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USS Jason (AR 8) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Jason (AR 8). 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 1096 crew members registered for the USS Jason (AR 8).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1952 | 1953 – 1958 | 1959 – 1962 | 1963 – 1965 | 1966 – 1967 | 1968 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1975 | 1976 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 – 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 | 1993 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Tournear, Lawrence Gene- Nicknamefireman E3?1953 – Aug 1958unknownI am listing this for my dad who is now 77 and looking for old shipmates of his that would of served with him - He is still alive and well and I would love to be able to do this for him. Please email me. thank you.
Meren, Jr., BenignoSD2Feb 5, 1953 – Mar 30, 1953?Changed name to Benjamin P. Meren in 1957. Advanced to SDC in 1962. Retired after 20 years in 1965. Passed away Aug. 15, 1980.
Werner, Charles (Buzz)FP 2Feb 15, 1953 – Mar 15, 1955Ouside RepaiI spent two great years on the Jason and served with "Poss" Ernie Burton. Like Poss, most of us in the pipe shop had nicknames and I was know as Buzz. Frank "Shaky" Saunders named me Buzz.
Roberts, JimMR21954 – 1957Main Machine Shop and Tool ShopStill have my coffee mug after 50 years. CPO Smith taught a lot of green kids to grow up. Remember my buddy Higgins and telling him to use det. alcohol to take care of crabs.
Milton, DeanME 2/CApr 1, 1954 – Oct 10, 1957AWould like to contact Donald Orrin Jones E-Div. & Don Williamson M-Div. And any shipmates who knew me during this time frame.
Bybee, JerryIC3Jan 1955 – Oct 1957Outside Repairworked in electrical repair for 6 months, then IC outside repair then after school back in San Diego did 16 MM motion picture machine repair
Kintzlei, Ron profile iconBt2Jan 5, 1955 – Sep 1957M
Bayerlein, William FNMar 10, 1955 – Apr 24, 1957carpenter shopHad a great crew and great guys, best years of my life.hope all my crew are happy and healthy...
Elmore, Patrick G. ElmoreSAMar 15, 1955 – Nov 1956Third
Roark, WallyApr 8, 1955 – Apr 12, 1958R-2I went aboard The Jolly "J" from Boot Camp. worked in the Main and Gallery Machine Shops. we didn't refuse any work. we had the Buckner Bay, a CVE, along side for a 2 week upkeep. I never saw that again. great ship and crew. MRC Wally Roar
Roark, WallyMRFNApr 8, 1955 – Apr 12, 1958R-2The Jolly J was a hard working, great ship. we accepted everything and eaven had a CVE alongside for an upkeep. during the next 27 years, I wanted to go back. never made it.
Stout, SheldonEN2Apr 10, 1955 – Mar 15, 1957Diesel Engine Repair ShopHad great time time looking for John Taylor, Howard Smith, Fred Smith
Miller, BobMM2May 1955 – Jun 1957MLt Cmdr Cherry was ranking officer in engineering when I came aboard.
Smith, WoodrowCHIEFMay 9, 1955 – Jul 5, 1970Woodrow is my Grandpa who served many years ago working in I think was the broiler or engine room. Everything on here is refering to him I will get more info on his rank, time served, etc. He is now 90 and in the Poplarbluff VA hosp.
Spurlock, MelvinPFCJun 1955 – Jun 1957MOBILE BOAT POOL 1LOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WOULD HAVE SERVED WITH ME. LAST NAMES I REEMBER ARE BEAL, GRAHA, AND AMAN.
Givans, Sanford (Sonny)EM1Oct 5, 1955 – Apr 10, 1957EI was E Division Leading P.O. during my assignment aboard the Shaky Jake, we had a great crew and the Jason was the best I served on during my enlistment. Before serving on the Jason I served on the USS Delta AR-9 and the USS ARD-31.
Tanner, Russel H. (Dusty)ICFNNov 1955 – Feb 1958EI spent aprox 2 years on the Jason ARH1/AR8 18 mo of that time was in Japan (Sasebo). When I left the ship I went on shore duty at Jim Creek WA. (Good Time all of it.)
Williamson, Donald (Willie)DM3Dec 8, 1955 – Sep 1957M Div (Log Room)I was a draftsman on the Jason and worked in the log room. Our boss was Lt. E.M. Smith and the Capt. was named Phiffer. Ports we visited were Sasebo, Yokosuka; hong Kong, Buckner Bay, Subic Bay, Pearl harbor.
Johnson, HaydenEM-3Dec 11, 1955 – Sep 9, 1957would like to contact Ed Morgan from S. D,
Davis, Ronald H. (Big Dave)DC31956 – Oct 1958R1 (old 7th.Worked in the Carpenter Shop my entire time aboard. Great duty and learned a great deal. Many fond memories. Was aboard when she cahnged from ARH 1 to AR8
Cottrill, DonaldDMSN1956 – 1958Drafting/Design?I am posting this info for my father, who died in 1998. He didn't tell me much about his Naval service. I received a copy of his DD-214 and thought I might be able to get in touch with someone who may have served with him aboard the Jason.
Smith, Jimmy SmithMRFN MRCJan 15, 1956 – Sep 20, 1959R2 ENGRAVEING SHOPI WAS ASSIGNED uSSJASON ARH1 IN 56 I WAS ABORD WHEN IT WAS ARH1 AND AR 8 MY SUP. WAS MR1 EDDINS and mrc frezell i am looking for Max d draper
Lundin, RobertMRFMMar 1956 – Aug 24, 1959R2Worked in the main machine shop. Worked tool crib & valve shop.
Hill, RoyMM3May 1956 – Feb 1960MShe was a great lady!
Lee, DonEM3Oct 1956 – Sep 1958R4 Elecrical RepairCame aboard while in dry dock Oakland CA. Forrest Adams was Div. Co. Like to hear from Charles kaiser from NM, Vaughn from Vallejo CA. , Wayne Parks. Have lots of photos of us in Sasebo.
McNeese, BillyBMDec 1956 – Jul 1, 19601st
Riotto, ThomasBT21957 – 1959I was in charge of the after fireroom and was also a second class diver with the diving crew. Left the Jason after the return trip fron Sasebo Japan in Aug.1959
Gamble, JohnMM21957 – 1961EngineeringProud to serve on USS Jason. Last duty was in charge of evaps. Navy training led to career in HVAC. Retired 2007. Died 6/5/13. Left wife of +53 yrs, 3 sons, 3 grand kids. A really good man taken too young at 73. RIP
Henriksen, EugueneSN1957 – 19602ndGreetings to all my ship mates. Would love to hear from you.
Toomey, Terrance (Terry)SA-DC 3Jan 1957 – Jul 19607th/R-1Started in Carpenter shop. DC-1 Dark trashed me to dhip's force. I managed to stay active duty for 23 years.
Sampson, PaulMM3Jan 2, 1957 – Jul 26, 1960engineeringMade all that water to clean your dirty butts and thanks too the Chiefs and 1st Class mess for all the sandwiches we borrowed on the Mid-nite watch
Green, Leonard (Len)EN3Jan 10, 1957 – Jan 9, 1961RepairI spent my whole tour in the ICE Shop (Internal Combustion Engine Repair). We had a country band on the Jason ... The Silver Silver Strands.Jimmy Lee Holder, Dave Wilson, etc. Some great times. Jason has been sold to a scrap co in TX.
Stephens, George Jr.3rd class petty officerJun 15, 1957 – Aug 15, 1959R DivisionLearned alot aboard the might little Jason. Had a Good TIme! Met a lot of Friends
Abner, Jamespc2Jun 30, 1957 – Mar 15, 1961PERSONNELi was with comservron3 and was on the jason,ajax,and hector and then i got transferred to uss jason and was in charge of the post office on the uss jason
Prokop, FrederickenfnSep 1957 – Aug 14, 1958A divisionliving in Fla. was Crane Operator with Bill Combs who lives in Hamilton Ohio
Ritsch, Joseph E.ICFN1958 – 1959Ship CO
Whitley, EveretteMR21958 – 1962R
Ferrie, John JackSK-31958 – Jun 30, 1962supplyLooking for any shipmates I served with (58-62) in the supply department. .
Carlson, Dennis3rd division1958 – 19613rdI am looking for shipmates of Dennis Carlson "sachamo", that were on the Jason durning 1958-1961 on Westpac patrol. Dennis was in the 3rd div. gunnery capt.looking for anyone that may know some of his good mates.....
Panozzo, GeneMM2Jan 10, 1958 – Jul 3, 1961MBest wishes to all my shipmates.
Costa, ManuelEM3Mar 1958 – Sep 1960R3Electrical Repair motor rewind and Battery shop.
Gooden, GeorgeSAMar 20, 1958 –DeckI have not seen any of the men I served with Shorty. Foster Young Blood
Butcher, DavidSK3Apr 28, 1958 – Nov 13, 1961S-1Would like to thank Ernie Blade, William (Butch) Leiser, and John Sturm for getting me into the supply division. It was an important part of my life. They help me, as a 17 yr old, turn my life around. Please contact.
Selby, CliffDAMAGE CONTROLMAN 2ND CLASS D/VMay 1958 – Jul 1960DAMAGE CONTROLONLY SPENT ONE CRUISE ON THE AR8 THEN GOT TRANSFERED TO THE USS AJAX DIVING SCHOOL IN SASEBO JAPAN STAYED IN SASEBO AND WAS ASSIGNED TO COMSERVRON 3.WORKED FOR THE QUESTIONABLE DC 1 DARK SCARY.
Witte, RichMM2May 1958 – May 1962MStill remember lots of good times. Still in contact with Thurman, Fortney, Larry, Panozzo. Would like to hear from McHaney.Tucker, Hartwick, Williams,Davidson, and others.
Crawford, Cliffordmm3Jun 1958 – Jun 1960R-2
Gooden Jr, GeorgeSNSep 8, 1958 – Dec 11, 1959Deck
Fortney, GeneMM2Nov 10, 1958 – Jul 26, 1962MHad a great time in the Aft Eng Rm with Rich Witte,Gene Panozzo.I remember the Chow was good,but the Paid Sucked, the came Viet Nam. Goods time in Sasebo, San Diego, Long Beach; lots of girls. The Navy looks better now with better Paid. Can't go b
Richardson, KeithMM2Nov 15, 1958 – Sep 15, 1962EngineeringI spent time with B McKay, R Robertson, Hardwick, McHaney, K Quinn, Mathews, I was in the forward engine room. I remember R witte. Had good times. would like to see everybody again.
Kearney, William EEN3Nov 19, 1958 – Aug 17, 1962AThis was my first ship in the Navy. The duty was great.
Daigle, EdleyF T A -3Dec 25, 1958 – Jun 19613

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Reunions

Point of ContactPlanned datePlanned locationRemarks
Jerry HubbardJun 7, 2021Branson, MissouriWe have just wrapped up Jason reunion week for 2019 in Branson, Missouri. Tentative dates for the 2021 reunion are June 7-10. If you are interested please contact Jerry Hubbard at the email address listed. Also find shipmates on Facebook. The group is USS Jason AR-8. Any Jason shipmate is welcome to attend the reunion or join the FB group. Looking forward to meeting more shipmates at the next reunion. A great time was had by all at the most recent one. P.S. - Jerry doesn't do a lot of online stuff so I posted this for him. Barbara Hacker - USS Jason 1980-1981

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