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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 328 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
Reed, HillaryEM21969 – 1971EThe Herm. was my second ship. Enjoyed 99% of the time I served. Don't remember many names,but feel free to e-mail me.......
McCarthy, JohnseamanJan 1969 – Oct 19701st divisioni am trying to see if anyone has verification of my accident around sept. 20 1970 . fell off of flight deck.
Bohnet, DanGMG 3Feb 1969 – Nov 13, 1970deckEnjoyed my time on the ship made a lot of friends and hope to connect with some of them again.
Finestone, AaronYN3Apr 15, 1969 – Aug 14, 1972XStarted as a signalman, switched to yeoman. I was ship's photographer. Maintained the athletic gear locker and photo lab. My websites: www.usshermitage.com www.microbrewjournalism.com www.themightyzed.com www.davidgoodis.com
Glenn, Joegmg3Sep 16, 1969 – Mar 2, 19733rd divisionhad a lot of great times on the hermitage. made a lot of friends. fond memories.
Samson, WillieSH-3Sep 28, 1969 – 1973supplyWorkesd in the ships store and had wonderful partners aboard ship Aaron Finestone William Campbell Jan lawrence Owen Thomas and many more. Retired Remember our singing group THE FIVE ECHOS The good old days GOD BLESS.D
Frank, GaravelliRM2Oct 1969 – May 1972CommunicationsI met a lot of great guys and made a lot of good friends. Gtmo, Panama, San Juan, Columbia, The Med, Azores, Bermuda, Bahamas and the coast of Maine. +1 for Danny's Living Room and Nancy the bartender from Canada.
Minson, DirkPN2Oct 1, 1969 – Jun 1, 1972ADMINGood memories about the Herm and the shipmates I was fortunate to serve with.Wouldn't trade my time in the service for anything.Learned a great deal that served me well throughout my life.Koodoo's to PNMC Mike Dimmick.
Walsh, Patrick {red Dog }E-4Oct 14, 1969 – Nov 14, 1971EnginemanFriends were Mike engram,Rodney Haynes {little bit},William Armstrong {Will} {ducky} Smitty.Tour of med. in 1971..Pictures of us at Leaning Tower of Pisa
Martinez, RalphMM3Nov 1969 – Mar 3, 1972MAfter spending 2 years in westpac on the USSJamestown, I did my last two years on the Herm. Had a great time visiting the Caribean and the Mediterranean
Zonderwyk, Bob (Ski)GMG -3Nov 1969 – Nov 1970Gun
Lowe, Cecil (Eddie)RM3Nov 11, 1969 – Jun 1972CommunicationsAs I look back, they were the best of times. Great shipmates and lots of good memories. Would be great to see all of you guys again!
Young, BobFTG-21970 – 19723rdSaw one hell of alot of water and a bunch of the world. Good friends and memories.
Carmeci, JamesRD31970 – 1972Operations
Uglum, Gary profile iconRM2Feb 1970 – Aug 1971Communications
Heckendorf, Jon1/LT USMCMar 1970 – Jun 1970MARINE DETACHMENTI SERVED AS SHORE PARTY OFFICER WITH LIEUTENANTS ARMELLA [RECON] AND CHASE [TANKS]. AN ENJOYABLE RIDE WITH A GOOD CREW AND SKIPPER, CAPTAIN MCDONALD.
Carlson, SteveETR2Apr 1, 1970 – Aug 15, 1974OperationsThose were the days. After the Herm I joined the Reserves. Transferred to an Intel unit and retired as a Intelligence Specialist Chief Petty Officer with 25 years total service. Just began receiving my pension this year.
Gerstle, Tc.IC1Apr 16, 1970 – Sep 1, 1972REPAIR
Price, MichaelE5 SHIP SERVICEMANMay 1, 1970 – Jan 14, 1974SUPPLYI got to meet the entire crew working as a Ship Serviceman and running the Ship Store,Barber Shop and Snack Bar. If you smoked then I probably sold you a carton of cigaretts! Nights and days at sea I probably sold you a cold drink,candy bar.
Roman, LewSKSN PROMOTED TO SK3Aug 7, 1970 – Sep 1, 1971SupplyHome based in Little Creek, Virginia. Started as Storekeeper Seaman and promoted to Storekeeper Third Class. Went on a Med cruise, stopping in Spain, France, Greece, Italy and Turkey.
Johnston, Rickgmg3Sep 1970 – Nov 1973gunshad a great time learned alot made great friends best running mate was billy ray gooch frm la.
Josey, HaroldRMCSep 15, 1970 – Oct 1971Communications
Cody, Jerry (Joe)FNOct 1970 – Jan 21, 1973
Samaniego, DuckSM E-3Oct 24, 1970 – Apr 14, 1972Communication'sMy grandson asked me " papa what did your ship look like when You where in the navy. So I went on the web and found this site. Saw quite I few people I remembered. Aaron Finstone,Jerry Mink,Billy Gouch and more.God bless
Maddox, BobbyReported SN advanced to PN3Nov 14, 1970 – Nov 14, 1973XReported aboard day before left for Med. Left day before second Med. Enjoyed time aboard
Brant, James profile iconBMCNov 17, 1970 – Mar 15, 1971LCU-1641 OINCOfficer In Charge of LCU-1641 embarked on USS Hermitage LSD-34 for Amphibious Ops in the Mediterranean. Transferred to NAVAL HOSP Naples, Italy FFT Frankfurt, Germany FFT US NAVALHOSP Philadelphia, PA for treatment.
Pettersen, JoeET31971 – Jan 1973ointeresting group of characters! loved underway,especially Carribean sky.phosphur balls off the fantail. Danny's livingroom,San Juan et al
Richey, GlennHT-31971 – 1975R1973-74 Med.Cruise,2 Carribean Cruises,Newport News refit,Gitmo training cruise after refit.
Sheridan, MichaelRadioman 3rd Class1971 – 1972CommunicationsThis was one of the most memorable times of my (young) life. 2 years in London .I came on board in Naples during a Med cruise. Did a Carrib cruise and Med and got an early out! Looking back I wish I could have shipped.
Smith, Smitty ...robertMM3Apr 1971 – Apr 1973"M"Served in Main control..looking for any old crewmates.Or info how to contact any?..Thankz
Hite, JohnRD3May 1971 – Nov 1972OPSI had a great time cruisin' the Caribbean 6 times! —Johnny Amphib
Williams, Kenny(Boot)SKSNJul 14, 1971 – Feb 23, 1973SupplyStarted in Deck, ended in Supply. went Carib 3 times,Newport News Shipyard.Some of my best freinds i met onboard the Herm. Seems like yesterday.
Elliott, JackETNSNSep 1971 – Dec 17, 1972OperationsAs the lowest ranking guy in the ET gang I got all the crap jobs (with Kehoe) but they were a great bunch of guys to work with. And Danny's Pina Colatas were the best.
Jameson, BruceYN3Oct 1971 – Sep 1973Personnel OfficeI often think of the crew and the friendships that existed. It would be able to contact them again. I wish we could still buy hats and sweatshirts of the HERM
Johnson, LannieBM1(SW)Nov 21, 1971 – Jun 23, 19751stI returned to the Navy after I left the Herm. I was on many Ships, & Captain Lawrence was the best Captain that I had & USS Hermitage LSD 34 was my cleanest best Ship.
Gordon, ThomasHT-3Dec 20, 1971 – Jun 5, 1973RServed in carpenter/welding shop 71-73 with Big John, Butch, Parmeley and Yost and many others who I wish I could remember. If any one remembers this time please email tagordo@sbcglobal.net.
Puglisi, FrederickDK21972 – Nov 9, 1973SUPPLYI WAS THE DK ON BOARD THE SHIP. THE DO WAS LTJG SPARS
Baetzel, FrederickSNJan 1972 – Mar 1973First and XI reported on board the USS Hermitage as a non-designated striker SN and was assigned to Firsr Division. Spent most of my time as a "deck ape" until I completed the PC 3 & 2 correspondence course and got approval to transfer to X division.
Braeutigam, JackETRMar 1972 – Mar 1976good to see the old herm is still around.better yet the people.
Schwinghammer, BillEns-LtjgJul 9, 1972 – Jun 20, 1975Deck division, Electronics Officer
Ray, RichardPN2Aug 1972 – Jul 1973XI found myself in Chief Dimmick's Personnel Office after a couple years ashore in Germany.::To whomever was on watch and neglected to roust us out one morning, THANKS! Best butt-chewing any of us ever had for not reporting to quarters on time!
Kearney, ScottPN3/CTSNAug 4, 1972 – Sep 1973PersonnelWill always remember our goodwill cruise to Columbia, Panama, Costa Rica, San Juan. Enjoyed being the ship's cartoonist - I was always in trouble. Chief Dimmick hated me!
Reindel, Tim "fred"EN2Nov 1972 – Jun 1976

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