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USS Forrestal (CV 59) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Forrestal (CV 59). 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 2009 crew members registered for the USS Forrestal (CV 59).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1955 | 1956 – 1958 | 1959 – 1960 | 1961 – 1962 | 1963 – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 – 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 – 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Reece, Terry L.MMFN1976 – 1978Mserved on the fid and looking for old friends from aux 1
Marx, RockyAX31976 – 1979CAG17 with HS-3Sure had some good times deployed on the FID.Have some good pics of the shock test in '77 or '78 as I was flying.Hope the old girl makes it to museum status...
Poston, DouglasAZ11976 – 1980IM-1 AIMDOn scene leader 1F. Shock test. No water 28 days. New York 1976. Good times, bad times. I remember them all.
Colton, John T.ABF1976 – 1979V-4
Metzger, KimAT21976 – 1978VS-30 AIMDAn experience I sometimes enjoy recalling.
Lopez, JesseABHA1976 – 1980V1
Messer, L.c.EM21976 – 1978EngineringI Grew Up On That Ship & Met A Lot Of Really Good Guys!& We Had A Lot Of Fun Times!
Botting, RickE31976 – 1980Radioman/CommunicationsWas in the Reserves and did my yearly cruises on this ship. Made plenty of friends and had many adventures. I am sorry I missed seeing her again before she was sent to Texas. Lots of history and stories of many brave men
Szczepanski, StanAD21976 – 1979AIMDI will never forget this time of my life.
Darfus, JerryABH21976 – 1980V-1Crash & Salvage Crew
Smith, Steve. So. Smitty OAbhanJan 2, 1976 – Aug 8, 1979V1/3I also remember that fateful night when that A7 landed during respot and took jessy over the side and the ac.ground Johnny gill to his death. Looking for Bill Ziemantz and Buddy Murphy CJ. I remember you Dave, SOS, SO
Julien, SteveE-3 AMHFeb 1976 – Jun 1977VA-81Where is everybody??
Gage, ThomasABH-3/E-4Feb 1976 – Nov 30, 1979V-1The Forrestal was a great Experience and after 37 years I still have 2 friends I stay in touch with. I still can't believe the Navy let it go to scrap instead of let it be turn into a museum.
Niggemyer, Mark (Niggie)IM2Feb 8, 1976 – Aug 3, 1979S-1HAD A GOOD TIME LOOKING BACK ENJOYED THE PEOPLE I MEET, GOT LUCKY CAME HOME, WORKING FOR XEROX CORP 32 YRS NOW AND SERVED IN THE ARMY AND NAVY RESVERS FOR 25 YRS GOT RECALLED 1 TIME AFTER 9/11
Lynn, RichardABF 3Feb 11, 1976 – Oct 30, 1979V-4
Caudill, RodneyGMT2Feb 20, 1976 – Jun 16, 1977Weapons
Pellerito, ScottE5/RM2Mar 1976 – Nov 1979CRWorked in the Teletype Repair Shop. Now retired Police Chief living in Lansing, Michigan. Currently the Regional Director for SW Michigan, United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
Derby, DavidABE3Mar 1976 – Mar 1979V2
Massey, MikeSNMar 1976 – Jun 1979OII have many fond and not-so-fond memories of duty aboard the FID. It was not the easiest job I've ever had, but I'm glad to have done it. The experience has served me well. Get in touch if you feel the urge.
Paonessa, BrianIS2Mar 1976 – Nov 1979OZ CVIC
Ong, DaniloE-5/MM2Mar 7, 1976 – Dec 7, 1979A DivisionAssigned to the O2N2 plant and Compressor Shop.
Cooper, JosephE-4Mar 16, 1976 – Jan 15, 1979boat and 1stIam proud to have served aboard the Mighty Fid, anyone serving during this time i would like to hear from you.
Baker, Donaldms3Mar 20, 1976 – Sep 18, 1979S-5/Warrant Officers MessI was stationed aboard Forrestal from 1976-1979 were I worked in the Officers Mess and Warrant Officers Mess. I was also stationed aboard her from 1983-1985 in S-5 and the Training Dept.. I was CAP advanced to E-6 then.
Krein, DonaldMSApr 1976 – Oct 12, 1996SupplyIf anyone remembers me drop a line.
Seigrist, DavidLi-3May 1976 –x-3 div.
Killough, Robert ScottCTO 3May 1976 – Mar 1979OSIt was my first command so I was now to the Navy and to shipboard life. I enjoyed my time there.
Kelly, JimEM2May 1976 – Oct 1979A&O / V2Started in Norfolk - rehomed to Mayport - Worked A&O then xfered to V2 in Air Dept - worked with John Mitchell, Rock Howell, Wayne Spalding, Steve Doll, Barry Wallace, Terry Court, Skip Habina, Jim Lawrence, Bill Shelly,
Arca, Leonard, DKC(SW) RetiredDK3May 6, 1976 – May 15, 1979S-4 DisbursingGreat big ship...proud to serve on board with great crew; Bicentenial New York'76, Caribean Ops, Med Cruise'78, North Atlantic Ops; great memories. Fair Winds and Following Seas! Chief Arca
Daniel, Robert ECWO 2May 10, 1976 – Nov 15, 1977RMy 7th Ship to serve on,and My first as a Chief Warrant Officer. My thanks to HTC Gracie, and all the great HT's in R Div. You all made it easy for me as the Ship's Fire Marshal. Remmember Op sail in 76 and 2000 lb bell.
Bolyard, JimEM3Jun 1976 – Sep 1976TAD awaiting NucSchool. Just long enough to go through the Shock Test (in the bowels) and OP-Sail 76 (in deck lighting) in NYC.
Vonstorch, WilliamIS1Jun 1976 – Jan 1980OZ
Dyer, MichaelAO2Jun 1976 – Mar 1978G DivisionSupervised Weapons Elevator Shop. Had a great group of guys and we kept the damn things running even when we couldn't find the parts.
Overstreet, TimYN2Jun 1976 – Feb 1980SUPPLY S-1WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM OLD SHIPMATES. EMAIL ME AT mrtco1012@aol.com or 502-905-5802
Diedrich, JosephCTO3Jun 1, 1976 – Jun 1, 1977COMMUNICATIONSWOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM THE CT CREW
Fuller, DonaldDP2Jun 15, 1976 – Aug 9, 1979S-7Would love to reconnect with old buddies who served in S-7 Division on the Forrestal between 1976 and 1979. I remember some great times with some of my buddies. I have not forgotten you.
Egnor, MikeABH3Jul 1976 – Sep 1979V1
Sheridan, PaulABF3Jul 12, 1976 – Feb 8, 1979V-4
Newhouse, RogerAXANJul 15, 1976 – Aug 6, 1979AIMD VAST ShopMan! the things we got away with in the navy back then! Made the 78 Med Cruise. Would like to hear from anyone who worked on the VAST system.
Corbett, Patrickgmt2Jul 18, 1976 – Sep 21, 1979weapon divisionJust want to say hello to my old shipmates, bring me up to date if you have time
Parsons, GreggOS3Jul 30, 1976 – Apr 1, 1980OIHello to all. Came aboard for the dry dock period in late 1976. Made 2 Med Cruises. Met a lot of good folks. Sean Hall, Roberto Guillen, WT Pollard in particular. Some of you guys when you see this contact me.
Allen, George A.Petty Officer 1st ClassJul 30, 1976 – Nov 13, 1978Boatswain Mate 1st ClassHi. My name is Richard Badi. My dad George A Allen was assigned to the USS Forrestal CV59. He was proud to serve on that Carrier. If anyone remembers him, or were his friend. I just wanted to let you know he passed away
Cunningham, TimABH3Aug 1, 1976 – Dec 31, 1979V-1 and later X-4Didn't know it then but looking back the days on the Forrestal was some of the best of times. Great friends that I made then and the good times we had. Wish I could do it all again.
Siemers, BillEM1Aug 10, 1976 – May 5, 1980EngineeringPower and rewind shops. Met good people and learned alot. Alot of hard work and good times
Farish, Frank profile iconAOAN /E-3Aug 14, 1976 – Jan 31, 1979Weapons Department G-3 DivisionThe Forrestal was a great ship, I will always hold fond memories of friends and ports visited aboard her. May her memory live forever.
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Koslosky, Frank/kozHT3Aug 20, 1976 – May 31, 1980RLooking for anyone from this time frame in R-division
Bynum, DavidCPLSep 1, 1976 – Aug 31, 1978Marine DetachmentBest times of my career were on the FID, love to find Tank, Doc, Glen, onion, or any of the "critters"
Longo, JosephBMSNOct 5, 1976 – Feb 8, 19814th boats
Martin, Robert B.E-3Oct 14, 1976 – Nov 14, 1980B Div32 years later. Can you believe it. Tony and Pete hello. Butchy Rutger where are you. Please get in touch guys.
Longo, JosephBMSNOct 26, 1976 – Feb 8, 1981boathad a great time wish i could go back to the good old days,joe_longo2001@yahoo.com would like to hear from of great guys from the old days
Williams, ScottENSIGN/LT(JG)Nov 1976 – Nov 19794th and OIBoat Divison Officer, Med Cruise 1978, Qualified as Officer of the Deck underway-Captain Booth, Surface Warfare Officer Designation by Capt. Kohn. Roomed with Lt Dan Hromadka in Black Shoe Country. Retired as a LCDR in the Navy Reserves in 1997.
Cron, Richard "Ra"FTM1Nov 1976 – Dec 1977After five years and three ships, FID was the fourth and last. Six years and out, I have since wondered what might have been - then I recall the long cruises and mid-watches...Also those "fire watches" unique to the Forrestal.
Dudley, HerbertEMCSNov 1976 – Nov 1977E LCPOFrom Portsmouth Shipyard to Mayport FL
Tyler, DaveABE3Nov 1976 – 1979V-2 A/GWorked on the gear both below decks and topside. Was also a tower flower (Primary Flight Control.
Forte, CharlesDMSNNov 3, 1976 – Oct 6, 1977OZ CVIC
McDonald, JamesANNov 4, 1976 – Jul 10, 1977VA-85I was onthe ship in dry dock repairs.We were driven from nas oceana to norfolk everyday while the ship was being repaired.I was with a guy by the name of Dennis Wells
Conroy, KeithSH3Nov 27, 1976 – Aug 16, 1980S-3I was a barber in the Crews, CPO and Officers barber shops. When I was on the FID, i hated it. But I wouldn't trade those memories for anything in the world. You always remember the good times. I still have friends I stay in touch with from the FI
Jones, LesABEANDec 1976 – Dec 1977V-2 Waist CatapultsLeft the boat in December 1977 due to severe leg injury suffered on the flight deck in the North Atlantic. Leg crushed between main wheel of F-4 and centerdeck hatch.
Valera, Glen "Buck"AC2 selecteeDec 1, 1976 – Feb 1, 1979CATCCThe start of many years in aviation. Any shipmates feel free to contact me at gnv@consultant.com if you would like. http://www.uscca.us/instructors/showproduct.php?product=204&cat=27 http://www.facebook.com/#!/profile.php?id=10000022
Culver, DuaineE4Dec 1, 1976 – Apr 1, 1980Air Department V-2Spent most of my time as the "tail hook runner" and "primary Flight control. (getting coffee for the Air Boss) Writing backwards with a grease pencil on a clear plexi-glass status board.
Weaver, Johnny / CharlieABH-3Dec 8, 1976 – Aug 29, 1980v-3 hanger deckreported on the FID in Dec 8 1976 while she was in dry dock in portsmith va.and had the time of my life while i served onboard. good friends-good times-wonderful memories i still think about the Fid what a ride......
Anderson, Richard (Andy) profile iconA2Dec 12, 1976 – Dec 12, 1979AIMDWorked in the VAST shop for AIMD. Made the 78 med cruise and actually loved the food. Looking for Apoca, Newhouse, Collison,... Wish I could connect with all the people I knew. Such an experience to be ships crew
Schneider, Kirkos2Dec 20, 1976 – Sep 18, 1980OI divsure makes u appreciate life u have after being an alumni for those years.adm'booth-u r the best.bubbles ohalloran,dance on that table.now at home depot for 26 yrs in lynchburg,va. remember haiti in 77.knee nockers hurt.

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