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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
Tate, CharliePC31966 – 1967Started out as a deck ape, but got found an opening in the post office with PC1 Burwell from West by God. Made 2 westpac cruises and really enjoyed being aboard and made a lot of good friends.
Giolito, Mario1966 – 1968
McCloud, James/ JimSN1966 – 1970S3Worked deck division. Came down with menningitus on return trip from west pac in 67. On return from hospital went to S3 division worked the laundry. Lot of good memories of the Jolly J. The ship doctor saved my life. Thank you.
Wooten, CharlesBM31966 – 1969DeckI served in the 2nd Division Deck Force for most of my tour where I rigged the cranes and ran all the boats as a coxswain. Near my tours end I transferred to the 1st Division Boatswain's Locker to ready for separation.
Gihring, EugeneEM 3Mar 7, 1966 – Dec 30, 1966ElectricalCame on board at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard during drydock overhal. Stood generator watches underway, and worked as ship repair electrician and rewind shop. Retired as EMCS(SS) on Mar 31, 1988.
Holmes, JohnnieMR3Apr 1966 – 1969R2
Primeaux, KennethBT2Apr 1, 1966 – Apr 21, 1971ENGINEERINGCREW HICKS RAZORBACK TAYLOR FOSTER WARNER
Haynie, JerryE4Apr 8, 1966 – Oct 9, 1969R2Looking for all of those I served with. Please email me!!
Cross, George/butchBT3Apr 11, 1966 – Apr 7, 1970Repair - Boiler ShopI had a great 4 years on the Jason. I have many memories and will never forget. Made many great friends. I was in the engine rooms for 2 years and the boiler repair shop for the last 2 years. We made a Cruise each year.
Cross, George 'ButchBT3Apr 11, 1966 – Apr 7, 1970ENGINE ROOM and Boiler ShopGreat Day's. Many good memories....
Primeaux, KennethBT2Apr 15, 1966 – Apr 9, 1970mBT2 OIL KING TO GANG IN FORWARD & AFT 4YEARS OF THE HOLE AND ENGINNERING WAS ENOUGH
Primeaux, KennethBT2Apr 19, 1966 – Apr 23, 1971ENGINEERING SHIPMATES HICKIS TAYLOR RAZORBACK WARNER FOSTER
MacK, Johnmr andbtMay 3, 1966 – May 2, 1970galery mech shop an fowerard boiler roomhad fun aboard jolly J went to a lot places really liked japan and subic bay
Duncan, JimmyML-2May 12, 1966 – May 6, 1970R-2Hoping to get in touch with old shipmates from foundry and machine shop, trying to prove we were in Vietnam, on ground, for disability propose. Had a great time on the Jason
Taylor, William E.E3May 14, 1966 – May 14, 1970M-BTHad a ball loved all the work, played guitar, with drummer Tony Rezabek, Burney Mathews guitar, Exavior Cugat Carothers, 'singer, ' front man' have many great memories of Tony, Burney,Doug Karr, George Cross,Ken primo
Conchas, EdPN3May 20, 1966 – Feb 15, 1969OPSFirst duty station. Started as a Seaman deuce and went from messcooking to the Personnel Office as an OJT PN striker. Worked for PNCS Swicord, PNCM Parker, PN1 Shaumeyer, Edwards, Gonzales, Soliday. Retired PNCM 1991.
Maskel, SteveE4Jun 20, 1966 – May 1, 1968R3I served as a journalist.
Emmons, James (Jim)ABLE BODIED SEAMANJul 15, 1966 – May 15, 1967DECK CREW 1I really liked the J and the ports of call, too bad somebody said I was a shortimer, as a reservist. The "R" word. I liked the Navy so much I would have become a lifer! Now my son is going for it and has taken the chiefs test in under 7 years!
Sawlsville, DennisGMG3Jul 15, 1966 – Dec 14, 1967ThirdReported onboard fresh out of boot camp. went to deck division, Advanced to seaman went to third div. made 3class gun. Left late in 1967 for boat training .Sent to Vietnam Feb. 1968 to serve with the Moble Riverine force
Cofchin, JohnMM3Aug 1966 – Dec 8, 1968MThe USN kept it's promise. Two WESTPAC cruises and lots of exotic places like Olongapo in the PI, Hong Kong, Vung tao gave this country boy a real look at the world. Operated the Evaporators, made lots of fresh water
Karr, WilliamBT2Aug 1966 – Apr 1970BSo many memories. Our time on the Jason was pretty much our College years. Wished that She would have been sunk somewhere instead of being reduced to scrap metal.
Thompson, LarryLI2Aug 1966 – Apr 1970R3First couple of months was on deck force. Got lucky and was able to get assigned to the print shop. Made 3 WESTPACs and ran around with some good people. Lots of fantastic memories and experiences.
Karr, WilliamBT2Aug 1966 – Apr 1970B
James, JohnEN3Aug 1966 – 1968A Gang Enginman
Miles, KentMM2Aug 1, 1966 – Jan 31, 1968R 2I was in Outside repair and Main machine shop. Worked for WO-4 Pace, a great guy. We later worked together at San Diego Gas and Electric, and I still see him. Jason was good ship with a good crew.
Edmiston, PaulLTJGAug 8, 1966 – Aug 8, 1968OperationsCame onboard as the Diving Officer and also had collateral duties as Legal Officer and Navigator. Have fond memories of the two WestPac cruises and ports in Sasebo, Yokohama, Subic Bay, Kaohsiung and Vung Tau.
Kolke, EdIC2Aug 10, 1966 – May 10, 1970R-3
Jadron, RonaldLI2Sep 1966 – Jul 1970R3attached to the Print Shop, Photo Lab, and Drafting Shop
Jadron, RonaldLI2Sep 1966 – Jul 1970R3attached to Print Shop, Photo Lab, & Drafting Shop
Grandpre, LavoyDC3Sep 1966 – May 1970weldinglooking for information on crew members and ports.
Harris, MarkEm3Sep 1966 – May 1970R-3 Rewind ShopMiss the old gang,esp Tidwell, Hatcher, Lewis and Palmer. I went back in (reserves) after 12 years Retired SK1 in 2000. 2+ WestPacs Remember the all night poker games underway Sad day when EMCM Slusher left.
Vestal, Wayneem3Sep 20, 1966 – May 7, 1970R3WHAT A HOOT, LOTS OF FUN, ALSO LEARNED HOW TO PUT UP WITH THE CHIEF, MET LOTS OF GOOD FRIENDS HATCHER , TIDWELL, ALLGOOD, HARRIS , FOLEY,STARNES, AND MANY MORE.. GOD BLESS
Pyle, JohnFTG3Nov 1966 – Jun 19693rdWorked on boat deck aft fire control director also Mark 1 Able computer below decks. Two West Pac cruises, Vung Tau in 68. Looking for Lewis, Beck, Eichler, or any of the Gunner Mates of FTs at that time.
Ogata, ToshiDT3Dec 13, 1966 – Dec 15, 1967Dental
Shay, BobMR2Dec 19, 1966 – Jun 19, 1970R-2 Gallery machine shop
Cash, William (Dan)RMSN1967 – 1969Communications CRYPTOMy Second Ship after the Annapolis AGMR1, Great times in SD. Lots of fun in WestPac. Fun was only part of it.
Mannara, Michael1967 – 1968
Mannara, Michael1967 –I am Mike's sister and looking for another Naval mate that may have served with him. I am not sure of the ship's hull number but I do know it was the USS JASON. He was an electrician on the ship. Is anyone else sick from Parkinsons Diseas
Curtner, Carl (Freddie)MR21967 – 1969MR2My dad who died in 1980 had great times on the jason. I remember as a child how he would talk about being on the jason.
Mark, De FelippoMSC?1967 – 1969not sureI am Marks (only 26 yr old) daughter. I have found his Vietnam photo album and was looking for people who may have known him. I had full custody of him when he passed away in April of 2014, I'd like to know him more.
Edington, William (Yogi)Radioman 2nd ClassJan 2, 1967 – Aug 31, 1967Radio ShackCame aboard in 1967 just before leaving on a WestPac cruise. Was released from Navy duty upon return to San Diego.
Rollins, KenSFM 2Jan 8, 1967 – 1968R 1- 26AI worked in the weld shop, saw WestPac twice...who could forget the great times!
Hubbard, Gerald (Mother)EM3Mar 1967 – Oct 1968R3Served with many very good sailors. Learned much, had lots of fun, saw West Pac twice,(ugh) and will never forget those with whom I served. Great ship and crew. Sorry she had to go, as with all of us, old age got her.
Jonatcmp@aol.com, Pettit profile iconMR 3Mar 1967 – Sep 1970R 1 & R2Looking to find some old shipmates, Dennis Guitar, Jim Anderson, Tommy Young, Bob Shay, Jim Duncan, Thorp, Jeff Libby (MM), Bud Murmello, Mack/ other crew who might remember me from R1 or R2 division. Back home in Maine
Gorden, MichaelPattern Maker 4th classJun 17, 1967 – Jul 7, 19703rdAm looking for any shipmate who served on the Jason with me, especially in the wood shop (Pattern Maker) I need a fellow ship mate to contact me concerning a VA claim to verify that I served on the Jason.
Edwards, Art/edPN2Jul 1967 – Feb 1970AdminUpon the initial reporting on board we had a great group of men in the Personnel Office lead by PNCM Parker, remember Lamb, Kaplan, Speedy Gonzales, & Soliday.
De La Rosa, JorgeRM3Sep 15, 1967 – Mar 15, 1968ORJason was my last ship. I was discharged at sea left when we docked at SanDiego
Lehto, StanleySK1Oct 1, 1967 – Jun 1, 1970S-1Worked in GSK and Technical Librart
Goodwin, LarryBT3Dec 1, 1967 – Dec 1, 1970Boiler roomLooking for fellow Boiler room workers from 1967-1970. Also, I played banjo with a little group of fellow navy buddies on ship(Wally, Buzz,) Can't remember the guitar player's name but I remember he sang pine trees.

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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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