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USS Essex (LHD 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Essex (LHD 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 427 crew members registered for the USS Essex (LHD 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 2000 | 2001 – 2003 | 2004 – 2005 | 2006 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Martinez, Dennis profile iconIC31995 – 1996E
Rasbury, John (Razzzle)MM2Jan 5, 1995 – Jun 1, 1997P-1great time on this ship.
Kahler Jr, JamesMR 2/E-5Jan 5, 1995 – Feb 18, 1998R-DivisionMachine Shop
Bratton, KeithABJan 7, 1995 – Sep 25, 1997V-3
Reid, Chuckmm3Jan 13, 1995 – Jul 25, 1998P-1Only and last ship. Lots of memories and pals. P-1 Lower level. Cromwell, Jackson, Puzon, Smitty, Davis, Few, Pappa Will, Cheif Duggy Fresh. Miss the friends. Not the job.
Hart, BrandonSH3Apr 1995 – Sep 1998S-3SH1 Robertson (ROBO) Argh! Great ship, great friends, awesome ports of call. Tough schedule...it seemed like we were always out to sea! Much better time than my 8 yrs in the Air Force following my naval service.
Taggart, BrianMR3Apr 12, 1995 – Jul 30, 1997ENG-R ERO6 (mr shop)it didnt seem like it at the time but Essex was the best ship i have ever served on. currently mr2 deployed with NAVELSF in the big sandbox.
Trapsi, MarkABFANApr 17, 1995 – Sep 18, 1998V4/AIREnjoy the cruise and the places i've been. I enjoy the people that i work with flight decks and below decks. I wish I would stay for my shore duty.. Hey Travis Harder your the "ROTTEN APPLE OF V4"
Kelleher, Caoilte/mickMM3Apr 23, 1995 – Jan 4, 1998MP 1Is there anybody out there?
Graham, RossAZ1Apr 30, 1995 – May 1, 1999AIMDReally enjoyed the time that I had when I was there. Trying to locate AM2 Michael Walker AIMD
Abell, ChuckPH1May 1, 1995 – May 1, 1999OZ - PHOTOLAB/JIC/PAOLPO of OZ Division and WCS of Photo Lab. Supervised SITE-TV and PAO. FCPO VP, EAWS Coordinator, 1997 Ship's Sailor of the Year.
Ebeling, JeffE-3 ABFANMay 15, 1995 – May 7, 1998fuelshey everyone
Holden, DukeMM3Jun 1995 – Jul 1998eng. A-gang
Gillies, BruceNCCS/NCCMJun 1, 1995 – Jun 30, 1997NXESSEX Was a great ship. Had a wonderful cruise and made some wonderful shipmates.
Bawar, Romie profile iconSH3Jun 1, 1995 – Aug 1, 1997S-3Enjoyed my last command in the Navy, while homeported in San Diego! Miss my fellow SH's and the the rest of the crew, as well as the Marines when they were onboard. I don't miss filling up the vending machines lol
Daywalt, ShaneMM3Jun 26, 1995 – Nov 27, 1999Engineering
Keller, JayAG2Jun 30, 1995 – May 31, 1998OABest ship in the NAVY!!!
Johnson, FloydEN3/PO3Jun 30, 1995 – Jun 30, 1998Engineering / A Gang
Schneider, ChrisFC3Jul 1995 – Apr 1996CS
Martin, MichaelRM3Jul 18, 1995 – May 15, 1998CommunicationsI am so thankful for my time on the Essex. I was able to meet some amazing people and see some of the world! I wish I could go back and make the choice to stay longer.
Arquillano, QABF3Sep 1995 – Jan 1999Airseen half the world but didnt get to enjoy shore duty. would've been nice handing out towels and bowling ball on the dry side. oh well. i enjoyed almost every moment on that ship, except for that one ABFC that tried to make my life a living hell.
Reese, RobertE-2Sep 1995 – Apr 1998V-4Grapes got to love them.
Pertiller, Arthurms1Nov 11, 1995 – Jul 30, 1998Supply
Mason, ChazIT1(SW)Dec 1995 – Jan 2000CR
Little, JasonABH3Dec 12, 1995 – Dec 12, 1997V-1Good times in sunny San Diego.
Ore, MikeBT1 (SW)1996 – Oct 1999MP1/ OIL LABremember many great times and shipmates/friends.
Williams, ChristopherIT31996 – Jun 2000CRWell I have to say that I had a great time on the ship, made a lot of good friends. Some of which I still keep in touch with. Sometimes I miss being there.
Sweney, SteveET2Jan 1, 1996 – Feb 20, 2000CSThe best place in the house was 200 feet off the water. Not too much brass up there.
McIntosh, NateABH2 WAS ABH3 ON SHIPJan 1, 1996 – Apr 24, 2000V-1Mac...slacker Supereme
Sjothun, CalebE3Jan 1, 1996 – Aug 19, 1996DeckWas only aboard a short time, but made lots of friends. John Jenkins, if you see this drop me a line!!!
Naputo, FelipeEM3Jan 1, 1996 – Oct 10, 1999Engineer
Michalski, MichaelE3 AirmanJan 15, 1996 – Dec 23, 1999V-3I had a good experience with friends and seeing other countries. Good memories with the 2 Westpacs I was on. Sydney, Australia was a favorite place to visit. Etc.
Apostol, AndrewMSCM(SW)Jan 26, 1996 – Jul 31, 1998SUPPLYHello ESSEX crew!!!
Brower, Don (Shipwreck)YNSNFeb 14, 1996 – Oct 17, 1998Ship's Admin, Eng, Supply
Jacobsen, JohnAO3Feb 19, 1996 – Oct 19, 1999CWwow its been for ever hows everyone doing?
Lancaster, BrianDC3Mar 1996 – Mar 9, 1998where is chris lopez ht3
Wood, Richsmsa woodMar 1996 – Sep 1997navigationDamn I miss this old girl... What I wouldn't give to walk around u 1 more time... 😊
Carter, MattIT2Mar 1, 1996 – Jun 6, 2000CR/C4, MAALoved it. Wish I had stayed. Miss all the guys in ADP. Don't miss working on Suadps and Nalcomis. Got out before She left for Sasebo. Had no interest in going to Japan.
Davis, CharlieMMFNMar 5, 1996 – Mar 4, 2000I WAS A ATL REPRESENT 'N FN ONBOARD WITH MY BOYS FEW,JACKSON,MCBRIDE AND BROOKS IN P-1 AND P-2. HAD ALOT OF FUN ON THAT SHIP ,MY 1ST COMMAND AND RENLISTMENT ON THERE. NOW I'M AN MM1SW/AW ONBOARD USS JFK-CV-67 IN FLA. WASSUP TO MMCM FRESH
Tooley, VinceBT2 (SW)Mar 17, 1996 – Mar 14, 2000p-2 and p-1I survived and retired in 2002 as a BT1. Did a year as a QA on the JFK in Jacksonville. Now setting happy in South Dakota with my 27 year old airforce Vet wife. Life is good. Looking for Mr. Kibildis, or any pit snipes Miss the cruises.
Hauger, Shawn (Hogdawg)YN3Mar 21, 1996 – Sep 25, 1999ships admin, air , engineer
Green, StacyBT3May 1, 1996 – Nov 1997P-2Yo I like to say whats up to everybody in P-1 & P-2 on West Pac 1996.We still holding down Patterson,Twin,Forbes,Des,Russ,and Sutherland if any one wants to contact them cats email me. Green in Cincinnati sgreen002@cinci.rr.com.
Christison, DennisE3-E5Jun 13, 1996 – Jul 1, 2000E
Hubbs, MatthewAT3Jul 1, 1996 – Aug 2, 1997
Harrison, Waymond (Big Soda)OS2(SW)Jul 23, 1996 – Jun 23, 2001OIWhats up from DC people. Working as a contractor at ONI.
Matzinger, GordonABH3Aug 1, 1996 – Aug 1, 1999V-5
Foulk, JamesENCSep 1, 1996 – Jul 4, 2001Auxiliary DivisonReaching out to all my buddies are the S-6 I left their terminal cancer 2001 cents then I am cancer free I still have 38 tubers but they are in active I now work for Erie Pennsylvania Boiler Plant at the VA hospital and it's a dream job
Grzybowski, CoreyEW2Sep 12, 1996 – Jan 24, 2000OW
Williams, ChristopherIT3Oct 1996 – Jun 2000CRI really did enjoy my time while there, at time I miss it. I still keep in touch with some of the people from the ship.
Kolstad, AdamHT3Oct 10, 1996 – Jun 1, 2000RepairEnjoyed my time here. Miss the friends I made. Was worth the 4 years.
Alcantar, Alex profile iconDS1Dec 1996 – Dec 1997CDOnly spend a year aboard ship but I do truly miss it. The people were great as was the command. Pulled off due to too much sea time (can you believe it) & transferred to USS VANDEGRIFT FFG-48 for homeport change Yokosuka
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