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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 2010 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 | 1977 – 1977 | 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 – 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Jenkins, ShaneETN31977 – 1978OECaptain Booth was the best CO I had the pleasure of serving under and with. I am looking for the person (A Chief) who put me in for a Commedation, for saving 4 lifes during the fire of Jan 1978, when the A-7 hit.
Davis, Albert (Al)HT21977 – 1979R DivisionWorked in the Pipe shop(welder/fitter) I remember I relieved Jack Perdue as work center supervisor....What a job...Transfered to USS Paiute ATF-159...what a change!! Had a crew of about 53...
McKown, John Teaman profile iconBT31977 – 1983BStarted in B Div then went to P FWRD Div oh wait thats all the same they were changeing what Div where going to be called good time in 4MMR but at times didnt think so but would go back in a heart beat full speed ahead
Agan, JerryBTC1977 – Dec 1982B Div Eng.anyone wanting to contact me do so at ja1tn1@charter.net My name is Jerry M Agan
Rudolph, RudyYN21977 – 1980HS-31978 and 1979-80 Med Cruises
Miller, Paul (Nickname'S Pl, Mill, Pdogg)SM11977 – 1982CR/CSThe FID was the best Command of my entire Naval career. Looking for Walter" Bootsy" Collins CS Div.
Bitzer, ChipBT-31977 – Feb 17, 1981engineeringi had a lot of fun on board, and on liberty, worked hard and learned alot.
Brown, David profile iconGMG 21977 – 1980OM
Mullins, RayAQ3Jan 1977 – Jul 1979IM-3My second Ships's company. Must admit that this ship is what convinced me to get out. However, Re-upped later.
Britton, David M .ABH-3Jan 1, 1977 – Jan 1, 1981v-3great time in my life..4 years i will never forget i came onboard when the fid was in drydock in portsmouth then the move to mayport.. medcruises.. pokergames / women / partys / best of best friends for 4 years..
Miller, FredGMT2Jan 4, 1977 – Apr 26, 1980WEven though it's been over 20 years. I still think about my ship mates and her. The fun times in the Med. It's funny how one can miss his ship.
Murray, James profile iconABF3Jan 4, 1977 – 1979v-4Please contact me if you were in v-4 div from 1977-1979
Hallal, JeffreyQM2Jan 8, 1977 – Jun 17, 1979NavigationWhat great memories,especially the when you consider we helped win the Cold War by always being on the lookout for those Russian Bear bombers! Anchor Away Shipmates
McCary, KennethHT3Jan 18, 1977 – Sep 15, 1979r fire fighter
Schluter, KurtAG3Feb 1977 – Jul 1979OA
Taylor, MichaelABH2Feb 1977 – Aug 1979V1Experience I will never forget! Remembering the good friends, great times, and missing those we lost. Looking for R Hartman, B Davis, J Cedarquist.
Robert Martin, BobBT E3Feb 12, 1977 – Nov 11, 1980B DivProud to have served in the United States Navy. Under the Command of Capt. Booth Live in Rockland co. NY. Give me a shout out anytime. Would love to reminisce and tell sea stories.
Terry, Mikesm2Feb 14, 1977 – Nov 14, 1979communications
Pulliam, Jerry (Tr)ASE2Mar 11, 1977 – Feb 16, 1978AIMD - IM-4 - Ground Support - Flight Deck TroubleshooterServed onboard the USS Nimitz for two years and returning from a 7 month Med cruise, I was cross-decked to the USS Forrestal, which was ending a nine month overhaul in Newport News Dry Dock. I worked as the GSE Flight Deck Troubleshooter.
Krotulski, James (Ski)AG2Apr 1977 – May 1979OAMy son has been in the Navy for almost 4 years and spend time on the GW. He is now with HS15 in Iraq, soon to be home. I have some pictures of the 78 Med Cruise
Everett, MichaelMM3Apr 1977 – Aug 1979M 4MMR
Yencho, ThomasDP1Apr 1977 – Oct 1978OI\TSChad a great crew - plank owner - TSC for forrestal
Eagle, BobET2Apr 1, 1977 – Dec 3, 1980OELong Time ago. Good times & not so good.
Craig, Stuart  NEWASH3Apr 11, 1977 – Oct 26, 1979AIMD GSE
Kidd, Rodgerasm3Apr 23, 1977 – Sep 23, 1979AIMD GSE
Humphreys, DavidsmsnMay 1, 1977 – May 14, 1979cssummer med cruise was fun had a good time on the fid!
McNeil, MacsnMay 11, 1977 – Mar 25, 1980first
Barbato, MatBT3May 19, 1977 – Apr 29, 1980boiler tech.We had some good times on the FID..................
Stolp, TerryDKSNMay 25, 1977 – May 25, 1979DisbursingI remember a lot of good times with friends Mark Golder, Bill Devlin, hanging out with the Sobolusky brothers.
Bennett, MarkEnlistedJun 1977 – Aug 1981V3I posting this for my brother. He passed away in 2003. He had great stories from his Forrestal days. Drop me a line if you remember him.
Smith, Dave (Ace)abhaJun 6, 1977 – Sep 10, 1979V1It definitely was a experience. Especially the night that we lost Jesse and Gil. January 15,1978 is a night I will never forget. I had some great friends CW and Afa Helsham.(Pineapple)
Hays, MarkAT2Jun 10, 1977 – May 19, 1980VA-81 Sunliners
Farina, Patrickem3Jun 11, 1977 – Jan 9, 1983e-divlooking for some old e-div buds...have already been in contact with sal jimenez..safety shop looking for john bruckner...ect!!! got right with GOD buy studing bible on ship...FID..... sparkymail2002@yahoo.com...prov. 3
Sobolusky, JohnMSSNJun 14, 1977 – Nov 7, 1979supplyshe was a great ship we will all miss her. also i would like to have a reunion of the officers and crew someday
Bennett, GaryBT2Jul 1977 – Jan 1981B4MMR
Jacobs-Pratt, "Jake"MM3-MM2Jul 1977 – 1981first tour"A" Gang - A/C&R shop and the Compressor/Pump Shop.
Mullaney, JimBT3Jul 1977 – Sep 1979M
Goppert, DonaldRM1Jul 1, 1977 – Dec 21, 1979CR
Lasalle, Charles JesseEM-3Jul 28, 1977 – Jun 28, 1979ENG. POWER SHOPFid was my second ship. USS L.Y. Spear was my first. I work out of the power shop (HOTEL) Retired now from General Electric motor gen.rewind shop.MED CRUISE -78
Babcox, RobertAOANAug 1, 1977 – Sep 15, 1978Weps Assembly This was my First of many ships in my 21 year career and I will always have found memories.
Babcox, RobertAOANAug 6, 1977 – Oct 15, 1979G1My first ship in the Navy man was it huge.
Stevens, JamesEM2Aug 8, 1977 – Dec 1, 1980E-Div and V-2Started in the A&O shop working with Barry Wallace, Jim Cansler, and Cruz,. Transferred to Air department, Catapult Elect shop for last 1 1/2 years or so. Worked with Brian Dunsmore, Big John and Doc Belcher.
Nunez, AngelMs3Aug 19, 1977 – 1980D2had the best time of my life on this great ship. i called her home i wish there could be way to keep this great ship has a museum so the people she protected at sea could get a chance to see this great lady thanks god b
Reed, JimFTM2Aug 30, 1977 – Aug 28, 1981OE
Neypes, NathanaelABH2Sep 1977 – Oct 1981V-1/AIRMy first ship; never saw anything so big of a ship. Lots of memories. Enjoyed the port visits. Had my fist birthday in the Navy while at port visit to Gitmo. Flight Deck Crewman/Crash and Salvage.
Brewer, RickAC2Sep 1977 – Jan 1979OC
Whitten, BillE-4/OSSep 1977 – Nov 1979
Wilcoxson, Timothy (Crawdad)E4Sep 1977 – Jun 1981V4
Buchanan, JoeEN2Sep 1977 – Aug 1980A - gang-cat steam shopa lot of good shipmates, rick worsham, marc blissett, doc, russell frye, derckson, mike (vd) venigh, jim sara, my super mm1 raymond clyde mcnair, big al, heavy hayes
Keenan, DavidE-3Sep 1977 – Sep 1981EWorked in light shop and power shop.Would like to hear from any of the bros. E-mail me at usnwolf59@hughes.net
Edmonds, ArthurE4 CplSep 1977 – Sep 1979Marine DetachmentStarting to find some Marine from this time, brings back some good memories.
Grimm, Rhea (Ray)QM1Sep 1977 – Jul 1979NavigationThe Forrestal was my last duty station but the best sea duty I ever had during my ten years of service. Too bad it wasn't my first duty station, I may have taken a different direction and stayed for twenty years.
Gonyer, DonaldAE3Sep 1977 – Sep 1978VF-74Looking for shipnates from the AE Shop.
Miller, TomET3Sep 1, 1977 – Aug 1, 1981OE DivisionI served from 1977 until August 1981. Went on 2 Med Cruises and had some great times. I spent 6 months in Deck Department and over 3 years in OE Division.Feel free to contact me.
McCormick, NapoleonCWO2Sep 6, 1977 – Nov 5, 1978Electrical Material Officer
Treviso, TjTD3Sep 6, 1977 – Jul 15, 1980V3 and OEWorked on V3 division and OE TV repair under Captain Video.
Stephens, MiltonSNSep 11, 1977 – Jul 4, 1979S5Wow! An eye opener. It was good once I was away looking back. I saw Captain Booth to many times.
Eslinger, SteveHTFN3Oct 1977 – May 1980R
Lowe, PhilE-4Oct 1977 – May 1978VF74WAS A HECK OF A RIDE
Linder, ScottHTFNOct 1977 – Jul 1979R
Lopez, CesarE3/AOOct 1977 –G-3
Williams, DannyHM2Oct 3, 1977 – Dec 22, 1979medical ships companyI ran the ER and operating roon on the ship for about 3 years. I was ships company as well and had air wing corpsman that worked with me in the ER. I am now a Physician Assistant Thank you for the experience on board
Dunsmore, BrianEM2Oct 19, 1977 – Oct 19, 1981EMade a lot great friends, Played in a band, Learned a great deal. I do miss being out to sea (Gray and underway). Bill Marsh and I still work together at DOE.
Nunez, AngelMS3Oct 21, 1977 – Aug 5, 1980d2
Linder, ScottHTFNNov 1977 – Jul 1979R
Walker, Melvin "Jj"SH3Nov 1977 – Nov 1978S-3Great ship, Great cruise, Great Time. Hung out with Anthony Gary, Clifford Pagan and Fredrick Eason.
Snyder, William/ Radare4Nov 7, 1977 – Jan 4, 1980oc
Olson, DanAONov 11, 1977 – Aug 18, 1980G4 Flight Deck Ordnance
Decker, Gregory / GregFNNov 26, 1977 – Nov 10, 1978EI had more fun than was allowed.
Roll, HaroldFTMSNDec 1977 – Jan 1980OMFirst ship. Retired in 1998. Married with one daughter living in the great state of Mississippi working for Navy shipbuilder.
Albert, Averri AlAOANDec 1977 – Jun 1980Flight Deck Ordanence
Decker, GregFNDec 1977 – Oct 1978E
Fullmer, MichaelPNSA-PN2Dec 1977 – Oct 1980Personnel
Etheridge, WesleyABHAN / ABH3Dec 1977 – Sep 1979V-1Seeking Air Dept., and Squadron comrades from my first tour Dec 77- Sept. 79 then transferred to Misawa AB Japan. Second tour 82 -83 rode the FID to Philly Ship Yard. Please email at: campvernaexec@gmail.com
Hayek, LeeE-3Dec 9, 1977 – Oct 19, 1981Weapons AOStill to this day, I look back and can say that it was the greatest time of my life, and I will never forget the time I shared with my mates good and bad, god bless you all and you will never be forgotten.
Hayek, LeeE-3Dec 13, 1977 – Jul 20, 1980WeaponsIt was a grand boat but had its flaws, still I am proud to say that I served her with pride.

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