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USS Newport (LST 1179) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Newport (LST 1179). 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 251 crew members registered for the USS Newport (LST 1179).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1975 | 1976 – 1980 | 1981 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – now

Grobsmith, Richard/dickGM11990 – Oct 1, 1992thirdI started out my career as a GMSN onboard the Newport and did 2 deployments on her till decom. I still keep in touch with SN Joe Myers, FC2 Eric Fields, and LCDR David Bruce. I hope to find FC2 D. Cassaway. I hope to hear from some of you soon.
Shyrer, KevinQM31990 – 1992NavStarted as a deck ape in 1st division and left as a QM3 at decom
Dale, Sean "Chip"RM31990 – 19921st Division and OPS DivisionI was a Deck Ape in 1st Div, Until I got my Crow and Became a RM3. To tell you the true, I really wanted to be a GM, but that not how the cards played out. I meet my wife when we were sent to Bristol, RI for the 4th.
Vinalon, MarioEN11990 – 1991A-GANG,
Rinbolt, Dennis profile iconbm3/e-41990 – 19922ndwas the firstcommand of my brief naval career i loved ever minute of although im sure at the time we all hated some of the stuff like 2am gq's.thanks to the best group of friends that i have ever had /
Vanhale, Joe JrEN FNJan 1990 – Sep 28, 1992it was a blast
Karr, IvanEN3Jan 3, 1990 – Aug 3, 1994M-DivisionI would enlist all over again. The military is an essential experience. All graduating kiddos mandatory enlistment for 2 years!
Ungvarsky, William "bill"CAPTAINFeb 1990 – Sep 30, 1991COA terrific ship with a crew that was and remains unequalled for character and commitment. It was an honor and a pleasure to serve as the final CO and be a part of a storied history for such a fine ship. Many great memories.
Turner, KennyEM3Apr 1990 – Jan 1992electricalgood times, met good people. SCAIFE, UNDERWOOD(ET i think), BACCHUS, BRAUNIES, PEREZ
Warren Jr., William 'Weasel' 'warrenrogers!'E-3 BMSNJun 1990 – 1992Deck Dept 2nd DivisionPhib Trekin, Tormelinos,Makin' Sticky buns instead of being on MidWatch cause the OOD knew I had the 'In' with the cooks and Commander 'Bill'. The Glory days of Newport.
Edwards, PhilBM2(SW)Aug 1, 1990 – Oct 31, 19921stGulf war cruise in med. Master helmsman. Mamba Station. Crossing equator. Am now ET1(SW) in reserves after a 10 yr hiatus. Am currently waiting to go Reserve Recruiter.
Mounter, BrianRM3Sep 1990 – Dec 1990Started in Deck and ending OpsJust reaching out to all my shipmates that were on the USS Newport during the time I served from 90-92. You can reach me at or on Facebook under my name
Purcell, MarkEN2Sep 1, 1990 – Jun 1, 1992Engineering DivisionBecame Shellback on my first ship assigned.
Grobsmith, Richard "dick"GM1Oct 1990 – Oct 1992My GF and I are trying to plan a 9/07 reunion for all of us that served together on the Newport btw 1990-1992- please email us
Alterio, Chad "Terio"BM3Nov 1990 – 19921stI worked Decked Div under BM1 Clapper, with Roy Rogers, Weazel, Steve Hendry and Smitty....Anyone who wishes and remembers please email at .....LONG TIME AGO !!!!
Chance, ChristopherLieutenantNov 1990 – Mar 1991CREven though I wasn't there very long this was my favorite duty. Great ship, great guys. Making some of those carriers look weak! Thank you CDR Ungvarski.
Vitito, RichardE/6 BT1Nov 8, 1990 – Aug 5, 1992EngineeringDante's infurno, level 4
Cassidy, ThomasBM2Dec 1990 – Sep 19922nd Division
Williams (Chill Will), RichardQM3Dec 14, 1990 – 1992NavigationStarted out in deck with Chief Palmer, went to "A" school came back to the boat as a QM. Great command, great crew great experience!! Good memories!!
Arredondo, Adrian (Dondo)SA (then) HMC (now)Feb 1991 – Jan 19921ST DIV/DECKGreat ship of many I have served on! I am currently still in the Navy about to retire after 21 years
Evans, RichardBMSNMar 20, 1991 – Sep 30, 19921STHad a great time, learned a lot,grew up fast and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Plagge, Raymond (Scott) profile iconNC1 then, NCCS retired nowMay 1991 – Sep 1992AdminBy far the best command in my career. honored to be a small part of ship's last voyages. Great leadership, friendly crew, no wonder it was successful. Hope all of you have had a good life, filled with great memories.
Bruce, DavidLCDRJul 1991 – Aug 1992XOGreat CO, great crew. DECOM was hard, but glad to see her get a new life with the Mexican Navy.
Dawkins, David "Tex"SMSNJul 5, 1991 – Sep 30, 1992OCI served on Newport for the final cruise, and for Decomissioning. Now working as a Federal law enforcement officer, with the Bureau of Prisons. Anybody who remembers me, feel free to e-mail! Anybody with a spare patch, please contact me.
Anderson, Doug "Andy"FNAug 1991 – Feb 1992A GangTo Richard Vitito: VI-TI-TO, VI-TI-TO!! Your response was always : AND-ER-SON, AND-ER-SON!!! Lmao! To Capt Ungvarsky: I thank you sir for giving me the opportunity to go to Dental Technician School!
Castelo, MikeHT3Nov 2, 1991 – Oct 9, 1992RepairIt was my first command and the best command I have ever been on. Being part of a close nit family of brothers is something I will never forget.Please if anyone would like to contact me feel free. Would like to talk about the old days.
Kapper, ChrisMSSNMar 13, 1992 – Sep 30, 1992S2This was my first ship that I was ever stationed on. I met her after she docked in Marseille, France in 1992. It was a great ship and I miss her, the crew and the CO. CDR Ungvarsky was a great Captain. It was a shame to decommission her.

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