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USS Talladega (APA 208) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Talladega (APA 208). 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 66 crew members registered for the USS Talladega (APA 208).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1964 | 1965 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Rushlow, Henry IGM2C1944 – 1946Amphib. Boat GroupR boat = Salvage. IWO JIMA. Feb. 19. 1945. Saw the Flag go up . Our Beach was Green Beach. First Beach at the bottom of the Mountain. BAD First Day
Johnson, Stanley WilliamMar 1944 – Apr 1946
Hailey, KeithJul 1946 –I am looking for some crew mates that served with my dad in China from March 1946-July 1946. He went over to China on the USS General H.W. Butner and returned on the USS Talledega.
Johnstone, ThomasEN3Jan 8, 1951 – Nov 24, 1953ACAME ABOARD USS TALLADEGA IN 1952 AS AN ENGINEMAN FA1 ; LEFT 1953 AFTER AN AUTO ACCIDENT AND REASIGNEN AFTER BEING RELEASED FROM US NAVAL HOSPITAL BALBOA CALIF. TO THE PHIB. BASE ON CORONADO ISL. OFF SAN DIEGO. DISCHARED AS EN3 IN 1956.
Miller, Joseph / "j. C".QM2Dec 22, 1951 – Jul 22, 1954CommunicationsWent aboard as a SA, made QM2 & transfered to LST 1126 in 1954, discharged as a QM1 in 1955
Clark, Morris Edgaren2Mar 15, 1952 – Jan 1955a divtransfered to lst840 in Jan.1955. separated into an inactive reaervs duty june 27,1955.
Leese, Ralph (Lucky)SNNov 18, 1952 – Jun 4, 1953third
Languell, Rogerbt21954 – 1955bBrother Ray served aboard
Varvis, MichaelMM1Jun 10, 1954 – Oct 19, 1957MCame aboard in June 1954 as a Fireman,left in 1957 as a MM1
Hall, GlennQMCSAug 1954 – Jan 1959NavigationI went aboard as a QMSA directly out of "A" school in Bainbridge, MD and departed as a QM1 to the USS Merrick(AKA-97) in Long Beach, CA.
Brooks, WesleyBMSNSep 17, 1954 – May 22, 1955FirstCoxswain For LCVP # 8 - Ships Helmsman Underway
Armstrong, Alfred E. (Gene)BT 1Dec 16, 1954 – Aug 19, 1955BWent aboard the Talladega after completing boot camp in 1951 and served aboard until I was discharged in August of 1955. I came aboard as a FA and left as BT1. I stayed in the active reserves until February of 1977 and retired as a CWO.
Green, William (Bill Or Billy)r third classJun 1955 – Jun 1959ri was aboard ship with teddy arsanault. he was in the repair division with me , i believe he was in damage control. im 80 yrs.old young and a 55 years plus retired welder. if anyne was on the oakanoga please let me know.
Stead, TomRD2Jan 1956 – Jan 1958RadarLiving in Central Calif. and would like to make contact with Tom Wilson
Wilson, TomRM3Jan 8, 1956 – Jan 9, 1957operationsDon't remember much, was a radioman and I shared frozen food with the skipper as I did not like eating in the mess hall when hauling troops
Arsenault, TedDC2Apr 1956 – Jul 1959RReported aboard as a Seaman for my "promised" 18 month tour. Left as a 2nd class DC after 39 months. Felt like I was leaving 'home".
Gibson, Robert (Bob) profile iconYN3Jan 1957 – Feb 1960CLCame aboard as seaman, Transfered out as YN3. Thanks to the help of John Olson. Went to college, retired as Acct. 6 children. 2 were military. now traveling with wife in motorhome.
Reed, CecilRM1Jun 4, 1957 – Dec 10, 1959ops
Rader, LarryHM3Nov 1957 – Mar 1959H Division (Medical)I designed the original ships emblem in 1958.It a large T with the smaller A superimposed over the T. There was a mike boat placed on top of the T. I won a 72 hour liberty for the effort.
Olson, JohnYN2Nov 1, 1957 – Mar 1961
Bendix, RichardRD3Jan 1958 – Feb 1960operatonsI went to the 2011 reunion and i met many old shipmates.The 2012 reunion will be held in the Chattanooga choo choo hotel monday, october 29, to november 2, 2012.It will be fun for me to see some of my old shipmates.
Zito Jr, Samuelfn1959 – 1961"A"not sure of dates but do remember zook,john dodson,jim ginn. westpac,bad seas off san diego during landings after captain baker was transfered
Webster, Randyn/a1960 – 1961Don't knowI am looking for my father who served on the USS Talladega in 1960. His name was Ronald (Ronnie) Stritzke (sounds like STRIKE). I don't even know if that's how you spell it. He was of Polish decent and from Oregon. Thx.
Robert, Ewellsk3Jan 21, 1960 – Nov 30, 1962SUPPLY
Kangas, Richard (Dick)BTFeb 1, 1960 – Feb 1, 1964Boiler roomLooking for Donald Dixon
Pipkin, James HarleyRM2Jun 25, 1960 – Mar 28, 1961OR
Morse, Jack / Smiling Jack / Howdy..FNSep 2, 1960 – Feb 15, 1962Mdid you ever hang out at the old star cafe did you meet maryjane in that plce
Tilbury, Rick RichardBT21961 – 1969B DivisionMy First. Loved her and still miss her! Still in close contact with a very dear friend from those days. Many great memories! A few bad one's but few and far between.
MacK, DonaldMMFNSep 15, 1961 – Feb 23, 1965MWAS IN ENG RM DIV CHIF HECK FRIENDS WERE MARCIS LAWSON B DIV, DIXON MR, SISK CAN'T REMEMBER NAMES NOW WAS GOOD TRAINING THO
Friedlein, DonaldQM 3Nov 17, 1961 – Apr 13, 1964Navigation
Sturtz, PaulRM/SNAug 1962 – Aug 1964Boat Group/OCStarted in Boat Group, qualified as coxswain, trans to OC as RM striker but continued as coxswain in Ltjg Hoag's LCPL. Remember Larry Workman, Bobby Milligan, EE White, JK White, Jim Ginn, Dobkins, Lowe, Marcus Taylor, others Westpac 63
Milligan, BobbyE4 ENGINEMANAug 15, 1962 – Jan 21, 1965\"A\"Served in the "A" gang. Learning to work on the old Gray Marine engine was a trade that remained with me through out my civilian career. I have attended several reunions with Zook, Rivera and McElmerry. Looking for Engineman Russell
Bettis, DavidBT2Sep 17, 1962 – Sep 17, 1966B DivI came aboard right out of Boot camp. Assigned engine room working for Chief Shepherd and later others. I will never forget Chief Shepherd and his white bildges. The heat was almost unberable. it made a man out of me.
Meade, JackBM2COct 1962 – Nov 1964boatgroupCame aboard Oct.'62 until Nov. '64 . Some shipmates I remember : Gene Shearer, Joe Padilla, Butch Thorne. Had some good times in navy, and some not so good. Met my wife in Portland, decided to stay. glad I did.
Cosby, JohnUSS TALLADEGAOct 1, 1962 – Sep 6, 19664 ThRemember Good and Bad on the T would like to hear from shipmates
Toepp, MichaelFNNov 1962 – Oct 6, 1964B&MEngineroom throttleman. Engineer on LCVP #17. WestPac 1963/1964. Mustered out,while in Bingham/Willamette shipyards for retrofit in Portland, Or. Home port was Long Beach, CA. Lived in Portland until I moved back to Cadillac, MI in 1997.
Etheridge, Roy P.Hospitalman 3rd classMar 18, 1963 – Aug 14, 1964Hospital, I was in Butner Bay Okanawa the day President Kennedy was killed. Some of the best days of my life were spent aboard that ship.
Workman Jr, Ramie "larry"QMSNMay 20, 1963 – Jun 17, 1966NAVIGATIONSI came aboard in 63 as a personelman, then changed my rating to quartermaster. I made 3 cruises to wespac during this time. I enjoyed my time aboard the tremblin "T". I was sorry to learn of the navy junking her.
Yagel, JacobRM31964 – 1966ocVery interesting years of my life...enjoyed it very much...
Ashbaugh, JimE4 EM31964 – 1967E
Wacasey, CurtisJan 15, 1964 – Nov 17, 1967MI am searching for Jimmy Elvin Howell. Please contact me at once! 903-565-0003
Forse, Jr., InlowGMG3Apr 1964 – Mar 1966GunneryLooking for shipmates, John Cosby, Jim Bywater, John Burns, David Tidwell, Warren Vaad, David Grey, John Curtis, would like to receive email from you.
Raltamirano44@yahoo.com, Richardmm3May 6, 1964 – Oct 15, 1967engineeringwill david bettis please text me at 530 867 4060,hope you remember me,i am richard altamirano mm3,served with you,was looking for dale miller mm3,remember him,i can,t seem to find him,do know anything,thanks
Edmondson, ClairE4Jun 8, 1964 – Sep 12, 1996rwas aboard 208 for two years did to tours to vietnam west pack cruises home port long beach cal. was in danang siagon okinawa subic bay hong kong sasebo japan pearl harbor
Snowden, Edward EddieE2Aug 27, 1964 – Mar 2, 1967DAMAGE CONTROLLOOKING FOR ANYONE THAT WAS ABOARD DEARING THIS TIME WE ALL ARE GETTING OLDER JUST LIKE TO SEE WHAT HAPPING I REMBER A LOT OF GOOD TIMES PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME LOVE TO HERE FROM YOU
Hilzendeger, PeterBM1Oct 1964 – Jul 1967DECKBOARDED IN OCT. 64 AS BM3. PROMOTED TO BM1 BEFORE TRANSFER IN LATE 67. MADE MANY OF HAULS TO NAM DURING THAT TIME. TROOPS, LANDED THEM ALL OVER THE AREA. THEN WENT ON RUNS FROM AMMO TO BEER. GOODS YRS ABOARD THE OLD GAL.

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