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USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67). 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 4535 crew members registered for the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Decker, JeffRADIOMAN 3RD1972 – May 1975CR
Vass, GarryPN31972 – 1973xoI was in the personnel office for a while and then transferred to be the chaplain's assistant. Shore patrol in Palma, Barcelona, Geata, Rhodes. Great memories.
Harruff, TomAD21972 – 1975CVW1-VA34 P/PT/SI REALLY ENJOYED MY TIME ON THE BIG JOHN. I SAW MORE LIFE THEN , BEST WISHES TO ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE.
Hoover, David A.SMSN1972 – 1974CRThe best time of my life. I've been to many of the places we visited during the cruises but it was not the same. I'm proud to have been on the best ship in the Navy with the best men. I think we were very lucky. dvdhoover@yahoo.com
Kress, JohnE-31972 – 1975RMC Jennings,Chief Mac,Baker,Boyden,Walsh,DuffyMaven,Mullens,McPeek ,Donovan,all the guys,man what a time,the crash,lost anchor,aircraft,men overboard !! WTF.I would go again in a heart beat,Oh well were did that life go,lets buy it and go !
O'sullivan, Ed1972 –
Tarbell, FaithCS21972 – 1975S2Looking for friends of Commissaryman 2nd Class Jim Foreman from the old days. Creating a navy scrapbook for him for Christmas and would like to connect with his shipmates from that timeframe, especially if you have photos or a cruisebook.
Hebert, EdwardE31972 – 1975AviationWorked on the Deck, blue shirt - tractor driver
Rogers, JimRM21972 – 1974CRlooking for fred wally and gang
Dobmeier, Dobse31972 – 1975s2never foget good times on liberty in med learned more about life in navy than i did in college
Smart, JimYN31972 – 1974VA-72Just looking to hear from anybody who remembers those days from the squadron. Wonder if z-man is still around
Hernandez, David (Chico)e-21972 – Mar 21, 1975V1Looking for shipmates from the Kennedy 1972-75 like TANK, Hebert, Sheeky, Funky -Man, etc.
Jones, JohnHM21972 – Mar 1973VF-32I was attached to VF-32, and was the Flight Deck Corpsman for the Med & North Atlantic NATO operation.
Powers, Winnthird class petty officer1972 – 1973V-3
Hollerud, DougYN31972 – 1975VOI miss Master Chief HIGH and pancakes w/Dennis Murrisky. Bob Landry, Lamboy,n the others. We did have fun in VA Beach. I retired after 20 YNC
Ortiz, NoeEM21972 – 1974Electrical DivProud to have served on "big John" with the best crew in Zumwalt's Navy. Looking for "snidely", "Booger Malone", "the Stud", "Hooker Hoover", "Fat Fred", Joe Smith and Ernie Dozier.
Moore, DickRM1972 – 1974Comm
Rosseau, Williampc31972 –post office
Marsh, ArlieE31972 – 1975AGreat times, and great friends. In pot,,I mean port, or out at sea
McFarland, RichardAO31972 – 1973Aviation OrdinanceLooking for those I have served with. Would like to connect and share.
Hensley, RogerRM21972 – 1973CRGood times. Good friends. Proud to have served.
Alton, DentABF-31972 – 1973V-4Enjoyed the Kennedy....purple shirt...
Walley, FredRMC1972 – 1974CR Tech control supervisorGreen C winner, 1st time ever. Extended cruise due to USS Forrestal set on fire, also when Libya shot down recon plane (Qudafy (?) did it). Loved my shipmates.
Maddox, Martin (Mike)AT-3Jan 1972 – Mar 1973VF-32One extended Med cruise, followed by a NATO cruise to the north pole, then a Carribean quals cruise. Days so hot that the hair on my leg was burned off after one of the launches, and spit that froze before hitting the deck off Norway.
Davis, BillDK3Jan 1972 – Sep 1972
MacDonald, DavidDS1Jan 1, 1972 – Nov 15, 1973OperationsThe Captain loved Palma over Athens so we spent a lot of nice and relaxing in-port days there. The only bad memory was we spent about 23 days at home in the 2 years. This was the last of the 3 carriers I served on. I'll miss Big John.
Drury, MikeDS1Jan 2, 1972 – Jan 2, 1976EDSWas on the Kennedy for the Belknap collision and the Yom Kipper war. I was in IOIC and at the end of my tour the leading petty officer
Sanderson, JoeBT2Jan 4, 1972 – Jul 29, 19752 MMRHello to all the guys I partied with in Ocean View.
Prince, JerryHT2Jan 14, 1972 – Apr 15, 1974Rserved in the aft dc shop, had a wonderful 8 mo med cruise, member of the ships nuclear fire party, repair 5 p.o. in charge, avd on scene leader. worked and served with a great bunch of guys, and wonderful chief mac!! would love to visit 1 more time
Turner, RickET1(SS)Feb 1972 – Aug 1972ECLPO of EC Div - what a great bunch of guys. Big John was the best ship I ever served on.
Wynne, Joe profile iconE-3Feb 1972 – Feb 14, 1974Engineering 1MMRGot on in Athens... yom kippur action... lost anchor... Artic circle... Dry Dock Portsmouth ...Two entended deployments..... Forestall fire one reason
Everts, KennyE3Feb 1972 – Oct 1974Deck/OIExperiences and memories to last a lifetime. 1st cruise, I was in deck div. 1. The 2 cruise was in OI div.
Raizor, Samuel F. Jr.AT1Feb 1, 1972 – Nov 11, 1975VA 34Loved the Big John, best ship I served on in 18 years of Naval Service.
Fitzgerald, Bill / FitzYN3Feb 1, 1972 – Jul 1, 1975X - Chaplain's OfficeGreat ship - great memories.
Matika, JerryADJ2Feb 4, 1972 – Jan 21, 1974VF-14VF-14 line division plane captain F-4B phantoms.rember all the good times and places visited on 2 med cruises.
Lyman, JohnAirmanFeb 7, 1972 – Jan 6, 1974V-2 ARRESTING GEAR
Rogers, JamesYN2Feb 11, 1972 – Jun 15, 1975S-2M, X-1, IM-1, X-1, Captain's OfficeFlew from New Jersey to Corfu Greece to board Big John started my first cruise on my 19th birthday, had several jobs during my 3.5 years. Great Adventure!!!!!
Cavazos, Terrye3Feb 11, 1972 – Feb 27, 1975Rgood times
Wetzel, DavidSNFeb 15, 1972 – Jun 1, 19745thWas assigned to deck division boats after my go around with the mess decks.
Wetzel, DavidE-4Feb 29, 1972 – Jun 10, 19745TH BOATI was onboard during the 1971 Med/North Atlantic cruise and remained onboard until we went into the Yard overhaul in 1974.
Paczkowski, JimRM1Mar 1972 – 1975CRI was in Facilities Control, enjoyed my tour onboard the big john, made two med cruises
Christiansen, TomAMS-3Mar 1972 – Jun 1973VA-34 / AirframesI met the ship in the Med. was suppose to be overseas for 3 months, turned into 6 months for me, 9 for the guys already there. Someone set our replacement ship on fire. Didn't want to leave Mommy. Had a great time..
Bell, FranDK3Mar 1972 – May 1973S4Looking to contact shipmates.
Parks, RichardE-4Mar 1, 1972 – Jan 15, 1976V-3Very fond memories,
Wetzel, DavidE3Mar 12, 1972 – Jun 19745TH BOATwas in Boat division during the 1972 until 1974
Duffey, Stevene-2 htMar 13, 1972 – May 23, 1975rwould like to hear from old shipmates i partied with
Benbrook, PaulAE2Mar 19, 1972 – Oct 16, 1972RVAH-14GREAT CRUISE! MISS MY SHIPMATES.
McBride, Dannyag3Apr 1972 – Jun 1974oaI remember my first LPO, AG1 A. A. Horton. He was and probably still is "quite a character."
Riesmeyer, James profile iconE3Apr 1, 1972 – Apr 20, 1973V-2I'm guessing about the dates - but its in there someplace. I came aboard right after "A" school in Lakehurst, NJ and spent my first month or two cleaning compartments.
Griego, PhilipApr 11, 1972 – Jul 1, 1974Operations
Trout, RogerAT1Apr 16, 1972 – Dec 6, 1975IM1We handled the Mid-East crises, and endured the collison with the USS Belknap
Chmelik, JosephRM3May 1972 – Aug 1975CRMy first ship and only the only ship that I can remember my berthing compartment number (02-21-0-L). Yes, I remember losing that anchor in Cannes, France and many other still classified events onboard. I will never forget the COMM gang.
Chandler, Richard M. (Mike)AK3May 1972 – May 1976S1STARTED IN V-1 WENT TO A SCHOOL FOR SUPPLY AND FINISHED IN S-1 DIV CONSIDER MY FREINDS IN SUPPLY SOME OF THE BEST I'VE EVER HAD IF YOU READ THIS KEENER IT WAS YOUR FAULT IN ROTA HOPE TO SEE BIG JOHN WHEN IT RETIRES TO PHILA NAVY YARD
Nevells, PaulMM3May 1972 – Oct 1975A2 division
Mullay, GaryHT3May 1, 1972 – Aug 24, 1973RServed proudly with the Forward Damage Control. Hi to all the R-division members from MED Cruise of 1973. Lots of Big John's Hamburger's.
Sinowski, JosephHM3Jun 1972 – Jun 1973Medical
Eberle, JohnPH2Jun 1972 – May 13, 1974OP Photo LabI have been in the photographic field since I got out in 74. I have owned my own business since 1984 and could not bear to punch a time clock, Yuck. Any one that remembers me shoot me an email, would love to hear from you. RIP "Big John"
Molina, Carlos (Coffebean)Jun 1972 – Apr 5, 1975V-1Crash and rescue unit,,, were is TANK, richard
Rowland, "tex" JimOS3Jun 1972 – Jun 1974OperationsI was aboard during the Yom Kippur wars when our cruise was extended over and over again.
Foley, Mike profile iconDS1Jun 1972 – Jan 1977EDS Division - IOIC3 years, 9 months 22 days and 4 hours aboard the Big John. Met lots of good folks, some very strange ones too. The experience gained on the Kennedy got me started on a career that <knock wood> continues today.
Hart, StephenETN3Jun 14, 1972 – Oct 10, 1975ECHad a good time on then JFK and the many port of calls in the Med!
Tooley, Mike Too-lyeE2Jun 29, 1972 – Jun 9, 1975V2WHEN FIRST ON THE SHIP RAN HOLDBACK CAT#4 EVENTUALLY RAN JBD'S CAT#4 BE FORE GETTING OUT . MEET SOME ENTERESTING PEOPLE BACK THEN WONDERED WHAT HAPPENED TO A FEW OF THEM. HAD SOME WILD TIMES BACK THEN
Thomasson, R. SandyRM3Jul 1972 – Sep 1975CRLooking for crew who got to JFK in 72 via NAVSTA NORVA, Forestall during the fire and then to the JFK in Spain. Trouble finding records verifying this. Please contact me at rthomasson@cfl.rr.com ASAP
Aker, Kenneth/akers profile iconMM3Jul 1972 – Apr 12, 19744MMRI was onboard during the Yom Kippur war,fire at Edinborough,loss of anchor at Cannes. Many memroies of good freinds made. Parada,Chase,Morris,Dickey,Merz,Sims,Barrett,Nord, and the others. Big John a good time in my life
Letostak, SteveE4Jul 1972 – Jul 1973V1Unforgettable experience, great friends and memories! I was the "Tractor King" on the flight deck
Vance, DavidHM2Jul 1972 – Dec 1975MedicalI was ship's crew, medical department from 1972 to 1975 and was onboard during the collision of the Kennedy and the USS Belknap.
Russo, DonE-3Jul 1, 1972 – Aug 15, 1975R divI was in the vent shop and the foward DC shop.
Wiseman, RickFN E-3Jul 2, 1972 – Mar 2, 1975MMR2Never will forget them days Hi all you guys Joe, Bailey, Bucket man, Washer Has any one heard from Jenkins?
Herman, DaveRM3Jul 10, 1972 – Aug 20, 1974 CRStill alive and well seems like yesterday instead of all those years, good times for sure
Silvasi, JoeABE3Aug 1972 – Aug 1974V-2long days at sea working in the aft cats
Mountjoy, HowardEM2Aug 1972 – Mar 1975E
Sutherland, CharlesABH-2Aug 1972 – May 1974V-3I have finally reached a time in my life where the unpleasant struggles and mistakes of my younger days have faded into obscurity and what is left are fond memories of a lot of good friends I once spent a hell of a summer with crusing the Med.
Simpson, CharlesLTJGAug 1972 – Aug 1975OSHaze gray and underway on the Big John!
Silvasi, JosephE-4Aug 1972 – Aug 1974V-2Long days and nights on the aft cats. Looking for all the guys on the cruise before the Belknap crash. Drop me a line would really like to hear from Mouse, little Ski, Joe Lane or Joe Caple.
Milburn, BruceE3Aug 1972 – 1974RServed in R division from '72-'74 in the AFT DC shop.
Wilborn, RicPHANAug 1972 – Jun 10, 1976Photo Lab
Harruff, ThomasAD2Aug 1, 1972 – Dec 15, 1978VA34Thomas harruff passed away aug 1, 2009 due to many medical problems. I am his daughter and am looking for his old shipmates. shoot me an email if you remember my father. kearystanford@yahoo.com
Yarbrough, DaleMM3Aug 15, 1972 – Dec 22, 1972GWorked in the Weapons Elevator Shop. Discharged in Barcelona Spain during MED Cruise.
Morgan, Rick , BearHT2Aug 20, 1972 – Aug 20, 1975R Div3 years on Big John, aft DC shop.Great ship and Crew.
Borowy, DavidGMT 3Sep 1972 – Feb 1974WGood times on the BIG JOHN. Sorry to see her being taken out of service. I have a cruise book (1973) I believe. Anyone interested in having me scanning their pic and emailing it to them, I'd be more than happy to........Let me know...
Krieger, GregEN2Sep 1972 – Jun 1975A/Boat ShopHad a great time when looking back. Some of the most memorable days of my life. My life would not be the same without those days
Bell, HollyOS-2Sep 1972 – 1977OI Division
Dodge, Nathan EaaSep 1972 – Feb 14, 1975v-2bow cats,coop cleaner,(everybody wanted that job)then they wouldnt have to work top side for awhile. hated it while i was in,visited the ship in 1989 in ft.lauderdale,would like to hear from anyone i knew
Setkowsky, SkiE4Sep 1972 – Jul 1974OZ
Flaherty, WilliamEM3Sep 1972 – Jun 1975EMain lighting & flight deck lighting
Hebert, TimmyABH3Sep 1972 – Jun 1975V-1Good friends .... Good Times!!!!
Teed, DonOS2Sep 1972 – Jan 1975OIGood Time Good Ride Chief Burmmen. Mac, Dube, Tuck, Mosley, tex Good group Med cruise 1973 went thru english channel back to the Mid east
Green, KennethaoanSep 1972 – Aug 1976weaponsgood times cruising the Med. ships company,G3. would love to hear from past shipmates.
Baker, DanHT3Sep 1, 1972 – Sep 15, 1974repairWorked in aft-dc shop.HT1 powers was in charge at the time. Chief B.J. Jennings was masterchief of div. Chief Garnner & Chief Mac was also there. I lived in Va. Beach and had a 1973 Norton. I was transfered to the USS Tripoli LPH-10 in Sept. 1974
Mike, Leonard profile iconE3Sep 1, 1972 – Jun 9, 1975P-1Worked in the Catapults as a snipe .
Steele, Sterling StrattonMM3Sep 9, 1972 – Jun 17, 1975MP 1I am a Security Officer. Most of you knew me as Paco. I returned to the Navy six years later and stayed another 10 years. I served four more ships and separated as MM1.
Tinsley, RobertASE2Sep 10, 1972 – Apr 10, 1974IM2/ Airstart-IM1/QA Mess Deck MAASome of my best years. Remember all those late night movies? Shore Patrol trips and Palma.
Baker, DanHT2Sep 15, 1972 – Aug 15, 1974RWorked in Aft. D. C. shop. Repair locker on flight deck. Left ship in 74 to go to San Diego to pick up USS Tripoli LPH 10
Steele, Sterling Stratton Steele profile iconMM 3Sep 17, 1972 – Jun 24, 1975MP DivisionIMMR personell: J. D. Moore/Chief Hultz/Joe Wynn/Israel Hernandez/Harris/Twigg/Berong/Joe Borella/Carl Crowder/Stanley Berg/LJ/Jerry Fournier/Mark Stover/Big Dog/Woo/Howard Pecor/Stevens/Mike Spellman/Larry Rials/Robinson/Bt3 walker/Scovil
Fleming, MarkOSSep 22, 1972 – Jun 12, 1974oi
Goodey, JeffBM3Oct 1972 – May 22, 1975Boat Crew2 Med. cruses which included the Middle East Crises where we were out to sea for 54 or days straight. Do remember some good times. Also life boat crew when one of the Helos went over the side.
Budd, TomMMFNOct 1972 – Apr 1974Worked in the ac/r shop under mm1 mike maclaughin Came aboard right before cruse in 72 left during time ship in in the yards in portsmouth va.
Dailey, GregoryAT1Oct 1972 – Nov 1980VF14This is in honor of Gregory Dailey who unfortunately passed away on September 15, 2004 after suffering a long battle with heart disease. He was a loving Father and devoted Husband who always spoke fondly of his time on the Kennedy!
Snyder, BobAMH-3Oct 1972 – Oct 1973VA-34Airframes and Flight Deck Troubleshooter/Final Checker.
Combs, JohnEM3Oct 1972 – Oct 1975E
Leon, WilliamPN3Oct 6, 1972 – Mar 19, 1974G Weapons OfficeGreat ship under Captain Gormley then Captain Dixon. Gun Boss was CDR Clausen, a real gung ho A7 driver. Great duty great shipmates.
Lester, Robert_____robinRM2Oct 27, 1972 – May 20, 1975CommunI came back to serve aboard from September 1979 to March to March 1981.
Acly, JamesYN3Nov 1972 – May 1976VF-32I'll always remember the JFK...
Gillies (Dobie), StephenSM2Nov 1972 – Jul 9, 1976CSAs a signalman, I saw everything: nuclear weapons on the fight deck; anchor lost Cannes, France, 1973. Belknap masthead/range lights disappear - fire Portsmouth overhaul winter; Caribbean; F-14 launched brakes on; helo crashes, admirals to ensigns.
Gillies, (stephen) DobieSM2Nov 1972 – Jul 9, 1976CSTime heals all wounds, even a collision at sea can be repaired. Hazy gray and under weigh. The advantage of years includes wearing rose colored glasses to view the past. Sliders, elephant scabs, square eggs. Naples, Naples, Naples, Naples.
Rinehart, BillMM2Nov 1972 – Sep 1975AMRLOOKING FOR CHARLIE OBERHOFER , BRAD NORD, TOMMY ROBIN AND ANYONE FROM THE AMR
Ponti, GaryLTJGNov 1972 – May 1975Communications and Public Affairs OfficerGreat adventure.
McClung, Bob (Mac)OS3Nov 1972 – Nov 1972OI
Sullenberger, Paul "Sully"AG2Nov 2, 1972 – Apr 15, 1975OAServed in Weather office. Swapped to America (CV66) in April 75 just before Med deployment. If I had it to do over, I would have stayed on JFK. One of the few regrets I have in life so far.
Kotsch, FrankAK3Nov 10, 1972 – Aug 15, 1974AIMDI enjoyed seeing the sights on the cruise of '73 and working with all the great sailors. It was an experience I never forgot and was truly an adventure which helped me grow up. Thanks for the memories.
Fischer, DonMR3Nov 15, 1972 – Apr 15, 1974A-4First ship out of A-school. Great ship. Good friends. Seen alot did alot. Retired E-8 in 1994 after 22 years service.
Taleronik, RonaldE4Nov 19, 1972 – Mar 3, 1975X
Lada, KeithSGTDec 1972 – Jun 1975Good luck to all former shipmates!! Ohhhhh Rahhhhh From The Mar Det Crew
Murray, WilliamAQ2Dec 1972 – Aug 1974AIMD/WC630I was the AIMD PPO for the 73 MED cruise. We had quite a bit of port time during that cruise. Lots of fun. A good bunch of f guys in the department.
McGovernor, EricE-3Dec 1972 – Apr 1975A-2/A-3/A-5A-5 The Boat shop was the best time I had onboard. Retired as a EN-1 1993
Lang, Carroll ( Tom Or Zig Zag)E3Dec 8, 1972 – Apr 15, 1975GElevator shop,Had a great time wish I could remember everybody,But was stoned most of the time
Watson, DeanAMS2Dec 28, 1972 – Dec 13, 1976worked the line division with a bunch of misfits. self included. What were we thinking? Good times.
Thatcher, ToddAO3Dec 31, 1972 – Sep 17, 1975weapons

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