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USS Guam (LPH 9) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Guam (LPH 9). 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 858 crew members registered for the USS Guam (LPH 9).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1965 | 1966 – 1968 | 1969 – 1971 | 1972 – 1973 | 1974 – 1975 | 1976 | 1977 – 1978 | 1979 – 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1996 | 1997 – now

Giorno, KenET21974 – 1978OE01
White, JonRM31974 – 1977OpsHad a great time for the most part. Lived hard, but eased up enough to last til 1985 as a DS. Saw 50 men die on the Guam. 49 at Barcelona, and SN King on deck. May God rest their souls.
Henry, StephenL131974 – 1977L13
Capehart, Lee profile iconCPLJan 1974 – 19782nd Mar DivNever will forget the Friendships & bonds made during that Med Cruise. The Names escapes me now, but the faces are always with me. Lost some good men on 17 Jan. '77. SEMPER FI.
Bailey, JimIC2Jan 3, 1974 – May 24, 1977E
Stephens, Richard (Rick)DP2Jan 3, 1974 – Sep 12, 1977S-72 Med Cruises; thru the Suez to Kenya; survived the Barcelona accident. See a lot of names that are bringing back a lot of good memories. I wish you all fair winds and following seas.
Reinhart, SteveDP2Jan 4, 1974 – Aug 16, 1977S-7Aboard for 2 Med deployments, GTMO, Barcelona accident, trip to Kenya, through Suez Canal. Currently a colonel in USAF, commanding a medical group.
Galbraith, AlanDP2Jan 20, 1974 – Sep 12, 1976S72 MED cruises including the one with the accident in Barcelona. Amazing to see familiar names. Walked down the plank for the last time with Rick 1974
Falkenstein, GarySK-2Feb 1974 – Jul 1977S-6Served with the best, young fun filled time for Me.
Sarno, PaulETR2Feb 1974 – Oct 1978OEMade 3 Med Cruises. I was one of the Photographers for the Cruise books. Did a lot of growing up, faced death, repaired a lot of electronic equip, made a lot of friends, got an education that you couldn't buy anywhere.
Schulte, PatrickDP2Feb 1974 – Sep 1977S 7Great seeing the names of old shipmates. Dowdy, Reinhart, Galbraith, Stephenson, & Falkenstein. Worked for gov"t after Navy in San Diego. Move back to Rochester MN in 1994 and bought a grocery store. IT WAS A BLAST!!
Nunley, HowardABHCMar 7, 1974 – Sep 9, 1974V1Flight Deck Chief
Dickerson, ClarenceAC2Apr 1974 – Jul 19, 1975Air Operation AC2Hey John, I hope you see this.
Porto, FrankHTFNApr 1974 – Jun 29, 1975R- Div.I was 17 when i was stationed on the Guam, i had a tough time in my personal life at that time,a time in my life i wasn't very proud of. But i met a lot of good people that i'll never forget HT-1 William Dunn and crew.
Dawson, Robert G. DawsonGMG 2Apr 15, 1974 – Sep 16, 1977FoxDid two Med Cruises, was there for the Barcelona accident the changeing of the aircraft elevator, GITMO, crossing the equator, and so much more.After the Guam I went into Reserves and retired from there as a CPO in 1997
Holmes, David profile iconAWANMay 1974 – Jun 1975Sea Control UnitMy first ship, will always remember her.
Arnett, PatEN1May 1, 1974 – May 1, 1977AI like to remember the good times playing music for the crew. Known as Tennessee Donnie D & Alabama Arnie. Tommy Koval, our drummer, I will miss forever. Was 1st Class Petty Officer for the boat that was hit. Like to hear from you.
Foreman, Larry LAK3May 16, 1974 – May 16, 1976S-6I served with Gary Geddling, Norman Carpenter, Bobby Word, CW04 Preti, Dennis Kirkendall, Maurice Vanison, Dennis Howe, Lance Sweeten, and many more. Please feel free to contact me and talk old times.
Medrano, JoeTM2Jul 13, 1974 – Jul 13, 1975Fox ,WeaponsWorked with BPDSMS (Missle system). Took a tour to the Med. Best time got to see alot of places.
Smith, Sam (Smitty)BM2Aug 1, 1974 – Apr 1, 1978DeckDid two Med's. Was on the beach during the 77 accident. Boat crew most of the last two years. Captains Coxswain for a while, until a small Captains Mast.
Smith, Sam (Smitty)BM2Aug 1, 1974 – Jan 7, 1978Deck
Nesbitt, HarryPNSNAug 7, 1974 – Dec 14, 1977NXBoxed inGuam Smokers! Chec me out on Facebook.
Vance, RonaldAMS1Aug 31, 1974 – May 1, 1977V-2
Anderson, Shane DawgSNSep 1974 – Apr 26, 1976DeckI was a boat coaxswain, drove liberty boats, always hanging over the side of the ship painting,grinding, and or tying knots. Hung out on the fan tail quite often. Seemed to always trying to stay out of trouble. .
Hill, Steven (Haircut)E-3Sep 1974 – Sep 1975DECKI was only there for a short while.It sure was a wild time!!!
Underhill, DonPN2Nov 1974 – Jul 1977PersonnelI served on board the Guam in the Personnel Department. I remember most of men listed here. I have a lot of good memories and stories. I hope you are all well and blessed.
Cabaniss, NealHM2Nov 1, 1974 – Dec 4, 1977H MedicalMy first ship and a lot of good memories. Hello to all my shipmates. See alot of familiar names. Steve Akerman, Dave Perotti and "Doc" Kahn. Hope you all are well. Retired from the Navy in 1995.
Holman, DannyBM3Nov 14, 1974 – Nov 14, 19772NDBest times ever met the best friends one could meet, was @ Barcelona Spain where we lost a lot of good men, I often think about those guys.
Philbrick, MikeMMFNNov 24, 1974 – Jun 21, 1975M
Cotto Nieves, EduardoQM 21975 – Jun 5, 1978NavigationDiv. Officer LComander Gary Pluckett, The Navy's best. We'll never forget Barcelona.
McGarry, ChrisYN31975 – 1977Engineering Log Room YeomanMed Cruise. Naples, Barcelona, Kenya, GITMO. On board during Barcelona mishap. Would like to hear from you guys that remember me on that cruise.
Fleming, JerryRM11975 – 1979CRRemember Barcelona
Waldsmith, ShaneMMFN1975 – 1977engineering
Matthews, MikeDS21975 – 1977S-7Shipyard Philladelphia, Gitmo, Barcelona accident, Kenya. I was just about to step aboard the boat in Barcelona when the Chief put his arm on my chest and said, no more. Thanks Chief.
Bancroft, Jr, MyronAO31975 – 1978FOX It was great to see some names I haven't thought about in years. Steve, Todd, Brian, Randy and Smitty I hope you are all well and life is treating you good.
Herzog, Robert (The Zog)DM31975 – 1977OPI was ships draftsman and worked with the print shop. Painted an American flag in the Forecastle. Was PNA'd for DM2 while onboard. Ironically, a DM1 had to take my billet when my EOS came up. I don't recall his name.
Hughes, NormanEWCS1975 – 1980OIGood ship. Good crew. Great Chief's Mess.
Craig, DavidET11975 – Jun 26, 1978OEServed on board for 4 Med cruises, and was on board during the Barcelona, Spain accident.
Henry, Steve profile iconLithographer1975 – 1977AdminDid two Med Cruises. We also had a pretty good Flag Football team. I was on emergency leave during Barcelona but knew a bunch of the mates we lost. Good to see so many familiar names here.
Gentry, Will (Chip)hm3Jan 1975 – May 1977medicalI was there during the accident. /also looking for Kool Breeeze,Nesbeth,Rara Kelley(B-more)
MacNichol, BruceAT3Jan 1, 1975 – Oct 1, 1978AIMD
Laugtug, LorenPN2Jan 15, 1975 – Dec 21, 1975(Personnel)Would be interested in hearing from guys who were in USS Guam's X-Division in 1975.
Louisignau, Robert/"Louie"Abh3Jan 15, 1975 – Dec 15, 1977V3/V1The most enjoyable two years of my enlistment-served among the finest shipmates I could ask for, and traveled to some amazing and memorable places.
Dowdy, RandallDP2Feb 2, 1975 – Jun 2, 1978S-7Was aboard for the Barcelona LCM boat accident, recieved Meritorious Service Medal for life saving actions on the pier. May they all rest in peace. Retired in 1994 as DPCS(SW).
Clark, CliffordAC-3Feb 10, 1975 – Jul 2, 1978OPERATIONSI was on my first Shore Patrol as an E4 the night of the Barcelona incident.The trip prio to the incident to Kenya was enjoyable, I was also saxophone player in the band we put together. The boating accident claimed our drummer as well as many others
Rounsville, KevinSK3Mar 15, 1975 – Sep 12, 1978S-1/S-6
Reed, William S (Stan)SM3Mar 30, 1975 – Jan 31, 1977CommunicationsWas the last sailor on the last Mike boat prior to the one struck and capsized in Barcelona harbor. A very lucky break.
Garcia, Robert (Pc)PC3Mar 30, 1975 – Jun 24, 1978was your postal clerk, 2 med cruises, was involved in barcelona boat accident, contact me7195442608 ore-mail me at, very important.lost alot of shipmates, had alot of fun and alot of friends.
Kipp, Randy (Rev)FTM2Apr 1975 – Sep 1979FOXSome of the best years of my life. Enjoyed 3 1/2 Med. cruises. Still have dreams about being onboard. Sheesh! Navy training has served me well through life. Would love to hear from anyone during the years I was onboard.
Herman, Karl (Homer)ETN2Apr 1975 – Aug 1978OPS
Stemmler, Joe profile iconDK2Apr 1975 – Apr 1978S-4Good to see so many familiar names. The yards, Gitmo, 76-77 Med cruise. I'll never forget those we lost in Barcelona. Discharged 1980, went home to San Diego. I work for a nonprofit that provides services to veterans.
Griffith, ThomasE-5/ABF-2Apr 28, 1975 – Dec 12, 1975V-4
Johnson, DavidE3 DECK APEMay 1975 – May 19772nd Deck Lots of proud deck apes still out there. I've talked to some. Great memories, some not so good. Barcelona accident will never forget. I was one of the duty boat coxswains that night participating in rescue.
Harrington, RichardSH3May 1, 1975 – Oct 29, 1976S-2Not sure of exact dates.I Worked mostly in officers barbor shop.I left in Naples just before the Barcelona accident.I did the Suez Canal trip to Africa & Egypt. I remember Roger Mays Robert Mathis Glen Moody Ed Katz. I have good memories.
Walker, Francis (Frank)ABH-3May 27, 1975 –V-3 V-1I was oboard for the North Atlantic Cruise in I beleive in 73 and the Med Cruise in 74. I remember loosing a couple of Helo's on the North Atlatic cruise and also loosing one in the Bahamas(H-3)I am Vice President of the USS Guam Ass.We have reuni
Schober, RandyHT-2Aug 1975 – Aug 1977EngineeringLooking for shipmates on the Guam LPH-9 and USS Saginaw LST-1188
Burgess, Bob profile iconABH-3Aug 1975 – Aug 1979V-1The Guam was my first command of my eight years. I have a lot of great memories of the ship, her crew, and the Marine Air Wing.
Brown, MichaelAG1Aug 15, 1975 – Apr 2, 1998OAHad a great time.
Flavell, EdBM3Aug 15, 1975 – Jun 15, 1978First divisionHad a good three years on the guam.wasinvolved with the recovery in barcelona drove the captians gig .I still rememberit as if it was any of you guys remember CWO2 smith alias TWO TALL.
Wade, CharlesEN2Aug 24, 1975 – Jul 20, 1979A DivisionI also was aboard the Guam in Barcelona when the boat was struck by the Russian ship. Some of the folks I worked with was on the boat when it capsized. Except for that event, I enjoyed every moment on board.
Boreson, JimBOATSWAINS MATESep 1975 – May 19791st and 2ndany deck apes around?
Hauter, ToddAO1Sep 1975 – Apr 1978FoxThis fall, my wife and I will be taking a Med cruise on one of the Princess boats. One port of interest will be Barcelona. I remember clearly, the boating accident on 17 Jan. 1977, I will visit the memorial.
Arce Santiago, MiguelSH-3Sep 1975 – Jun 1976Supply Dept.Good old days after Vietnam
Mercer, Richard profile iconADJ-3Sep 1975 – Aug 12, 1977AIMDLots of memories from the Guam, i.e. Astro Niner (CH46F), Shark fishing off the stern, Mombassa, Gitmo, Haiti, Barcelona, and slamming horse drawn carts thru Alexandria, Egypt at 2am on Christmas morning and friends.....
Cobb, WillieSHSNSep 12, 1975 – Jun 9, 1979S3
Verdon, JamesAG2Sep 15, 1975 – Feb 14, 1979Air Ops (Weather)Many good memories of Guam. I was onboard during Barcelona incident. Great, dedicated crew. Great football games on weekends at fleet rec grounds in Norfolk.
Kearney, Tim (Goat)akan-ak2Sep 28, 1975 – Dec 28, 1979s-6/aimdgreat bunch of guys...especially the ones that did not make it...presently in asheville years of my 20 year career spent on guam...really still have problems dealing with what happened that night...but survived
Schaefer, James SchaeferAC2Oct 1975 – Oct 1977Air ops
Schaefer, James SchaeferAC2Oct 8, 1975 – Oct 4, 1977Air opsI was air controller in air ops
Humenesky, StephenBTFNNov 1975 – Sep 1976engineeringwas assigned to the Guam second handed. I was assigned to the USS Belknap old of service school in Great Lakes. The day before I was report for duty it collided with the JFK. But the USS Guam became my SHIP
Schero, HowardOS1Nov 1975 – Nov 1979OI
Kautz, EdSH2Nov 20, 1975 – Jul 6, 1980S-3Spent 5 Years on the Guam. So of the best times of my life. I would love to here from any shipmates from that time.
Richard, CarlEM3Dec 1975 – May 1977E DivisionAnother ship with bad accident. I remember the accident anchored off Barcelona. Sad that you don’t get to say bye. God Bless them.
Mason, JerryPN2Dec 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 1979X DivisionThere lies the port; the vessel puffs her sail: There gloom the dark, broad seas. My mariners, Souls that have toil'd, and wrought, and thought with me— -Tennyson
Webb, WilliamABH 2Dec 7, 1975 – Apr 17, 1977V3God bless Mike and thanks to all the shipmates I served with.
Brown, Todd D.JO3Dec 10, 1975 – Aug 22, 1977XFirst Navy Journalist to embark. Helped Install and operated 1st S.I.T.E. closed circuit TV system. Still wonder what the truth was surrounding Barcelona landing craft disaster.
Martin, Paul LABHDec 31, 1975 – Dec 17, 1979V-1 / V-3Looking for more guys that was on there went I was.

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