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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

Levitch, AndrewQM21983 – 1984qm
Serrano, Alex profile iconMM21983 – 1986M-DivisionFirst cruise I took headed straight to Beirut Lebanon. Wow, what an introduction. The city really lit up at night. I'm Looking for BTFN James Wallace from B-Division. Emall me at Thanks.
Hall, JeffBM2Jan 6, 1983 – Oct 3, 19853rdNow set condition 1 Alpha, Away all Boats! My 1st ship, what an experience!! Beirut bombing, 211 day "Med", two 3 day ports. It's a wonder I stayed in for 20! :) Rick, Kenny, Barney, Ritner, Salas, what a group!!
Schleuter, RickyEN2Apr 1983 – Dec 1986A-Gang;& The PitThose were the best days of my life;I wish now I would have done 20;I have a lot of good memories;If there is any old Buds out there drop a line;Rick;;
Baron, JamesJO1(SW) Apr 3, 1983 – Jun 30, 1986X (Admin)Ran ship's CCTV system - assigned to Admin. Mess decks MAA three times. Left El Paso for USS Nimitz. Retired in 99 as a JOCS(SW).Captain Carl V. Lind was outstanding.
Beasley, DennisRM1Apr 22, 1983 – Oct 23, 1985CommicationGood Ship
Proffitt, GregMS2May 1983 – Mar 1987S2sailing on the the El Paso was truly my best experience in the Navy. it was what being in the Navy was all about. from the crew,to every moment on 117 were great.i will always remember my time on El Barco Magnifico special....
Bourassa, MichaelBM2/BM1May 20, 1983 – Jun 5, 19853rd BoatsChecked onboard the night before leaving on the 83 cruise. It was the hardest duty in my 10 yr career and at the same time one that gives me the most memories. Securing all the boats after a backload had to be the worst
Connors, ChristopherLT.Aug 1983 – May 1985Gunnery, M A Gang
Nahari, JoelLT(JG) - LTAug 1983 – Jan 19963rdIn my Navy career this was my least favorite assignment. Good and bad memories. Hard-working men that I was proud to serve with. Sad day on 23OCT83 when the Marine Barracks in Beirut was bombed, we were the closest ship to render aid.
Connors, ChrisLt. CD-R 03Aug 1983 –EngineeringI am looking for Doug Smith he served on an LST during the early 80's.
Stark, CoryHT2Sep 15, 1983 – Jun 1, 1987EngineringWanted to give a shout out to all the great men I served with. Went through a lot while aboard, but we pulled through.
Sherman, TomET3Nov 1983 –OE
Yarrington, RobertMidnDec 1983 – Jan 1984OperationsMidshipman training 30 day's Christmas time.
Fox, RobBM3Dec 8, 1983 – Oct 4, 19861stI loved and despised it all at the same time. I thought Catch-22 was a farce until I joined the military. I am glad I did it but would never do it again.
Emlet, JeffreyHT2Dec 14, 1983 – Oct 9, 1987RHad a good time on the ElPaso did two north alantic cruses one med cruse GITMO twice Worked on the damm P250's and in the carpender's shop was the HOTSUITman on flight quarters. with me frend Mike Parker.
Rulon, Thomas LBMSN1984 – 19862nd
Lasley, Brian.bm31984 – 19882ndEl barco magnifico! So many memories. Anyone remember the tatnell and the lawrence at Gitmo? I do
Bradford, RonETCJan 25, 1984 – Apr 28, 1987OE DivisionOE Division Officer
Roberts, JimMS2Feb 20, 1984 – Sep 1988SUPPLYFrom E-1 to E-5 on this ship. 2 Gitmo trips, 1 Med Cruise, "The Yard" at Waterside... Recognize a few names on the crew list.
Skinner, RobertENS/LTApr 1984 – Mar 19871st/3rdGreat memories-GITMO, MARG86, Cash & Co...Tight crew (including Marines). As noted, best time to be a sailor-worked hard/played hard. Thanks to the Chiefs/LPOs that took care of that young DivO. Fair winds to all!
Oppel, WayneRMCS(SW)Apr 10, 1984 – Sep 18, 1987OCGreat ship and great folks.
McCoy, Stanleyms2May 9, 1984 – Sep 4, 1989supply
Ortiz, MikeQM2May 20, 1984 – Oct 1, 1986NavigationI served onboard the El Paso in the mid 80s. I was the LPO for nav div. I also played on the ship softball team. We were the best team on base we won the Captains Cup and beat the bahamian international team. We never lost a game to anyone.
Parker, DanEW1 (SW)Jun 1984 – Dec 1988OEMany good memories of the times served on El Barco and many good friends...
Tetter, MarcellusSNAug 1984 – Oct 1985DeckWow this brings back a lot of memories. Seeing some of the names on this list. I too remember that night in GITMO. It was nice how the entire ship stuck together.If I could do it again, I would not be such a nut case, lol. sweepers sweepers
Fannon, DavidQMCS/CWO-2Aug 1, 1984 – Jul 1, 1986NavigationI have navigated all over the world, but navigating the El Paso during MARG 1-86 in the Fog was one of my most challenging experiences. Remember our shipmate YN1 (SW) Ronald Stanko
Tetter, MarcellusBMSAAug 15, 1984 – Nov 10, 1985This was a great experience for me, it taught me alot about growing up and a lot of disapline. I really enjoyed my 18 months on the El Paso and all the friends I meet on board. Oh yes I do remember Gitmo and getting our liberty taken.
Toms, MichaelENS to LTJGAug 15, 1984 – Jan 31, 1987OPSGreat to see names from the past on here. El Paso was a great ship with a phenomenal crew - it was an honor to serve with you. Per Bob Skinner's comment, thanks to all the Os,CWOs,Chiefs,POs&SNs who guided us - Cheers!
Springsteen, DougRM2Sep 1984 – Sep 28, 1989OCWorked for RMCM Oppel. My buddies called me "Bruce" or "Dougie Fresh"
De Vos, DonatoSM2Oct 15, 1984 – May 25, 1989OCI am finishing my 20 in the Army.
Hatcher, Eric Stuffy profile iconEN2Nov 7, 1984 – Nov 7, 1988A gang AC and Rstill a live and working in the refrigeration and construction
Freeman, WilliamDKSNDec 1984 – Jun 1987SupplyWill never forget the ship or the crew. It was truely a coming of age for me to be a part of EL BARCO MAGNIFICO...Remember the "INCIDENT" at GITMO when we had our liberty secured??
Speenburgh, "speedy"BTC1985 – 1988BStevens, what are you doing? Lavalet, what are you doing in VT? Where the hell is BTCS Werth? Lotta laughs! Glad to see some of you guys made it out alive. Anyone seen LT flemming, Lcdr Muha? Is Hickman out of the joint yet?
Finley, James profile iconBT31985 – 1990MPI enjoyed the time I spent on and the people I met on El Barco Magnifico.
Restaino, Nick DomenicE5/BM2Jan 1985 – Feb 19881st/3rdSmitty I remember. "God dammit Dan,you got blood all over my uniform"po Roberts,Dan Lietz, what a long strange trip 85/86/87,piping General Westmoreland on board for Capt. Cashs inauguration,I think Skinner was ood?
Higgins, TimothyET3Jan 1985 – Mar 1988Operations Electronics
Higgins, Tim / HiggyET3Mar 1985 – Mar 1988OEI remember a few of you guys. I also remember the good times that we had on board the El Paso. One of these days, I'll track down some of the twidgets that I worked with.
Maki, Mark/macBT2Mar 10, 1985 – Nov 17, 1989engineeringahoy to all who served the barco magnifico from the best BT in the fleet. I know how to get ahold of jimmy cavana. spengurg .hello whats this about hickman
Sandman, DavidBM1Apr 1985 – Aug 19881stIt was a great time
Zschiegner, Mark profile iconRM2May 1985 – Sep 1988OpsDid my entire tour in the Navy on the El Paso from '85-'88. Hit me up if you remember and want to re-connect as we all get older. :)
Piselli, CarmenE3May 1, 1985 – Feb 9, 1987Deck
Bridges, Brian "buffy"OS2May 19, 1985 – Mar 19, 1989OIit is amazing that 18 years have gone by since i left the elpaso...whew....i had a lot of good friends on that ship. i know many have gone into the private sector as i have and done well for themselves. would love to catch up with some.
Zammarrelli, SteveEM2Jun 1985 – Jan 1990E-Division
Lavalette, PaulEN2/EN1 (ENCS NOW)Jun 1, 1985 – Jun 1, 1989Engineering Aux (A-GANG)I loved that El-Barco Stew... I retire Aug 05 to Newport Vermont I will miss the Sea.
Cavana, Jimmy(coco)MM3Jun 10, 1985 – Apr 21, 1989ENGINEERINGmARK MAKI....WHERE THE HELL ARE YA.Can't add much too what already was said.Those days are the only days of my life that I wish I could have back....Lane from main...the man with the best videos filmed onboard the ElPaso.)859-982-1258
Powell, DaveENFNJul 4, 1985 – Feb 15, 1989AEngineer of 8-1 (The Beast) Worked in Boat Shop & AC/R Shop during my tour from 85-89. Those were the days of my youth. Where has that young boy gone to?
Cash, RoyCAPTAINAug 30, 1985 – Mar 17, 1987Commanding OfficerEl Paso was the most rewarding and challenging duty of my 30-year Navy career. El Barco Magnifico Forever!
Debevc, MarkFC2Sep 28, 1985 – Nov 1989OPS
Dahmer, TimEW3 (SW)Dec 1985 – May 1987OEA great first ship and good memories. Cash's Cab, you call we'll haul. Remember meeting Capt. Cash's daughter Kelly as Miss America 1986 coming into homeport after the North Atlantic cruise. I'm at
Mitton, AdamEMDec 1985 – Nov 1988E
Montgomery, Darran/montyRMSNDec 13, 1985 – Feb 25, 1989OpsHad some great times onboard, and in many ports. 2 Med cruises, a North Atlantic, and many Caribbean cruises. Mark, John, Stan, Mo, Doug, and many others. Great memories!

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