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USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7). 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 218 crew members registered for the USNS San Jose (T-AFS 7).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1972 | 1973 – 1980 | 1981 – 1985 | 1986 – 1991 | 1992 – now

Hotz, BobEN2Jun 10, 1968 – Apr 3, 1972"A"Did my year at Nha Trang IUWG-1 Harbor Patrol Boat 44, Call sign "Barracuda", Engineman April 69-April 70, USS San Jose AFS-7 till 1972
Kyvig, BobDP2Jul 10, 1969 – Dec 7, 1971ADMINPlank owner. Part of the fill team which worked out of Alameda CA. before joining the ships crew.
Anderson, PaulSK2Aug 1969 – Aug 1972S-2
Anderson, PaulSK2Aug 10, 1969 – Aug 31, 1972S-2
Caster, Richard (Skip)USS SAN JOSE AFS 7Oct 11, 1969 – Oct 11, 19702ndCommissioning Crew
Deeter, PaulBT21970 – 1972BPlankowner-Precom crew at National Steel--Made two Westpacs--She was the best of the best.
Curry, Daniel (Pup)SEAMAN 3RD CLASS1970 – 19712nd DeckOh what a great time I had! Pup of the ship. October 13 1971- became a shellback with my brothers on the big No. 7.
Whittington, Vance, (Whit)SK31970 – Jul 14, 1972S-2 I am a plank owner and was there for the official commissioning. Was there when Dionne Warwick sang "Do You Know the Way to San Jose". Had good times and good memories.
Hull, MarvinFA-MM21970 – 1975MPre-Commissioning Crew and plank owner. Those line swings in the Token Gulf, brief shore stays along the coast of Viet Nam are still like yesterday. A lot of good portson those independent west-pacs.
Loggins, LarrySK21970 – 1972S1Fill team, Plank owner, worked in financial section with Vince Perotti. Became Shellback on San Jose
Parent, Jimfn-MM31970 – 1971M After decom of the Delta AR9, I was sent to the precom crew of the San Jose AFS 7. Plank owner, onboard thru the shakdowns. Excellent ship.
Mathis, PopeyeSHCM1970 – 1974S-3transferred to the pre-com crew in National Steel, put the ship in commission and am a plank owner. Made two westpac cruises before being transferred ashore.
Bennett, Jr., LloydBoatswain Mate 31970 –2nd DivisionWould like to hear from some of old Navy buddies.
Neeley, WardBT1Jan 1, 1970 – Jan 1, 1971Bwas great ship tho only on board for about a year. great bunch of bt's...
Hooper, DevonXJan 1, 1970 – Jan 1, 1971XX
Hanson, JohnQM3Feb 22, 1970 – Feb 22, 1972NavigationWhere is Erni Martinez, Don Hunt, or Hal Lyness??
Smith, Brian BuzzMM2Mar 16, 1970 – Nov 9, 1973A Division "A" GangWealth should be measured not by how much you own, but by the memories, friends, and family that are attached to you. I came away from the service with a lot of good memories aboard this ship. From my friends, from the
Marchand, AlanSK-3Apr 1, 1970 – Jan 1, 1973SupplyConstruction over site crew. Plank Owner
Pierotti, VincentSK2May 1, 1970 – Apr 15, 1972S-1FILL Team in Alameda. PLANKOWNER.. Asst Stock Control Supervisor. Expenditure & Financial Records Supervisor.
Burgess, James (Jim)SH2May 25, 1970 – May 25, 1974S3I was a plankholder and reported to the ship right from basic training and was at 32 nd street in the precom crew before ship was commissioned in October 1970 in Long Beach
Kirkman, WilliamBM3Jun 1970 – May 19721stPlankowner
Jagels, TomRM3Jun 1970 – Sep 1970operationsnucleus crew//plank owner
Ward, TerryE3 / BMJun 1970 – Jun 19722ndplankowner
Brazell, PaulRM2Jun 1970 – Jan 1972OperationsI worked in the radio shack with RMC Sebren, RM1 Lambert, RM1 Olsen, RM2 Vrana, RM3 Davis, RM3 Ellis, RM Metcalf, RM3 Jagels , RM3 Bellando, RMSN Collins, RMSN Kost and others whose names escape me.
Quinlan, PaulDC/HT2Jul 1970 – Aug 1972RBest ship in the fleet. Had highest marks of any ship in reftra that year and won Golden Anchor award.
Ostronic, JoeSK2Jul 24, 1970 – Jun 6, 1973S-2 Hold 2Plank owner. Reunion September 06 San Jose Ca. Contact
Richoux, DavidFTG 3Jul 24, 1970 – Aug 24, 19723rdPlank Owner, Flight Deck fork truck driver mostly for VertReps, also played in the unofficial ship's band.
Reed, GeorgeDC2Oct 1970 – Jun 1971R Division DC ShopI served on San Jose when she was a real Navy ship. I was in charge of the carpenter shop. Stayed on board until separation in June 1971.
Pyle, MichaelQM3Dec 18, 1970 – Dec 18, 1974Navigation
Needham, JohnLt. (jg)Aug 8, 1971 – Jul 1, 1974EMO, First Division, Pers Admin, NavigatorStayed in for 30 years and made it to Captain; last assignment was Navy Command Center, Pentagon
Walden, WileyEM1Sep 1971 – Oct 1973STREAMGreat Ship. I worked for the 1st Lt. on this ship maintaining the UNREP equipment.
Nelson, GaryYN2Mar 10, 1972 – Jan 28, 1975OI,X,ENG.
Nelson, GaryYN2Mar 20, 1972 – Jan 10, 1975
Lackey, William DRM3Apr 1972 – Jan 1976OC
Noal, John M.SKMay 1972 – Aug 23, 1975S2Nickname Tex or Mike
Gilman, KeithBMSNJun 1972 – Feb 29, 1976FirstI've been off the ship for a long time now and I still see her in my mind as if it was yesterday. I miss her greatley. Please take good care of her.
Wilson, KimE2Aug 24, 1972 –Deck Handwent in as a kid came out as a man
Graven, Charles [tom]Electricians Mate Third ClassSep 22, 1972 – Mar 1974E-DivisionWorked first in the Electric Shop, Then the Battery Shop. Switch board watches were hectic during line swings. Best time of my life.
Thrash, Raymond B.SNNov 1972 – Aug 19752ndNick Name FLY
Woodard, James (Woody)OS3Nov 1972 – Jun 1973Operations / C.I.C.Harry, Granny where are you guys?
Ventura, StephenSKSNDec 22, 1972 – Aug 2, 1974S-2Worked in Hold 1 D level

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