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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

Martin, KennyBM31986 – 19891st Deckeven thou it wasn't my 1st sea duty it is still the best sea duty of my 9 yrs. "EL BARCO MAGNIFICO" will be with me till i die. Mooch, Tupa-ware, and the rest of the guy's smooth sailing 2 you.
Whistler, Johnbm1986 – 1989BoatsI know I enjoyed my time there , I hope everyone is alive and well . Halla if we have a reunion , I wish I stayed sometimes
Dorsey, Tim profile iconDK21986 – 1988S-4This was one of the best assigned that I had while enlisted. I met a great group of shipmates.
Drummond, BertramMM3/SM31986 –DeckAlthough time was cut short quite a few of the crew l miss others l DON'T. Like l always said you can say and do what EVER you WANT just DON'T put your hands on me.
Lacasse, EricGMG2Jan 1986 – Oct 11, 19894First and only command in the Navy. loved and hated it, should've stayed in would be retired by now. Anyone out there remember me?
Fuller, JohnRM2Jan 1986 – Sep 1989
Boatman, Stephene-3 snJan 1986 – Nov 19871st divison
Smith, Terry (Sugar) profile icons/a E2Feb 16, 1986 – Jul 3, 1987deck department. 1st and 5th div.had a great trip around this half of the world. Hello to all my fellow shipmates, that is all but petty officer stinson. If you were there you know why. don,t ask don,t tell. Blue nose and miss america (kelly cash). good days.
Reynolds, John (Jake)SNJun 1986 – Nov 1989i think of my time on el paso alot like to hear from you
Roberts, Harold profile iconE-3Jul 1986 – Nov 1989gunnersmateMy first command. Anyone remember me?
Ballweg, EricHT2Jul 6, 1986 – Nov 13, 1989RepairIs Hickman really in the joint?
Lane, Scott Lane From MaineMM3Jul 12, 1986 – Sep 16, 1989engineering/mainspacehey guys, hope you are all well. anyone heard from jimmy the gar?
Scott, ArchieYN1 THEN/RET YNCJul 14, 1986 – Nov 19, 1990X-Admin
Carswell, AndyPN2 THEN/RETIRED PNCSJul 15, 1986 – Jan 26, 1990Admin/PersMy first ship...what an experience! That ship set the tone for my career. I worked for a great Chief, PNC Mike Green. Still trying to contact him. Anybody know where he is? Can't believe it's been over 20 years...
Werth, RandyBTCOct 1986 – May 1991MPI had a blast, but some of you took a lot of years off my life, haha. Like Speedy, Hickman, Norfolk, Salisbury, but I miss you all.
Fink, JimYNCOct 1986 – Nov 1991AdminSure was a fine ship. Retired in 91 and now reside in North Carolina. Miss the characters in the chief's mess. Had some good times.
Eye, ToddE5/SH2Oct 5, 1986 – Apr 4, 19902ND AND S3The best times I had in the Navy was on El-Barco. Before everything became so damn politically correct. We worked hard and played even harder. If we could walk, stagger, or get carried on board everthing was cool. Miss all you crazy f-----s
Hemmings, AndrewHT2Nov 10, 1986 – Nov 10, 1990I salute you all and i will never forget the friends.
Bush, ChistopherBM3Nov 15, 1986 – Apr 15, 19901STI had a blast on board and have a lot of fond memories some great and not so great. But have to admit that it was the best one of all the ones that I served on.
Walsh, DonaldEW2Dec 1986 – Apr 1991OEI'm on Facebook would love to hear from some of you guys.
Lehr, Marken3Dec 10, 1986 – May 30, 1990ac&r/boat/mobile-e/engto dave powell, stop crying. rass??
Orth, DavidEM21987 – Jun 18, 1991eng/electricalEl Paso was an electricians nightmare...and you wouldn't know unless you were one...Hey Penn, Scott, Erceg, Kunkel, Baranick, Gooden, Yagelski, Turner, Millaci, Turner or anyone else in that group of electricians e-mail me
Howard, JimOS21987 –
Carrick, James (Jim)PH3(SW)1987 – 1989AdminJust like to shout out to all my former ship mates aboard El Barco Magnifico
Bertram, ChrisSN1987 – 1990Deck, 2nd DivisionI have found a few of you on Face Book, Wondering what happened to BM1 Wheeler??? find me at
Bello, TomSN (PCSN)1987 – 19892nd then 1stwho remembers? Helo landing by himself?Riding out hurricane?Whislter jumping off ship?Naples USO bombing?Ltjg Black catching shark off Gitmo?Kingston?Naples?Benidorm?Toulon?Haifa?Tampa?cuz i dont!
Jankowski, JohnGMG31987 – 19894thCatch me on facebook
Matteson, PeterFC3Jan 11, 1987 – Jun 21, 1991Operations
Schmidt, Scott / AbhanABHanJan 12, 1987 – Feb 18, 19882nd DivI loved being on the old girl, The Capt. was Capt Leroy Cash , Jonny Cash's Cousin and father to Kelly Cash Miss America 1987 Lt Lyons was my D.O. then we got Mr. Black (W.O.) i was the only Airdale besides the Capt
Smith, Gary (Smitty 'G'HT2Jan 15, 1987 – Sep 1, 1990R DIVISIONAlot of great people to hang out with. Spice,Derhammer,Sully,Erceg,Kunkle,Sturgell,Smitty'D', and everyone else onboard.
Schmidt, ScottABHANJan 15, 1987 – Oct 9, 19872nd Div. HELO PADSo glad I found this web page often think of the old girl and my ship mates
Mullins, LarryGMG3Feb 1987 – Oct 22, 19904thI have lost contact with all my shipmates since I left. Is there anyone out there who remembers me?
Wright, FrankYN3Feb 1, 1987 – Sep 7, 1990AdminHad a great time on that thar ship. Ken truly tell yar that it made a true sailor out of me. Man how I miss Palma, Spain. Remember Kingston Mon!
Law, StanRM2Feb 25, 1987 – Sep 23, 1990OperationsThe commaradie amongst sailors was like a brotherhood unknown. Many of life's important lessons, relationships, and experiences still shape who I am today. Although, many of people have moved on, the memories still hold fast. HG, UW.
Johnson, ChrisOS3Mar 1, 1987 – Mar 31, 1990OSGood times on this ship. All of the people that I worked with were hard working and most of the time willing to help you out and listen to what you had to say. A big hello to "Buffy", Howard, Chris, OS1 Payne, all OS Div
Phillips, FrankBMMar 15, 1987 – Jun 19, 19903rdIt's crazy, I look back and remember all the good times. I remember how much fun I had. I remember some of the crazy times. Cuba, Kingston, Spain...etc.... It didn't seem fun then, but I miss the El Paso, and my shipmates.
Hays, HaysBTJun 1987 – Jun 1990B
Leakes, Bobby profile iconQM3Jun 5, 1987 – Apr 6, 1991QuartermasterMy time aboard the EL PASO was one of the best times I have ever had. I meet alot of great shipmates and we had some fun times. To contact me send me an email at or look me up on facebook.
Ballentine, FrederickPC2(SW)Jun 11, 1987 – Apr 18, 1992AdminHello to all shipmates, I think my dates are right, may be sooner. Good time, miss them.
Parker, James "Jp5"RM2(SW)Jul 12, 1987 – Aug 30, 1990OPSGood times on this ship. Best ever !!! Meet some good friends. Things were not the same after leaving the "EP" Stan law, Randy Bell, E Rowlett, Richard Miton. Ed "Big Sex" Sexton. Avery Scott. JP5
Trammell, EDMM1Aug 1987 – Nov 1992MM - MMOWSpent over 5 years on El Paso. Still have nightmares! Even though it burned me out, there were a lot of great guys and memorable times. Retired in '96 (TERA)
Ramos, Forrest ''freddy''BM3 Sep 1987 – Mar 1991assault boat ,thirdhad alot of hangovers on this boat if u were drunk with me give me a ring. looking for sm hughey and bm gardner what ever happen to that jackass xo.the one who turned off the supper bowl
Rickard, Brian Aka "turd"Oct 1987 – Oct 19911stHad a blast, Saw alot of things, met some great guys. Here is my email address if you want to say Hi.
Fowler, ChrisBT3Nov 1987 – Apr 1991MP

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