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USS Sumter (LST 1181) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Sumter (LST 1181). 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 253 crew members registered for the USS Sumter (LST 1181).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1973 | 1974 – 1977 | 1978 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
McParland, Patrick (Mcpee)BM21974 – Nov 23, 19761st. DeckHad a great time driving LCVP's and the Capt's gig for Amphib Ops. Made a Med. cruise, a North Atlantic and stayed far too long around Gitmo. Cumbie, Don't know how to contact you!
Vieira, Stephen `v' profile iconEM21974 – 1979RIt's been a real long time since Sumter, hoping to catch a few words with any of the guys from my time. Everybody knew me as `V' as my last name was difficult and I am from Trinidad so dialog was tough especially pissed
Kirby, Benpnsn, pn3Jan 1974 – Jan 26, 1976xjust adding my name to the list, i've talked on the phone a little bit in recent years with bill tolhurst, gary dulkoski, and gene gaspar. It'd be neat to try to hold a reunion sometime.
Bennett, JohnRM2Jan 23, 1974 – Aug 26, 1976CRAny radioman out there?
Little, PatrickRM-2Mar 21, 1974 – Jul 1974Radioman
Thompson, BlakeSEAMANApr 1974 – Feb 1975DeckGreat experience but glad I don't have to live it again.
Rohrabaugh, GaryE-3Apr 11, 1974 – Aug 10, 1976mess specailistWhat a experiance,
Rice, DonHT/E3Jun 1974 – Sep 1975LST-1181I first reported to the ship when drills were being conducted off the coast of Italy.
Bailey, RickBM1 (SW)Aug 18, 1974 – Sep 21, 1976DECK 1STHAD A GOOD TIME.
Koesterman, DanHT3Oct 20, 1974 – Mar 21, 1977ENG
Moreno, Tony/moeE-3Jan 1975 – Dec 1978DECKWork as a OTR (over the road) truck driver and drove to Phily this past week and saw LST 1190 moth balled. It brought alot of memoies. Greg Gear, e-mail me if you still around (tonymorenojr@aol.com)
Norberg, JeffGMG SECOND CLASSJan 1, 1975 – Jan 1, 1978
Norberg, JeffJan 1, 1975 – Jan 1, 1978
Norberg, JeffGMG SECOND CLASSJan 1, 1975 – Jan 1, 1978
Brant, DanielEM3Mar 1, 1975 – Nov 19, 1976R
Keck, David (Kecker)OSSNApr 30, 1975 – Feb 20, 1977Operations OIServed with OS3 (Bitch) Randall, OS3 Al Weiser OS3 (family) jules Fraytet and OSSN (hoot) Gibson. Our Leader was OS1 Ben Joe Cherek. A pirate ship did not have a more colorful crew. Wish you all well
Cherek, BenOS1Jun 1975 – Sep 1978OIYour Sea Daddy is still alive and well. Still married to Johannah, same one as in the 70's, she kept me through it all. Even after meeting all the bums I served with. Write me. Retired OSC in 86, still wearing red crow, after 21 years.
Weisser, AllenOSNov 1, 1975 – Aug 25, 1977Ops
Walllace, JeffBM3Dec 30, 1975 – Jul 26, 19792nd deck spent almost 4 years on 1181 met lots of good men I keep in touch with Tim Gibbons.Him and I are getting together a reunion form 75 to 79 but all are welcome
Irick, RichardQM31976 –
Richarddurrsschmidt@yahoo.com, Rickrm 31976 – 19787tth fleethey any u guys still there sm et rm qm
Knapp, BillEN31976 – 1980EngineeringJust like to hear from old friends ken allen,moellor,mac
Gregory, GlenGMG31976 – 1977Fox
Petrone, Tony Aka Bonee3Jan 1976 – Jun 19782nd / OI
Johnson, IveyRM2Feb 1976 – Nov 1979Operations
Gregory, GeerOS3Feb 10, 1976 – Nov 6, 1978Great Experience - Unforgettable Memories Please advise on any get-togethers, would like to see some former crew members and share stories.
Pace, MarkGMG3Mar 1976 – Jul 29, 1979FoxServed under Cdr. David Bolden & Cdr. Frederick Olds.
Lamountain, James L-aE-3Apr 1976 – Sep 1978Number 3 Engineroom and the rest of M division ..It was my pleasure to know you all.. Chief Moon , EN 1 Harmon, Trigger, Penichet, Cussons, Bentine,
Lejano, TomMS1Apr 5, 1976 – Nov 1979Food ServiceJust want to put my name in the crew list
Shackford, Stephen BEN3Jul 19, 1976 – Sep 5, 1979A GANGWorked for LT Gauthier,LTJG Woodward,ENS Johnson,ENC George,EN1Heinze,EN1 Sullivan,EN2 Ammons.Worked with EN3 Eades,EN3 Hoppkins,EN3 McClellen,EN3 (Boomer)Burke,MR3 Markatine,EM2 Metzger, Fast Freddy Was The Captain.
Burke, Mike (Boomer)EN2Oct 21, 1976 – Feb 23, 1979M & A-GangServed with a great bunch of guys. Shack,Steve Eades,Greg( Obie) Oberlander,Snuffy, Mac McClellan. The whole crew.
Gibson, MarkOS2Nov 15, 1976 – Mar 1, 1979OII served with a great group in CIC and think about the Carib, Med, and N. Atlantic cruises often. Best wishes to all. Mark Gibson (still in the reserves --2006).
Brooks, Ed1977 – 1980Engineering MWhat a great bunch of shipmates! Many fun adventures. 2 Meds / 1 North Atlantic / quicky to Caribbean and out the door from dry dock
Agnew, RalphEN11977 – 1978MSumter made me Chief,retired as CMC for Desron6 after 1st Gulf, lots of memories, T.Price, K.Toohey.B. Cherek, T. Anderson, CPO Harmon & Towery, Mr Woodward & ORouke T. Egan,R. Benthin, all of m div & of course Capt Olds
Moeller, Francis ( Frank)E4 EN1977 – 1980enginerringGreat experience met some real interesting crew mates would be great to hear from them. Served with Ed Brooks Bill Knapp, Mac, Bill Oris and more.
Rasch, MikeE3Jan 1977 – Mar 1980Deck Han
Boyd, PatrickENSJan 15, 1977 – Sep 15, 1978deck,comm,navI'm still boating and using the skills that were beat into me on the Sumter.
Fraser, Billyem3Mar 1977 – Jan 1979ejust want to say high to everyone at littlecreek 77-79
Mason, StephenSR - PN3Mar 14, 1977 – Dec 20, 1979X2My first ship. Great Ship. Love Smoke Watch 79 with CMR Olds. Fast Freddy is the Best CO....
Saffell, DaveEN/FNApr 1977 – Jul 1980M
Moss, Charlese4Apr 11, 1977 – Jul 12, 1979radio
Toohey, KenSM1May 1977 – Jun 1980operationsRETIRED SMCS IN 88. WAS GLAD TO GET BACK TO WESTPAC AFTER LEAVING SUMTER. LIVING IN OREGON. RETIRED US POSTAL SERVICE 07.GOOD MEMORIES OF N. ATLANTIC CRUISE AND SMOKEWATCH
Sharp, LesEM3Jun 1977 – Sep 1980Engineering
Olds, Frederick/fast FreddyCAPT/USN/RET.Jun 1, 1977 – Jul 15, 1979Commanding OfficerGreat crew and marines. Worked as Navy/Marine team. Two years topped off by Smoke Watch. Crew was cando in everything and superb. See a few shipmates here in VB to golf and fish! Have 24 ft Albemarle sport fisher.
Jewett, TomET1Aug 1977 – Jan 1980OEReported on board just in time to make Mediterranean deployment - relieved ET1 Dan Maskowicz (?). Shipmates included ETN2 Kevin Hoppe & ET1 Larry Carver. Left SUMTER to teach at FTC NORVA (Navmacs). Retired from NAS Cecil Field, FL 1989.
Madden, RonE2Sep 1977 – May 2, 1978BMYoung and dumb. great crew!
Hopkins, CliffordOct 9, 1977 – Oct 16, 1979What a good bunch of clowns. Shack, Boomer, Eades,Mack, Hull Techs. Long, Tokarski.& Post.just to name a few. Are you a blue nose? The gong show. homemade sonar buoy's.Long weekend in Penn. and Maryland. Just alot of fun memories.
Kustka, William / Topchop / SuppoLTJGOct 31, 1977 – Jul 1, 1980supply
Orga, RonEM3Nov 1977 – May 1981RTraveled many miles and had many good times. Fast Freddy was the captain.

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