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USS Ponce (LPD 15) Crew List

The table below contains the names of sailors who served aboard the USS Ponce (LPD 15). 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 570 crew members registered for the USS Ponce (LPD 15).

Select the period (starting by the reporting year): precomm – 1971 | 1972 – 1974 | 1975 – 1976 | 1977 – 1979 | 1980 – 1982 | 1983 – 1985 | 1986 – 1988 | 1989 – 1991 | 1992 – 1994 | 1995 – 1998 | 1999 – 2002 | 2003 – now

NameRank/RatePeriodDivisionRemarks/Photo
Kinney, DaveMR-31972 – 1974Engineering
Alford, RayE -31972 – 1974B/THey man, w up. God bless you all get back with a few words. ASAP,
Smith Jr, DonaldABF31972 – 1975Air Dept V DivMany good friends and memorys.
Bartolo, Alex (Bart)ANApr 1, 1972 – Nov 1, 1975Would like to hear from some of the guys that served with me.
Woodby, AnthonyCS-3May 1972 – Jan 13, 1975comasarymanStill looking good. My hat is a little old now,i had a good time on bord and made a lot of frends and all of you will too. My hat is off to all that are there now.
Ford, Michael (Mike)ET-5Jun 1972 – Sep 1976OperationsSpent many good years working on the Ponce. Loved the people I worked with and the many ports of call. Paul, thanks for the training on the air nav. before you left! I would love to hear from those I worked with for those years.
Davis, WillieETR3Jun 1, 1972 – Sep 24, 1974Electronics (Radar)
Guinan, Gary ScottSAJun 27, 1972 – Feb 20, 1974
Volker, ArlinMM3Jul 20, 1972 – Apr 19, 1974MGreat duty on during trying times.
Gary, GuinanSAJul 20, 1972 – Feb 20, 1974DECKHANDHAD FUN GOING TO OTHER PORTS
Spurgeon, JohnBT3Jul 26, 1972 – Jul 27, 1976Engineering BHi to Mr. Wells
Perreault, DarrenFNAug 1, 1972 –BWas a good ship,good group of men. Was a youngster back then and made a few mistakes..
Heller, KennethEMFNAug 12, 1972 – Dec 15, 1975E-DivisionHad fun antagonizing my shipmate and more fun on Med Cruises 73 and 74
Estrem, BillMM3Aug 14, 1972 – Mar 1973Engine room
Uhl, GlennBT 3Sep 1972 – Aug 1, 1975BOil King Inport top watch
Ryner, RichardHT-2Nov 28, 1972 – Feb 25, 1976R DivisionRichard A Ryner
Roskowski, John (Ski)EN3Dec 7, 1972 – Jun 4, 1976A-GANGgreat times, great friends. i still today tell people stories of my time onboard, they laugh at some of the outlandish stories and are amazed of all the places i have been too. i wouldn't trade those years for anything
Friedewald, EdDec 8, 1972 – Aug 13, 19751stGreat times onboard Ponce/ favorite characters- Frank Halaparda, Jim Donnelly, Dave Dillion, among others. Fav Officers-Danforth, Thaxter, & Capt. Farris I was sea and anchor detail helmsman and first swimmer on man overboard.Wild ride!
Hicks, RonnieE21973 – 1974Aviation
Hedley, PhillipE-4 Engineman1973 – 1974A GangIt was strange to me to be on board for such a short time. My first duty station was in Washington DC. The time spent on the ship was an experience that I will never forget. For my buddies, do you remember the lobster feast we had?
Randall, DavidEM11973 – 1974EThe Ponce was the first of five ships I served on. Went there right after boot camp, waiting to go to "A" school. I remember the very first switchboard watch I ever stood, we hit an oiler. Went on a Midshipman cruise.
Snyder, KennethQM3Jan 10, 1973 – Sep 27, 1975Navigation
Hammond, BobbySNFeb 1973 – 1975DeckHey guys...really had good times aboard and on liberty. ..loved the med cruise and the Caribbean cruise. .
Haville, RichardHT2/CW04May 1973 – Jun 1976Hull RepairJoined the Navy to see the world and I did. Left active duty and went into the reserves. Retired after 30 years as a repair officer. Have lots of great memories from the Ponce. Love to hear from you.
Thompson, TomHM2May 1973 – Jun 1974Medical
Bussard, JesseMM 3May 15, 1973 – May 15, 1976M
Gleaton, Mikee--3Jun 16, 1973 – Dec 9, 1975cookI WOULD LIKE TO SAY HI TO MY SHIPMATES.ITS BEEN A FAST 35 YEARS HOW THE HELL ARE YOU.
Coley, DavidNC1Jul 1973 – 1975X
Hipes, RickHT 2Sep 1973 – Oct 1976Repair2 6mon. Meds, @ 4 mon. North Atlantics, @ 6 week Carribeans, and alot of training. Best Freinds I ever had. Good Luck MATES!!
Huinker, David profile iconEW2/EW1 (retired EWCS (SW) in 1988)Oct 1973 – Sep 1975OIHello shipmates. I'm amazed she's still active!! (my fourth ship)
Read, DonANDec 1973 – Aug 9, 1975V DivisionThe best ship in the fleet and the best mentors anyone could have back then 73-75. Took care of us for sure.
Six, Larry (Sixpack)BT31974 – 1977BWhat a piece of crap. I put more band-aids to hold that ship together than Johnson & Johnson has for 3 hard years! I miss the guys though, what a bunch of great guys, (well, most of them, anyway).
Metzner, Guy "rookie"MS31974 – 1977SUPPLY2 MEDS NORTH ALANTIC CARIBBEAN YARDS
Kester, LeeMM31974 – 1978MHey Dave Pizana what's up? Long time no see. I still have pictures of you down in the hole. Hope to hear back from you.
Taylor, JohnMSSA1974 – 1976Supply1 Med and 1 North Atlantic
Samarrai, CharlieRM31974 – 1975RadioRev. Moe Carson helped me find my sealegs...thanks, man! Ponce was a great ship! Sailed to so many great ports for liberty in 1975. Great shipmates. Capt. Mulloy was the best captain a sailor could hope for! Thanks.
Saucier, DonaldGMG31974 – 1976DECK
Franklin, PrestonANJan 1974 – Sep 1975V DivisionI would like to hear from anyone who served in the Air Department / V Division during 1974 to 1975.
Seibert, MarkMR2Jan 10, 1974 – May 14, 1978A
Gross, MattOS3Apr 1974 – Sep 1977OIBeen a long time, but, I'm glad I joined. I contacted someone from the ship who I haven't seen since '76 and we're getting together next week for a reunion. Does anyone know Mike Stanley? If so, let me know. He was an OS3.
Atchinson, GaryMM2Apr 1, 1974 – Jan 1, 1978MMThe good old day!! Wheres all my buddy;s Frank Hill Mann? I had good time ,at times was work!. How about BT Gilman? where u at??
Elias, Stephen R profile iconOS2 / OS1Apr 7, 1974 – Sep 17, 1977OI DIVISIONBest memories. I remember everyone that I served with, especially OSC Donald B. Stewart, what a great person. Remember once when we collided with the USS Mississinewa (AO-144) took out part of the starboard catwalk 4/74.
Hill, FrankMMMay 1974 –EngineeringI grew up in the Navy
Bingham, DonnelE-4Jun 1974 – May 1976AdminPOSTAL CLERK
Capps, BruceBM3Aug 1974 – Feb 19752nd
Wepplo, JohnLT(JG)Aug 1, 1974 – Jul 30, 19771st (1974); OC (1975-1977)
Pizana, Dave(mean Mex)MM2Nov 18, 1974 – Nov 18, 1978MHope to hear from old shipmates.From M and B divisions.Hope to hear soon
Smith, Bruceic2Dec 1974 – May 1978E

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