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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
Ciaburri, EdABH-11971 – 1975Air
Rogers, HomerABH31971 – 1974Air
Rorbach, RichardPN31971 – May 1972XGreat experience. Picking up survivor from Chinese freighter-3 turn-arounds to nam. HongKong -Taiwain-Subic-Hawaii-Singapore. Becoming a Shellback - Great crew officers and enlisted alike..
Mohler, Kent MoE3 ABFMar 1971 – 1973AIR
Biggins, RonnieE-3 ABFMay 1, 1971 – Jan 15, 1974AviationI served aboard the USS Denver. I had some great times and good memories.
Seimears, StevenABFMay 16, 1971 – Dec 5, 1974Air
Ruiz, OscarE-3 GMGJul 1, 1971 – Jul 1, 1974gunnerI was olny puerto rican. on lpd 9. ihave 2 best friends. RONNIE BIGGINS, and J.T COBBS. am on FB.
Pence, BillDC3Oct 1971 – Aug 1972Beachmaster Unit 1Best Ship I was on.
Pollari, GordyFNOct 1971 – Apr 1973AHAD LOTS OF FUN ON THE DENVER, GOT IN WAY TOO MUCH TROUBLE, LOTS OF GOOD MEMORIES, FORGOT A LOT TOO. JUST RETIRED AND MOVED TO FLA.
Mitchell, WilliamCW03Oct 1, 1971 – Aug 18, 1972DeckWorked as Beachmaster.
Hill, HerschelE3Oct 8, 1971 – Jul 15, 1972OpsHated the ship ,got sea sick a lot ,but the experience was remarkable ,got me from Indiana to California
Coleman, ColemanE-3 SeamanNov 15, 1971 – Jul 15, 1974Supply Division/ShipservicemanGunner's Mate Second Class Harrison And SH3 Charles Doucette And BM/Laemmle.
Ludlum, MikeEN 3/CDec 1971 – Aug 1972EI had a great time on that old rust bucket. We used to "drop the load" once a month. I was in after-steering on the 4A-8A watch when we lost all power. We were the lead ship in formation and the ships behind us had to veer to avoid hitting us.
Plant, JohnPN2Dec 1971 – May 1975X
Goldsberry, RichardETR-31972 – Jul 1976OEHad some problems, enjoyed much of my experiences and crewmates.
Cox, Williamcssn1972 – 1973stores
Whitney, BoydEN 3Jan 4, 1972 – Jun 1, 1976A DivisionWould like to hear from shipmates
Gamel, TomEM3/EM2Apr 1972 – Oct 1974engineering/e divgood tour learned alot. guys i remember-- krid llavud, tra llah, sallad prah, bob oog, mad dog moreno, em1- strebel, capt bojangles- i never promised you a rose garden. keelung, hong kong-o my! hazegrey&underway
Bird, Robertos3Apr 18, 1972 – May 15, 1975OIJim Stawniak, Richardson's "barfometer" Mr. Park's bad breath.
Bird, BobOS3Apr 20, 1972 – May 15, 1975OIIs anyone going to the decommissioning in Pearl Harbor this fall? I would like to meet up with old shipmates and remember old times. Contact me if interested in going to the decommissioning.
Witcher, WilliamRM1May 2, 1972 – Dec 22, 1975crlooking for the name of the xo 1972-1975 looking forb Rm2 BillySmith
Stark-durika, JamesE3-4May 24, 1972 – Nov 22, 1972HMA 369We made MArine Corp History on this ship by flying the first Marine AH-J helicopters in Operation Marhuk int Vietnam in the Gulf of Tonkon
Sigmund, PaulJun 1972 – Apr 1974M2 Westpacs at a young age (18) during Vietnam, truly opened my eyes...but the crew we had back then, was a great bunch of guys. I'll never forget the experience We even had a rock band: INTROSPECT, and I played the organ and sang. MEMORIES!
Olson, Duane / OleEM-3Jun 1972 – Jun 1974E DivisionMe morable times aboard Denver. Remember watching Cobras on flightdeck after watch in engine rm. Chief Morris and EM-1 Strebel helped me transition to the ship. I remember EM-3 Goo and IC-2 Sapp.
Fockler, Rick / FoxSK3Jun 1972 – May 30, 1975Supply - StorekeeperWhen first boarded; do remember Pierce, Wortham, Halstead & Sisler. Went to Supply and worked with: Beaver, Chingman, Latham, Amos, Norgaard, Day, Kornhurst, Coleman, and Chick Hirschvogel. Some great times with the bad.
Shann, RobertCS3Jun 15, 1972 – Jul 26, 1974S-2Hated that ship. Our Chief was a sorry SOB. But I still have my Ship's cap that I had custom made in Okinawa. It says, "USS Dildo", on the back, "A Mile Behind, a Mile Off Course". I truly love that hat. PS: I pissed on the ship t
Sisler, PatrickBM3Jun 16, 1972 – Apr 15, 1975DeckRemember all the good times. GMG3 Halstead, Frenchie, damn too many to post here
Sisler, PatrickBM3Jun 22, 1972 – Apr 13, 1975Deck 2ndGreat Ship. Miss all the OPs and Friends
Bierman, John Detroit Or GooseSeaman E3Jun 30, 1972 – Mar 30, 19752 Division
Smith, WilliamEN2Jul 13, 1972 – May 9, 1974Boat shopSoom good memories.My son was born while on west pack.
Wortham, HowardBM2 to BM1, Retired LCDR.Jul 17, 1972 – Jul 25, 1975First and Second divisionEnjoyed my tour on the Denver, Some old shipmates - Pierce, Miller, Londot, Harvey, Kitchen, just to name a few.
De Sota, Michael. (Ford)RM3Jul 28, 1972 – Jun 15, 1974CRI think of some of guys I served with once in awhile, and always wonder how they are doing and what they are doing with themselves now. It would be neat if I see some names I remember.
Goo, RobertELECTRICIANS MATE 3RD CLASSSep 1972 – Sep 1975I'm glad I found this. Nice seeing some old names from my Navy days. Hope everyone is doing well? Time is quickly passing by.
Steinberger, JosephMM3Sep 10, 1972 – Aug 21, 1975A- forward Engine Room/ main controlTime has flown but still remember many of the names, George, Cal the Pal Calgesi, David Guthrie, Smitty, Tex,Walker,etc. she is scheduled to be decomissioned. Anyone know details? George... JJ..check your messages
Santangelo, VincentE-3Sep 15, 1972 – Mar 15, 1975BTI had the best experience in my life, I saw the world, met great friends and had a girl in every port! I will never forget what we were fighting for and for the teamwork we all shared together.
Walters, Doug (Walt)BT2Sep 24, 1972 – Feb 28, 1976OIL KING TOP WATCHWHAT A GREAT TIME,VIET NAM EVAC.FIRE IN in # 2 ENGINE ROOM.GREAT FRIENDS RICH BAILEY. AND OTHERS.SERVED WITH CAPT'S. JENKINS , JONES.WOULD NOT TRADE MY TIME ON THE DENVER FOR ANYTHING.HOW ABOUT THE TIME WE TOWED THE USS.MOBILE ?
Brauner, EdE3Nov 29, 1972 – May 30, 1975 deck 3 made alot of good friends subic bay was the best
Brauner, EdGUNNERS MATE E3Nov 30, 1972 – May 15, 1975made alot of good friends Subic bay the good times
Jones, James/jjMM 31973 – 1975Main ControlAnybody out there that worked main control. I made 2 westpacks with George Walker/Wes, Chief Clydesdale, Chief Linstrom, Stebbins MM1
Stevenson, George/peeweeMM31973 – 1975A Division
Cashin, PatrickEN31973 – 1975AOperation Frequent Wind was the big event the got me started in photography. Changed my life.
Simmons, WillieE-3Jan 12, 1973 – Apr 19731st marine divisionI enjoye the times i was aborad.but i would like to find my friend Thomas garcia
Stawniak, JimOS3Feb 1973 – Dec 1975Best memories--Richardson's barfometer, Dwight, Frank, Sweeny, Bird, Mr. Parks, Mr. Woo; my 1st camera from Hong Kong. Worst--port/starboard, marines everywhere like ants. We were so low tech. Would love to see a CIC now.
Hendryx, Paul (Tex)BM-3Feb 1, 1973 – Aug 20, 19751st DivisionWhat a ride the USS Denver was!! Made some great friends, that I would love to reconnect with! Link, Frenchy, Malloy, Bennett and really too many to mention.
Kiger, GarrySNFeb 15, 1973 – Jul 15, 19742nd DivisionI left the Denver to go to Midway with Darrel Hill and Danny Parsons. I owe alot to the Denver as it hauled me half way around the world and back safely. Would love to hear from my ole shipmates.
Armstrong, James H. "Army" profile iconEN3Mar 1973 – Feb 20, 1975A GangArrived in Long Beach where she was in dry dock. Made one WESPAC '73-'74. Met my best friend. David Warner. Fond memories of the ship and my buddies. She was referred to as the "Dildo" in those days.
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Arnett, William "Tex"MM3Mar 1973 – Sep 1975M/P2Made two West Pacs, I remember hitting the pier at White Beach and having our compartment open to the elements. The fire in aft engine room and Mumbo Jumbo land.
Womack, TerryE-3Mar 1, 1973 – Oct 1, 1974aviation boatswainsLots of old memorys,dry dock in long beach,okinawa,subic bay taipaie korea...chip paint and paint.
Kamberger, Joseph (Berger)BT3Apr 1973 – Aug 1973BA short timer, I was only on her for 4 months.
Arnett, TexMM3Apr 1973 – Sep 1975P2
Ryan, Richard profile iconE3Apr 17, 1973 – Oct 15, 1976Special ServicesLoved the ship, I was just a kid, they spoiled me. As a boxer for the 7th fleet, I could not have had it better
Sapp, George (Dale)IC2May 1973 – Oct 1974Engineering
Forestieri, Tom CPN2May 3, 1973 – Sep 9, 1976XApril 1975 Fall of Vietnam...DENVER is flag ship for operation...super humid and hot days, hot bunking and long, long, mess lines. Wouldn't trade a day of it.
Gebbeken, BruceEM3Jun 1, 1973 – Sep 29, 1975EThough, during this time, I had the hardest time of my life on this ship, I still have some good memories. I served under Capt Jenkins as was on her in Vietnam during the evacuation. My division officer was CWO2 Ingram, a demon of a man!
King, JerryOS2Jul 1973 – Jun 1975OPPS/OI LOOKS LIKE THE OLD DENVER TOOK A FEW LICKS SINCE I LEFT HER , I REMEMBER MESS COOKING----OS3 TO OS2 TOLD MYSELF ID NEVER SHINE MY SHOES AGAIN ,THE EVACUATION IN VIETNAM , EATING A WHITEBEACH SPECIAL IN OKINAWA, WE HIT THAT PIER AND CUT A 27 FT TEAR
Miller, RonBMCSAug 1973 – May 1976Deck DEPTGREAT SHIP,MANY GOOD TIMES . BMC BMCS ENS. RETIRED 1980 AS A LT.
Smith, William "smitty"RM2Aug 18, 1973 – Aug 7, 1977CommHated when I was there, but wouldn't give up the memories and great people I met for the world. Yancy, Hawkins, Doucet, DT2 Brousard, Ronny White, Sullivan, Vernon Edwards, Witcher, Chief Jones, Lt W. L. Williams, God Bless you all.
Rose, Dan (Rosebud)MM3Sep 1973 – Dec 1974#1 Engine RoomThe Air Conditioning in #1 hole left a little to be desired. I painted the condenser on the #1 Evaporator to resemble a Coors can. Guthrie and I had to sneak it past Chief Linstrom until the Chief Engineer could approve
Bennett, BobE-4Dec 5, 1973 – Nov 15, 19752nd divisionSuch great memories and friends I would love to reconnect with. Tex... Danny....Frenchy..... and numerous others. Such a great ride. The Evacuation was amazing and we were all so young.

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