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USS America (CV 66) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS America (CV 66). 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 2724 crew members registered for the USS America (CV 66).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 | 1966 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969 | 1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979 – 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | 1986 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989 | 1990 | 1991 | 1992 | 1993 | 1994 | 1995 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Watson, PaulFTM21979 – 1982Fox
Reed, Brian L.AMSAN1979 – 1980AIMD A/FDrydocked NNSY Portsmouth,VA.for my entire tour on her,PCS orders NAS MILLINGTON,TN. CPO WILSON(WILLY) AMS1 "BEAR"BRYANT AMH2 WALLY BOYD
Hadfield, John C.ET21979 – 1981Operations/ElectronicsET Shop 1. Lots of good memories of times aboard, as well as ashore with the electronics gang.
Hall, JeffBM31979 – 1981deck 2nd & 4thhad a great time. met a lot of good people.
Chapman, BertE-31979 – 1981GREAT CREW AND CAPT. LEEDS CV-66 E-DIV AND T AD F/D. JOHNSON, HENLEY. RERUN,SON, CHISOM, NO-MOCKING, GQ, CALIF. CUZ HARVEY, FREDDY LUV
Brody, MikeMM31979 – 1984A
Yohe, James D. (Jim) profile iconHTFR-HT21979 – 1982R DIVWorked in the DC shop, DCPO shop and Pipe shop. 4954 welder
Caswell, MarkSH31979 – Aug 1981Supply Started out in the Barbershop, went to the Fire Dept.
Coker, Johnae21979 – 1982va-195
Dejesus, Marc (Woodstock)E-51979 – Aug 2, 1982V-2SHOUT OUT TO THE FAMOUS "WAIST CATS" HUMPDOGS.......
Barlett, RayBT3 to BT11979 – 1989B DivDid a couple tours on board worked in the Oil Lab, Supply and 4MMR.
Norby, MichaelGMG31979 – 1982G-1 Ships ArmorySome good and some bad experiences, however I dont regret being there and would do it again... Made a lot of good frinds on board!!!
Timoll, Ian profile iconE61979 –v 2Hey Philip Sprinkle , How is life retired? Ian Timoll
Ervin, SteveMM31979 – 1980A
D'Angelo, PatAE2Jan 1979 – Aug 1981Squadron VA-192Workups in VI; 2 Med Cruises; IRAN Hostages; The first crew to Do The Ditch; flew off to Diego Garcia in Aug.'81. Great blackshoe crew took care of us.
Croft, BrucePH3Jan 1979 – Oct 1982OP
Frye, LarryE-4Jan 1979 – Apr 1983S-2Great ship to be on.
Cobb, RobertE3Jan 1, 1979 – Jul 1, 1982OS / RADARThought it sucked ,only to find out it was the best time in my life .spain,singapore,and perth man that rocked
Cobb, RobertE-3 OPERATION SPECIALISTJan 1, 1979 – Jun 2, 1982radar operator / chartswas young and dumb going in ,was stupid getting out ,loved the ports ,loved the guys I served with . Spain/singapore/pert/ had to love it . bug wacky ,cricket , G-man,big daddy addy,and robert croft (the south will rise ).
Unger, Marshall (Billy) profile iconabe airmanJan 1, 1979 – Jun 19, 1979bow catsshort stay but a good one. recovering from broken knee .meet a lot of good folk,s and good med cruse.
Gorman, JamesABE 2Jan 7, 1979 – Jun 15, 1981V2 GEARWAS THERE WITH DRIFT, COWBOY T.C., GERT, MURF, AND THE REST THAT DID THE DITCH AND THE F-18 TESTS.
Fairley, TyroneFNJan 15, 1979 – Mar 23, 1981MStarted out in 3MMR.
Danowski, EdPH3Feb 1979 – Jul 1981OperationHi guys! What you all been doing all these years. I bet we all have a few stories to tell. Drop me a line. Has anyone seen Richard Martin?
Clark, JamesBT-3Feb 1979 – Oct 18, 1982B-DivisionOne of the greatest experiences of my life. Hoping to connect with former shipmates. If you were there, email me at jl112360@yahoo.com.
Thomas, JamesMS2Feb 1979 – Aug 1982S-2Loved my time on the America. Great shipmates.
Herron, LeroyRM2Feb 18, 1979 – Jul 20, 1982CRI'll never forget how Dirty Red defeated the Mighty Toolem in the greatest wrestling match of all-times in 1982.
Allen, JeffBT2Mar 1979 – Oct 1984B3MMR 4MMR Go back? Hell yea! Best job I ever had!
Violette, BrianIC3Mar 1979 – Aug 1981PLAT, ships TVI served with the PLAT crew thru the med cruise, and yards.Then transerred to ship's tv. Had a radio show "Buddy and Bob" I did the ditch, and Singapore. then flew off at Diego garcia.Contact me?
Montgomery, BillAD2Mar 1979 – Sep 1979VA-192
Mathis, LarryAC2Mar 1979 – Sep 1980OC CATCCGreetings! Hey, there are facebook groups for the America now. Take a look. Enjoyed the Med Cruise and was smiling as I just paged through the book again
Armstrong, CharlesE3Mar 1979 – Dec 1982V2
Adams, WayneAT 3Mar 1979 – Jul 1982IM3
Wilson, DanAD3Mar 1979 – Aug 13, 1982IM-2, G-1Funny Comments here. It was a tough time to be in the military. But it was a good place to serve, I too, did a lot of growing up there. I'm proud to have been a crew member.
Ward, BruceABH-3Mar 1, 1979 – Aug 27, 1982V-3Great memories. What help me get thru the bad times was knowing one day it would end. looking for other Blue/Red/Yellow shirts out there. Robert J Bartley, David Lavine, Craig Dexter and to my other brothers on board. !!
Buckley, Joseph "Joe Buck"BT2Mar 4, 1979 – Aug 20, 1982B-OTLBest of times with the best people. Every port was a memorable experience. Still in touch with a few shipmates. This is weird...My daughter once dated a kid whose father was also a BT on our ship but got off a month before I came aboard.
Riley, RobertAO2Mar 24, 1979 – Sep 26, 1982G-3Probably the best time of my life. Grew up on her. To all the guys of the AVORD HEAD CREW I miss those good times. To Mark Haile,Max Pavelka, Scott Levins, Tony Collins,Ted Untereiner,Jesse Lang and everyone else b well
Danz, PeterE3 ADApr 1, 1979 – Apr 1, 1983AIMD IM2Lots of fun..Only one to get the ships bell off the ship..Paid dearly for that...
Graves, Granville "Tinnie"e3Apr 1, 1979 – Sep 19, 1981va-192
Hedrick, RogerENS / LTJGApr 9, 1979 – Oct 1981A DIVISION MATERIAL OFFICERJeff Barrett and I worked with 150 engineers for Kim Buike.
Brunner, RoyPH2Apr 18, 1979 – Aug 20, 1982OP Photo LabVisiting this site brings back alot of memories. Mike,Perry,Ziggy Pasquali,Bruce,Scott,Elmer,I still see Mike Collins and his wife Denise from time to time.
Farmer, Kenneth Dwayne profile iconFTM2Apr 19, 1979 – Apr 19, 1983FOXHad a lot of good memories and sunsets on this ship. Joined her in Dry Dock in Portsmith and rode her through the Suez Canal to Perth Australia and back. Did a lot of partying and growing up during those years.
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Cantero, DaniloAMH2May 1979 – Aug 1981VA 195 A/FI had a good time during this tour. Places that I have never been before was great, especially the entering of the suez canal.
Mullins, JimASE2May 28, 1979 – Sep 23, 1982IM-4 Support EquipmentRetired in 2001
Delio, Pasquale( Squale)PH-2Jun 1979 – May 10, 1984OPS /PHOTO LABI'M GONNA MISS THE OLDE GIRL GOOD TIMES AND BAD I'LL NEVER FORGET THE PHOTO LAB "ROCKED " FROM PERRY TO ZIGGY AND BAKER AND HITCHCOCK BUNGY AND MAYHEM MAYHEW AND MY FAV THE CRAZY TEXAN IN B& W BRUCE CROFT I REALLY MISS YOU GUY
Rico, RichardABF-3Jun 12, 1979 – Dec 7, 1982Aviation Fuels
Thompson, MikeLTJG (LDO)Jun 15, 1979 – Aug 15, 1981OC
Martinez, Angel( Marty )BT2Jul 11, 1979 – Dec 26, 1982B-OTLGreat Ship. Made some good friends Like Joe Buck, Rich Skinner, Chris Carter, Angel Colon, Conrad Shaw, Ron Foss and others whose names I can not remember. Istill keep in touch with some of them
Friol, ReneAD2Jul 15, 1979 – Nov 11, 1981VA-192Served aboard AMERICA with VA-192 Golden Dragons. One of the greatest adventures of my life. I will miss her and the lifelong friends that I made. SSHWFGD.
Lee, Mike { Chaser}e-3Jul 15, 1979 – Aug 11, 1981v-3 - v-1many memories on america. sorry the old girl is gone.made the trip thru the suez canal
Ramsey, DarylRM2Aug 1979 – Jan 2, 1983CR/ Communications
Brown, SwansonAO3Aug 1979 – Aug 1982G-2,3Would like to hear from some of the guys in Weapons Dept. retired 2001, currently in the Civil Service
Harvey, ShermanEM-2Aug 1979 – Apr 1981Engineering
Smith, Edward ( Smitty)MMFNAug 1979 – Mar 1982A GangWhat a Shock for a country boy from West Virginia.
Harrison, BudABE2Aug 10, 1979 – Nov 15, 1982AirStill think of the fellas, great times....would like to get together and tell stories
Contreras, Miguel E.E3/FNAug 17, 1979 – Jun 2, 1982V3 /R.JUST WANT TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW I'M HAPPY AND PROUD TO HAVE SERVED ON SUCH A GREAT SHIP DID THE DITCH AND ANYTIME MATE CRUISE PLUS MED ANY OLD FRIENDS PLEASE CONTACT ME ANYTIME.
Splittstoesser, KevinHM2Aug 20, 1979 – Jul 4, 1981MedicalGreatest adventure of my life, wouldn't have traded it for the world. Great people, great adventure, great character builder. DeJesus, Callisti, Chief Wishmeyer, Abby, and Don Parker and many others still bring back memories and a smile.RIP CV66
Blake, AllenARAug 31, 1979 – Jan 5, 1983E4
Melcher, BillAK2Sep 1979 – Feb 1980S-6 & MAACaught the ship in Naples and left her while in the yards at Portsmouth. Good Times short lived.
Draper, Dan The ManSGTSep 1979 – Apr 1980Marine DetachmentJoined ship in Marsailles, Iranian Hostage situation, Carrier Qualified F-18 Aircraft, Went to Ft. Story, VA during drydock period
Thompson, JohnHT1Sep 1979 – Jan 1981Fire Department /RGreat duty station.......
Ferguson, SteveABE 2Sep 1979 – Jan 1983V-2I was in Bow Cats #1. Loved it! Not sure why I left. Had the honor of 2 catapult launches (both from my catapult #1) and one carrier landing. Lots of Sea Stories!
Vaile, TimothyRM2Sep 6, 1979 – Dec 7, 1982CR
Dougherty, Kevin M.AG3Sep 16, 1979 – Jun 21, 1983OA
Jimmie Jackson, Lil JackYN3Sep 18, 1979 – Feb 10, 1981ENGINEERING/SUPPLY YEOMANWHAT AN EXPERIENCE! ........, THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER USS AMERICA. I HAVE LIVED....TALLY HO.
Farringer, JerryBT2Sep 19, 1979 – Sep 21, 1981BThis is where I became a man. Thanks to John Blash, Randy Peak and Uncle Steve Ottenstien memories IU will never forget.
Smith II, Joseph ArnoldE2Sep 20, 1979 – Apr 19821st 3rd
Opolsky, RobertAR TO ABH3Sep 24, 1979 – Jun 7, 1982V3Two tours 79-82 and 85-89. I had my retirement flag flown from her fan tail on Jan 2, 2003 in Philly. It hurt to see her in the condition she was in, I really hoped she would be made into a museum. But it was the crew that gave her life.
Sprinkle, PhilAR/ABE2Sep 27, 1979 – Jun 18, 1983V-2 AirOne of the World Famous Waist catapult Hump Dogs! The AMERICA had the best flight deck and the finest Air Department in the Navy.
Levans, JoesphRP3Oct 1979 – Jul 1984Chaplains Dept. Hi guys, I cannot believe how time went so fast! When I left the AMERICA I went to NAS Miramar, San Diego, USS San Diego (AFS 6) and after that USS Guam (LPH 9). I miss the days onboard the USS AMERICA.
Coscette, PatrickMM3Oct 1, 1979 – Mar 15, 1982MMiss the Guys, Mertz, Ellis, Ampy, Phillips, Morrissey, Potter and all rest. I still keep in touch with Paul McPherson and Joe Brizzoli.
De Saro, Gregorio De SaroBT2Oct 2, 1979 – Apr 10, 1981b-2MMRserved with a great bunch of guys down in two main, tye,senior ,ross and others can't remember their names great experience.
Yancey, RickAD3Oct 14, 1979 – Oct 21, 1981VA-195 DAMBUSTERSWas with VA-195 approximately two years. did the ditch cruise during the Iran hostage crisis. Experienced several events while on cruise. Passed through Suez canal first conventional carrier to do so (that wa
Haueter, JerryE1-E5, FORCM retOct 23, 1979 – Oct 24, 1984Eng/B DivisionDon Ross was my LPO and BTC Ernie Senior was my Chief. Hung out with Dave Lamb, Moose, Macurdy , Eldridge , Suntheimer, Mickel Carter, Bob Martin, Steve Tye, GREAT TIMES, but Crazy Days..LoContact me at LASTBTCM@gmail.co
Croft, BrucePH3Nov 1979 – Oct 1982OP
Decker, SteveBT3Nov 1979 – Nov 1984Blooking for anyone with info about Stuart was in accident doing watersides on 2 bravo
Celley, Scot "Radar"RM3Nov 4, 1979 – Jul 12, 1982CRCommunications Department-
Dewolfe, JimMS1Nov 14, 1979 – Feb 10, 1980Best time of my life. I should have stayed in...
Sealey, BuckHT 3Nov 15, 1979 – Nov 12, 1981rgot out of the nav started driving tankers for Texaco
Owen, KevinEODT 1st class petty officerNov 20, 1979 – Dec 11, 1980EODhome town gridley california
Falls, HarryE1Dec 1, 1979 – Jul 13, 1981
Pecora, GeraldMMFNDec 8, 1979 – May 10, 1983A

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