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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

Smith, DallasCAREER FIREMAN1983 – 1985repairi had a ton of fun, met some great people, tested the system to the limit, 2 westpacs, muaui dependants cruise, the williamette backing into a destroyer in port, would love to hear from any shipmates and tell sea stories from then and now
Simons, DianaBM31983 – 1987deckhad a blast but could have done without a few people.
Olson, MaggieIC31983 – 1986R-3WestPacs 1983 & 1985. ShellBack Initiations. 1986 collision at sea.
Sajecki, DonRM11983 –OPSWent thru 2 westpacs. I was very confident in my rate and Capt Cook took that as arrogance. He knocked down my evaluation and stalled my career. To this day I am bitter because I was unable to make Chief. Bad C.O.
Richards, LouMMC1983 – 1986R2Valve shop. How sweet is was.
Brehaut, Stevee-3 ht1983 – 1985dont remembermike bowles. would like to hear from mike. I remember japan and our chicken and fried rice.
Robbins, KeithBT3Jan 1983 – Sep 7, 1985Aft FireRoom and Oil LabI had a blast, lots of good friends and memories..anyone remember when Kris Kristoferson (mispelled srry) did a show on the boat? Equater crossing "85 Pac" i wont ever forget.
Piquiet, WilliamBT3Jan 1983 – Jun 1985boiler repair shophello gang didnt ever think of tryin to find my old friends this way hope everything is going good in your lives alls well here got a sixteen year old lil girl and lovin life
Russell, Daniel (Dan) profile iconEMCSFeb 1983 – Jun 1985E and R3Went on as E division Chief, served as Electrical Officer, then as R3 asst. division officer. One of three engineering types to stand JOOD/Conning officer under Capt. Martin. LCDR Jerry Brown was Engineer then. Great ship and crew.
Weaver, James (Jim)SKFeb 1983 – Nov 1986S-1Jimbo, waz up?
Russell, Daniel (Dan)EMCSFeb 15, 1983 – Jun 10, 1985E & R3I was the only CPO assigned in writing as a division officer. Capt. Martin did this in April, 1983. I was later moved to R3 as assistant division officer.
Stoll, StuartHT2Mar 1983 – May 1985Repair/engineering
Grady, Delmar (Del)SH2Mar 1983 – Sep 1986S-3Had a great time on the Jason. Met some great friends that I still keep in touch with. Send me an email or look me up on Facebook. Still looking for a few friends - Bonnie Davies, Becky Evans, James Sims, Chris Officer..
Rochester, Larie NelgieEM3Mar 19, 1983 – Nov 19, 1986EIt was a very good experience for me.I met alot of nice people and had much fun on both WestPacs.
Beckendorf, TomBM3Apr 1983 – Dec 6, 1986Deck 1 and 2
Dorst, DonnaSH-3Apr 1, 1983 – Sep 10, 1985SHLooking for Bonnie Davis??
Ierulli, DanielBM3Apr 4, 1983 – Jan 11, 1986Deck 1 anb 2
Switala, Peter /stickmanMM2May 1983 – Jan 26, 1987R2 pump shop/outside repairIt was the best of times it was the worst of times.Joined the Jason at pearl,10 days later left for Japan; 3 1/2 years 3 westpacs later I,d traveled 1/2 way round the world. Than the Willamette hit us.Susano Valdez RIP..
Witoszynski, Betty JoSEAMANMay 30, 1983 – Feb 9, 1987r-2Print shop worker-friend with Sandi Moske, Tom Marsh, Gunner Miller- Anyone know the whereabouts of gunner?
Morris, RogerMM3 - MM2Jun 1983 – Nov 1986Wow What Memories. Was there for the "Big Wreck." My time on the Jason turned out to be one of the best times in the military. I remember Kieth Robbins, Randy Luca and many who's name I have forgotten. (unfortunate)
Morrison, PatrickYN3Jun 1, 1983 – Sep 1, 1986Repair DepartmentI was the Repair Yeoman under CDR. Morgan. Enjoyed my stay on the ship and I have very fond memories of many people who served onboard. I was on the ship when it crashed into the Williamette and two West Pacs!
Murray, StevenHT2Jun 6, 1983 – Jun 6, 1986R-1 Sheetmetal ShopRetired 12-6-05 USNR
Bowles, MikeE3Jun 6, 1983 – Jun 6, 1987B DivisionWant to get in touch with B Division, M Division, and E Division personnel from 1983-1987 stationed out of Pearl Harbor. I hope all my shipmates are living well. Email me at
Chavez, RonaldHT2Jul 17, 1983 – Jul 18, 1986R-1 11aI will retire in March 28 years, can you belive the navy made me an officer. stranger thing have happened. Dave Rivas, Doll, Juarez, scott, Ryder, Haynes, Harrington, Stanley, just to name a few old ship mates.
Juarez, John "Taco"HT3/HT2Jul 21, 1983 – Jul 31, 1986R-1/26-ABest time of my career. Met & married Connie Harrison 28yrs. 4 kids, 1 grandkid later we still miss the "J". Would love to hear from Jerome Binkley, and anyone else who cares to contact us. Look for me on facebook.
Koutnik, Jamesht2Aug 1983 – 1986R1-11a-74aanyone out there
Jillson, EdwardEN2Aug 1983 – Mar 1987R-2
Verhine, TommyemAug 12, 1983 – Apr 12, 1987electric shophey sea dawgs !! man this is a memory lane ! i met some good ( and not so good ! ) people there ! what a strange trip it had been ! damn ! i'd to hear from u "jolly j " peoples again !? i hope u are doing well & have had
Berube, KevinBT3Sep 8, 1983 – Jun 12, 1986BOILER
Lee, DavidEM3Oct 15, 1983 – Jun 10, 19879 days before discharge, playing softball was hit in the temple by the ball by not taken me to the hospital caused permanent damage. But Praise the LORD! God foreknew He would get the glory. God has called me into the ministry so I won't give
Benton, EarnestLCDROct 23, 1983 – Sep 1, 198731
Bustanoby, Peter "Busto"HT2Nov 1983 – Nov 1985R-1 shop 26AHTCM Retired 30 Apr 03. Yea, even thought I said I would never come back in the Navy when I got out in 85 I found the grass was NOT greener. Glad I came back. Ahoy Mates!
Rich, William (Bill)DCC(SW)Nov 30, 1983 – Aug 26, 1988RServed as ships Fire Marshall and as 3M coordinator and Inspector. In Charge of ER01, ER04 and ER09 workcenters and was member of the Jason Rangers softball team where we won 2nd place in Hawaii state championship. record setting softball game
Murray, DanielEN1/ENCDec 1983 – Jul 1986Repair DivisionWork as EN1 in Planning and estimating, then made ENC and moved to the Boat Engine Shop.
Grasty, BoMR2Dec 15, 1983 – Dec 20, 1985R-2WestPac 85
De Paul, JoeMM21984 – 1989MI loved this ship. Wanted to let everybody know I was going home and while I was on the Bay Bridge (San Francisco) I look off to the side and saw the Jolly J being towed to a pier. Looked it up on the internet, she'd been sold for scrap.
Sikorski, PaulHT21984 – Aug 28, 1986r-1wow memories came rushing back. hey too all i served with. live in maryland. own a trucking company and a small construction co. married (twice) 9 kids, nra firearm instructor, looking for rob taylor,koot,flipper,rick stoll or anyone fromR1
Borthwick, JimHT31984 – 1987maintenance shopfinally settled down married and5 kids.still playing guitar in local blues clubs. have fond memories of people places aboard ship
Tiefenauer, RichardHT11984 – 1986RepairNDT Lab
Roberts, StephenMM2-MM11984 – 1988A-Gang/AC&R
McGee, LarryMR11984 – 1986R2
Henry, Todde41984 – 1988repairthe time i was on board was a tremendous experience for me i would do it all over again! i now have a job thats uses the experince i learned in the Navy i made a lot of friends while on board
Robbins, JeffHT 31984 – 1986R-1
Bunnell, ShannonE/5Jan 1984 – Jun 1986Engineering/RepairHave great memories of friends in HT shop (Sartin, Rhode, etc...). Was there for the collision with the Willamet (Will-ram-it!). I will never forget walking under the ship while in drydock - AWESOME! Lagging Shop guys?
Hagans, Sabrina profile iconE3Jan 1984 – Jan 1986BMGreat times Westpac85-enjoyed Singapore* Shell back initiations *met some great people on board * still keeping in touch
Calar, MichaelPO3/E-4Mar 1984 – Aug 1985boat engineering/a-ganghopefully, is there anyone out there
Linhart, JosephFNApr 1984 – Jul 1985engineeringhad a blast on westpac 85
Halstead, ScottMR2May 1984 – Feb 1988R-2
McSweeney (Tippie), KellieE-3May 20, 1984 – Aug 23, 1985DeckGreat Time on the Jason, West Pac 85 was a blast! Like to say hi to those that remember and send me a email love to hear from some of you!
Monroe, BryanMR2Jun 10, 1984 – Jul 10, 1985R2WestPac 85 was great. Email me for photos at Still living the dream. Now working in Kelso WA.
Quardokus, TimET1Jul 1984 – Oct 1987R-4Great Crew, Great Times! Two West Pac's, One Collision, A Million Memories.
Lipp, CatherineFIREMAN E-3Aug 1984 – Oct 1985R-1Carpenter Shop
Skelly, Allisonbm3Aug 20, 1984 – Apr 1, 1988decksome off the greatest times of my life,also where I meet my husband
De Dios, TonyHM2Aug 21, 1984 – Sep 1, 1987Deck/MedicalUnforgetable memories. West-Pac '85. Shellback card I still have it in my wallet. Went to HM School, Lab School, Cytology School pass my board exam then got out in 1994. Military life/experience is the best. "Jolly J" and crew the best..
Keough, KayE3Oct 1984 – Oct 1989HT
De Dios, TonySNOct 1, 1984 – Oct 1, 1987Deck/MedicalI was a "Striker". Went to Corpsman School, Lab School, Cytology School after passing the board exam i got out in 1994. Thanks US Navy I owe you a lot. Learned a lot in "Jolly J", the unforgetable camaraderie. Bernie Mc Stay hello
Abell, ReginaMS3Nov 27, 1984 – Jul 16, 1988SupplyBeing on the Jason was a real interesting experience. I had a loads of fun and enjoyed experiencing West Pacs and time at sea :).
Harrington, DeirdreHT2Dec 1984 – Apr 1988R-1Greetings to all I served with.
Minor, EmilyMR3Dec 1984 – Apr 22, 1988R-2Came onboard at Pearl, did 2 WestPacs and also home port move to San Diego. We went to Hong Kong, Philipines, Thailand, Madagascar. Remember those shellback initiations and Short Pier, Diego Garcia? Served my entire sentence aboard Jason.
Scarpello, DebraMR2Dec 1984 – May 1988R-2AR-8 Ready, Willing & Able. Hey Sharkie, how's it hang'in? Have you heard anthing about Cheif?
McStay, BernieHM3Dec 1, 1984 – Jun 1, 1986MedicalWas the real Navy back then. Retired, can you believe it!
Gentry, TerryHMC RetiredDec 8, 1984 – Dec 7, 1987Medical X-DivisionLooking for past shipmates whom I served with onboard the USS Jason. Doc Gentry Sends
Rmc Littlejohn, Lester PE7Dec 16, 1984 – Sep 16, 1988Ops

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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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