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USS El Paso (LKA 117) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS El Paso (LKA 117). 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 569 crew members registered for the USS El Paso (LKA 117).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1987 | 1988 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Suhs, DavidLTJG0000 – Jun 15, 19772nd & Admin.It was a great ship with some great people. It was really a pleasure to know them and work along side them. I would love to get in contact with Phil Signor and Bill Buchholz. My wife and I are serving in a Christian International school in Korea.
Sutton, DonQM31968 – 1971OPSPlankowner
Keene, JimEM 31968 – 1972EngineeringI was one of the first assigned to this ship. I reported to Newport News for duty when she was still on paper sitting in the top drawer of a desk. CWO4 Miller was acting CO. EM2 Kovacks & EM1 Ravenell - shop leaders.
Estep, LeonardBM21968 – 19713rd or BoatLeonard Estep was on this ship in the Navy. He passed away in November of 2001.
Hobson, ClarenceEN3Dec 2, 1968 – Jul 3, 1971EngineeringWas on Plank crew,and enjoyed my time and friends while I was there. If any remember Roland Tharle he pass a few years ago and is missed! He ended up as my brother-in law! LOL
Smith, JosephBM31969 – Jul 10, 1973Boat
Rebar, JohnFTG21969 – 1971Plank owner. Good times in the Med, and Virginia Beach.
Hatcher, LarryBOOTS BM 31969 – 19733 rd Great four years Plank Owner Best crew ever- Joe,Jimmy,Jerry,Kenny and all the others,Hope you all are doing well ( Boots Away )
Hansen, Roger / RinhinhinETN-31969 – 1973OEPLANK Owner. Just found this site. Good Ship and Great Crew. Had a great time while on board and ENJOYED the Crusies and Liberty ports. According to the Officers I severed with probably a little too much enjoyment while on Liberty.
Miller, KennethPN1, PNC1969 – 1972XPlank Owner.
Phillips, Gary Q.Lt1969 – 1970OpsI believe I was the first off in ops to show up at precomm crew.
Stutzman, SteveBt31969 –B divisionPlank owner assigned to the ship yard during the construction
Perret, TomRD31969 – May 1971OperationsPre Commission crew member and plank owner: Gitmo, Med and Caribbean cruises.
Maxwell, William/the MaxBM31969 – 19712ndPlankowner
Dolnak, RichBosen Mate 3rd Class1969 – Nov 19713rd deckI was a Bosen Mate for two years and served in Vietnam the last two years from 68-69 in the SeaBees. Married for 41 years, one daughter and grandson. If you want to get in touch, just email me.
Francis, ParksE41969 – 1972EngineeringHad the greatest time visiting all the different places we were able to go to. The best time I ever had probably was when we visited Barcelona Spain.
Nowalk, DonDK3Jan 1969 – Jul 1971SupplyPlank owner. Had some great time overseas. Ozzie or Terry Cline if you see this EMAIL me. I have worked the last 25 years for the government at Tobyhanna Armt Depot.
Zwerman, JamesGMG2Jan 16, 1969 – Mar 16, 19734th.I am a plank owner help put el paso in commission
Hayes, JimmyseamanJan 26, 1969 – Apr 28, 1971deck just want to say hello to all my plankowner mates.
Nelson, Fred?freddy FarkleBT3Mar 1969 – Nov 1973ENG.BHONEST ITS JUST A HAND ROLLED CIGARETTE TETER
Cline, TerryE3May 30, 1969 – Nov 30, 1969Supplies/StorekeepingWould enjoy hearing from any of my old shipmates, especially storekeeping crew, Don Nowalk, John Wiliams, etc. Look forward to any correspondence.
Welling, Ronald/the Red BaronENS/LTJGJun 1969 – 1971opsNucleus crew at Newport News, VA. EMO and Mike-8 boat wave cmdr.
Cline, Kenny (Kc)BM2Jun 18, 1969 – Aug 14, 19733RD OR BOATPLANK OWNER.GREAT TIME MISS THE BOATS. MADE ALLOT OF FRIENDS.MISS THE OLD TIMES WITH LARRY,TEDDY BEAR WARE, MARK,ROGER ,CHRIS,ANDY,RICHARD,IKNOW I MISSED SOMECAN NOTREMEBER THEM ALL. TO ALL THE FIRST CREW MAY YOUR SEA'S ALWAYS BE CALM KC
Burton, Keith "Doug"EN 2Jul 1969 – Jul 1971BPlank owner
Potter, Don / GrampsRM3Jul 1969 – 1971OPSGOOD TIMES GOOD CRUISES....FORGOT THE BAD.. REMEMBER LOTS OF GOOD TIMES AND GOOD FRIENDS.... HAIL TO THE PHANTOM...
Rosumny, BenRM3Jul 1969 – 1971OCGood to see Nuke and Gramps on here - check out my pix on the Facebook page for El Paso - good times and old friends!!!!!
O'neill, FredHTCJul 12, 1969 – Dec 15, 1971RDue to loss of Repair Officer I was designated as "R" Div. Officer. As such we completed the cruise and believe me without the help of the crew I would never had made it. I wish to thank all of you shipmates who worked with me. Thank
Hensley, KenBT2Aug 1969 – Dec 1971B
Flahery, MikeEns-Lt (jg)Aug 1969 – Aug 1972Admin/OpsPlankowner. Great crew. Great shipmates all. Too many sea stories to share public ally. When we'd lose a generator the Soviet spy trawler thought we found a new "don't get close" tactic. Fun.
Schneitzinger Jr, BillSK3Aug 1969 – Jan 1973SupplyPlank owner - Served on the El Paso from 1969 to 1973.
McCracken, TomBT2Aug 1, 1969 – Jul 1, 1971B DivPlank Owner Great Ship Great Ship
Milligan, Robert profile iconBT3Aug 1, 1969 – Aug 1, 1972B
Dees, MichaelPN3Aug 19, 1969 – Sep 5, 1971Personnel OfficeProud Plankowner. Loved that ship and I must admit it had the best crew in the Navy. Enjoyed the steaming in the Carib and Med where we sampled the beer,booze and the local lovlies. Some of the best years of my life.
Reynolds, DonaldBT 2Aug 21, 1969 – Dec 15, 1972B
Greene, WayneBM2Sep 1969 – May 19731stHad a great time during those years. Now have to work for a living
Miller, Tony/nukeET1Sep 1969 – Apr 1972OEPlankowner. Had a great time. Would like to hear from others in OPS during the time I served
Martinezmoles, Antonio/moleMM2Sep 1969 – Mar 1973MWhat ever happen to CD & AV
Harris, Al / LeroyE-3Sep 1969 – Jul 1973BLooking back at the time I spent onboard I would'nt want to change anything except maybe working with Teter.Here's a Hello to the rest of the Plank owners out there.
Glace, KenLTSep 1969 – Jun 1971SupplyPlankowner and attended decommissioning ceremony
Holland, Arval / CountryE-3Sep 1969 – Apr 19713rd Boat divWas a Plank owner. Ran LCM 6 #3. I remember several from my old div. on here. I hope everone is doing well.
Creasy, DaleEN3Sep 1969 – Jul 1971A DivisonPlank Owner-Engineman on #5 mic 6 Salvage Boat-Drove officer's cab on base during the shake-down cruise at Gitmo-On board when steam turbine gen. blew up. Lots of Caribbean ports visited and two Med. cruises.
Parker, Robert(Bobby)SA / SNSep 1969 – 1971Deck crew It was the most educational experience and adventurous time of my life.
Moody, Dennis Big MoodE4Sep 1, 1969 – Jun 1, 1973EPLANK OWNER COMMISIONED HER. LOOKING FOR CHUCK LAMBERT MIKE SEXTON AND PATE. IF YOU SERVED WITH ME YOU HAD TO KNOW EM2 PATE. WHAT A GOOF. ANY CREW MEMBER I SERVED WITH I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM. E-MAIL ME. WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Greene, WayneBM2Sep 1, 1969 – May 1, 19731stGreat days on board..enjoyed the reunion at Philly in 2004. Now living in Auburn Alabama and work for Auburn University. Hello to all my shipmates.
Greene, WayneBM2Sep 3, 1969 – Apr 15, 19731stMany years have passed since sailing on the 'old gal'. She was a good home away from home. She gave me the 4 years I needed to 'grow up' and the development of a hard work ethic and leadership that have served me well for many yea
Johnson, MarkE-3Sep 10, 1969 – May 23, 19731STHAD A HELL OF A TIME WE WENT EVERYWHERE THE CARRIBIAN THE MED AND S. AMERICA. LOVED AND HATED IT AT THE SAME TIME BEST DAMN COMMISSIONING CREW EVER IM PROUD TO BE A PLANK OWNER
Vasquez, Jesse A.IC3Sep 12, 1969 – Feb 7, 1971EHello to all my shipmates of that era.I too am a plankowner and await my $$$$.I'm so sure.My family and I have been in Dallas since 1973.Long live the phantom growler!!All you guys take care.Calm seas,and fair winds ahead.Jesse A.Vasquez
Palino, DennisEN2Sep 23, 1969 – Jun 29, 1973A DivisionCaptain's gig engineer. Mike 8--4 engineer plank owner .
Griffin, Jeromesm3Sep 29, 1969 – May 4, 1973signalThanks for the shoutout Bob, I'll be in touch.
Handley, RichardBM3Sep 30, 1969 – Jul 1, 19713rd - Boat CrewBest crew in the world. The boat division kicked ass and broke all previous records. I was in charge of the Boatswains Locker and drove an 8 boat. I see 2 or 3 people on here that I recognize. Anybody ever hear what happened to Provo?
Vasquez, JesseIC3Oct 10, 1969 – Feb 8, 1971E DivisionI am a plankowner and have old photos of Jimmy "J.B".Hays.The J.B. was cause I thought that he looked like james Brown.I have photos of Bug,Weaver,and Hadden.I was discharged NAS Corpus Christi,Tx 08/18/1971.
Herndon, William M.BM1Oct 10, 1969 – Jun 10, 19711st DivisonPlank owner 2 man on board along with BMCM Carlson ,she was a great ship with a great crew,broke all records at Gitmo
Hansen, RogerETN3Oct 20, 1969 – Jun 1, 1973EOPlank Owner. Great time on the ship. Now retired after working for the Federal Aviation Administration ended up my career in government service as a GS-14 Operational Manager. After 39 1/2 years.
Eichacker, PeterHM-5Nov 1969 – Aug 1971MedicalPlank owner. Came on an E3 and left an E5. It was a great ship and crew. I really enjoyed serving with the doctors on board and my fellow corpsmen. What an education.
Guthrie, AndyBM3Nov 12, 1969 – Sep 8, 1971Awesome memories of Carib, Greece, Spain and a great group of knuckleheads. Remember Chief Carlson and son, Chris; Ron Moon, Goodson...great shipmates. Plankowner.
Taylor, JohnYN2Nov 13, 1969 – Nov 10, 1970SHIPS OFFICE/LEGAL OFFICELOOKING FOR PLANK OWNERS WHO NEW HER WHEN SHE WAS BRAND NEW AND STATE OF THE ART AMPHIBIOUS WARFARE
O'Neill, FredDCC/HTCNov 29, 1969 – Nov 27, 1971"R"As Acting Repair Officer I was supported by an outstanding group of men who made my job a rewarding experience. After all these years I'm still very thankful for their help.
Green, DaveRD3Dec 1969 – Aug 19713rd - Boats & OI - RadarPlank Owner. Drove LCM6 boats then went to OI and did radar until discharge. Great guys and still keep in touch with some. Remember standing lifeboat watch and getting the fresh donuts from the galley early in the morning!
King, BobSM3Dec 1969 – Sep 10, 1973
King, BobSM3Dec 1969 – Sep 1973OPSgreat memories of visits to Athens, Barcelona to name a few. Hey, griff or willie williams, email me.
Whitley, Lewis/whitBM 3Dec 1969 – 1972Deck 2ndPlank owner. Enjoyed the travel-Spain, Greece, Italy,Turkey, Cuba, Peurto Rico, South America. Great times with buddies Ted Ware, Tharle, Stafford, and the rest of the gang.
Conner, RossIC1Dec 7, 1969 – Apr 1, 1975E DivisionBest ship I was ever on, small crew of professional sailors
Miller, RogerBM2Dec 31, 1969 – Nov 9, 19733rdAlong with M. Johnson and "teddy bear Ware we were the terror's of all ports of call. LCM 8-1 ruled the water.

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