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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
Pietri, RadamesQM31978 – 1982osMany good times and many life learning lessons. Where are you guys from those years. Brown, Anderson, Lugo, F. Perez, QM's Jones, Rynearson,Guy LeClair, so many great guys and not enough space afforded to mention all!
Wright, Timothy "Pc"SN1978 – 19802ND DIVMY 1ST SHIP OUT OF 10 IN MY 20 YEARS UNDER 'FAST FREDDY OLDS' THIS WAS WHEN A SAILOR WAS A SAILOR! IS ANYONE OUT THERE? BILLY OBRIAN,TIM RICHARDSON,RON LAIR,RAY PIETRI WALLY,JOEL THOMAS,ISSAC 'CHOLO......RETIRED PC1 (SW)
Pacana, Jacinto (Flip)BMSN1978 – 1979Second divisionIt's a very memorable time of my life,l was very young and dumb and foolish,I reenlisted for another 4 years,then I join the sheriffs dept.,for 4 years,now with post office,be retiring in 2 yrs.thanks for the memories,o"
Cochran, Terry profile icon2nd div. Capt.boat coxwain. And liberty coxwain.1978 – 1980Deck then transfered to supply SHOperation smoke watch, played a whole lot of ball for the ship's teams and boxed in the smokers . didn't know at the time but the best times of my life...I hope all my shipmates have had a good life. Thank you all
Woodard, DeanLT.JGFeb 2, 1978 – Apr 3, 1980M and RDCA and MPA under Fred Olds. Now a PhD at Univ of Texas at Dallas
Ybarra, John Nick Name BlueSM3Apr 12, 1978 – Feb 4, 1980CSWorked for Ken Toohey and was great being on his staff. I also loved and remember Operation Smokewatch.
Gruvman, GabeSep 1978 – Sep 1980
Willie Warner, Willie profile iconsksnSep 18, 1978 – Feb 23, 1982supplyI'm looking for any first division back in 79 Jim Barefield John Hickie Dave Christmas Doug McMorris Rick Wilson
Ashby, RandyEM 3Dec 28, 1978 – May 28, 1981R divisionsmoke watch the blue nose initiation the 30 plus degree rolls in the north Atlantic skeeter aka Ron Orga dry doc yard birds the stern gate mess ens popiela and Fast Freddy Olds gitmo and training Irainins on board Barcelona , england wow .
Srodulski, Robert (Ski)AG11979 – 1979TADI ws the TAD "weather guesser" onboard for Smoke Watch. What a trip! Blue nose indoc, sonobouy contest & Capt. Fredie trolling off of the fantail at 1 knot. Wasn't there a turtle incident too?
Decaire, Tom/dekeEM31979 – Sep 17, 1982R - Electric ShopAshby, Smitty, Roth, O'Connor, Ridgeway, Jones, Richardson, Montero, Howard, Hanner, etc... Sunbathing on "Steel Beach", Rolling 45's in the North Atlantic, Dry Dock in Norfolk, Gitmo, Work hard, play hard, Party hard!!!
Awiza, RichardMay 1979 – Jun 1981Great crew, alot of fun times at sick bay with my brother Ben!!
Holliday, Bryan (Doc)EN2May 4, 1979 – Aug 30, 1981MLOOKING FOR GUYS IN #3 ENGINE ROOM IN 1980
Nation, LarryBT3Nov 10, 1979 – Mar 12, 1982mDonky boilers even a 6yr old can opperate them
Booth, ThomasET3Dec 20, 1979 – Jan 26, 1980OPSServed under Fred Olds (fast Freddy), I have great memories of my time on the Sumter. I made a spec ops (operation smoke watch) to the north atlantic and a med cruise. I'm looking to meet with old ship mates, Kevin Hoppe, Bob Carver, Tom Jewett
Goodwin, DejuanEN3Dec 20, 1979 –M
Tatum, NashOS21980 – 1984OILooking for fellow shipmates...
Woodring, NathanCtr1980 – 1981CtrNothing but bad experience with all the drug use by my fellow crew and superiors.
Elsholz, DaveEN31980 – 1983M Div
Mehl III, EdEN2Jan 1980 – Oct 1982Zap Euker An M-div classic card game, Spaz was the man
Elsholz, DaveENFR-EN3Feb 1980 – Nov 25, 1983MGOOD TIMES,BAD TIMES,LOTS OF GOOD FRIENDS.WENT IN THE ARMY AFTER. REALLY KIND OF MISS IT SOMETIMES.LIKE TO HERE FROM ANYONE WHO WAS THERE AT THE SAME TIME. HEY MEHL I STILL REMEMBER ZAP EUCHERE.
Liffick, WaltYN1/YNCMar 1980 – Mar 1982AdminScott Dawson, J. Roth, RMCS/BMCS/RM1Vasquez, RMSN. Joe Williams. All the junior officers.
Houston, RichardE1May 1980 – May 1983mlot of good times.lot of gater squars.look foward to hearing from anyone who was on the ship then served in #2and #3 engen room
Gerich, John Or Jackmr2Aug 3, 1980 – Aug 3, 1983A GangLooking For Friends In A Gang Ron Barret & Anderson &Loui from El Paso & Stewart got your dog tag still&Daugherty From Cowpen &Protor. had a good time would do it all over again.Haber&Rouch.geeman12345@aol.com still inoh
Devello, Daniel (Rizzo)EN3Sep 1980 – Jul 1983engine rm
Reed, Mark/big RedMS3Sep 15, 1980 – Apr 8, 1984S-2reedm3@michigan.gov
Dawson, ScottPNSA-PN2Dec 1980 – Mar 1984ExecutiveOther Pers served with: Teddy Syder, Tim Sparagna, Larry Piper, JR Fraley (BJ Laffery), Walt Liffick, Jamie Roth, Doc Thornbrew. CO's Capt J. F. Jordan, and CDR Pernini. XO's - LCDR J V Sullivan, LCDR G S Rhodes, and LCDR T. L. Breiting
Krupski, LeonardMR3Dec 1980 – Jul 1984M and A GANGWhat a great crew! Learned and seen a lot, from Smoke Watch(Blue Nose) to Beirut. If you were there, lets get in touch. gonavy1980@hotmail.com. Finished Navy career in 2005.
Martin, ChristopherE3Dec 7, 1980 – Mar 4, 1985M Division
Canning, JimCPL1981 – 1981US MarineHey, How about us Marines. I know we were just passangers, but I spent 7 months on the USS Sumter, and crossed trained with the crew when we wern't in the field. I loved my time there, have a lot of great memories.
Norman, RobertNC11981 – Feb 1984OXRet NCC. Was first Navy Counselor to serve aboard - interesting times. Best wishes to all.
Sherwin, SteveMS31981 – 1983Supply
Ineson, DavidOSSNJan 5, 1981 – Nov 1982ophad a great time worked with good guys and had fun on the med till i was left in naples at the hosp
Al-jishi, FouadCHIEF PETTY OFFICERFeb 3, 1981 – Jun 6, 1981OperationI was Trained in this vessel during my postgratue in Royal saudi navy,norfolk ,Verginia,i was working as Radar , it was alot of traning and fun with my crew that time, i still remeber it because it was the first shiper i ever been on board.
Hopkins, Kevin "Chip"EN2Mar 1981 – Dec 1982Lots of great memories! Lots of deployments! Served with a great group of people. Loved it, Hated it, and to a certain degree still miss it!
Ridgeway, William "Bill"EM3(SW)Mar 17, 1981 – Jun 3, 1984ElectricalFirst ship, fond memories. First PO3 to earn ESWS in May 1984. EMC John Smith was my first LCPO. Really learned a lot on this ship. Set me up for a great career. Retired in Jun 2002 as an EMC(SW).
Perez, Eddie "Jose"EN2Apr 1981 – Mar 1983M and A GangIn affectionate Memory of FN Cunningham and FN Madden. May you both rest in eternal peace. Great Crew. ENC George ... I hope you're doing well.
Banghart, LloydEN2May 1981 – Aug 26, 1984Engineering
Legere, AlBM1May 15, 1981 – Aug 23, 19831st DivWould like to hear from old shipmates,Billy Ray Turner.
Sprague, Raye4Jun 1981 – Mar 18, 1983rhi freinds had a good time on that ship when i look back on it i am still hanging in there any one heard from any HT s that were in the shop with me larry perkens , wade patterson, hallet, hoptie, furman, barry,
Kemmerlin, RickyEm3Jul 7, 1981 – Jul 1984Electric shopLooking for Montero and oconnor
Roth, JamieYN2Jul 29, 1981 – May 4, 1984OPSServed proudly onboard USS SUMTER LST-1181 for 3+yrs! Saw incredible places, made life-long friends, worked long hours, but, it was one of the best experiences of my life! Hope all of my former shipmates are well! Roth
Stewart, Bruce "Stu"RM1Aug 2, 1981 – May 20, 1983CRHated it! What a pig boat...Been doing great ever since I left.....
McClure, Dana (Sparky)EM2Aug 23, 1981 – Aug 23, 1985E DivisionLooking for buddies from the Electrical shop who were onboard 81-85. Smitty was a great Chief, thanks for putting up with me and my antics. Good times but a lot of hard work to keep this tin can floating on an even keel.

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