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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
Beale, TonyMMFN2000 – 2003P-2I miss the good times on the Portland. Best thing about the ship is the Friends i made while i was on it.Haley and Meadows were among the best of em.
White, JamesMS32000 – Aug 1, 2003S-2 Supply
Sanchez, HenryMM32000 – 2001MP01
Freeman, DavidCWO22000 – 2004Deck DepartmentAlot of good Sailors and friends there. I miss the Flight Ops and Well Deck Ops
Miller, MarkMM1Jan 1, 2000 – Jun 5, 2003A-gang,#2MMRPortland was great for my career, not so much for hair line. It was great.
Haney, AaronBM2 (SW)Jan 7, 2000 – Jul 2003BOATBEST SHIP AFLOAT WITH THE BEST DECK DEPT IN THE NAVY
Haney, Aaron Super BoatsBM2Jan 7, 2000 – Jun 14, 2003BOATSTILL IN PICKED UP BM1 CURRENTLY ON USS CONSTITUTION "OLD IRONSIDES"
Esquivel, James (Esq)OS2Jan 21, 2000 – Aug 3, 2003OI/OPSPland brought alot of great memories, Nothing will ever be the same. I would go back in a heartbeat. Holla back at OI Div, we were the coolest division I've ever been in and will ever be in. I thank the Fuckin Pland for that.
Thompson, T.j.ET3Feb 2000 – Aug 2004OEWell I miss those nights out to sea... Yeah right. enjoyin my last few months here ashore!!!
Purnell, HarleyOSNFeb 2000 – Oct 2000OPSBest time of my life. Miss you guys. hpurnell@hotmail.com HarleyPurnellII on Facebook.
Medicus, BryammmfnFeb 10, 2000 – Nov 27, 2000mmr1
Haley, JustinMM2Feb 13, 2000 – Aug 4, 2003P-2/P-3WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD TIMES. SHE WILL BE MISSED.
Wiltshire, KevinGM3Feb 14, 2000 – Aug 4, 2003Weps.Holding it down for Portland Security wit the rest of the Gunners, oh yeah can't forget where I came from...good looking out Bosn and Deck Dept.
Nelson, Donald/ WoogieEW2Mar 1, 2000 – Aug 13, 2003OITo many trouble makers and bad decisions, but great friends!
Nelson, WoogieEW2Mar 1, 2000 – Aug 1, 2003OI-02
Lara, Vilmar (Kaka)E3/EM/MMMar 24, 2000 – Aug 24, 2003P1THE MEMORIES ARE ALL WE HAVE LEFT FROM THE GOOD OLD SWEET PEA. THE GOOD AND THE BAD, CRUISES THE MED, UNITAS AND OPERATION FREEDOM. BUT THE BEST PART WAS HAVING ALL OF YOU AS MY SHIPMATES. NOT THE BEST SHIP TO BE IN, BUT A HELL OF A CREW.
Antonetty, BenMM3/E-4Apr 1, 2000 – Aug 18, 2003A-DivisionI have mixed feelings when I think about my time on the PORTLAND. I've had the previlage to serve under some great leaders, and alot that weren't >:( One things for sure it was an experience.
Miller, Donald Glenn JrEM2 (SW)May 25, 2000 – Jun 3, 2003EMost you all no me as Miller Time to my boys hollar at me peace out https://www.facebook.com/don.miller.752487
Redenbo, Michael (Red)GM2Jul 7, 2000 – Jan 5, 2003WeaponsHad a great time on the ship, miss the guys I worked with. Thought I would be happier off it and knowing it was sunk, but I'm sad . Miss all the gun shoot's off the aft and fixing the 25mm machine gun.
Walle, WalleAug 2000 – Aug 2003miss you guys, still have as many fingers as when i left rusty ship hard work good times
Betts, MartinSK3Aug 4, 2000 – Aug 4, 2003S-1the good ol sweet pea... she wasn't ALL SWEET... but i'll say she was... GOOD TIMES!!!
Cousins, Mysterybm3 cousinsAug 8, 2000 – Sep 7, 2004decktrying to reunite with old navy shipmates
Paulson, DavidSGTSep 2000 – Mar 2001Marine Corps Deployed - 22MEUI couldn't believe she stayed around as long as she did ! Some horrible Memories and some sweet ones as well rest on the sea floor with her
Johnson, WesleyDc3Sep 2000 – Feb 2002RepairTime aboard the Portland was crazy....the best of friends and we made the best of times...she will be missed...
Scintilla, RonaldCMDCM(SW)Oct 1, 2000 – May 10, 2002ExecutiveGreat ship, exceptional crew. Lots of memories.
Hansel, ShaunET3Oct 7, 2000 – Aug 28, 2002OPS/OE
Springer, RobertPC2Oct 18, 2000 – Aug 4, 2003S-4Had good times on the ole girl the med crusie to the unitas to the fleet week in New York then we let her go we had the best crew at Little Creek.
Wagner, LarryFN/E-3Nov 2000 – Aug 2002P-2I Had some fun moments on the ship even tho my time was cut short..I cant believe the ship is gone.. shout outs to Vanyo, Clanin, Beale,Pagan,Wilcox,and davis get at me..
Davis, MarvinE-3/FNNov 20, 2000 – Jun 8, 2002P-2Man I miss the Portland I had some hard times and some much great times. I miss the crew of the Portland and my pitcrew so if you out hit me up holla.
Chung, JamesSK2Nov 23, 2000 – Aug 6, 2003S-1/S-9Did da damn thing on the Portland. Back to Back to Back cruises on da sweet 'P'. Thought God hated me when he sent me there but realized soon after it was truly a blessing in disguise. Be easy pplz.
Foy V., James Agile "Shamir"OS2Dec 2, 2000 – Aug 4, 2003OI / OPSI love you OS1 Irene, I will cherish that monkey dunk till the day I die! Holla One nub nails for life.
Ruffin, JeremyOS 2Dec 12, 2000 – Aug 6, 2003ops/deckI hated you all , but that's what made you guys family. if you see chief fox tell him I said "kiss my ass"
Reyburn, Ian / Ray RayCS2Dec 20, 2000 – Jul 20, 2003S-2What I will always remember is the food fight in the galley and the hockey pucks everyone said i made. But it was a great ship to be a part of.
Talkington, AlecSN2001 – 2003Boat
Leclaire, EddieEM2/EM1Jan 6, 2001 – Aug 1, 2003E-divThere aren't many command left that were quite like this one! Miss the days drunk in South America.
Brown, Nathan "head Master Skate"IT2Jan 8, 2001 – Jul 22, 2003OPS/OC02She was just like a woman - I hated her to death but I still miss her.
Patterson, Derrick/ PatSM3Jan 8, 2001 – Jun 2, 2003eng P-2/nav-adminMan I never thought I would say these words but I miss the Portland..We had a lot of good times and made the best of the bad times..To the best crew and ship in the fleet..
Phillips, Nathan WoodySM3 / E-4Feb 2, 2001 – Jul 8, 20031st,, Boat , Nav/ XAfter three cruises almost back to back,it was a miracle she was still floating.
Potter, MattOS3Feb 5, 2001 – Aug 4, 2003OI / OPSholla one sweet pea
Martinez, LuisYN1(SW)Feb 15, 2001 – Aug 1, 2003PERS/NAV/ENGIt was good till the end.
Bolden, Temathy "Big Body"GM3Feb 22, 2001 – Jun 10, 20033rdgreatest place ever good guys on there for an old girl she was just the plce to be
Draper, RodMM3 E4Mar 1, 2001 – Jul 2, 2003P2Miss her, her and her crew. Just wasn't the same after I left. If it wasn't for her decom, I'd probbaly have re-enlisted. Miss ya all, hit me up. hot_rod_hooligans@yahoo.com
Smith, Brian "lil Buddy Stank"OS2Mar 14, 2001 – Aug 4, 2003OI / OPSMuch Love out to my wives Shawna, Nancy and Tia, and all my white girls...illadelphia one!
Nelson, DonaldEW2Mar 16, 2001 – Aug 10, 2003OIWell I had a blast, this old girl I am gonna miss her we will always have a little special something OI, Sketch has been here and may be here again, have a great time you all who served with me. Find me now on DDG-91 PINCKNEY nelsondj@ddg91.navy.mil
Vasquez, JuanEMFNMar 28, 2001 – Aug 2003EM ShopUSS Portland made a Man out of me. Great Crew and great deployments. Nothing like the Unitas!!!
Collins, TommyMMCSApr 2001 – Sep 2003
Gunning, JohnOS2Apr 1, 2001 – Aug 4, 2003OI / OPSjack dick holla one
Hessick, AaronSN/E3 (NOW OS2)Apr 18, 2001 – May 24, 20022ndI miss the crew of the Portland, they were some great guys...I had to go and have a seizure and end my tour on there early though...Congratulations to BMC (SW) Ogle on his recent advancement to chief. hessicat@momsen.navy.mil
Roach, DavidBM1 (SW)May 1, 2001 – Jul 3, 2003BOATWhat can I say, The P was great, and the Deck boys new how to do the thing. It helped me not only as a BM, but give the new recruits something to laugh about when I tell the SEA Stories. david.roach@navy.mil
Reynolds, Chris (Meatbucket)ET3May 1, 2001 – Jul 1, 2003EMO/OPSWow, memories..Woogies prob messing with crazy women..Timmy Bolden is sitting at the Taco Bell/KFC drive through trying to make up his mind..Gunny and Pothead are probably a couple..Little Buddies pretending to rap....fun fun
Guerra, Omar "Og"IT3May 7, 2001 – Jul 8, 2003OPS/ OCYEAH BUDDY
Becker, Keith (Boatscat)BM2Jun 15, 2001 – Jun 10, 20031STEven though the old gal was 31 years old when i got there she was a very trust worthy ship, and the crew was even more.
Adigun, Abdul-azeez / AddyMS3Jun 20, 2001 – Jul 11, 2003S-2 Was MS3 then now CS2(SW) my first ship, i hated it and i loved it the same time cos it taught me alot, special thanks to Fuentes, Cargo, Cangro, Bragg and of course the one and only Chief Ong
Bacon, RichFNJun 29, 2001 – Sep 7, 2003Best ship and crew ever!!!!! Miss you guys!
Juarez, CarmenEM2/E5Aug 1, 2001 – Aug 2, 2003Egnorant Mates - EM's cartoon,...Southern gents night out,Drunk and disorderly in Aruba,Skating in battery locker,Pure Platinum Ft-Lauderdale,...Changed me from boy to man.Miss you all.
Klug, AndrewLTJGAug 2, 2001 – Aug 4, 2003P-1 & NavBig Country is still alive
Cantu, DanielE-4 / BM3Aug 28, 2001 – 20032ndThe best years of my navy life! I think back on my two years onboard at least once a day. dcantu@cox.net
Steinmueller, GaryOS2(SW)Sep 10, 2001 – Jul 7, 2003OPS/OIThis was my first and sea command,it was my best years in the navy doing 3 deployments on her i really miss my all my os freinds from there and we went through thick and thin together.i will alwasy remember lsd-37
Moriarity, MoSNSep 13, 2001 – Jun 2, 20032nd biatch2nd Div in da house.. shout out to everyone on the sweet p, in hawaii soaking up the rays
Howard, Cameron (Cornbred)EN3 SWSep 21, 2001 – Jun 11, 2003AUXILIARY A GANG
Howard, Cameron, CornbredEN3/ E-4Sep 26, 2001 – Jul 11, 2003ENG/ A-GANGWe all know we hated her, but now we miss her! Great first command to be sent to. You will learn the Navy fast on her. The last of the Old Navy!
Michael Lambert, LambinoSM3Oct 28, 2001 – Jul 10, 20031stCountry boi
Coward"Allen, Brian"Decomm Coordinator Coward"AllenET3 (SW)Nov 5, 2001 – Jul 1, 2003OE/OPSI COULD NOT HELP HER ANYMORE, I HAD TO PUT HER DOWN.
Scheuerell, JohnFC2Nov 9, 2001 – May 31, 2003OE
Colvard, NickDCFN(NOW DC-2)Dec 14, 2001 – Dec 7, 2003i hated most of my time there but i look back on it now with fond memiores and the best people i ever knew

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