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USS Charleston (LKA 113) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Charleston (LKA 113). 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 426 crew members registered for the USS Charleston (LKA 113).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

Terry, FredBM3Jan 1978 – Dec 1978Deck & Boat
Taylor, KennethMSCMar 1, 1978 – Feb 1, 1980SupplyI was the guy that feed you men the best chow in the navy. the chuck was number (1) she always had a good crew. we had two great skippers while I was there. Capt. Paulson, and Capt Green. we also hade a great crew .
Kaanapu, Donald profile iconSK3Jun 10, 1978 – Sep 10, 1979SUPPLYWorked for Chopper, Dillard who was my LPO. Enjoyed my time onboard visiting the Caribbean, & North Atlantic.
Dave Behler, DocHMCAug 1978 – Dec 1981MedicalGreat ship & Crew - Remember to de-snail, did we ever find one? Retired HMCM managing a large medical practice in DC.
Knox, DonEM3Aug 1, 1978 – Jan 1, 1979ESent to the Charleston to wait for my Nuc School billet to open. I learned more about the Navy here than anywhere else. Awesome life lessons! I ran into the Chief Engineer five years later at SOSMRC in Idaho.
Dake, ToddBM3Sep 1978 – Jan 1982B2 Mardi Gras, Painting the Bull Nose Blue in Norway after passing the artic circle, Hiding from the policia in Spain, and when I seperated - walking down the pier without looking back.
Kirk, JamesEN3Sep 8, 1978 – Sep 15, 1981Boat Shop Had the best time of my life.
Kirk, JamesEN3Sep 10, 1978 – Sep 20, 1981A Gang
McMillan, FrederickQMCSep 18, 1978 – Nov 14, 1980NAVSecond time. Made North Atlantic trip along with other short trips.. Still a good ship after 10 years.
Salas, BennybmsnSep 24, 1978 – Oct 20, 19812nd divhello to everybody i serve with
Lipson, EdwardMssn1979 – 1982Supply
Wegner, PeterBT11979 – 1984MPretired in 94, still steaming
Ashline, Keith/charlie BrownMm31979 – Jun 1982engineeringThe Chuck is still alive and as Ski Bo says the Same old Cuck and always be :)
Nabozny, GaryBMSNFeb 1, 1979 – Nov 1, 19801st DivisionHad custody of the Bosun Locker, Special Sea Detail and Alongside Helmsman. Ran 15, 40 and 70 ton forward booms .Deployed for Gitmo, Med and North Atlantic cruises.
Dial, MichaelBM3Feb 11, 1979 – Oct 15, 19823rd
Zambujo, AnthonyBM3Mar 16, 1979 – Nov 13, 19823rd/1st
Jones, JohnnieENC (SW)Mar 30, 1979 – Feb 28, 1982AUX
Nowodzelski, SkiboBTFNJun 1979 – Feb 1985MPJust wanted to know who was around my e-mail address is It would be nice to hear from some old buddies...
Parker, Steven L Ic2IC2Jun 12, 1979 – Apr 1, 1983ELECTRICAL DIVISIONI created a long lasting memory of friends that I enjoyed port of calls, working, and serving on board the Chuck LKA113. The IC men, Electricians in the Division, and the many divisions I had work along side. Thank you
Alday, Billymn1Aug 1, 1979 – Dec 18, 1982assigned to Deck then Officers Mess DeckNATO Cruse Artic Circle & Blue Nose My last at SEA and was it a goody. The best crew a Ship could have.
Taylor, TerryENFNAug 29, 1979 – Feb 1, 1981A GangSending out a hollar to any folks that served during this time.
Harrison, Harry HarrisonEN1Sep 14, 1979 – Jun 14, 1983A GANGGOOD TIMES THAT I STILL REMEMBER.
Fenstermacher, David Duty Blade F13EN2Dec 19, 1979 – Jul 15, 1983A-GangAwesome experience ,best crew ever, liked so much after a couple of years came back into the Reserves and will retire after 26 years this year. I talk to Sky, Harry harrison every couple of months. Miss you shipmates, best times of my life.
Lehman, Gregory (Steam'N Lehman)BT31980 – 1985MP Division
Gunnip, StevenEM2Jan 1980 – Dec 1981EGood times and bad, lots of memories!
Coker, JimFNFeb 1, 1980 – Aug 27, 1984MPFondest Memories include, a Mardi Gras, New York, Halifax Nova Scotia, Antwerp Belgium, Cobb Ireland, Portsmouth and Petersfield England, and my good friends, Tim Ragland, Leo the Skippers Cook, Tim Pugh, Pete Wegner, Doc, and Tony Pinkney.
Darbro, Justin 'JD'E-6 / MM1Mar 1980 – Aug 19, 1981MP Main Propulsion / Hole / Machine Shop1980 North Atlantic 'Blue Nose' 1981 Mardis Gras LPO Main Hole Ran Machine Shop after MR2 Miller left until we got another Machinist
Chabot, BrianBTCSOct 1980 – Dec 1985B
Rusnak, MichaelQM2Nov 1980 – Jun 1984Operations
Nicholas, JosephBTFNDec 1980 – Dec 7, 1983MPServed with .Kirk, Tony D,Coker, Lynch, Navarro, Ziggy, Dan Fultz,, Vinnie Gelardo,Mackin, Ragland, Skibo, Benton, Hiam, Dial, Bishop,Halpenny. See Facebook: USS CHARLESTON LKA113 and Joseph T Nicholas Best Years of my
Lacy, DeanMM3Dec 1980 – Apr 1981MPFirst ship - First watch - First Port visit. Was only onboard for just a few months while awaiting school, but got to ride her down to New Orleans for Mardi Gras '81. Excellent crew and ship to learn a Main Space!
Souders, JohnABH21981 – Oct 4, 1984DECK DEPTSTILL KICKING
Barrett, EddieE-4Jan 1981 – Apr 1983EngineeringSome things you forget, but some you remember well, all the crew members and all the good times with the fellows. Hey "Slick Rick", Lewis, M. Banks, Jackson. Remember our basketball team. What's up USS Charleston.
MacKin, MichaelENFNJan 10, 1981 – Feb 2, 1982A Division -Boat ShopServed with .Kirk, Tony D, Sky Frey, Lynch, Navarro, Ziggy, Dan Fultz,, Vinnie Gelardo, Medvec, Ragland, Nicklaus, Skibo, Benton, Hiam, Dial, Bishop. See Facebook: USS CHARLESTON LKA113 and "Michael Allan Mackin"
Fullerton, Roger (Butch)YNJan 13, 1981 – Jul 19, 1982ExecutiveMy first and only command. Lots of familiar names here due to working with many of your service records. Best friends were Tim Hiam and Mike Dial. Was known as Benewah Butch then. Had a blast! Too short a time.
Kenyon, CharlesJan 22, 1981 – Jun 26, 1986
Pugh, TimE-5 / HT2Apr 1981 – May 1984I started out as a whole snipe, FN, then transfered to Repair Division. CWO3 Eldride was our division officer back in late 1982. Some of the guy's names to best of my memory, HT2 Tucker, HT1 Bowden, HT1 Thomas who later made HTC, and HT2 Folk.
Leclair, DanBTFNApr 23, 1981 – Jul 18, 1984MP BOILER ROOMHad alot of fun on the old chuck hanging with fr mark varre bt2 jerry benton.
Edins, William (Feet)BM3May 1981 – Aug 10, 1984FirstThe #1 Chuck! Good Ship Great Crew. Never forget sitting dead in the water in 60 foot swells in the North Atlantic or splitting my head open during fresh water wash down in Gatun Lake Panama. All in all a good time but don't regret not staying in.
Litsch, GeorgeBM2May 1981 – Apr 19851 stMy first ship, THE CHUCK. Hanging with Charles (BUFFY) Parsons, Steve Lamar, ABH2 Sounders, Josh Loney, Willie SALES, Kieth Burnette, Jeff Katcha, GLEEK, Jeff Hayhurst and all the rest remember NY Yard period, jamacia, North Atlantic.
Ceoffe, TonySM2May 1, 1981 – May 20, 1983Signal BridgeThe best softball team in the Navy. Also one Hell of a Football Game. We played a Game between Deck and Ops that resulted in Football being outlawed on the ship forever.
Halfpenny, JackMM2Jul 1981 – Jan 1985MP/ANorth Atlantic, Cork Ireland liberty fondly remembered.Panama Canal transit also.
Heinitz, Bill / (Tiny)OS2 (SW)Jul 14, 1981 – Dec 11, 1984OII really enjoyed my time on the CHUCK - North Atlantic Cruises, Panama - if you were on then you know what i mean. I was a young kid when i first reported, Thanks to Chief Moats, PC3 Danny Crain, OS2 Davenport, LT Boyce, for making me grow up.
Hibler, GlennIC2Aug 15, 1981 – Nov 16, 1984EHad some great times on the Chuck. Made some great friends. The Chuck is moored here in Philadelphia. I see it every time I drive on I 95. I remember Steve GunnipJim Folk Dean Hanson
Haynes, RayBMSNOct 1981 – Dec 1983Deck (Forward)
Nieves, Ricardo (Rick)GMG2Oct 1981 – Jul 1985DeckHow i dream of yesteryear. How much fun it was to be on the #1 Chuck. One of the best softball teams i have ever played on. I was their best 3rd baseman. Yeah you remember me Slick Rick from NYC. Great experience being in the ship yards in NYC.
Starr, JohnE-1 ththrough E-3Oct 1981 – Dec 1982Repair? In the back with HT2 TuckerI still talk to and visit John Souders in NJ. Great times aboard that ship. NY city?!! Are you kidding me?!! Jack Halfpenny, Brian Sakai. My My how time flies!!! Someone get ahold of me..
Ledger, Mark profile iconETSN - ET2Oct 1981 – Feb 1985OEOrder of the Ditch, Blue Nose, humping VRC-46 Radios into the boats, Shock Trials, PT with LT Brian Sakai and the guys, remembering Shipmates, Halifax, Boston, Key West, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Freeport, & LOTS of FUN!
Stout, BrianfnNov 20, 1981 –mphad a good time remember all you guys leclair ,coker ,pugh varre , benton ,ragland and all the rest. recently lost my wife to cancer, but found God, taking seminary classes studying to be a servant of Jesus Christ.
Cowan, William (Bill)RM1 (Ret)Dec 18, 1981 – Oct 25, 1983OCO1 (Radio)Past shipmates give me a shout-out.

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