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USS Hermitage (LSD 34) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Hermitage (LSD 34). 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 327 crew members registered for the USS Hermitage (LSD 34).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1968 | 1969 – 1972 | 1973 – 1976 | 1977 – 1980 | 1981 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Jernigan, David "cotton-top"E61964 – 1969
Albertson, WilliamMR21964 – 1968A DivisionIts been quite a long time.
Vukovich, Milo QM31964 – 1966Deck
Denning, MichaelRMSN - RM3 - RM2Jan 1964 – Dec 1965Operations - I was assigned to the radio gang.I came aboard in Jan 1964. I had just reenlisted and I was a hash marked seaman. I had a big chip on my shoulder. Thanks to Senior Chief Payton, RMC Look & RM1 Little, I left the Herm two years later an RM2.
Kramer, BartLT(jg)Apr 1964 – Oct 1965GunneryMy time aboard the Herm impacted my maturity and outlook on life. I am grateful for all the shipmates I met and interacted with. They helped me to mature, and taught me more about life than anything before or after.
McIntyre, Bob/ MacSK2Aug 4, 1964 – Dec 22, 1967S
Gallagher, Fred profile iconFTG2Dec 28, 1964 – Dec 3, 19673RD DivisionI started my Navy carreer on a tin can (USS Stormes DD780). Going to the Hermitage was like going aboard a luxury liner compared to the Storms. Great guys... Great ship.
Lieback, PeterRD31965 – Mar 1967Operations/RadarI just want to say hello to all my friends, and I remember playing baseball for the Hermitage in the Virgin Islands. I pray for all those who have passed away, and I would love to hear from anyone still out there.
Cash, JamesSR E-1Feb 3, 1965 – 1967Navy USNRMy name is Gerri Cash...I'm looking for someone with any info of my fathers time of the USS HERMITAGE From 1965-1967. My father has been diagnosed is advanced damentia, I would like to perserve any info I can for him!!
Manring, JerrySM-2May 22, 1965 – Aug 19, 1968CommunicationsI enjoyed my tour aboard the Herm., having been to VietNam, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Panama Canal, Japan, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and many other ports of entry. I lived on the bridge, which included my berthing space. Great memories.
Clayborn, Paul,srJun 1, 1965 – Jun 1, 1968my name is byron clayborn.i am entering this for my father 1st class storekeeper paul e.clayborn,sr;who served during the 1960's.i am not certain of the dates he toured on the ship.
Martin, RichMM3Aug 1965 – Dec 1967M divJimmy Cash's daughter posted a request I could answer.
Niemiec, BobSeamenSep 1965 – Sep 1968US Navy
Szabo, Richard A SzaboQM3Sep 11, 1965 – Jun 29, 1969nhello i was on the herm all those years went to viet nam and all anyone that reads this that was there in that time e-mail me at rdszabo@gmail.com like to here fm u.
Walsh, JimPN3Dec 4, 1965 – May 31, 1968Just flashed on the "HERM" the other day and wondered what happened to it. Sold to Brazil! All in all a good experience being on board. Vietnam, Caribbean, etc.
Wells, DwayneSN promoted to SM31966 – 1968Communications
Mitchell, SteveSH31966 – 1968Supply (Ships Service)If you found me here, please email me proforms@aol.com. I have helped lots of guys from the VietNam cruise get benefits that we are all entitled to. We all were exposed to Agent Orange and benefits are there for us!!!!
Stewart, RonaldJan 1, 1966 – Nov 1, 1967i was a rmsn working with a first class named flemming little
Watts, JamesGMG3Feb 15, 1966 – 19683RD
Parker, AutySeamanMay 10, 1966 – Dec 21, 19672I enjoyed my time aboard & the friends that I made, Koch, Ferria, thats probably not spelled right,but hey it's been over 40 years.Reed,mcgowan, Ingal,Curry just 2 name a few. Rescuing the small boat on the way 2 Nam.
Kaeser, RalphGMG2Jun 14, 1966 – Oct 1, 19693rd Dvision - GunneryThe Herm was one of the best events in my life. Our Vietnam cruise in 1967 was so very interesting, it gave a whole new perspective on life. I am proud of every sailor I served with on the Herm, we achieved our missions and then some.
Petrovich, DukeEM2Aug 1966 – May 1968Engineeringfound this sight searching the web.
Grant, JackPN3Sep 1966 – Jan 1967Operations - Leading Personnelman A very good navy ship and enjoyed visiting ports in the Caribbean. I was transferred to the USS York County (LST-1175) in January 1967. I would like to hear from others who served during ANY year.
Collier, Bob CollierETN3Sep 26, 1966 – Sep 26, 1968ElectronicsWe had a hell of a ride. Nearly sank off the coast of Viet Nam. Memories of a lifetime from the good ol days.
Howard, MichaelICFNOct 1966 – Apr 1969E
Struve, RaymondEM1Oct 1966 – Jun 1969ELast ship I served on. Was aboard when we did the Vietnam tour. Any one remember the beach party at DaNang, or the after engine room flooding.
Overman, JoePC3Oct 16, 1966 – Dec 16, 1967personnalright out of high school to the navy. was one of the first ships from the east coast to go to viet nam.
Gudrian, WilliamIC3Nov 1966 – Aug 1967E
Fitzpatrick, WalterFIREMANDec 1966 – Oct 1967Bmade westback cruise to vietnam in 1967 as a BT
Rosa, LynnETCDec 1, 1966 – Dec 23, 1967OperationsMy last cruise, and the most memorable. A super ET gang and a Chief's quarters full of great characters. A salute to the crew of the Herm!
Johnson, DanielSN1967 – Jan 1968DeckDont remember the exact day i reported on board, but it was in the summer of 1967 while hermitage was in vietnam I was onboard during the flooding and made the trip back through the panama canal. I remember Blue Goose
Turner, Edward (Ted)BTFN/IC31967 – 1968B/ELooking for Jim Rich, B div or anyone in B div for Nam deployment.
Eslinger, DonGM3Feb 1967 – Nov 19683rdI am proud to have served on the Hermitage. I wonder from time to time what happen to some of my shipmates. Great memories.
Kellogg, RonaldGMG3Feb 1967 – Nov 19683rdAs I look back my time on the Hermitage was a great experience.
Johnson, LouieHospital Corpsman HM2May 1967 – Jan 1968MedicalJust would like to make contact with my shipmates
Heaton, RickGMG2Jul 3, 1967 – Nov 13, 19705thShe was a good ship and I had a great relationship with Captain Shawcross who I also served with on the USS Coral Sea. I was the ships armorer towards the end of my enlistment.
Wilcox, JimmyRD3Nov 20, 1967 – Jun 8, 1971RadarmenThe Gator Navy stayed at sea, it seemed....met many good guys....saw a lot of ocean....must say that the Med cruise in 71 was the highlight....saw Europe.....many great sights...
Ferrara, Billftg3Mar 10, 1968 – Mar 10, 19703rdhad some very interesting experiences and miss many of the wonderful guys on the ship.
Smith Jr., Joe / SmittyGMG3Apr 10, 1968 – Sep 10, 19713rdGood Ship, great shipmates, learned a lot. Wouldn't trade the time in.
Piesik, Lisa PiesikE3May 1968 – Sep 1972I am looking for anyone who may have worked with my father, Michael Rabideau. He started out on the USS Hermitage working in either the engine room or as a fireman. He passed away in September 06 an I am looking for anyone who may have work
Rolon, Nelsonmm-3Jun 1968 – Feb 15, 1972M3 years, 27days served on board the Herm. I met a lot of people, made lots of friends. We visited lots of ports, drank a lot of fire water,and loads of fun... in hindsight.. no regrets , just great memories of you guys.
Ward, Jimbm 3Aug 15, 1968 – Aug 24, 19721 st
Smith, Rudolf (Rudy)BT2Sep 5, 1968 – Aug 24, 1972B DivisionBest time and worst time of my life, but it made my life better because the service to my country. Worked as a Power Plant Operator for 20 years and as a Pipefitter for 16 years.Lead to a retirement, which I enjoy today
Robinson, Jamessn3Nov 4, 1968 – Jun 4, 1970R
Brauer, TomGMG2Nov 6, 1968 – Dec 7, 19713rdSaw a lot of places, made a lot of friends, had a lot of good times. Grew-up a little. Didn't appreciate it all until years later. Hope someone will remember and email me.

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