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USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23). 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 192 crew members registered for the USS Lewis B. Puller (FFG 23).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1982 | 1983 – 1986 | 1987 – 1991 | 1992 – 1996 | 1997 – now

Manuel, LorenHT1-HTC1978 – 1980REPAIR
Rebman, GeorgeGSM-11979 – 1981Main PropulsionAny members of the commissioning crew of USS Lewis B Puller who would like to contact me are welcome to email me at
Saldutti, TonyHT 21980 – 1984repairAny shipmate send me an email.
Reynolds, WarrenET21980 – 1982CS-4Plankowner. Great times, good memories. Would like to hear from the crew.
Neal, JamesBM3Mar 1980 – Jul 1985Plank Owner I was hand picked while in boot camp San Diego by BMCM Kennith R. Adams reported to the puller before it was commisioned ( I WAS THERE WHEN THEY LAID COIN UNDER THE MAST) Shortly after commisioning my brouther mark was assigned.
Valenti, BillGSE1/GSECJun 1980 – Sep 1985EngineeringGreat time, strong Eng team. Lost contact after retirement.
Sutlive, TomFTM2Aug 20, 1980 – Apr 5, 1985CS3I enjoyed my time and memories on the LBP. I remember when the Wabash hit the Soviet sub during deceptive lighting drills during our first WeastPac.
McElrath, Parker Macbm2Sep 10, 1980 – Jul 27, 1985sco-3plank owner
Malmborg, JeffFTM3Feb 1, 1981 – Jan 2, 1984
McReynolds, MikeET-2Mar 1981 – Apr 1983Combat SystemsWow... great to see all the old names. Been a looooong time. Remember the PreCom times living out in town? Being cut loose for the day and on the sandy beaches before noon? Remember the softball games for PT with the obligatory keg(s)?
Dean, JohnRM2Apr 1, 1981 – Oct 18, 1984SC2Plankowner. Great memories that I'll always cherish. Always hoped to see her again someday.
Ritter, FrankOS2 AND OS1May 1981 – Jun 1985OIPLANKOWNER, ASAC
Miller, PaulFTM2Jun 1981 – May 1982Fire Control - MK92Living in Va - Just trying to find so old mates - was on the commissioning crew in 81 - also served on the copeland - got out in 85
Hower, DaleETCSJun 1981 – Jul 1985CS4My first assignment to a ship that had me in charge of a bunch of great young technicians. I don't recall ever working on the gear, those guys repaired what ever broke down. A great tour with great memories.
Kernitzki, JohnOS1Jun 20, 1981 – Sep 10, 1985CS1
Schroeder, KenSM2Jul 1981 – Jul 1984SCPlank owner.
Zurmely, GeorgeEN-2Jul 5, 1981 – Jul 5, 1985EngineeringPlankowner, was hand picked while still in boot.Was on board for her 1st west pac. what a blast becoming a shell back. Sure do miss all the old buddies And all the partying, will never forget all the ports.
Overby, KyleGMGSNJul 20, 1981 – Mar 25, 1984CS-3Some great memories, some not so great. Made some good friends. Made some enemies.Ed Dimock was probably the most decent guy I knew during my entire navy tour.Ray Brandt, & Rob Boatright were also solid. Others. No room!
Boatright, RobertET2 -> ET1 -> ET2Aug 1, 1981 – Sep 1, 1985CS-4"What a long, strange trip it's been". The Navy offered an education, I took it, and had some great times along the way. Electronics has been very good to me. Semper Fi, Chesty!
Clarence, ClarenceGMCOct 15, 1981 – Jul 9, 1984SC03Great Ship!!
Smith, MichaelRM/E-3Nov 1981 – Mar 1983PLANK OWNER
McKee, RossET1(SW)Nov 1981 – Aug 1985CS-4Great Times wasted on (in) my youth. Still sailing. Living in SoCal. Proud to have served with all my shipmates, twidgets, snipes bos'n's, Os, Goats, feathermerchants, QMs, Sigs, and to have earned my good conduct before my tenth year.
Morris, Steven profile iconPC3Nov 1981 – Aug 1, 1984X DivisionPLANKOWNER!!! I was the Postal Clerk for the first cruise the Puller went on. Can't believe it has been 25 years ago. Would love to hear from anyone from that first cruise.
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Fiel, RobertSK2Nov 13, 1981 – Nov 20, 1985S-1PLANKOWNER
Irving, K. DanielFTM11982 – 1984CS-3PlankOwner, now retired FCCS(SW)
Marshall, RalphE31982 – 1985deck
Marshall, JohnEW31982 – 1984CS1Came aboard while she was still in the shipyard in Long Beach as an E3. Had a great West-Pac in '84 then transferred to the USS Oldendorf DD-972. Hard to believe both ships have been used for target practice!
Castner Jr, BruceHt21982 – 1984EngineeringPlease feel free to use the email I put. Looking for past sailors that I was stationed with. In Hawaii and onboard the uss Lewis b puller ffg23.
Thomas, EricEW1/EWCMar 1982 – Jun 1985CS1PLANKOWNER & among first group of CHIEFS selected aboard. GREAT TOUR !!!
Boggs, ScottSTG2Apr 2, 1982 – Jun 27, 1987CS2
Boggs, ScottSTG2Apr 2, 1982 – Jun 27, 1987SonarWhat is everybody doing? Love to hear from those from the two deployments. West-Pac '84 & '86. Remember the drag queens in Portland? I am one of the forgotten forty in the Philipines, WestPac '86.
Saum, RandyDS2Jun 1982 – Oct 1985CS-4Ghost from the past. Doesn't seem like 20 years ago.
Schaublin, MikeSTG3Jul 1982 – Jan 1985Combat SystemsEnjoyed my years on FFG-23 and WestPac '84. Saw many names of shipmates and friends I served with back in the day.
Davis, KeithHT2Jul 7, 1982 – Jul 7, 1985E3Living quiet in the smokies
Follett, SkipFTM3Aug 1982 – Nov 1985CS-3good times and some not so good,more good.
Tosh, LeoEW2Sep 23, 1982 – Sep 23, 1985CS1
Schmitz, WarrenEM2Oct 1982 – Jan 1987E-1Cowboy Up. The FORGOTTEN 40. Stranded in Subic. The Hammered Club.
McGill, KevinE-3Nov 1982 – May 1984SC03Had some good experiences onboard. Deck crew were a solid bunch of guys,enjoyed workimg with them.
Ruben, H.GMM 1Nov 1, 1982 – Oct 1, 1985Combat Systems
Nance, Jeff (Jj)STG3Dec 20, 1982 – Dec 18, 1985sonarhad a good three years on the ship. hey boggs where townsley and your good friend moto and chief keyes??

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