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USS Regulus (AF 57) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Regulus (AF 57). 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 55 crew members registered for the USS Regulus (AF 57).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1969 | 1970 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Osborne, JamesRD3Feb 1953 – Dec 1954OII put her in commission, spent one year on her, made one WestPac cruise.
Cunningham, DavidGM 3Nov 10, 1953 – Jun 2, 19563rd
Ronnestad, BertEM3Sep 10, 1954 – Dec 20, 1955EngineeringI repaired a lot of the electrical systems after the ship was commissioned in Feb, 1954.
Pirtle, HenryPN3Oct 1954 – Mar 1957Ships OffficeFlue to Japan after boot camp, joined the ship in Sasebo, Japan.
De Reu, JohnMM 3Mar 1956 – Sep 1957EngineeringJoined ship in Sasabo, Japan and left in Sasabo, Japan
Taylor, LarryYN3Jan 1960 – Aug 1962ships office
MacDonald, Edward (Mac)SA to GM2May 21, 1960 – Mar 10, 1965First Div then third DivI enjoyed most of my almost 5 years on Regulus. I stayed in the Navy for over 30 years and retired as a CWO4. The Regulus crew have regular reunions and are on Facebook. Come join us.
Keely, CliftonBT/MM/MRJan 1961 – May 28, 1964EnggA hard ending for a ship that did not do much other than always made her commitments. It was a big improvement when they put the air conditioning aboard. I made 5 trips across the pond on her.
Norton, Jr, Alford, A.t.1962 – 1963
Yarbrough, Larry (Arkie)BM31962 – Dec 19642nd (Deck)
Klingensmith, JerryRM2Jan 1962 – Jul 1964OC
Klein, WalterCaptainFeb 16, 1962 – Feb 16, 1963139 thThis was my father.He was captain Walter C. Klein who commanded the Regulus from1962 1963. I was hoping there was some one out there that might remember my father and be able to tell stories or service information.
Grady, MikeSK2Aug 1962 – Jan 1964Commissary
Grady, MikeSK2Aug 1962 – Jan 10, 1964
Meyers, RichardPC2Aug 10, 1962 – Dec 14, 1962AdminI was briefly assigned to the Regulus Post Office after the previous PC striker went awol with postal funds. I only had a couple of months left on my enlistment. I got extended due to the Cuban crisis.
Firkey, LesterBM31963 – 19642nd Division-Gun CaptainServed as Boatswains Mate of the watch while steaming in the Tonkin Gulf
Wallin, TomBMC USN RET.Nov 1, 1963 – Nov 15, 19651stAlso served on board 67-69 after a tour in country Vietnam
Dufey, RobertE-3Dec 1963 – Mar 19651
Roach, Kenneth1964 –
Melton, Todd, Son Of William G. Melton, GmFathers rank/rate GMG31964 – 1966Not sure. 3rd?My father William G. Melton served aboard USS Regulus in the mid 1960's. He died of an accident while serving at Great Lakes Training Center. I just want to know if anyone here remembers him. Todd Melton
Walker, PrestonE-3Oct 10, 1964 – Aug 6, 19661
Torres, LupeRM2Nov 19, 1964 – Nov 5, 1968OperationsRadioman - Made 4 WestPac deployments Looking for Ron Sykes (North Carolina) Bobby Dan Wells (Oklahoma) Bruce Syska (Yonkers N.Y.)
Roach, KennethYN3Nov 22, 1964 – Oct 20, 1966X
McIntire, Ross "Mac"ETR3Apr 1965 – Oct 1967OpsMade three WestPac cruises
Juracich, VinceE-4 CS3Sep 15, 1965 – 1969comissary, post office clerkI am looking to reconnect with my old pals.
Picquett, HenryBTNov 16, 1965 – Sep 9, 1967fireman BTLooking for shipmates that will write a sign statement to verify my stressor PTSD and exposure to the herbcide Agent Orange that was sprayed in the region of Vietnam.I was on various piers unloading food cargo nets
Hewitt, JeruelEMCJan 1966 – Jun 1967ElectricI boarded the Regulus in San Francisco in 1966 and Departed the Regulus by Helocopter at Yankee Station off Vietnam in June 1967
Garzillo, DanielAF 57Feb 6, 1966 – Aug 26, 1969Supply 1Dan Garzillo SK 3. served with Capt. Willy, EWGendron & DBAustin, Lt Reisinger , Lt Balding , Ens Jones Chief Hislop. Did 3 mos head cleaner, 3 mos in Chiefs Pantry. 2wks. on visiting British ship at Trea.Isl. as driver for Chiefs.
Sannar, Franklinpn2Jan 7, 1967 – 1969personnellooking for shipmates
Van Sant, JamesLTJGJun 15, 1967 –OPS
Marchesani, CharlesE3 deck handAug 30, 1967 – Aug 13, 19682ndSHIPS LOGS....if any of my shipmates need proof of the Regulas AF57 being in Vietnam and tied up to several ports in Vietnam leaving Alameda ca on Jan 1968 for a 4 month westpac cruise email me thru this site for ships logs.
Weir, TomHM3Oct 1967 – 19691st/ sick bay
Eshelman, BillFire Control Tech 2Oct 30, 1967 – Feb 19693rd DivisionWhen I came aboard we were getting ready to load up and head over to Westpac. They delayed our departure to early Jan 1968 so we could spend Christmas at home port. Captain Austin was the skipper. We became shellbacks.
Ames, JamesDec 18, 1967 – Jan 10, 1968
Hamilton, DavidGunner's Mate 2nd Class1968 – Aug 6, 19713rd DivisionWhile I hate the Navy, I loved my shipmate friends. I learned a great deal that helped me later in life.
Spence, Eric/rickBT21968 – Aug 17, 1971BGreat Memories.One hell of a night on Aug. 17th.'71. got a little wet in the morning.
Slagle, AltonFN3Jun 5, 1968 – Dec 10, 1969M divisionLoved my ship mates. Great times in Hong Kong
Hoobler, LarryCS2Jul 30, 1968 – Dec 24, 1968
Tusinger, Arthur Edward (Ed)SAOct 15, 1968 – Apr 8, 19691stWent on WestPAC tour Oct 68 to Jan 69. Spent my entire tour on the mess decks. When we returned home the ship went to dry dock and I got orders to DP"A" school in San Diego.
Sullivan, JohnEn 31969 – Mar 1970E
Keyes, TimBT3Jan 1969 – Mar 1971EngHello all Regy Shipmates. Here's a link to a Facebook page where you can communicate will old crewmembers. https://www.facebook.com/groups/304382488586/
Quartararo, JohnSHS-2May 1969 – Aug 1971S1 - Supply

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