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USS Cayuga (LST 1186) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Cayuga (LST 1186). 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 320 crew members registered for the USS Cayuga (LST 1186).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1975 | 1976 – 1979 | 1980 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Alcala, JasonDC 31991 – 1994REPAIRSOME OF MY FAVORITE MEMORIES WERE MADE ON THIS SHIP. I'LL NEVER FORGET SOMALIA . MADE SOME GREAT FRIENDS TOO - STULL, BURGESS, DOYNE, SOTO, BENJAMIN, DOUGLAS, LUNA, GROSS, BOONE & COZART TO NAME A FEW. I HOPE YOU ALL ARE DOING WELL.
Dewey, JoeET31991 – 1994OPSOK assignment. I think overseas home ports are more interesting.. I was in Guam for 4 years prior to Cayuga on the White Plains AFS-4 and that was great!
Boone, ChristopherEM31991 – 1994E West-Pac was a lot of fun!
Helper, GordonRM31991 – 1994CommunicationsLongBeach, SanDiego, TJ, Singapore, Okinawa, HongKong, Seychelles, SantaBabara, Somalia, Kenya. Losing both Anchors, Radio Room, Mid Rats, all the guys I served with, Lincoln, Radar, Chief, Chance, Dewey, Crosson, King
Sever, Timothy  NEWBTFN1991 – 1992BTGreat times and great people!
Gerhardt, CoryE-4Mar 1, 1991 – Jun 6, 1994ENG ROOM #2WHAT I REMEMEBER IS WHEN #2 BRAVO HAD A CRANK CASE EXSPLLOSION. THE CIVILIAN WHO WAS DOING WORK ON THE #2 BRAVO RAN LIKE A LITTLE GIRL WHEN THE FLAMES ROLLED UP FROM THE BILGE FIRE.
Lewis, JeromeET 3Apr 1991 – Nov 1991CommunicationsJust checking on the remnants of a memory. Seems there are some of us out there still.
Jones, TonyEN2Apr 16, 1991 – Dec 28, 1991A-Gang
Helper, GordonRM3May 1, 1991 – Aug 1, 1994OPSWhat great times we had, remember Singapore and Hong Kong and especially Santa Barbara. Most memorable experience, Black Hawk down and losing the anchors. Still good friends with Dewey, Crosson, Chance, Clemons, Rankin and King.
Zaren, TonyEN3May 20, 1991 – Jul 10, 1994A-gangHello everyone cant belive i found this looking to talk to glen stull. Any one heard from Neha,or Apo, or Brenzia.
Brienza, RandyEN3Jun 1991 – Jul 1994AUXI see a lot of names on here that bring back memories...Glenn Stull - Whats up. Lots of fun. Jason A, Glenn - Hong Kong - good times. Hope you are all doing well. rbrienza@neo.rr.com
Thompson, CharlesE2Jun 16, 1991 – Jun 16, 1993M&BWorked in the Fuel Shack, & #2 Engine Room
Wooster, DaleEN3Jun 27, 1991 – May 28, 1992M&BI am trying to get an increase for my service connected disibility for the accident I had in 3 AUX wiping up oil on 3SSDG, and the rag getting caught into the flywheel. I need to get some statements concerning my accident for the VA.
Iffland, Cris "Biff"EN3Jul 1991 – Jul 1993M I've come to appreciate all the experiences while onboard and how it helped in my development. Onboard my next ship I made EN2 (thank you Martinez for the motoviation). Lee and Hebert and other friends get in touch iamcris@gmail.com
Burnett, TroyENCAug 1, 1991 – Aug 1, 1993MJust put in my retirement request.
Johnson, DavidE3Sep 4, 1991 – Aug 30, 1993radar opsWorst morale and least competent oficers the navy had to offer with a homicidal crew and an idiot for an ex-o
Mellor, ShawnE-2/E-4Oct 1, 1991 – Jul 14, 1994Deck/NavigationMy first ship and my best curise. I love the days when all you had to worry about was sweep or not to sweep, paint or not to paint, drink or not to drink.
Estrada, Angel / Squirell Butt "Don'T Ask"BM3Oct 17, 1991 – Jul 29, 19941st / DeckSome of the best times i had on board. BM1 Thomas always got on me "dam" . I'd love to get in contact with you the guys. I just retired from the NAVY 20 years last in Feb 09. Looking my friend Alex Sotelo.
Ragan, DarlE-2Nov 10, 1991 – Sep 15, 1992DeckServed on Cayuga for a short time before I got hurt. Hung out with a lot of cool guys on the ship. Looking for Marcus Post if anyone has an idea of where he might be
Sparks, JimmieGMG31992 – 19943RDI can't believe its been 14 years. Sure had a lot of fun and made some good memories on the Cayuga. I would have to say that loosing two anchors on the same deployment is pretty hard to top. Hope to hear from you guys.
Wilson, MattYN3 (SW)1992 – 1994Deck
Jackson, ReggieSN1992 – 19942ndI can't believe how long it's been! I remember things like it was yesterday...especially being off the coast of Somalia, the ship being shot at and losing not 1 but both anchors. Anybody remember Troy Starnes?
Stanislao, JoeE-3Jan 1992 – Aug 19932nd - Deck
Sotta, Robert profile iconBM3Jan 1992 – Oct 1994deckJust looking for old freinds...
Calhoun, ShawnSAJan 1, 1992 – Jan 1, 1994
Hines, ChadENFNJan 1, 1992 – Jul 31, 1994MMBGood memories. Good friends, Joe, Doug, Mike and Mark.
Noble, JamieFC2 (SW) CIWS TECHMar 1, 1992 – Mar 28, 19943rd GMGs and FCsI don't miss putting on the rat guard or shellback initiation with cherry and fat belly. Had a decent time in Africa during Black Hawk Down incident in Somalia. Two beer days was too much time at sea. Had a great time in Santa Barbara.
Crouch, ChrisE-3Apr 1992 – Mar 19933RD AABN, ALPHA CO, 3RD TRAXEnjoyed the time I had on ship.I remember picking up the wreckage of a downed plane during our workup for float. Somalia sucked. Hong Kong was great. How about being pulled back to ship in Mombasa and fight in Singapore.
Lindeman, MarcHM2Apr 10, 1992 – Apr 13, 1994MedicalSo many forgotten memories, but II remember each and every one of my shipmates in this registry. I'm sure I fitted you all for earplugs or wrote a "No shave" chit.
Tardiff, LarryYN1(SW)Jun 1992 – Jul 1994AdminRemember Somalia, Smoking Ban, Losing Two Anchors and Decommissioning.
Westphal, Jon (Boats)BM3Jul 18, 1992 – Jul 18, 19941stI hooked you guys up when I made the underway watchlist.No mid-night shifts for the drinking buddies. Dungaree Shorts and T's in Somalia, smashed my nose on the bow gate right before we went underway. Singapore was great fun! Club Hell!
Ortiz, RingoE-3Dec 10, 1992 – Jun 10, 19941 & 2NDIit's been awhile, but I sure miss all you. 11 years to be exact.
Barnes, JeremySN1993 – 19941stThis was a long time ago but the memories are still fresh in mind. A number of great friends are missed to this day.
Koontz, KevinE-41993 – 1994A-GANG
Garland, Rick profile iconFA1993 – 1994A-GangJust trying to reconnect with old friends
Mehall, LloydSNJan 1993 – Sep 1993DECKI see some names I remember. Barnes..Ortiz...Westphal!!! My time was a bit short on the 'ol Cayuga. I always think about what a dumb kid I was then. WOW.
Chance, MichaelDeck SeamanJan 1993 –DeckI remember the Cayuga vividly. Good memories...so young and dumb....lol. Africa was cool...remember Byron Huff, wish I could have found him. I remember Milo, Ortiz, Barnes, Helper, and many others....fond memeories.
Shure, AdamOS3Jan 2, 1993 – Jul 1994OPSMidwatch Jeapordy, losing the anchors and listening to the Captain try to explain it to the Comodore, Seychelles, and a certain smell coming from the Marine berthing during rough seas. R.I.P.- Pat Miller
Stull, GlenEM-3Jan 3, 1993 – Jul 7, 1994Ewhat fun it was .
Hernandez, MichaelFAJan 4, 1993 – Jun 15, 1994M+BEngine Room 2 and Boilers
Felix, JesusMS3Jul 1993 – Sep 1994Supply
McKee, LukeSMSNSep 1, 1993 – Jan 4, 1994SignalWow it was hot as hell in Somalia. I don't miss the Navy. I do miss the open sea and foreign woman. Think I went to mast 3 times in a year. Luke Cozart- if you find this, hit me up...
Van Meter, DavidSA/SNOct 14, 1993 – Jul 15, 1994DECKI WAS TOLD ABOUT THIS SITE FROM ONE OF THE MARINES THAT WAS ON THE SAME DEPLOIMENT NOW WE ARE IN KOSOVO ON ONE WITH THE ARMY JUST TRYING TO FIND SOME OF THE GUYS LIKE SN HO SN BARNES AND THE CRAZY PINAPPLE
Draughn, KendallSNOct 20, 1993 – Jul 5, 1994Deck Dept.So many found memories of the ship falling apart and the no hot water available days while sitting of the coast of Somalia. Who could forget Decom. and turning it over to the Brazilians.
Jackson, TristianSR/ Deck Dept.Nov 1993 – Apr 1994DeckI remember coming aboard in Mogadishu, during Operation Continue Hope. I'll never forget coming home, South China Sea was TERRIBLE! Wassup Sorta, Ortiz, Westphalia? Anyone hear from OS1 Browder?
Schwarzkopf, PhilE-1Jan 22, 1994 – May 26, 1994Deck/Officer's WardInteresting career starter; good ports after Somalia; too bad that she got decommissioned
Guerra, LeandroLT - MPAMay 1994 – Jun 1996MikeI had the honor to make part of the transfer team which tookover Cayuga to the Brazilian Navy in 1994. Would like to thank all the friends whose profissionalism made it easy learning and manning this fabulous ship now named Mattoso Maia.
Lesch, SydNC1Mar 1, 1997 – Jan 1, 2000REPAIR

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