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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 567 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
Kolarik, Robert H. [moose]CS3 MS31972 – 1976SupplyI miss all my old ship mates esp. SM1 Fat Albert I ret. in 1987 as a MA1 E Mail me F.A.
Makuszak, Fredpn31972 – Nov 23, 1973ships officegreat times and many great libertu ports. a special hello to pn1 richard lucas
Hellrung, KermitDK21972 – Aug 9, 1974SupplyLooking for old friends, Rodericks, Sullivan, Little Man Miller, Modro,Schnizinger,Jimmy the Postal Clerk, Palermo. Good times saw two med cruises (How about those Egyptians in 73) and six Caribbean cruises
Orton, JohnnyE31972 – 19732ndIt was a part of my life I will never forget.
Smith, TerryRM21972 – 1975OpsGreat times and great people. Saw Russ Strong on here. Still looking for Hotard are you
Hale, DaveE-5Jan 24, 1972 – Jan 24, 19781234656Look forward to hearing from anyone the served during my time on the El Paso
Robinson, Anthony "tony" Or "robbie"BM3Feb 1972 – Dec 1972deckI made the Med cruise in 72 on the El Paso. I broke my on arm when a line slipped off a cleat while putting boats back in their cradles. I was taken by helicopter to Roosevelt Roads Naval Hospital. After 3 weeks there I was sent to Quantico
Brown, DanielSK2Feb 1, 1972 – Jul 1, 1975SupplyRetired in 1996 as SKCS(SW). Really enjoyed my tour on the El Paso. PN1 Lucas, SKC Quinn please email
Nash, JimET1Apr 1972 – Nov 1978OPS
Shay, WilliamENFNApr 19, 1972 – May 19, 1975A-Gang-BoatshopBest times of my life( or dreamn't about ) orginated at sea.Miss all the guys of thre GANG LCM6-4 LCM82 Miss all the other brothers on board the ship.Devon Brothers,Sutton Brothers,and Shay Brothers...
Verba, BobETN SNJun 1972 – May 1974OPS
Ziemer, CharlieEN3Jun 13, 1972 – Sep 15, 1975HAD A GREAT TIME MADE GOOD FRIENDS
Suppa, FrankAE3Jul 1972 – Oct 1973Helo DetSailed all over South and Central America with great visits to Rosie Roads
Signor, PhilLTJGAug 1972 – Aug 19752nd Gunnery, NavigatorMany good memories of some fine people. Now retired from Naval Reserve.
Buchholz, BillLTJGAug 1972 – Oct 19774th, 1st, OCGood shipmates, one and all. Lots of good times and memorable events in the Carib and the Med. Good to see what so many of you are doing.
Lee, KennethSN1Aug 22, 1972 – Oct 10, 19752nd
Withers, BobBM3Aug 23, 1972 – Apr 4, 1976first and second divisionslooking to contact some great old friends jeff hall, chuck middleton.steve hyde, bill siniard, ernie maaske and anyone else who served durring this time
Lambert, Charles A. (Chuck)E-5Sep 1, 1972 – Jan 18, 1976E Interior Communications
Lambert, ChuckE5 INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS ELECTRICIANSep 1, 1972 – Jan 18, 1976E
Tokarcik, Edward T.k.snDec 10, 1972 – Sep 10, 19751st div.Hey Tom give me a call in Stafford Va. or should I call you Elroy, bet you haven"t heard that in along time. T.K.
McGrath, PeterMM21973 – 1974MRosie Roads, Columbia, Antillies, Panama, Toulon, Livorno (not a place for young sailors), etc.... and the Engine Room....
King, JohnSeaman Apprentice1973 – 1974Boat DivisionIncredible memories of amazing shipmates. I was 17 years old; my immaturity was unbounded; however, numerous superb leaders demonstrated patience I didn’t deserve. As Coxswain for LCM 8-3, I served with a fantastic crew!
Lake, SteveBM2Jan 4, 1973 – Nov 25, 19732ndI only had a short stint on here before I was discharged in November 1973 so I did not get too friendly with many guys.
Holman, Ronnie DeanE-4Jan 10, 1973 – Mar 29, 19732nd Marine Div.I was a Marine Corporal out of Camp Lejeune for 2nd half of a Carb cruise. I loved U Squids- U treated me dignity and respect.. Great time in Aruba. SEMPER FI [served with Marine A.R. Anderson from Florida]
Weibley, JohnEMFA-EM2Mar 1973 – Aug 1977
Strong, RussellRM2Mar 1973 – May 1975OCLooking for any of the comm gang. Does anyone remember Rm2 Hotard's hometown?
Nettleton, JackBM3May 1973 – Jun 19751stGood time while I was in, but like the other non-lifers happy when I got out. Met lots of great guys and learned how to get along with everyone and treat people like we all want to be treated.Enjoyed two Med. cruises and Carib cruise or two
Mitchell, James (Jim)OS3May 1, 1973 – Apr 1975CICMed cruise 73-74, Christmas in Toulon, and lots more. Served with a good group of guys. Hope that all of you are doing well. Would love to hear from you.
Pringle, Craig (Chips)bt2Jun 1973 – Jan 1977bgood memories
Richards, Edward (Ed)EM3/EM2Jun 4, 1973 – Aug 1976EA great bunch of guys and a good ship. Remeber the guys Roland Pinciaro, Kenny Ballock, All the good liberty ports of 2 meds and more Cairb than I remember. PALMA was the best, walking shore patrol in blues in Naples not
Lee, Murray LeeBTCMAug 24, 1973 – May 1, 1978BDid a little of every thing 3M coordinator,command master chief, B Div. and temporary MPA
James, Norman /storman profile iconEN2Sep 1973 – Mar 1977A Gang / Boat Shop think about the gang alot
Wamsley, William (Bill)Operation Specialist 2Oct 1973 – Sep 1974OperationsServed with a Great Bunch of Shipmates.
Williams, WillyEN3Nov 1973 – Jun 8, 1977A GANG &BOAT SHOP STARTED IN A GANG WENT BOAT SHOP ENG.ON 6-3 & 8-3. 3 MEDS,SHIPYARD DUTY ON APPLE I STILL THINK OF THE GOOD TIMES JUST FOR MAINT,MY BOSS PICKED UP A MIKE 8 FOR REPAIR WORK ON MEL PRICE LOCK&DAM. ATTENDE REUNION
Albertson, Harold ( Fat Albert)SM1Nov 3, 1973 – Nov 12, 1976OCI'm Here in SC and doing well. The El Paso was my last ship before retiring with 20 years svc. I really enjoyed my three years on the El Paso. I just discovered the reunion today, in the latest copy of shift colors. Sm3 Kegeris, email me
Lazaroe, Steven W.E3Dec 3, 1973 – Aug 30, 1976Deck Divison 3, Ops Yomen, store keeperI was just out of bootcamp when i came aboard the USS EL PASO LKA117. Had lot of friends aborad the old girl. Like Mines,JJ Johnson and his brother Smithy. Ratcliff in OPs and lot more. Like to see some of then guys.
Spence, GaryIC1974 – Aug 28, 1976E
Davis, JamesE21974 – 1975Operations
Brackett, Jerry / JakeICC1974 – 1976ELike to hear from some of the guys. (Gary Spence) etc.
Sarro, EdwardRmsnJan 1974 – Jul 24, 1974OperationsServed with a guy name of Jim Gamble from Ala If you come here or someone who knows him does. Please have him e mail me thank you
Sarro, EddyRMSOJan 15, 1974 – Jul 24, 1975OperationsIt was fun most of the time.
Mangine, AlanFeb 1974 –2nd
Beasley, Robert (Beas)BT2Feb 14, 1974 – Aug 26, 1977BGreat First Ship. Did a little brig time underway for a fight in Valencia, Spain in the Chaquita Bar . Retired in 2006 as a LDO LCDR.
George, GaryE3Feb 23, 1974 – Aug 23, 1977A It was a great almost 4 years on the boats.
McGee, Gerald (Mcgoo)MS1Apr 1974 – Jul 1977SupplyGet in touch, guys!
McLaughlin, Buddy profile iconEN3May 1974 – Jun 1975BOAT SHOP
West, ChuckEN3May 25, 1974 – Sep 27, 1976A GangWent through the Fist overhaul at Metro Machine.
Shaw, JamesLTJGJun 1, 1974 – Aug 1, 1977Comm
Shaw, JamesLTJGJul 20, 1974 – Jul 20, 19771st, Sigs, CommSaw the world, swung on the hook for most of it. Gitmo 74, Carib 75 Med 75, Med 76. I've been an attorney in California for 24 years, about to retire.
Boyer, Marlon/boomSH3Sep 30, 1974 – Sep 29, 1977SUPPLYWOULD LIKE TO CONTACT OLD SHIPMATES COBETT,SPENCE,SUTTON,MAGELLA,DAVIS,DUKE,JOHNSON, ETC.
Taylor, Fred "T" Mr "t"EN3Oct 1974 – Jul 7, 1978"A" Boat Shop2 Med cruises afew carib cruises Had a blast in the Med going to Italy Oct 2008 w/family 4 two wks Picked up a shark in St Croix do I need to say more about that? NO!!!!
Howard, JamesHT3Oct 1974 – Jan 1977REPAIRSome of best memories & best friends ever . Just found this web site.I seen BEASLEY name & remember the brig time in SPAIN. Retried now but I still own a steel co.Hated the SS MID WATCH but loved the MID RATS.
Klimczak, ChesterPNSNNov 1, 1974 – Jul 17, 1976Ship's OfficeSome of the most fun and friendship I had ever had
Slocum, SteveEM/FNDec 1974 – Feb 1976Engineering

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