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USS Valley Forge (CG 50) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Valley Forge (CG 50). 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 495 crew members registered for the USS Valley Forge (CG 50).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1990 | 1991 – 1993 | 1994 – 1995 | 1996 – 1997 | 1998 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

Griswold, ChadSTG21994 – 1997CAI'm proud to have served aboard such a fine ship defined by an outstanding crew. Most of the days aboard were hard, the days that were easy are vivid in memory. CA - Where are all you guys? (Waters and Bettini??) How old is Pops now??
Holt, YancyDCFN1994 – 1995RepairDoes anybody remember the VF Liberty Movement of the early 95 Crib cruise??? I was the one who stole Oscar. Had alot of fun, had one hell of a crew, funny thing is i enjoy times aboard her... Alot of fun and alot of pain.. RIP VF
Raley, WilliamSNJan 1, 1994 – Mar 1, 1995om
Miller, JasonSTG3Feb 1994 – Oct 24, 1997CAMarried with twin daughters. Currently working with the U.S. Border Patrol in Nogales, Arizona. Had some really good times on the Valley Forge.
Griffin, WilliamGMM1 (SW)Feb 10, 1994 – Mar 24, 1994CGI was only onboard Valley Forge for a couple of months I believe, due to an injury I was transfered off, to Nav Sta Security Dept. The end date is not correct, but I had to put something in it
Hughes, JeffFC2(SW)Mar 29, 1994 – Mar 27, 1999CGAlthough I did not realize it, some of my best times at sea were spent aboard the Happy Valley.
Todd, EricGSM3Apr 1994 – Jun 1998MPEnjoyed my time onboard some of the best GSM'S that i learned a great deal from. Miss the comraderie we had on that ship, everyone had a great time. Never forget the 1997 deployment Best by far in my navy career.
Baldueza, ElmsGSE1(SW)Apr 12, 1994 – May 8, 1999MPone of my best times in the navy great liberty buddies too!!
Boxwell, RyanGSMFNMay 1, 1994 – Jan 1, 1996MPI wasnt on the Happy Valley near as long as I would have liked but I enjoyed the time I had there. I met alot of guys that turned out to be some of the best I have ever met. I hated being in the engineroom but thats the breaks.
Burnett, Kerwin J. "Congo"IT3May 6, 1994 – Jun 15, 1999OPSAfter coming back drunk one time too many, it was home and the best looking woman in the world.
Kent, JeffreyGMM3Jun 15, 1994 – Jul 13, 1996CombatHad a blast with a great bunch of friends. Would do it all over again exactly the same.
Koval, JasonIT2Jul 1994 – Aug 1998OCA great Crew and a great ship - minus big red - for those that remember. Be safe be strong and always rule with an iron fist!
Brower, Donald (Don)CTR1(SW)Jul 5, 1994 – Jul 7, 1997OM
Athans, KennethGMG1Aug 1994 – Aug 1997CGAn amazing ship manned by the finest sailors in the fleet!! Valley Girl will truly be missed.
Nielson, WesleyE-4/EMAug 5, 1994 – Oct 18, 1997E
Wilson, Timothy "Moose"EN3Aug 11, 1994 – Aug 1996AuxilliaryLot of hours logged and missed. But Man I bitched the whole way"
Flores, RogerBM3Aug 17, 1994 – Aug 16, 1997I remember all the great times with some of the best guys I've ever met. Homan,Christian,Asturias,Hood,Key, Brock,George.The rest of you guys know who you are. I guess all those compartment certifications were all for not!!!!
Leyden, HJCTOSR - CTO3Sep 1994 – Sep 1997OMI learned alot, had lot of fun, and was eager to leave. The memories were great it's sad to see her be the first to get decommed.
Gessner, Gravy DavyGSM2 SWOct 1994 – Oct 1995MPI never looked back
Johnson, SteveSMCOct 1994 – May 2000COMWhat a wild 3 1/2" years. I hope you all still have the lousy cruise book I made for the Forge. It is not the ship being gone but you guys being gone that stirs the memories. I live in San Diego with 2 sons. I am now retired. Took 24 years
Nemeth, MichaelBM3Oct 1, 1994 – Jun 1, 1998OD DECK
Homan, MikeBM3Oct 10, 1994 – Jan 5, 1999DeckInspite of all the time wasted, and all those I despised; it was a good run...good time...great ship.
Smith, BrianS2Oct 22, 1994 – Sep 15, 1994deck seamanbest ship ever
Horton, Chris "Styx"GMG 3Oct 22, 1994 – Apr 19, 1995DEck /WeaponsI enjoyed the brief period aboard the ship. I only wish that I had been able to spend more time onboard her .Unfourtunately , illness took me from the Navy early .
Merrick, BobRM3Oct 23, 1994 – Oct 24, 1997OCDoug Manor, Pfin, Ham, Santee, Scoony, Mikuta, Halderman, Essig, Looney, Koval, Hood, Ruiz, Reynolds, ET2Mike, Phil, OS1Bob, Protsman, Nielson, all great guys. Still talk to Looney, Ham, Manor, Hood. Email
Essig, Michael"Wonderbread"RM3Nov 1994 – Dec 1999OCEmail: to anyone i worked with. Now too all i met on the happy valley, it was rough at times but also great at times. I learned alot from all my co-workers and friends. I was the sports guy on 3 deployments.
Spickes, MichaelOS3Nov 1994 – Feb 1995OPSOnly there for a few months. Cool ship, though!
Bustamante, HelmutmssnNov 4, 1994 – Nov 4, 1998s2what a ship good and bad, was up to all the homeboys
Roberts, ThomasGMG3Dec 1994 – Sep 1997CGBest ship ever...we all had good times travelling the 7 seas together. Question?? who played NAVY SEAL in Rodman Panama and attacked the shipping lanes after a long night on the town?
Branch, Robert ClaySK3Dec 1994 – Jul 1998SupplyNever thought I would look back fondly on my time in the Navy. But I have to admit, I met some great individuals I'd like to reconnect with.
Day, JosephSADec 12, 1994 – Sep 6, 1996DeckI think i am still high from the paint fumes. we must have painted that ship a hundred times or more. it is hard to believe the old girl is not on the water anymore. i met good people on board and will never forget the good times.
Eide, Ernesto "ernie"IC31995 – Jul 1997CEWho got left behind in Australia? Who fell off the boat and survived? Your mail is in the tower. Come and get it!! Email me CE Division:
Lutes, DavidCTR11995 – 1996OM
Hoang, TuanET31995 – 1998CEAs I look back after 20 years, it was an honor to serve with all you. Shawn, I think ET1 Simmons ran off with the Nintendo😊
Gomes, CortneyOS2Jan 1, 1995 – Nov 15, 1999OIMy time on the Valley Forge was the most memorable of my career. Everything I have learned while serving was on that ship. The closest friends and most influential people of my career and life was while serving aboard her.
Korpi, DavidHMC(SW)Jan 20, 1995 – Mar 17, 1998MedicalWas an interesting time on the VALLEY FORGE, alot of underway time on this ship. We had a real good group of CPOs, it was a challenging job, I had a lot of fun.
McPherson, DonGMM3Jan 26, 1995 – Jan 25, 1999CMI had a blast and have many happy memories. We saw the world together, and showed the world the best ship in the fleet. Oh ya, and the MK 26 missile was the main protection for the ship and whatever other ships we were protecting!
Whitaker, Michael (Chris)GM2Feb 1995 – Jun 1997CGGood Ship, Good crew. You never seem to remember the good times untill they have past. Service well done.
Griffith, Dale BM3Mar 1995 – Aug 10, 1998DeckLots of good friends and memories good luck to all.
McLaughlin, BillSK1 (SW/AW)Mar 15, 1995 – Mar 15, 1999S-1 DIVISIONI MISS MY SHIPMATES OF VALLEY FORGE WE WERE TIGHT CREW........
Bandy, BenjaminET 2Apr 2, 1995 – Nov 27, 1997CE
Protsman, ScottE-5 GSE2Apr 5, 1995 – Apr 12, 2001MPHad an eye opening experiance on the "Happy Valley" I learned a great deal and I have seen some outstanding liberty Ports. Now that I am out, I miss being out to sea.
Protsman, ScottUSS VALLEY FORGEApr 14, 1995 – Apr 3, 2000MPWhat to say, well I will get back on this one.
Stanfill, GarryFC2May 1995 – Jun 1999CF
Nadermann, FrankDC2(SW)May 4, 1995 – Jul 9, 1998RepairIt was one of the best commands I have ever been to. Awesome C.O, both of them, never had so many swim calls in my whole career then I did on the Forge. Great experience.
Gonzales, Reed "Gonzo"HT3May 5, 1995 – Feb 5, 1997RBest experience of all my commands. CDR Keer was the best CO I ever had...too bad he got in trouble. Best experiences were in P.I. with DC2 Andersen, MR1 Perry and DC1 Tyson. Other great shipmates were MS3 Stone, DC2 Flannigan, and HT3 Bondie.
Stone, DanielMS3May 15, 1995 – May 25, 1997S-2Second and final ship. Honorably Discharged. Returned to Japan on the JET Program. Currently residing in Columbus, OH.
Hamilton, MichaelGMM3May 17, 1995 – Jun 29, 1997CM
Culbertson, Jon profile iconIC2Jun 1, 1995 – Jun 1, 1997CEGreat Shipmates, Great Command.
Thomas, Nickms2Jun 10, 1995 – Oct 1, 1998supplyI got out in 98, but still a navy man
Barrett, TomGSMFNJul 1995 – Apr 1997mpThis was the best ship in the fleet. I had the best time of my life on this ship. I think CDR. Keer was the best co of all. I will always remember my times on the Vally Forge.
James, TroyDCCS (SW) RETJul 10, 1995 – Jul 10, 1999RepairI miss the good times, if anybody remembers me give me a call (707) 456-9224 I'm retired and living the life of a "Man of Leisure" in Nor-Cal
Siefert, JeremieOS3Aug 1, 1995 – Feb 1, 1997OIWasn't there long but I had a lot of fun with some cool peeps. I just found out about the decom. That sucks.If anyone knows where to find a pic of the teamwork 97 missile shoot that was published in the sd paper please email. dead_possum@comcast.n
Pittman, JeremyE-3/ BMOct 1995 – Mar 1998decki missthe great people and experiences i had when i was on the valley forge
Perry, ToddMR1(SW)Oct 1995 – Oct 1997RepairI retired using the Navy TERA program. The best thing I could have done. I do have fond memories of my time on board.
Kilgour, KrisFC2(SW)Nov 28, 1995 – Feb 10, 2000FCSpent some of the best times ever on the Forge. Sometimes wish I was back there now.
West, ShawnET2Dec 1995 – Jan 1999CEWow, first to go! Had so many good times on the Happy Valley. Sorry I had to leave early! I wonder who has my Super Nintendo and Mario Cart? Shoot me an email!

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