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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

Robertson, Richard {robby] profile iconMM21959 – 1962Engine Room
Jensen, Chico profile iconMM2Apr 1959 – Sep 1961MRegards to all my shipmates.
Beede, RonOM-3Sep 23, 1959 – Sep 22, 1963R-5 OpticalI worked in the Optical Repair. Chief Oliver was in charge. Great duty and excellent food not to mention fine shipmates. I remember Lea, Holliman, Hanson, Petrich and Losongo.
Johnson, MikeSFM2/DV21960 – Dec 18, 1963R1Worked in Sheet Metal Shop. Still have Cruise book from Westpac to Subic. live in Arizona & Seattle now. Enjoying my career as standup comic. Remember a bunch of the names on the crew list. Jason had the best chow in the pacfic fleet.
Randal, James ( Jimbo )SK21960 –SK2Posting this for some possible information on my grandfather James C. Randal. Served on the ship in 1960. We don't know too much about his naval career, so ayone that has info we would love to hear from you!
Matzinger, FredFTGSNJan 1960 – Sep 1964Fire ControlA great part of my life
Dow, Terrence TerrySM3Jan 1960 – Apr 20, 1962ON Div I served time on the signal bridge.Enjoyed my tour of duty. Really enjoyed serving with the nicest guys.Would like to get in touch with Tim Crowley, Harlon Red Dog Wilson, Don Wagner , Chapman, Bob Self & others.
Rosenkranz, ErnieFiremanJan 1960 – Mar 1961A-GangMy first ship. Made west pack cruise. I have pictures of when They dropped one end of life boat during man overboard drill Men are hanging from the safety lines. TO SF school then the Tawasa ATF-92 then NAVMAG Subic
McMillen, James R "Mack"SKSAJul 1960 – Sep 1960S-1I remember the lumber hold and the trough instead of urinals in the head- that wasn't any particular big deal to me, since we Outhouses at home. I was TAD on board to ride to Yokosuka to catch the USS Castor (AKS-1)
Molder, GeraldICFNAug 1960 – Nov 1961EGyrocompass Repair Shop. Great Duty, fresh from boot camp and IC A school. Lot of good memories.
Jones, AlfredDTSNAug 16, 1960 – Oct 10, 1960dentalWas assigned to the Jason for transit to Sasabo Japan
Harrell, DouglasIM 2Sep 29, 1960 – 1964R-5, OM and IM RepairJust 18 yrs. old when reported. Stayed for almost 4 yrs, Some of the best times of my life. I would like to find my chief - John F. Oliver, E-9, OM Master Chief. He was like a father to me.
Bennett, EubySNNov 1, 1960 – 19621 ST DivThe jason was my first duty out of boot camp, learned a lot in my two years aboard.Then transferred to the USS Chickasaw ATF 83 and went to Cuba to do the missile blockade.
Thompson, DennisET21961 – 1964ElectronicsGreat division to work in, great people, smart, dedicated, and entertaining to be with. Learned a lot, grew up, & the typhoon was an interesting experience. Subic, not so much.
Maddon, BillyFTG21961 – 1964GunneryGreat crew to serve with.
Smith, DonaldSN1961 – 1962deckHad a good time aboard,before i went to 'A' school, left pier#1 and came back to pier #1 to go aboard the USSKLONDIKE AR22, 1962 to 1965
Levanowitz, JerryIM3Mar 12, 1961 – Mar 15, 1964R-5Many great memories of West Pac cruise
Stinson, William RBT3Jul 1961 – Jan 1, 1965B DivisionBest training ever. I needed it no high school. Finished in navy & From what I learned I ended up a Project manger at Southern California Edision Co. Made Big Buks. THANKS NAVY
Gathright, Terry P. GathrightMM3Sep 6, 1961 – Nov 6, 1964MGood Duty, Great Ship, Worked in the evaporator space the whole time.
Emery, Ronald L. EmerySEAMAN BOATSWAIN'S MATE STRIKERNov 1961 – Oct 1962DeckA fantastic way for a 17 year old kid to mature. I was a stern hook on the Captain's Gig before being transferred to ETN "A" school on T I. Daily trips to Coronado Island for the Captain were great. The Chow was A+. Thanks USN and crew.
Meurer, JohnMM31962 – 1964engineeringlooking for Trigg and Gathright or others that remember me
Pierce, FrankBM31962 – Jun 19662ndCame to the Jason right after boot camp. Made 2 WestPac cruises. Left her in June 1966 to go to CHB2 in Viet Nam.
Marsh, Lawrence (Larry)MR3Jan 1962 – May 1965R2 Gallery Machine ShopBest thing I ever did in my life. Two Westpac cruises, 62' and 64'. Learned it all on the Jolly J. No big thing in the PI
Marsh, LawrenceMR3Jan 1962 – May 1965R2
Hart, AnthonyFTG 2Jan 9, 1962 – Jul 11, 19633 RDIt was a great time in my life to serve in the us navy. If i had my time over i would have put 30 yrs in. just could not see it at the time.I had a lot of great shipmate on the uss jason it dont get no better. ii was young and looking for better
Haywood, William ClarkeDT3Feb 13, 1962 – Apr 16, 1962Dental DepartmentOn board two months. Made DT2 and was transferred to CommSta Hawaii
Levins, DempseyFNMar 1962 – Jan 1965R3
Turner, JohnSM1Apr 16, 1962 – Jul 20, 1964communications i really enjoyed serving in the jason it was the best feeder i was ever on undoubtly the best cooks ever assembled on one ship. i transferred bacmk to the steaming navy. the jason was too much like shore duty. email
Jones, BillSF1May 1962 – Feb 1964R1none
Wells, LarryMR3May 5, 1962 – Sep 30, 1964R2Main Machine Shop, Gallery Machine Shop. WesPac cruise 1963. Would like to hear from Larry Marsh.
Holmes, WilliamSNMay 22, 1962 – Feb 7, 1964Deck HandJust trying to fill in the blanks.
Taddeo, JoePN3Jun 1962 – Jun 1964The USS Jason's (AR-*) WESTPAC cruise was an adventure, namely the typhoon in the Sea of Japan, but my really worthwhile endeavor was service in the U.S. Navy ('62-'65) and Navy Reserve JAGC ('75-'93).
Baker, Marion / LeeCYN3Jun 28, 1962 – Aug 28, 1966OperationsChief Jones was the CPO of communications,
Kelly, Floyd &larryDC3&FNJul 1962 – Sep 1964repair&ships crewi(floyd)was a dc3 and my brother was a fn in thye sheet metel shop
Ottman, BrianRMSNJul 10, 1962 – Apr 10, 1965communicationslooking for other rm's my e-mail is
Ortt, DennisSFM3Aug 28, 1962 – 1966R1My Father was Dennis Ortt and he passed away on August 7, 1968. As you can tell I was only 1 1/2 old at the time and I would love to find out more about my Dad from anyone who knew him during his time on the USS Jason.
Phipps, RobertET2/1Oct 1962 – Aug 1965R4
Flynn, MichaelPH 2Nov 1962 – Oct 1966R-3Ran the Photo Lab almost my whole tour. Two "great" trip to wespac.
Stoops, Robert JCYN-3Nov 20, 1962 – Sep 6, 1966OperationsServed in the radio sack. Had a great time on board. Nice to visit WestPac and all the ports of call. Hope to run into any fellow shipmates. Email me at
Knori, RonBM3Dec 1, 1962 – Jul 11, 19661stThe last two and a half years was the best when I was the Commodore's Coxswain. Actually I was in ComServPac staff and attached to the Jason, Klondike AR-22, and the Hector AR-7. I was able to come up to Portland just before I got out :-)
Stansberry, Bill (Stan)sfm2Dec 22, 1962 – Jan 21, 1965R1i currently host reunions for the jason in branson ,mo the next one is scheduled for june 2011
Richards, Randy profile iconMFNDec 30, 1962 – Sep 1966R2

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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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