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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

Stanley, Jim/stanbt31990 – 1991b divWassup, Speedy, Chambers, Sully and Chief Werth. What happened to Hickman and Pettis?!
Weber, Gregorybm31990 – Jul 10, 19921st divisionI remember maguire, McCormick, Krapp,Vacarelli,how bout Diamond Dave. But Ill never forget Jamaica Jones. Alot of awesome guys we worked and partied our asses off.
Wolfe, Time-21990 – 1993deck division 1best ship,guys and time of my life. just I knew then what i know now. miss the old girl.
Koelsch, PhilENS-LTJan 1990 – Feb 1994A-Gang/AdminMy first ship. My favorite ship. Lots of great memories.
Rountree, RafeBM2Jan 1990 – Nov 19901stHello everyone, yes Im still here, living in NC Let me hear from anyone that remembers me. Rafe
Smith, Smit Dogg/ SmittyJan 1990 – May 1993engineering/main spacei really had a great time and wish to reunite with old crew members and i am still the sammmmmme!!!!
Moorman, Daryle-3Jan 1, 1990 – Feb 6, 19912nd Division
Parker, CarlOS2Jan 10, 1990 – Apr 21, 1994OI OPSMy Naval Service started on a great ship and I remeber some great times, I made rank and I lost rank but when I left the El Paso, it had made me a better Sailor and a better Person. I had some good friends write me so we can keep in touch.
Andrews, GlennGMG1Feb 1, 1990 – Oct 1, 19934th DivisionI miss all the guys from 4th Division. I often wonder how everyone's doing ? They were hands down the best crew I worked with in my 12 year career.
Ferrio, JeffSMCFeb 13, 1990 – Sep 6, 1994OC
Reeves, RobQM3Mar 1990 – Apr 16, 19943rd/ NavDoes anyone remember the Great Berthing Bear Kidnapping? The Man with the Green shoes! Joey Krapp, Younkers, Hirschi, Leblanc, Seavey, Cowgill, Boz. Stories you just can't forget!
Baranik, JohnEM1Mar 1990 – Jun 1994E-Div, Founding member of Stream Team.Had way more good times than bad, all in all wouldn't change one day of my time aboard. Remember many good people and shipmates. Hope all are doing well. Anyone looking to catch up on missed time, look me up on facebook
Douglas, Cleveland ClydeE3Mar 1990 – Aug 1992DCSo happy to find this...Hit me up Ramon. Whats going on Kimble? Has anyone heard from Dyson, Little, Presley or Lewis?
Johnson, LeeOS3Apr 1990 – Sep 1992OI - OperationsSome of the old heads remember me as the only black OS. Some of the engineers know me well, because I was down there a lot. Get at me
Lemke, Michael profile iconMS2Apr 1990 – Sep 1992S2My last command. Had some good times on that ship. If anyone is still in the Hampton Roads area or is planning a visit this way drop me a line and I will let you buy me a cold one.
Kelso, BradOS 3May 29, 1990 – Jan 22, 1992OIGood Times
Fisher, Vic/ FishmanRM3Jun 1990 – Jan 1993commoLong time no see, E-mail me. Did 8 more army national guard, Va.
Broze, EricBM3Jun 1, 1990 – Jul 4, 19913rd DeckI was the Boatswains Mate of the Watch for all special operations and remember playing the El Paso song for every pull into and out of port, working aloft and PMS on greasy cables. Email-me.
Booth, ScottEM3 SWAug 15, 1990 – Sep 25, 1993Stream TeamMiss it sometimes
Velasquez, Sam Went By Nickname SqueezeF2Oct 1990 – Jun 1992ElectricalI was in (IC) interion communications works with campese, jones, anthony
Haney, RandallLCDR, SCOct 1990 – Nov 1992Supply OfficerI had the honor of serving on the El Paso as the Supply Officer (SUPPO) from 1990 to 1992 under Captain James K. Pernini. Without a doubt, he was the best of all skippers I served under in a 30 plus year career. I fondly remember the CENG (
Menard, Charles (Stretch)MA1Oct 1990 – Feb 1992Master At ArmsThe Best ship in the NAVY!!!!!!!
Johnson, Carl/ Big JE-1Oct 6, 1990 – Mar 16, 1992Deck Dept.My most memorable moments were the med cruise.. Marg 291. Taking pictures for our cruise book which only cost t bucks apiece.
Padgett, RichardICCNov 1990 – Jun 1992EGood ship, enjoyed my tour.
Little, Bt3BT3Nov 1, 1990 – Dec 15, 1991BoilersAye for all that never knew I was the original "Shithouse poet". I was curious what happened to our daily type log we kept down Boiler Department where I wrote and signed the rhymes and Jex would add the art work???
Rountree, RafeBM2Nov 11, 1990 – Feb 6, 2010FIRSTI started my own business 3 years ago, Rountree Lock and Key and business is doing well and better each year, all is great, visit my site or write me at
Robinson, JamesEN3Dec 1990 – Apr 1994A-GANG
Leblanc, Christopher / FrenchyBM3Dec 1990 – Apr 21, 1994Third-BoatMany good memories. El Paso treated her crew well. Miss the 1-Alpha's the most. Lots of fun riding the landing craft. Remember Somalia and Kuwait City well. Long live El Barco Magnifico! Would like to hear from anyone that served aboard the same t
Hirschi, RyanQM3Dec 15, 1990 – Apr 15, 19943RD/NAVDrop me an E-mail and let me know how you are doing.
Kirchner, TimBM21991 – 1992DeckI remember some of you guys from the El Paso, Treadway, Winn. Sure was a tough ship. Wasn't sure I would survive that command!
Hoagland, Robert (Hoagie) profile iconPC21991 – 1992ADMIN
Smith, Smit Dogg/ SmittyMM3Jan 1991 – May 1993engineering/main spacei really had a great time and wish to reunite with my crew members and i'm still the same
Gregory, ChristopherHM3Jan 12, 1991 – Mar 8, 1994Medical
Bryan,,, GregBM2/BM1Feb 1991 – 19942ndFinally reired Feb 2006 as a BMCS. Has anyone heard from Macmaser or Woodland. (BM2's). COMO second is still second to none especially first division 1991-1994. Email is
Krapp, JoseBM3 MADE IT RIGHT BEFORE I GOT OUTFeb 4, 1991 – Jan 19, 19931st best boatswain's mates on boardTough ship but a good ship. I can't imagine a better place to become a Boatswain's Mate. I remember Tredway and Leblanc. I wonder how Winn and Yonkers are doing. I also remeber lots of drinking on that med. I hope everyone is doing well.
Dodson, MattE-3 GUNNERSMATEFeb 20, 1991 – Jan 19, 19934th
Mangels, Thomas J.HM1(AW/FMF)Mar 1991 – Aug 1993Medical/MSSG-24exercises in Somalia (Op Restore Hope)
Flurnoy, ShawnOS3Mar 1991 – Apr 21, 1994OPSemail me at
Sloop, PhillipCDRMar 1991 – Sep 1992Ops DepartmentThe best ship, best captain and best crew.
Gallegos, DonaldMM1Apr 1, 1991 – May 15, 1992ABest Ship in the Navy but I was only there for its last year then decommisioned
Swift, Wade (Swifty)HT1May 1991 – Apr 1994HT ShopLoad of great memories on EP. A lot of great people too. Remember this frequent quote from a certain CHENG; "time to make the donuts" guessed it, Lt. Muha! Still welding, visit my company's site,
Dejose, RobMay 1991 – May 1993Stream TeamI worked on the Steam Team with Abbott, Roberts, Booth and some others. Good times!
Mease, RodneyEM3May 1991 – Apr 1994E-Div / 3rd
McKenna, PaulSNJun 1991 – 19932ndOne of the best ships I was ever on. We worked hard but had a lot of fun too... I remember working that needle- gun like a champ.
Howard, DonE3Jun 1991 – Feb 1993Communication/SignalmanGreat memories and times aboard the Gator Freighter. Anyone heard from Wendal "Buck" Buchannan or Donnie Winn? Hope everyone is doing great. God bless!
Depina, JoaodtJun 5, 1991 – Oct 6, 19933/NavI was on the ship from 1991 to 1993, I was on 3 division and navigation, left on 1993 to San Diego for Dental school, miss a lot friends , wish could see them again. Qmsn Hirshi for all the help, and d co's crew boat!!!!
Paradis, MichaelDC3Jun 8, 1991 – Mar 10, 1992repairThe only DC that could give the HTs a run for good welding and I am the one that drew the pic of the DC mascot in the DC shop I had help with color from some one else in eng. divison. I still have a pic of "candy" Im now an HT1 at ACU4.
Lawrence, JeffFC3Jul 1991 – Apr 1994OPSI'm in Albuquerque working for the FAA. I still talk to Ray and Frank. Hope everyone is well.
Stevens, MichaelBT-2Aug 12, 1991 – Nov 23, 1993boiler room BTOWmiss all you guy's. Does any one remember speedy ?
Callahan, SeanFC3Aug 19, 1991 – Apr 21, 1994OPSHad a great time. Miss all the good times with the old crew members.
Hensel, DanielMM2Sep 14, 1991 – Sep 14, 1994Engineering
Bjerke, ChrisDCFNNov 1991 – Jun 1993DCI had some of the best and most rewarding experiences on board El Paso. El Barco Magnifico!!!!!
Roberts, JasonMM3Nov 1991 – Apr 1994eng/stream teammany fond memories-t.jones, s.booth, r.dejose abbott, bucky, mongo, and meat! old el paso-met lots of people but none with more character than those i spent so much time with at sea and in the bars of va. fair winds and following seas.
Basford, JackBMCS (SW)Nov 20, 1991 – Nov 30, 1993DeckDeck Department was the Best Deck Department, I have ever served with. Work Hard and Played Hard. Great Job!
Jackson, Daniel (Blackjack)E-3Dec 21, 1991 – 1993DeckI left the ship in Spain but didn't get out until October of '93. Made some real rank in the reserves. Anyone heard from Mike Navy of IC? I saw John Thompson in Philly several years ago.
Luster, RobertMS3Dec 24, 1991 – 1994supply departmentMy name is Robert Luster nickname "Tupac". I was aboard the El Paso from dec. 1991until it decomissioned in 1994. It was my first and only ship command.

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