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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 433 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

Helbick, RyanMM1(SW)2004 – 2007AThe Black Pearl, enjoyed the Okinawa 500
Waraczynski, JoshuaABH3Jan 2004 –V-1
Johanson, Cody "joe"MM2Jan 2004 – Jul 2007ENG / AThe best time of your life that you never want to have again.
Buehner, DavidAC1Feb 2004 – Dec 2005OCDamn, we had a blast on this tub. Nobody can touch OC on liberty.......
Jasmin, RichardMC2Feb 7, 2004 – Jun 13, 2007mediajust leaving a footprint people from the Pearl can find me at if ya knew on myspace as well.
Peterson, TaraE5/ITFeb 7, 2004 – Feb 1, 2007CBS/CAI hated my job, but loved everything about the navy. Not gonna lie, I think I preferred getting my hands dirty as DCPO more than doing server backups! 🤣
Benavidesespinal, RicoDCFNFeb 12, 2004 – May 25, 2007Eng/RI was locked up in the brig down in the 5 deck. i hated every day of my life on the essex. i woke up lookin at metal everyday, but like someone told me, i wouldnt go back for a Mil dollars but nor would i take it back for a mil. R.I.P DC2
Grier, TiffanyIT3/E-4`Feb 21, 2004 – Aug 1, 2004CA
Sanchez, Luismm3Mar 28, 2004 – Jun 12, 2007mp1It was hell, but i would do it all over again.nothing can ever come close to the experience and friends i got from this place. only the strong will surive and stive on.
Rodriguez, Barbara Aka:pitbullCS3Apr 6, 2004 – Apr 6, 2007Supply S2/S5The black pearl, the stressex... many names, many faces...but they will all say the same ... never quit, stand tall & everything will okay... three years have gone by and they have made me wiser and stronger... no regrets Thank you to all
Jones, MorganBM3(SW)Apr 6, 2004 – Oct 16, 2006deck
Mahan, Andrew (Andy)PR2Apr 11, 2004 – Apr 12, 2007AIMD IM2Essex was my first command. I learned some valuable life lessons and gained some serious appreciation for the smaller things in life.
Hoffman, DavidSNJun 1, 2004 – Jun 13, 2006Deck 1st/3rd
Bryan, DewayneMMCSAug 8, 2004 –THE A TEAM; WE'RE FAMILY!What did you do to fix what concerned you?
Rickey Kitts, RickeyQM3(SW)Sep 2004 – Sep 2007NavigationI enjoyed my time serving on the ESSEX and I am glad I got serve my country. I had some of the best times of my life and made some really good friends. Miss you guys, Hope you are all doing well. GO NAVY!!! YES INDEED!!
Herr, AndrewBM3Sep 19, 2004 – Sep 10, 2007
Kelley, JamesHM3Oct 14, 2004 – Oct 10, 2007Dental
Jones, CharlesE-5Oct 27, 2004 – Oct 26, 2006OCHard Time Good Memories!!
Reynolds, RyanCTO3 / IT3Nov 2004 – Mar 2008Ops / Combat Systems
Feliz, JoseE-5/BM2Nov 6, 2004 – Nov 1, 2006DECK
Bateman, DennisYNCNov 15, 2004 –EXEC/X-1
Boonseng, SomphonANDec 7, 2004 –V-1
Hicks, AmandaAT2Dec 28, 2004 – Jan 18, 2007AIMD-3
Goodman, Bryandcfn2005 – 2007eng rawesome adventure
Williamson, NikkiMMFNFeb 2005 – Apr 23, 2005MP-1I was only there for a couple months because I got injured, but I loved it. Thanks to everyone who helped me and came to visit me in the hospital. Miss you!
Ricks, JohnHT2Feb 2005 – Apr 2008RI learned a lot, and had some great times with the guys from the HT Shop and R Div!
Meyer, KristenMM3Feb 12, 2005 – Feb 1, 2008Athought it was bad when i was there only to come to CVN 72 and find out the Essex was one of the better things in my life!! i miss you guys!!! :)
Hinkamper, ChristoperMM3Feb 16, 2005 – Feb 12, 2008A GangFucking hated everyone but the Hydro Shop, and Some of the EN's.
Sweaney, Cody / Sweet-tittsDC3Feb 26, 2005 – Apr 24, 2008for some reason i cant get away from gators im now on the rusty nickel (lhd-5) and it sucks here too oohh and hey tice, rev. hickey, Rico !!! what up, i miss you guys
Ramirez, ZinoABF2Mar 15, 2005 – Apr 1, 2008V-4had a real fun with this boat.
King, RobertAGANMar 17, 2005 – Mar 17, 2008OA (Metoc)Fun times and hard times, one things for sure, we all have to stick together to get though this command.
Maness, MatthewAD1Mar 21, 2005 –IM2I had a good time right up until the 3 big loser's to control of AIMD. They were sucessfull in destroying my career. But they could never get me kicked out of Japan. Other then that AIMD was cool.
Vogt, MelissaMM3 (SW)Apr 1, 2005 – May 1, 2008MP1/SECWe always had a count down till we would get off the "Stressex", "Black Pearl", Now that we are not there, we wish we could go back. Crazy how that happens.
Geranen, MatthewAT3Apr 29, 2005 –IM3
Mark, JimAG3Jun 6, 2005 –OAThis ship is a grey beast inside and out. We have ourselves an awesome crew, despite having to live in it's belly
Giboney, CrystleCTRSNSep 12, 2005 – Sep 12, 2008OT02It's not as bad as everyone's all about what you make out of your time here.
Dominguez/skriba, NicoleE3/BM3Nov 7, 2005 – Oct 17, 2007DECK 2ndmiss the ship but not much of the people on it except the ones that made me smile. There was too much drama on that ship.
Belicena, Antonio (Tony)E-5 SK2Nov 10, 2005 – Nov 15, 2008S-8its a truckload full of work but it was indeed a well rewarded task. The only thing that I hated about is being away for a long period of time and missing my loved-ones.
Howard, HowardSRNov 21, 2005 – 2008OpsI may have been a fuster cluck, but then, as i am now, i was skilled and adaptable, if not a bit hard headed
Maness, MatthewAD1 (AW/SCW)Nov 25, 2005 – May 31, 2008AIMDBig mistake taking orders to USS StressX. Lucky for me Sasebo Base was able to keep me there till I retired assisting the Command Career Counselor office on base.
Howell, JosieLCPLDec 3, 2005 – Mar 31, 20062/5

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