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

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Blary, StevenIC31981 – 1983Electrical
Barnes, RodneyAO31981 – 1984G-3AOAN "Mag-Rat" in Weapons\G-3 Div. during '81 & '82 cuises; 90 days TAD in the Galley @ end of '81 cruise; Firewatch @ Philly shipyard; Then back to Mag-Shop until 10\84 release as an AO-3.
Madrid, TimAMH 31981 – 1983VF-74I spent some of the best times of my life serving on this old girl. I am always looking for old mate from the squadrons on board. Kenny Lown from HS3, Are you out there?
Perkins, MarkAIRMAN 1981 – 1982AIMD IM1I was a non-rate right out of bootcamp when I got to the FIDLIC. I was attached to AIMD IM1 division working in Production Control. I have quite a few polaroids from those days if anyone recognizes me and has any interest in the pics.
Roberts, RickDPSN1981 – 1983S-7I had some good times in S-7. I saw that a good buddy of mine is here. John Keyes
Blaner, MikeMM31981 – 1985MM
White, MichaelAN1981 – 1983V-2 Wast Cats
Silberberg, BillPH1981 – 1984Photo LabFound a few of us; Andy Lindberg - Mike Doeschot - Marco Flores (look me up) Robert Shadwick my email is nikalai@optonline.net - been looking for you Marco! How you been?
Bruno, Robert (Steve)MMFA1981 – 1983P5
Lykins, Rick (Floyd The Barber)E2 / SH1981 –supplybeen a few yrs since left FID, like to here from anyone I served with esp. supply S3 div like to see FID again read she was going to be a naval museum I left her in Philly when she went into overhaul went to USS Claude V. Ricketts DDG-5
Adams (Deceased), John Michael (Mike)PH21981 – Sep 13, 1981unknownI am Mike's sister. He was lost at sea on September 13, 1981. Anyone who has photos of him or even stories of him please do not hesitate to contact me Kristine Rose kroseky@gmail.com
Bender, DannyE11981 – 1983A divlooking back this one some of the best years of my life,would love to connect with mm joeseph moss, mm danny jones,gm steve ledin or gm jeff dreys,bt huff,bt gale garrett,any of the old a division crew,steam heat shop
Lykins, RickSHSN1981 – 1983S3first ship, awesome ship and shipmates. sad to see great ships decommissioned and scrapped.
Voiles, ChaseSN1981 – 1982VA-83Loved the Med Cruise 82', especially Benidorm and Naples on the Forrestal (CV-59). Will never forget our transit thru the Suez Canal.
Rust, DougABH31981 – 1984V1 CRASH
May, MichaelEN to EN21981 – 1983A division Boat shopBest time of my life, Served as Admirals Barge Engineer for Rear ADM Lewis Chatham, Had to be best job on the FID. Hello to Lew Paddock and BM1 William Dunn Contact mdmay-2@msn.com
Helms, MitchelEN-11981 – 1983A-DivisionI remember getting to Mayport to join my command and got out of the cab in front of the FORRESTAL, WOW , she was an awesome ship, she was battered and old, but i was was so proud..She made me grow up very fast at 17
Hebert, JakeBT1(SW)1981 – 1984B
Suarez, Michael TomahawkAr11981 – 1981V4Looking for Steve Harless
Mominee, JoeHM 2Jan 1981 – Sep 1982VF 74I enjoyed some fine navy days on the FID
Burke, RickHTFNJan 1981 – 1982RGreat time till I broke my leg, left in 82 before the FID left for SLEP in Philly, looking for other Repair guys, I worked the Headshop-Pipe, wheres Fredrick, the man, big E, ect...
Felske, PhillE-3Jan 1981 – Jul 1982EngineeringWas only onboard for a short time in the Engineering Division, then was sent to A School. Enjoyed Mayport very much.
Fitzpatrick, MichaelHT3Jan 1981 – Jun 1983RWorked in the DC shop. Will never forget the FID
Launderville, DuaneMM3Jan 1981 – Jun 19844 MMR2 Med Cruises, 2 Caribbean Cruises, took the ship to Philly, and spent 2 years in Security. Ahhh, the memories... FID will hold a special place in my heart.
Haight, GeorgeGMTCJan 1981 – Nov 1983W DivisionThis is where I made Chief!
Duane, LaundervilleMM3Jan 1981 – Jun 26, 1984Engineering, 4 MMSSorry to see the old girl be sold and scrapped. Lots of memories, good and bad, on that ship.
Schofield, Mark Aka:skunkAMHANJan 1, 1981 – Mar 18, 1983VS-30 DiamondcuttersAwsome times. Rember Benidorm! Hubba Bubba,Cisco were you guys at.
Culp, Fishsk3Jan 1, 1981 – Nov 15, 1984s9looking for bhmf'rs
Fawcett, GlennPH3Jan 2, 1981 – Feb 2, 1983OPStill taking pictures.
Buchanan, BuckHT-2Jan 2, 1981 – Nov 19, 1984R division & T.A.D.I spent most of my time on the FID doing TAD to other divisions. MAAs and the ship's rehab department, while in-port at Mayport, FL. Always had the impression my Division officer didn't like me very well...
Whitney, TomPN3Jan 9, 1981 – May 10, 1984Training/PersonnelHello shipmates! Retired from the Navy as Command Master Chief in 2010 after 30 years. Was able to go on board Forrestal when she was berthed In Newport, RI for several years back in 2004. Sad to see her go!
Perry, GreggET2Jan 15, 1981 – Jun 30, 1984OEThe First Secretary Of Defense, James Vincent Forrestal. A man "taken" from us, (not by his own hand as some would have us believe). A Visionary, a Patriot, a Man. RIP http://www.dcdave.com/poet15/140512.htm
Belton, Rhondie BooABF3Jan 20, 1981 – Jun 22, 1983V4I Grew up Quickly!
Joyner, MikeAMHANFeb 1981 – May 17, 1982VA85Was stationed in airframes division of VA85. Looking for people I used to know on Med cruise 81.
Moore, Richard (Rick) profile iconSM2 / SM1(SW)Feb 1981 – Dec 1984CSHaze grey and underway. Mediterranean Yacht Club 53 consecutive days at sea. Boat Signalman. LPO. Sailor of the Year. SLEP.
Bischak, BobbyEM2Feb 1981 – Jun 1984E
Simonds, TjABE2Feb 1, 1981 – Sep 1, 1984V2Ahoy shipmates ! Bow Cats 81,82 cruises. got out in Philly in 84. Married with fam and living in the Philly burbs. Sill see Woody and Jimbo. Hi Danny G , Arron Alli, and the gang. Contact me here or look me up on FB
Persico, Kengmt2Feb 3, 1981 – Jan 8, 1983W DIVi enjoyed my time on board the ship
Rudolph, JohnRMSA/RM3Feb 10, 1981 – Mar 13, 1983COMM/CRLooking forward to the day when I can bring my family onboard when she becomes a museum in Baltimore MD.
Laughrun, JerryLTMar 1981 – Apr 1983Engineering
Foti, JosephAK2Mar 1981 – Apr 1985S -1FID was my 1st ship - did 20 yrs - retired in Oct 2001, working with US Navy ROTC at Marquette University, joe.foti@mu.edu - Mike Morgan, John Keyes were are you?? Hey FID crew come join the USS Forrestal Association - reunions every year.
Headley, Tim profile iconMM2Mar 1981 – Oct 1984A DivFirst ship, most memories, and most of them good.
Culp, MarkSK3Mar 1, 1981 – Nov 1, 1984S-9Looking for the BHMF'ers from the 'Mez!
Flores, MarcoE3Mar 23, 1981 – Aug 24, 1983oplooking for my best mate michael douchott. have been looking for many years. can anyone help? last seen in ca.
McConnell, ChristopherQMApr 1, 1981 – Jun 29, 1982Navigationchristopherl43@hotmail.com I welcome shipmates I have served with send me a e-mail
Hammonds, Steve [critter]E-3 Boiler TechApr 10, 1981 –Engineering {Oil Shack]All you oil shack folks out there, it would be nice to hear from you if you get this message. It was great working with you for the most part. Sure am wondering where you are.
Speelman, TedPC3May 1981 – May 1983ADMINenjoyed working with everyone in the ships postoffice
Justin, JoelDP3May 1981 – Jul 1982S-7Some of the best year of my life! Chief Cavanaugh, Mike Bush and I logged hundreds of miles running on the flight deck when flight ops secured. Became a bluenose that year after extending a med cruise. Would enjoy hearing from ex-mates.
Dashnau, Gregg "Dash"AX2May 13, 1981 – Jun 28, 1984AIMD IM-3
Lewis, RickSK3May 14, 1981 – Dec 18, 1983Supply MEZLooking for old shipmates
Ferrera, JoseFM/ABH-3May 28, 1981 – Feb 1985P-4/V-1I got on board as an fireman recruit and left as an ABH-3. I severed on board P-4 division in Engineering in 1981, then went to the flight deck to V-1 division in 1982. In the yards I was in security till I left in 85.
Sidner, George ABE2 + someJun 1, 1981 – Jan 1, 1983V-2 DivisionHowdy Brothers, I hope years & miles have been kind to y'all. I retired after USN/ARMY/USMC,I'm living,riding & remodling in Texas. The Pool room is about done.Say HI if ya get a chance,"Fair winds & Full Sails"Brothers
Doeschot, MikeAirmenJun 14, 1981 – May 11, 1985VONone
Engeier, DavidABH-3Jun 22, 1981 – Jun 22, 1985V-3HAD AGREAT TIME HAY JOE WHERE YOU AT WE ARE STILL IN MTN.HOME AR. call me later
Cox, RobertABF3Jun 24, 1981 – Jun 20, 1985V 4It was the best experience I ever had, sometimes I wish I can go back in time, If it wasnt for my division officer and non commission officers and the chiefs of the air department and v4 I would not be where I am today
Gray, RobertRMCMJun 30, 1981 – Jul 31, 1982CommRetired from the FID after 24.5 years in the greatest Navy on earth.
Ramirez, John (Jim) (e-z)AMSJul 1981 – 1983VA-83 RAMPAGERS2 MED CRUISES/ MOVED ONTO USS CARL VINSON
Keyes, JohnE4/DPJul 1981 – Jun 1986S-7Hey finally stumbled across this site. I met alot of good people during my time on the Forrestal, from Florida to Philly. Would love to hear from any and all that remember me as well.
Martinez, SteveS E-4 SKJul 5, 1981 – Dec 15, 1982SUPPLY
Godwin, Dennis profile iconAD3Aug 1981 – Jul 1983VS-30 PowerplantsThis was the best group of Sailors I've ever been with.
Creedon, SteveABE-3Sep 1981 – Dec 1983v-2worked arresting gear. mostly hook runner, but qualified at all topside stations. anyone who served with me please e-mail
Parks, JeffreyE-3Sep 1981 – May 15, 1985MServed with some really good guys . Would Like to Know where some of those guys are now.
Deluca, ChuckABH3Sep 1, 1981 – Sep 1, 1986V-1
Lopez, NorbertoE3/YeomanSep 9, 1981 – Apr 14, 1985Admin; Ships Safety Off., Legal Off., Captain's Off.Hello to all the shipmates i served with, hope i can get in touch with, master at arms garcia, hull tech. braga, diaz, coquito. sure miss all you guys.Hope i can get in touch with some you. Hope life has been good to all
Parker, BrucePN3Sep 10, 1981 – May 15, 1984X-1 (Personnel)In touch with most of the boys, looking for Garret Dowdell, Travis Hartsfield, Tom Whitney.
Knudsen, NeilAT3Sep 20, 1981 – Jan 1, 1983AIMDServed in AIMD Cal LAb as ship's co. MAde '82 MEd Cruise. Left ship in drydock, Philly and went to VA-83. Went to decommisining ceremony in '93. Was hoping to see her as a museum.
Osburn, BobDP2Oct 1, 1981 – 1984S7First ship. Worked in S7. Made some good friends. I retired after 26 years - both active (7) and reserve (19). I recoginize some names on here - Rick Roberts, Joel Justin, Joe Foti, Mike Bush.
Mesger, SteveEN3Nov 1981 – Aug 1985AFixing the boats for BCD Lee.
Klemm, RichardEN3Nov 1981 – Dec 1985A (Steam Heat Shop)
Knudsen, NeilAT-3Nov 1981 – Jan 1983AIMDCal-Lab
Pena, Jerry profile iconPN3Nov 1981 – Feb 1985X1 Division (Personnel Office)I was proud to have served on the Forrestal and to have served with the shipmates, airwing and marine detachments that were onboard when we deployed in 82. Forrestal was the best command in my 10 years in the Navy.
Bettencourt, MannyPNNov 1, 1981 – Mar 1, 1982Personnel
Gilbert, RobertIS1Nov 2, 1981 – Apr 1, 1993OZ
Gonzalez, AlfredoPN2Nov 11, 1981 – Jul 24, 1985X-1 (Personnel)
Pena, JerryPN3Nov 21, 1981 – Mar 23, 1985X1 Personnel DepartmentMy best memories of the Navy happened on the Forrestal and I became a man while serving on the FID. After serving on other commands, I am especially proud to have served on the Forrestal. We had a GREAT crew!

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