
Cook, PaulLCPLAug 28, 1980 – Mar 3, 19811st. battalion 8th marine reg.
Bradt, RandyAG2Sep 1980 – Apr 1984OperationsIt's been a long time since I served, and I very much look forward to communicating with some of my old friends.
Errington, JohnDS2Sep 1980 – Aug 1982OEEnjoyed my time on Board. Operated the MARS station during two Med cruises. Hard to believe I got to see her when she was young and left at her first refit. It's a shame the old gal is gone.
James, DonABH 2ndd Class Petty OfficerSep 6, 1980 – Nov 12, 1982B! Division Flight DeckI enjoyed serving on the Saipan, it was an excellent learning experience> The commanding superiors were excellent and the crew I served with were outstanding.
Wilton Jr, William Willygmg/sarSep 27, 1980 – Feb 4, 1982deck f divtrying to find old shipmates that served together
House, TimothyABH-1Oct 8, 1980 – Oct 10, 1981Air/V-1While on board I was the Crash and Salvage LPO. The V-1 CPO was ABMC Kennedy
Harvey, FrankDP2Oct 10, 1980 – Jun 12, 1982OD
McMillen, MarkMS3Nov 1980 – Jul 1983S-2
Martinez, JohnASM2Nov 1980 – Jul 1983AIMDI circled the globe and became a Shellback during the first year of my enlistment and Saipan was a big part of that. Also did 3 med cruises during my stay on her. Memories that have stayed with me over the years.
Vega, JoseMS3Dec 1980 – Aug 1984S2It was great. Met a bunch of crazy guys that knew how to have a good time. It was an honor serving with all of them.
Seabra, LuisDec 5, 1980 – Dec 16, 1980portuguese marine
Soppe, PeterMM3Dec 29, 1980 – Jun 2, 1983MPWorked in both Main & aft eng rooms What a great 3 yrs Hope to talk to someone who I served with.

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