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USS Vernon County (LST 1161) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vernon County (LST 1161). 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 37 crew members registered for the USS Vernon County (LST 1161).

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Schroeder, FredBM30000 – Jun 22, 1969Deck
Dexter, WilliamSep 1952 – May 1956
Villwock, HarryEN2Dec 30, 1954 – Nov 25, 1957EngineeringTransferred off to go to the USS Muliphen AKA-61
Chatlos, Andrew MooseSEAMANSep 21, 1955 – Aug 21, 1959DECK
Kryvanick, JohnET3Dec 22, 1955 – Jun 14, 1956OperationsEnjoyed my time on 1161. Left to go to ASW station on San Salvador Island.
Chatlos, AndrewE-3Dec 17, 1957 – Jul 27, 1959DECK FORCE
Weitzel, LeeET-3May 1958 – Jun 1960Deck and Operations
Benaske, SidneyYN2May 1, 1958 – Jun 1, 1960operations
Brasher, JackRM2Apr 19, 1959 – Sep 27, 1962I was on the Vernon County when we became Golden Shellback.....If anyone remembers me, I would like you to contact me.....
Barrientos, Manuel (Jr.)SNOct 21, 1959 – May 22, 1960DeckI reported aboard in October, Assigned to the deck dept. Was trf to USS Paul Revere APA248 in May. Served with a great bunch of guys I retired in 1980 as a BMCS.
Campbell, CharlesE41960 – 1962Deck and Eng. Boiler tender
Fabricius, ThomasEN31962 – 1964Engineering ( enginerooms )Was my 1st. shipboard expirence, it was good, will never forget ti.
Roman, LydiaU.S.S SpiegelgroveJan 1, 1963 – Dec 31, 2012U.S.S Spiegelgrove I am looking for a Marine named Vincent who served on The U.S.S SPIEGELGROVE IN 1963 which docked in Cape Town South Africa. He went by the name "Vince " and he he a bosom friend called John. I have very little info.
Gumm, RayRMSNAug 1963 – Dec 1965BOATSWAIN TO RADIOMANOne wild crew.. up to and including Captain Nesbitt. Had alot of fun in the orient and proud to serve in Nam. Operation Starlight - Chu Lai.. Pic of 1161 with avgas is on the LST 1161 website offloading.
Carl, RussellSK1Jan 1964 – Apr 1964S-1
Deen, CurtisRM3Aug 23, 1964 – Jul 27, 1966CommunicationsOne of the greatest experiences of my life serving under LCDR Harry J. Nesbitt, CO and a great Comm gang and crew.
Caviness, EdSA - QM2Sep 1964 – Jul 1969Deck
Wills, FrankFTG 2Mar 31, 1965 – Jan 5, 1966Gunnery
Schock, LarrySEAMANNov 1, 1965 –DECK - ENGINEERINGLooking for anyone who remembers my on deck accident around 1966ish - especially the Medic? (While Underway Replenishment)
Brett, TomGMG 3Jun 1, 1966 – Feb 28, 1968Weapons
Malone, MikeFTG 2Apr 15, 1967 – Jun 1970GunneryA long time ago and far, far away. So glad to be back home!
Wollett, Michael2nd Class ElectricianAug 1, 1967 – Aug 10, 1969Snipes
Putegnat, William (Bill)VERNON COUNTYOct 1967 – Aug 1969I was SK3, best time of my life
Zivic, John R.FN1968 – 1969MRFJohn died on 4 Nov 2012
Tingvall, Michael/mikeGMG21968 – 1972GunnerySorry to hear about Tommie Depalma but good to hear that GMG3 Carr is still hanging in there
Pacheco, DonaldPO3Jul 26, 1968 – Mar 20, 1970Mobileriverine force
Tienhaara, Gary TienhaaraSN1969 – 1970Deck / Ops
Gash, TerrysnMar 9, 1969 – Mar 9, 1970supply division commisary.I came on board March 1969 with Curt Schliem and Mike Crawford.I worked deck force for a short time then went into supply div. (cook) with 1'st class Butcher,3rd class Ackerman,3rd class Mandel and E-6 Thomas Arthur.
Andrews, Kurt (Andy)ht2Apr 22, 1969 – Jun 8, 1971r divisionLooking for old buddies from R division,Hays, Pacheco,Neeley,Suchon,wiesman, mitchell, haviland,karkoff others? too.....
Wilson, Paul ( Willie )SNMay 1969 – Jan 11, 1971DeckJust looking for any shipmates that remember me
Szabo, KenRM3Jul 17, 1969 – Jul 17, 1971Operations
Sekol, DaveRD3Apr 1970 – Mar 1973OperationsJohn McGhee, Frank Rivera, Seward where are you? The only one in touch is Tom Ferguson.
Stahl, KenE-3Jun 10, 1970 – Oct 20, 1971deckHad a lot of good times on that ship and with the guys that served on her, except (HIGMAN) what a pain in the ass.i can remember i wanted to punch him out one night on the beach. frankie it's good to see your name i hope all is well.
Rivera, FrankBT3Aug 1970 – Feb 1973ENGENEERINGLOOKING FOR TOMMY DEPALMA GM3
Rivera, FrankBT3Sep 1970 – Aug 1973ENGINERINGSERVED ON VC LST 1161 AS A THIRD CLASS BOILER TENDER. WENT TO DIEGO GARCIA AND SAIL THE SHIP FROM GUAM TO SAN DIEGO AND TURNED HER OVER TO THE VENEZUELAN NAVY. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHER CREW MEMBERS ESPECIALLY GUNNERS MATE TOMMY DEPALMA
Mason, Danielunkown1971 – 1974ReedyI am Dan Mason's widow and I am searching for anyone who knew my late husband. I do have photos of him if that helps. You can reach me at rkt430s at yahoo. com
Carr, CharlesGMG3Jun 10, 1971 – Jan 1, 19733rd GunneryLoved this ship!! Great crew. Met some great life long friends. One of our best shipmates, TJ Depalma, has passed. Great individual and a class act. "fair winds and following seas'

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