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USS Racine (LST 1191) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Racine (LST 1191). 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 297 crew members registered for the USS Racine (LST 1191).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1979 | 1980 – 1984 | 1985 – 1987 | 1988 – 1990 | 1991 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Refling, DavidMSSN1975 – 1978SupplyGood times on this ship. I thought LST was the most versitile amphib in the Navy.
Bazemore, TomFTG2May 1975 – Jun 19773rdJust found this site...brings back some good memories. My first of two USN ships, and a career on ships and boats since. The Westpac '76-'77 was an eye opener for a country boy from NC! It will be good to catch up!
Barnett, JeffFIREMANJun 1, 1975 – Jun 1, 1978engineeringSure wish I wasn't so rebelious although I was a good sailor. I'm doing very well today and have a great job. I wish they would raise the age of enlistment because I would join in a second. I sure miss it and should have stayed in.
Skramstad, BrentEN3Aug 10, 1975 – Aug 10, 1979
Kowalsky, ChristopherHM31976 – 1977Sick Bay- MedicalHad some great times on WestPac 76-77. Looking for an old friend if anyone knows him (GMG3 Charles "aka Chuck' King)? Take care all, Christopher Kowalsky Captain, Medical Corps, USN NNMC, Bethesda, MD
Decker, DanielSEMAN1976 – 1978DeckHad some fun when I was there, If you read this Kramer or Bates write me. Will never forget the chief telling the new guy's "Catch that Tank!".
Purk, Chris (C.j.)SM21976 – 19803 West pacs, what a tour.
King, CharlesPetty Officer 3rd Class1976 – 1979Gunners MateWould love to hear from Ship Mates. These were some of the best times of my life. Would love to hear from "Doc", "Cactus Joe", and so many others.
Mancuso, VincentETR21976 – 1978radarLooking for Fred Cook
King, Chuckgmg 31976 – Aug 19793 rd
Rohmann, MikeETN21976 – 1979OPSI had a great time and learned a lot from being on the Racine. From our XO LCDR Barker to all the ET shop guys (Stork, Mancuso, Werline, and the Critter) I thank you and hope all are well.
Smolinsky, LawrenceFTG31976 – 19773rdThese were the best times of my life. I played alot of guitar onboard and I still have the Telecaster I bought in P.I. Still working with electrical and electronics and music. I hope all my shipmates are doing well.
Decker, DanielSn1976 – 19782ndRemember when the forward troop space filled with water? I had the Hole they cut out from hull to repair it but lost it when house was destroyed by Katrina. So the last piece of the Racine is gone.
Gregory, TonyEN31976 – 1980MHad some good times even though most it was port and starboard watch, then we lost three main turbos, just wondering about the overhaul gang
Goforth, TerryE-5Feb 5, 1976 – Feb 5, 1980AMPHIBLOOKIN FOR ANYBODY
O'Donnell, BillE4 ELECTRICIAN\'S MATEMar 1, 1976 – Jan 1, 1978EngineeringDruce,Metcalf and Davidson, miss you guy's. Hoyt and especially Robinson kiss my ass.
Cook, Fred/rockie profile iconETR3Apr 1976 – Jul 1977OIAnyone from this time will tell you I made quite a stir by reporting my division officer Mr. Sheets for lying to me. The electronics gang went from OE to OI because of me. Very proud of what I did.
Fletcher, LarryOS2Jun 1976 – Jun 1978OperationsSome of the best years of my life
Kowalsky, ChristopherHM3Jun 1, 1976 – Sep 30, 1977X Division (Medical)I have now the good fortune having linked up with Chuck King and Gary Spinney and for that I am very lucky:)! I am now working at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and welcome your visits crew of the 1191
Olive, JerryRM2Oct 1, 1976 – Jun 30, 1979OCGood tour of duty. I wouldn't be who I am now had I not made two Westpac's with those knuckleheads in Radio Central. BEARDIRON!!!!!!!!!!
Hamilton, Thomas(Scooter/lb)E2Oct 20, 1976 – Jun 16, 1977First then OII still close my eyes and remember the days of WESTPAC Danny, Bates, Kramer and Cordero are still stars of great war stories. Ma Hack Fletcher was the 1st one I met in Guam. Rock on Smolinsky! Contact me all.
Petteys, RonSRDec 1976 – Aug 1977DeckTaught me what a 18 hr. work day was
Duque, Richard (Duke)YN21977 – 1981Ship's OfficeThe RACINE was no doubt the best duty station for me. I learned a lot that helped me to successfully complete a 21-year career in the Navy. I retired in 1997 as a LT (LDO).
Lacourse, RedQM3Jan 1, 1977 – Aug 1, 1980NAVBest times ever to the Subic City Gang Ben Butler, Poop Deck Pappy (Fran Schmitz) and Brad Polchow Any body know where Fran is?
Kramer, GungyE3Jan 5, 1977 – May 5, 1979DECK 2
Wiltjer, GlennGM2Feb 10, 1977 – Jun 10, 1980Third DivisionFor a first ship, what a trip.
Hovan, TimsnSep 11, 1977 – Jul 3, 1980deckthe Boys are back in town. Taco! it's good to see your doing well
Gibson, MikeEN-2Sep 23, 1977 – Sep 28, 1979A-GangI remember the friends made there over the times,Brent,Randy,Tony,Shie,hope your all doing well!
Dunagan, Frank (Bear)E 3Nov 1977 – Nov 1979Engineering
Foster, KerryEN1978 – 1981M2 WEST PAC,SHELLBACK
Turner, Ralph/tuckEN1978 – 1982mwatch for sharks
Blow, JoeBM3Jan 5, 1978 – May 20, 1980DECKANY CRUISE BOOKS OUT THERE?
Tacovelli, MichaelBM3Mar 9, 1978 – Dec 21, 19802NDI'm looking for crew members from that time period. I'm currently a Law Enforcement Officer in S.fl. I retired fm the USN in 1995. I'm married w/2 children. Hope all are doing well. Racine was the "Best in the West"! The boys
Batzloff, LarryYN2Aug 1978 – Mar 1980Ship's Office
Goodrich, Bob/bonerEN31979 – May 1982MEasy, Poodle Paws, Furst, Bartlett, Miller,Jose, Remember the fun, and all the fun and don't forget the fun we had! Hey anyone remember me? send me a line! I'm in Illinois
Deatherage, StevenBMSN/E31979 – 1980Deck
Briggs, DaleHT31979 – 1981Damage ControlBest ship ever, dangerous and unpredictable.
Lopez, GusIC21979 – 1981E
Goodrich, Bob / BonerEN3Jan 1979 – May 1982MI loved my time on the Racine! Westpac, Shellback Royal Dragon and the fun, remember the parties on the mesa and australia! Pooddle Paws, Easy, Furst,Bartlett, Miller. Hey! I'm Still wheelin in an old 74 bronco. Back in Illinois! email!
McCoy, RobertSNFeb 10, 1979 – Apr 10, 1982xThanks chief Beatty
Hairston, KeithPN2Mar 15, 1979 – Jan 16, 1982X DIVISION - SHIPS OFFICEBEST GATOR IN THE NAVY - TWO BATTLE E'S WHEN I WAS ABOARD HER.
Hairston, KeithPN2Mar 15, 1979 – Jan 16, 1982X DIVISION - SHIPS OFFICEBEST GATOR IN THE NAVY - TWO BATTLE E'S WHEN I WAS ABOARD HER.
Martello, Robert(bob)MS3May 15, 1979 – May 15, 1981s-2 supply
Deatherage, StevenSNJun 1979 – Mar 19802ndRacine was my 2nd comand
Fenley, DerrickSH3Jun 20, 1979 – Nov 5, 1982SupplyThis was my first ship and really enjoyed it. Worked in the deck department for awhile and then in supply. Ran the ships store, laundry, and vending machines. It was great meeting people at the store. Retired as a LS1.
Hendrickson, ChuckEN3Nov 20, 1979 – Aug 19, 1980"A" GangOver the years, I have realized that that ship was a bucket, but it was was the crew that made it special.

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