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USS Vancouver (LPD 2) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Vancouver (LPD 2). 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 638 crew members registered for the USS Vancouver (LPD 2).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1963 | 1964 – 1966 | 1967 – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1972 | 1973 – 1974 | 1975 – 1977 | 1978 – 1979 | 1980 – 1981 | 1982 – 1984 | 1985 – 1986 | 1987 – 1988 | 1989 – now

Brown, TomHM31982 – 1984HWhat a great time.Only in the navy!!!!
Dawe, Kenneth DaweLT1982 – 1985MPA, CIC Officer, Aviation Fuels OfficerGreat ship, great people, great times! It was a privilege to serve in the US Navy and onboard the "VANCANDO". I went on to make Commander in the Reserves before civilian life got in the way. I'd like to hear from fellow shipmates.
Duckwall, Michael/mikePNSN1982 –AdminWhere's everybody at?
Gutierrez, Rigobert profile iconGMG21982 – 19833rdGreat crew, hell of a WesPac.
Chernysh, RandiLt1982 – 1984Aviation fuels officerGrant was my husband. He passed away in 1985, but I remember many of you from his days on the Vancouver and wanted to reach out. Hope to hear from some of you who remember him
Adkins, JE-4Feb 3, 1982 – Aug 5, 19823rd mardoes anyone remember limping into Subic bay from perth and why?
Massol, AndresSH2Feb 17, 1982 – Aug 25, 1986Supply/S-3This was my first sea command. I have great memories of the '83 and '86 deployments and of those who I met while stationed onboard. Today I'm still on active duty and have been in San Diego most of my career.
Higginbotham, Charlie "higgy"RM3Mar 1982 – Aug 1984OCMade some great friends onboard and had some good times in Subic.
Harper, DanASM 3Mar 1982 – Apr 1985"V" Wing-nutThe Scooby Doo was decomissioned???? I did'nt get that memo! Hey! Does anyone know me? If so, You can contact me at. Hey Empie! I think you're the only one I recognize.
Senechal, LonnieMS3May 1982 – Dec 1985supplygreat time ,looking for jim bratton
Giles, JohnLTMay 1982 – Jun 1985B, M, E, OIGreat ship, great crew, great times. I can't imagine the Navy now - no chain smoking, no Subic, no steam plants, no BTs. Geez. I'm in San Diego if anybody's around. Dan Bowen - you out there?
Smith, Davidabf3/ mr1 aw/swMay 27, 1982 – Nov 5, 1985air department have nothing but good memories when i was aboard her
Depaiva, RobertBT3Jun 18, 1982 – Jun 20, 1985BLooking to get in touch with shipmates from fire rooms 1and 2. mashall, mcgee, norris. young.
Bond, Kelvin / BondoBM3Jul 1982 – Jul 19862ndThe good old days... Looking at the pictures now going back in time!! If you know me shoot me an email.
Kieke, RBT2Aug 1982 – 1988BGood to see some old names i remember.
Cenate, TomHT1Aug 1982 – Jan 1983RI reported to this command because an HT2/HT1 was in need. I was only on for 6 mos. I really liked the command.
Crawford, ChuckMS-3Sep 1982 – May 1985SupplyUss Vancouver
Tennant, ScottE-2/SEAMEN APPRENTICEOct 1982 – Feb 19831st of Deck
Creech, BobSNDec 1982 – Apr 1984AdminMarried 26 years, 2 children. My son is stationed on the USS John Stennis. Hello to PNC Lucido, PN1 Collins, Ron and Bill.
McKelvey, MichaelABH3Dec 13, 1982 – May 3, 1986AIRmy 1st ship had a great time. Air Dept. was fun. anyone know the wearabouts of LLoyd Wolford,or Pat Comeau. Jim and Dan where have you guys been hiding? I just retired after 24 years. I can be reached at
Bodalski, James (Baldguy)BM31983 – 19861STJust going thru the old photo albums and wanted to see if anyone was still alive and kicking. I can be reached on face book or at
Moore, LarryET-21983 – 1986OE
Morgan, MarcusBMSN1983 – 19851stI didn't know this site existed, great ship, great crew, great memories. I left my heart in 1st Division. Thomas Hackney, Manuel Rosa, Bond, Sick, Toney, Deo, Bodalski. I can be reached at
Bratton, JimMS 3Jan 1983 – Aug 1987SupplyBest time of my life!
Woolston, MikeCORPORALJan 1983 – Jul 19831/3I was on board when we ran aground in Australia during amphibious ops. After limping to Perth a lot of the marines were tranferred to the New Orleans, LPH-11 and after arriving in Subic ended up on the Denver, LPD-9, for the rest of the float
Camacho, Andy Or Mad Manch profile iconE 2 HTFNJan 1983 – Jun 23, 1986June 23 1986Hi every one nice too see so many familiar names. Hull Tec.s rock.
King, JimMACJan 1, 1983 – Apr 28, 1985IGreat ship. Fond memories of the Chief's Mess.
Adams, Craig LeftyOS2Jan 4, 1983 – May 27, 1986OII had a great time on the ship. Looking for OS3 John Rose or ET2 Brian Chop or OS2 Houser. OS1 Moss. OS2 Frank Quimby I have pictures on Facebook. Look me up. Craig Adams in Rock Hill SC
Bradford, AlginRM3Jan 17, 1983 – Jun 11, 1985OCMy first ship and loved it. We did a lot of traveling and hard work but it was well worth the tour.
Garcia, Paul "bos'n"LTJGFeb 1, 1983 – May 16, 1986
Light, KevinSEAMANMar 1983 – 1987deck 2would like to hear from the guys that where on the ship from 1983 to 1987
Pressley, PaulE4Mar 1983 – Mar 1984SecondI had a great time aboard he VAN_CAN_DO. Breaking a screw in Hawaii was awesome
Ross, JamesABH3Mar 5, 1983 – Aug 14, 1986AIRSo far I contacted Dan Harper...great to hear back. George Allen...are you out there? Great times how about Vince Nuccio?
Skvarla, DonaldSN/PN3Apr 8, 1983 – May 16, 1986Deck // AdminVancouver was my first duty station in the Navy and I am now retired. Any old shipmates out there give me a shout.
Gilbride, TimLTJun 1, 1983 – Dec 31, 1986B and MMy first command was USS Van Can Do! Capt Pellerin was the CO. Followed by CAPT Penny and then CAPT Allen (CAG Allen). Loved the Wardroom: Bosn' , Fuzz, Chester, Leo, and too many to remember. I served 30 years total.
Boedeker, Joe/boeIC 3Sep 1983 – Jul 1986EHope some of my shipmates are still alive.
Spoon, DanielHT3Sep 7, 1983 – Sep 11, 1987repairit is good to see so many guys on here, I still carry my Shellback card in my wallet from the 86 westpack.
Keen, GregBM3Oct 3, 1983 – Jul 16, 19861st Division
Rohman, BillET21984 – 1987OEWhat a broke ship she was. Broke down in Hawaii in 84, and Kleenex in 86. I would love to hear from any ship mates.
Smith, Roger/smittyGMG-21984 – 1989DeckHey gang, A few names I remember. Hello Edward Snow, remember me? I have been trying to reach you for years. How's Carol? I recall a FC3 Powell here, should I mention Tijuana, lol. SN Nagy, I know you!, Sam Tacay there?
Martin, BobAMS31984 – 1984HC-3 AIR WINGHey good to hear from old friends
Hackney, TomBMSMFeb 1984 – Feb 1986FirstRemember the good times we had. Hilo, Seattle sea fair, Eureka,CA. broke down in Hawaii was the best. Miss my Boyz. Marcus Morgan, Troy Collins, Kevin Sick. Estrella. Dinkins. Bond. Oh boy the Darkroom partying hard.
Richardson, NealCWO3Feb 6, 1984 – Jul 15, 1987OE EMO
Wolford, LloydABHC AW/SW/AC/MTS RETFeb 24, 1984 – Aug 1987Best time of my life. Great ship. crew, and department. Ret and living in the Northeastern part of PA, North of Williamsport. Email is
Hessdoerfer, RonCDRMar 15, 1984 – Aug 31, 1986XOSecond Tour on VAN-CAN-DO and lucky enough to come back as XO. Remember the "No Blue jeans on liberty rule?" I tried to change it. Made all commitments and had fun doing it due to a great crew. Retired 1993 and now at USNORTHCOM.
Spikes, HerbertEW1Apr 20, 1984 – May 19, 1986OIRetired in '98, living in Pensacola, FL. Drop me a line anytime at
Chester, MarkLTMay 1984 – May 1986Ship's BOSNGreat to hear from old shipmates! I am still on active duty at USNORTHCOM in the command center. I stay in touch with CAPT Fuzz Harrison, CDR Leo Gil and CAPT Lou Wright. Look me up if you are in Colorado Springs.
Garrett, ChrisPNSN-PN3May 1, 1984 – Jun 1, 1985XThat 84 West Pac was a bust! But I made a lot of good friends the short time I was there. All my buddies in x-div and Slater ya slacker (SMSN). As great of times we had (the darkroom) it was kids play to the 4 years of shore duty in PI!!!
Loera, FabianBT2May 14, 1984 – Apr 4, 1989MP02A great career and experience would do it again, it is great to see the names of old shipmates again and the memories we share.
Greer, OscarOS2/ RETIRED OSC (SW/AW)Jun 15, 1984 – Jul 20, 1988OIMan, what a bunch of great memories. SN Tindall PC3 Johnson I remember you guys. Tis was my first ship and my first visit to the the "P.I. Cuz". It brought back a lot of smiles to see these names. Anyone remember Omar Thigpen?
Floyd, AlanMM2(SW)Sep 1984 – Dec 1988EM02Anyone that was on the truncated 84 WestPac, the 1-1/2 months in Hawaii was great. Would to love to hear from anyone that served during this time.
Thompson, GregoryE-4/PCNov 1984 – Mar 1988Personnel
Price, RogerBM3/BMC(SW) RETIREDNov 1984 – Jun 19891stHello eveybody it's good to see that so many are still around. I'm retired and now pastoring in california. Here are some names I remember;Thompson, Rosa, Poindexter, Greer, Robinson, Wilson, Hurd, Williams, Tindall, Thigpen, Mase, Green
Snow, EdSM3Nov 7, 1984 – Apr 22, 1988OSHi to everone who was on board from 1984-88. Westpac 86 was alot of fun and so was the very extended yard period in San Fran.Anybody remember being towed all the way to the yards? It's sad to see the old girl in mothballs.
Green, KennethBM3Nov 24, 1984 – Jul 24, 1988Deck, 2ndWhat's up...What's up...WestPac "86" we did it big on the other side of the globe. Lost my photo album, but the memories are forever. Holla!!
Nagy, MikeSEAMANDec 6, 1984 – Feb 5, 1987DECKwould like for mike lacy&mike ford to call me 937-629-0379still live at springfield, ohio!
Wohlrab, Mikebmsn/bm3Dec 6, 1984 – May 15, 19891st DIVTo all my Deck Dept shipmates 85-88 have great memories of you all, westpac "86" rocked contact me to share pics and stories RIP EVAN HALE "86"
Johnson, PeteOS3Dec 22, 1984 – May 2, 1988OPS/OIIt's good to see some fimilar names on here. Whats up Oscar or should I call you lifer (lol).

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