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USS Denver (LPD 9) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Denver (LPD 9). 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 521 crew members registered for the USS Denver (LPD 9).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1968 | 1969 – 1970 | 1971 – 1973 | 1974 – 1976 | 1977 – 1981 | 1982 – 1985 | 1986 – 1989 | 1990 – 1992 | 1993 – 1995 | 1996 – 2000 | 2001 – 2004 | 2005 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kavanaugh, TomMR31969 – Jan 1971Names from the past. Does anybody remember them? Does anyone know where they are now? Tom Kearns Rich Kearns Mack Thompson Shroeder Foster Valrey Angel Torres Rodney O'Niel I still have my old cruise book from that first WestPac.
Allen, JamesRM21969 – 1971COMMKnown as Uncle Al. Would like to hear from Darrell (charlie) Brown.
Flaherty, DanMR21969 – 1970Engineeringam a plank owner, ran the machine shop when 1st class got busted up. Never really got anywhere on her. Findly Demoss, if you are still alive I've never forgotten you. Sir. Arthur Harold, hope you see this some day .
Parks, Cleveland profile iconS/A1969 – 1970Deck 2ndI had some great times on board,well remember the Columbia Eagle incident.I left the ship in Da Nang for shore duty with !st Marine Division attached to Freedom Hill MP's.I lost all pic's in a fire.Am looking for one.
Rooks, KenE-41969 – 1970A DIVFound this site...and I did the first westpac cruise.
Oneal, Rodneymr2Jan 1969 – Sep 1972aI have visited with mike polio and bill pence last year and would like to hear from more of you.I still miss Po city
Woodruff, BobE2/E3 some timesFeb 9, 1969 – Nov 12, 1972RHad a great time .But would do things better
Kaufman, GarySFP-3Apr 1969 – Dec 1970RHad a great time going from Liberty Port to Liberty Port.
Grace, CraigBT 3Apr 1969 – Apr 1973B Division
Schroeder, CalMR2May 2, 1969 – Jul 28, 1971AI'm glad to see alot of the old crew is still around, M. Thompson, E. Scheytt, N. Katzner, and R. Oneal (Crazy Rodney). I was on 3 other ships after leaving the Denver. After 40 years I'm still working in machine shops.
Thomason, Clyde...reggieE-2Jul 1969 – Oct 12, 1970machinist matewouldn't trade the experience for nothing...had some good friends..Toussaint-Graham..Nate Grate
Hart, GarySNAug 8, 1969 – Feb 16, 19711st
Thompson, MacKMR3/E4Sep 1969 – Jan 1971AHello first ever USS Denver West-Pac Cruise Members!!!! Trying to get in contact with Carol Alford. Has anyone heard from him?
Reiner, Roger profile iconSNSep 4, 1969 – Jul 12, 1972DeckMostly great experience - Remember 2 section Port & Starboard duty, lots hard work, great liberty. S&R, Danang, Wing Hing, Columbia Eagle, Equator, Quang Tri, glass calm seas/typhoons to boot. Glad to hear from anyone!
Holcomb, Jeffrey (Hoke)SNOct 1969 – Feb 1970GunneryI remember the SS Columbia Eagle incident and the hot, long time we were anchored off the coast of Cambodia. Where are GMG3 Hickman, GMG3 Jon Unger, GMG3 "Jeff" Jeffries, GMG3 Carl Alber and GMG3 Carson Beach?
Cisco, James Jim Cisco KidSK3Oct 1969 – Dec 8, 1972S-1Would'nt go back and do it again, but wouldn't trade the experience and memories for anything!
Draper, DickE1Oct 1969 – 1971S2 Was not a good sailor but had a few good friends and some worthwhile memories. Thinking of Reggie Thomason, Noland Woodring, SKC Williams. Was court-martialed aboard Denver, discharged early. Westpac 1970.
Martin, RayBT3Oct 1969 – Feb 1971B
Hickman, DennisYN3Oct 1, 1969 – Feb 28, 1970FlagBest ship served on
Shea, KenE31970 – 1972DECKREMEMBER A GREAT CREW UNDER HARD TIMES. CAPT. BODERMER TOOK CARE OF US DURING LONG DEPLOYMENTS IN VIET NAM. WE RECIEVED COMBAT ACTION RIBBON.
Knill, TomE31970 – 1971M
Jorgenson, GaryABH31970 – 1973Air
Hopkins, PaulQMSN1970 – 1971COMPHIBRON 7i cant remember all the faces and names, I'm sure there are a few that i can. i do remember the columbian eagle incident
Robinson Jr, James (Buzz)E21970 – 1971Boatsman
Saulls, KenHT-3Jan 10, 1970 – Jun 15, 1971RepairHad a ball on this ship. Took her on her maiden voyage on West-Pac in 1970 for 9 months and two turn around cruises of about 3 months each. Had a lot of great experiences while onboard. Able to attend 1 reunion 2002.
Holt, LeeO-3Jan 10, 1970 – Feb 8, 1971admin
Polio, MikeDC 2Feb 1970 – May 1972r Some of the greatest adventures of my life which I will never forget.
Scheytt, EdMR2Mar 1, 1970 – May 15, 1971A
Miller, Ralph J.RMSNMar 27, 1970 –Radio ShackI had 3 or 4 Captain's Masts, but other than that, the food was pretty good...one fellow sailor had the nick-name of "Moondog." I was a radioman but didn't really want to be. We rescued a Chinese man on life raft, once.
Reck, BillyBTApr 1970 – Jan 1, 1972B division
Deweese, DouglasFTG-2 GunsApr 9, 1970 – May 5, 1970FOX Div.I reported aboard after spending two weeks in Danang transit but duty aboard was short lived.Before we could pull out I received a Red Cross request to come home, I had a sick son with intestinal cancer.He died ASAP.
Angell, Alansa/e2May 21, 1970 – Feb 9, 1972Assult craft Unit Onejust hoping to find any mates that remember me. Alan b. Angell on the USS Denver 1970-1972
Karasch, JameslisnSep 1970 – Oct 1972xIn these days of world crisis I am drawn to the years I spent on board Denver in her Glory years. To my former family of shipmates and proud commrads in arms we served with pride and honor and I salute you all.
Fowler, DavidSM3Sep 5, 1970 – Dec 17, 1973NavigationSpent all four years on the Denver. Always in trouble.Capt. Bodamer said he'd make a man out of me and he was right. Remember going from polywog to shellback. What great times. God Bless our sailors on her now. If anybody remembers me, send a emai
Woodring, NolandYN2Sep 7, 1970 – Sep 15, 1972DECK DEPTWorked for Engineering Officer (Groves) & 1 St Lt (Londot). Distinctly remember nights in Subic Bay. Participated in MARHUCK Operations in Quangtri Provience, earning Combat Action Ribbon. Served with very good men.
Weerts, JamesRD2 / OS2Sep 20, 1970 – May 28, 1973OITwo "turn-arounds" to Danang in 1971 to withdraw Marines, and a 10-month WestPac from October 1971 to August 1972. Remember the Wing Hing search and rescue?
Woodring, Noland2ND CLASS YEOMANSep 25, 1970 – Oct 15, 1972S2 - X - 2ND - M - 1ST WORKED AS YEOMAN FOR THE ENGINEERING OFFICER ( LT GROVES ) AND ALSO AS YEOMAN FOR DECK DEPT ( 1ST LT. J. LONDOT ) PARTICIPATED IN MARHUK OPERATIONS DURING 1972 OFFENSES AT QUANG TRI. VISITED SUBIC BAY, HONG KONG, SASEBO, SINGAPORE AND VIETMAN ETC
Vanzalen, Larry (Van)FNOct 1970 – Jul 1972Engineering MateSome of the best times of my life! Cruising off the coast of Nam, S&R of downed pilots, Hong Kong, Taipei, Singapor, Japan, Subic Bay, and more. My watch was Main Control throttleman.
Ellis, HaroldMR3Oct 1970 – Jul 1972AHad some good and bad times but alot of fun especialy with Rod Oneal and Norm Katzner
Sieler, LARRY / LITTLE JJYN3Oct 5, 1970 – Feb 9, 1973XLOOKING FOR WESTPAC CRUISE BOOK 1971-1972
Cochran, SamuelCYN3Dec 1970 – Feb 1972CommunicationsI really enjoyed my time on the Denver as a yeoman for the communications department. The department had a great bunch of guys to work with.

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