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USS Portland (LSD 37) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Portland (LSD 37). 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 706 crew members registered for the USS Portland (LSD 37).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1983 | 1984 – 1986 | 1987 – 1989 | 1990 – 1991 | 1992 – 1993 | 1994 – 1996 | 1997 – 1999 | 2000 – 2001 | 2002 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Cantrell, DwayneMR11982 – 1984RepairLike the Navy saying goes it was the worst Command and Best Command I ever served aboard
Lawson, Robert / LottieMMFN1982 – 1985MMI love and miss you all.
Parsons, PatMM1(SW)Feb 1, 1982 – Sep 30, 1984M (Main Control & Aft engine room)Served on the mighty "Sweet Pea" for a life changing experience. Capable, strong crew with fantastic hole snipes! Had great times I'll always cherish! Villa, Cheesy and Clem, drop me a line if u get a chance! Fair winds to all !
Berg, CharlesSNMar 1, 1982 – Mar 1, 1985Deck1983 - Is a day in history - and changed my life forever -
Ayers, StevenSM2Mar 1, 1982 – Aug 24, 1984OCHad good times and bad times. Never forget 10/23/83. Sure do miss you Sweet P.
Roberts, ChristopherE-3 down to E-1Mar 1, 1982 – Apr 1, 1985Boiler DivisionC. Roberts was notorious aboard the Portland. He set the record for restricted duty at 105 days. The NIS investigated him for a string of robberies in Little Creek, VA. Underway, he slushed money out. He fought with cops in Little Creek.
Collis, JerryLTMay 1982 – Feb 1984Great Crew who worked their butts off. One of the most challenging but most rewarding tours I had in my career.
Rexach Jr, AngelCPL / E-4Jun 1982 – Dec 1982Marine Amphibious UnitI spent 6 months with the most professional group of men. Yeah we had some run ins with Navy, but they gave as good as they got. Semper FI
Cronin, Joe BootPFCJun 1982 – Dec 1982MarDetUnitas XXIII what a blast
Taylor, KevincorporalJun 1982 – Dec 1982marine detachmentunitas xxiii watc-82 was a blast
Campbell, RonSGTJun 1982 – Dec 1982MarDet UNITASOne of the best experiences of my career...serving with outstanding Marines and Sailors...
Cronin Dean, JoeE-2Jun 15, 1982 – Dec 15, 1982MarinesThe dates aren't exact, the month and year are good. I was a grunt with the Marine Detachment for Unitas XXIII. I cleaned one of her heads more then a few times and worked in the chow hall (scullery) on a few occasions
Polyniak, RonCORPORALJun 16, 1982 – Dec 16, 19822ND MARINE DIVISIONhad alot of great times and some real life changing challenges during unitas xxiii - watc 1982
Baker, RobertSNJul 1982 – Jul 1985Deck DepartmentTurned 21 in Beriut, Lebanon, Athens, Greece was awesome.
Pietrocini, Jim PietrociniLTAug 1982 – Dec 1984Deck and EngineeringGreat bunch of guys and very dedicated workers.
Nogay, John (Jed)BT3Aug 25, 1982 – Oct 28, 1985B
Johnston, AndrewBM2Oct 1982 – Aug 19851st & 2ndShe was a great ship and a great crew. She will be missed. We had alot of great times and some real life changing challenges. I salute her and the crew. The memories will always be with us.
Donald, LapointeYN3Oct 1982 – Sep 1985Operations and Enginerring Log room YeomanOne of the Best years of my life, I spend in the Navy, It was a great experience and fun serving onboard her and many learning experiences there, And sadly to hear being decomissioned.
Fousek, KeithBM2Nov 1, 1982 – May 10, 19861STThe time I spent on the old girl, was some of the toughest, but best in my life. I miss the guys, fun, the hardship and freedom. I am the person I am today because of my time on her.
Lencioni, RolandSNNov 15, 1982 – May 5, 1984DeckI miss my navy days ,the places we visited people I met.I will never forget Oct 23 may all those poor souls lost on that day rest in peace, may those who caused this never find peace.I am saddened to here about the Portlands demise.
Lamoso, AlbertoBM2Dec 1982 – Sep 19862nd DeckOctober 23, 1983 0620 AM. Life changed for me after that day.
Sellars, Scott (Butterbean)BT3Dec 1982 – May 1986B-Had a great time aft-fireroom.If we did not grove the ship did not move.Abandon all hope ye that enter.Fireroom motto.Like to hear from people that was on her .Timthy(otis)Graham, JOHN NOGAY PETER SHARKEY DAVE CURLEY
Elam, Tony profile iconGMG2Dec 1982 – Dec 19843rd / Weapons
Nogay, John (Jed)BT3Dec 15, 1982 – Jul 5, 1985BHad alot of good times, miss them and alot of the B-division crew. We sure knew how to party!!!!!!!!!!!
John, JedBT3Dec 15, 1982 – Jul 5, 1985B
Close, EdwardMS3Dec 27, 1982 – Sep 14, 1986Supply Port Watch1983 What a Summer.
Stedman, HollisOS1Dec 31, 1982 – Sep 22, 1984OIBeirut Lebanon Sunday Oct 23, 1983. What a terrible Morning
Ryan, JamesSNDec 31, 1982 – Sep 15, 1985DeckI will never forget 1983, it will always be in my mind. I do remember the good times we had, places we went things we did. I miss a lot of you guys.
Fecher, DonGMG11983 – 19853rdGreat time. Med Cruise.
Whitney, Brian profile iconMACHINIST MATE 2nd Class1983 – 1984M-DivisionMy new name is Dana Zzyym
Barron, BillMMJan 1983 – Feb 1984After engineroomMet alot of great people, think of you guys often. Still feel for the Marines we lost.
Underwood, JerryseamanJan 28, 1983 – 1985deckHey carl jones whats up do you know what happend to steele,lamosa.blue ,dusty,mccargo,close.
O'Guinn, JackGMG3Feb 2, 1983 – Aug 2, 19853rdOctober 23, 1983 6:23AM! I will never forget. Tom Famularo, John Doten, Chuck Blumenthal, Sean "frog" Saunders, Tony Elam, Streeter, Crazy dude Gray, guy from Ft Myers Fl, Hope life is taking care of you all.
Sharkey, PeteMM2Mar 1983 – Oct 1986MM&B always took care of the Pea.
Ron, ShanahanET3/2Apr 1983 – Jul 1986OESure miss the good times, dont miss the bad. Good to hear from some of you! Good to reflect on the time we spent, and proud to serve with so many good people as Tom Sadler, Frank Colletti, Tony New, Brian Reeder, Turk
Jones, CarlMS4Apr 14, 1983 – Dec 6, 1986supplyHard to believe they sank sweet pea had some life long friends on that floating metal. whats up fig, danny harris, raymond evans, spevak, pendy, penna, blue, beavers, gilbert aka dusty, jerry underwood, randy johnson, jason wells,
Jones, CarlE-4Apr 15, 1983 – Dec 26, 1986supplyI remember the first day i had to make that long walk from the front gate to the ship. that was the scariest walk of my life. blue, danny harris, raymond evans, anthony green may he rest in peace. it was hard being in beirut we made it through
Penna, Ron "Lush"MS2May 1983 – May 1987SupplyLooking to find the any MS's from 83 to 87. What a crew....Had fun with you all. Anyone know the whereabouts of Tim Pendergas, Tim Clark and John Speedback.
Penna, RonaldMay 22, 1983 – Jun 20, 1987suppywhat a crew made so great friends in suppy looking for the ms crew carl jones get a hold of me love to hear how your doing miss penny ,clark,bowhoer and the rest have a great time made me a better man for it hope to hear from any of crew
Ingold, FrankMay 1983Jun 1983 – Apr 1987OpsCame on board by way of Sigonella and Larnaca. Sweet Pea was already doing gator squares off the coast of Beirut. RM1/RMC Williams taught me a lot about radio. Lost a lot of friends in Beirut. Many fond memories.
Yantis, Rik (Fleet And Pbdb)LTJGJun 19, 1983 – Dec 31, 19863rd, 1st, Nav/AdminMy home for 2.5 years. Hard to believe she is gone. Made friends and miss them. Oct. 1983 was tough and a hard way to grow up. It's been a long time now and I recognize some of the other names. Hated it, loved it, wouldn't do it again, miss it.
Fickett, RogerBM2Jun 20, 1983 – Jul 23, 1986DECK
Bont, TomEM2Aug 1983 – Dec 1987EBECCE Drills (I still have dreams today about them). Glad I did my time and met the men who kept her running. Sad to see her sunk as a target but I guess that was better than seeing it from the deck.
Saunders, Sean D.GMG3Aug 10, 1983 – Nov 14, 19863rdI miss the ol' girl.
Ostermann, NathanMM2Sep 23, 1983 – Jul 19, 1987A-GangMy only ship and I miss her. especially the frozen preheater coils, the inop whistle (steam secured in FWD Pit), aftersteering watches, etc... I am saddened that she is gone.
Kishbach, JeffEM-2Oct 20, 1983 – Jun 21, 1988E-divisionNov. 2009, Sorry to hear the old lady ended up on the bottom. I didn,t always love her,but she was home for a while. She kept me safe for 4and half years. Met some guys I,ll never forget on her.

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