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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

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.
Greer, Jre21997 – Nov 13, 1998operationswould like to meet some old shipmates that havent seen in a long time
Taylor, Shawn profile icondeck/e-2Jan 1997 – Oct 7, 1997deckmy first and only ship i served on sad to hear that it was decomed
Smith, JerryFCCS(SW)Feb 4, 1997 –CF/CSMCGlad to be a part of the history of VALLEY FORGE. Many life long friends made. Was a sad evening 30 Aug 2004...when the lights went out on the mast. More than a ship...She was home.
Carson, CharlesGSM3Feb 12, 1997 – Jun 14, 0200MPWhat a ship this was, lots of cool people served on it when i was there. Still think it is a hunk of crap
Smith, Mike "Gq"LTFeb 12, 1997 – Oct 1, 1998COMMOIn my brief experience as a SWO, there has never been, nor do I think there will be, a more talented, cohesive, sierra hotel team of professionals in the fleet. We were all shipmates, and above all else, we were all friends. Hats off to VFG!
Landers, CamET3Apr 1997 – Mar 2000CEI miss the happy valley some times. I miss the guys in CE, Crabtree, Luke, Hayman, Ecklof, Womack. You guys were great! Heres hoping that everyone is doing well and is happy!
Good, CIT2Apr 1997 – Jan 2000OCGreat ship with a 1 class crew! Sad to see her gone before her time. The good news is that we keep her alive inside.
Marquez, AlvinGSM1(SW)Jun 15, 1997 – Jun 15, 1999MP Awesome ship with great crew on board except "GSMC Brinkman".(Navy's big mistake)
Gosselin, Norm "Goose"PO1/CTR1(SW)Jun 28, 1997 – Jul 1, 2000OMExcellent Ship and sad to see it decommissioned.
Graham, ScottSTGCSJul 1, 1997 – Jul 1, 2001CAMy best memories of my service are onboard the USS VALLEY FORGE!!!
Heames, JeffreyLTJul 25, 1997 – Mar 15, 1999FIRST and ONLYI am not alone when I say that VALLEY FORGE was someting special. It has been an honor and privelage to serve wtih such a great crew on such a fine ship. And though her days are numbered, she will always have a fond place in my heart. THANK YOU.
Hampton, Vaughn (Hampdog)OS2Aug 28, 1997 – Sep 2, 2002OINever forget the VFG, those of you that were there know what I'm talking about. Loved the crew and the ship the good with the bad.
Saucedo, EricQM3Oct 1997 – Jan 8, 2001nngood times
Clement, Quinton "clem"HM3 (SW)Oct 1997 – Apr 1999MHO1/ DECKIt was probably the greatest times of my life. Great friends and great places we went....
Henderson, Joel "Hendo"BMSNOct 25, 1997 – Sep 25, 1999DeckSaw many faces and went many places. Was shocked to hear of her decommissioning, despite her being my 2nd ship I considered her my 1st home away from home.
Crabtree, GregET2(SW)Nov 1997 – Oct 2001CEIf the minimum wasn't acceptable it wouldn't be called the minimum.
Terry, Dennis / Chuck Or ChuckyE-4Nov 1997 – Jul 28, 2001s-3worked with some very interesting people during my time on "happy valley". had great times in the supply department. i work in corrections as a officer now.
Riddell, Joe "flash"CTR1(SW)Nov 26, 1997 – Dec 25, 2000OMI was helping my son w/a school project on his heritage and looked up the Forge and was shocked to see that it was recently decom'd. Sad to hear this! I served w/alot of great men on that ship and wish all who served on her the best!!!
Matlock, DanFNDec 1997 – Oct 7, 2000mpsome of the darkest times of my life
Abrao, JasonDC2Dec 1997 – Jul 2001RI don't know how I survived some of the port calls during SouthPac 2000!
Romana, AnthonyMS3Dec 1, 1997 – Nov 9, 2001S-2What can I say about the forge. Good times , bad times , worse times, the best times. I remember my friends, Rudolpho Valasquez, Dao Nguen , Manny Villanueva, Everet Lloyd, Charlie Charleston , Bill Savere . And much mor
Meyers, AndrewE-6/IT1Dec 10, 1997 – Oct 3, 2001OCI met and learned from alot of people on this ship especially during my ESWS qualification. I have made alot of friends and still keep in touch with some. My division was awesome and everyone worked together as a team.
Arnold, Jay "Arnie"QM2Dec 12, 1997 – Nov 10, 2001Navigation Well for those who served with me on the Forge, had some great times, it was a pleasure to serve with you, hopefully to see some of you in my navy career

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