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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 507 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 – 1992 | 1993 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – 1998 | 1999 – 2000 | 2001 – 2002 | 2003 – now

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.
Eide, ErnestoIC-3Mar 1995 – Jul 7, 1997CEGOLDEN SHELLBACKS!!It was a privilege knowing these hard working people. Mail call up in CE division.
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!
Salyer, Joey "Hacker"OS21996 – 2000OISome of the best memories of my life were during the time I spent on the Valley Forge. May not have realized it then, but I do now. Very sad to see her decom'd.
Peterson, MarkHM2(SW)1996 – 1999MH
Shipek, MaxEN3 (SAR Swimmer)1996 – Jun 1999PC DivisionVery unique time aboard. Captain created a new division to maintain the computers while at sea and called it the PC Division, taking personnel from all rates and ranks of whoever had the most computer experience.
Bassett, CortezMSSNJan 6, 1996 – Sep 23, 1998S-2Had some good times on this ship. If you'd like to get in contact with me, my e-mail is
Rascoe, Jay "tabasco Rascoe"OS3Jan 10, 1996 – Oct 7, 2000Operation SpecialistStories to tell for the rest of my life. Hope to hear from any of my old friends.
Clark, Robertgse3Jan 16, 1996 – Aug 8, 1999mpwhat can i say, i hated it when i was in, and i miss it most now i'm out
Cervantes, MelSNFeb 1, 1996 – Oct 1, 1998DECKI would like to get in contact with the cool ass shipmates I met on board.
Carrell, BryanOS2Feb 18, 1996 – Jul 17, 1999OIWow! Mixed feelings...been off the ship for almost 10 years...miss it...yeah...glad its at the bottom of the ocean...yeah...take the good with the bad right?
Daniels, NolanEWSNApr 1996 – Feb 13, 1998Good memories. I was young and dumb back then and regret a few things but I don't regret the friends I made and the memories I keep.
Beale, ChristopherIC 3Apr 9, 1996 – Apr 13, 1999CE Had a blast ecspecially playing mario cart. Had fun with all the fellow Ce division guys even the ET'S Just kidding. Hope all of you are doing well.
Gomez, ErnestoDC3Apr 15, 1996 – Nov 15, 1998Rnow that i think back at the time when i was on the valley forge, i realize that those were some of the best times of my now a police officer in L.A.whats up! morcha,bustamante,cervantes,clark,flannagan,bondie,asturias,sales,best.
Boes, JasonOS2May 1996 – Oct 1999OIWhat's up to all the OS's and sailors that I served with onboard the Forge. Had a lot of fun and great memories. Well, some of those memories were a little faded, but at least I had fun.
Lawler, PatOS1Jun 1, 1996 – Jun 1, 1999OIIf you know of any OI personnel that were onboard then, please send me their email address. Thanks
Rodriguez, Paul "Goldenrod"OS2Aug 11, 1996 – Feb 12, 2000OperationsGood to see that the hull may be gone, but the ship lives on!! Guys, I hope you've all been blessed after all this time.
Coleman, FreddieE-5Aug 15, 1996 – Jul 3, 1998S-2
Ricci, ChrisRM3Dec 1996 – Jan 2000OCThank God my time is over! I HATED the Navy but made some good friends on Valley Forge. RM1 Starks and RM2 Hamilton were the coolest guys and Essig...well he was the junkfood junkie!
Kennedy, JosephBM1 (sw)Dec 1996 – Jun 1999DeckI miss all the good times I had with all the "COWBOYS". "COWBOY UP" to all of you.
Ricci, ChrisRM3Dec 1996 – Jan 2000OCBest and worst of times on Happy Valley. Couldn't have worked with better guys like Koval, Starks, and Bryant.
Solares, DavidEN2 (SW)Dec 19, 1996 – May 5, 2000A-GANG!I learned so much on this ship, and made some cool friends i will never forget all the memories, i thank all my shipmates for being so cool.

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