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USS Bennington (CV 20) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Bennington (CV 20). 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 176 crew members registered for the USS Bennington (CV 20).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1956 | 1957 – 1961 | 1962 – 1965 | 1966 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Sica (Meyer), Cheryl profile iconSailor1962 – 1970don't knowLooking for Vinny Carroll. I don't know when he enlisted or got out but I was a childhood sweetheart and would just like to talk to him and wish him well and to see what he's been up to. Hoping he is still with us.
Clites, HankAO3Jan 1962 – Aug 15, 1962AVORDCompartment Petty Officer. 6ur Compartment was under the XO's Stateroom.
Robert E Legg, BobbyE3Jun 1, 1962 – Jul 1, 1965AirAntiSubmarine Squadron 38USS Bennington CV20- Flight deck
Reeves, RobertEM3Aug 1962 – Mar 1964E
Reeves, RobertEM3Aug 1962 – Mar 1964E
Mattus, AndrewAO4Aug 1962 – Sep 1964GMGM Division - Weapons Dept. Was a Aviation Ordnanceman , working in magazines and a member of bomb assembly crew
Lebron, Arturo JoseAirman E-3 aviation Machinist MateAug 1, 1962 – Aug 1, 1965V-2 division and later v-6 divisionI would love to hear from fellow shipmates. Mace Carrol Ramsey. Johnny Gray. , and others who saile West Pac cruise's during those years. I am now 76 years old. Thank you everyone.
Thompson, William G.AirmanNov 28, 1962 – Sep 29, 1966GM Division - Weapons Dept.Was a Aviation Ordnanceman , working in magazines and a member of bomb assembly crew
Randazzo, FrankE31963 – 1965OperationsThose 2 yrs were great. Love to do it again.
Valentine, TommyBM3Jan 1963 – Nov 19661 stI am 69yr old & got my 1st PC & looked up old benn.I never knew what happened to her,sure was sad to see her all stripped down in bremerton wa. that is where i went aboard. had to be a long tow to india
Duncan, John (Jd)RM3Jan 3, 1963 – Jul 6, 1966CRWill always remember got to love the mad hatter
Agilar, AndrewPFCMar 1963 – Mar 1965Marine Detachement (MARDET)Looking for former MardDet menmers, Looking for CPL Joey Madrid? He was the C O & Flag Ordley. Served with his brother in G2/1 & F2/4 in Nam.
Kluge, Mark (Al)EM3Jun 1963 – 1966ElectricalHope to find some old crew mates who served the same time frame.
Nelson, John(Jack)EM3Jul 6, 1963 – Jul 5, 1966EMade the 63 Alaska Cruise, 64 and 65 westpac cruises,worked in Power and Lighting shops and test tool crib
Robak, RobertRM3Aug 15, 1963 – Jan 14, 1966CR
Copeland, BillBILL COPELANDNov 1, 1963 – Jul 15, 1966V 4 Flight deck refueling crewI retired from Polaroid and now attend the USS Bennington reunions. Contact me at BCopeland@uss-bennington.org check out our web site www.uss-bennington.org
Carroll, VennieE-3Dec 12, 1963 – Jun 17, 1967V-3/ V-1 I got out of the cab and said to myself, damn that is a big ship. I served on the hangar deck as a tug driver, elevator operator, and hangar deck control. In 65' I transfered to the flightdeck in the crash crew.
Laster, GlennE-41964 – 1969R
Geiger, HarryMUSN1964 – 1964Unit Band # 155Looking for band or flag staff veterans who served with me
Mylott, John (Jerry) profile iconRM3Jan 1, 1964 – Jun 30, 1966CRSo long ago, gotta love Big Ben
Baker, Earl WayneApr 13, 1964 – Sep 14, 1968
Marsters, David profile iconE=3 Ships servicemanApr 22, 1964 – Apr 21, 1966S-3I was in charge of clothing & sales & cigarette stores
View 'back then' Photo
Carl, RussellSKCJun 1964 – Aug 1967S-1
Reynier, Jr., DenisSEAMANOct 1964 – Mar 9, 19671stI now reside in Madisonville LA. I was in the Home Repair business for years until I became disabled in 2001. I served on the Bennington for over 3 years. I would like to get in touch with old shipmates who remember me ;*)
Allabaugh, TomE-3Oct 26, 1964 – Oct 30, 19682ndi am looking for any crew members that might remember me and would like to hear from you. you can contact me through e-mail at totomtyson@yahoo.com
Cicciari, PeteE-3Nov 17, 1964 – Nov 11, 1966S-3We have a web page for the USS Bennington look it up
Villanueva, RoyDC 2/HT1Dec 7, 1964 – Nov 23, 1968ENGINEERING ( R ) DIVISON I REPORTED ABOARD BENNINGTON AND REMAINED THRU THREE WESTPAC CRUISES,GOT OUT AND JOINED THE NAVAL RESERVE.I RETIRED FROM THE USNR IN1991. I'M A CNC TECH. STILL HUMPING IT IN THE OIL PATCH IN HOUSTON.WILL RETIRE SOON.
Heppe, MarcSN1965 – 1967OILooking for information on individuals in the OI division during the 1965-67 years.
Tolliver, William1965 – 19678my father was on board the ship he worked on helichopters & hewas in the 8th divison but i dont know much other than that
Priest, JamesE-31965 – 1966GoferThe Bennington was my first taste of Navy life. Later I went to FT school and served on two tenders, the Shenandoah and the Grand Canyon.
Jones, Franklin DCommander1965 – 1968MedicalThis is my father. He was a flight surgeon sometime between 65-68. He is currently living with me.
Kiger, Raymond (Kig'S)E41965 – 1968FoxGreat part of my life, just wanted to keep in touch!
Baldwin, TerrySHIPS SERVICEMANJan 25, 1965 – Jan 25, 1969ship serviceman/ deck forceRan the soda fountain for couple of years then went to division 3 deck force .learned to cut hair hanging around barber shop cut hair on my own for shipmates went to barber college after navy
Fletcher, JamesRMSNMar 2, 1965 – Jan 21, 1967RadioroomGreat memories of 2 Westpacs. I miss the old ship.
Needham, JamesE2Apr 1965 – Dec 1968Enginering
Pires, JosephSK3Jun 6, 1965 – Jun 6, 1969S-1I'm the ship & website historian for the USS BENNINGTON CV/CVA/CVS-20 Association. Our website is at: <a href="http://www.uss-bennington.org/">http://www.uss-bennington.org</a> I'm in the process of publishing a boo
Garrison, TomLTJul 1965 – May 1968SupplyDisbursing, Food Service, Data Processing, and Supply Administration billets
Nichols, Edward (Nick)SM2Jul 2, 1965 – Feb 17, 1968CSServed with some of the finest guys in the navy.
King, Thomas (Tom)AE3Jul 4, 1965 – Apr 4, 1967V6
Murphy, Tom profile iconDC3Oct 1, 1965 – Nov 24, 1967RepairI came on board when we were in dry dock and made one WESPAC cruise. Great ship.
Triunfo, Renato (Rene)TNOct 5, 1965 – May 19, 1968Supply S-5
Bailey, Larry JoePO3Oct 5, 1965 – Oct 31, 1967S-3 DivisionI was a barber and on the boxing team. After separation, I went to school for computer programming. I've been working in the computer for 40 years now and about to retire.
Pires, Joseph profile iconSK3Nov 1965 – Jun 6, 1969Supply Department (S-1 Division)"Former" USS Bennington Historian & Board Member of the USS Bennington Association. Helped develop the USS Bennington Website: USS-Bennington.org I can be reached at: jkpires@atmc.net "Thank you for your service"
Travis, Wayne profile iconS-2 3rd Class Petty OfficerDec 1965 – 1968S-2My time on the Bennington will be well remembered as I served the Ship and all its Crew. I had the pleasure of serving Bob Hope and Henry Fonda. I still have the $5.00 that I had Henry sign in the hanger bay.

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