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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 4502 crew members registered for the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67).

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NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Bridgewater, MarkBT21976 – 1979BServed as Assistant Shop Supervisor of the Steam Catupult Shop
Young, Billy CraigATAR-AT21976 – 1979VAQ-133 and IM3Mess Cook, Supply Runner, Squadron AT Shop, AIMD W/C 640 for one work-up and cruise. Made Chief, LDO, now LCDR AIMD MMCO.
Plunkett, MauriceEM 11976 – 1977E
Clatworthy, Thomas (Tom)MM21976 – Apr 8, 1980Engineering1MMR from 1976 to 1980. Went on 3 Med cruises and went thru a major dry-dock overhaul. I would like to thank all the guys that pitched in to send me home for the birth of my second son, Jason! Email me if you would like to get together
Bumgardner, WilliamAN1976 –I was also on JFK from 1984 - 1986 as an ABH1.
Rankin, JeffABF2 / ABF11976 – May 1979V-4
McAndrew, MartinMM E31976 –E1 main
Virgil, JamesSH2/E-51976 – 1980S-3 I was at Nas Oceana for two years and received orders to the JFK , which i didn't like the idea due to the Kennedy's liberty collision. I felt a little intimidated After serving four years on board i miss the crew and air wing
Archer, ScottAT21976 – 1977VF32Made two Med cruises on the JFK. Remember lying in my bunk and thinking a bird had crashed on the flight deck when we were struck by the Belknap.
Hill, DavidE-31976 – 1978V4WOW time has sure went by quick
Evans, DavidE4 Marine Detachment1976 – 1978marine detachmentI'm interested in reconnecting with the marines that i served with
Travis, Ken profile iconMS31976 – 1980S2Hey the good old navy what a good time all the things you wish you could do were there. I've made alot of good friends and hope you all are doing well and life has been good to you. Where's Radar and all my good buddies.
Barlow, MikeQM1976 – 1981Nav
Novascone, NovaMSSA1976 – 1977SupplyI reported to the JFK after boot camp in late 1976. Made it most of the way through the Med Cruise that left in late 76 or early 77, before being flown back to US from Rota, Spain to attend cooking class "A" school.
Marg, Richard Aka MonkeyET 31976 – Jul 10, 1980eletronicsBeen to long since I was there so do not remember what division I was in other then I was an E.T, and worked on the Mouse head sets. Most knew me as Monkey including my division commander.
Clark, Garybt21976 – Nov 1981b-divworked in ships oil lab then 3-m office
Card, Robert (Bob)EM21976 – 1979E-Division
Scheel, CarlE3/AMM1976 – 1977VA32
Roden, TyE5/ Sh21976 – 1980S3Great times aboard the JFK, Met some good friends. I worked in the Ships Store, Barbershop, Laundry, and the Tailorshop. I basically grew up on the JFK.
Tingle, RickHM31976 – Aug 20, 1978Medical DepartmentI arrived one week before the Belknap collision and hadn't even received my GQ station. I served in the sick call and ICU/sick ward. Eventually I ran the ICU and the sick ward/sick call. Hello to all. Contact me.
Fryman, SteveABH31976 – 1980V3
Davies, Frank ( Noodle )ABE-31976 – 1978V-2 BOW CATSGOOD times and friends, Treel N.,Guy N. to name a few.
Kirby, JamesIC31976 – 1980EHEY GUYS HAD FUN WITH JAY DANNY LEO BRETT GOMER AND ALL THE GUYS IN THE IC GANG ALSO CANT FORGET MIKE GRANNY TOMMY BIG MAC TOM FOX TOM WHITE RAY AND CHRIS SMITTY BOY I GOT IN TROUBLE WITH A LOT OF YOU GUYS WE TORE IT UPS
Worrall, MichaelE-31976 – 1978Marine DetachmentLooking for fellow Marines.
Hatton, Eugene (John)mm11976 – 1979AMy term Onboard the USS John F. Kennedy left me with some Great Memories.
Waugh, JohnAM11976 –VA-34
Freshwater, MikelMS31976 – Sep 18, 1979S-5I was proud to serve as part of the crew. I made a lot of friends along my journey. I worked as a Bulk Storekeeper & Wardroom Supervisor.
Kapfer, LarsE31976 – 1978V2From the water brakes to holdback! What a ride!
White, GaryE-11976 – 1977MM-2
Foster, Markbt1976 – 1979b div 2mmr boiler repair shopwild times miss buds learned a lot in trouble a lot today I run powerhouse for corrections dept. ok. 250 500 750hp firetube Kewanee's just old biker now find lugs at mark.foster@doc.ok.gov
McGann, Seancpl1976 – 1978mar dethello everyone things are good the marines helped me. after the kennedy I went to Geiger liked it better received a meritorious promotion to cpl . Hope everyone is well.
Odonnell, PatrickAO E-3Jan 1976 – Jun 1978WEAPONS
MacLellan, Tom "Mac"ABH-3Jan 1976 – Oct 1978V-1Worked on the Fl;light Deck with Chiefs Tuck, Griffin, Green, Walsh and Ladd. John Mitchell and Jerry Tuttle were the CO's and Hess and Mouser were Air Bosses. Van Pelt and Laughed were handlers. Had many good times. Made me a man Anchors Aweig
Ascolillo, BobbyAE2Jan 1976 – Feb 1979CVW1 VA-34 CDR Gary Wheatley CommandingI was a Line Troubleshooter most of the time
Griese, TimYN-3Jan 1976 – Sep 1978X-5Worked in the Ship's Office. Experienced great ports including Alexandria, Dubrovnik, Mallorca, Edinburgh, Portsmouth, Wilhemshaven... Saw London, the pyramids in Cairo and the election of Pope John-Paul I in Rome. Loved being at sea.
Frick, KeithHTFN/HT2Jan 1976 – May 25, 1979RAFT DC; Carpenter Shop Supervisor
White, Larry/whiteyABH3Jan 1976 – Aug 3, 1979v1At the time, I couldn't wait to get out, 1000 days and a wake up. Looking back, it was one of the best things I ever did. I met many people that affected my life for the good. Thank God
Hays, John AJan 1976 – Jan 1979VF-32
Downing, JimAX2Jan 1976 – Jan 1979IM3Looking for AE1 Grant Wilson, AZ3 Jeff LeBlanc and AQ1 Rex Bayman. Please call me at 941-955-8670. I am now living in Florida. I was from Ohio during my naval service. Worked in the Vast Shop overhang (forward hanger bay).
Flores, Manuel ( Chinaman )AO 3Jan 1976 – Jun 1980Weapons G-4It's amazing that after 33 years most of us are still in contact. No doubt some of the best years of my life. Rinki, Birdman, Bootylips, Wildboy, Grampa, Sullo, Bisset,
Gorsuch, JoeBT-3Jan 1976 – Aug 1978B
Sharkey, DonOS2Jan 1976 – Jun 1980OILooking back at times work 8 on 8 off was a pain but over all life on JFK was fun, made good friends, some of which I still have 40 years later. I would do it again, but not in todays navy.
Hart, DanielABF-2Jan 2, 1976 – Aug 3, 1977V-4Remember nothing but good times, none of the bad. Hope all of my old shipmates are doing well. Fun to go on this site.
Torres, JoseABH 3Jan 6, 1976 – Sep 30, 1981v-3best of the best. years of fun.I had saved a 7 year old girls life in Italy and was given an award by the 6 fleet command which today I look at those back years of that great moment.
Stanton, JimMM3Jan 7, 1976 – Sep 28, 1979A-8Worked in weapons elevator shop. Have lots of great memories and would like to get in touch with some of you.
Maxwell, TomFTM1Jan 10, 1976 – Jun 30, 1979ERWorked on the AN/SPS 48A 3D Air Search Radar. I have many good memories and some not so good ones. I remember a lot of great guys and looking back am very proud of what we accomplished. It was sad to see the JFK decommissioned.
Oliva, Domingo profile iconE-3Jan 16, 1976 – Sep 19, 1979SupplyBest time of my life
Ikner, BobbyAO2Jan 20, 1976 – Jul 19, 1979G div. Mag shop and Air Missle Division
Jelesijevich, SlobodanE-5Jan 25, 1976 – Sep 17, 1979V-1
Bruno, JeffBM2Jan 27, 1976 – Jun 27, 19801st@3rd
Bilyeu-thomsen, DarrenBTFAFeb 1976 – Jan 19773MMRMade a North Atlantic cruise in 1976. So I'm a Blue Nose. I still keep in touch with some Enginroom buddies. Never had enough liberty to visit the ports we only visited for 2 days. Had to provide ships power and stand watch.
Beno, SteveDS2Feb 1976 – Jun 27, 1980EDS/OPSI miss the boat, the water-cooled computers, friends from everywhere, and the new Space Invaders game. I did play a lot a Star Trek in CIC with the OS guys. I would like to visit Spain again with more money this time. Yorke where are you?
Hammerlund, TimEN3Feb 1976 – Apr 1978A-Gang Boat ShopThe best ship out of the 4 I was on. Going to miss her.
Ogden, GreggAE2Feb 1976 – Oct 1978AIMD_IM3Many memories of this time mostly good, wish we had made more money so we could have seen more........... Many only knew me as OGGIE.
Campbell, Thomase-4Feb 3, 1976 – Feb 3, 1979marine detatchmentI'd like to talk to some of the guys!
Stewart, JeffBT3Feb 3, 1976 – Feb 3, 19804MMRANYBODY REMEMBER ME?
Lynch, CharlesE-4/ABE-3Feb 5, 1976 – Oct 23, 1979V-2Made two Med. cruises and a Nato cruise, saw a lot of the world.
Barrett, James T.SK 1, KENNEDY CLANSMEN. BLUENOSEFeb 15, 1976 – Feb 25, 1977S 1 Stock Control Remember Ens. Funck, Ricky Campbell, JJ Cardno, Chief Thomas to name a few. Remember re-enlisting for my last full enlistment in the Captin's cabin (Capt Mitchell) look back on great memories of time onboard.
McMullin, MacMMFeb 15, 1976 – Feb 3, 1982MBest time of my life.
Fowler, RichardSNMar 1976 – Apr 1977OIServed with a great group of guys during the infamous Belknap incident.
Kreger, PeterET3Mar 1976 – May 1979EC
Pope, Stephen RYN3Mar 1976 – Feb 1979CAPTAINS YEOMANWOW..I LOVED MY DUTY AND ALL THE PEOPLE I WORKED FOR, CPT JOHN R C MITCHELL, & CAPT JERRY O TUTTLE. MISS ALL MY FRIENDS....LEFT THE SHIP EARLY...SHOULD HAVE NEVER DONE THAT....I LOVED MY JOB AND SHIP.
Curnow, RogerDP2Mar 1976 – Jul 1979OZI still have dreams of when I was a computer operator/programmer in the Intelligence Center (CVIC), and wonder what the IC is like now. Back then, our computers were two water-cooled UNIVAC 32K as big as refrigerators.
Fredey, DanaBTFA - BT-3Mar 1976 – 1979BStarted in 3mmr then in 2mmr and then in the Oil Lab. Great bunch of Guys. I am now at 100% disability in Florida and would love to hear from the guys. clowndf@aol.com. 407-304'6410.
James, JohnMM2Mar 1976 – Sep 1979A-14 yr stint 3.5 on Big John. 3 Med Cruises 1 N Atlantic 30yrs later still think about her.
McGehee, DennisMM3Mar 1976 – Dec 1976EngineeringLot hours steaming down in 1MMR. Sweltering in sleeping quarters one level above engine room. An amazing feat of modern engineering. Affected decisions for the rest of my life. Good memories.
Launderville, LewisMM1Mar 1976 – Aug 19794MMR
Millar, RonAT3Mar 1976 – Aug 11, 1977AIMDI served as ships company on the1976 North Atlantic Cruise and 1977 Mediterranian Cruise. Worked in electronics shop fixing radar altimeters. Worked with a great bunch of guys. I never recieved my Cruise Book in mail.
Fields, Tim (Tr)BT3Mar 1976 – Aug 1979B division 3MMRI met a lot of good people and I would like to hear from anyone that remembers those days in 3mmr I cant believe the years have gone by so fast.Contact me @trsr2u812@yahoo.com ,or call @(440)813-2380
Early, Robert (Bob)AX2Mar 1976 – Jul 1980VS-32completed 3 cruises, 1 NATO, 2 Med After getting out in 1980 went to work as a civilian at a Navy rework facility retiring after 35 years
Jeffers, Cheslee/ JapeBt 3Mar 1976 – Dec 1979BLooking for joe luts
Leininger, LennyIC3Mar 1, 1976 – Mar 1, 1980ECI worked in TV Repair by the TV Studio.
Voebel, (catwalk) Eric LBM2 "KENEDY CLANSMAN" AND BLUENOSEMar 2, 1976 – Sep 20, 1986Bosun"s detailwent on e-3 left e-4, Ran the paint locker , Duaa I sniffed all that ... at least 18 mo... On board after belnap, but was there for the uss Biddle and Uss Bordelon.. Thats Y they called Big John "the Can Opner". best bud mose crower
McShea, JEM/3Mar 7, 1976 – Jun 27, 1979E Div. Safty/Power shopsWOW I am so glade to see all the names from the past Cerbasi,Roach,Patton, Vanmeter,cummins,pardue henderson.It is great to see you all made it.Rember lots of time spent above decks LOL "Forward Never stright"
Bowden, Christophere-4Mar 7, 1976 – Nov 15, 1978e-division
Copell, James L.E-2 , what can I sayMar 7, 1976 – Feb 1978Cat 3 flight deckImportant part of my life, only realized after I left
Bordlemay, John H.PN1Mar 10, 1976 – Mar 10, 1979PERSONNEL OFFICE. WAS THERE FOR BORDELON AND WHEN WE LOST OUR BOW ANCHOR IN CRETE. FINALLY RETIRED IN 1983 AND WORK FOR DLA NOW AND AM READY TO RETIRE AGAIN IN A COUPLE OF MONTHS--PLAN TO GET SERIOUS ABOUT IT THIS TIME.
Pardue, William DannyIC2Apr 1976 – Aug 1979EJoined Big John, Apr76,in Portsmouth VA.Made76-North Altantic cruise(remember G.Q. after collision with the USS Bordelon)Made 2 Med.cruises 77-79. Happier civilian than sailor,Looking for old IC Gang,76-79,wanting to share old times with old friends.
Ruud, KenHM2Apr 1976 – Jul 1977MedicalAssigned to VF-32. Worked aboard the JFK in the Aerospace Medical Department.
Knapp, TomMS 3Apr 1976 – Nov 1978SupplyLearned alot while on board!!
Ross, Bret---Apr 1976 – Feb 1980---
Wangenstein, WillieMM3Apr 1976 – Sep 9, 1979A
Willams, WillyE4Apr 1976 – Aug 17, 1979M DivHad some of my best memories Made a bunch of friend LT.Pichardo Was the badest of the Bad asses and a great M Div officer hope som of my old buddy read this and lets get together and tell some storries
Parks, BillAO3Apr 1976 – Jun 1979VF-14Did 3 cruises. 76 North Atlantic, 77 Med, and 78-79 Med. Worked Flight Deck. CAG Arm/Dearm.
Healy, Robert, RbABH3Apr 1, 1976 – Nov 18, 1977V-1I was a Yellow Shirt and loved (almost) every minute of being on the Flight Deck. Great guys! Last year I was up top again during Feet Week in NYC. Big John looked just fine to me! Good times...miss them...miss all you guys!
Banks, HermanLCDRApr 1, 1976 – Apr 1, 1981MJFK was my best sea tour, went on board has a MM1, made MMC applied LDO and was commissioned June 1982. Retired June 1997.
Henderson, PhilEM2Apr 13, 1976 – Aug 3, 1979Safety and Power ShopsCame aboard the ship in the Yards, spring of 76. North Atlantic Cruise fall of 76. 1st Med Cruise 77, 2nd Med cruise 78/79. I made some great friends while on board. I'm proud to say I served aboard "Big John" : "Super K"! Great s
Woodard, Mark (Woody)AZ3Apr 15, 1976 – Dec 28, 1977AIMD
Waithe, RickIC2Apr 19, 1976 – Jul 17, 1979EGood times in Aft IC
Riggio, JimABF2Apr 20, 1976 – Apr 20, 1980V-4I now realize some of the best freinds that I had in my life were aboard the Big John.
Waithe, RickIC2Apr 20, 1976 – Jul 17, 1979E
Clagett, LeoIC2May 1976 – Sep 28, 1979E-Div
Williams, JamesE-4/ MM3May 1976 – Jul 19, 1979MI spent four years onboard the USS JFK CV67. I was a avation airmen my first year,then I became Third Class Machinists Mate in number 4 machinery room.after leaving the navy in 1985, I went to school for mechanical Eng.
Pearl, William JPO3May 21, 1976 – Jun 9, 1978Electrical C&E ShopAs a Ships Electrician assigned to the USS John F Kennedy CV-67 Catapult and Elevator shop from 1975 to 1978. I went on two Med cruises and one North Atlantic cruise as well as survived a collision with the USS Belknap.
Cauley, BrianEMCMay 22, 1976 – Jun 29, 1977E
Bullock, RobinE-2Jun 1976 – Aug 1977BMThe worst. Fellow mates breaking into my locker and stealing cameras and radios.
Koonce, Daniel (Dan)AQJun 1976 – Sep 1980AIMD-IM3(VF-32)I was attached to VF-32. Worked O level on flight deck for a year. Opportunity to transfer to AIMD came up and took it. Stayed in IM3 AQ shop til discharge in 1980. Been in medical imaging/Xray field since then.
Rochelle, HowardSNJun 1976 – Jan 1977ADMINGreatest time of my life was on the JFK
Bailey, Brian (Beatle)E4Jun 1976 – Oct 1979R
Riggs, JohnMMFNJun 1976 – Dec 1978M Division M Divison under (then) Lt. Cmdr Mike "Iron Mike" Fahey and Lt. "Chico" Pichardo I spent my shipboard time in 2MMR, home to some of the friendliest people I know (and a few old crabs).
Campbell, TomLCPLJun 1976 – 1979mar/det
Bass, RobertMMCJun 1, 1976 – Jun 1, 1977AServed a Supervisor of A2 Shop of A Division.
Furman, JamesmmfnJun 1, 1976 – Jun 18, 1979M DivisionWorked 4 main Loved it,great ship ,great crew, oh what I learned , we were hot with alot of pride
Barbour, RichardLieutenantJun 1, 1976 – Jun 1, 1978OXRetired. Hardest and most exhilarating tour in my Navy career. Wouldn't want to do it again, but treasure the experience! A VP NFO earning my SWO wings and becoming an OOD Underway showed me a part of the Navy few see.
Pleasant, Richard Garry3rd ClassJun 3, 1976 – Jun 3, 1979FuelsLooking to make contact with some of the crew.
Struck, RayJO3Jun 7, 1976 – Jun 11, 1981AdministrationWould like to contact People. Life on JFK made me who I am today. Would like to talk to "SLUF" and others who pushed me to be "The best I could be."
Fine, KennyAIRMANJun 24, 1976 – Feb 1, 1980v2 waist catsremember good times good people 2med cruises 1nato 2in yard period last1in dry dockand a few hectic workupslater on in life you realise it was one of the best times in my life
Crosby, Curtabe-3Jun 24, 1976 – Feb 7, 1980v-2 arresting gearallright who all is still out there kicking ?
Burd, Michael (B1rd)RMSNJul 1976 – Sep 1978CRAn incredible experience! From a North Atlantic (Blue Nose) cruise to the Med twice. The many countries, going in the Pyramids of Egypt, A four day party in Hamburg, and seeing Yugoslavia before it fell. 80 foot waves, ship wrecks, & I can go on.
Lundstrom, JoeBT 2Jul 1976 – 1981B and Catapult shopDid time in the CATshop, 1MMR and B div. office. Now Im a superviser at a 1,428 megawatt generating station in Florida. I made it big time. " Cuz, I - R - BT! " PIT SNIPE!.
Powell, DennisCV67Jul 1976 – Jul 1977top hati was there as a e2 hyd mech.my brother was po tommy powell / jb wink /was there also a lt. martin
Janus, JoeAME2Jul 1976 – Aug 1979VF-32
Huber, ScottABE-1Jul 1976 – Dec 1979V-2 Bow CatsBow Cats, friends with Trell N. (Willy Boot), Joe F. (Fid the Kid), Jorge P., Guy N. (Ski), Jerry T. (Captain Tuttle), Charlei L., Poo Bear. Bob O. (Orlo).
Maravelias, JamesAT-4Jul 1, 1976 – Mar 15, 1980SquadronServed on board with HS-11.
Davis, Richard (Rick)HM1Jul 3, 1976 – Jan 28, 1978"H" Medical Admin Tech
Simpson, JeffYN2(SS)Jul 4, 1976 – Jul 4, 1977X-3XO's Yeoman for a year (CDR D. Bruce Cargill), CO was John R. C. Mitchell. Went into submarines after the year on Kennedy.
Le Dour, Elie profile iconABH3Jul 5, 1976 – Jan 1, 1980v1yellow shirt fly 1 where are all the guys used to party at my house in Norfolk anybody know where Smolyk is? still dream about life aboard 8 & 9 month cruise the norm sail sat sun Just For Kicks race tractors down deck
King, JamesDPCJul 7, 1976 – Jan 7, 1984Carrier Group StaffWas assigned to the Carrier Group Staffs working out of the War Room on a "Star Wars" type of advanced system. After completion in 1977 was assigned to the Ships Force Overhaul Management System at Norfolk supply Ctr.
Doane, StephenET3Aug 1976 – Jan 1980EC/ER
Zablocki, JoeAD-2Aug 1976 – Nov 1980Power plants/troubleshooter/ final checkerVF-14
Williams, RaymondENS / LTJGAug 1976 – Oct 1977Admin then OIStarted out as Personnel Officer with PN1/PNC Bruno and YN1 Bordlemay. Went up to be OI Division Officer with LCDR ? CO was SLUF for Short Little Ugly F. Received my JG bars there. Personnel and OI division were the best group of guys.
Stewart, Gary profile iconE4Aug 1976 – May 1978s2Who remembers the collision in the north Atlantic and the broken arrow during night very rep?
Agostinelli, Michael (Gus)BT2Aug 1976 – Sep 1979B Division (Oil Lab)
Ashby, HenryEM3Aug 1976 – Jan 1980ECatapult & Aresssting gear electrician, in the C&E Shop. Our shop handled the Cats as well as the aircraft & ships service elevators and the special power stations required for the aircraft on board.
Cahoon, KevinEW2Aug 1, 1976 – Dec 2, 1980oilooking for anyone from oi/ew
Cahoon, KevinEW2Aug 1, 1976 – Dec 12, 1980oilove to hear from old friends found ewcs ummy in montana works for school department
Unger, Marshall (Billy) profile iconabe airmanAug 1, 1976 – Nov 3, 1978bow catswhat a learning exp.thanks to norman e b/f. willy@huber crazy joe f.tom.@all the rest of the bow cats UNBEATABLE..@ ski*broken,knee@nose.all good. wild card game!! went on to the america hope all are good.thanks .CV67
Mitchell, James / MitchE3/ISSNAug 3, 1976 – Jan 7, 1980OPS/OZThe usual, mess deck (chiefs mess), vents and voids detail, then compartment cleaning and near the end of my tour I got to work in my field, cleaning intel spaces. Oh, what a joy...not sure at that point why I re-enlisted..Oh ya, the CO was SLUF!!
Tobey, MarcMM2Aug 5, 1976 – Dec 14, 1979M (AMR)How in the world did we do all that stuff? Best memories are of the guys and all the things we did(good and bad!). Got to see the old girl at pier 6,NOB in 08. Couldn't take pics, security ya know! Thanks Danny(taco) for bring us together
Ashby, HenryE4Aug 9, 1976 – Jan 29, 1980E divisionC&E shop - cats & AG, also nucleus & inport fire crew. 1 North Atlantic (where an out of control F-14 almost took my head off) & 2 Med cruises. As well as a bunch of time in Portsmith.
Catan, RichOS2Aug 14, 1976 – Dec 10, 1979OITime flys! I flew into Philly this past Sept. and on approach to the airport i could clearly see the Big John was at the yards being prepared for dismantling. It was a surreal moment, bitter sweet, many great memories of shipmates and ports
Stump, PatrickEM3Aug 26, 1976 – Jan 27, 1980E DivisionServing with a great bunch of guys. Had some fun times , and good memories. Remember shaving my head along with a whole bunch of others. And I do remember why. O Yeah. Flight deck lighting. Lighting shop, and rewind
Garrett, RonAX2Aug 28, 1976 – Sep 20, 1979VS-32Did 5 years off-and-on with CVW-1 mostly as Workcenter Supervisor, Avionics and Safety PO on the flight deck. VS-32 flew the original S3A- the best anti-sub platform ever designed. Left the Navy as AX1.
Slaght, GaryMS2Sep 1976 – Sep 1980Best ship i ever served
Marchand, SteveDK1Sep 1976 – Mar 1978Big John was by far the best ship I served on in the Navy. There were 6. Med cruises were great and the crew were fun people to be with.
Francis, Edward Big EdAZ3Sep 1976 – Sep 1979AIMDWas also back on her from 83-86. Retired as an AZC in 1996. Would love to hear from shipmates from both periods. Let's hope and pray that they don't scrap her and put her as a museum some place. She has a lot of good memories for me.
Declue, DekeOS2Sep 1976 – Feb 22, 1980OI
Hopman, Artiee3Sep 1, 1976 – May 30, 1979div 1 filght deck crewRemember me guys
White, Nick (Whitey)E3Sep 2, 1976 – Oct 1, 19801stLooking for old shipmates to contact me. I was on 4 straight Med. cruises. I was a deck ape. Served under: Captain Mitchell, and Captain Tuttle.
Cheeks, DonaldRM3Sep 4, 1976 – Jun 15, 1979CommunicationsLooking through this web site sure brings back memories!
Brush, DougAQ-2Sep 7, 1976 – Jun 6, 1980AIMDI was on JFK through VA-34, working on the SACE bench in WC 650. Learned a lot, made freinds, and generally got a lot out of it. Now I hear JFK may be decommissioned - or kept active. Hope it's the latter.
Swenson, WilliamE3Sep 10, 1976 – Aug 1, 1980DeckHello to all my buddies
Starks, Jr., George/pubsAZ-3Sep 14, 1976 – Jun 16, 1978AIMD IM-1Came on board after the Big John returned from its NATO cruise in 1976. Served with a great bunch of guys. Made two Med. Cruises before extending and going to NAS Corpus Christ, Texas. Sad she's retired. Great ship!
Clark, GaryBT2Sep 15, 1976 – Oct 28, 1981BOil Las from 1976 to 79 ships 3-m office till 81
Shepanski, Jim (Ski, Shep)EM2Sep 25, 1976 – Jan 26, 1980EJoining the Navy was a great thing for me. Made me grow up. I served with a bunch of great people. I became a Christain while in the Navy. I now have 4 kids, 2 grandkids. My youngest is serving on the USS Doyle.
Danowski, Stanley (Ski)MM2Oct 1976 – Apr 1982I WORKED MOSTLY IN FORWARD O2,N2 PLANT AND DOWN IN THE HOLE WITH THE H.P. AIR COMPRESSORS.DID A BUNCH OF MED. CRUISES. IT WAS A GREAT RIDE. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE IN THE SHOP OR A-GANG.
Valentine, JohnSK3Oct 1, 1976 – Jul 13, 1980S-1
Russell, RichardABHANOct 9, 1976 – Jun 21, 1980V-1 crash crewAn unforgettiable experince serving aboard the Big John.
Scarpelli, JohnE3Oct 13, 1976 –Hospital Corsman
Russell, Richard ( Rock)ABHANOct 17, 1976 – Jun 23, 1980V-1 Crash & SalvageYoung, stubberon to the point of stupidity i.e. the nick name Rock. Wisdom only comes with age. Had a few great times, many good times and most of the bad times where of my own making.
Pavelka, TomE3Oct 20, 1976 – Oct 3, 19784MMR
Durand, MikeAO3Nov 1976 – May 1979G-3 Mag RatsGreat times on the Big John..VP-91 Pink Panthers CREW # 4 Moffett Field,CA June 79 - Jan 1985 " IYAOYAS "
Yeary, MikeBT 3Nov 1976 – May 1980B / 1MMRTHE BEST YEARS OF MY NAVY CARRIER BEST CREW BEST SHIP
Mariani, KeithBTFNNov 1976 – May 1980Oil Lab, BR ShopGreatest flattop in the fleet. SLUF was the baddest CO in the fleet!
Mariani, KeithBTFNNov 1976 – May 3, 1980Oil Lab, BR ShopGreatest flattop in the fleet. SLUF was one crazy CO.
Francis, Edward Big EdAZAR TO AZ3Nov 1976 – Nov 1979AIMDFirst command from "A" school. After coop cleaning and mess cranking had a great time. Partied a lot.
Durand, MikeAO3Nov 1976 – May 1979G-3 Mag Rats Weapons Deptmy 1st ship,was at the Decommissioning at Mayport,FL 23 Mar07 miss my buddies Skeeter Matthews(Maryland) and John Lamb(N.Carloina),Steve Miller(IYAOYAS)VP-91 Crew# 4 NAS Moffett Field,CA1979-85 DE-Established March 1999
Berkhimer, Poo BearE-3Nov 1976 – Jul 1980V-2
Shaw, Tombt2Nov 1976 – Jul 1979b div oil lab
Lueer, ThomasAW-2Nov 1976 – Jul 11, 1980OX Div., TSC, ASWMBest experience of my life. Grew up on board the JFK! Palma, oh Palma!!! Dawg meat sandwichs in Naples on the way back to the ship. Clarks down on the strip in Va. Beach. Now an Architect working for the Dept. of Defense
Hobbs, RonYN3Nov 1976 – May 1980VO Div.Came on board Big John Nov. 1980 North Atlantic Cruise. Assigned to Air Dept. Office/Primary Control. (2) Med Cruises, (1) Dry Dock. I remember Perry, Schultz, Gonzales, Randolph, Burnett, McCabe. Enjoyed every minute.
McKaig, JohnPN3Nov 1976 – Aug 1980X3Met one of my best friends (still, to this day) Richard Coyne. It was an amazing adventure, but walking off of the ship for the last time in Norfolk was still the best day of my life.
Berkhimer, Glenn / Poo BearE-3Nov 1976 – Jul 1980V-2 Bow Cats
Newitt, JamesE4`Nov 1, 1976 – Nov 1, 1980ECServed with Chief(Senior) Leaver. Can't remember many names, but would remember faces if I saw them.I Remember "Shakey" Shirra (not sure of spelling), Eddie Luffman, Hensley, "Whale" also. Would like to hear from others.
Newitt, JamesE4Nov 1, 1976 – Nov 1, 1980ECHI JIMMY! You could have knocked me over with a feather when I saw your name! 30 years vanished just like that! Good to see your name and a couple others on this sight. Have been looking a long time. Hope we can all talk soon.
Fannon, TomE-4/ DP3Nov 1, 1976 – Jul 11, 1980S-7 ADP Supply Data Processing
Lindsay, Richard (Rick) profile iconDP3Nov 1, 1976 – Dec 10, 1978SUPPLYLong time ago back in the day, we were a Sperry Univac 1500 shop, 40 years in IT, 14 of it in Management. Retired now. Found a few friends from the Big John, on FB, some are RIP. too young. Fair Winds & following Seas!!
Wheeler, Michael ShaneABF2Nov 10, 1976 – Jun 3, 1980V4Worked in Flight Deck Repair with Litogot,Kemp,Butler.I was from Halifax,NC.Other shipmates were Riggo,Walker,Powell.I was on an SH-3 Sea King from HS-11 when a F-8 crashed into sea after being launched.CO of ship was Capt. Tuttle then Meyers.
Gogo, Faamasani GogoAOAA / AO2Nov 10, 1976 – Jun 14, 1980G2 / G1Initially assigned to G2 Hangar Deck Ord. Shop then was later assigned to G1 AS Flight Deck Ord. Shop Supervisor. Met so many Friends and Shipmates. This was an experience of a Lifetime. Join the Navy to see the World It swell and an honor
McKee, Bernard / MacGMG E3Nov 10, 1976 – Nov 10, 1976Basi Point Defense / E divisionGood times Great cruises Best of friends
Brooks, GaryMM1Nov 11, 1976 – Jul 1, 1980M DivBest ship I served on in my ten years in the Navy.
Powell, PossumABFANNov 13, 1976 – Jun 20, 1979V4GOT ON BIG JOHN DURING THE NORTH ATLANTIC 76. DID MED 77 AND 78. WORKED THE OFFICE, THEN FLT DK, THEN BELOW DK, AND FINALLY WITH REPAIR. I REMEMBER RIGGIO,PLEASANTS,LYNCH,SHIELDS, TEX, PONCHO, PANAGUA, KULLMAN, MAURER, DANGELO,BUTLER
Quinn, John "Jj"BT2Nov 15, 1976 – May 30, 1980B-4 MMRKing of the "Gut Runners" I miss Naples I made it to PI Andy
Bright, Raymond PaulMM3Nov 15, 1976 – Feb 9, 1980engingneeringI enjoy my time on ship met alot new people hate to hear that jfk cv67 is gone got to see lots of places while I was abroard hope to hear from other ship mates whom serve with me down in engineer 2 and abroad the shi
Arvin, SamuelSNNov 15, 1976 – Aug 1, 1980DECKgreat times I had with shipmates.it was a great honor to be a part of a great crew
Davison, Brad profile iconASE2Nov 15, 1976 – Nov 29, 1980AIMD IM-4
Slocum, FrankEM-1Nov 15, 1976 – Sep 15, 1978Electrical DivisionI work in Canton Ohio building Electrical transformers. All worked at a correctional facility in Ohio as an electrican.
Henderson, TerryAOANNov 16, 1976 – May 5, 1979G Mag and G Flight Deck
Keifer, DaleAOANNov 18, 1976 – Mar 16, 1980G-2 WEAPONSENLISTED AT 17 HON. DISCHARGE AT 21.CARRIER LIFE WAS FOR ME.LOVE IT BEST TIME OF MY LIFE.I AM 56 NOW WITH NO REGRETS TO SERVING
Francis, Edward Big EdAZC (RET.)Nov 20, 1976 – Dec 30, 1979AIMD IM-1First Time Aboard. E-1 to E-4. On again 83-86. E-5 to E-6. Have no doubt it secured me for the Chiefs hat. Retired in 96. Anyone who reads this please help save the Kennedy. It is the last conventional carrier and the best.
Warner, CurtisSN/QM3Nov 28, 1976 – Jul 8, 1980NAVWow, sad she is Mothballed. My first ship and a lot of good memories. Thanks QMCS Willie and QM1/QMC Thomas would you believe I made QM1.Transfered to Fleet Reserve in 94, now retired and a Substitute school teacher. I stayed sober.
Utt, MikeAX3, AX2Dec 1, 1976 – Sep 30, 1980EDSOK times, Great people
Spence, KevinMM3Dec 3, 1976 – Jun 26, 1980M 3 MMRHAD A GREAT TIME MOST OF THE TIME .LOTS OF GREAT PEOPLE . LOTS OF CRAZY PEOPLE. 3 MMR LEARNED A LOT WAS GREAT TRAING FOR GOOD JOB IN THE POWER FIELD . WENT ON SHIP WHEN IT VISITED BOSTON IN 2005 IT LOOKED KIND OF RUN DOWN . SAD
Johnson, Lars/sonnyABH-3Dec 10, 1976 – 1980V-3
Stewart, JohnMM1(SW)Dec 15, 1976 – Aug 15, 1980M Div 4MMR2 Med cruises.Alot of fun times.Alot of good shipmates.Saw MMFN Furman on here.Your bunk was above me.Hope all is well.
Burge, HarryABE2Dec 20, 1976 – Sep 30, 1979V-2Waist Catapults
Garner, Joey/jojo GunnHM3Dec 27, 1976 – Dec 17, 1980Medical
Falardeau, JohnQM2Dec 27, 1976 – Jul 11, 1980NAVGreat memories of great shipmates and ports of call.

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