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USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2). 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 829 crew members registered for the USS Iwo Jima (LPH 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Richmond, SteveSN1973 – 1974supply
Clemenson, ArnoldFTG31973 – 1975Fox
Wright, LeeL/Cpl1973 – 1974AIMDMarine assigned to AIMD to work on avionics
Clemenson, ArnoldFTG 3Jan 1973 – Jan 1975FoxHad a great time on the Iwo . Like to hear some feedback from fellow shipmates.
Summers, DennisABH3Jan 1, 1973 – Aug 22, 1975V-1I served during operation Nimbus Star, and two Med cruises.I was on board when we collided with the Nashville during a high-line transfer exersise. A great crew.
Conte, JoeAT-2Jan 5, 1973 – Jan 6, 1976AIMDNothing but good memories. Went on to work for Sikorsky for 40 years in Ct. Retired 2018, now watching grandkids.
Jones, Tony "Jonsey"OS3Mar 1973 – Dec 1974OperationsRadarman and RadNav expert. Operation Nimbus Star, (I had forgotten the name)and the demining of the Canal. I'll never forget the experience
Horvath, Louis SkipBT 2Mar 1973 – Oct 1976BHey Harry I remember Mardi Gras And Brownie, long time no see how are you guys? We spent a lot of time on the Iwo and had some great partying too, miss those days and long for the ocean cruises.
Boldt, KennethDT3Mar 7, 1973 – Aug 10, 1976DentalProudly served with the best. 4 Med cruises, 2 Caribbean, Nimbus Star/Nimbus Moon. It was an honor and a privileage.
Israel, ChristopherOS2Mar 10, 1973 –OI
Gingras, Douglas M.MM-2Apr 1973 – Sep 1976MServed during demining of Suez Canal, 3 Med. cruises and numerous Caribean exercises. Ran evaporators to make fresh water out of salt with no ships "water-hours" for over 3 years.
Senn, PhillipMR3Apr 1973 – Jul 1975"A" GangI worked in the machine shop, but being in "A" gang offered me the opportunity to be involved in many aspects of AC&R & hydrolics, as well as being boat "engineer". Nimbus Star/Nimbus Moon was a memorable event.
Cass, Earl F.EM2Apr 1973 – Jan 1976E-Division2nd ship I was on, two med cruises, many Caribbean ventures. Looking to find out what my old buddies are up to and hope to reconnect.
Cass, Earl profile iconEM2Apr 6, 1973 – Jan 20, 1976E DivisionOn board for two Med cruises with great people and wishing to get in contact with some of them. Feelin the need to go back in time for a bit.
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Weirich, StephanEM2Apr 12, 1973 – Dec 10, 1976E divisionI didn't realize it at the time, but serving aboard the IWO was one of the best experiences of my life. I have lifelong friends that I am still in contact with.
Guarno, Michael BSM 3RD CLASSMay 1973 – Feb 1974Deck
Riley, Robert/bobRM2Jun 1, 1973 – Jun 4, 1976CRUSS IWO JIMA was the BEST. I enjoyed working with all onboard. I left the United States Navy in 1976. I worked for the VA for 6 months and then began a 31 year career in the U.S. Border Patrol, culminating in retirement.
Whitney, Clyde (Eli)EM3Aug 1973 – Jan 1975E-divisonFrom the mountains of WV to the vast Atlantic ocean to the exotic ports of call of the Med. Great time had by all. I worked out of the power shop for Jim Horne and Chief Clough. Mr. Sherry too. E-gang rocks.
Jamerson, TerryE5Sep 19, 1973 – Sep 19, 1977
Pupa, Joe ( Weasel )E-3Sep 28, 1973 – May 10, 1974deck forceCool hanging out with Alphonse and the rest of the marines. Was crazy when LTjg Giester hung my ass of the side of the the ship next to elevator 1. Med cruise in 73/74 was great living off base in Rota.
Carter, Michael R.CPLOct 1973 – Mar 1974Marine DetachmentOutstanding and unique group of Sailors and Marines back then, deployed on only 5 days notice, what a crew...
Scott, HadleyAAOct 1973 – Jul 1974ships laundryfirst ship i was on and was severely injured overseas in the med was transfered once back to Norfolk pier 7 Portsmouth naval after that went from lph-2 to lph-12 i guess the navy wanted to keep me with the Marines
Francis, GeorgeCPL/SGTOct 1973 – May 19743rd Battalon, 6th Marines- Inda Co.great ship great crew.. esp. the fire cracker team. They know who they were and what they did.
Dean, Dale IE_5Oct 1973 – May 1974Hmm 261 Det-DFast deployment. Great crew and a good time.
Cody, R.l. (Bill)Major USMCOct 1973 – May 197432 Marine Amphibious Unit (MAU)I was MAU S-3. The MAU was assigned for a standard six month Med cruise, but deployed early because of the Arab-Israli War in Oct 1973. We remained in the Med for nine months, returning home in May 1974.
Taylor, MikeL/CPLOct 1973 – May 1974AIMDMarine AT/Crypto. Participated in Suez Canal demining operation. Nimbus Star-Nimbus Moon. Helped install radio system in Navy "Gator".
Crabtree, James (Ted)CPL -USMCOct 10, 1973 – Nov 27, 19738TH MAB HQ Public Affairs NCOEmbarked as part of Marine Amphibious Brigade from Camp Lejeune,NC Oct. 1973 to reinforce units in Med during Yom Kippur War. Transfered off at Lisbon, Portugal just after Thanksgiving after crisis abated in Israel. Good ship! Sorry she's gone.
Hackett, MichaelPFCOct 10, 1973 – Mar 20, 1974India Co. 3/6 Marine Corps detachmentAfter my son returned from Iraq ,I started to remenisce at 17 1/2 years old on red alert,no leaving the base,no calls home. Three days later in Morehead City N.C., boarding the USS Iwo Jima.The men and time served forever etched in memory Seper-Fi
Hayball, "crash"SNOct 13, 1973 – Aug 30, 1975AHH! PALMA,THE TOKYO BAR IN ROTA,AND SCENIC PORT SAID.WISH I COULD PARTY WITH FORTNER AND MENDENHALL AGAIN! REMEMBER THIS ONE."Whistle while you work xo is a jerk, He is screaming we are cleaning, Whistle while you work".FTN/FTW
Manansala, WillieMS2Oct 26, 1973 – Jul 1, 1975Supplywhat an adventure! I overcame all the challenges deploying with the Marines on every amphibious underway.
Waltman, DavidETN2Nov 3, 1973 – Apr 4, 1980OE
Waltman, DavidETN2Nov 5, 1973 – Apr 4, 1980OE
Farnsworth, Laroyabh 31974 – 1978v1/v3
Schaffer, William (Schaff)EMC1974 – 1976ELighting shop til I made Chief.
Noble, JohnMM31974 – 1975Engineering A gang Still have a chunk of elevator from the run in with the Nashville. Just left after steering when we collided. "Emergency Brake away" I'll never forget that day. Simbus Moon and star. TAD at Lake Timsa.
Lavoie, MarcHT21974 – Sep 15, 1977RHi Chris ,how is the forearm doing, if i hadn't met my wife i would have stayed in.Looking for Mac Magrath, Bob Zibell , and I worked on that boiler for 30 hours was a bear to weld.
Webber, RogerCPLJan 1974 – Jul 1975H&S Co.3rd bt 8th MarinesLoved The Old Ship Many Great Memories of the Med. All but the" General quarters"sounded when we hit the Nashville. That scared the life out of me. But we gave better than we got, and the old girl held up fine
Isaac, Jeff ZekeAD Gator crew Rescue SwimmerJan 1974 – Jan 1978AIMD Gator CrewLooking to find Rick (Breeze) from AIMD 1977. cant remember last name. Hi to all. I flew as crew of Gator 00. worked out of the jet shop. I transferred to the SAR H46 line @ PMTC Pt. Mugu, Ca.til Oct, 1981.
Lawton, RogerMM 2Jan 15, 1974 – Jul 26, 1978M and ALots of good memories along with the bad. after 4 and a half years on there I think i knew every nook and crannie on the ship. Capt Joesphton, you were the best I had ever served under.
Donald, John profile iconABF3Jan 29, 1974 – Jun 21, 1976V-1/S-2/V-4Boarded in Barcelona,Spain as an AR. Assigned to Air Dept / V-1 as a Blue Shirt slingin chocks and chains, what a time it was. Did a tour mess crankin, then back to Air Dept/ V-4. draggin snake on the flt dk. Like to hear from shipmates.
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Donald, JohnABF-3Jan 29, 1974 – Jun 21, 1976V-1 / V-4Reported aboard in Barcelona Spain 1-74 and what a ride it turned out to be. Never a dull moment till the day I checked out. Was aboard during collision with the Nashville. Did Mardi Gras in 75 like to here from shipmate
Barnard, Joseph Or JoeE-2Feb 1974 – May 1974adjShort time on this ship. Good friends,new experince's Willie Neal my Bro and others. Suez,& ports of call all neat. Thanks for life's growing lessons. Never ended up a pilot, but life is GOOD!
Szafranski, MichaelIC3Mar 1974 – Oct 1974EJoined the Iwo in Spain; Had a blast in Palma, Venice and Menton France. Had our 1 day of sightseeing in Cairo during the Suez Canal operation. Any other ICmen out there?
Lavoie, MarcHT2Apr 1974 – Oct 1977RI WAS MANNING DAMAGE CONTROL CENTRAL WHEN WE HIT THE NASHVILLE,SLIGHT ROLL TO STARBOARD YIKES.HAY BROWN, KINDA TENSE WITH LOW WATER IN THAT BOILER, SENT YOUR MEN OUT, WENT IN WITH TWO OBA'S AND A FIREHOSE GLAG YOU WERE GOOD AT BOILERS.
Gillikin, Bruce "Boot"E-4May 1974 – Feb 1977V-1 & V-3Worked Crash & Smash then sent to Hanger to manage. Spent 22 years as a professional firefighter.
Burns, JohnHM3May 1974 – Jul 1977H
Lupo, LarrySH3Jun 1974 – Mar 1978S-3HAD A GREAT TIME AND MISS BEING OUT AT SEA ON THE USS IWO JIMA.TIME HAS GONE BY,BUT I STILL THINK ABOUT MY FRIENDS I HAD AND THINK ABOUT THE PLACES THE NAVY SENT ME.
Clay, BoydMS3Aug 19, 1974 – Mar 18, 1978S5 I loved the Iwo! The way she would rattle and creak when we got up to any kind of speed. After 30 yrs. tho, I remember more faces than names. Hi to my buddy Dave Combs postal clerk. Still smoking camel non filter? Spain,Italy, France.
Janiszcak, Johann ZakAK2Oct 15, 1974 – Jan 1, 1977S-6It was an interesting 3 years to say the least. I met some great people. Now it is all memory.
Skroch, Dave3rdclassNov 1974 – Sep 9, 1977aimd
McNoble, MikeQMSNNov 1974 – Aug 1978NAVIGATIONI was on the Ship's Log when we "Bumped" into the Nashville. Never wrote so fast in my life except when we blew the boiler in the carib...Gotta go to TX and see the Ol' Bitch
Callahan, RobertSH-3Nov 12, 1974 – Sep 2, 1977S-3Remember the first Harrier Jump Jets (VTOL's, then built by the British) Iwo had a perfect air safety record so we were the guinea pigs. A vertical takeoff on Spot 7 not only burned all the non-skid off the flight deck but warped the flight deck.
Mikesh, WilliamABF3Dec 10, 1974 – Sep 4, 1977V-430 years later and the big uggly ship still captures many memories. Wild times in New Orleans, Naples, Italy etc. Jet engine exhaust and JP-5 smell and tie downs hitting your chins in night ops. I salute my old shipmates.
Isaac, Jeffery "Zeke"ADJ2Dec 12, 1974 – Feb 1, 1978AIMD Jet Shop aircrew/wetcrew "Gator 00"(H46 154002)(H1 huey)would like to hear from all that served on board. a/c pilots. AIMD. navy,marines. moved to PMTC PT Magu 4years helo rescue/drone recovery till oct 1981 moved back to roseville,ca. still wrenching. Bob & Linda Knick? Breeze?Charles Wray?
Muir, RudolphMM 3Dec 15, 1974 – Aug 28, 1977M DivisionMM Division Remember good friends and good times, working in the engine room . Also the collision with the USS Nashville LPD 13 near the Azores was in Shaft Alley, and Boiler casualty ,2 Med Cruise
Duchlinski, Mark "Dutch"MME2Dec 17, 1974 – Nov 28, 1975engine roomJust like to say hi to you guys Denis Small, Paul ,Barney,Guy.and everyone eles oh yea Pinky
Kendrick, ScottE-3Dec 27, 1974 – Oct 6, 1976OPS/CICCome out of A school, and go on a Med Cruise. She was an ugly ship but she had class. I remember being on tne sps 10 radar, and heard emergency breakaway, worst feeling I ever got, besides the time we pulled all the munitions from the bowel

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