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USS Belle Grove (LSD 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Belle Grove (LSD 2). 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 38 crew members registered for the USS Belle Grove (LSD 2).

Miller, AnneMM2CSep 1943 – Dec 1945Navy Seabee
Thompson, Trent1945 – 1947My Dad, Trent Thompson, served aboard the USS Belle Grove LSD 2 in WWII. I'm searching for shipmates or persons knowledgable about the ship and crew.
Tanis, IvanDK3Oct 1951 – Jun 1953SupplyBest ship I ever served on. Crew was the best.
Faue, Donald.1953 – 1955Ship StoreDon Faue is my father. I will update this site with his information soon and forward any emails received. He is healthy and doing well.
Lemons, Stanleyboswains mateMay 1953 – Apr 1957dont remembermy dad, stanley lemons,served on the uss belle grove from 1953-1957. he has had several strokes and is now in a rest home doing well. update Dad passed away 9/24/14
Pose, Walter A.SKG3May 15, 1956 – May 25, 1957Supply DivisionNames like Harold Batdorf, Hanson f/Gobles,MI.and the four telephone operators we dated.Tad Derf, and some of our shipmates on the taps list: Wardlow, Imbriele, I might even confuse ship rosters. Cave Junction, OR.
Anderson, JamesEN-3Nov 1, 1956 – Aug 4, 1960AGreetings to my Shipmates during that era...I would like to get in touch with you. Please email me....Thanks!
Franklin, JackEN21957 – 1960A Division
Fagen, DaveSK-21957 – 1959SupplyRemember "Operation Hardtack" and still believe we were exposure test subjects being on deck during test shots. Overall the BG was a good experience with a lot of good shipmates.
Brooks, ArdenSignalman Second Class E-5Feb 1957 – Jun 1960O DivisionI miss going to the yearly reunions that were scheduled all the United States.
Greene, Richard (Dick)YN3Mar 1957 – Jun 1960X DivisionHello to fellow BG Crew members. Did any of you sail with me during Operation Hardtack in 1958.
King, RobertSA, FN, BT3Jun 14, 1957 – Jan 20, 1960
Burns, ChuckSK11958 – 1960Supply
Wager, KentRD-2Nov 14, 1958 – Oct 26, 1962O DivisionStarted out as seaman apprentice in deck division.Switched rates became radarman.Loved those Wespac cruises.Best liberty Portland Oregon during FRAM overhaul.
Ladell, LenMMI1959 – 1961M
Houser, PatrickRN31961 – 1963Operation
Bernal, Joe (Bernle)Pipefitter5May 5, 1963 – Aug 19, 1966RWent to welding school in San Diego after basic then reported to the BG. . I promoted to 2nd class petty officer within 2 years and enjoyed all the perks. Law enforcement for 36 years after that, (CHP and Ark. sheriff)
Hargraves, BobRMCDec 1963 – Nov 1967Operations
Reck, FredSM31964 – 1967ops
Pillion, RussellRM3Apr 1964 – Jul 1966OperationsWould like to hear from anyone who served on the BG.
Shea, DanielSignlman 3Aug 1964 – May 1968E div.We went to Viet Nam every year, Da Nang /chu Li /Camron Bay. We R&R was in Subic Bay Philppines Japan Thailand Hong Kong Korea Guam. we were young and dumb but it's a time i'll never forget,made alot of good friends
Shea, Dansm3Aug 19, 1964 – Aug 19, 1968o
Terry, BillCS21965 – 1968S DivisonAt least we all survived the typhoon and limped into Japan for repairs and had some liberty.
Aldrete, StephenE-4Jan 15, 1965 – Apr 20, 1966MWould like to hear from all shipmates from the Belle Grove.
Clifton, BillySM3Dec 1966 – Dec 1968OCmy first ship. went aboard as sa. 4 of us were asked to strike for signalman. myself,nazinski,williams and Cleveland . we all made 3rd class there. had some good times.
Calvert, JackSm31967 – 1968Ops
Burke, JohnBT3Jan 1967 – Nov 1969B
Stauffer, PaulYnsnJan 1967 – Jun 1968DeckGreat times and stressful times were had aboard. Enjoyed deployment (Westpac) and of course all trips to Hawaii. Looking for bn3, William Schaffer from Harrisburg, Pa
Brady, BillFA, FN, BT-3Oct 1967 – Jan 1969BMy first of 3 trips to Vietnam.
Mendoza, JuanBM2Oct 12, 1967 – Nov 28, 1969Deck Division1969 was a great WestPac cruise. I look back at it as one of the best years of my life.
Wyatt, GaryMM21968 – 1970m
Davis, KenE3Mar 15, 1968 – Mar 15, 1969Starboard Deck ForceI'm the guy that got slapped in the face with a nylon mooring line that parted when the "mike" boat that it was moored to rose on a swell&after I took in the slack,the swell subsided.It took 5 stitches to secure my nose.
Hawkins, HaroldE-3 F/mJun 18, 1968 – Jul 28, 1969M-DivWould like to fine some of my ship mate
Denis, ClarenceFTG2Aug 15, 1968 – Nov 15, 19693RDMy second WESTPAC was on the BG. I was the LPO of 3rd Division. Left the BG when it was decommisioned in Long Beach. Great times, great memories, great shipmates. I retired in January 2010 from the Navy as a Seabee CMDCM
Trull, DavidFN2Aug 31, 1968 – Nov 1969MWorked starboard side Engineroom for ChiefGrubb
Didion, SteveSeamanSep 20, 1968 – Oct 19691st Div
Byork, JohnBT3Oct 1968 – Nov 1969BI worked in the starboard fireroom on BG's last west-pac. After decomm, I was assigned to INACTSHIPFAC were I took care of BG and othert decomm ships. Would love to here from shipmates.
Drye, BrucesaMay 1969 –deck

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