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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
Smith, Daniel (Dan)DP1 (RET DPCS)1976 – 1976Supply/ADPI was only on the Jason for a short time, but I felt she had a great crew. All former Machine Accountants and DP's should visit www.navydp.com
Schumacher, FredSM21976 – 1980OPS
Routh, RonENSIGN1976 – 1979Ops
Smith, LarryE41976 – 1981R2Main Machine Shop
Taylor, JoeDS21976 – 1979S-7
Bussler, BillHT2Jan 1976 – Jun 1979r-divison maintenance shoplots of good people.enjoyed duty on board USS Jason.
Haak, DanDP2Mar 1976 – Nov 11, 1976Joined the ship in Subic Bay and departed in San Diego after 6 years of active duty. My tour on the Jason was a special time that I will never forget.
Williams, Robert (Bob)MR2Mar 1976 – Sep 2, 1977R-2Looking for MR-2 Buford Wayne Barker. Supposedly deceased in San Diego, 1981. Where did he transfer to? Is it true? Any help appreciated.
Jessen, JamesMR2Mar 3, 1976 – Aug 5, 1979A GangWorked the machine shop on the mezinen(sp) deck
Galary, Robert "Art"HT-1Mar 10, 1976 – Sep 15, 1977R-1I worked for HTC Lee in the weld shop,and the NDT crew.I remember how dean forrey signed his name.4E
Gonzales, MauroEMCApr 6, 1976 – Feb 15, 1980R-3Enjoyed working with navy professionals.
Barnes, Ricky (Barney)SAJun 21, 1976 – Jan 20, 1978DeckWould like to get in touch with KW or Robley D Smith and Terry Tague. Had some great times with these guys and alot of other shipmates. Jon P Buckley where are you?
MacIas, Gerald/jerrySK2Jun 26, 1976 – Aug 2, 1980supplyworked in supply office most of the time and on pier and storerooms also worked close with all other divisions onboard
Fairfield, LarryMR1Jul 1976 – Jul 1978R-2 Gallery Machine Shop
Grigsby, RandallPM2Aug 14, 1976 – Apr 30, 1981R-1 and R-6I am looking for alot of you. Some of our mates have gone on.I Would like to hear form you!
Blow, David  NEWHT2Sep 1976 – Aug 1978R division
Marsden, DavidOM2Sep 7, 1976 – Sep 9, 1979repair 5worked in the optical shop. made one west-pac cruise in 1979.
Letourneau, LarryCSNov 1, 1976 – Feb 22, 1977SupplyTransfered to the Jason from the White Plains AFS 4 to finish my enlistment state side. All but these last months of my enlistment were over seas. I finished my enlistment in San Diego after catching the Jason in Japan and cruising back home.
Garrett, SteveMM2Nov 5, 1976 – Nov 11, 1977a-gangthis was the second time I was aboard, the first time was in the early part of 1972. In the interum I went to viet nam with desron-9. I have lots of good memories about the old jolly-j. Hope to talk to some one about the good times...
Duckworth, Kennethrm3Nov 11, 1976 – Aug 18, 1979radio shack
Hayek, HaroldMM2Dec 10, 1976 – Jun 22, 1980R2
Ogan, GeorgeOM11977 – 1979R-5
Collins, RickieHT21977 – Dec 1980R1
Gilbert, ArchieEN21977 – Feb 1980Boat Shop
Perry, LaurenceHT21977 – 1979NDTHad a great time in the NDT shop!
Stein, BenjaminET11977 – 1978R4Electronics Calibration Lab
Werner, EricMR2Jan 1977 – Jul 1979R-2
Jeffords, TomHT3Jan 1, 1977 – Jan 1, 1981shipfitters shop The jason was the best duty in the navy...Made lot's of good friends..Bob bogard Andy B, Dale, keith D.scott w, And the list go's on I'll never forget the PI!!
Davenport, Roy DpBM3Feb 1, 1977 – Nov 12, 1979Deck, 1st and 2nd DivisionGood times, great memories of life on the Jolly J. "Yesterday I got my pay, had a good time in LA..." Worked sea & anchor, helmsman, the cranes, rigging crew. Learned a little about a lot, a lot about a little.
Cardenas, JeffHT3Feb 15, 1977 – Sep 28, 1980SHEETMETAL SHOP /BOATSWAINMATEANYONE WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH A JASON SHIPMATE .I KEPT IN TOUCH WITH A COUPLE OF OLD SHIPMATES.I STILL KEEP IN TOUCH WITH RICK TOPOLSKI AND RANDY RILEY AND A COUPLE OF OTHERS SO IF YOU WERE ON THE JASON AND WOULD LIKE TO CHECK OLD TIMES.
Stadler, RonaldOS3Mar 1977 – May 1978OPSOn board during the over haul of 1977. Assinged to the fire watch detail. Had a great time.
Finkbeiner, MichaelEN3Mar 1977 – Nov 23, 1978
Finkbeiner, MichaelEN3Mar 1977 – Nov 1978
Hooper, RobertBT3/BRMar 1, 1977 – Feb 24, 1981 R2/41AI WAS IN 41A BOILER REPAIR FOR THE YEARS THAT I WAS ON THE JASON. I LOVED MY LIFE ON THE JOLLY J.
Montoya, Josephmm3Mar 12, 1977 – Feb 24, 1980mjoe montoya m divsion main engine room painted a mural above the shaft. looking for jorge plummer in e division.
Stewart, Gary Aka StewBT2Mar 22, 1977 – Jul 22, 1980Bspent a year in the aft fireroom then went forward spent my last year as BT2 supply clerk top watch underway some of the best times of my life
Myers, BruceEN-2Apr 1, 1977 – Dec 23, 1980R-2Jason was my first ship.After her I went to the USS Schenectady. On both ships I enjoyed being with excellant friends some I still keep in contact with but all I remenber.
Zella, JohnMay 1977 – Jan 18, 1980came to Jason from boot camp,and was handed a needel gun,bilding 8 we called it,in the over haul of 1977,worked in the diesel engine shop,I enjoyed getting under way,
Reynolds, DanielHM3May 1977 – May 1978MedicalSpent a year on board as surgical technician. Shipyard period was a mess. Sewed up tons of lacerations. Had a great time on board made some good friends.
Nelson, BillETR2May 1, 1977 – May 11, 1980R4Spent 3 years on the "mighty J" in the electronic calibration shop. Dry dock to Westpac 79. San Diego--Yokoska--Subic--Hong Kong-Honolulu--Alameda. Some good times, a couple of decent storms.
John, Steven profile iconHT1May 3, 1977 – Jun 15, 1980R6Best years of my youth and so many friends
Savage, JamesML 3May 8, 1977 – Oct 5, 1979R2I was a molder in the foundry. I have great memories of the Jason. I would like to hear from my old shipmates. Served with Ely, Smith, Akins,Chandler, Garmon, Minor, Miller, Also San Agustine Looking for a copy of the 1979 cruse book.
Denson, MichaelPH2May 20, 1977 – Jun 4, 1980R5I was in charge of the ships photo lab. A great tour, one West PAC and a ton of memories.
Turner, GeraldMM-2Jun 1977 – Nov 1979
Cooper, JohnMM3Jul 1977 – Feb 1981R-2 Repair Divisionremember some good times some not so good overall a experience i needed.
Nance, RickyRPS1Aug 1977 – Sep 1980ChaplainI served with Chaplain Robert Taylor as the chaplains assistant and also worked in the library and various other jobs. I was a religious program specialist.
McCall, Bob profile iconIC2Aug 1977 – Aug 1981R3Still in Washington State, still alive and kicking. would be glad to hear from you!
Weston, StevenBM 2Sep 1977 – Oct 1982Deck 1st divison
Regnier, Peter (Rags)E-3Sep 1, 1977 – Dec 23, 1979Communications-Radio CentralGreat day! I had a msg from NavSta:AR8, leave the pier, sit in Subic all night to avoid Typhoon damage. Before I brought the msg to RM1 Coop, I packed my bag, dropped off msg, watch over, and hit the beach, before the brow was lifted!
Shaponick, BobbyBM3Sep 14, 1977 – Sep 14, 1981First and second div. deck (both) served the jolly J , from late 78 til 81 , honorably discharged in Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Sept 81
Caraway, Robert (Bob)HTCOct 1977 – Apr 1980RSERVED WITH A LOT OF GOOD PEOPLE ABOARD JASON AND MADE E-8 FROM HER.
Timberlake, Alan ScottHT2Nov 1977 – Jul 1981R-1 17AContact me if you want Alan_Timberlake@nps.gov
Smischny, GilbertFN/HT2Dec 28, 1977 – Jul 19, 1983Sheet Metal/ Repair Division

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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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